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COVID-19 Update

 

At Termi Guard 24/7, our Top Priority is the Health and Safety of our Customers, Employees and Community.   As an Essential Service, we have implemented a COVID-19 Policy which has detailed steps to protect against the spread within our communities. 


Here are a few steps Termi Guard 24/7 have taken to ensure Health and Safety:


Technicians 

  • Provided disposable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including Disposable Gloves, Goggles, Disposable Shoe Covers, Respirators, and Disposable Tyvek Suits.  
  • Required to wear full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with the house or unit at all times.   
  • Daily Screening of Flu-Like Symptoms and asked to stay home if any present and contact the Public Health Agency.
  • Mandatory Physical Distancing of at least 2 meters. 
  • Mandatory Quarantine if traveled Internationally or come in close contact with someone who has traveled. 
  • Recommended to wash hands between service calls and provided Hand Sanitizer. 

Operational Changes 

  • Termi Guard 24/7 have arranged for office staff to work-from-home until the Public Health Agency recommends its safe to return. 
  • The Office is closed to the Public. 
  • Office undergoes disinfectant cleaning.
  • Offices may be working at less capacity than normal.
  • Phone calls and emails are being redirected to appropriate departments. 

Community Involvement

  • We have introduced a Not-For-Profit Disinfecting Service to our customers to help limit the spread of COVID-19 

We hope at this time everyone is staying safe and doing their part to limit the spread of COVID-19


For more information to you follow the information below:


Canada Public Health https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

World Health Organization 

https://www.who.int/

Plans to Renovate?

 

Due to the increasing price for new homes, renovating older properties is becoming more popular. Older built homes; however captivating to look at, all tend to inherently have physical damage to the structure. To an untrained professional what may appear as water damaged wood, may likely be damage caused by Termites.

Termites damage the wood from the inside out and in many cases, activity goes unnoticed until it is too late. During the process of renovating, it is very common to find that Termites have made their way into your home undetected.

For a professional opinion and solution call Termiguard 24/7

Termite Swarm Season is here

Spring is in full swing. Cold weather has left, and the warmth is here to stay. That also means its Swarm Season if you’re a colony of Termites. Swarm season is when Termites fly away from current colony to reproduce and start a new colony of their own. Think of it like when children grow up and leave the home to start a family of their own… that is of course, if they ever do leave.  

Why is this important to know?

While these Alates (flying Termites) don’t eat the wood in your home, they reproduce at a fast rate. A new colony will form, and they will be working around the clock to feed on wood.

Stop the problem before it starts. Speak with a Licensed Termite Professional for an inspection today.

Blog: How do Termites get into a House?

The first thing to consider is that in an average termite-infested neighbourhood, there are often 500,000 Termites around a home. Their only purpose in life is to find a way into a house and to get at the treasure of wood found inside. So, they scour every square inch of the house’s foundation and the slab under the house. They never sleep; working 24 hours a day examining every brick, every mortar joint, every weep hole, every expansion joint.  Like every living creature they need water to survive. Termites are particularly attracted to moisture and often find entry through cracks, waterspouts, attached decks, door frames, or any infested wood debris.

Once there’s a crack in the armor – they’re in. They start construction of a mud tube to conceal their activity and start chewing away at the wood inside of the house.           

Buying a House in Toronto this Spring? Protect your investment with a Termite Inspection.

Spring is here; and the real estate agents are lining up to sell your home and the bank to lend you money. Get all the facts! According to statistics, Termites cause $120 million worth of damage each year to homes within Toronto. Subterranean Termites are located across Ontario and feed mostly on cellulose material such as wood, paper, and other materials. These Subterranean Termites can affect the structural integrity of a home and can enter the dwelling in several ways.

Protect yourself when buying a home…hire an experienced Termite professional. Trust the Termite Licenced Professionals at Termi Guard 24/7 to determine if your home has Termites.

That’s just one less worry to have when buying a home this year.

How quickly do termites spread?

Termites spread perpetually and also take large leaps spread by people moving infested wood.
Colonies also release swarmers once or twice a year which are flying termites seeking new areas to establish new colonies.

You should try to be aware of termites in your area, if your neighbours discover termites than you should get your home inspected.

Interesting facts about Termites

  • Total weight of termites on the earth outweigh total weight of humans
  • Termites have existed on the earth for 250 million years.
  • Termite queens and kings live 15 years and queens lay one egg every 15 seconds 24 hours a day.
  • Termites are rarely exposed to daylight.
  • Termites never sleep.
  • Termites work 24 hours a day.
  • Aging termite workers become chemically toxic. They use this as a form of suicidal defence, exploding to release chemicals that injure intruders. The toxic chemical sticks to the intruders and corrodes their bodies.

How do I know if I have Termites?

Termites can burrow into wood for years with no visual signs causing significant damage before they are noticed. It is important to have the proper protection and prevention to stop termite populations from rapidly increasing.

Shelter Tubes
Termites need moisture to survive so they build shelter tubes using their feces and saliva to insulate themselves. They them use these tubes as passageways to get from underground areas to infested wood.

Damage
Indoors termites eat the paper in drywall and in wood trim leaving the paint to blister and bubble. Outdoors termites can be found by turning over a piece of infested wood.

Hollow Spots
Look for holes in wooden floors for example where termites have eaten away at the wood.

Other evidence of termite infestation include…

  • Discarded wings around the house.
  • Frass, which is termite feces.
  • Hollow sounding wood often located in baseboards.
  • Mud packed galleries in your wood.