Haymarket Termite Control
Haymarket is an independent community just outside of the Washington D.C. area. Located in Prince William county Haymarket has a rich history that began around 1799 with the building of a courthouse. There are number of historic places to visit, but most of the town was rebuilt after the Civil War. Haymarket was original considered a crossroads since it was built around the meeting of two roads. Now it is a community focused on providing an old small town feel while providing an excellent place to grow.
Buying a home in Haymarket can be a great investment for you and your family. The wooded areas and older building can be a feeding and breeding ground for termites. Whether you own a new home with a brick exterior or an older wooden home, your home may still be at risk for termites. It is important to regularly check for termites and to contact EcoTek immediately if you suspect you may have them.
EcoTek has been helping homeowners protect their homes from termites since 2011. Our termite control exterminators can provide a free inspection and estimate to help you deal with termites. The estimate will include the cost of eliminating the termites as well as the option to repair termite damage that was caused by the termite infestation.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
Termites can cause serious damage to your home before you even realize they are there. Since they live within the walls and wood of your home they can be difficult to spot. Here are three signs of termites:
- Mud Tubes: Mud tubes provide protection to termites that are entering your home. You will see thin pencil like tubes running up the foundation of your home. Often if you break them apart, you can see termites inside of them.
- Discarded Wings: Termites will fly from their old colony to their new one. After they swarm, they will shed their wings. If you see a pile of discarded wings around your property, it is a sign of a new termite colony.
- Wood Damage: The wood damage will appear in long rows, and may be below the surface or behind objects.
The best way to deal with termites is to deal with them head on. Waiting until you think you have termites may be too late. There is no reason to put off an inspection, especially since EcoTek offers free inspections. This can give you peace of mind and if you do have termites, EcoTek’s technicians will provide you with a free estimate that will include the cost of eliminating the termites and cleaning up the damage. The estimate will also provide information on damage repairs and the expected cost. Although this is an optional service, it is less expensive than finding an independent contractor to do it for you. EcoTek has a turnkey termite control solution that will cover the extermination, clean up, repairing damages and proving a continuous services that will prevent the termite from returning. This option means that you will no longer need to worry about termites.
Powerful Termite Treatments
The termiticide we have found is the most effective at killing termites is Termidor SC. This is a liquid insecticide that we apply to the top of your foundation to prevent termites from getting into your home. Termidor SC is the best treatment available on the market for five years. The treatment works when the termites pick up the insecticide and take it back to their colony. This will kill the queen and the colony. It also works to prevent future infestations.
Chemical Free Monitoring Stations
At EcoTek, we offer a chemical free monitoring option. Our technician will install EcoTek Term-Pro stations around your home. These are made up of wood and cardboard which naturally attract termites. If termites are found, then a safe solution is applied to exterminate the termites. This system allows the technicians to easily find termites if they begin to invade your property.
Wood Destroying Insect Reports and Free Inspection Services
Our WDIR 100 report is a free termite inspection report. This is one of the most detailed termite inspections in the industry The WDIR 100 will give you the current condition of property that you may be buying or selling. It looks at the wood destroying organisms (WDOs) and how they affect your home. In addition to looking at termites, you can learn about issues that may be caused by powder post beetles, wood borers and carpenter bees.
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+Structural TermiteGuard Warranty and Renewal Program
EcoTek offers a +Structural termite safeguard agreement that will not only cover exterminating termites and preventing them from returning, but it also extends to eliminating other pests too. It doesn’t matter if you are dealing with termites, bed bugs, roaches, ants, fleas, ticks or any other type of insect, EcoTek will exterminate them completely for a pest free home or business. Our +Structural TermiteGuard warranty provides that if there is any insect activity and/or destruction after the treatment begins or the monitoring of bait stations begins, that EcoTek will take the responsibility and expense of eliminating the pests as well the costs of clean up, decontamination and home repairs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a way to detect termite damage?
Most of the damage that termites do is below the damage and in areas of your home that you do not see. If your floors are suddenly squeaky or if the wood sounds hollow when you knock on it, you may have termites.
How often do I need to schedule termite inspections?
Termites can do a lot of damage in a short period of time, so regular inspections are important. Plan on having your home inspected annually. If you suspect you have termites, call right away. You may also want to consider using the monitoring system which can detect termite activity more quickly.
Where will the technician look during an inspection?
During an inspection, the technician will look for signs of termite activity. They will need to look in your attic, as well as your crawlspace and/or basement. They will make there is no termite activity, but if they find some, they will give you a written estimate, treatment plan and a list of repairs that need to be completed.
How much damage will the termites cause if I wait to call?
Termites will keep eating until you treat them and kill the colony. A termite colony will eat about a pound of wood a day, and through an entire home in just two years. The longer you wait to schedule the inspection and treatment, the more the termites will damage your home and the more expensive the home will be.
Are the treatments safe for my pets?
Once the treatment is dry, it will be completely safe for your pets. We ask that you keep your pets up or take them off the property during a termite treatment and until it dries. We will keep the wildlife away while we are working so they will be safe.
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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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