Annandale Termite Control
EcoTek provides affordable termite control treatments, cleanup and termite damage repairs to homes and businesses in and around Annandale, which is located about 14 miles south of Washington D.C. This is a thriving community that is also considered the unofficial Koreatown of the D.C. area. The city is fairly small with a population of just 41,008.* However, it offers a wide variety of activities for both locals and tourists interested in trying out the well-known and reviewed Korean bakeries, restaurants and an opportunity to try Korean barbecue. In addition, Annandale is home to several parks that make it worth visiting.
Annandale is a good place to make a home and raise a family. The population is diverse and offers good educational opportunities under the Fairfax school system. Your home is your most valuable asset and it is important to protect. Annandale is home a variety of insects including termites. Termites can quickly invade your home and cause serious damage that can cost thousands of dollars to repair. The experts at EcoTek Termite and Pest Control can help you protect your home from termites. They offer free termite inspections and turnkey treatment option that includes treatment, clean up, repair and future monitoring. Contact EcoTek to schedule your free termite inspection today.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
Many people do not realize that they have termites until the damage has already been done. For some the first clue may be when the termites swarm inside the home, which means the termites have already done a serious amount of damage. There are signs that you can look for that will indicate that you have termites in your home.
- Mud Tubes
If you see narrow tubes, about the width of a pencil, running up your foundation into your home, this is a sign of termites. You can break them open and you will termites inside.
- Wood Damage
You may notice damage in long grooves in your floorboards or other wood in your home. Squeaky floorboards are another sign.
- Discarded Wings
Once the termites swarm to a new colony, they will discard their wings and leave a pile. The discarded wings are a sign that new colony is forming.
If you wait until you have signs of termites, you may be too late. It is important to be proactive when it comes to termites. It is recommended that you have an annual termite inspection done on your property. EcoTek offers free termite inspections, which means that you can have peace of mind each year knowing that your home has been inspected. If termites are found, our technician will provide you with a written estimate that includes the extent of the damage and the cost of the repairs that need to be made as well as the treatment for the termites. While the repair service is optional, our prices are lower than if you hired an independent contractor. Our turnkey termite solution will cover treatment of the termites, cleanup and repairs, as well as continued monitoring to make sure that the termites do not return. It comes with a warranty that means you will not need to worry about termites again.
Powerful Termite Treatments
At EcoTek, we user Termidor SC, which is considered the most effective termiticide available on the market for the last five years. The technicians will apply the treatment directly to the top of your foundation to make sure that anything that is trying to eat the wood of your home will not get very far. Any termites that pass through the treatment will carry it back to the colony and it will kill the queen and eliminate the entire colony.
Chemical Free Monitoring Stations
EcoTek offers a chemical free monitoring system to measure any termite activity on your property. Our technicians will set up chemical free bait stations around the exterior of your property. These bait stations have wood, cardboard and cellulose that natural attract termites. Our technicians will check them quarterly to see if there is any termite activity. If activity is found than the termite treatments will begin to protect your home.
Wood Destroying Insect Reports and Free Inspection Services
- Residential builder services
- Commercial properties
- Institutional properties
- Multi-family units
+Structural TermiteGuard Warranty and Renewal Program
Our +Structural termite safeguard agreement not only includes killing termites in your home and preventing them from returning, but it also provides protection of other pests too. The agreement will cover termites, ants, fleas, bed bugs, ticks and cockroaches or any other type of insect that may become an unwanted guest in your home. We guarantee you a pest free environment. Our +Structural TermiteGuard guarantee provides that if there is any termite activity and/or damage after our initial treatment or monitoring with bait stations, that we will be responsible to treat for termites and repair any damage that is done at our expense.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I have my home inspected for termites?
We recommend have your home inspected annually for termites. Since termites swarm in the spring, this is a good time of year to have the inspections completed. EcoTek offers free termite inspections, and if we find termites, we will give you a treatment plan to help you deal with the infestation and prevent new ones from returning.
Is the treatment safe for my family?
Our termite treatment is safe for your family. Termidor SC is one of the safest products available on the market. It is used on the exterior of your home and directly on the foundation. Our technicians will apply it in a way that will keep your family and your pets safe.
How do termites affect the value of my home?
When you have termites, the value of your home can decrease. Fortunately, once you treat for termites and repair any damages, your home should return to current market value. You will need to disclose any treatments that you have had done and keep a list of the repairs that you have made.
Do I need to be home during an inspection?
You will need to be available during the initial inspection. This will allow us to inspect all areas of your property and discuss any treatments that you may need to have completed.
What kind of damage can termite do to my home?
Termites can cause structural damage to your home as they eat through floor joists or through the framing of your home. They can also eat through floorboards and weaken the strength of the wood. Some termites will eat the casings around electrical wires, which can cause a fire hazard.
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