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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Look Closer: 5 Signs Your House Has Termites

No one wants to find termites infesting their home. Most of us don’t realize that we have a pest problem until the damage is extensive. They do leave behind some signs. It takes a trained eye, but you can keep on top of things and call in the professionals before it is too late. Protect your family and your investment when you have the experts at Times Up Termite come in. Our team is knowledgeable and has the best tools…

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Termites: Fact or Fiction? Dispelling the Myths around Termites

When you think of wood-boring pests, you may envision ant-like creatures decimating your home. You might even get a little nervous when working out in the garden and discover some termites. Maybe you found some bugs climbing in and out of your concrete foundation, or think that your old house is full of termites. All of these tend to be urban myths. Many myths are surrounding how these pests work. The team at Times Up Termite understands how they work.…

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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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