Cary Termite Control

Cary NCLocated just west of Raleigh and east of Apex, Cary North Carolina has long been a major area of growth due to the convenience it has to the Research Triangle, RDU, and both businesses and shopping in Raleigh. Cary has several upscale neighborhoods where million dollar homes are not uncommon, such as MacGregor Downs, Preston, and Lochmere. Although quite a few homes in Cary are built using brick, the vast majority of the older homes in Cary were built using timber with wooden foundations. What most people don’t know is that even brick homes are susceptible to termites.

Many Cary homeowners that own brick homes or concrete homes automatically assume their house is impervious to termites since the exterior is not made of wood, but since the interior and framework is made of wood, once termites have accessed the home, then damage can occur that can run into thousands of dollars of repair costs. Wherever wood exists in a home, termites will eventually find it since it’s their primary source of food. There are however some precautions you can take to first see if your home already has termites, and how you can get rid of them if they have infested your home.


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How to Determine if You Have Termites

Quite a few homeowners simply expect they don’t have a termite issue until they discover a colony of termites under their house, within a room, or they see termite mud tubes similar to the image below. By the time it’s noticed there are termites in the house it’s far too late, and the termite infestation has already done thousands of dollars in structural damage to the house or business.

  • Discarded Wings
    When termites leave their nests to start a new colony they fly only a short distance, and then discard their wings close to an access point because they won’t use them again.
  • Mud Tubes
    Pencil sized tubes next to building access points. Break them in the middle to see if termites come out.
  • Wood Damage
    Usually below and behind surfaces . Damage shows up in long grooves.
Wood Damage
Wood Damage
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Termite Wings

Mud Tubes

Waiting until you believe that you have termites is not recommended, especially when you take into account you can get a free of charge termite inspection performed right away that offers you a free estimate of costs, and if it’s determined you don’t have termites, then you can rest assured that your home is safe. The free estimate EcoTek will provide can not only cover the expense of exterminating the termites and the damage cleanup, but it will outline any costs you will need to consider for reconstruction repairs. Even though the damage repair is elective with us, you will discover we can perform the work for much less than if you work with an independent contractor to handle them. Not only does EcoTek provide a all-in-one termite control solution that includes the extermination procedure, the cleaning, and the damage repairs, but most of all we additionally provide an ongoing service that warranties you will never again have to be concerned about termites.

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Powerful Termite Treatments

EcoTek works with a liquid treatment using Termidor SC, which has been graded as the top liquid termite insecticide in the marketplace for 5 years running. Our team of termite exterminators deliver termite treatments to the peak of your foundation to make sure anything foraging in to the wood of your house won’t make it too far. The termites will carry the insecticide back to the colony which will help to kill the queen and solve the issue.

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Chemical Free Monitoring Stations

At EcoTek, we offer a chemical free monitoring system. Our termite control specialists set up and monitor EcoTek Term-Pro stations around your property to be sure termites aren’t eating into your most valuable investment. The stations are made of wood and cardboard which naturally attracts termites. If any bait station is found to show termite activity, EcoTek will be there to use safe, protected, solutions to kill the invasive termites.

Wood Destroying Insect Reports and Free Inspection Services

Our Free WDIR 100 reports provide you the most in depth free termite inspections on the market. The WDIR 100 report will offers you the current condition of a house you are selling or buying as it pertains to wood destroying organisms (also known as WDOs). Our inspections not only cover termites but also wood borers, powder post beetles, and carpenter bees (the mostly skipped infestation on properties bought and sold).
Our free WDIR 100 termite inspection reports are not only available to homeowners, but we also provide this free service to:

  • Commercial properties
  • Institutional properties
  • Multi Family units
  • Realtors
  • Residential Builder Services

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+Structural TermiteGuard Warranty and Renewal Program

EcoTek offers a +Structural termite safeguard agreement that not only will kill termites from your home and stop them from returning, but will also protect your home against other types of pests as well. Whether or not it’s termites, roaches, fleas, ticks, bed bugs, ants or any other type of insect that can be an unwanted guest in your home, we will exterminate them completely for a pest free environment! Our +Structural TermiteGuard guarantee provides that when there is any termite activity and/or damage that occurs after we perform a treatment on your house or directly after we start monitoring your house with bait stations, it’s our responsibility, and is at our expense to not only take away the pests, but to provide the cleaning, decontamination, and repairs at our expense!

Frequently Asked Questions

How often do I need to have home inspected for termites?

You should have your home inspected for termites each year. Since termites will swarm during the spring, it is a good idea to have the home inspected during that time. EcoTek offers free termite inspections. If you are termite free, you can rest easy. If you are not, EcoTek can offer treatment plans to help you deal with the infestations and prevent new ones from returning.

How will termites affect my property value?

Termites can cause your property’s value to decrease due to the damages that they cause. It can be expensive to complete the repairs, but once you do, you should see the value of your home return to normal. Many homes in the area deal with termites and continuing treatment and showing that you have completed the repairs make it possible for you to sell your home at current market rates.

Is the treatment safe for my family?

Our treatment is safe for your family. We use Termidor SC which is one of the safest products on the market. It is applied directly to your foundation and used on the exterior of the home. Our technicians are trained to apply the insecticide in a way that will keep your family and pets safe.

What damage can termites do to my property?

Termites will eat through the wood in the home. This can weaken the wood and floor joists. Depending on where the damage is, it can make your home unsafe. Some termites will also eat through casings surrounding electrical wiring which can create a fire hazard.

Do I need to be home during an inspection?

You will need to be available during an initial inspection so that we can look at all areas of your property and discuss treatment options with you.

Customer Reviews

I never realized we had termites until we had a hot water heater go out on us, and the plumber saw a colony of them under our house. Fortunately we were able to get Eco tek to come out the same week and they were able to kill the termites and fix all the damage. Their guys were extremely knowledgable and explained everything to us throughout the process. Very happy with them and have recommended them to friends.

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