Pest and Termite Inspection are an Important Part of Buying a Home

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Every good home buyer understands the need for a home inspection before signing on that final dotted line. What many home buyers forget though, is that a pest and termite inspection is just as important. Termites and other boring inspects can cause severe structural damage to a home, and add up to big dollars and big headaches down the road. Plus, other pests and rodents can pose health and safety risks to you and your family if not identified and exterminated. Structural Damage Termites cause billions of dollars worth of damage in the U.S. every year. California’s coastal climate is

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Warning Signs of Termites

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Termites are small insects, but they can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home or property. Homeowners often know about the dangers of termites but may not be aware of the warning signs of termite activity. If you see any of the following in your home, you may have a termite infestation. Hollow Sounding Wood Most termite species prefer dark environments. Because of this, termites are more likely to be active on the inside of wood rather than the top surface. Even when termites are active the top surface of the wood may still appear normal. If the

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Ant Control – Simple Solutions

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When an ant problem first presents itself, most people reach for the ant spray. But the truth is that ant sprays are ineffective for keeping ants at bay because they will only deter the ants from that particular spot for a certain amount of time, which is until the spray wears or is washed off. Ant baits, on the other hand, are a very effective tool against ants. The best kind of ant bait in a self-contained station that you place directly near the trail of ants. The bait used is a slow-acting poison. The foraging ants then enter the

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