termite infestation

How You Can Know if You Have a Termite Infestation

We love our homes. They are places of comfort, laughter, and sometimes tears. No matter what is happening in the world, you know that you have a safe haven. What would you do if something happened? You would take care of it. It is easy to keep rooms clean, produce gorgeous landscapes, and make necessary repairs. All of these items are easy to handle because you can see them. What about those things that cannot be seen? For example, what…

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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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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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Will I Need Termite Control for My Oakland Home in Winter?

Will I Need Termite Control for My Oakland Home in Winter? Colder weather means that it is time for Mother Nature’s creatures to wind down and get ready for hibernation; unless you are a termite!Yes, while bears, chipmunks, skunks, bees, snakes, and groundhogs are bedding down, these wood-boring pests show no signs of stopping. Instead of breathing a sigh of relief until summer, homeowners need to keep a sharp eye out for signs of damage even as the temperature drops.…

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Foods Termites Love! Is Your Fremont Home their Buffet Table?

The holiday season is fast approaching. Soon parties and entertainment will abound, and so will the food. Imagine sitting down to feast on a couch leg or a platter of newspapers. Sound appetizing? If you were a termite, this scenario might feel like heaven. For a homeowner, it is a nightmare. Don’t think that having a brick or stucco home leaves you safe, either. There is a buffet for these pesky invaders just waiting in the walls of your home…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Termites

Year after year, termites chow down on homes across the country causing billions of dollars in damage. Families across the world find these insects to be serious pests. Wood on top of and inside the structure of homes, as well as, personal belongings are susceptible to the ravenous appetite of these creatures. Sometimes confused with ants, termites differ in their physical makeup, behavior, and biology. They are exciting insects that do benefit the environment. That is when you can get…

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Fast Facts: What You Need to Know About Termites ̶ Understanding Termite Infestation in Berkeley

Termites single-handedly cause billions of dollars in damage each year in the United States. It is incredible how a tiny creature can wreak so much havoc on your home and belongings; yet, these insects from the Crustacean Period help Mother Nature. By eating dead and decaying wood, they assist in the process of decomposition. It seems like they are quite handy – would you agree? The problem occurs when these tiny cellulose eaters get too close to our homes and…

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Build a Strong Foundation for Your New Home with Pre-Treatment for Termite Control

Building your dream house is one of the most amazing experiences you can have. The steps to creating the perfect family haven begin with choosing an architect and finding a floorplan. Next comes all the fun of sorting through colors and textures for your bathroom tile, kitchen cabinets, and living room carpet. Each room painstakingly mulled over to get the effect you seek. To last through the decades, every structure needs a solid foundation. No matter the type, crawl space…

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