I was recently taken to task when I said in a Facebook post that I didn’t see any real value in Bed Bug Dogs. After all, they are expensive and sometimes tough to find and schedule.
But after thinking about it I want to change my opinion. I can see how handy a dog would be if you are buying a new home or condo. You could have one come in to sniff out the bugs hidden in the carpets and crevices.
My reader also pointed out that the dogs can also be helpful in narrowing down where the bugs are in apartments or larger areas so you know where to treat. Also businesses could find them handy. If you were running a hotel and had a bed bug report you would probably want to know if there were any other rooms that were infested.
The dogs can also reportedly detect a much smaller infestation than you could by visual inspections.
So – my bad. I take back my previous post and must agree that there are many situations where a bed bug dog would be handy. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks!