What You Need to Know about Termites and How You Can Manage an Infestation

Did you see some flying ants around your roof this spring as you walked around your property? You might want to take a second look as it may be another insect invading your house. That is, you may have seen a swarming termite. Because they quietly go about their business of munching and destroying structures, they are not always recognized. When they are, it can mean thousands of dollars to rid your home of them, and that is no guarantee…

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Learn about Termite Swarming Season and How You Can Stay Protected

Spring is the time for flowers to bloom, trees to bud, and unfortunately, also for some bugs to invade our homes. Yes, the warmer weather does much to awaken Mother Nature so that she can showcase her glory. Various insects sneak out of their winter spots to mate. Some even look for a new home, which could be yours. One such pest is the termite. That wood-munching home wrecker causes billions of dollars of damage every year across the country.…

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What Is Integrated Pest Control Management?

In the world of home destroying bugs, it pays to be proactive. You may hear the term Integrated Pest Management (IPM) on occasion, especially if you suspect an infestation, and you are researching to rid your home of it. According to the EPA, the idea is to use comprehensive information about a pest’s life cycle and its interaction with the environment and combine it with available pest control methods. Ultimately, using this information is then used to manage any damage…

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What You Should Do to Avoid a Termite Infestation

Not only does March mark the beginning of spring, but it also consists of Termite Awareness Week. If you were, to be honest, the last thing on your mind is probably those wood-eating pests beginning their season of swarming. Make no mistake. The termite is a voracious eating machine. They will take this month and look for a new home to build a colony that is bent on destroying your house. Avoid paying for expensive repairs of your San Ramon…

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Who Loves Basements, Attics, and Crawlspaces? Termites Do!

Every home seems to have that area that is underused. It might be the creepy basement that houses a spooky furnace that sounds like a jet engine when it starts up. It could be an attic full of antiques, trunks of old clothes, and loads of dust. Then there is the all-important but often neglected crawl space. Each one of these areas serves different purposes, like storage or access to plumbing pipes. Yet, they are often underused by you as…

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Is Your Senior Parent’s Home Smelling Strange? It Could be Termites!

We have all smelled it – that musty, closed-house scent that always seems to emit from a senior’s home. You may have childhood memories of a favorite elderly aunt who smelled of rose water and “old people.” The last time you visited your aging mom or dad, did you notice that familiar smell? It could be more than a stuffy house that needs a good airing out. It could mean that Mom’s beloved home is infested with termites. Ensure Dad…

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Do Termites Survive in Cold Weather?

For many Americans who live in colder climates, going south for the winter may sound appealing. Depending on where you reside, you may envy the hibernating bear. As the mercury falls and plants and animals slow down to hibernate, it is easy to believe that bugs do the same. Unlike other members of the animal kingdom, termites are eating machines that munch in wood and other cellulose items 24/7, 365 days a year. That is why it’s important that you…

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Can Termites Move into Your New Home…from Your Current Home?

Moving to a new home is exciting. The fun begins with the anticipation of packing boxes then loading the moving truck. Next on the list is unpacking everything and situating your belongings in their new places. Finally, you can sit down to rest and take pleasure in your accomplishment. Can’t you feel the smile spreading across your face while you think about it? This is a clean, fresh start with nothing following you. At least, that is what you think.…

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Frequently Asked Questions about Termite Damage

Most of the time, we plow through our day-to-day activities focused on our careers, families, and paying the bills. Between carting kids off to dance lessons and sports practices, there is little time to consider the tiny wood munchers eating you out of house and home. Termites are insects that ravage homes and businesses, causing billions of dollars in damage each year. Many of us mistake these pests for ants, or we may see the evidence but not realize what…

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Will a Treatment for Carpenter Ants also Take Care of Termite Control?

It may be easy to think that all bugs are alike and can be eliminated in the same manner. A trip down the pesticide aisle of your local home improvement store seems to convey the same message. The truth is that insects may have many similarities, but each one is distinct and requires different handling. Fight off wood-boring pests with a free termite inspection for your Fremont home when you contact Times Up Termite, Inc. Our licensed professionals arrive at…

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