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. Our expert 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.
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+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 fix any damage at no cost to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I prevent termites?
Termites are attracted to wood and so clearing your property of fallen trees, mulch and wood piles can help. Additionally, when you install a deck or fence be sure that it made from treated wood. You should also make sure your home is in good repair. Repair any leaky pipes since termites are attracted to damp wood. Make sure that the roof is in good repair and all vents are covered with a grate to prevent termites from finding a way inside.
What is the chemical free monitoring system?
We use EcoTek Term-Pro monitoring stations around your home. The cores are made of wood and cardboard. We check the baits for signs of termite activity. If we see signs of termites on your property we can then apply treatment. This is a chemical free option that makes it easy to monitor your home for termite activity.
How long will an inspection take?
The initial inspection will take between 30 to 60 minutes depending on the size of your property. Our technician will look for signs of termites and if any are found will give you a free estimate on the cost of treatment and a plan based on the seriousness of the infestation. It will also include an estimate for damage repairs.
How quickly do I need to call if I suspect termites?
You should call as soon as you suspect possible termite activity. Each termite colony can eat up to a pound of wood a day. However, it is possible to have more than one termite colony in your home. It is important to stop the damage right away. Our technicians can provide a free inspection and estimate for the service.
Will I still be able to sell my home if it gets termites?
Termites are a common occurrence and you should still be able to sell your home once you have taken care of the termites and repair any damage to the property. Home values should return to normal at this point. You will need to keep documentation of the inspections, treatment plans, repair work and continued inspections and treatments.
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We called them when we noticed what we thought were termites in our crawl space. They came out and did a free termite inspection just like it says on their website, and fortunately we didn’t have termites, but we did have ants so they helped us get rid of them. We were so impressed with how they weren’t just trying to make money off of us but were genuinely concerned with looking out for our best interest.
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