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Is Weather a Factor in Attracting Termites?

Warmer weather encourages people to get out and about. For many people across the country, changing the seasons into summer is welcoming. Even in more temperate climates, there is just something about the calendar turning from spring to summer that encourages people and animals to come out of their homes. One resident of the animal kingdom loves all seasons and will happily eat 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The termite doesn’t sleep or slumber through the cooler…

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We Share a Wall with Our Neighbors, and They Have Termites!

Living in a condominium, duplex, or townhome community with a homeowner’s association has benefits. There are common areas to be enjoyed, and someone else takes care of the landscape work. There is also a downside, and it isn’t paper-thin walls or cranky HOA boards requiring you to remove your pink flamingo from your front porch. It is much worse than that. Because of the shared walls, if your neighbors find termites, most likely, you will, too. When your neighbor breaks…

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Why Consider Commercial Termite Control Services for Your HOA

There are many advantages of living in a home owner’s association property. You can enjoy community and added amenities you may not have in other neighborhoods. Additionally, some HOAs have grounds upkeep and maintenance written in their by-laws. This aspect can be highly enticing for new buyers who want to escape from the constant maintenance tasks such as mowing their lawns. HOAs also have many responsibilities, including making repairs to common areas. For example, if there is a broken main…

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Can I Really Make My Home Termite Free for Life?

When you work hard and invest in a home, you expect to live in it without worrying about pests and bugs posing challenges. The fact is termites cause billions of dollars in damage each year. None of us want to be the victim of these voracious eaters. Everyone wishes to have a pest-free home we can enjoy with our families and build memories. So, we take steps to keep the bugs away by trimming branches and hedges from our gutters…

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Why You Should Get a Termite Inspection When Buying a Home

Buying a home is a considerable investment. You are taking your family and moving them into a new place in a new neighborhood, and possibly, in a new city. It’s an exciting time to make new memories. First-time homebuyers have added ‘fun’ in the world of homeowner’s insurance, inspections, and mortgage rates. Plus, they get to learn about what it takes to own a home, including how to take care of the lawn and the joy of fixing things when…

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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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