Kirby is our newest member of the Hannan team! Kirby's not just any dog, he is a very special dog because he can sniff out termites!
According to research by the University of Florida, his breed of dog can even distinguish between living and dead termites.
Statistics suggest that termite sniffing dogs are three times more accurate at detecting termites than human experts. The success rate of beagles trained to find termites is around 90%, while the best that humans can achieve is 30%.
Termite sniffing dogs, especially beagles, have around fifty times more scent detecting cells in their noses than humans. To put this in perspective, this means that humans have only 2 percent of the odor detection ability of one of these dogs. Combined with an enthusiastic, hard-working personality that enjoys searching and hunting, this makes these dogs a formidable tool in detecting hidden nests of termites. Their ability to find out whether extermination efforts were successful makes them doubly valuable to homeowners who have recently paid for pest control in their house.Request An Appt with Kirby!