Ekko is the name of a Parson Russell terrier that has been trained to find odious bed bugs. His owner/trainer keeps bed bugs in small vials in his house so Ekko can practice finding hidden bed bugs. His owner, Andrew Farago stated that “Ekko smells bedbugs. Everything has an odor and if it has an odor you can teach the dog to find it.”
Farago stated he allows the training bed bugs to suck blood out of his arm every couple of weeks to keep them alive. The world is full of high technology but it only takes seconds for the bed bug detection dog, Ekko to find bedbugs.
Most residents of New York City realize it’s very difficult to find bed bugs. New York City bed bugs can hide almost anywhere. Properly trained New Jersey and New York City bed bug detection dogs are in high demand from homeowners and hotel owners. Finding all the bed bug hiding locations is very important before using a bed bug exterminating procedure.