Bristow Termite Control
Bristow, Virginia is a suburb about 30 miles outside of Washington D.C. It is a small community that was voted the best place to own a home in Virginia by Nerd Wallet. In 2014, it had a population of 29,346. It is a growing community with a variety of different homes made up of both older and newer construction. This is an excellent place to live and possibly start a family.
Bristow has a variety of ecosystems within it limits including shorelines, open spaces and forests. This variety makes it vulnerable to wide number of pests that may invade your home or property. When you own a home, you need to make sure to protect it from things that may damage it. One common concern is having your home, your biggest investment, invaded by termites. If you live near a wooded area or in an older building, it is important to keep an eye out for a possible termite infestation. Termites usually swarm in the spring, and you keep an eye out for signs of an infestation during that time. If you are concerned that your property may have termites or be at risk, it is important to call EcoTek. EcoTek termite control technicians can come out for a free inspection and quickly identify any issues and provide a treatment plan with a free estimate.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
Since termites are so small and living inside of the wood in homes, it can be difficult to spot a termite infestation before it is too late. Termites can quickly cause thousands of dollars of structural damage to your home as they munch and eat their way through the wood in your home. They can also eat through electrical wires which can ending up causing a fire. Although there are signals that you may have an infestation, they can be difficult to spot. Some things to watch out for:
- Mud Tubes—These are small, thin tubes that will be near the access points to your home. When you break them open, termites will likely spill out.
- Wood Damage—Look for damage below or behind surfaces that consists of long grooves.
- Discarded Wings—Once termites move to a new place to colonize they will shed their wings. This usually happens in the spring.
Waiting until you see these signs to address possible termites may mean that the damage is already done. You can schedule a free termite inspection at any time. EcoTek will check for any signs of termites and provide you with a free estimate and plan of attack and repair to help mitigate the damage caused by the termites. We will offer a quote on reconstruction repairs from our specialized division that focus on repairs from a termite infestation. We offer years of experience and competitive rates. Once you begin treatment, we guarantee that they will not come back. If they do, we will eliminate them again-free of charge.
Highly Potent Termite Treatments
Our termite treatments consist of using a liquid treatment called Temidor SC. This is a high quality termiticide and is the best product in the market for five consecutive years. We will apply the Termidor SC to the top of your foundation to stop the termites before they damage your home. The termites will carry the treatment back to their colony, which will kill the queen and the entire colony.
Chemical Free Monitoring Stations
At EcoTek, we offer a chemical free monitoring system. Our technicians will install the EcoTek Term-Pro monitoring stations in areas around your home. These stations are made of wood and cardboard and allow our technicians to easily check to see if termites are invading your property. If we find termites, we can apply an effective treatment to protect your home from termites.
Wood Destroying Insect Reports and Free Inspection Services
We provide the WDIR 100 along with our free inspections. The WDIR 100 is a Wood Destroying Insect report that provides with a comprehensive look at your home’s current condition in relation to wood destroying organisms (WDOs) These reports look for termites, as well as carpenter bees, wood borers and powder post beetles. This report can be used when buying or selling a home or applying for a mortgage. This is one of the most thorough free reports in the industry.
- Prospective Homebuyers
- Commercial Properties
- Institutional Properties
- Multi-family unites
- Residential Builder Services
+Structural TermiteGuard Warranty and Renewal Program
We stand behind our work, which is why EcoTek offers the +Structural coverage agreement. This agreement states that we will remove the termites from your building and stop them from returning, but that will also extend that protection to other unwanted pests. We offer the protection for any type of pest we find whether it is cockroaches, fleas or ants—we will eliminate them. Additionally, our +Structural Termite Guard warranty states that if there is activity after our initial treatment, we will treat the pests and repair termite damage at no cost to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there steps I can take to prevent termites?
Termites are attracted to dead wood, so it is important to clear out fallen trees. Never stack firewood directly against your home. Be sure that any structures build in your backyard are made with treated wood, especially your deck. You can repair leaky pipes and check your roof for loose shingles to prevent termites.
What are the benefits of the chemical free monitoring system?
This system will not harm any insects or wildlife around your home. It also makes it easy for our technicians to check termite activity on your property. They will check the stations quarterly and can begin treatments if termites are found, which will help protect your property.
How much time do I need to set aside for an inspection?
The inspections can take between thirty minutes to an hour. The inspector will examine all areas of your home that may show termite damage including your attic, crawlspace or basement. The larger your home the longer the inspection will take.
Do I need to call right away if I have termites?
The longer you wait to call about termites, the more damage the termites can do to your property. The more damage that is done, the more the repairs will cost you. It is important to call as soon as you think there may be a problem.
Can I sell my home If I have termites?
Before you sell your home, you should treat for termites and repair the damage that has been caused. You will need to disclose that you had termites, so it is important to keep a copy of the termite treatment, repairs and future inspections that are done.
Same or Next Day Service
Call us before noon Monday to Friday, and we’ll treat your yard the same day!
100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee
If you’re unsatisfied with the treatment in any way, we have a 100% money back guarantee. So there is no risk to you!