Bed Bugs are a serious problem in the United States and it seems to only be growing. Hotels and motels have to be among the worst places to get bed bugs and one motel is doing something about it.
According to KCRG.com, an Iowa motel owner is using his Jack Russell Terrier to sniff out bed bugs and the owner claims to be the only motel using a dog to detect bed bugs. So far it’s working.
“I claim to be the only motel in the United States to own their own motel dog and check their rooms daily for bed bugs with a canine,” he said.
In December Olberding became a certified dog handler. Now alongside his Jack Russell Terrier, Jackson, he checks every room in the hotel on a daily basis as a preventative measure. Olberding even has a certificate to prove that Jackson is a certified bed bug detecting dog, and that he is a certified handler.
“(The Hawkeye) always does a freshly washed mattress pad, blanket, and bedspread at check in,” he said. “Now I can be sure that the rooms are as clean as possible and bed bug free.”