How to Use a Smoke Detector to Find Your Dog’s Bed Bugs
Posted On September 29, 2021
According to a recent study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, if you’re going to have a smoke detector, the best way to find them is to keep your eyes peeled for any signs of a bed bug.
A recent study in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine examined the effects of having a dog’s metal detector activated on the presence of bed bugs.
According to the study, the dogs who had the metal detector activate were more likely to have bed bugs on their skin than the dogs that didn’t.
The researchers also found that the dogs activated the detectors were more often observed at the entrance of their homes than the control dogs, and the dogs were also more likely than the controls to see bed bugs crawling around their bedding.
“The results of this study indicate that the detection of bed bug infestation is not only important for detection, but also for effective prevention,” the authors write.
“This study indicates that dogs should be used to detect bed bugs in their home.
We recommend dogs use smoke detectors and their owners to detect them.”
In the end, it doesn’t matter if you have a dog that’s been trained to detect metal or a dog who is trained to recognize metal, it’s important to use the same approach to finding your own bed bugs that you would use to detect anything else that could be a threat.
And the sooner you can get that bed bug out of the home, the better off you’ll be for all of the other things you’re doing in your home, from protecting your family to keeping your dog safe.