Durham Termite Control

Durham NC termite controlDurham North Carolina sites just north of capital city Raleigh, and is part of the three city Research Triangle Park that consists of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. The Research Triangle gets it’s name from being an educational hub of three major universities which are Duke University in Durham, NC State University in Raleigh, and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Durham is quickly becoming one of the best areas to purchase a home because of the nightlife and restaurants in the downtown Durham area.

The vast majority of Durham consists of homes that have stood the test of time from an era when most homes were made mostly from wood, and when you take into account all the oaks, holly’s and maple trees throughout the city, it’s a recipe for a termite buffet. A large majority of the termite extermination projects that EcoTek works on are in Durham, and it’s not just houses, but also companies that experience termite infestations. If you live in Durham, you can quickly and easily find out if your home or business has termites by simply calling EcoTek for a free termite inspection that will also offer you a free estimate should it be found that you have termites.


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How to Determine if You Have Termites

Quite a few homeowners just suppose they don’t really have a termite problem until they locate a colony of termites under their home, within a closet, or they see termite mud tubes like the picture below. By the time it’s determined there are termites in the house it’s far too late, and the termite infestation has already done thousands of dollars in structural harm 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.
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Wood Damage
Termite Wings
Termite Wings

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Mud Tubes

Waiting until you think that you’ve got termites is not recommended, especially when you consider you can get a free of charge termite inspection done right away that offers you a free estimation of costs, and if it’s determined you don’t have termites, then you can have peace of mind that your house is safe. The free estimate we provide will not only cover the cost of exterminating the termites and the damage cleanup, but it will summarize any costs you will need to know for reconstruction repairs. Even though the damage reconstruction is optional through us, you’ll find we are capable of doing the task for significantly less than if you retain an independent company to handle them. Not only does EcoTek provide a turnkey termite control solution that includes the extermination procedure, the cleaning, and the repair to the damages done, but most importantly we also offer a continuing service that guarantees you won’t ever again have to be concerned about termites.

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Effective Termite Treatments

EcoTek works with a liquid treatment utilizing Termidor SC, which is ranked as the top liquid termite insecticide on the market for 5 years in a row. Our professional termite exterminators deliver termite treatments to the peak of your foundation to make sure anything foraging into the wood of your house won’t make it too far. The termites will carry the treatments back to the colony effectively eliminating it.


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Chemical Free Monitoring Stations

We use EcoTek Term-Pro monitoring stations that are made out of wood and cardboard. These stations are chemical free and naturally attract termites. Our experts set up and monitor the protected bait stations around your home to make certain termites aren’t devouring into your biggest investment. If any bait station is found to have termite activity, EcoTek is there to use safe, protected, methods to exterminate the foraging termites.

Wood Destroying Insect Reports and Free Inspection Services

Our Free WDIR 100 reports provide you the most extensive free termite inspections in the industry. The WDIR 100 report will provides you with the current condition of a property you are selling or buying when it comes to wood destroying organisms (also called WDOs). Our inspections not only cover termites but also wood borers, powder post beetles, and carpenter bees (the most commonly missed 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 provides a +Structural termite coverage agreement that will not only kill termites out of your home and stop them from returning, but will also protect your house against other types of pests as well. No matter whether it’s termites, roaches, fleas, ticks, bed bugs, ants or any other type of insect that is an unwanted guest in your house, EcoTek will eliminate them completely for a pest free environment! Our +Structural TermiteGuard warranty provides that when there is any termite activity and/or damage that happens after we do a treatment on your house or directly after we start watching over your home with bait stations, it’s our responsibility, and is at our expense to not only remove the pests, but to provide the cleaning, decontamination, and fixing of your home at our expense!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I have termites instead of ants?

Termites and ants have a different appearance. Termites have a wider waist and appears to be the same width all the way down. Termites wings are uniform in size and twice the size of the body. Ants have segmented bodies with narrow waists. The wings are different sizes and smaller than termite wing.

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.

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.

How quickly can termites damage my property?

A termite colony will eat about a pound of wood a day. Although this may not sound like a lot, a termite colony can eat through an entire home in just two years. Another thing to consider is that you may have more than one colony of termites attacking your home at the same time. As soon as you spot termite activity, you should contact a professional to schedule an inspection.

How do your monitoring stations work?

Our technicians will install monitoring stations around your property. These stations are chemical free and are made up of wood and cardboard. Then our technicians will check the stations to see if there is any termite activity in them. If there are, our technicians will apply treatment to the affected stations and to your home if needed.

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I had termites in my guest house. They solved the problem quickly and affordably. Very professional.

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