Where Do Bed Bug Dogs Work? Anywhere and Everywhere. Bed bugs stay close to their preferred host - man. Where man has been, bed bugs may be in hiding, awaiting their next meal ticket and a free ride to a new home.
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A dog's sense of smell is so acute that it can locate a single bed bug with its nose! Penny has been working as a bed bug inspector since 2008. In his daily detection work, he employs the use of his canine partner, Macaroni to sniff out bed bugs. "I got Macaroni when he was about 10 months old.
Myth: Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs Always Work Companies that use bed bug sniffing dogs may charge between $500 and $1,000 for their detection service and may claim a success rate of over 90 percent. But the truth is, there hasn't been a lot of testing to see if these claims are true.
Essentially, the sniffer dog locates bed bugs by following their nose. For example, you are able to identify the fragrance of a freshly baked apple pie; while a dog is able to identify each ingredient within the pie: eggs, lard, apples, sugar, lemon, butter, flour, water and cinnamon.
Bed bugs are closely associated with people and our belongings. Although bugs can sometimes be found on cats and dogs, this situation is unusual; it is not likely that cats and dogs will introduce a bed bug infestation into a home because any bugs that crawled onto them to feed during the night generally would have gone into hiding during the day.