What is a Termite? There are several roles for termites within the colony including Queen, King, Soldiers, Workers, and Breeders.

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1 Termites

2 What is a Termite? Termites are small, pale insects that can eat anything made of wood, cotton, or paper. They prefer damp conditions and will build shelter tubes to move above ground.

3 What is a Termite? There are several roles for termites within the colony including Queen, King, Soldiers, Workers, and Breeders.

4 Termite Control By Law Dictates the designated termite area. Requires the treatment of new buildings within the designated area. Provides the requirements for removal, disposal, and remediation when termites are found. Allows for necessary prevention methods to control termites.

5 Termite Management Areas

6 Termite Management Areas

7 Termite Inspection Program Inspections are completed by Summer Students. Inspections are conducted only on the outside of buildings within the designated termite area. Is an effective way to remind people of the presence of termites as well as provide some education to the home owners. The program was not used in 2011 Comments received from home owners through out the year indicated the inspection program was missed.

8 Termite Prevention Make use of chemical treatment, new products and building code requirements when constructing new buildings. Removing dead trees and stumps, along with wood chips. Remove or replace old wood retaining walls with concrete or masonry.

9 Use mulch made of a material other than wood. Elevate sheds and wood piles using concrete pads or blocks. Keep the exterior of the building clear to allow for easy inspection Termite Prevention

10 Termite Prevention

11 Termite Treatment Map

12 BluWood testing demonstrated that the treated samples have a potential for providing resistance to termites. The test also showed that the treated sill plates potentially provide the most resistance to termite attacks. BluWood

13 Possible BluWood Applications As an alternative to chemical treatment. In combination with chemical treatment. For wood framing at or below grade. (eg. Interior basement walls) Cost of BluWood compared to other building materials.(provided by Timbr Mart Kincardine) 50% more than traditional non treated lumber. 25% more than pressure treated lumber.

14 Green Eye The Green Eye alert is a gravity activated alert, that provides a drop down visual detection in the event of a termite attack. To monitor you walk around and look for a color change. The green will disappear showing a termite attack.

15 Possible Green Eye Applications Monitoring for termites outside of the current termite management areas. In combination with the current Inspection program. Monitoring new developments. To assist homeowners in inspecting their own properties. Finding termites before they can attack a building. Cost is not yet known.

16 Termite Study Site Operated by FP Innovations. Located on the South East corner of Bruce Ave and Mahood Johnstone. Began in 1988 to test wood preservatives. Featured in a 2009 report by the Canadian Wood Preservation Association on the performance of wood preservatives.

17 Termite Study Site Benefits of the results from the study site. Approval by Canada s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) of arsenic fee preservatives. Imminent approval by PMRA of micronized copper preservatives. Potential for future approval by PMRA of copper free preservatives. Preservative manufacturer warranties on boratetreated framing without soil treatment, if the local authority approves.

18 Termite Study Site

19 Ideas Moving Forward Including a termite management plan with the permit application. Continue working with other municipalities. Update website to provide further information. Continue searching for new products and methods. Updating the termite inspection program.

20 Termite Links /building/termites/default.aspx ty/durability%20hazards/about%20termites? Language=EN mocid=2304

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