Termite detection dog training and supply is another service provided by The K9 Centre. We have developed a realistic training approach for dogs and handlers that utilises standard inspection practices along with thorough and proven dog training techniques to develop a canine that is accurate and consistent in the detection of the presence of live termites.
Due to the termite dogs keen sense of smell, a properly trained termite dog can detect termites behind walls making them closer to 95 to 97% accurate
Research from the Entomology Dept. of University of Florida* has shown that properly trained termite dog teams are at least three times more accurate than human inspectors. Even the best termite inspector can’t see through walls. But a termite detection dog doesn’t need to, he can smell live termites through the wall and detect live termites before they have time to do so much damage to a structure that it can be visually detected by a human. Termite Dogs don’t need to see termites; they can smell them, through drywall, concrete, panelling and all other building materials. It has been proven by team after team that a termite dog is the best termite finding and business building tool on the market for the Pest Control Industry.
*Journal of Economic Entomology 96(4):1259-1266(2003)