A Valencia County man sent his dog to a special school to learn how to sniff out a critter irritating to people across the nation.
A border collie, Sienna, is now the only dog in New Mexico trained to track down bed bugs.
The dogâ€™s owner, Robert Duck, trains Sienna every day by hiding live bed bugs in tiny vials around the house.
Sienna was trained at a school in Florida about a year ago and has since sniffed out bed bugs for the City of Albuquerque and the Department of Health.
â€œAll over the U.S. [bed bugs have] been growing exponentially. Itâ€™s already here, but itâ€™s a growing problem,â€ says Duck.
Sienna is able to find bed bugs in a single room in about a minute with 95 percent accuracy, says Duck.
Thatâ€™s compared to a pest control service that could take up to two hours with only a 30 percent success rate, he adds.