Termite Control in Vancouver

Difficult to control, termites are social ants that are capable of inflicting great damages on your property when they arrive in their numbers. According to statistics, $2.5 billion worth of damages are recorded each year as a result of termites’ infestation.

Termites infestation cause serious problems for Vancouver residents, landlords, and businesses alike especially when it comes to wood-based fittings or structural components due to their destructive nature. Therefore, there is a need to control termites in Vancouver.

From Crawling into sill plates, foundation posts to flying into attics or crawl spaces, these relentless pests make their way into the wood and eat. They leave the wood with nothing but paper-thin layers in place of the sturdy wood.

Termites are mostly found in tropical regions and are also subterranean, which means their nests can be found in the ground. The need for a moisture rich environment to survive makes Vancouver an ideal ground for termites.

Much of these damages could have been avoided with early detection. Nevertheless, you can still get control and contain the termites even when they have started destroying your property.

Therefore, this article is aimed at enlightening you on how to control termites in Vancouver and ensure the safety of your property from their infestation and eventual great damage.

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HOW DO TERMITES GET IN?

Vancouver is a suitable and friendly place for termites to nest. They love the tropical area and are subterranean in nature. So, the tendency of having an infestation of termites on your property is high!

Structural components made of wood will not escape their damage as these relentless pests will tunnel their way into the wood and eat the wood. The once sturdy structure will then be feeble and unable to hold.

Termites can also gain access by building mud or shelter tubes – which are like passage tunnels. The termites will then use these tubes/tunnels to get into your building through wall cracks.

Another way termites can have access to your home is when they have direct contact with the wood. When they have direct contact with the wood, it is alarming because they wouldn't be seen easily and may not be on the wood surface.

HOW TO DETECT TERMITES?

Termites pose real danger and damage to your property without your knowledge as they can carry out their destructive activities out of sight; this makes them scary - and so costly to control.

Detecting termites’ infestation may prove overwhelming and difficult but it is the exact opposite.

Termites detection can be carried out by yourself if you have enough knowledge of identifying their nests, but it is best advised to leave the work to a pest technician in Vancouver.

The pest technicians are well trained to know the products to use for varying levels of infestation and how they work.

The following are what to look for when looking for a termites’ nest:

  • Mud tubes: You should look out for mud tunnels made by the termites, the termites use the tubes to travel to and from their nest. The mud tubes can be pencil-thick or an inch-wide and when you break open the tubes and discover cream-colored insects, your house is suffering an infestation. But an empty tube signifies that the colony may be dead or they may be using another route inside.
  • Damp wood: Termites prefer moist habitats so they tend to look for damp woods in the house to make their nest in. You will likely find them next to foundations, beneath leaking gutters, or near overgrown bushes.
  • Flying swarms: The presence of termites flying around in the house signifies their infestation. Piles of shredded wings also signifies their presence as some termites shredded their wings due to various conditions. Seeing them outside may not necessarily give you a reason to be bothered.
  • Blistered wood: When termites chew into wood they normally leave a thin veneer, which may tend to appear blistered or dark and break easily when pressed.
  • Holes or droppings: If you happen to discover tiny holes with piles of sand-grain size pellets, it indicates the activities of dry wood termites. Also, bigger holes may indicate the presence of powder-post beetles or carpenter bees.

At Pesticon Pest Control in Vancouver, our pest technicians are well trained to identify the suitable products to use for various levels of termites’ infestation.

How to detect termites in Vancouver
Tools to detect termites in Vancouver

TOOLS FOR TERMITE CONTROL

For accurate detection and control of termites in Vancouver, devices specially made for that purpose are in the market. So, you can easily get one of the tools that can be best suited for you from the following:

  • Acoustic Emission Detector: The activities of the termites in the wood gives out sound which cannot be audible to an ordinary human ear. So, this device Picks up the sound of termites ripping apart wood fibers. The detector must be placed within a foot or two from where you suspect the termites have their nest.
  • Gas detector: This device accuracy for termites’ detection is unmatched as it gives mixed results to obtain perfect accuracy. It sniffs for methane and also carbon dioxide to determine the presence of termites’ infestation in a place.
  • Moisture Meter: Since termites love moisturized places, they tend to be present often in a place with adequate moisture. This tool marks areas with high moisture levels of about 15 percent and above, which are most likely to harbor termites.
  • Screwdriver: This is the easiest to get and most common tool. You can easily make use of a screwdriver to check for hollow spots on the wood to ascertain the infestation of termites.
  • Trained dogs: Trained dogs are great termites detectors as they have the ability to sniff methane which termites emit as they digest wood.

Termites are capable of causing great damages to your home or business if the problem is left unchecked. Having a heavy infestation may warrant breaking down of the property which can be at your loss. To prevent this huge loss, Pesticon Pest Control offers great services in exterminating this pest. We have trained pest technicians to ensure your homes are free of this pest. Contact us today!!!

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