One of the most common termite species found in Canada are the Subterranean Termites. The western subterranean termites are native to British Columbia. The eastern subterranean termites are usually found in the eastern region of Canada.
The subterranean termite is known as the most destructive type of termite in Canada. This termite has saw-toothed jaws that act like shears. They use their jaws to bite off small pieces of wood. Over time, subterranean termites can destroy an entire establishment, building or house!
Subterranean termites build characteristic tunnels of mud. They use their bodily secretions and wood fragments to help pass soil and wood and reach food sources. These tubes also protect them from predators. Some cracks found in concrete walls are often used as a path by these insects to infest a house.
Subterranean termites nest within soil and they rarely show themselves in the open. Infestations can be hard to detect until destruction becomes severe. Therefore, it is important to keep structural lumber away from direct contact with soil. Subterranean termites also need moisture for survival. The best method to control them is to avoid water accumulation near the foundation of your home.
To learn more about subterranean termite’s and how to control this pest problem, contact us at Advantage Pest Control in Toronto. Our pest control experts will help you get rid of a termite infestation.