Discussion posted by: David McNamara
Termites are territorial creatures. They thrive all across Canada, though typically they’ll be more prevalent closer to the southern border, especially in areas where the ground tends to be sandier in composition. Some cities, including Toronto and Guelph, Ont., find themselves home to termite hot spots. We don’t really know how quickly they can spread. When a termite infestation makes a big jump, it’s usually due to human intervention transporting some infected wood from one place to another. That said, if you hear about a neighbour having a termite problem, you’ll want to be proactive and have your home inspected. A few times per year, a colony will sprout flying termites, which can spread the infestation to a neighbour’s home.