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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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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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You Don’t Need Santa To Give You A Termite-Free Holiday

If you hear creaking and groaning in the ceiling this Christmas Eve, it could be Santa landing on the roof…or it could be your wooden structures groaning due to termite damage. Did I just dim your holiday cheer a little? Apologies, but termites don’t take a winter holiday even if you do. They also have […]

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How Much Damage Can Termites Cause?

What causes more damage to homes each year than hurricanes, tornadoes, hail storms and wind combined? Given the title of this blog post, I hope you guessed termites. If so, then you’d be correct. These tiny critters can cause a lot of damage, because they live in big families that can include tens of thousands […]

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Subterranean Termites – A Home’s Worst Nightmare

Subterranean Termites are actually a very useful part of nature. They help to break down cellulose into nutrients that enrich the surrounding soil. This is great if the termites choose to munch on a fallen tree or old tree stump. It’s much less helpful if they target your house instead. Subterranean termites are the most […]

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Termite Spot Treatment vs. Whole Home Fumigation

If you find termites in your home, you probably just want to get rid of them in the fastest, easiest and most cost-efficient manner possible. When you start calling termite companies, you may hear about an option called “spot treatment”. Spot fumigation is the technique of killing termites in a specific area of the home. […]

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