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Dog detection and bat bugs

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  1. Flybee

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Sun Jan 27 2019 12:45:56

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    I have a question and I don 't find the answer : can dogs trained for bed bug detection make the difference with bat bugs ? Or will they mark for bed bugs and bat bugs ?

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Sun Jan 27 2019 13:09:32

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    I am not aware that anyone has tested in the field with selected hides or through the lab by looking at gas composition but given that you would not expect bat bugs to be present in the same locations as bed bugs the detected scent cones would not be present.

    Even if the scent was close the location of the Bat Bugs would make the scent undetectable in the normal search pattern for bedbugs.

    Hope that makes sense.

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  3. loubugs

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    Posted 9 months ago
    Sun Jan 27 2019 16:34:38

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    Dogs trained for bed bugs will hit on bat bugs. I've seen it happen. The odor between the 2 is too close for a dog trained on the odor to differentiate because it hasn't been taught the difference to start with.

    Professional entomologist/arachnologist. I consult on all matters dealing with insects and arachnids, including those of natural history and biology to pest management and forensic entomology investigations.

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