Arlington Termite Control
Arlington, Virginia is a community located just outside of Washington, D.C. The city is home to 230,050 residents.* The city has been designed with new neighborhoods being built near transit access to make commuting into Washington, DC easy. Arlington is home to the Pentagon, and the Arlington National Cemetery. It is home to a number of bike trails as well as 156 different parks. Arlington is a great place to make your home if you are working in or around the DC area.
Your home is your biggest investment and it is important to protect your home from invading insects like termites. Termites often do their damage in areas where you may not see them like behind the walls, in your attic or in your crawlspace. Termites can invade homes that are primarily made out of wood, as well as homes with brick exteriors. One of the best ways to protect your home from termites is to have a termite inspection done each year. The experts at EcoTek Termite and Pest Control offer a free termite inspection. If no termites are found, you will receive a report stating that. If termites are found, you will receive a written estimate for treatment as well as a list of repairs that need to be completed. Contact the experts at EcoTek to set up your free inspection today.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
Termites can cause thousands of dollars in damage before you even realize that there is an issue. Termites work primarily behind the walls and in areas that you may not see. However, there are things that you can watch for that may indicated that you have termites.
- Mud Tubes: These tubes are narrow tubes about the width of a pencil. They will be along your foundation.
- Discarded Wings: After termites swarm to establish a new colony they will pull off their wings. If you see piles of discarded wings, you likely have a newly established colony.
- Wood Damage: The damage is often under the surface. Your wood may sound hollow or the damage will be in long narrow grooves.
It is important to act right away if you think you may termites. They will continue to cause damage and can eat up to a pound of wood a day. The longer you wait, the more expensive the repairs will be. If you suspect you have termites, schedule a termite inspection. At EcoTek, we offer free termite inspections. If your home is termite free, you will get a report stating that. If your home does have termites, you will receive a written estimate that include the type of treatment and a list of things that need to be repaired. Our turnkey termite service includes making these repairs. While you can opt out of the repairs, we can make them for less than what you would pay an independent contractor. We can also continue to monitor your property for future activity.
Powerful Termite Treatments
We use Termidor SC. This has been voted the best termiticide on the market for the last five years. The treatment is applied directly to the top of the foundation. The termites will crawl through the treatment and take it back to the colony where it will kill the queen and the rest of the colony.
Chemical Free Monitoring Stations
At EcoTek, we use chemical free monitoring stations to help track termite activity on your property. Our technicians will install the stations around your yard. These stations have a core of cardboard, wood and cellulose. Our technicians will check the stations for signs of termite activity every quarter and begin treatment is signs of activity are found.
Wood Destroying Insect Reports and Free Inspection Services
- Residential builder services
- Commercial properties
- Institutional properties
- Multi-family units
+Structural TermiteGuard Warranty and Renewal Program
We offer a +Structural termite safeguard agreement that covers killing and preventing termites as well as providing protection against other pests. The agreement will protect your home from ants, fleas, ticks, termites, cockroaches and bed bugs or any other pests that may invade your home. We will give you the pest free home that you want. Our +Structural TermiteGuard guarantee provides that if you have any termite activity after we begin treatment or after we begin monitoring your property that we will treat your property and repair any damage that happens at our expense.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I have my home inspected for termites?
It is important to have your home inspected for termites annually. We will perform a free termite inspection for you. The spring is a good time to have termite inspection, since is the time of year that many termites establish a new colony. You can also sign up for termite monitoring.
Will the treatment be safe for my family?
Your family can be at home during a termite treatment. We apply the treatments to the exterior of your home.
They are safe for you, your family and your pets
Will termites make my property value drop?
Termites can make your property value drop, especially if you have an active colony or you have not completed the necessary repairs. If you treat for the termites and make the repairs, your home should return to its previous value.
How do termites damage my home?
Termites will eat through the wood of your home. They can make your home structurally unsafe if they eat through the floor joists and support beams. Some termites will eat through the casings around the electrical wiring that can create a fire hazard.
Do I need to be home during a treatment inspection?
A termite inspection is extensive. Your technicians will need access to your crawlspace and attic. You will need to be home during the inspection so that he can access all areas of your home.
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