Chantilly Termite Control
Chantilly, Virginia is located in the western part of Fairfax county. The population of 23,309 gives Chantilly a small town feel, while still being close enough to larger communities that you can take advantage of the many arts and cultural events nearby. Chantilly is home to a part of the National Air and Space Center, the Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center consists of two hangars full of larger aviation and space artifacts. It is also home to a number of parks and historic sites include the Flat Lick Stream Valley Park and the Ellanor C Lawrence Park. The National Reconnaissance office is also located in Chantilly.
Chantilly has a climate that is inviting to many with summer temperatures that hover in the eighties and mild, cool winters, it is a great place to call home. However, the climate is also welcoming to termites and other insects that can harm your home. Termites are a common pest that can quickly cause thousands of dollars in damage to your property as they literally eat through the wood of your home.
EcoTek Termite and Pest Control has been treating for termites since 2011. We have been helping homeowners protect their homes from termites. We offer free inspections. We also have turnkey termite treatment solution that will include treating for termites, cleaning up and damage repair as well as continued monitoring to make sure you no longer have to deal with termites. Contact EcoTek to set up a free termite inspection today.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
Termites often cause extensive damage before homeowners realize that they are a problem. This is because they spend time inside of the wood in your walls, you will rarely see them. However, there are few things you can look for to spot termites:
- Wood Damage–Damage from termites will look like long grooves in the wood. The wood may also sound hollow.
- Mud Tubes—Mud tubes are thin pencil like tubes that run up the side of your foundation. If you break them open you will see termites inside of them.
- Termite Wings—Termites will pull off their wings after they swarm to build a new colony in the spring
It is important to be proactive when it comes to termites. You can schedule a free inspection annually to make sure that you do not have any termites. If you see signs like the ones mentioned above, you should schedule an inspection right away. If no termites are found, you can rest easy knowing that your home is safe. If termites are found, then you will receive a written estimate along with a treatment plan that includes a list of repairs that need to be done. Our termite treatment and monitoring means that you will never have to worry about termites again.
Potent Termite Treatments
At EcoTek, we use Termidor SC to treat for termites. This is the best graded liquid termite treatment available on the market. The treatment is applied directly to the top of your foundation. The termites will pass through it and take it back to the colony where it will kill the queen and eliminate the entire colony. It also acts as a barrier to stop new termites from coming into your home.
Chemical Free Monitoring Stations
The chemical free monitoring system is a safe way to watch for termites. The bait stations consist of wood, cardboard, and cellulose which naturally attracts termites, while being completely safe for animals and your family. The technician will install these throughout your property and check them quarterly to see if there is termite activity. If any activity is found, then the termite treatments can begin.
Wood Destroying Insect Reports and Free Inspection Services
At EcoTek, we pride ourselves on offering the most detailed free inspection available in the industry. Our WDIR 100 report will tell you the condition of a property in regard to any wood destroying organism. The report includes information termites, carpenter bees, powder post beetles and wood borers as well as listing any damage they may have caused. These reports are necessary if you are buying or selling a home or applying for a mortgage.
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+Structural TermiteGuard Warranty and Renewal Program
EcoTek offers a comprehensive +Structural termite safeguard agreement that will eliminate and prevent termites from invading your property. It includes protections from other pests including bed bugs, fleas, ticks, ants and cockroaches or any other insect that may enter your home. EcoTek will treat your home and eliminate them to give you a pest free home. Our +Structural TermiteGuard warranty state that if there is any termite activity and/or damage after we treat your home or start monitoring your property with bait station, that it is EcoTek’s responsibility to treat for and repair any damage that termites may have caused at no additional cost to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there steps I can take to prevent termites?
There are a few things you can do to prevent termites. You can keep wood away from your home, by keeping the bushes trimmed back. Never stack firewood against your property and avoid using wood mulch in areas that will touch your home. Be sure to use treated wood in any projects that you build in your yard.
How long should I plan for an inspection?
Inspections will take between a half an hour to an hour, depending on the size of your home. We ask that you be home for the inspection so that the technician can examine all areas of your home including your attic and crawlspace.
When is the best time for an inspection?
You should get an inspection annually. Termites will swarm in the spring, so this is a good time to schedule your annual inspection. However, if you suspect you might have termites, you should schedule an inspection right away?
Is the treatment safe for my family?
Termidor SC is one of the safest products on the market. It is safe for your family. It is applied directly to the foundation, so your family and pets should not come in contact with the treatment.
How do I tell the difference between carpenter ants and termites?
Termites have straight antennae, two sets of wings that are uniform in length and wide bodies that are uniform in width. Carpenter ants have bent antennae, two sets of wings that are different lengths and thin segmented waists.
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Didn’t even know we had termites until they came out to perform a free inspection and showed us where the termites had already been eating into the frame. Our expenses could have been much worse, but thanks to these guys we were able to catch it and have them take care of it.
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