Why Termites Are Dangerous to Your House

Many things can cause extensive damage to your home. For example, severe weather, earthquakes, or other natural disasters will often leave your home in ruins. These are devastating events that cannot be avoided. There is another danger to your house that can cause thousands of dollars in damage. The worst part is that you may never know what happened until it is too late. There is hope because you can avoid much of this type of damage when you have…

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What Attracts Termites to Your Home?

There is a predator out there that causes billions of dollars each year in damage. Its appetite for destruction is insatiable, and it may have its sights set on your home. Yes, the humble termite wants to eat everything in its path, and you may just be making it much easier for a colony to wreak havoc on your house. How? By keeping your abode in the perfect shape for these pests. Take back your beloved Pleasanton home by bringing…

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

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…

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How to Use Spring Cleaning to Prevent Bug Infestations

Warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours are a fabulous way to welcome spring and summer. One sure way to know the season is in full swing is your desire to spring clean. While it may not be the most pleasurable activity, it is almost a ‘tradition’. For years, homeowners have taken down drapes to wash, cleaned out gutters, and decluttered closets. Hidden in the flurry of cleaning that refreshes your home, is an often-missed opportunity to look for pests and…

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Celebrate Mother Nature: What Termites Do for the Environment

We all do our part to protect the environment. We recycle everything we can, combine errands into one trip, and turn off lights when we leave rooms. Did you know that termites help the environment, as well? It’s true. Yes, they do eat a lot of wood, and at times it is in the form of our homes, but their wood-boring abilities are good for more than destruction. Of course, you don’t need their ‘talent’ in your home! Keep these…

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Feeling a Little Twitter-Pated? So Do the Termites!

February is the month of love. It is also a reminder that spring is around the corner, and as the earth renews itself with blossoms, many animals start giving birth. One image that may come to mind is a famous cartoon movie of a little deer and his friends. As they grow older, spring comes about, and they become enamoured with those of the opposite gender. In short, they become twitter-taped as they find their ‘mate.’ Termites go through a…

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Types of Termite Treatment to Protect Your Home

When it comes to ridding your home of pesky termites, you have a few options. Deciding the best course of action depends on many factors. For example, you may not use the same methods to treat dry wood termites as you would subterranean. Each invades a different area of your home and has slightly different requirements for survival. How do you know what will work best? Should you try to eliminate the wood-destroying insects yourself? Don’t put your family and…

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What to Expect in Your Termite Inspection Report

Whether you want to buy or sell a home or gain peace of mind about your structure’s integrity, a pest inspection is helpful and may be required. At the appointed time, a pest control professional will arrive at your house, look over every nook and cranny, and then write up a report with those findings. Next comes the big questions, how do you interpret that information, and what should you do with it? You don’t have to worry about what…

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How Does A Termite Inspection Work?

We can talk about the importance of knowing your wood-boring enemy and how to prevent them from taking up residence in your home. Yet, there is much more you can do to keep your home in great shape and pest-free. Besides removing food sources and eliminating moisture spots, you should invest in a termite inspection. Prevent wood-eating pests from taking over your house when you have the team from Times Up Termite come in for an inspection. We will cover…

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Back to Basics: Termites 101 – How to Prevent an Infestation

When you know what you are up against, it is possible to prepare and mitigate potential damage. We have spent some time getting back to the basics of termites. We have explored the different types that exist, their life cycle, behaviors and habits, reproductive cycle, and what they eat. These wood-chewing menaces live to reproduce, eat wood, and do it all over again. You don’t need them terrorizing your home and family. Take steps to keep these pests away. Get…

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