4 Need to Know Facts About Termites in Toronto
Termites are invading the Southern regions of Ontario and Toronto! There have been reports that claim that more than 30 localized areas including Wellington County have been impacted by massive infestations of termites. Additionally, the other affected areas reported are Cambridge, Waterloo and Kitchener. If you are concerned about your area being impacted by termites in Toronto- you may want to check out the stats on the Toronto Termite Map.
With the sudden termite infestations occurring so rapidly and profoundly, we thought you may want to learn more about termites. Here are some things that you may need to know…
#1 How Rapidly Can Termites Spread?
It is difficult to determine just how rapidly termites spread. But when termites are reported farther than locally, it is usually a result of infested wood being transported. Termites can cause an infestation of all types of wood such as scrap wood, wooden retaining walls, fire wood and even mulched wood. Occasionally, colonies of termites can generate “flying termites” – which spread colonies more rapidly and at a farther distance.
#2 Where Do You Find Termites & How Can You Determine if You Have a Termite Problem
If you think that you may have termites, you will want to get an inspection- especially if you are in the areas being affected by termite infestations. However, you can also do your own inspection. To look for termites you will want to look for some signs and follow these suggestions:
Look For Indoor & Outdoor Damage: Most areas where termites tend to congregate are points where wood and soil have contact, damp areas or regions on your property where there may be scraps of wood. Termites can cause discolouration of paint or wood and can also cause it to warp, bubble or blister. Check rotten or logs left out and make sure to turn them over to look for splinters or damage.
Shelter Tubes: Termites require moisture to thrive. For this reason they will be found in shelter tubes or mud that is constructed of their saliva and excretions. They use these shelters to protect, insulate and for means of transportation to and from wood/underground tunnels. You can find these tubes by searching for discolourations on trim and walls, excretions that are compiled throughout holes that are present in the wooden structures or logs.
Hollowed Out Holes & Spots: Termites devour a substance found in wood called cellulose. They can eat an entire piece of wood in nothing flat and do not give mercy to the damage they do. They are capable of tearing down walls, destroying trim and can even knock down structured studs. You can inspect these areas and look for hollowed out holes and spots.
#3 Is Termite Treatment & Removal Costly?
Unfortunately, most home insurances do not offer coverage for termite damage or treatments. And..yes the bill for treatments can be costly upwards of a few thousand dollars. However, the damage to your home if you do not opt for termite removal can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
Most Termite control specialists like BugsRUs offer guarantees and future inspections on your property and we try to keep our services as affordable as possible. Cost for termite treatments also depend on the type of treatment that is used and the size of the property’s infestation.
We recommend using our best termite treatment – Altriset. Altriset is a safe and effective treatment that has a 100% success record of removing termites for our customers.
#4 Should You Hire a Termite Control Specialist in Toronto?
If you really believe you may be at risk for a termite problem, if your neighbors have termites or if you reside in the areas where termite infestations are being reported – it is probably in your best interest to contact a termite removal specialist in Toronto. BugsRUs can provide you with complete free termite inspection and to evaluate the best course of action for you. So do not waste time and get in touch with us today!