Biosecurity and invasive species

Biological threats-whether invasive species of plants, animals and invertebrates or pests -have unlimited potential to self-replicate, making them particularly costly and dangerous. Dogs play a key role in “biosecurity,” whether through prevention, early detection, mapping of infestations, or searching for each individual during eradication.

In every phase of invasive species prevention, management, and eradication, dogs have a role to play.

It is possible to train dogs to detect bed bugs, plants, snails, snakes.  The potential of dogs is seemingly endless, and they have become a valuable tool in protecting habitats and eradicating invasive species.

Dogs have the ability to discriminate between the droppings of infected animals and those of uninfected individuals of the same species.

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