We use seasons as indicators of completing different projects or tasks. Spring is a time of renewal and cleaning. The last quarter of the year is a flux between fall and winter when the holiday season arrives. Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and beginning of fall. Swimming pools limit their hours or close altogether. Schools are in full swing, and everyone is considering the upcoming holidays. As you plan for this festive time of year, remember another task you should complete. There are wood-chewing pests nibbling on homes across the United States. They don’t take time off for summer vacations or winter holidays. Instead, they eat 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which could cost you dearly! Scheduling a thorough termite inspection of your Union City home is the way to eliminate these pests so you can enjoy the holiday season.
Benefits of Termite Inspections All Year Long, Including the Fall
Termites may be the last thing on your mind right now. Who wants to worry about bugs you rarely see? That exactly, is their secret weapon. They are practically invisible until the damage is done. Regular inspections help alleviate the costly repairs that come with extensive termite damage. Here are some key things to remember about termites that indicate the pressing need to have a professional inspect your property, even in the fall:
- Termites have an insatiable appetite. As noted earlier, these bugs are wood chewers and don’t stop for holidays or vacations. They have large families to feed, and they are dedicated to their task. They will constantly chew on anything cellulose-based.
- They reproduce at rapid rates. The queen often lays thousands of eggs each year. To top it off, she can live up to 15 years. That translates into thousands, even a million, worker termites chewing on your home.
- They love to expand their territory. Besides eating, large colonies will expand their territory. Swarmers will fly off from the existing colony to start one of their own, which can still be on your property. You may see the results of swarmers in your home through wings appearing on your window sills. They drop their wings when they have found a place to build a new colony.
- They cause visible damage within your home. Have you noticed bubbling paint or hollow-sounding walls? That could be an indication of the presence of termites. When the damage becomes visible, it typically means they have been there for an extended period, eating away at the structure.
Enjoy a Termite-Free Home this Fall with Help from a Trusted Company
Start off the holiday season stress-free, by scheduling a termite inspection from Times Up Termite. Our well-trained team is ready to go over your home with a fine-tooth comb, looking for evidence of an infestation. We understand how these homewreckers work and can offer effective solutions to eradicate them. A couple of treatment options include the eco-friendly, reduced-risk solution called Altriset. It is an excellent choice for homes where children, pets, or pregnant moms reside. We also recommend bait monitoring and bait stations by BASF. Contact us today to learn more.
Call 510-568-7200 to speak with our team of experienced, licensed professionals at Times Up Termite, Inc. You can also contact us online to request a free termite inspection and book one in Union City.