Do “Bed Bug Dogs” really work?

April 4, 2013 4:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Bed Bug dogs are cute and effective in many situations. However, they do have their limitations. First is the expense of training and maintaining them. These animals need daily exercise in detection, whether they have work available or not. Given the lack of constant use here in Alaska, the potential for losing their edge is strong.  False positives are also not uncommon, making dual working dogs preferable. If you do decide to hire canine detectors, be certain that a “find” is followed with a physical search by the handler to find the BB and show it to you. While Ken would love to have a couple of these dogs,  Ollie, d’Artagnan and Hobbs (his children’s dogs) would NOT be pleased!

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