Dumfries Termite Control
Dumfries is one of the oldest continuously chartered townships in Virginia. Located just 25 miles south of DC metro area, Dumfries has a rich history. Dumfries has a variety of old and new construction of homes in the area. Although densely populated, Dumfries is surrounded by wetlands and woods. The woods and wetlands are a perfect breeding ground for termites and other wood destroying organisms. These can damage wood homes or the framing inside of brick constructed homes.
Owning a home or town home in Dumfries allows you to enjoy the beauty of the area as well as the convenience of living not far from the D.C area. It is vital to protect your home, your largest investment, from termites and other pests that may damage your home. Regular inspections of your property can quickly identify any issues with termites. EcoTek can complete an inspection and create a termite treatment plan that will deal with infestation, as well as an estimate to repair the damaged property.
EcoTek Termite and Pest Control has been providing termite control since 2011. We offer a turnkey solution that includes treating for current termites, repairing the damage they caused, and preventing the termites from returning. Contact EcoTek today to learn more.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
Many homeowners do not suspect that they have a termite infestation until they discover a termite colony in a room or under their house. Usually, by the time you notice signs of termites, it is already too late and they have already caused thousands of dollars in damage.
- Wood Damage–The damage will show up as damage in long grooves in the wood below and behind surfaces.
- Mud Tubes—The mud tubes are about the size of a pencil and will be along the foundation of your home. If you break them open, termites should come out.
- Termite Wings—Piles of discarded wings are signs that a colony has just swarmed and reached a new home, since they discard their wings when they reach their destination.
Waiting until you spot termites is not the best plan. Often this means that the damage is already done. It is important to be proactive when it comes to protecting your home. EcoTek offers a free termite inspection that can quickly identify if you have any issues, and give you peace of mind if you do not. Scheduling regular inspections will allow you to identify any issues before they become serious. If EcoTek’s expert technicians identify a termite problem, the will provide you with a free estimate that will cover the costs of eliminating termites and cleaning up the damage. It will also explain costs involved with repairing the damage. The damage repair is an optional service from EcoTek, but our experts can complete the work at a lower cost than most independent contractors. EcoTek’s turnkey termite control solution will cover the extermination, the cleanup and damage repairs, as well as providing a continuing service that will guarantees that you will never have to worry about termites again.
Potent Termite Treatments
EcoTek uses Termidor SC for killing termites. Termidor SC is the best graded liquid termite treatment in the marketplace for five consecutive years. The treatment is applied to the top of your foundation to stop the termites that are trying to eat your wood from doing any damage. The termites will carry the insecticide back to the colony effectively kill the queen and the entire colony. It will also stop new termites from invading your home.
Chemical Free Monitoring Stations
EcoTek offers a chemical free monitoring system to help you detect termites before they become an issue. Our technicians will install EcoTek Term-Pro stations around the outside of your home. These stations contain wood and cardboard which will naturally attract termites and allow our technicians to see if termites are invading your property. If any termites are found, they will treat them with safe, protected solutions to eliminate the termites. This system is a good option if you do not have any existing termite activity on your property.
Wood Destroying Insect Reports and Free Inspection Services
At EcoTek, we offer the most detailed free inspections in the industry. The WDIR 100 report tells you the current condition of a property that you are selling or buying in regards to WDOs (wood-destroying organisms). The reports will not only cover termites, but will also report on issues caused by powder post beetles, wood borers and carpenter bees (which are often not included in reports). These reports are used when buying or selling a home or applying for a mortgage.
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+Structural TermiteGuard Warranty and Renewal Program
EcoTek provides a comprehensive +Structural termite safeguard agreement that will eliminate termites from your home and prevent them from coming back, as well as protect your home from other pests. This includes termites, fleas, ticks, roaches, ants, bed bugs or any other type of insect that may enter you home. EcoTek will exterminate them completely for a pest free environment. Our +Structural TermiteGuard warranty states that if there any insect activity and/or damage that occurs right after we treat your home or install bait stations, it’s our responsibility to treat the pests and to provide cleanup, decontamination and repair 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.
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.
When should I get an inspection?
We recommend receiving an annual inspection. Termites swarm during the spring, and this is a good time for an inspection, though we can schedule one at any time during the year. If you suspect you have termites you should schedule one right away.
Is the treatment safe for my family and pets?
Once applied there is no danger to your family or pets. At EcoTek, we use Termidor SC which is the safest termite insecticide on the market. This option is used outdoors.
How can I tell the difference between ants and termites?
Termites and ants have distinct appearances. Ants have two sets of wings that are different sizes and about the same size as their bodies. They also have tiny waists with clear segments that are easy to identify. Their antennae are bent at the ends. Termites have wings that are twice as long their bodies. The body is segmented, but with a thicker waist and it appears uniform in length. The antennae are straight.
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