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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How Do Termites Respond to the Summer?

People and animals react to the seasons in different ways. For example, some species eat from spring through fall so that they can sleep all winter. Others manage to eke out survival by working during the warm weather to hide food for the cold weather. Then there is the SUPERMAN-like termite. These bugs don’t sleep, nor do they store away food. Instead, the workers in the colony will eat all day long every day of the year. This resilient bug…

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Is Weather a Factor in Attracting Termites?

Warmer weather encourages people to get out and about. For many people across the country, changing the seasons into summer is welcoming. Even in more temperate climates, there is just something about the calendar turning from spring to summer that encourages people and animals to come out of their homes. One resident of the animal kingdom loves all seasons and will happily eat 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The termite doesn’t sleep or slumber through the cooler…

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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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