Back to Basics: Termites 101 – The Various Types

Fall is the time when kids go back to school. It is also a fantastic time for adults to take a step back and do some learning themselves. How about some insights into the wood-eating insect that causes billions of dollars in damage each year in the United States alone? In this series of articles, we will visit the diligent, relentless termite. You will learn about the different types, their habitat preferences, and reproduction cycles. Why? Because knowledge is power,…

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Back to Basics: Termites 101 – The Life Cycle

Learning allows you to recharge your grey cells and grow as a person. This article helps you learn more by continuing our series covering the basics of termites, with a lesson about their life cycle. Who knew that these bugs could be as entertaining as they are destructive? Let’s face it. We often think of these guys as mindless wood-eating zombies that are bent on world domination by eating our homes. In reality, they are a vital part of Mother…

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What Can We Learn from Termites?

Keep your Hayward home safe and the pests at a distance when you enlist the termite treatment services of Times Up Termite. Our highly trained team stands ready to rid your home of the invasive species of wood-boring bugs. We leave Mother Nature where she needs to be – away from your house. Trust us to work hard to help you keep your home free and clear of these homewreckers. It is safe to say that the vast majority of…

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Are You Seeing Drywood Termite Swarmers?

Homeowners have learned to keep an eye out for insects trying to get into their homes. One, in particular, is the termite. Yes, that wood-boring, 24/7 munching bug does reproduce in the spring. However, as fall comes around, termites start to build new colonies, and some continue expanding into the winter. Stay abreast of the wily ways of your home-wrecking enemies and protect your Hayward property with a free termite inspection from Times Up Termite. Our licensed professionals show up…

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Everything You Need to Know about Termites and Fall Swarming

If you know anything about the animal kingdom, you know that reproduction usually occurs in the springtime. Well, at least that is what we like to think. That particular time of year is all about the rebirth of trees and flowers. It’s different if you are a termite. While most species do swarm in the spring, there is no specific time of the year where your home or office building is safe from these wood-eating pests. Fight these pests by…

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An Overview of the Two Most Common Termite Types in California

A sneaky invader is waiting to eat you out of house and home. It has a voracious appetite, reproduces consistently, and finds wood a most delightful dish, even if it is part of your home’s framework. It creeps into structures through the ground or doors and window frames. Even the tiniest crack is an open door when this pest wants to enter. We are talking about termites. For decades, these bugs have been wreaking havoc in the neighborhood of billions…

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Termite Terminology: Terms All Homeowners Should Understand

“You have a termite infestation.” Those are words no homeowner wants to hear. However, the possibility hangs out there, waiting for the right time and place, to come to fruition. After hearing those words, your pest technician will probably go through a litany of terms and options to eradicate your unwanted guests. As your head swims with the news, do you know what they are talking about when they mention mud tubes or subterranean termites? Get in the know with…

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Seal the Deal: Buying a Home with Termite Damage

The joy of finding a new home brings many smiles, giggles, and ecstatic plans for paint, carpet, and where to put the furniture. Some are so giddy with anticipation that they do not consider the ramifications of buying a house with termite damage. Others immediately put on the brakes as their home ownership dreams are dashed. Which is the better option? The answer depends on how badly you want this particular home, the requirements of your lender, and the seller’s…

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Kickoff the Summer Termite Free

You have probably heard of the term “swarmers.” It refers to those termites that are capable of reproducing. They come out in spring looking for a new place in which to build a colony. When you see that, you know there is trouble coming because it is only the beginning. Yes, that’s right. Even though you vacuumed up the wings and frass, your problems are far from over. Once the honeymoon is over, the pair of mating bugs will increase…

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Show Termites Who’s the Boss!

No one wants to lose their home to the ravages of an invasion. You install fences, gates, retaining walls, doors, and windows, to secure your home. Unfortunately, none of those deter termites; they pose the biggest ongoing threat to the integrity of your structure. They sneak into the tiniest cracks and proceed to eat 24/7 on all cellulose-laden materials, and in particular, the wood holding your house together. Yes, these minuscule pests cause billions of dollars in damage each year.…

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