An imaginative study of the colourful tarpaulins decorating houses across LA, as pest control aims to curb the city's growing termite problem.
The simple study of colourful tarpaulins reveals the destruction of modern-day urbanisation at the hands of insects. Los Angeles is losing the fight against a growing infestation of termites, and the city’s best weaponry is tarpaulins. Vibrant temporary tents have now become part of the city landscape as the pest control patrol covers entire houses in colourful tarpaulin sheets to gas infested buildings, which are growing in numbers.
Lisa Truttmann’s imaginative and strangely charming documentary collects scenic shots of the tarpaulin landscape of the city, as she speaks to experts on pest control and urban entomology about this growing chaos of termite infestation – where in some areas 80% of structures are taken over by termites.