Can Termites Move into Your New Home…from Your Current Home?

Jan 15, 2020

Moving to a new home is exciting. The fun begins with the anticipation of packing boxes then loading the moving truck. Next on the list is unpacking everything and situating your belongings in their new places. Finally, you can sit down to rest and take pleasure in your accomplishment. Can’t you feel the smile spreading across your face while you think about it? This is a clean, fresh start with nothing following you. At least, that is what you think. What if that is not necessarily true?

Keep your new residence pest-free when you have a termite inspection is done on your Alameda home. The experienced team at Times Up Termite Inc. knows what they are looking for and has the tools necessary to remedy the situation. Rest assured that if any wood-munching tag-a-longs are in your house, our team will eradicate the infestation.

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How Termites Move with You

Thinking that tiny pests have infiltrated your belongings may send a shiver down your spine. Here is how these pesky bugs may try to hitch a ride with you to your new haven:

  1. They infest a piece of wood furniture. For example, the Formosan subterranean termite treatment in Oakland loves to chew through wood, flooring, and other items made of cellulose. They are voracious eaters and can go undetected for quite a while in your wood furniture.
  2. They may be present in railroad ties and wooden telephone poles. It may not be a good idea to dig up those railroad ties lining your driveway or landscape and take them to your new residence. If there is an existing colony within the tie or pole, it will not jump ship because things moved. They will come along for the ride.
  3. They hide out in wood from demolished houses or barns. Those planks from the abandoned barn that you were going to turn into a sign for your new home may bring you more pain than pleasure. Termites can hide out in the aging wood easily.
  4. They do not necessarily travel in your clothes, however. Some of these cellulose eating machines will eat your cotton clothing. However, they do not nest in your favorite sweatshirt.

Keep in mind that termites love warm, wet places. You will find them in dank basements, woodpiles around your property, and in your walls. Yet, you may not notice for years. It is a good idea to have your home regularly inspected and treated by licensed experts like Times Up Termite.

Get Answers with a termite Inspection for Your Fremont Home

Ensure you did not bring any unwanted guests with you when you hire Times Up Termite to conduct a free termite inspection. We will comb through your home, looking for evidence of infestation. Then we will tailor a plan to rid your new haven of these bugs with one of the many different options we are trained to use. For example, an eco-friendly, reduced-risk pesticide called Altriset is one choice. It is known as a better choice for your home if someone is pregnant or you have children or pets. Enjoy the peace of mind that your home is protected by calling us today.

Give us a call at 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.

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