Why a Termite Inspection is a Must Before Buying a Home

Termite Inspection No homeowner wants to hear that their house is infested with termites, especially their newly purchased house. Unfortunately, a serious termite invasion can corrupt a home’s integrity, and cost a homeowner thousands of dollars in repairs. While home inspections are an absolute must before buying a house, many potential buyers don’t realize the importance of obtaining a termite inspection before finalizing a home purchase. If you choose to skip this critical step, not only are you risking a…

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The Type of Termite Repair You Choose is Important to the Structure

Termite Repair When termites aren’t caught in time, the damage they do is extensive. This is true in older and new buildings and structures alike. Simply knowing what to look for can save your property from thousands of dollars of termite repair. But for those people who might have bought a property with extensive termite damage, just know that termite repair isn’t impossible. In fact, as long as the damage is localized, or hasn’t been ongoing for 20+ years, repairing termite damage…

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Termites or Ants? Termite Inspections Help to Identify Pests.

termite inspections Termite inspections are a big part of owning and maintaining a home. Allowing a trained and experienced professional exterminator access to areas where termites thrive stops them from proliferating and disables their growth. While we always advocate annual termite inspections, do you to know when to call a professional to mitigate your problem? Can you tell the difference between a flying ant and a termite? In this post, we’ll give you some identifying factors of each pest, so you know how…

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Get a Fall Termite Treatment Today and Protect Your Home for Tomorrow

termite treatment Most people think that one termite treatment in the spring is “good enough” for the year. While one treatment is sufficient for the season, in no way is a singular treatment going to stop termites during other times of the year. Further, fall is prime swarming season; when winged male and female termites seek out new places to set up colonies and destroy structures. This is why treating during this time of year is most important. Stopping the spread of…

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Consider a Termite Inspection before Expanding Your Home

Termite Inspection If you love your current home, but you know that you need more space to accommodate a growing family, it is understandable to think about selling the home and buying a new one. However, this is not a necessity, especially when you are able to expand your home with the addition of several new rooms. Before taking on a massive project like this, you want to get a termite inspection beforehand. Take Care of Issues Prior to Building If…

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Termite Repair: It’s More Than Just Clearing Away the Corpses

Termite Repair Do the corpses of subterranean or drywood termites smell? In a word, the common response is “no.” After death, their exoskeletons generally dry out and get hard. As such, they don’t give off the traditional smell of rotting flesh. But that doesn’t mean dead termite colonies should be ignored. Once a colony is destroyed, timely termite repair is of the essence. You may ask, “If their corpses don’t rot in the traditional sense of the word, why is that…

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Invest in Termite Treatment after Getting Landscaping or Utility Work Done

Termite Treatment Dealing with termites in your home is a problem that most homeowners want to avoid, especially because fixing the problem is significantly more expensive than keeping it from happening in the first place. Whether you get routine termite treatment or not, you should plan on getting professional treatment after a landscaping or utility project has been completed on your property. Altering the Area around Your Property’s Foundation Many projects that involve landscaping require the land to be altered. When…

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Termite Inspections Help Keep Bay Area Home Safe and Sound

Termite inspections It’s no secret that we live in a region well-known for its termite populations. They love the weather as much as we do and perhaps even more. While most of us balk at the area’s average, 74% relative humidity and persistent fog, termites crave it. All of that moisture seeps through their exoskeleton, thereby keeping them hydrated. They need that to survive and breed. Members of the destructive species are also partial to air temperatures in the 75…

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Termite Treatment :Whole House or Localized

Termite Treatment Although you might be disappointed to find out that termites have infested your home, at least to some extent, acquiring this knowledge is what allows you to take the necessary steps to get rid of these pests. Since you want to get reliable results, professional termite treatment is the way to go, and this is where you will have to decide whether to get whole-structure or localized services. Localized Takes Care of Known Infestations When a professional does a thorough…

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Termite Repair: How Do Most Professionals Proceed After Insect Removal?

Termite Repair Did a recent infestation leave your home’s 2x4s riddled with holes? Are you worried about the structural integrity of the property’s floors and support beams too? If so, taking steps to hire a professional, termite repair team is the only way to restore both the home and your family’s peace of mind. Termite repair professionals fully understand how wood-boring insects negatively impact a structure’s stability and how to counteract their effects. They also have a firm grasp on what…

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