Until recently, bedbugs were largely an unpleasant relic of a bygone era, but increased global travel and pesticide resistance have reintroduced to them public areas and, increasingly, private homes. Fortunately, Sade is on the job – and on point. This lovable and highly trained beagle mix is a detection dog for the pests, which her owner and boss, Ashley Marratt uses to locate insects.
Marratt had worked with service dogs since 2000, training them to sniff out drugs, explosives, firearms, and other contraband. When widespread bedbug infestations started making news in recent years, she realized another skill set of her four-legged colleagues: insect detection.
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