Falls Church Termite Control
Falls Church, Virginia is located about ten miles away from Washington, D.C. It has a diverse population of just 13,601.* The town itself only covers just over two square miles. Falls Church is an entirely urban area, but it is home to sixteen and trails throughout the community. The city itself is within easy commuting distance of Washington, D.C. It offers an independent school system and is a good option for people who want to live fairly close to D.C. There are several historic sites throughout Falls Church including the Cherry Hill Farmhouse and Barn which is open on some Saturdays during the summer.
Falls church enjoys a temperate climate with usually mild winters, and hot summer days. The city employees an arborist and is often recognized as being a Tree City USA. This climate is the perfect breeding ground for termites. Your home is likely your largest investment and it is important to protect from pests that may really damage it. The termite control experts at EcoTek has been helping homeowners fight termites since 2011. We offer free termite inspections. If no termites are found, you can have peace of mind that you do not have termites. If termites are found, our termite control technician will give you a written estimate along with a treatment plan and estimate for the cost of repairing the damages around your home. Contact EcoTek to set up your appointment today.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
Unfortunately, many homeowners do not realize that they have termites until significant damage has been caused. This is because termites do the damage in areas of the home you may not see. There are signs that you can look for:
- Discarded Wings
Each spring, termites will swarm to form a new colony. After they are done, they remove the wings. If you see a pile of wings, you may have termites.
- Mud Tubes
Termites will build tubes of mud running up the side of your foundation. These are narrow like a pencil and serve as protection for the termites. If you break them open, you should see termites inside.
- Wood Damage
Wood damage from termites will appear in long straight line in the wood. You may also notice that your floorboards have become squeaky.
It is important to be proactive when you see signs of termites. Do not put off calling, because the longer you wait, the longer the termites will be able to continue to damage your home. You can schedule a free termite inspection at EcoTek. If you have termites, we offer a turnkey solution that includes termite treatment, clean up and repairs, as well as continued monitoring to make sure the termites do not return.
Potent Termite Treatments
AFor our conventional termite treatment, we use Termidor SC, which is one of the most powerful termite treatments available. It is safe to use around your home and will be applied directly to the top of your foundation. The termites will crawl through the treatment and take it back to the colony, where it will kill the queen and eliminate the entire colony. It can also prevent future termite infestations.
Chemical Free Monitoring Stations
We offer chemical free monitoring stations to help detect termite activity before it reaches your home. Our technicians will install several stations around your property and check them quarterly for termite activity. If activity is found, then treatment can begin. The monitoring stations have a core of wood, cardboard and cellulose and are completely safe your family, pets and other wildlife.
Wood Destroying Insect Reports and Free Inspection Services
- Commercial properties
- Institutional properties
- Multi-family units
- Residential builder services
+Structural TermiteGuard Warranty and Renewal Program
EcoTek offers a +Structural termite coverage agreement that covers the elimination and prevention of termites. It will also protect your home from other pests including bed bugs, ants, cockroaches, fleas and ticks or any other insect that may invade your home. If you find these pests inside your home, we will treat for them to give you the pest free environment to keep you and your family safe. Our +Structural Termite Guard warranty provides that if there is insect activity/and or damage on your property after we begin treatment or the monitoring it with bait stations that we will treat your property and make any repairs at no cost to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I prevent termites?
There are steps that you can take to prevent termites from coming into your home. Keep wood away from the foundation of your home. Do not use mulch in the flower beds that touch our foundation and keep the bushes trimmed. Additionally, be sure to use treated wood in any projects that you build in your backyard, especially in your deck.
Are there differences between termites and carpenter ants?
The termites have a body that is uniform in width and two sets of wings that are the same size. Carpenter ants have clearly segmented bodies with tiny waists. Their wings are different sizes. Carpenter ants look like bigger household ants.
How long will the inspection take?
Each termite inspection will take between thirty minutes and an hour. You will need to be home during the treatment so that the technician is able to access all areas of your home. After the inspection, you will receive a report explaining an activity and if termites are found a written estimate for your treatment plan.
Will my property value recover after termites?
Once you have completed the treatment and made the repairs your home should return to the value it had before the termite damage. You will need to retain documentation of the treatment and repairs made and disclose this information when you sell the home.
Are the monitoring stations effective?
The monitoring stations allow us to find termite activity before they are in your home. The stations are placed around your property and allow the technician to quickly check for any activity. If activity is found, then treatment can begin.
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