termite inspection

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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How Does A Termite Inspection Work?

We can talk about the importance of knowing your wood-boring enemy and how to prevent them from taking up residence in your home. Yet, there is much more you can do to keep your home in great shape and pest-free. Besides removing food sources and eliminating moisture spots, you should invest in a termite inspection. Prevent wood-eating pests from taking over your house when you have the team from Times Up Termite come in for an inspection. We will cover…

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Back to Basics: Termites 101 – How to Prevent an Infestation

When you know what you are up against, it is possible to prepare and mitigate potential damage. We have spent some time getting back to the basics of termites. We have explored the different types that exist, their life cycle, behaviors and habits, reproductive cycle, and what they eat. These wood-chewing menaces live to reproduce, eat wood, and do it all over again. You don’t need them terrorizing your home and family. Take steps to keep these pests away. Get…

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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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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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Times Up Termite, Inc. provides termite inspection, treatment and repair service to all of Alameda and Contra Costa County cities including Alameda, Alamo, Albany, Antioch, Ashland, Berkeley, Brentwood, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Dublin, El Sobrante, El Cerrito, Emeryville, Fremont, Hercules, Lafayette, Livermore, Martinez, Moraga, Newark, Oakland, Oakley, Orinda, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Richmond, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, San Pablo, Sunol, Union City and Walnut Creek.