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V.20 No.28 | 7/14/2011
Nasty!

Feature

Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite

Human and canine exterminators fight nationwide wave of pests

By Elise Kaplan

The unmarked white building on Candelaria holds one bed and two dressers but no personal belongings suggesting a home. It's eerily devoid of picture frames, stuffed animals and clothes. A cooler sits on the beige tile floor, and Patriot Pest Control's newest employee bounds into the room to check it out. Captain Dale, the bedbug-detection dog, has one thing on his mind.

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