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Why are H. axyridis going to the dogs?

December 10, 2018 By
The multicolored Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis, or ALB) is an invasive pest species that has “dogged” many a pest management professional (PMP). They resemble the native ladybugs — of varying species, depending on region — that your customers might... Read more»
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Fiction: Crawley and the rats in the neighborhood

December 10, 2018 By
Publisher’s Note: This series — “The Adventures of Crawley McPherson, Bug Man” — is a work of fiction. Crawley McPherson and all other characters in this series are products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. All names, places, locations... Read more»
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How to get your detctor dog to ignore distractions

December 7, 2018 By
Do you know what’s important to your dog? Read more»
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Identifying sources of distraction for detector dogs

November 30, 2018 By
(Editor’s note: This is part three of a four-part series on detector dogs and distractions. Read part one, “What distractions mean for detector dogs” and part two, “Don’t go to extremes when helping your detector dog with distractions.“) I want... 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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Don’t go to extremes when helping your detector dog with distractions

October 19, 2018 By
(Editor’s note: This is part two of a four-part series on detector dogs and distractions. Read part one, “What distractions mean for detector dogs“) Last time we talked a lot about the dog and how they treat new things or... Read more»
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PawPail: Pet Waste Station

October 8, 2018 By
Specially designed for outdoor use, PawPail is an environmentally conscious pet waste station you can upsell to residential accounts with fly control or similar sanitation needs — or perhaps use with your K9 detection team. The container also features PawBags,... Read more»
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What distractions mean for detector dogs

September 28, 2018 By
You take your dog into a room, give the command to search and rather than immediately focusing on sniffing, the dog runs over and stares out the window or sniffs under the door, maybe barks excitedly at something and just... Read more»
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Training detector dogs to alert at odor source

August 31, 2018 By
We haven’t yet, in this series on odor movement, discussed a training exercise to help your detector dog (and you) recognize the difference between a transient odor concentration and an odor source. It’s what’s called “the point,” and is demonstrated... Read more»
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How to use detector dogs in office settings

August 24, 2018 By
Common obstructions in office settings change the way detector dogs are able to detect an odor source. Read more»
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