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Fast Facts: What You Need to Know About Termites ̶ Understanding Termite Infestation in Berkeley

Termites single-handedly cause billions of dollars in damage each year in the United States. It is incredible how a tiny creature can wreak so much havoc on your home and belongings; yet, these insects from the Crustacean Period help Mother Nature. By eating dead and decaying wood, they assist in the process of decomposition. It seems like they are quite handy – would you agree? The problem occurs when these tiny cellulose eaters get too close to our homes and…

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Build a Strong Foundation for Your New Home with Pre-Treatment for Termite Control

Building your dream house is one of the most amazing experiences you can have. The steps to creating the perfect family haven begin with choosing an architect and finding a floorplan. Next comes all the fun of sorting through colors and textures for your bathroom tile, kitchen cabinets, and living room carpet. Each room painstakingly mulled over to get the effect you seek. To last through the decades, every structure needs a solid foundation. No matter the type, crawl space…

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Spring is the Best Time to Nip Termite Infestation in the Bud ̶ Here’s More on Termite Control in Berkeley

There is never a wrong time to conduct a pest inspection. Spring is especially good as insects respond to the warmer weather by reproducing rapidly. Ants clean out their hills from the winter freeze. Bees gather nectar to feed their larvae. Termites, in particular, take this season to leave their colonies in swarms, mate, multiply, and find new nests to build. Not sure if you have termites? Here’s how to find them. Look out for the “swarmers”, the termites with…

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Spring is a Time for Love… and Termite Control in Oakland. Learn More

Ah! Spring is here. Warmer weather brings new beginnings for many things. Flower blossoms open. Tree branches bud. Love is in the air. Calves are born. Eggs hatch revealing new chicks. Termites swarm. Wait! Termites swarm? Yes. The warmer weather brings these pesky wood eaters out of hiding, ready to reproduce aggressively. Many homeowners do not realize that these wood boring bugs may have taken up residence on their premises years before. Understanding the life cycle of termites is a…

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“I Can Handle Termite Control for My Berkeley Home” – Don’t Make that Mistake!

With so many popular do-it-yourself shows on the television, it is easy to assume that a homeowner can do anything and everything by themselves. Sure, you may be capable of building a new deck, redecorating a room, or do some outdoor landscaping; but that does not mean you should do everything yourself. For example, rewiring your new room addition should be left to a licensed electrician. Another job best left to the seasoned experts for your Berkley home is termite…

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“It’s Winter! I Don’t Need a Termite Inspection in Oakland” – Wrong!

Winter is the perfect time to head to the mountains for skiing or snuggling up with a good book. Generally, it is not a time for planting new flowers, painting outbuildings, or conducting repairs to your property. You may not even think about household pests like ants, silverfish, or worse, termites, invading your home. The reality is, winter does not mean termites go into hibernation like bears. They have no respect for seasons and are year-round destroyers of homes. No…

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Are these Ants or Termites?

Have you noticed some strange looking ants in your home? For many, a carpenter ant and a termite appear to look the same. Both are black, have four wings, live in large colonies, damage wood, and swarm to mate. Beyond those traits, the similarities end; termite treatment is a different process than ant treatment. Termites cause millions of dollars of damage each year. Why put your home at risk when an inspection can help you control termites in your Fremont,…

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I Think We Have a Termite Problem! What Should I Do?

Have you been cleaning one day and noticed that the dust around your window sill looks different – like little pellets? Maybe you have seen some wings but have not found flying ants. It is possible you have a termite infestation in your home that is making good use of the wood in your property. If you believe you have these wood-boring pests, there are a few things you can do to control the termites in your Castro Valley home.…

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Noticing Strange Flies? They May Be Drywood Termite Swarmers!

–A Timely Termite Inspection in Oakland Can Catch an Infestation Have you noticed some strange looking flies lately? Maybe you have seen what you think look like flying ants. For the sake of your home and furnishings, it pays to take a second look and even get a professional opinion. It is possible that what you are seeing is neither a fly, nor an ant, but instead, you could be seeing flying drywood termites. Just because you find a few…

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10 Facts about Drywood Termites and When to Call for Termite Control in Fremont

Across the United States, termites cause millions of dollars in damage to building structures. Unlike the funny termite characters in a cartoon show, termites are equal opportunity wood chewers! One type of termite called the drywood termite not only loves to make their home out of your home, they will even take up residence in a favorite piece of furniture. Once you understand some facts about these wood-destroying pests, you can be aware of what to look for, and when…

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Times Up Termite, Inc. provides termite inspection, treatment and repair service to all of Alameda and Contra Costa County cities including Alameda, Alamo, Albany, Antioch, Ashland, Berkeley, Brentwood, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Dublin, El Sobrante, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Hercules, Lafayette, Livermore, Martinez, Moraga, Newark, Oakland, Oakley, Orinda, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Richmond, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, San Pablo, San Ramon, Sunol, Union City and Walnut Creek.