Real Estate Inspections for Peace of Mind

We will inspect the entire structure from foundation to roof peak to determine any pest issues present including white & brown wood rot and other wood destroying organisms such as termites, carpenter ants, and carpenter bees. We also inspect living areas for bed bug activity with our certified canine detection dog. Crawlspace and attic inspections are completed for wood destroying organisms and nuisance wildlife including bats, squirrels, skunks, snakes, raccoons and birds. The inspection service provides recommendations for permanent exclusion and an iron clad 1 year warranty for subterranean termites with no treatment costs for any new termite activity! We inspect entire structures including residential homes, commercial buildings, multiple unit residential as well as the surrounding grounds for various conducive conditions. Our specialized licensed inspectors are experts in structural, forestry, landscape, mosquito, industrial vegetation and termite inspections and provide a definitive electronic report with documenting pictures included in your real estate pest inspection report and termite warranty.

Termite Warranty – Guaranteed Results

Renewable 1 year free warranty included with initial inspection. If the structure is deemed free of conducive conditions or a current active infestation of wood destroying insects the 1 year warranty applies and is eligible for renewal at the 1 year mark for an annual fee dependent on the size of the structure. The annual fee will include a comprehensive annual inspection including an infrared scan and any treatment of termites required at no additional charge.    

Low cost, worry free peace of mind protection against expensive and damaging termite infestations. This warranty will protect your home. This means without having to pay a deductible or any additional out of pocket treatment expenses except necessary structural repairs. Free Yearly Termite inspection ($150 value). Even better for the price of an annual inspection you get an annual inspection plus treatment if activity is discovered.

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Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ant infestations are resolved by correctly identifying the ant type and comprehensively determining the primary and satellite ant nests throughout the property and correcting conditions conducive to nest establishment.    

Carpenter Ant's unique identification characteristics are evenly rounded thorax, an elbowed antennae, a circle of hairs at the tip of the abdomen encircling the anus, and a thin waist. The reproductive swarmers (flying ants) have two pairs of wings with longer front wings. Carpenter Ants will have all of the above features except that wings are only found on swarming reproductive ants.  

They typically nest in wood softened by water and rot organisms both in the yard and in the structure. The worker ants hollow out smooth sided parallel and cross galleries for the nest and remove sawdust fragments. Sawdust piles containing excavated wood  or foam and dead insect parts is a good ant nest site indicator.  

Multiple swarming ants within a structure typically indicates at least one well established satellite colony within the structure especially if the swarmers are found during cooler temperatures. Carpenter ants do not eat wood and other cellulose-based materials but instead simply excavate living and hatching chambers.

Guaranteed Carpenter Ant Control

Servicing the entire GTA, Warrantied Extermination guarantees that our carpenter ant control services will be successful because of our comprehensive ant identification and ant inspection procedure. We will positively confirm that the ant type is a Black Carpenter Ant (Camponotus Pennsylvanicus). Please save sample ants in a 70% alcohol solution for free identification.

We will completely assess your home or businessfor conditions that contribute to the ant infestation. Infrared Thermography by a certified Level 1 Thermographer of the entire structure allows us to locate moisture damaged areas conducive to nest location. Acoustic tools, moisture meters, resistographs and borescopes allow us to validate our Infrared Thermography results.

The licensed exterminator's visual inspection will document factors that allow or sustain activity such as: 

This comprehensive site inspection provides discovery of the primary nest and all satellite nests. The superior result is a very targeted treatment of all confirmed activity areas and appropriate corrective direction to the home owner to eliminate future re-infestation possibilities.

For more information on dealing with an infestation, or a no-obligation extermination estimate, please call us at 1-800-743-4623, or use our contact form.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are small, oval. flat, wingless and translucent to reddish brown insects that are typically located in, on, or near sleeping areas such as beds, couches and futons. They are typically described as "apple seed in size" but they develop through distinct stages called instars that are initially very small. The first instar is approximately the size of the head of a pin and each instar requires a blood feeding to moult to the next larger instar stage.

 The insect is not a reproductively capable adult until after the fifth instar. The eggs laid by bed bugs are approximately the size of a grain of salt and are glued to a surface with a protective substance by the female insects. This cementing substance effectively protects the eggs from most insecticides available for bed bug treatment. This means that treatment must consist of excellent inspection and mechanical activities to locate and destroy all eggs as chemical treatment alone is not effective. Warrantied Extermination services most of the Greater Toronto area and employs multiple tools to completely eradicate bed bugs during our comprehensive treatments that exceed industry bed bug best management practices. These tools include canine bed bug insect and egg location combined with heat, steam and chemical treatments.  

Our service includes intensive non-chemical treatment of furniture including mattresses and box springs to save these items. The bed bugs feed exclusively on blood and tend to hide in cracks or crevices especially in bed skirts, box springs and wood frames near the blood meal. The insect is not particularly durable and are quite easily killed but the challenge is to kill all the bed bugs.  

It is important to kill all the insects as female bed bugs that have been fertilized once continue laying viable eggs for their remaining life.The average fertilized female bed bug lays between 200 to 500 eggs so if any fertilized female bed bugs survive treatment bed bug infestation can flourish again. This means that a successful treatment is a partnership between us and the client to ensure all bed bug life stages including eggs are killed. The certified canine detection team is critical to ensuring the complete eradication of all bed bugs and eggs after the treatment.   

Our experience is that there is a direct correlation between treatment preparation and the treatment success and we recommend that you download the free canine detection and bed bug treatment preparation guidelines to understand the best preparation strategies.  

Our technicians typically treat within a structure for 2-3 hours using a sequence of techniques to instantly kill the bed bugs and to ensure the environment remains inhospitable to the insects after the treatment is completed.   Bed Bug Dog Toronto   Typically 85% of bed bugs are near the bed or couches where people sleep or rest for long periods however 15% of insects may be hiding some distance from the blood meal. This is why eco-friendly canine bed bug detection is critical.

Bed Bug Dog Toronto

Carly, our certified bed bug detection dog, is trained to locate lone insects and individual eggs that may be hiding throughout a room in telephone jacks,   under baseboards or in any hiding spot like a lamp shade. The bed bug or bed bug egg has a small scent cone so Carly works very hard to detect the eggs and live insects and usually only completes a small number of inspections each day as it is rigorous work for her.

Carly's record to date has been spectacular and we have had a 100% success rate with her in the hotel rooms we have treated. That means never a call back for re-treatment after the canine detection team has confirmed a room to be bed bug free! Carly is calibrated daily and continuously trained in a variety of environments to ensure that she maintains her great work drive despite distractions.   

For more information on dealing with your bed bug infestation, or for a no-obligation extermination estimate, please call us at 1-800-743-4623, or use our contact form.