Nimby Termite Inspection - For most homes the Nimby Termite Inspection is $200 Cdn.  This includes a complete inspection of your home as well as a written report.  Please contact us at 1-888-681-6266 to arrange your inspection.  If you're looking to buy or sell a home or are simply wish to insure your home is free of termites a Nimby inspection can save you thousands of dollars later!




Termites?  In Canada?  YES!

The first question often asked is whether or not there are indeed termites living in Canada.  The answer of course is yes, the do exist.  Ontario termites are called Reticulitermes flavipes or, more commonly "eastern subterranean termites". 

As the common name suggests, they generally live under the surface of the ground, out of view.  A colony or nest of subterranean termites may be up to 12-20 feet below the soil surface to protect it from extreme weather conditions. They like moist conditions and will thus build "shelter tubes" to travel through when they have to cross an exposed area in order to maintain suitably humid and dark conditions for themselves.

What they Eat:

Well of course we all know that termites feed on wood.  However, their preference is for wood that is in contact with the soil.  In addition, termites will eat tree stumps, fallen trees and other natural materials.  Of interest though is that Easter Subterranean Termites will also attack swimming pool liners and PVC pipes.  Inside buildings and/or houses termites will also feed upon paper, books, cotton and other products.

Inspection and Detection of Termites:  
Termite detection is a complex process and involves detailed inspection of all accessible areas containing wood (timber).  Your Nimby professional will inspect all areas of your home or business including the basement, crawl space, garage, roof void or attic, garden landscaping, fences and foundation surrounding your home or business.

Can I do anything to deter Termites?

Yes.  Termite attack is usually initiated from below the building. Poorly ventilated, poorly lit sub-floor areas increase the likelihood of infestation. Permanently damp areas in, under or beside a building also favor attack. Wood that is in contact with the soil should be raised up.  Dead tree stumps and/or trees should be removed.  In addition, drainage should be improved and plumbing repaired to reduce the risk of termite infestation occurring.

Materials stored under buildings may promote termite entry by providing pathways around physical and chemical barriers, by reducing ventilation, or they may make inspection of the area more difficult. Removal or regular rearrangement of such materials is recommended.