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It’s Swarming Season! Here’s How to Keep Your Home Safe From Infestation

Here in Southern California, it’s hot; it’s sticky. It’s also swarming season for Drywood termites. As you’re busy keeping cool, termites are gearing up for expansion. Colonies are reaching capacity and are now on the hunt for new lumber on which to lay their eggs. Now, if you see termites buzzing around your home, that […]

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An Extension to Your Home – Take Care of Those Decks!

Not only is the deck the perfect chill-out zone for summer afternoons—great for throwing back a few cold ones and soaking up some rays as burgers sizzle on the grill. It’s also a major boost to the value of your home—turns out, home buyers of all stripes love their decks. According to Home Remodeling Magazine, […]

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Choosing the appropriate contractor for your specific job

A contractor can be a great asset for your wood damage repairs as long as they specialize in wood damage repairs like Best Rate Repair and Termite. Before you hire just anyone, you will want to make sure they are licensed and reputable. Hiring the right contractor for your job can make the difference when […]

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Happy Holidays from the Best Rate Family

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… like our partnership with you. We would like to express our sincerest appreciation for the trust […]

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How Termites Damage Your Home from the Inside Out

Termites are perfectly fine when they help recycle dead tree stumps and branches in the forest. In fact, they are better than fine. Their eating habits help clear out dead trees so that new ones can grow in their place, and their waste fertilizes the soil. The problem occurs when termites mistake your patio, attic, […]

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Which Termites Are Actually Destroying Your Home?

If you close your eyes and image a termite in your mind, chances are you are thinking of one specific caste of termite – the worker termite. That’s because worker termites make up the vast majority of any termite colony. They are in charge of building and repairing the tunnels of the colony, so if […]

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September Swarming Season for Drywood Termites Is Here

San Diego is blessed with year-round gorgeous weather. Unfortunately some blessings also have a downside. San Diego’s temperate weather also makes it an inviting home for three different termite species: subterranean, drywood, and dampwood termites. Each different type of termite has its own characteristics, including its own swarming schedule. As September approaches, it is time […]

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Can Termite Infestations Affect a Home’s Resale Value?

It’s bad enough if you discover a termite infestation in your home and have to call in a pest control company to eradicate those nasty houseguests. However, termite infestations can also have a long-term effect on your home’s resale value, especially if you’ve had more than one infestation.  Let’s cover a few points for the […]

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After A Termite Infestation – Fix It Or Replace It?

Sure, termites play a critical role in our ecosystem by helping to break down dead, organic material, but that doesn’t make us feel any better when that dead organic material happens to be our home. Unfortunately, termites can’t tell the difference between a dead tree stump and our wooden deck or patio, and since colonies […]

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Real Estate Agent Quick Tip: Make Sure New Homes Get Termite Pre-Treatment

The numbers on new home construction are finally starting to jump, which means real estate agents are jumping as well (for joy!). If you’ve taken on a client or two who are looking for a brand new home or looking to build a home, it’s important to suggest that they consider properties that are pre-treated […]

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