Preventing damage caused by invasive insects The City monitors both termite and Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) populations. Guelph’s insect control programs vary due to key differences between the two species, and the different objectives for each program. Termites can do more damage than EAB Termites attack houses and other wooden structures, while EAB attacks one species of tree. While we are working to minimize the damage to Guelph’s urban forest, the potential for damage caused by EAB is not as detrimental as that of termites. Left unchecked, a termite population could have a significant impact on the overall infrastructure in Guelph. Dealing with termites: control the spread Guelph seeks to prevent the spread of termites and control their population, perhaps eliminate them altogether. Termites move… Continue reading How Guelph deals with termites and Emerald Ash Borer
After discovering termites at the River Run Centre this spring, the City of Guelph treated the area, inspected 300 properties, installed 169 termite traps, mapped out the termite management zone, notified the affected property owners provided them with safe ways to dispose of wood and soil. Continue reading Guelph managing termite activity near John Galt Park
After discovering termite activity at the River Run Centre and John Galt Park near downtown, the City delivered the following notice and map to 300 property owners in the area. Visit guelph.ca/termites to learn more about Guelph’s termite management program, and tips for preventing the spread of termites.
The City will treat the affected area near the River Run Centre, remove stumps, wood chip mulch, and install termite traps in John Galt Park. In May, the City will inspect about 300 downtown properties to determine the size of the termite infestation. Once the area is defined, the City will implement a complete control plan, install traps and put further control measures into effect as required. Continue reading City to inspect 300 properties after finding termites at River Run Centre
Guelph, ON, August 20, 2013 – The City is preparing an action plan to address a recently discovered termite infestation just north of the downtown. On August 7, the City found termites on three properties located on King Street between Eramosa Road and Palmer Street. “It’s difficult to say how the termites reached this area,” said Tim Myles, the City’s termite control officer. “Sometimes people unknowingly move infested wood, such as mulch, fire wood, sheds and planter barrels, which allows termites to travel over large distances. In this case, given the proximity to the Woolwich termite management area, it’s possible that the termites flew across the Speed River. Such natural establishment of colonies is rare this far north, but not impossible.” Staff will survey about… Continue reading New termite infestation discovered in Guelph