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Poor Yard Drainage Can Cause Termite Infestation

A common but good piece of advice about avoiding termite problems is removing dead wood, dying trees, and other “termite temptations” off your yard. However, there is another temptation for subterranean termites: wet soil. Subterranean termites are a highly invasive and destructive species that are drawn to moist soil. Whether a storm turns your yard into a swamp, or a leaky faucet is creating a wet patch of ground near your house, both conditions invite termites into your home. Keep your…

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Termite Inspections: A Historical Perspective

It is no secret that termites are born to destroy. The havoc an active colony can wreak on a wooden structure often goes undetected until significant damage has been done. The French military leader, Napoléon Bonaparte learned this the hard way when one of the ships built under his command became so thoroughly infested that it compromised the integrity of the wooden vessel. In the early 1800’s, the great warship le Génois had to be taken out of service and destroyed because…

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Dry Wood Termites” Signs Your Need to Schedule An Inspection

When you think about termites, the first kind that comes to mind is probably subterranean termites, which live below ground and tunnel their way towards your home. However, there is another type of termite that’s quite common along the west coast: drywood termites. Here are three early signs these pests may be damaging your home. Swarmers Drywood termites go through a life stage during which they develop wings. During this time, they tend to appear in large swarms as they…

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Will You Get a “Clean Bill of Health” With Your Termite Inspection

Have you ever wondered what information you actually receive when you have a termite inspection done? While you’ve probably been told you’ll receive a WDI report (a.k.a. NPMA-33), what is this? So many questions you need answers for so you know what you’re being told. A WDI (Wood Destroying Insect/Infestation Report) never gives a home a clean bill of health. Instead, when inspectors fill this form out correctly you’ll discover there’s no box on the form that says a structure…

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Why You Should Have a Termite Inspection Before Buying a Home

Termite Inspections There are so many things to be done before purchasing a home, and one of the things that you might not have thought about is hiring a professional for a termite inspection. In fact, you might think that this type of thing will be handled during the regular home inspection, so you might not think that it’s necessary. Although a home inspector may look for some signs of termite damage, it’s best to hire a pro who specializes in…

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Free Termite Inspections for Your Home

Termite Inspections Think you’re safe from termites because you don’t live in a house constructed of wood? Think again! No matter the type of home you live in, you’re susceptible to these nasty, little bugs. They will feed on your wood frames, wooden cabinets, any wood-based furniture you own, and more. If you’ve seen buckling wood, sagging walls, or small piles of shed wings, you might be infested. Sometimes homeowners even mistakenly think that termite damage is actually water damage,…

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Termite Inspcetions and Repair: What to Expect

Termite Inspections Termites are dangerous insects to find living in your home. They can quickly cause massive amounts of damage to your property, which causes the need for major repairs to be completed. If you suspect you have termites living in your home, it is best to schedule a termite inspection as quickly as possible. Here is what to expect while you are going through this process. During the Inspection When your inspector arrives for the inspection, they will first…

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Termite Inspections: Proof that Foresite is Better than Hindsight

Termite Inspections The majority of Americans aspire to own their own homes. However, it takes most of us three decades or more to reach that point in life. Why so long? It’s a no-brainer really. Generally, it takes a confluence of fortuitous events in order for aspiring homeowners to reach their goals. For instance, there is the matter of securing a mortgage and finding the right home, both of which are no easy feats. Of course when people get over…

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Why Get Profesional Termite Inspectors When Buying a New Home?

Termite Inspections What could be more destructive than a tornado, a hurricane, a flood? What could cause such damage to a home and still not be covered by traditional homeowners insurance policies? Surely the source of such catastrophic consequences must be a mythological figure of massive size and devastating abilities — Godzilla perhaps? Not quite, think almost the exact opposite in fact. Think about something so small that it is virtually unseen by the human eye. Think … termites! If…

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How to Know When Your Deck Needs a Termite Inspection

Termite Inspection for a Deck As a homeowner getting ready for summer, you want to make sure your deck is in good repair and free of termites. While you may think your home is termite proof, also consider your deck before it becomes a danger. Unprotected wood posts sunk directly into the soil is a big attraction for termites. Look carefully for these signs of an infestation in your deck and call Times Up Termite for a termite inspection. Check…

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