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Got bedbugs? Buster the beagle is the dog for the job

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Got bedbugs? Buster the beagle is the dog for the job

By Rebecca Lewis. CREATED Aug 28, 2014

Bedbugs can be brutal, but that's where Buster comes in.

The beagle is putting his nose to good use as a bedbug detective. The 4-year-old doggy is a trained bedbug sniffing hound with Vermont Bed Bug Dog of Burlington.

Buster and his handler, Paddy Reagan, are the first certified canine pest detection team in Vermont.

Buster sniffs out the bedbugs, and Paddy comes in and kills them.

Buster received extensive training at an entomology scent detection canine program in Florida.

Reagan said he and Buster can work an average-size home in about 20 minutes, for about $225.

During that inspection, Buster will alert Reagan to where bed bugs are hiding or have left behind their shells, eggs or feces.

Rebecca Lewis

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Rebecca Lewis is currently an Interactive Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.