Decks and Patios: The Bridge to Termite Infestation?

By Best Rate Termite on June 16th, 2017

If you have a deck or patio, chances are, there’s a lot of wood surrounding your home. And, this being a termite-oriented website, where there’s wood, there’s often… you guessed it, termites. Before you freak out, just because you have termites lurking in your deck doesn’t necessarily mean you have them in your home, and…

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The Highway to Damage in Your Home

By Best Rate Termite on April 18th, 2017

If you live in a home that was built 5 years ago or even 50 years ago, it is possible you have a termite infestation in your home. Thousands of termites could be living in the walls and attic, or in the soil below your home. At one point in your life you may have…

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Are your Subterranean Termites Busting at the Seams

By Best Rate Termite on March 18th, 2017

Subterranean termites “swarm” as the weather begins to warm, usually at the beginning of spring after a rain event. They are a group of termites looking to begin their own, new colony. Another factor that triggers swarming, is the maturity of a colony. A matured colony is when a caste has grown so large in…

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They have packed their bags and are swarming

By Best Rate Termite on February 20th, 2017

It’s that time of year again, subterranean termites are packing up and taking flight. These warm sunny days following spring rains are when subterranean termites will begin to swarm, wreaking havoc in or around your home. Swarms will normally start to occur in February and continue through April.   Why are they flying around you…

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How to determine the difference between Drywood and Subterranean Termites

By Best Rate Termite on January 23rd, 2017

Termites cause some of the worst structural damage in the United States. According to some estimates, over 5 billion dollars is spent annually controlling and repairing termite infestations and damage. Subterranean termites play a big role in that annual cost, estimating between 1 and 2 billion dollars spent annually. Termites work 24 hours a day…

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Happy Holidays from the Best Rate Family

By Best Rate Termite on December 14th, 2016

Happy Holidays from everyone at Best Rate Repair & Termite. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year. During this season, we take time to reflect upon the good things we have…

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Understanding the Difference between the Colony Size of Drywood Termites vs. Subterranean Termites

By Best Rate Termite on November 1st, 2016

Most people here in San Diego think of termites and just want to make sure the little pests never get into their home. But unfortunately we live in a state where termites thrive. However, it is important for homeowners to understand that two different types of termites actually live in California. These two types of…

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Coming Home After a Termite Fumigation

By Best Rate Termite on July 5th, 2016

It’s finally that time. The tent is down and soon you will be able to return to your home. In normal conditions you may re-enter your home on the third day of the fumigation by 5:00 PM.

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June Gloom Report: Are Termites Attracted to Water? You Betcha!

By Best Rate Termite on June 15th, 2016

June Gloom is upon us in Southern California. Our sunny mornings are often hidden by a thick layer of clouds, which add unpleasant humidity to the air. That humidity doesn’t just play havoc with your hair; it also prevents water from evaporating as quickly as usual. If you have small nooks and crannies around your…

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“May Day I’m Being Eaten Alive.” – Your San Diego Home

By Best Rate Termite on May 16th, 2016

I am a home in San Diego, California and I just absolutely love that I was born and raised here. What home wouldn’t want to live in San Diego? We have perfect sunny weather with just the right amount of rain.  One thing that is bad about it, is that I am eaten alive by…

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