Woodbridge Termite Control
Woodbridge is a community located in Prince William County just twenty miles south of Washington, DC. Woodbridge has a variety of attractions from the Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge to the Potomac National baseball team and the Potomac Mills Mall. There is also ample hiking in the area. With so much to do and its closeness to the D.C area, this is an ideal area to own a home and raise a family. There are a variety of different homes available from new construction to older wooden homes.
Your home is your largest investment, and while the many parks and nature reserves are great for hiking, they also prove a breeding ground for many pests, such as termites. It is important to be proactive about protecting your home from these pests. That is why EcoTek offers a free termite inspection to give you peace of mind that your biggest investment is freed from invading termites.
EcoTek Termite and Pest Control has been providing services since 2011. In addition to providing services to eliminate your termites, our team can also help to clean up and repair any damage that they may have caused. Contact EcoTek today to learn more about the services we offer.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
It is not uncommon for homeowners to fail to recognize the signs of a termite infestation. The colonies live inside the walls and wood of your home and can be difficult to spot before serious damage is done. There are some signs you should look for:
- Damaged Wood—If your floorboards are squeaky or if you see long furrows in or on the backs of wooden surfaces.
- Discarded Wings—Termites will use their wings to swarm to a new home. Once there, they will discard them and begin to colonize. If you see new wings, it is a sign that you have a new colony.
- Mud Tubes –There are thin tubes that may be on the foundation of your home and lead to entry points. Breaking them open should reveal termites.
Although these are the most common signs of a termite infestation, our trained termite experts can quickly determine if you have termite damage and how extensive it is. When you schedule a free inspection, we will thoroughly check your property and give you a free estimate if termites are found. The estimate will cover the cost of extermination and clean up. It will also include a section on the cost of structural and other damage repair. This service is option, but we offer competitive rates and will be cheaper than if you hired an independent contractor. We offer a comprehensive turnkey solution that will cover extermination, clean up, repairs and preventative services to keep termites from coming back.
Effective Termite Treatments
At EcoTek, we use Termidor SC for our termite treatments. This is a liquid insecticide that our technician applies to the top of the foundation to prevent termites from entering your home. Termidor SC has been the highest ranked termite treatment for the past five years. Our technician will apply it to the top of your foundation. When termites pass through it, it will adhere to them and they will carry it back to their colony. There insecticide will then work to kill the queen and the colony. It will also work to prevent future infestations.
Chemical Free Monitoring Stations
At EcoTek, we offer a chemical free monitoring system. Our technicians will install EcoTek Term-Pro bait stations around your property. These stations are completely free of chemicals and consist of wood and cardboard. Once installed our technicians will monitor the stations for signs of termite activity. If termites are found, we will use safe methods to eliminate the termites. This is a good option if there is no existing termite activity found on your property.
Wood Destroying Insect Reports and Free Inspection Services
If you are interested in buying or selling your home, or just want to know the condition or your building, you can request a free WDIR 100 report. This report details the condition of your home in relation to termites, wood borers, carpenter bees, and powder post beetles (also known as wood destroying organisms.) Our WDIR 100 report is one of the most extensive free reports in the industry.
We also offer these inspections to a number businesses including:
- Residential Builder Services
- Multi-unit buildings
- Commercial buildings
- Institutional buildings
+Structural TermiteGuard Warranty and Renewal Program
At EcoTek, we offer a +Structural termite safeguard agreements that will treat and prevent termites as well as protect your building from other pests. Our experts can help you if you have an issue cockroaches, drain flies, bed bugs, ants or other types of insects. We will eliminate the insects completely. Our +Structural Termite Guard guarantee promises that if there is any termite damage or activity after our first treatment, we will come out and eliminate the pests and clean up at no cost to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the chemical free monitoring system?
We use EcoTek Term-Pro monitoring stations around your home. The cores are made of wood and cardboard. We check the baits for signs of termite activity. If we see signs of termites on your property we can then apply treatment. This is a chemical free option that makes it easy to monitor your home for termite activity
How quickly do I need to call if I suspect termites?
You should call as soon as you suspect possible termite activity. Each termite colony can eat up to a pound of wood a day. However, it is possible to have more than one termite colony in your home. It is important to stop the damage right away. Our technicians can provide a free inspection and estimate for the service.
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.
How do I tell that I have termite damage?
Signs of termite damage include the mud tubes, and discarded wings. Squeaky floors are another sign of damage, as are stains on the drywall or stripes in the woodgrain of the wood. Often the damage is already extensive when these signs show up.
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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I never realized we had termites until we had a hot water heater go out on us, and the plumber saw a colony of them under our house. Fortunately we were able to get Eco tek to come out the same week and they were able to kill the termites and fix all the damage. Their guys were extremely knowledgable and explained everything to us throughout the process. Very happy with them and have recommended them to friends.
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