Dogs are known as “man’s best friend” for many reasons. Besides providing protection and companionship, canines of all varieties have been helpful to humans in their hunt for food sources for thousands of years.
Modern day working dogs aid law enforcement as they hunt for fugitives, drugs, guns, and bombs. They have also been trained to find mold, termites, and cancer in humans. Recognizing the benefits of using a nose that is far more sensitive than a mere human nose, in recent years canines have been tasked with learning how to root out bed bugs as well. Their incredible sense of smell allows the extensively trained dog to find live or dead bed bugs and bed bug eggs in all types of environments.
A dog’s olfactory ability far exceeds that of a human. Canines have over 300,000 million scent receptors, whereas humans have approximately 5 million. Where humans smell nothing, a dogs intense sense of smell is forty times greater than a human. Depending on the breed, it is estimated that a canine can identify smells that are 1,000 to 10,000 better than humans.
Bed bug sniffing dogs have been used with success in homes, businesses, hospitals, apartments, and most recently many were used to find the massive amount of bed bugs that had infested many college dorms at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Stop by our website to learn more about our bed bug sniffing dog service as well as our other bed bug services that are available. We offer a variety of services and products to help combat your bed bug infestation quickly and accurately.