Man’s best friend has an amazing sniffer. Their nose can smell things that no human being can (or would likely want to). A dog’s nose is used as the main sense mechanism to interpret the world. Think of their nose the way you might think about our eyes. It’s how they make sense of the world. Their nose is the main gateway to their brain, helping them to identify the world around them using several million scent receptors that send messages to it.
Dogs are experts when it comes to smell, which is the main reason why the pest control industry has begun to use them for identifying pests in the home and it turns out that they are really good at it, if not the best. Our exterminators in North Attleborough at Bain Pest Control also use a K-9 pest control method to find and eliminate certain pests from properties in the area.
The Science Behind the Sniff: A Dog’s Nose Detailed
As we now know, a dog’s sense of smell is several times more complicated and complex than a human’s. The human nose has around 5 million scent receptors that take odor information to the brain by way of nerves that are attached. Compare that with several breeds of dogs. A dachshund breed carries about 125 million. Other breeds have even more receptors to work with for a naturally perfected nasal passage. A fox terrier has nearly 150 million of the receptors, a beagle has around 225 million, same as a German shepherd, and the bloodhound has an amazing array of around 300 million scent receptors! Dogs are literally born to smell! Their nose is a scientific masterpiece.
In the average human being, the spongy membrane area where these odor detectors rest is around a square inch in diameter. On a dog, if the same membrane material were unfolded, it would be about sixty times larger! This goes to show their nasal evolution has come a long way, on a much different biological path than primates. Therefore, dogs are able to smell things better than humans and they can do it much more accurately, able to define smells in a very sophisticated way. If you have a pest problem that you can’t take care of yourself, no matter what you try, then you might want to give our exterminators in North Attleborough a call today to get started on extermination.
Man’s Best Friend Gets Rid of Man’s Worst Enemy: Pests
These longtime domesticated animals are great at identifying certain kinds of pests inside peoples’ homes and help pest control staff get rid of the problem once identified. The most common application for using a four-legged furry friend in a pest control scenario is the search and discovery of insects, such as bed bugs, so professional exterminators in North Attleborough can assist in eliminating them from the home. Dogs not only have the ability to smell the little critters, but they can also smell their shed skin and their eggs.
Trust the Best Exterminators in New England and Their K-9 Method
Bain pest control is the leading exterminators in North Attleborough. Our team has experience, equipment, knowledge, and talent to get the job done, plus we have a great K-9 team to help with bed bugs! Give us a call or visit our website for more information about how our exterminators in North Attleborough can help get rid of your pests today!