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Dogs Sniff Out New York Bed Bugs

Really fellow Dogsters, I cannot make this stuff up!!! Thanks to Vagabondish for this article. The noses used to sniff out anything from cocaine to...

Joy  |  Mar 12th 2008


Really fellow Dogsters, I cannot make this stuff up!!!

Thanks to Vagabondish for this article.

The noses used to sniff out anything from cocaine to bombs are now being used to sniff out another menace bed bugs. A New York company is offering the services of a pack of six dogs who can sniff out bed bugs from apartments, hotels and hospitals in New York City. The dogs are used to sniff the blood sucking bugs out of mattresses, carpets and upholstery their usual hiding places.

Bed bugs, contrary to what you may think, arent fond of dirty surroundings. They actually thrive in clean environments which is why youll often find them in hotels and hospitals. Now, apartment complexes and hotels in the city are facing crisis level bed bug infestations, which can be traced to increasing visitors from Asia and Europe, as well as the ban on DDT, which was earlier used to eliminate the pesky problem.

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