Tag: testing

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: ISTOCK.COM/GLOBALP

Test your rodent knowledge

February 7, 2019 By
Use these questions to see how much you really know about rodents. Questions for this rodent test were contributed by: Dr. Gary Bennett; Judy Black, BCE; Michael Broder; Doug Foster: Dr. Austin Frishman, BCE-Emeritus; Paul Hardy; Frank Meek, BCE; Dr.... Read more»
This article is tagged with , , , , , , and posted in featured, Mice, Rats, Rodents, Technical
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»
PHOTO: DAVID LATIMER

How to get your detctor dog to ignore distractions

December 7, 2018 By
Do you know what’s important to your dog? Read more»
This article is tagged with , , , , , , , , , and posted in featured, Pest Talk
PHOTO: DAVID LATIMER

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»
This article is tagged with , , , , , , , , , and posted in featured, Pest Talk
PHOTO: JEFF MCGOVERN

University testing proves efficacy of Pest Barrier’s Cimi-Shield

November 14, 2018 By
Cimi-Shield residues affect the ability of bed bugs to actively walk toward a heat stimulus after 72 hours of continuous exposure. Read more»
Latimer 411

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»
This article is tagged with , , , , , , , , , and posted in featured, Pest Talk
PHOTO: David Latimer

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»
This article is tagged with , , , , , , , , , and posted in featured, Pest Talk
PHOTO: Pete Schopen

Continuously train, and test, your technicians

September 7, 2018 By
Raise your company's level of training, education and professionalism. Read more»
This article is tagged with , , and posted in Business, featured