I came across an interesting article in the NY Times yesterday about a resurgence in bed bugs or Cimex lectularius, the common bedbug. Businesses employing bed bug detecting dogs are thriving and, according to the article, are receiving so many inquiries from hotels and motels, they are not able to keep pace with the demand. Bed bugs are small, wingless insects that burrow themselves into mattresses and even luggage. The most common manner in detecting bed bugs is specks of blood on the mattress and/or tiny bites on your skin after you awaken from a night’s sleep. Hopefully, the surge in bed bugs will be short lived and dogs can return to being man’s best friend rather than bed bug detectives.