Super Noses on the Scent of Insects: USDA Dogs Trained to Detect Mexican Fruit Fly

A black dog with ski goggles
  • Thursday September 17, 2020
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Trace Hardin, Josh Moose and Jennifer Taylor
  • USDA APHIS PPQ Field Operations
  • Audience: Family

Dogs have wonderful noses capable of detecting odors that we humans cannot. This includes odors released by insects! Join this session to learn about Mexican Fruit Flies: Why is USDA concerned about these fruit flies? How does USDA control this invasive pest? And how does USDA train dogs to detect Mexican Fruit Fly in citrus fruit?