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Kickoff the Summer Termite Free

You have probably heard of the term “swarmers.” It refers to those termites that are capable of reproducing. They come out in spring looking for a new place in which to build a colony. When you see that, you know there is trouble coming because it is only the beginning. Yes, that’s right. Even though you vacuumed up the wings and frass, your problems are far from over. Once the honeymoon is over, the pair of mating bugs will increase…

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Show Termites Who’s the Boss!

No one wants to lose their home to the ravages of an invasion. You install fences, gates, retaining walls, doors, and windows, to secure your home. Unfortunately, none of those deter termites; they pose the biggest ongoing threat to the integrity of your structure. They sneak into the tiniest cracks and proceed to eat 24/7 on all cellulose-laden materials, and in particular, the wood holding your house together. Yes, these minuscule pests cause billions of dollars in damage each year.…

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Look Closer: 5 Signs Your House Has Termites

No one wants to find termites infesting their home. Most of us don’t realize that we have a pest problem until the damage is extensive. They do leave behind some signs. It takes a trained eye, but you can keep on top of things and call in the professionals before it is too late. Protect your family and your investment when you have the experts at Times Up Termite come in. Our team is knowledgeable and has the best tools…

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Termites: Fact or Fiction? Dispelling the Myths around Termites

When you think of wood-boring pests, you may envision ant-like creatures decimating your home. You might even get a little nervous when working out in the garden and discover some termites. Maybe you found some bugs climbing in and out of your concrete foundation, or think that your old house is full of termites. All of these tend to be urban myths. Many myths are surrounding how these pests work. The team at Times Up Termite understands how they work.…

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What You Need to Know about Termites and How You Can Manage an Infestation

Did you see some flying ants around your roof this spring as you walked around your property? You might want to take a second look as it may be another insect invading your house. That is, you may have seen a swarming termite. Because they quietly go about their business of munching and destroying structures, they are not always recognized. When they are, it can mean thousands of dollars to rid your home of them, and that is no guarantee…

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Learn about Termite Swarming Season and How You Can Stay Protected

Spring is the time for flowers to bloom, trees to bud, and unfortunately, also for some bugs to invade our homes. Yes, the warmer weather does much to awaken Mother Nature so that she can showcase her glory. Various insects sneak out of their winter spots to mate. Some even look for a new home, which could be yours. One such pest is the termite. That wood-munching home wrecker causes billions of dollars of damage every year across the country.…

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What Is Integrated Pest Control Management?

In the world of home destroying bugs, it pays to be proactive. You may hear the term Integrated Pest Management (IPM) on occasion, especially if you suspect an infestation, and you are researching to rid your home of it. According to the EPA, the idea is to use comprehensive information about a pest’s life cycle and its interaction with the environment and combine it with available pest control methods. Ultimately, using this information is then used to manage any damage…

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What You Should Do to Avoid a Termite Infestation

Not only does March mark the beginning of spring, but it also consists of Termite Awareness Week. If you were, to be honest, the last thing on your mind is probably those wood-eating pests beginning their season of swarming. Make no mistake. The termite is a voracious eating machine. They will take this month and look for a new home to build a colony that is bent on destroying your house. Avoid paying for expensive repairs of your San Ramon…

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Who Loves Basements, Attics, and Crawlspaces? Termites Do!

Every home seems to have that area that is underused. It might be the creepy basement that houses a spooky furnace that sounds like a jet engine when it starts up. It could be an attic full of antiques, trunks of old clothes, and loads of dust. Then there is the all-important but often neglected crawl space. Each one of these areas serves different purposes, like storage or access to plumbing pipes. Yet, they are often underused by you as…

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Is Your Senior Parent’s Home Smelling Strange? It Could be Termites!

We have all smelled it – that musty, closed-house scent that always seems to emit from a senior’s home. You may have childhood memories of a favorite elderly aunt who smelled of rose water and “old people.” The last time you visited your aging mom or dad, did you notice that familiar smell? It could be more than a stuffy house that needs a good airing out. It could mean that Mom’s beloved home is infested with termites. Ensure Dad…

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