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Bed bug K9s could be key to ending pandemic

August 13, 2020 By
The owners of Paradise Dog Training in Fenton, Mich., have trained two of their bed bug detection dogs to detect coronavirus traces in human saliva. Read more»
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Teaching working K9s a new trick

June 27, 2020 By
The British government provided funding to research working to determine whether dogs could be trained to sniff out coronavirus on humans. Read more»
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5 questions with Sandy Honess

December 16, 2019 By
We catch up with Sandy Honess, who co-owns Ladybug Pest Management with her husband, Frank. In the past 10 years, the Delmar, Del.-based company’s bed bug services have increased to 70 percent of its yearly receivables, and its Canine Scent... Read more»
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How to evaluate a detector dog for food drive

April 26, 2019 By
This segment continues the process of evaluating detector dogs. This time we’ll focus on food-rewarded dogs. (Editor’s note: Read Part 1 – How to choose a dog for scent detection, Part 2 – Tips to evaluate a dog for scent detection and... Read more»
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Bed bugs in Apple store illustrate why communication is key

April 18, 2019 By
The temporary Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York City has been battling bed bugs for over a month without communication to employees or shoppers. Read more»
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Bed bugs in books

April 1, 2019 By
Do you offer bed bug treatments for libraries? It might be worth considering. A library system in Lincoln, Nebraska inspects every book or item returned to all eight branches. The system found bed bugs in 2014 and a committee of... Read more»
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How to evaluate a detector dog for toy drive

March 1, 2019 By
Latimer shares how to test a potential detector dog for toy drive in a few simple steps. Read more»
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Tips to evaluate a dog for scent detection

February 22, 2019 By
Here's how to evaluate potential detector dog candidates. Read more»
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How to choose a dog for scent detection

January 23, 2019 By
I’m frequently asked if I prefer a certain breed of dog for scent detection. My answer is always the same — no, not really. Breed choices are mostly arbitrary in my opinion and are usually based on the person’s pre-conceived... Read more»
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Research shows dogs can smell malaria parasites

November 2, 2018 By
Detector dogs to the rescue again! If you’ve read David Latimer‘s recent installment on detector dogs and their capabilities at being a good team members for pest management professionals (PMPs), then you might find this recent news interesting. According to... Read more»
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