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Termite Inspections in the San Francisco Bay Area: Prepare Now for Spring Flights

So now is the time for area residents to schedule termite inspections and be on the lookout for alates. Even though they are no less destructive, they differ in appearance from workers and soldiers in several key ways. Here are few tips on how to spot them: When alates swarm in the spring, they’ll traditionally have two pairs of symmetrical wings. The majority of the pests will also be ½-inch long or slightly less and have dark-colored bodies. As such, many…

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Oakland Termite Inspector Gives Some Fun Facts About Termites

Termites have been around for millions of years, long before there were houses to destroy. Believe it or not, when termites aren’t infesting homes, they serve a greater purpose on the Earth. So while your home may be a welcome haven for an unwelcome guest, the natural ecosystem benefits from them because of their unique ability to breakdown dead and dying trees, speeding up the natural decaying process of wood and contributing to the health of the forest. Here are…

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Termite Repair in the San Francisco Bay Area

termite repair It’s no secret that when western subterranean and drywood termites come for dinner in the San Francisco Bay area and decide to stay awhile, it can be disastrous. The severity of the disaster often depends on whether or not they managed to eat their way through key areas of the home. So, what are those key areas? Let’s spend a few minutes talking about four of them and how they may impact termite repair costs: 1.) Load Bearing Walls…

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How to Determine the “Best” Termite Repair for Your Home

Termite RepairIt’s no secret that when western subterranean and drywood termites come for dinner in the Oakalnd, CA area and decide to stay awhile, it can be disastrous. The severity of the disaster often depends on whether or not they managed to eat their way through key areas of the home. So, what are those key areas? Let’s spend a few minutes talking about four of them and how they may impact termite repair costs: 1.) Load Bearing Walls Load bearing…

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How to Determine the “Best” Termite Treatment for Your Home

Termite Treatment If you are certain that you have a termite issue in your home, the first step in remediation is to determine how to take care of the problem. There are several forms of termite treatment available to the consumer, many of which work well. In this post, we’ll provide you with all the information you need to help decide which treatments work best in your home, for your situation. Baiting Various bait systems exist in the termite market, but few work…

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Oakland CA. Buyers Are Urged to Insist on Termite Inspections.

Termite Inspections People looking to buy a home in the San Francisco Bay area may want to get out their magnifying glasses, checklists and calculators. At the end of last year, the California Association of Realtors® made several changes to their standard forms. One of the forms that changed was the RPA, also known as the real estate purchase agreement.  Our termite inspections team reviewed the new document and was surprised to see that the organization actually removed Section C. For…

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Termite Treatments: Bungalows or Big Mansions, Insects Don’t Discriminate

Termite Treatments As entertainment industry headlines pointed out in December 2014, not even Hollywood mansions are safe from termites on a hunger binge. It was widely reported that one celeb literally spent millions trying to combat the voracious insects, which were purportedly attracted to his home after it sustained water damage. As long-time termite treatments experts, we can confirm that various types of termites are drawn to unresolved water damage and will waste no time turning it into a home of…

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General Contractors Can Provide Comprehensive & Worry Free Termite Repair

Termite Repair You’ve bought your first home and started to do some remodeling. In the process, it becomes clear that when it came to making a termite repair, the previous owners were not nearly thorough enough. So now what should you do? First off, don’t panic. Minor to moderate termite damage can be professionally repaired at an affordable price. Repairing major damage is often costly, depending on where it is. Once you get over the shock of seeing termite damage, schedule a…

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Need a Termite Inspection? Questions to Ask Your Inspector.

Termite Inspection Questions If you’ve seen signs of termites or termite damage in your home, without a doubt, you need a termite inspection. Leaving termites to their own devices can leave your home in structural disarray. So in the event that you need a termite inspection, here are some questions to ask your inspector to make the process go easier. Should I choose a local company for help with my termite problem? Most certainly. Local termite companies will provide you with the…

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General Contractors Can Provide Comprehensive, Worry-Free Termite Repair

Termite Repair You’ve bought your first home and started to do some remodeling. In the process, it becomes clear that when it came to making a termite repair, the previous owners were not nearly thorough enough. So now what should you do? First off, don’t panic. Minor to moderate termite damage can be professionally repaired at an affordable price. Repairing major damage is often costly, depending on where it is. Once you get over the shock of seeing termite damage, schedule a…

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Times Up Termite, Inc. provides termite inspection, treatment and repair service to all of Alameda and Contra Costa County cities including Alameda, Alamo, Albany, Antioch, Ashland, Berkeley, Brentwood, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Dublin, El Sobrante, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fremont, Hercules, Lafayette, Livermore, Martinez, Moraga, Newark, Oakland, Oakley, Orinda, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Richmond, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, San Pablo, Sunol, Union City and Walnut Creek.