What Are Termite-Detecting Dogs?

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Ever since canines began their course towards domestication, humankind has found great benefits in employing dogs in everyday life. From their early roles as guard animals and beasts of burden, canines have developed an increasingly important role in humans' lives as hunters, herders, search-and-rescue dogs, police K9s, contraband interceptors, special-needs companions, and—in more recent times—even cancer detectors.

Termite Detecting Canines

It’s no surprise that those on the progressive edge of the pest control industry have adopted canines as an important tool in detecting termite activity. Because termites emit a scented pheromone, dogs can be trained to detect and alert at the location of live activity, similar to the way contraband interceptors are trained to detect bombs and narcotics.

Why Use Termite Dogs?

Because termites typically remain hidden from view for most of their lives, human inspection alone may sometimes prove ineffective. With a termite-detecting canine on the case, there’s no longer any place to hide. Such an effective termite inspection tool allows for early detection, which means quicker control and less potential for serious damage. Although several breeds of dogs can be used, Beagles are often chosen for this task due to their keen sense of smell and reputable work ethic.

Trust Scratch and Emily With Your Termite Detection

We chose the breed here at Deans for our two termite-detecting canines, Scratch and Emily. Of course, these aren’t just any Beagles. Before beginning employment with Deans Services, Dom and Eve underwent extensive training at J&K Canine Academy in North Florida. In addition, each year, the dogs receive certification for their effectiveness from the University of Florida to verify their continued accuracy.

See the Deans Difference

Termite-detecting canines are just one part of Deans’ industry-leading termite protection program, which also includes Formosan protection and annual supplemental termite treatmentsSo, if you’d like the most effective and affordable termite protection available, call Deans Services at 352-515-9826 and let us put our dogs to work for you. 

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