Keep Your Home Pest Free – Avoid these Common Practices

Feb 12, 2019

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 a great curb appeal. However, all the meticulous surface work means nothing when an enemy is breaching your castle wall. This beast is tiny, ravenous, and ready to devour your abode in no time. What can cause billions of dollars in damage yet be as small as an ant? A termite.

Termites are mighty foes and put up a good fight when they invade. You have the power to keep them at bay, and the team at Times Up Termite can help. We know your enemy inside and out, and we have the skills and equipment to quickly and effectively rid your Freemont home from these wood-boring pests. Schedule a termite inspection with us today and feel the freedom that comes from having an ace in your pocket.

Prevent an Infestation – 4 Practices You Should Avoid

Before the enemy breaches your castle walls, fight back by changing the common practices you rarely think about. Instead of rolling out the red carpet, remember to


  1. Storing Wood Close to the House. Termites love wood. They spend their entire lifecycle eating cellulose. By keeping firewood and other lumber near your house, you are creating a buffet for them to feed upon. It is even better if it is wet and rotting. Instead, stack your firewood at least 20 feet away from your house and safeguard it from the elements.
  2. Leaving Trees Near the Roof and Gutters Untrimmed. Few people have the enthusiasm to get up and trim trees. Often, we do not think about the limbs and leaves brushing against the roof. This can turn into a termite superhighway as it keeps the ground moist and ready for these bugs to travel on. Pruning is more than making your home look great; it’s much more about keeping it safe.
  3. Avoiding Cleaning Gutters. Those pesky gutters are quite the pain to clean, but they harbor loads of wet leaves that create a safe environment for termites to grow. By keeping your gutters clean, you are helping water flow freely away from your foundation, and protecting your home.
  4. Keeping Landscape Mulch against the Foundation. Mulch is a bittersweet gardening tool. On the one hand it prevents water from evaporating too soon and drying out your plants. On the other hand, it keeps water from evaporating too quickly, giving bugs a protected area in which they can thrive. Make it a practice to keep any mulch at least 15 inches away from the foundation.

Bring Out Your Secret Weapon with a Freemont Termite Inspection

Avoid letting your castle be taken down by such a tiny enemy. Practice good habits and bring in reinforcements for regular termite inspections from the experts at Times Up Termite, Inc. For more than a quarter of a century, we have assisted Freemont homeowners and businesses guard their buildings from these wood-boring invaders. We also service the Oakland, Castro Valley, and Berkley areas, where we offer free termite inspections and work with you to establish a specific plan to keep these pests away. Already have a problem? We are releasing a new termite bait station program very soon – stay tuned!

Give us a call at 510-568-7200 to speak with our team of experts at Times Up Termite, Inc. You can also contact us online to request a free termite inspection.

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