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These Ants Can Fly! Flying ‘Ants’ Are Most Likely Termites

While cleaning your windows one day, you notice some weird wings on the window sill. As you sweep them up, you see a winged bug fluttering about. At first glance, you may think that you have flying ants, but is that true? Maybe not. It is possible that what you see are termites. These wood chewing bugs wreak havoc on homes across the United States. Recognizing the difference takes a trained eye. More importantly, any time you see bugs in…

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Why Do Termites Love Summer?

Don’t we all love summer? The unspoken freedom that comes with school letting out and family vacations ramping up beckons in some of the most beautiful days anyone could wish for. For most of us, this season is our favorite. Unfortunately, it is also a favorite of some wood-boring bugs that may be nibbling away at your home right now. They love the warm weather and set themselves to the task of eating as much as they can during the…

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Types of Termite Treatment to Protect Your Home

When it comes to ridding your home of pesky termites, you have a few options. Deciding the best course of action depends on many factors. For example, you may not use the same methods to treat dry wood termites as you would subterranean. Each invades a different area of your home and has slightly different requirements for survival. How do you know what will work best? Should you try to eliminate the wood-destroying insects yourself? Don’t put your family and…

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Back to Basics: Termites 101 – How to Prevent an Infestation

When you know what you are up against, it is possible to prepare and mitigate potential damage. We have spent some time getting back to the basics of termites. We have explored the different types that exist, their life cycle, behaviors and habits, reproductive cycle, and what they eat. These wood-chewing menaces live to reproduce, eat wood, and do it all over again. You don’t need them terrorizing your home and family. Take steps to keep these pests away. Get…

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Back to Basics: Termites 101 – Behavior, Diet, and Habits

Going through the pace of modern life, it is tempting to slow down every once in a while. And that’s a good thing; but it’s difficult to get back to hard work when you’ve taken a break. If you need some inspiration, you only have to look around you. Nature has innumerable examples of hardworking creatures. Squirrels scampering about collecting acorns and all varieties of nuts and berries. Birds gathering up everything they can find to make a comfortable nest.…

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Back to Basics: Termites 101 – The Various Types

Fall is the time when kids go back to school. It is also a fantastic time for adults to take a step back and do some learning themselves. How about some insights into the wood-eating insect that causes billions of dollars in damage each year in the United States alone? In this series of articles, we will visit the diligent, relentless termite. You will learn about the different types, their habitat preferences, and reproduction cycles. Why? Because knowledge is power,…

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What Can We Learn from Termites?

Keep your Hayward home safe and the pests at a distance when you enlist the termite treatment services of Times Up Termite. Our highly trained team stands ready to rid your home of the invasive species of wood-boring bugs. We leave Mother Nature where she needs to be – away from your house. Trust us to work hard to help you keep your home free and clear of these homewreckers. It is safe to say that the vast majority of…

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Everything You Need to Know about Termites and Fall Swarming

If you know anything about the animal kingdom, you know that reproduction usually occurs in the springtime. Well, at least that is what we like to think. That particular time of year is all about the rebirth of trees and flowers. It’s different if you are a termite. While most species do swarm in the spring, there is no specific time of the year where your home or office building is safe from these wood-eating pests. Fight these pests by…

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An Overview of the Two Most Common Termite Types in California

A sneaky invader is waiting to eat you out of house and home. It has a voracious appetite, reproduces consistently, and finds wood a most delightful dish, even if it is part of your home’s framework. It creeps into structures through the ground or doors and window frames. Even the tiniest crack is an open door when this pest wants to enter. We are talking about termites. For decades, these bugs have been wreaking havoc in the neighborhood of billions…

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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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