Don’t Let Spring Rains and Leaky Pipes Bring on the Termites

Mar 15, 2021

Not only does spring bring on the decluttering and cleaning but rains also come along with the season. While flowers and trees enjoy the extra water that comes their way at this time, so do wood-eating pests like termites. The additional rains cause many homes to be extra moist, which is enticing for bugs. It also is an excellent reminder that many areas of your Pleasanton home are wet. You can do much to protect your Pleasanton home, including utilizing termite control from Times Up Termite.

Ensure your home does not attract termites and the damage they bring. Eliminate moisture from the areas it shouldn’t be sitting. Then, work with the experts at Times Up Termite to develop a termite control program that will leave your house in great shape. You can rest easier knowing the professionals are on the job.

4 Areas Around the Home that Entice Termites

As homeowners, it is often hard to determine all the areas that water can show up. You might be surprised. Here are four areas to keep an eye on and fix during your spring cleaning:

  1. Plumbing Leaks: That small leak under your sink can lead to big trouble. Termites love decaying wood which happens when water weakens the wood. If you have water dripping from your pipes, call in a plumber and then make a call to Times Up Termite for a free inspection.
  2. Missing Caulk: Another area you may not consider is the caulking around your sinks, bathtub, and shower. If it is missing, water can seep behind the sink or tub into the walls, causing rot and further damage.
  3. Wet or Damp Crawl Spaces: Not only can a damp crawl space encourage mold growth, but it can also promote wood-boring pests to take up residence. Ensure you have plenty of ventilation so the beams under your home do not become a paradise for a termite colony.
  4. Areas Around Your Foundation: Yes, your cement foundation can be a gateway for these pests. Any water buildup around your home’s foundation attracts termites that can then sneak in through the tiniest crack to the rest of your house.

Control Termites with Timely Inspections

You can keep termites at bay when you focus on the four areas of your home that encourage wood-boring bugs. If you have water damage, call in a contractor, and then give the professionals at Times Up Termite a call. We have the right termite control program to alleviate the stress and hassle of an infestation. Not only do we work with common industry pesticides, but we also utilize an effective eco-friendly, reduced-risk pesticide called Altriset. This is an excellent option for your home if you have pregnant moms, children, or pets. Talk to us today to find out more. We’ll be glad to explain.

Call 510-568-7200 to speak with our team of knowledgeable, licensed professionals at Times Up Termite, Inc. You can also contact us online to request a free termite inspection in the Pleasanton area.

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