His nose knows termites in Sarasota and Manatee counties

Termite-sniffing dog is ready to hunt for problems in East County.

Mar. 4, 2020 – By:  Pam Eubanks Senior Editor – https://www.yourobserver.com/

East County resident Ron Freedman walked through the front door with his beagle, Sgt. Snitch, and was ready for business.

“Find your Tees,” said Freedman, who refers to termites as Tees when he talks to Snitch.

Snitch put his nose to work right away, sniffing along the edge of a beige couch, along the edge of the wall and then against a cabinet.

He was on the hunt for his Tees. After all, chasing termites can be quite the thrill.

“He’s all energy, all the time,” Freedman said with a chuckle. “I have to slow him down. It’s my job as a handler to make sure he gets in all the nooks and crannies.”

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