Why Do Termites Love Summer?

Don’t we all love summer? The unspoken freedom that comes with school letting out and family vacations ramping up beckons in some of the most beautiful days anyone could wish for. For most of us, this season is our favorite. Unfortunately, it is also a favorite of some wood-boring bugs that may be nibbling away at your home right now. They love the warm weather and set themselves to the task of eating as much as they can during the…

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Why You Should Get a Termite Inspection When Buying a Home

Buying a home is a considerable investment. You are taking your family and moving them into a new place in a new neighborhood, and possibly, in a new city. It’s an exciting time to make new memories. First-time homebuyers have added ‘fun’ in the world of homeowner’s insurance, inspections, and mortgage rates. Plus, they get to learn about what it takes to own a home, including how to take care of the lawn and the joy of fixing things when…

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How Do Subterranean Termites Enter Your Home and How to Prevent Them?

Ants, roaches, and mice are unwelcome guests. They cause much destruction and sometimes bring disease to humans. There is another bug that wreaks havoc on your home, and you may never know they are there until the damage is severe. We are talking about the subterranean termite. This voracious eater lives to chew away at your wood frame, drywall, or other items of wood 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Once they set up a colony on your…

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How You Can Know if You Have a Termite Infestation

We love our homes. They are places of comfort, laughter, and sometimes tears. No matter what is happening in the world, you know that you have a safe haven. What would you do if something happened? You would take care of it. It is easy to keep rooms clean, produce gorgeous landscapes, and make necessary repairs. All of these items are easy to handle because you can see them. What about those things that cannot be seen? For example, what…

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Why Termites Are Dangerous to Your House

Many things can cause extensive damage to your home. For example, severe weather, earthquakes, or other natural disasters will often leave your home in ruins. These are devastating events that cannot be avoided. There is another danger to your house that can cause thousands of dollars in damage. The worst part is that you may never know what happened until it is too late. There is hope because you can avoid much of this type of damage when you have…

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What Attracts Termites to Your Home?

There is a predator out there that causes billions of dollars each year in damage. Its appetite for destruction is insatiable, and it may have its sights set on your home. Yes, the humble termite wants to eat everything in its path, and you may just be making it much easier for a colony to wreak havoc on your house. How? By keeping your abode in the perfect shape for these pests. Take back your beloved Pleasanton home by bringing…

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Don’t Let Spring Rains and Leaky Pipes Bring on the Termites

Not only does spring bring on the decluttering and cleaning but rains also come along with the season. While flowers and trees enjoy the extra water that comes their way at this time, so do wood-eating pests like termites. The additional rains cause many homes to be extra moist, which is enticing for bugs. It also is an excellent reminder that many areas of your Pleasanton home are wet. You can do much to protect your Pleasanton home, including utilizing…

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How to Use Spring Cleaning to Prevent Bug Infestations

Warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours are a fabulous way to welcome spring and summer. One sure way to know the season is in full swing is your desire to spring clean. While it may not be the most pleasurable activity, it is almost a ‘tradition’. For years, homeowners have taken down drapes to wash, cleaned out gutters, and decluttered closets. Hidden in the flurry of cleaning that refreshes your home, is an often-missed opportunity to look for pests and…

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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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