Norfolk Termite Control
Norfolk, Virginia is one of the most popular tourist spots in the United States. It’s weather, beaches and waterfront attract millions of tourists each and every year. It’s also the second most populous city in Virginia, after Virginia Beach, with an estimated population of 247,189. And as one of the oldest cities in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, Norfolk is also a city with great cultural and historical importance. It’s home to one of NATO’s Strategic Command headquarters as well as the largest Naval base in the world, the Naval Station Norfolk. Norfolk’s climate and bodies of water are major attractions for the city but they also introduce a number of pest control problems which can be difficult to deal with.
Norfolk is more than just a hotbed of tourist activity, it’s also an area with a large variety of different pests. It’s important to always be wary that your home is free of these pests because they’re capable of doing a large amount of damage in a short amount of time. This goes double for termites as they’re able to completely destroy areas of the home while also going completely unnoticed. It requires immense experience in performing expert termite control treatments that will not only eliminate a termite infestation, but also repair damage from termites wherever it is found. That’s why you should call EcoTek if you have a termite problem. And if you’re not sure if you have a termite problem then we can perform a free termite inspection on your property for free. And if we find any termites present we will exterminate them completely.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
Unfortunately it is more than possible to not know you have a termite problem until you find a whole colony of termites beneath your home or in a room. Or you could spot one of the termite mud tubes which is pictured in the third image below. But by the time you’ve seen one of these signs it is already too late. The termite infestation has already done thousands of dollars worth of damage to that building.
- Discarded Wings
When they leave their nests to find a new place to live and breed, termites take flight and upon finding a new suitable nest the will shed their wings entirely.
- Mud Tubes
You’ll find these slender tubes next to building access points. You can break them to see if termites are inside.
- Wood Damage
You will usually find the damage under or on the back of surfaces. The damage will show up in long furrows.
We have provided the telltale signs of a termite infestation above to give you a heads up. But waiting until you see one of these signs present itself in your home is not advisable. At this point a large amount of damage has already been done. Instead of waiting you should call EcoTek to come out and perform a free termite inspection. If we find termites we will give you a free estimate of what it would cost to get rid of the pests. Included in this estimate will not only be the cost of eliminating them but also an estimate for the reconstruction repairs your structure will require. With EcoTek you’re receiving a comprehensive termite control solution that will include the exterminating, cleaning, and damage repairs. All of this work will be backed by our industry leading warranty. So that means if the termites ever come back all the costs of removing them again will be on us.
Powerful Termite Treatments
Termidor SC is our go to termite control method. It is a liquid treatment which has been the industry standard for 5 years and running. Our team of exterminators will apply Termidor SC to your foundation to prevent termites from getting in. Termidor SC is labeled for outdoor use. It works when the termites pass through it, the chemical adheres to them and when they return to the colony it will be passed to other termites and then kill the queen and the entire colony. It is effective at killing any current infestations and preventing new colonies from forming. This is the most effective termite treatment that we offer.
Chemical Free Monitoring Stations
We offer EcoTek Term-Pro monitoring stations, which is a chemical free monitoring option. Our technicians will install and monitor secured bait stations around your home that will draw any nearby termites. The bait stations contain wood and cardboard and allow our technicians to easily see if termites are invading your property. The monitoring allows us to identify issues and then treat them quickly. Our technicians will quickly dispose of any termites that the baits collect and apply a treatment to eliminate the others in the colony.
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 an industry leading +Structural termite safeguard agreement that promises to not only kill termites and prevent them from returning, but will also shield your building from other types of pests. Whether or not you’re having an issue with fleas, bed bugs, ants, wasps, drain flies or any other type of insect, you can rest assured that we will exterminate it completely. Our +Structural TermiteGuard guarantee promises that if there is any termite activity or damage following our first treatment, we will provide further support until the job is completely done–at no cost to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I sell my home after termite damage?
Termites scare homeowners because an infestation can affect the overall property value of a home. However, once you treat for the termites and repair that damages that were caused by termites, your home value should return to its previous value. You will need to keep the documentation that the repairs were made to show the buyer when you are ready to sell.
When is the best time to get a termite inspection?
The spring is a good time to schedule your annual termite inspection, since this is when termites will swarm to form a new colony. However, if you suspect that you may have termites, you should schedule an inspection now. You can also schedule an inspection before you buy a home.
Are the termite treatments safe for the wildlife?
The termite treatment is applied directly to the foundation of your home. We keep wildlife away from your home while it is being applied, and it will not have a negative impact on the wildlife around your home or your pets.
How do termites damage my home?
Termites cause damage because they eat through the wood of your home. This can weaken the floor joists and supporting walls. They can eat through the floor boards too. Dampwood termites will also eat through the casings around the electrical wiring creating a fire hazard.
How can I avoid getting termites?
There are a few things you can do to stop termites from being attracted to your yard. The first is to clear out any dead wood or old tree stumps. The next is to make sure that you do not use mulch in the beds that are around your home. Be sure to keep the trees and bushes trimmed back. Finally, be sure that you only use treated wood in all your building projects on your property.
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