Is there a Termite Treatment to Prevent Infestation?

Many people first learn about termite treatment after the insects have been found invading their homes. While post-infestation treatment is effective at getting rid of termites, it’s even better to prevent infestations from ever occurring. That way, the termites don’t have a chance to eat important wooden structural elements such as house frames and trim. Fortunately, there are termite treatments designed to prevent infestation before it occurs. These treatments typically include a baiting program. Which types of baits are used depends on…

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Termite Repair: Facts About “Slightly Invasive” Termite Damage

Termite Repair FactsTermites are not good for any structure. In fact, there is no level of termite damage that is acceptable. Because the smallest of smalls can become larger-than-life issues in a very short amount of time. Luckily, however, termite repair itself can be enacted in many degrees of structural damage. As long as the structure hasn’t fallen into disrepair, ridding yourself of termites is possible. This includes when a slightly invasive problem has been discovered. Discovery The structure may…

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Termite Repair for Damage in Outdoor or Attached Structures

Termite repair Repairing termite damage can be costly, especially when it reaches the core of structural infestation. The amount of money that goes into that type of remediation can reach five figures, if on the severe side or left untreated. But for many people, the cost of repairing their home is far greater than giving up, and is especially true in situations where termites may not have breached the gates, and remain outside the home. Here are some tips on…

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5 Ways to Tell You Need Termite Inspection

Before Getting a Termite Inspection, Here Some Signs To Look For. The one word that strikes horror into the hearts of every homeowner is termites. They’re about the size of an ant, and they are actually in the ant family. They are white with powerful mouths that can eat through solid wood. These little buggers need warmth, moisture and wood in order to survive. The three types of termite are drywood, dampwood and subterranean. Drywood and dampwood termites aren’t as…

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Flying Termites or Flying Ants. 3 Ways to Know Your Need a Termite Inspection.

For most homeowners, a pest is a pest. But for proper termite treatment, knowing the difference between two similar looking pests is key to remediation. Especially when both have a very similar appearance, as is the case of flying ants and flying termites. Because knowing the difference, can mean your house. In this blog, we’ll outline the key similarities and differences of these two similar (in appearance) pests with three keys to be aware of.   1. Antenna Shape Any…

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Things to Consider When Having a Termite Inspection Performed

Just because you don’t notice signs of termites doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a termite  inspection performed on a regular basis. Regular termite inspections can help you catch an infestation before there is widespread damage, thereby saving you a great deal of money in repairs. Here are some things to keep in mind during an inspection. Termite inspectors have to be licensed by the Structural Pest Control Board, which is a division of the Department of Consumer Affairs. You can contact…

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The Right Way to Deal with Termite Treatment

In life, there are right ways and wrong ways to deal with problems. For example, when dealing with a mugger, throwing bacon is a “wrong” way. When looking for a solution to your termite problem, look no further than Times Up Termite. We have the right ways for dealing with termite treatment including free termite inspection, treatment, and even a termite free for life guarantee. Before getting rid of these nasty nuisances, it may be useful to understand what our termite…

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Termite Inspection Pros Urge Residents to Watch for Dry-wood Swarmers

Termite Inspection Update Did you know that not all wood boring insects look for wet, rotting wood? Our termite inspection pros know that it’s true, especially when it comes to Incisitermes minor. Also known as western drywood termites, they love nothing more than to make their homes in perfectly good, dry wood. Therefore, just because you’ve repaired those plumbing problems and trimmed back the outside vegetation, it doesn’t mean that it’s time to rest on your laurels. As a matter…

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Termite Repair: Myths and Facts

Termite Repair Myths Dispelled Myth #1: Having scrap wood lying around my yard will give termites something else to feast on, so they won’t necessarily invade my home. Fact: Just because you have scrap wood lying around doesn’t mean termites won’t eventually make their way into your home, especially if the wood is located very close to its foundation. Myth #2: Termites not only cause damage to wood, but they can eat through concrete as well Fact: Termites ingest only…

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A Guide To Termite Repair For Your Home

Termite Repair Recommendations The termites came, ate, and now it is time to repair. However, termite repair can be overwhelming to any homeowner. Just the shock of how much damage the little pests created is overwhelming all on its own. It is important though to make all the necessary repairs. It is important that your home is as safe as it possible can be. This guide will help to walk you through the necessary steps of termite repair for your…

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