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bed bug-sniffing dogs--successful?

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  1. meckman

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    Posted 12 years ago
    Fri Jun 8 2007 20:56:33
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    Hi, all,

    I'm relatively new to this bed bug experience. I've had them for about 6-8 weeks now as far as I can tell, and have had the PCO out twice (Orkin). I'm still getting occasional bites, even though I've isolated our bed and my son's bed.

    One thing I'm trying is having a bed bug-sniffing dog (from k9 in Connecticut)out on Tuesday and then haveing the exterminator out to hit any spots the dog indicates. I'm also going to have the dog sniff the countless bags of stuff (shoes, books, etc) to see which bags have bed bugs.

    Have people tried these dogs and if so, how helpful and successful were they?

    Thanks,

    meckman

  2. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 12 years ago
    Fri Jun 8 2007 21:30:13
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    to be honest, the results vary with the dog and trainer used. let us know how that goes, and maybe if anyone has used the CT firm, they can PM you.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
  3. meckman

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    Posted 12 years ago
    Fri Jun 8 2007 21:46:04
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    Thanks, nobugsonme, I'll let you know how it goes. I've read good things about this firm--and the dogs in general--but I just (like everyone here!) want to be as close as possible to 100% that I identify where all the little buggers are so I can get rid of them. I've read PCO's have about a 30% accuracy rate in detecting where bed bugs are hiding out, and that the dogs have 90% and higher accuracy. I'd like to believe that, but I'm a little skeptical.

    meckman

  4. wantmyskinback

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    Posted 12 years ago
    Fri Jun 8 2007 23:51:12
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    i've used these dogs. i wasn't sure they were accurate. she sniffed something that didn't have any signs of infestation and she barked a positive bark. but... i took the advice and removed the item. let us know how you fare.


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