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Mold goes to the dogs

Beagle’s nose for mold carves niche for local businessman

By:  Randy Metcalf

In this high technological age, the best mold detection may have four legs and floppy ears.

John Setford, owner and operator of Arizona Mold Dog Detection Services of Tucson, goes everywhere with his canine companion, Rocky the beagle.

“I am a typical mold inspector,” Setford said. “I’m certified just like any of the other inspectors in town.”

But there’s a difference. Human sight and smell are about 30 percent accurate in detecting mold. Setford said Rocky is about 90 percent accurate….

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