Chapel Hill Termite Control
Chapel Hill, North Carolina is most notably known for being the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as the world renowned UNC Hospital. Along with Durham and Raleigh, Chapel Hill is part of the Research Triangle Park that is one of the largest research parks in the world, and along with UNC Chapel Hill, the Research Triangle is also home to both Duke University and NC State University. As of 2010, Chapel Hill was home to over 20,564 households, which has grown considerably since then, and with this substantiated growth comes the clearing of areas where native insects and wildlife reside.
New Chapel Hill residents might get the benefit of purchasing a new home that is strategically located within the Triangle, but even new homes face the challenges of insects and wildlife that resided there before the home was built. Once the forest is gone, insects such as termites will automatically seek out now sources of food, and since almost every home is comprised of wood for everything from the foundation to the frame, and some with wood flooring and exteriors, termites can quickly turn your major investment into their daily food. It’s important to be proactive in preventing termite infestation, and EcoTek can help you not only determine if termites have already found refuge within your home, but they can perform an effective termite control treatment to remove them, clean up all the insect and wood debris, and then complete the job by repairing termite damages.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
Many homeowners just assume they don’t have a termite issue until they discover a swarm of termites under their home, within a room, or they see termite dirt tubes like the picture below. By the time it’s determined there are termites inside your home it’s far too late, and the termite infestation has by then done thousands in structural harm 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.
Waiting until you suspect that you have termites is not recommended, especially when you take into account you can get a free of charge termite inspection done immediately that will provide you with a free estimate of costs, and if you don’t have termites, then you can have peace of mind that your home is safe. The free estimate we provide can not only cover the price of eliminating the termites and the damage cleaning, but it will put together any costs you will need to know for reconstruction repairs. Despite the fact that the damage repair is elective through us, you’ll find we are capable of doing the task for significantly less than if you seek the services of an independent company to handle them. Not only does EcoTek offer a turnkey termite extermination solution that protects the extermination procedure, the cleaning, and the repair to the damages done, but most importantly we also offer an ongoing service that guarantees you will never again have to stress about termites.
Potent Termite Treatments
EcoTek uses a liquid treatment using Termidor SC, which is rated as the top liquid termite treatment in the marketplace for 5 years running. Our expert termite exterminators deliver termite insecticide to the peak of your foundation to assure anything eating in to the wood of your house won’t make it too deep. The termites will carry the treatment back to the colony which will stop the entire colony. It can also prevent new colonies.
Chemical Free Monitoring Stations
EcoTek offers chemical free monitoring stations. Our experts install and monitor EcoTek Term-Pro secured bait stations around your home to make sure termites aren’t devouring up your most valuable investment. The bait stations include wood and cardboard, which will naturally attract termites. If any bait station is found to have termite activity, EcoTek is there to use safe, protected, methods to kill the foraging 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 coverage agreement that will not only eliminate termites out of your home and prevent them from returning, but will also protect your home against other pests as well. No matter whether it’s termites, cockroaches, fleas, ticks, bed bugs, ants or any other type of insect that is an unwanted guest in your home, we will eliminate them completely for a pest free environment! Our +Structural TermiteGuard warranty provides that when there is any insect activity and/or damage that happens after we perform a treatment on your home or directly after we start monitoring 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 cleaning, decontamination, and repairs at our expense!
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I tell if I have carpenter ants instead of termites?
Carpenter ants will not eat the wood, so you may find piles of saw dust around your home. If you knock on the wood the carpenter ants will stream out. Termites and carpenter ants have a different appearance. Carpenter ants have narrow waists, while termites have wider waists. Both types of infestations need to be treated.
Is there a way to stop termites from damaging my home?
You can take some steps to protect your home. Clear the dead wood from your property. Never stack wood against your home and be sure to keep the bushes and trees trimmed back. You should also check the outside of your home for weak areas, as well as your roof for loose shingles.
How do the monitoring stations detect termite activity?
The monitoring stations have a core made up of wood, cellulose, and cardboard. They allow your technicians to quickly check to see if termites have eaten any of the material inside of the core. If activity is found treatment can begin.
How fast can termites make my home unsafe?
Termites can eat through an entire home in two years, and a colony can eat through a pound of wood a day. The safety issue really depends on where the termites are eating. They can make your home unsafe by eating through floor joists.
How much time do I need schedule for a termite inspection?
You should set aside about an hour for the inspection. Most inspections will take between thirty minutes to an hour. The inspector will look in crawlspace or basement and in your attic and throughout your home for signs of termite damage.
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