Manassas Termite Control
Manassas, Virginia is a town with a rich history. It is part of the greater metro D.C. area and many people will commute into Fairfax County and Prince William County making it a nice bedroom community for the area. It is family friendly and offers a thriving downtown area with shopping and restaurants.
The homes are a combination of older homes and newer construction in an area that is expanding. You can find a mix of older wooden structures and new buildings. Manassas has wooded areas and parks. This means that termites may be a threat to wooden structures. Even brick exterior homes can be at risk of termites because of the wooden structures inside of the home.
When you own a home or business in Manassas, you can keep it safe from the threat of termites. One of the best ways to do this is complete periodic checks of your home for termites and to quickly exterminate them if any are discovered. The termite control professionals at EcoTek offer free termite inspections. If you have termites, EcoTek can exterminate the termite infestation and help to clean up any insect and wood debris from the infestation, and repair termite damages to restore your home.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
Termites can be difficult to spot, and often homeowners do not notice signs of damage until it is too late and thousands of dollars of damage has been completed. Discovering a colony of termites in a room, in your home or other signs like mud tubes may mean the damage is already done. Here are some signs of termite damage.
- Mud Tubes These are small pencil like tubes that will be on the building next to access sites. If you break them open, you may see termites inside.
- Discarded Wings Termites will discard their wings once they find a new location to colonize.
- Wood Damage The damage will show up in long grooves, and is generally behind and below surfaces.
Waiting to be sure that you have termites before addressing the problem may end up causing more damage to your home. Put your fears to rest with a free termite inspection from EcoTek. Our trained professionals can quickly determine if you have termites, and put your mind at ease if you do not. If they do find termites, they will offer a free estimate that will cover the cost of treating and eliminating the insects and damage clean up. It will also provide you with the costs of any damage repair that you may need. The damage reconstruction is optional with our plans, but we offer competitive rates, and it will cost you less than using an independent contractor. EcoTek offers a complete solution for your termite issue from extermination to clean up and damage repairs to providing a continuing service to prevent termites from ever returning to your home guaranteed.
Highly Effective Termite Treatments
EcoTek uses Termidor SC, a liquid insecticide for exterminating termites. This is graded as the best liquid termite treatment for 5 consecutive years. The termite treatment will be applied to the top of your foundation by our professional exterminators. This will make sure that anything that is trying to eat into the wood of your home will be stopped before they get very far. The termites will carry the insecticide back to colony which will work to kill the queen and eliminate the colony. It will also work to prevent future infestations.
Chemical Free Monitoring Stations
We use the EcoTek Term-Pro monitoring stations to protect your home from termites. These monitoring stations are chemical free and made up of wood and cardboard. Our technician will install them around your property. Upon inspection, if any bait station is found to have termites, EcoTek will apply safe and protect solutions to eliminate the termites. This is a good option if you do not have existing activity on your property.
Wood Destroying Insect Reports and Free Inspection Services
EcoTek offers a free Wood Destroying Insect Report, also known as the WDIR 100 report. The WDIR 100 report will give you the current condition of the property you may be buying or selling in relation to wood destroying organisms (WDOs). This is one of the most detailed free inspection reports available in the industry. The report and inspection will cover more than just termites. It will also look at carpenter bees, power post beetles and wood borers
- Intuitional properties
- Multi-Family units
- Commercial Properties
- Residential Builder Services
+Structural TermiteGuard Warranty and Renewal Program
EcoTek offers a +Structural termite safeguard agreement that will eliminate termites from your home and prevent them from coming back, and it will also protect your home from other unwanted pests. No matter whether it’s termites, fleas, roaches, ticks, ants or bed bugs or any other unwanted insect in your home, EcoTek will treat for them to eliminate them entirely for a pest free environment. Our +Structural TermiteGuard warranty states that if there is any insect activity or destruction happens right after we treat your home or install and monitor bait stations, we will treat the pests and provide cleanup, decontamination and repair of your home at no expense to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a way to prevent termites?
Keeping your home in good repair is one of the most important things you can do to protect it from termites. Be sure your roof is in good condition, and that you have grates installed over all your vents. You should fix any leaky pipes right away. Also clearing dead wood from your property can help.
Does getting termites mean I can’t sell my home?
Termites are so common that many homes deal with them eventually. You should still be able to sell your home after you have had the termites treated and you repair any damage that they have caused. You will also need to have your property monitored. Keep a copy of these reports to show they buyer when you sell your home.
Will treatments be safe for pets and other wildlife around my home?
We believe it is important to keep your family, pets and wildlife safe during a treatment, which is why we use Termidor SC, which is highly rated for safety. During treatment your pets will need to be kept away and we will keep the wildlife away. Once the treatment is dry, it does not pose any threat to animals.
Can you tell what type of insect caused the damage just by looking at it?
Actually, there are some visual difference between termites and carpenter ants. Carpenter ants build their nests inside the wood. You may see larvae inside, but the wood is also clean. You may find entrances into the wood. Termites can leave behind mud and other debris when they are finished.
Will termites make my home unsafe?
Termite damage can actually weaken the structural integrity of your home. The termites will chew through your floor joists and supporting beams, which weakens them. Dampwood termites can also chew through the protective casing around your wiring, which can cause a fire hazard.
Same or Next Day Service
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