Apex Termite Control
Apex, North Carolina was historically a very small town up until the 1980s, and soon it became an extremely popular bedroom community due to it’s convenient location to the ever growing area of Raleigh and the Research Triangle. The popularity of its location has meant a boon for community development throughout the area of Apex, and as a way to retain the small town charm, home builders have focused on developing communities using timber instead of stone, brick, or concrete. While the wooden homes have helped Apex to keep the continuity of it’s historic style, there is however the consideration that since Apex is heavily wooded, wood destroying organisms such as termites are a threat to these wooden structures.
Owning a wood style home (or business) in Apex can offer the beauty and history of the area, yet still be safe from the ever present threat of termites. Periodic checks of the property will insure that if termites are discovered, they can be quickly exterminated before they do too much damage. If however termites have already infested the structure and done significant damage, the experts at EcoTek can not only eliminate the termite infestation, but they can clean up all the remnants of the damaged property and repair everything back to its original condition.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
Quite a few homeowners just suppose they don’t have a termite problem until they discover a colony of termites beneath their house, within a room, or they see termite mud tubes similar to the picture below. By the time it’s noticed there are termites inside your home it’s far too late, and the termite infestation has already done thousands in structural damage to the home 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.
Holding out until you believe that you’ve got termites is not recommended, especially when you consider you can get a free termite inspection done immediately that will provide you with a free estimate of costs, and if you don’t have termites, then you’ll be able to rest assured that your home is safe. The free estimate EcoTek will provide will not only cover the cost of eliminating the termites and the damage cleanup, but it will describe any costs you will need to consider for damage repairs. Even though the damage reconstruction is optional with us, you will discover we can perform the work for much less than if you retain an independent contractor to take care of them. Not only does EcoTek provide a turnkey termite control solution that includes the extermination procedure, the cleanup, and the damage repairs, but most of all we also provide a continuing service that guarantees you won’t ever again have to stress about termites.
Effective Termite Treatments
EcoTek uses a liquid insecticide utilizing Termidor SC, which is graded as the best liquid termite treatment in the marketplace for five years running. Our professional termite exterminators deliver termite treatments to the top of your foundation to make sure anything eating into the wood of your home won’t make it too far. The termites will carry the insecticide into the colony, which will then kill the queen and the entire colony.
Chemical-Free Monitoring Systems
Our termite control specialists install and monitor EcoTek Term-Pro monitors around your home to make sure termites aren’t eating up your most valuable investment. These monitors consist of wood and cardboard which naturally attracts termites. Our technicians can quickly identify If any bait station is found to have termite activity, EcoTek is there to apply safe, protected, solutions to exterminate the invasive termites.
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 provides a +Structural termite safeguard agreement that not only will exterminate termites from your home and prevent them from coming back, but will also protect your home against other pests as well. No matter whether it’s termites, roaches, fleas, ticks, bed bugs, ants or any other kind of insect that can be an unwanted guest in your home, EcoTek will eliminate them completely for a pest free environment! Our +Structural TermiteGuard warranty provides that when there is any insect activity and/or destruction that happens directly after we treat your home or directly after we start watching over your home with bait stations, it’s our responsibility, and is at our expense to not only take away the pests, but to provide the cleanup, decontamination, and fixing of your home at our expense!
Frequently Asked Questions
Will termites make my home worth less money?
Termites can lower the value of your home. You cannot sell your home with an active termite infestation. The property value will drop because of the repairs that need to be done. However, once you complete the repairs, your home should go back up in value.
Can I protect my home from a possible termite infestation?
Start by checking your home to make sure there are no areas where the termites can easily get in. Check the roof for loose shingles and the vents to make sure they are covered with grates. Be sure to keep the trees and bushes trimmed back from the side of your home. Also, be sure to remove dead wood from your property and never stack wood against your home.
What types of damage do termites do to my home?
Termites will eat through any wood in your home. Depending on where they eat, it can cause the structural integrity of your home to become weaker. Problem areas they may eat include floor joists and support beams in the walls. They can also eat the casings around your wiring which can create a possible fire hazards.
How much termites can do in a day?
Termites can eat through a pound of wood a day. While this may not seem like much, they can eat through a whole home in just two years. Part of the issue is where the termites are eating. Some areas can do more damage to the safety of your home.
How long should I plan for a termite inspection?
You should plan on being home during the termite inspection and it will take between thirty minutes to an hour. Our technician will examine the crawlspace and attic and other areas where the termites may be damaging your home.
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