termite inspection

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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“It’s Winter! I Don’t Need a Termite Inspection in Oakland” – Wrong!

Winter is the perfect time to head to the mountains for skiing or snuggling up with a good book. Generally, it is not a time for planting new flowers, painting outbuildings, or conducting repairs to your property. You may not even think about household pests like ants, silverfish, or worse, termites, invading your home. The reality is, winter does not mean termites go into hibernation like bears. They have no respect for seasons and are year-round destroyers of homes. No…

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Noticing Strange Flies? They May Be Drywood Termite Swarmers!

–A Timely Termite Inspection in Oakland Can Catch an Infestation Have you noticed some strange looking flies lately? Maybe you have seen what you think look like flying ants. For the sake of your home and furnishings, it pays to take a second look and even get a professional opinion. It is possible that what you are seeing is neither a fly, nor an ant, but instead, you could be seeing flying drywood termites. Just because you find a few…

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How to Tell If I Have Termites in My Home?

Signs for Identifying Termites Signs of a potential termite infestation should not be ignored. If a termite infestation is neglected or goes unnoticed, the cost to repair the damages of a termite infestation only goes up. Annually, homeowners spend billions of dollars in termite repairs and treatment. Avoid breaking the bank on home repairs by getting a termite inspection and treatment in the Oakland bay area. There is often evidence of termite infestations. If you know what to look for,…

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Termite Inspection and Treatment for Shared Wall Properties in Berkeley

What You Should Know About Inspecting Condos and Duplexes Annually, homeowners spend billions of dollars in termite repairs and treatments of termite infestations. Termites do not discriminate and will eat all types of cellulous regardless of the type of property. Termites frequently infest condos and duplexes in addition to single family homes, mobile homes, commercial buildings etc. Shared walls make it easier for termites to travel from one unit to the next. Subterranean termites that live in the ground can…

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Poor Yard Drainage Can Cause Termite Infestation

A common but good piece of advice about avoiding termite problems is removing dead wood, dying trees, and other “termite temptations” off your yard. However, there is another temptation for subterranean termites: wet soil. Subterranean termites are a highly invasive and destructive species that are drawn to moist soil. Whether a storm turns your yard into a swamp, or a leaky faucet is creating a wet patch of ground near your house, both conditions invite termites into your home. Keep your…

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Times Up Termite, Inc. provides termite inspection, treatment and repair service to all of Alameda and Contra Costa County cities including Alameda, Alamo, Albany, Antioch, Ashland, Berkeley, Brentwood, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Dublin, El Sobrante, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fremont, Hayward, Hercules, Lafayette, Livermore, Martinez, Moraga, Newark, Oakland, Oakley, Orinda, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Richmond, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, San Pablo, San Ramon, Sunol, Union City and Walnut Creek.