CW council agrees to spend as much as $200000 on termite remedies – EloraFergusToday


CENTRE WELLINGTON – Termite troubles might quickly be a factor of the previous.

Township council unanimously accredited a movement Monday authorizing workers to barter an settlement with a pest administration agency to offer fall nematode therapy, public schooling and provision of fall yard wooden waste bins for a one-year time period, at an value of as much as $200,000.

The township beforehand retained a termite professional to determine what number of properties have been impacted by an ongoing termite situation within the municipality, main the way in which for Monday’s movement.

In Elora and Fergus, termites have been detected or inferred at 259 properties which they referred to as the “purple zone”, and there have been an additional 219 properties within the “blue zone” perimeter of those properties the place termite exercise may simply switch.

The report said the main focus of the therapy program could be spring and fall nematode remedies with no different technique of management thought-about. Nematode therapy is a pure pest management technique that makes use of microscopic, threadlike roundworms which infect and kill termites. 

A request for proposals was issued, with two responses acquired, defined Randy Bossence, chief constructing official. 

Forward of Monday’s vote, Coun. Kirk McElwain requested what would occur if property homeowners in purple zones refused therapy, to which Bossence famous the township’s termite bylaw permits for remedies to be ordered when participation isn’t voluntary. The price of that, he added, could be borne by the property proprietor and now included within the township’s effort.

Coun. Bob Foster requested how individuals can join this system.

Bossence defined the contractor is to succeed in out to property homeowners and all they should do is agree to participate.


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