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How Long Does It Take to Kill a Termite Colony?

In a world of instant messages, fast food, and quick endings to a favorite television show episode, many of us figure it should not take long to kill a termite colony. By the standards of our fast-paced world, effective elimination of these insects is kind of like snail mail in the pest control world, since it can take a few days. However, termite control in your Oakland home takes more than applying some chemicals to your foundation. There is a…

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When is the Best Time of Year to Begin Pest Control?

When is the Best Time of Year to Begin Pest Control? There is no “wrong” time to begin termite control. These wood-boring, cellulose-eating machines never sleep. All they need is a 24/7 food source such as wood frames, drywall, and furniture in a home. When they reproduce or swarm, your troubles are just beginning. The key to fighting your foe is with regular inspections. Protect your investment by scheduling termite inspections by the professionals at Times Up Termite. We are…

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Keep Your Home Pest Free – Avoid these Common Practices

Keep Your Home Pest Free – Avoid these Common Practices — Useful Tips from Fremont’s Trusted Termite Inspection Company Your home is your castle; you will do anything you can to defend it from invaders. To keep the neighborhood dogs out of the yard, you may put up a fence. Upkeep is crucial as well to ensure your house will stand up to whatever Mother Nature has to offer. Regularly cutting the lawn, raking leaves, and planting flowers make for…

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5 Common Myths About Termites

5 Common Myths About Termites – Useful Information from Your Trusted Fremont Termite Control Company We have all heard them – those wives tales and rhymes that have us thinking twice before we step on a crack just in case it may break someone’s back. Over the years, myths and legends have crept into our thinking giving many false impressions on how life operates. For example, if you pull out one gray hair, two will take its place, or spilling…

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Will I Need Termite Control for My Oakland Home in Winter?

Will I Need Termite Control for My Oakland Home in Winter? Colder weather means that it is time for Mother Nature’s creatures to wind down and get ready for hibernation; unless you are a termite!Yes, while bears, chipmunks, skunks, bees, snakes, and groundhogs are bedding down, these wood-boring pests show no signs of stopping. Instead of breathing a sigh of relief until summer, homeowners need to keep a sharp eye out for signs of damage even as the temperature drops.…

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Who’s Eating Your Clothes? It Could Be Termites in Your Fremont Home!

Who’s Eating Your Clothes? It Could Be Termites in Your Fremont Home! Remember that little black dress you bought in the hope of wearing it this holiday season? Now is a great time to get it out, freshen it up, and check for holes from termites. Wait! Termites? Yes, those wood-boring pests that eat through wood also enjoy the cellulose in natural cloth fibers like cotton. Cotton has cellulose in it – that organic material found in plants. Often as…

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Foods Termites Love! Is Your Fremont Home their Buffet Table?

The holiday season is fast approaching. Soon parties and entertainment will abound, and so will the food. Imagine sitting down to feast on a couch leg or a platter of newspapers. Sound appetizing? If you were a termite, this scenario might feel like heaven. For a homeowner, it is a nightmare. Don’t think that having a brick or stucco home leaves you safe, either. There is a buffet for these pesky invaders just waiting in the walls of your home…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Termites

Year after year, termites chow down on homes across the country causing billions of dollars in damage. Families across the world find these insects to be serious pests. Wood on top of and inside the structure of homes, as well as, personal belongings are susceptible to the ravenous appetite of these creatures. Sometimes confused with ants, termites differ in their physical makeup, behavior, and biology. They are exciting insects that do benefit the environment. That is when you can get…

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Prevent Termite Infestation – Build or Renovate with Termite Resistant Materials

Deciding to build a new home or renovate your existing house requires more than a good architect and builder. No amount of strategic engineering will matter if your new addition becomes infested with termites. Imagine sitting down to watch a family movie and hear the faint crunching noise of these burrowing pests in your walls. It gives a new meaning to “surround sound”! Overcoming the damage caused can cost thousands of dollars and weeks of headaches. The good news is…

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Fast Facts: What You Need to Know About Termites ̶ Understanding Termite Infestation in Berkeley

Termites single-handedly cause billions of dollars in damage each year in the United States. It is incredible how a tiny creature can wreak so much havoc on your home and belongings; yet, these insects from the Crustacean Period help Mother Nature. By eating dead and decaying wood, they assist in the process of decomposition. It seems like they are quite handy – would you agree? The problem occurs when these tiny cellulose eaters get too close to our homes and…

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