Vienna Termite Control
Vienna, Virginia is a part of the greater metro Washington, D.C. area. Located in Fairfax county, it is just seventeen miles from D.C. It is the end stop for the Orange line on the metro and many people commute into the D.C area every day. Vienna is a family friendly community with a small population of 16,459.* It has a number of parks and other attractions including the Meadow Lark Botanical Gardens and the Freeman Store and Museum. Residents also enjoy shopping at the nearby Tyson’s Corner.
Vienna is a community that was first established in 1859, and it consists of a number of homes ranging in age. The nearby wetlands from Wolftrap Creek and the Bear Branch of Accotink Creek along with the mild climate makes Vienna a breeding ground for termites. Termites can quickly cause serious damage to your home and property. Termites can eat through a pound of wood in just one day and cause structural damage to your floor joists or support walls and make your home structurally unsafe. It is important to take the steps to protect your home from termites. The experts at EcoTek Termite and Pest Control can help with all your termite control needs. We offer free termite inspections so that you can rest easy knowing that your home is termite free. If we do find termites we will provide a free estimate that includes treatment and repairs of the damage. Contact EcoTek to set up an termite control appointment today.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
Many people do not realize that they have issues with termites until significant damage has been done. This is because termites will spend their time inside of your walls and not in visible areas. There are signs you can look for including:
- Discarded Wings
Termites grow wings to swarm to a new colony. After they reach the colony, they will pull them off and leave piles of wings on the ground.
- Mud Tubes
The mud tubes act as protection for termites as they crawl up your foundation and into your home. They are narrow and about the size of a pencil.
- Wood Damage
Termite damage appears as long grooves in the wood. You may also notice that your floorboards have become squeaky.
It is important to be proactive when it comes to termites. Termites can eat through a pound of wood a day and an entire home in just two years. If you suspect that you have termites, you need to act right away. EcoTek offers a turnkey solution that includes treating for termites, clean up and repairing the damages. It also includes continued monitoring service. If you suspect that you have termites call and schedule a free termite inspection. Our technician will let you know if no termites are found or give you a free written estimate and a list of repairs that need to be done.
Potent Termite Treatments
At EcoTek, we use the best products available for termite treatment. Termidor SC is a very effective and safe treatment for your home. It will be applied directly to the top of your foundation. The termites will cross through it as they go into your home and take it back to the colony where it will kill the queen and the entire colony. This treatment is effective for up to ten years.
Chemical Free Monitoring Stations
Our chemical free monitoring stations allow us to easily monitor for termite activity without posing any risks to your family. The monitoring stations are made out of wood, cardboard and cellulose which naturally attracts the termites. Our technicians will check for any activity quarterly to make sure that you do not have any termite activity on your property.
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 includes treating for termites and preventing them from coming back. It also includes additional protection of your home from other pests including cockroaches, fleas, ticks, ants, and bed bugs and any other insects that may invade your home. If you find these insects, we will treat your home to give you a pest free environment that is safe for your family and your pets. Our +Structural Termite Guard warranty provides that if there is any insect activity and/or damage on your property after we have completed a treatment or started monitoring with bait stations, that we will treat your property and repair any damages at no cost to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I prevent termites?
There are a few things you can do to prevent termites. The first is to only use treated wood when building projects in your yard. Be sure to stack firewood away from your home. Do not use mulch around the borders and flower beds that touch your home.
What are the differences between termites and carpenter ants?
Carpenter ants just look like larger ants with black bodies and clearly segmented waists. The termites are more uniform in width and have two sets of wings that are the same length. Ants have two sets of wings that are different lengths.
Are the monitoring stations safe?
The monitoring stations are completely safe and chemical free. The stations are made out of wood, cardboard and cellulose. A technician will check them each quarter and begin to treat for termites if any termite activity is found on your property.
How long does a termite inspection take?
Termite inspections take about an hour to complete. The technician will examine your property to check for termite damage. You will need to be home to allow the technician access to all areas of your home including your crawlspace and attic.
How much damage can termite do to my property?
Termites can eat through about a pound of wood a day. They will eat through floor joists and supporting walls that can damage the structural integrity of your home. They can also eat through the casing around electrical wires each can cause a fire hazard.
How does having termites affect my property value?
When you first find termites, your property value may drop. However, once you treat for termites and repair any damages that they had caused and your property value should return to where it was before termites. You should keep a copy of receipts for termite treatments and repairs that were done.
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