Give Thanks for a Termite-Free Home

Throughout the year, we ought to practice gratitude. November brings that out in most people. We are often thankful for our family, having food to eat, clothes to wear, and a home to sleep in. One aspect of our house that we can be thankful for is how it protects us from the outdoor elements. What happens when it gets damaged? You get it fixed. There is a type of damage that may be occurring deep within your walls now,…

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What’s on a Termite’s Thanksgiving Menu? Your House!

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year. The holiday kicks off a season of gratitude and giving. One of the mainstays of Thanksgiving is the traditional meal. Many pictures and paintings depict a happy family gathered around a table filled with harvest vegetables, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, apple strudel, stuffing, and, of course, the turkey. While some families change the type of foods spread out before them, termites enjoy the same meal day in and day out. They will nibble…

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It’s Halloween! Don’t Get Tricked into a False Sense of Security

Fall is a fun time of year. In different areas of the country, leaves will change color and fall off trees. All over the land, there is a sense of Mother Nature winding down and getting ready for winter. The holidays creep in, and children decide what they will dress up for Halloween. Soon, you will have little cowboys, witches, ghosts, and other fictitious figures ringing your doorbell and chanting, “Trick or Treat.” It is a fun time of year.…

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Time for a Fall Cleanup to Keep Termites at Bay

We are aware of spring cleaning—that time of year when a house gets aired out, and a flurry of cleaning occurs. What about fall cleaning? Just like spring is the opportunity to wake your home and property up for the blossoming trees, fall is a great time to take care of some things around your Pleasanton home. There are gutters to clean out, trees to trim, and wood piles to remove from your foundation. Not only will a fall cleanup…

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Reasons People Don’t Get Termite Inspections

We all give reasons for not finishing something. For example, you may start on an exercise routine that requires you to get up early, but you stop because you think you need more sleep. You put off getting the oil changed in your car because you don’t have time to sit at the service shop. The problem is, procrastination often gets you into trouble. Take termites. These pesky critters eat non-stop and destroy homes across the U.S., but people still…

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4 Common Questions People Ask About Termites

Not too many people are interested in bugs. They understand that flies, spiders, ants, and roaches will enter their homes. When they get past that idea with a few swats of the fly swatter, they give no more thought to the creepy crawlies. One bug should be on everyone’s mind, as it causes billions of dollars in damage to homes across the United States each year. The termite is the hidden nemesis that literally will ‘eat you out of house…

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Fun Facts about Termites – And Yet, Termites Are NOT Fun!

The word termite may drudge visions of cartoon figures eating a home in 3.5 seconds. This visual may be a slight exaggeration in time, but the damage is real. These wood-chewers gnaw away at homes every year to the tune of billions of dollars in structural damage. Yes, these bugs have a wood fetish which means, when they have the opportunity, they will eat your floor joists, rafters, and other structures. Once they find a cozy place (i.e., your house)…

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Celebrate Back to School with Yard Clean Up

Spring cleaning is a hallmark of the changing seasons from winter to spring. Many homeowners put on their work clothes, roll up their sleeves, and get busy cleaning, decluttering, and airing out their houses. August and September mark the unofficial transition of the seasons from hot, lazy days to the fast-paced school week. Families head to the store about this time to purchase new school supplies, clothes, and shoes. While putting crayons, paper, pens, and markers into new backpacks, why…

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Do All Treatments Work the Same on Termites?

A termite is a termite. At least, that’s what many people believe. There are many different species of these bugs. They live in different environments, but all eat the same thing—wood. We may think these wood-boring pests are all the same when they aren’t. They cause billions of dollars of damage yearly in the United States alone. All the damage they cause makes you wonder what you can do when a termite inspection of your Hayward home reveals an infestation.…

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Do You See Flying Bugs? Are They Termites, Ants, or Another Bug?

Imagine walking into your bathroom one morning and finding bugs with wings. Do you know what they are? Are they ants? Termites? Mayflies? Whenever you find insects in your home, it is wise to investigate what they are. Some are relatively harmless. Others, like termites, will cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home if left unchecked. Homeowners are not trained to spot all the differences between these flying pests. However, investing in a termite inspection for your Pleasanton…

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