Celebrate Mother Nature: What Termites Do for the Environment

We all do our part to protect the environment. We recycle everything we can, combine errands into one trip, and turn off lights when we leave rooms. Did you know that termites help the environment, as well? It’s true. Yes, they do eat a lot of wood, and at times it is in the form of our homes, but their wood-boring abilities are good for more than destruction. Of course, you don’t need their ‘talent’ in your home! Keep these…

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Feeling a Little Twitter-Pated? So Do the Termites!

February is the month of love. It is also a reminder that spring is around the corner, and as the earth renews itself with blossoms, many animals start giving birth. One image that may come to mind is a famous cartoon movie of a little deer and his friends. As they grow older, spring comes about, and they become enamoured with those of the opposite gender. In short, they become twitter-taped as they find their ‘mate.’ Termites go through a…

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Types of Termite Treatment to Protect Your Home

When it comes to ridding your home of pesky termites, you have a few options. Deciding the best course of action depends on many factors. For example, you may not use the same methods to treat dry wood termites as you would subterranean. Each invades a different area of your home and has slightly different requirements for survival. How do you know what will work best? Should you try to eliminate the wood-destroying insects yourself? Don’t put your family and…

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What to Expect in Your Termite Inspection Report

Whether you want to buy or sell a home or gain peace of mind about your structure’s integrity, a pest inspection is helpful and may be required. At the appointed time, a pest control professional will arrive at your house, look over every nook and cranny, and then write up a report with those findings. Next comes the big questions, how do you interpret that information, and what should you do with it? You don’t have to worry about what…

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How Does A Termite Inspection Work?

We can talk about the importance of knowing your wood-boring enemy and how to prevent them from taking up residence in your home. Yet, there is much more you can do to keep your home in great shape and pest-free. Besides removing food sources and eliminating moisture spots, you should invest in a termite inspection. Prevent wood-eating pests from taking over your house when you have the team from Times Up Termite come in for an inspection. We will cover…

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Back to Basics: Termites 101 – How to Prevent an Infestation

When you know what you are up against, it is possible to prepare and mitigate potential damage. We have spent some time getting back to the basics of termites. We have explored the different types that exist, their life cycle, behaviors and habits, reproductive cycle, and what they eat. These wood-chewing menaces live to reproduce, eat wood, and do it all over again. You don’t need them terrorizing your home and family. Take steps to keep these pests away. Get…

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Back to Basics: Termites 101 – Behavior, Diet, and Habits

Going through the pace of modern life, it is tempting to slow down every once in a while. And that’s a good thing; but it’s difficult to get back to hard work when you’ve taken a break. If you need some inspiration, you only have to look around you. Nature has innumerable examples of hardworking creatures. Squirrels scampering about collecting acorns and all varieties of nuts and berries. Birds gathering up everything they can find to make a comfortable nest.…

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Back to Basics: Termites 101 – Life Cycle and Reproduction

Each animal in the animal kingdom has a set way of reproducing to ensure their species’ survival. The termite is known for speed and quantity—they reproduce fast and in plentiful numbers! Protect your home from these wood-chewing invaders by ensuring they cannot turn your house into their nursery where they will eat 24 hours a day every day of the year. Start with a free termite inspection from Times Up Termite. Then take advantage of our expertise in treatments to…

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Back to Basics: Termites 101 – The Various Types

Fall is the time when kids go back to school. It is also a fantastic time for adults to take a step back and do some learning themselves. How about some insights into the wood-eating insect that causes billions of dollars in damage each year in the United States alone? In this series of articles, we will visit the diligent, relentless termite. You will learn about the different types, their habitat preferences, and reproduction cycles. Why? Because knowledge is power,…

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Back to Basics: Termites 101 – The Life Cycle

Learning allows you to recharge your grey cells and grow as a person. This article helps you learn more by continuing our series covering the basics of termites, with a lesson about their life cycle. Who knew that these bugs could be as entertaining as they are destructive? Let’s face it. We often think of these guys as mindless wood-eating zombies that are bent on world domination by eating our homes. In reality, they are a vital part of Mother…

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