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Tag: dog

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What PMPs should know about companion animals and COVID-19

May 15, 2020 By
Within the United States, there is no evidence to suggest that companion animals can serve as a source for human COVID-19 infection. Read more»
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Flea Flicker Pest Control’s bed bug K9, Luke. PHOTO: RYAN LEES

K9 Luke joins Flea Flicker Pest Control

April 17, 2020 By
Luke is a mixed breed of blue heeler (Australian cattle dog) and rat terrier. He is the first bed bug K9 for Flea Flicker Pest Control, Mount Holly, N.J. Read more»
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Lindsay Allard of Wil-Kil Pest Control, handler of Jack, the canine pictured. PHOTO: WIL-KIL PEST CONTROL

Wil-Kil shares benefits of bed bug detection dogs

May 8, 2019 By
Wil-Kil Pest Control experts have been partnering with certified scent detection canines for over 10 years to detect countless bed bug infestations. Read more»
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Latimer dogs, PHOTO: David Latimer

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»
PHOTO: David Latimer

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»
PHOTO: DAVID LATIMER

Tips to evaluate a dog for scent detection

February 22, 2019 By
Here's how to evaluate potential detector dog candidates. Read more»
PHOTO: DAVID LATIMER

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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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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ILLUSTRATION: LEO MICHAEL

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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PHOTO: DAVID LATIMER

How to get your detector dog to ignore distractions

December 7, 2018 By
Do you know what’s important to your dog? Read more»
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