Fairfax Termite Control
Fairfax is a suburb of Washington D.C. It was listed as one of the ten best places to live by 24/7 Walls Street. It currently has a population of 24,483* which allows it to have a small town feel near the big city. It is welcoming to both professionals and family with a train stop that makes commuting into D.C. a lot easier. Fairfax has several different historic sites to visit along with over thirty parks and trails to enjoy. This makes it a great community to raise a family.
Fairfax offers a variety of different festivals through the year, many are focused around the arts and other cultural events, but some highlights include the National Trails Day, the Irish festival, the annual Chocolate Lovers Festival and the Fall for the Book festival. The mild winters and hot humid summers make Fairfax a prime breeding ground for a number of insects including termites. Your home is your most valuable asset and it is important to protect from things that can harm it like termites with an effective termite control plan. EcoTek Termite and Pest Control offers free termite inspections and estimates to help protect your home from termites.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
If you are concerned about termites, it is important to be proactive about the situation. You can keep an eye out for termite activity, but many of these signs are only visible once the colony has established itself.
- Wood Damage
Wood damage may appear in long grooves, and behind surfaces.
- Mud Tubes
Long tubes will appear on the foundation of your home. They are about the width of a pencil and if your break them open you should see termites inside of them.
- Discarded Wings
Another sign of damage is discarded wings that termites strip off after they swarm to form a new colony. You may see a large pile of wings.
You should not wait until you think that you have termites, especially since EcoTek offers free termite inspections of your property. You should have an inspection completed annually. If no termites are found, you can rest easy for another year. If termites are found our technician will create a customized treatment plan and written estimate that will include treatment, and any repairs that need to be done. As part of our turnkey termite solution, we can treat for termites, clean up and repair any damage that they have caused, as well as monitor your home for future termite invasions. Our treatments will protect your home from termites for up to ten years. The repair service is optional, but is less expensive than what you pay for through an independent contractor.
Effective Termite Treatments
At EcoTek, we use Termidor SC which is the most effective termite treatment on the market. Our professional termite exterminators will apply termiticide to the top of your foundation which will treat anything that is trying to eat into your home. The termites will carry the treatment back to the colony and this will eventually kill the queen and eliminate the entire colony.
Chemical Free Monitoring Stations
We offer a chemical free monitoring system that will detect any termite activity on your property. Our technicians will install these bait stations around the exterior of your property and check them quarterly for termite activity. If termites are found, then a treatment will begin to prevent the termites from getting to your home. The chemical free stations contain wood, cardboard and cellulose that naturally attract termites, while staying safe for your family, pets and wildlife.
Wood Destroying Insect Reports and Free Inspection Services
- Multi-family units
- Institutional properties
- Commercial properties
- Residential builder services
+Structural TermiteGuard Warranty and Renewal Program
EcoTek offers a +Structural termite coverage agreement that not only covers exterminating the termites and preventing them from returning, but it will also protect your home from other pests that may invade your home. This coverage extends to roaches, fleas, ticks, termites, ants bed bugs and any other type of unwanted insect that it trying to invade your home. EcoTek will exterminate them completely to give you a pest free environment! Our +Structural TermiteGuard warranty states that when there is any termite activity and/or damage happens our initial treatment or after we begin monitoring your property that we will treat for the termites and repair the damage they have caused at our expense.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can tell if I have carpenter ants or termites?
Carpenter ants have tiny waists that clearly show their segmented bodies. They also have bent antennae and their wings are different sizes. Termites have wider waists and their body is uniform in width. They have straight antennae and both sets of wings are the same length.
Will the treatment hurt my family?
Termidor SC is one of the safest products on the markets. Additionally, our technicians are trained to apply the treatments in a way that will not harm your family. The majority of termite treatments are applied directly to your foundation and around the exterior of your home, which will keep you and your family safe.
What type of damage can termites do to my property?
Termites can do extensive damage to your property. They will eat through the casing of electrical wires, which can create a fire hazard. They can also weaken the structure of your home as they eat through floor joists or supporting walls.
How do the monitoring stations work?
Each of our chemical free monitoring stations contain a core that is made from wood, and cardboard. This material naturally attracts any termites that may come onto the property. Our technicians will check the stations each quarter and if they find termite activity, they can treat for the termites.
How quickly will termites cause damage to my home?
One termite colony can eat through a pound of wood in a day. Over two years a termite colony can eat through an entire home. However, often people find more than one termite colony in their homes, since they will swarm and spread each spring. It is essential to contact a professional if you suspect that you have termite activity around your home.
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