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 professionals at EcoTek offer free termite inspections. If you have termites, EcoTek can exterminate the termite infestation and help to clean up the damaged property and complete the necessary repairs 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
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+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
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.
Will I still be able to sell my home if it gets termites?
Termites are a common occurrence and you should still be able to sell your home once you have taken care of the termites and repair any damage to the property. Home values should return to normal at this point. You will need to keep documentation of the inspections, treatment plans, repair work and continued inspections and treatments.
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.
How damaging are termites?
Termites damage your home by eating through the word which weakens it. This can make your home structurally unsafe. Areas of concern can include floor joists, supporting columns and cross beams. Some termites will also eat the casings around electrical writing which can cause a fire hazard in your home.
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