Accuracy of Trained Canines for Detecting Bed Bugs (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

  title={Accuracy of Trained Canines for Detecting Bed Bugs (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)},
  author={Richard Cooper and Changlu Wang and Narinderpal Singh},
  booktitle={Journal of economic entomology},
ABSTRACT Detection of low-level bed bug, Cimex lectularius L. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae), infestations is essential for early intervention, confirming eradication of infestations, and reducing the spread of bed bugs. Despite the importance of detection, few effective tools and methods exist for detecting low numbers of bed bugs. Scent dogs were developed as a tool for detecting bed bugs in recent years. However, there are no data demonstrating the reliability of trained canines under natural… 
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