Buckhall Termite Control
Buckhall is a great community in Prince William county. Near Manassas, it offers a convenient place to live and commute to work. There are a variety of different homes and styles of homes in the community. Whether you choose to buy a townhome or single-family home, your home is likely your largest investment. It is a place your friends and family gather. Home insurance is just one way to protect your home, but you also need to protect it against invading pests. Termites can threaten your home and cause serious damage to your property.
Whether you are living a newly constructed home, or an older home, you still have the risk of contracting termites. Termites can still affect homes that are made with brick since they will feed on the wood in the interior of the home. Termites can cause serious structural damage to your home, which can result to thousands of dollars in repairs for termite damage. It is important to address a termite infestation as soon as you suspect that you may have one. One of the best ways to do this is to schedule a free termite inspection from EcoTek. The inspection can give the peace of mind that you need when you find out that you do not have termites or give you a clear plan on dealing with them and stopping any further damage to your home. EcoTek termite control technicians can also give you an estimate on repairs for the damage to your home.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
Termites can be difficult to spot, especially until they have established an entire colony of termites in your home. Many homeowners will not realize there is an issue until it is too late.There are signs that may indicate that you have an infestation listed below:
- Mud Tubes: Mud tubes are narrow tubes that may be similar to the size of pencil that you can find on the exterior of your building where the termites enter your home. If you break them open, termites are likely to come out.
- Discarded Wings: Another sign of a new infestation is the discarded wings that termites molt after moving from an old colony to a new one. They shed them because they will not use them again.
- Wood Damage: Signs of wood damage is usually below the surface or behind walls, but will appear in long grooves within the wood.
You do not need to wait until you think you have termites, to request a free termite inspection. Termites tend to move in the spring, and it is a good time to have your home checked each year to prevent a colony before it starts. A free termite inspection can give your peace of mind if you do not have termites and a clear treatment plan that will help to eliminate the termites. Our estimate will include the cost of treatment as well an estimate for the cost of repair the damage that you may have. Damage reconstruction is an optional service, but we do offer repairs at below the cost of most independent builders. At EcoTek, we offer a turnkey termite extermination solution that will cover treatment, cleaning and repairing the damage as well an ongoing service that will prevent the termites from returning.
Extremely Powerful Termite Treatments
EcoTek uses Termidor SC for termite control. This is considered the most effective liquid treatment for termites for five consecutive years. The treatment is applied along the top of your foundation to make sure that any termites will not make it far into your home. The termites will carry the insecticide back to the colony which will eliminate the queen and the entire colony.
Chemical Free Monitoring Stations
EcoTek offers a chemical free monitoring option for our customers. Our technicians will install our EcoTek Term-Pro monitoring stations around your property. The monitoring stations are made of cardboard and wood, which naturally attracts termites. Our technicians can easily check these stations and if they find termites they can apply a safe treatment to stop the termites from damaging your home.
Wood Destroying Insect Reports and Free Inspection Services
At EcoTek, each termite inspection comes with a free WDIR 100 report. This report is the most thorough free termite inspection in the industry. It will report on the condition of your home and any issues with WDOs (wood destroying organisms). It will look at issues that may result from termites, carpenter bees, powder post beetles and wood borers.This report can be used when buying or selling a home or applying for mortgage.
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+Structural TermiteGuard Warranty and Renewal Program
EcoTek offers a +Structural termite safeguard agreement that will eliminate termites and stop them from coming back. This coverage will also include other types of pests including fleas, ticks, cockroaches, bedbugs and any other type of unwanted insect or other unwanted pest. We will provide you with a pest free environment. Our +Structural Termite Guard guarantee states that when there is any insect activity or destruction that happens after we treat your home or start monitoring your home with bait stations, it’s our responsibility. We will treat for the pests and provide cleaning, decontamination and fix your home at no cost to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are signs of termite damage?
You may see long grooves in the wood, or the wood may sound hollow when you knock on it. If your floorboards are suddenly squeaky this may be a sign of damage. If you see mud tubes on the side of your foundation, you should have an inspection done.
Can I wait a few weeks to schedule an inspection if I think I have termites?
The longer you wait to schedule an inspection, the more damage can be done to your home during that time. It is important to act quickly so that you do not have to pay more on repairs. Treating termites and stopping the damage is better than waiting.
Are the treatments safe for my pets?
The treatments are applied to the exterior of your home. Once they are dry, they are safe for your pets, and other wildlife in the area. We use Termidor SC, which is the safest product on the market.
What happens during an inspection?
During an inspection our technician will examine your property for signs of termite damage. He will need access to your attic and crawlspace or basement. He will give you a report stating if he finds termite activity. If there is activity, you will receive a written estimate and list of repairs that will need to be done. The inspections take between thirty to sixty minutes.
What attracts the termites in the monitoring stations?
The chemical-free monitoring stations are made out of cellulose, cardboard, and wood. The termites are naturally attracted to this material, and it allows our technicians to quickly assess whether or not there has been termite activity on your property.
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