YONGIN, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Gyeonggi Province has launched a new sniffer dog team to tackle termite infestations at cultural properties.
According to Yongin-based theme park Everland, the S1 detection dog center and the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage will conduct an inspection at famous wooden buildings with cultural values in Gyeonggi this week, as part of pest control efforts.
Termite sniffer dogs will be dispatched alongside pest controllers and researchers to local attractions such as Paldalmun Gate, Hwaseomun Gate, and Yeonmudae Post to keep away harmful insects.
Termites are known to dislike light and climb wooden pillars from the ground up often causing significant damage. Well-trained sniffer dogs from the S1 team will track down the insects by chasing their distinctive pheromones.
Every year from April to October, termite sniffer dogs from the S1 detection dog center have been dispatched to inspect up to 100 wooden cultural properties across the country to preserve their cultural value.
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