Friday, July 27, 2012

The Nose Knows (among other things) Bedbugs

A dog's nose has got to be one of the most remarkable things in nature.

I always knew they could track missing persons,
Find survivors of earthquakes and other disasters,
Find drugs at our airports and borders,
Find explosives
Predict seizures.

I have lately learned that they can detect most types of cancer by sniffing
Poop samples,
And urine samples,
 And breath samples
And moles

Today I found a San Diego company that uses them to inspect property for bedbugs.
I guess I'm behind the times. Lots of  other companies are using them, too.
The dog in the photo is a  New York puggle named Cruiser. She had done 4 home inspections on the day the New York Times carried its article about her.

I knew that bedbugs had made a huge comeback in the last few years. It's good to know that our dogs are on the job ridding us of them.