Health Risks Posed by Termites

Termites cause billions of dollars of damage each year. They chew through wallpaper, floor joists, attic rafters, and furniture. They are equal opportunity destroyers. It’s not their fault. They do precisely what Mother Nature intended. However, because they infiltrate places where humans live, they also pose a health risk to the inhabitants. The best way to prevent these pests from tearing down your home is to invest in regular termite inspections of your Union City home. This will keep your…

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How to Notice if Termites Have Returned to Your Property

You have fought the good fight. After much struggle, you have defeated the pesky termite. No longer will this wood-chewing pest make a meal out of your house. At least, you want to believe this. However, termites don’t realize when you have hung out the ‘No Vacancy’ sign. They will reappear and re-infest your home, and there isn’t much you can do about it. Or is there? The reality is that your battle at a pest-free home will only be…

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Where Do Termites Like to Live and Hide?

Do you play Hide and Seek with your children or grandchildren? They run into another room and hide while you count and then try to find them. It’s a fun game for humans. There is nothing fun about the game when the one’s hiding are termites. These wood-boring bugs love to hide in your floor joists and rafters. The problem is these pests are extremely skilled at covering their tracks and staying hidden. When they are ultimately found, they have…

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How Do Termites Respond to the Spring?

Termites cause damage to homes all year long. If they infest your house, they will continue to eat 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Yet, they also have slightly different habits depending on the season. Spring seems to be the most active time for these pests. Summer months bring some issues to a colony. Fall is a perfect time for swarming for some types of these bugs, and winter is a little less hectic but still busy. So…

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Beware of “Swarmers”!

When you think of the swarmers, what comes to your mind? For those in the pest control industry, it represents thousands of bugs taking over your home. Yet, the term means more than an existing group of pests. It means that a colony of termites breaks off into chunks, enabling more and more termite babies (i.e., larvae) to be born. The more that are hatched, the more trouble your structure may face. In other words, swarmers mean big problems for…

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Destructive Termites! The Consequences of an Infestation Are Devastating

Your home should be the place where you feel safe and comfortable. It is where you raise a family and make memories. You need to care for your abode at different times, either through cleaning, preventative maintenance, or renovations. These are steps expected in homeownership. There is one item of concern that many owners fail to take seriously. That is, the ramifications of a termite infestation. The reasons for avoiding this topic might vary, but the results of letting these…

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Control Termites Before They Control You!

No one likes to be at the mercy of another person, least of all be at the mercy of a bug. Yet, termites keep families under their wood-chewing control, causing billions of dollars in damage throughout the United States. You don’t have to fall victim to home wreckers with voracious appetites. There are many things you can do to ensure your residence is less enticing to a wood chewer. One such move is to enlist the services of a reliable…

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Why Choose Professional Termite Treatment for Your San Mateo Home

Bugs are never fun to have in your home. Many are harmless like the stink bug, which wants a warm place to live but leaves their aroma hanging in the air. Roaches give many homeowners the shivers. One type of pest that not only takes over your home but can also destroy it, is the termite. These are wood eaters. They love all things cellulose, including your rafters and floor joists. If left to their own appetites, they will be…

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Start the New Year with a New Termite-Free Beginning

The New Year means new beginnings. We often default to resolutions to read more books, get more exercise, or lose weight. Few of us sit back and think, “This year, I resolve to get rid of termites!” Yet, that may be precisely what you need to do. These wood-boring bugs cause billions of dollars in damage each year in the United States. They can put quite the kibosh on reaching your New Year’s goals if you have to funnel money…

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It’s Winter. But Termites Can Still Lurk in Your Home!

For many, the cooler temperatures of winter encourage slowing down and staying inside more. Instead of spending hours outside in the sun, we hunker down in our homes with a good book, movie and binge-worthy TV shows. We may believe that all of Mother Nature does the same. Some animals hibernate all season, while others build cozy nests to nestle in during the evening hours. Even bugs react to Old Man Winter’s call on the weather. Spiders and cockroaches cannot…

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