Chesapeake Termite Control
Chesapeake, Virginia is an independent city with a variety of diverse land types. It’s the third-most populated city in Virginia and has an estimated population of 232,977. It’s well known for its vast amounts of protected forests, wetlands and farmland. It also plays hosts to a large portion of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Chesapeake is also placed on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and as such, has miles of industrial, commercial and residential waterfront property. Due to its climate and the wide swaths of wetlands present, the city has a variety pest control related challenges due to a wide range of insects.
Chesapeake’s miles of protected wetlands aren’t just a haven for wildlife but also for a large of insects. While having them out in those areas is fine since many are important parts of the local ecosystem. But that doesn’t mean they should be a part of your home. Especially since when a pest invades your home it doesn’t take long for them to breed and create a serious situation. And Chesapeake’s moist, warm climate is perfect for roaches, fleas and especially termites. And while no one wants any of these pests in their home, nothing can really compare to the amount of damage a termite infestation can do to your home. That’s why it’s so important to do all you can to prevent a termite infestation before it even begins. It’s equally important to determine if you have a termite problem through a detailed termite inspection, and if they’re found then immediately perform a thorough termite control treatment that includes cleaning up the insect and wood debris, but also repair termite damage done to your home..
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
Despite the amount of damage they can do, it is surprisingly easy to overlook a termite infestation until it’s too late. There are signs however, which we will go into further detail below. Usually though, by the time a homeowner has realized that there are termites inside their home it’s already too late. The amount of structural damage they’re able to do is really unparalleled by any other type of pest.
- Discarded Wings
Whenever termites leave their current nest to create a new one they do so by flying. Once there they will discard their wings because they no longer have a use for them.
- Mud Tubes
These are brown, pencil sized tubes which will be near building access points. You can break them open to see if any termites spill out.
- Wood Damage
The damage will appear as long grooves. And usually you’ll be able to see it below or behind surfaces.
If you wait until you see one of these signs then you may have waited too long. That’s how much damage they can do. And in truth, there’s no reason to wait because EcoTek offers free termite inspections. We will quickly determine whether or not your home has termites. And if we do find them we will provide you with a free estimate on a proven plan of action. Our free estimate will not only include the cost of removal but will also include a quote on the reconstruction repairs. We have a specialized division which solely handles the repair tasks associated with a termite infestation. And just as with our extermination services, our home repair branch offers competitive rates and years of hands on experience. But most importantly, once we remove the termites we guarantee that they will not come back. And if they do return we’ll dispose of them again–free of charge.
Potent Termite Treatments
EcoTek uses a liquid treatment called Termidor SC for eliminating termites. Termidor SC is a high quality termiticide and has been the best in the marketplace for 5 years running. Termidor SC will be applied to the top of your foundation to stop termites in their tracks. Termidor SC is designated for outdoor applications. When termites crawl through it the chemical will stick to their bodies, which they will take back to the colony, which will then kill the queen and the entire colony. This treatment is effective for up to ten years. The treatment will kill the entire colony and stop new colonies from invading in the future.
Chemical Free Monitoring Stations
At EcoTek, we use EcoTek Term-Pro monitoring stations that are chemical free. These stations are made out of wood and cardboard which naturally attracts the termites. Our expert exterminators will arrange secured bait stations around your home which termites will feed on instead of your house. And if we find that any bait stations have attracted termites, we will use safe, protected methods of killing the termites. The bait stations allow us to effectively monitor your home for termites and eliminate them before they become an issue.
Wood Destroying Insect Reports and Free Inspection Services
- Commercial properties
- Institutional properties
- Multi-Family units
- Residential Builder Services
- Prospective Home Buyers
+Structural TermiteGuard Warranty and Renewal Program
We are proud of our work and we stand by it. That’s why EcoTek offers a +Structural termite coverage agreement which says that we will not only completely remove termites from your home and stop them from returning, but we will also protect your home from other unwanted pests, as well. It doesn’t matter what type of pest we find, whether it’s ants, fleas, cockroaches or ticks–if it is in your home we will remove it. Add to this our +Structural TermiteGuard warranty which states that whenever there is insect activity or insect based damage that occurs after we perform our initial treatment, then we will remove the pests and repair any damage at no cost.
Frequently Asked Questions
What steps can I take to prevent termites?
Termites are attracted to old dead wood, so clearing it off your property will help to prevent termites. You can also make sure that you only use wood that is already treated for termites. Finally, be sure that you do not use mulch in the beds that directly touch your home.
How much will my property value drop after getting termites?</p>
The amount that your property value drops is dependent on the amount of damage that was done. If you have active termites on your property the value will drop again. The first thing you need to do is treat for treatments and then make repairs to the damages.
Can my property value recover?
Once you have completed treatment and made repairs your property value should return to where it was before you got termites. You will need to continue to have your monitored and treated for termites and be able to show that you had that done when you are ready to sell your home.
When should I get an inspection?
You should get an inspection as soon as you suspect that you have termite activity. Signs include the mud tubes and discarded wings. It is also recommended to have your home inspected annually, usually in the spring when new termite colonies are established.
Are the treatments safe for my kids?
At EcoTek, we understand how important your family’s safety is, which is why we use Termidor SC. This treatment will eliminate termites and will not harm your family. It is applied to the exterior of the home, and your children can be at home when it is being applied.
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