Dogs That Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite

Jill Harness

I remember that as a child I always thought the expression "don't let the bed bugs bite" sounded outdated. But in recent years, the pests have come back in plaguish numbers.

Hotels and low-rent apartments in big cities seem to have the biggest problems with the bugs, but there's a new detection method that may help "sniff" out the pests at their source: that's right, bed bug sniffing dogs may be headed to a hotel near you. The dogs can actually detect a live bed bug or an egg with a 96% accuracy. Best of all, they can inspect a whole room in a matter of minutes.

[Illustrative image courtesy of soldierant's Flickr stream.]