Termites / Guides

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Foundations and Basements

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...termites in low to moderate risk areas. In high risk areas additional protection can be required by code, and having said that – a termite has no real incentive...

Crawl Spaces or Slab on Grade Foundations?
Crawl spaces

Slab on grade or crawlspaces, which is better?

...termites in low to moderate risk areas. In high risk areas additional protection can be required by code, and having said that – a termite has no real incentive...

Carpenter ants are a common pest and nuisance to get rid of in homes
Pest control

Removing insects and rodents from your home, safely & humanely (by preference)

...Termites are increasingly becoming a problem in warmer regions of the USA & Canada as they are able to survive further north as the climate warms. They now thri...

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding
Exterior cladding

Shou sugi ban carbonized wood siding from Japan, what is it & how to make it?

...Termites and other problematic insects hate burnt wood.​ Maintenance: If the intended use is to have it outside and exposed to weather (cladding, fences, ...

Choosing the right firewood
Wood stove and biomass heat

Burning the right firewood for maximum heat output and minimum environmental impact

...termites, carpenter ants and other insects into the fabric of your home - which is definitely best avoided. Build proper corners! Having a woodpile fall a...

Roxul mineral wool batt insulation in LEED Homes
Insulation and soundproofing

Choosing the right insulation: the pros, cons and applications for walls, slabs & basements

...termites are moving north into Canada. Termites love foam insulation but the fibers in rock wool cut them, so they leave it alone. R value : 4 per inch ...

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

...termites to new climates. Conclusion: Why we need resilient homes? Recognizing which issues you are most vulnerable to and factoring that into your design c...