termite repair

Do Termites Survive in Cold Weather?

For many Americans who live in colder climates, going south for the winter may sound appealing. Depending on where you reside, you may envy the hibernating bear. As the mercury falls and plants and animals slow down to hibernate, it is easy to believe that bugs do the same. Unlike other members of the animal kingdom, termites are eating machines that munch in wood and other cellulose items 24/7, 365 days a year. That is why it’s important that you…

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Frequently Asked Questions about Termite Damage

Most of the time, we plow through our day-to-day activities focused on our careers, families, and paying the bills. Between carting kids off to dance lessons and sports practices, there is little time to consider the tiny wood munchers eating you out of house and home. Termites are insects that ravage homes and businesses, causing billions of dollars in damage each year. Many of us mistake these pests for ants, or we may see the evidence but not realize what…

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Can Termites Damage the Foundation of My Home?

Termites cannot damage the foundation of your home if it is made of concrete, concrete block, or brick. They can, however, wreak havoc on the wood sources within your home by entering a crack within your foundation. Imagine the damage to your wooden structural beams. Those creaking floors may not be because of age but because of a tiny cellulose-eating pest. Beat these wood-boring bugs at their game by investing in regular inspections from the professionals at Times Up Termite.…

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Out of Sight Is Out of Mind – But That’s Risky with Termites!

Owning a home or business comes with many responsibilities. Between continual upkeep, cleaning, mortgage, taxes, and weekly lawn maintenance, it is easy to think you have it all covered. However, hidden in your rafter, support beams, and floors could be a dangerous foe. This one lives only to do two things – chew wood and reproduce. You may not know the danger that lurks within your walls, but termites can become your worst nightmare if you ignore the signs of…

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Before You Remodel, Renovate and Refresh Your Home, Get Rid of Pesky “Squatters”

If you are getting ready for a summer remodel of your Fremont home, there is one item that you should add to your list – pest control. Any time you renovate your home, there are many decisions to make, such as dimensions of the room, style, colors, and hiring a contractor. This time is also perfect for a termite inspection. These pesky squatters are ever ready to destroy your new addition, resulting in severe and costly damage. Before you plan…

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Know Your Enemy Before You Try to Defeat It!

Bugs all look the same, don’t they? Unless you are an entomologist, you may agree. For the vast majority of us, they all look gross. Yet, each creature has different mandibles, abdomens, and responsibilities in the animal kingdom. Honeybees cross-pollinate flowers. Dung beetles keep excrement at bay. Many are sources of food for larger animals as well. The problem we experience is when outside animals find their way inside and start destroying our houses, apartment buildings, and businesses. Before you…

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Termite Repair: Cutting Corners and Recycling Materials Isn’t Always Wise

Termite repair generally must follow all effective exterminations. The repairs don’t have to be costly. Unfortunately, some people try to save money by reusing materials and cutting corners. Depending on which materials are repurposed, it could end up costing beleaguered property owners more in the long run. Here’s why: It is not unusual for termite damaged materials to contain viable eggs. Thus, reusing the materials would be akin to leaving time bombs inside the home or business. In other words,…

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Californians Better Put Termite Repair on Their Post-Storm Cleanup Lists

No doubt that the last few, AccuWeather forecasts have had Californians on their toes. We’ve all seen what Hurricane Matthew did to the east and similar could happen here if we continue to get hammered with typhoon related damage. And the storms aren’t all residents will likely have to contend with. There is also the increased potential for post-storm damage, namely termites. Termites May Take Higher Ground Unfortunately, history has shown us that termites have no problem surviving typhoons and…

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Paying for Termite Repair: Know Your Options

Termite Repair It is no secret that discovering termite damage can be the beginning of a financial nightmare for the average homeowner. Not only do visions of the nasty little critters haunt the dreams of those who know termites are living within the walls of their home, but finding a way to pay for the damage incurred is definitely something to lose sleep over. Whenever any type of damage is done to a residence, homeowners usually first turn to their…

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What Should Your Do Before Starting Termite Repair

Termite Repair Finding out that your home has termites is very stressful. Whether you are moving into a home, staying in your current home, or looking to sell your home, termites are never a good thing. Regardless of your situation, it’s very important to prioritize thorough termite repair work in your home. But before you begin the work, you need to be sure you take preparation steps first. Getting the Inspection If you’re reading this post, chances are you either suspect termite damage or 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, Hercules, Lafayette, Livermore, Martinez, Moraga, Newark, Oakland, Oakley, Orinda, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Richmond, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, San Pablo, Sunol, Union City and Walnut Creek.