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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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Happy Halloween from Best-Rate Repair

This Halloween, plenty of monsters and ghouls will show up on your doorstep. You might be accosted by vampires, ghosts, zombies, and werewolves. The real terrors, however, may already be lurking within your home. You could have something dark and horrible attacking the foundation of your home, gobbling up wood as hungrily as a vampire […]

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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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Five Reasons To Inspect A Home’s Attic Before Buying

Real estate agents and home buyers, we know that you are probably very thorough when inspecting a home that you intend to bid on, but if you’re not checking the attic, then you might not be as thorough as you think. A home’s attic contains clues to the house’s past. It can also hint at […]

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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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What Home Buyers Need To Know About Termite Inspections

  Imagine this nightmare scenario: you find the house of your dreams that’s right in your budget. You are careful on your walkthrough of the property to look out for any damage. When you’re ready, you place a bid and the seller accepts. Contracts are signed and they keys are exchanged. You have a wonderful […]

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How To Choose A Termite and Pest Control Company In San Diego

There are plenty of termite and pest control companies in San Diego, but they don’t all offer the same quality of service. Since the need for termite inspections and exterminations are relatively rare, San Diego homeowners don’t have a termite company on speed dial. So, when the need arises, how do you choose which termite […]

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What Happens When The Dream Home You Want To Buy Has Termites?

Now that the real estate market is picking up in San Diego, you may decide it’s time to upgrade while prices are still low. But what happens if you find your dream home and it fails its termite inspection? Do you walk away from the deal and start your house hunting all over again? Not […]

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Top Five Termite Myths That Real Estate Agents Should Know

As a real estate agent, some of your most fearsome foes are termites. These little buggers can literally eat away at your bottom line if they decide to move into one of the homes you are trying to sell. As the saying goes, know thy enemy. In order to help you better address termite issues, […]

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