Termite Control Clayton
Clayton, North Carolina is located in a more rural area just southeast of Raleigh. However, it is still close enough for some people to choose to commute into the Raleigh area to work. Clayton is a small town of just 18,445 and it has several places for visitors including a historic district and the Clemmons Educational State Forest (City-Data.com). The city is home to a number of employers including Caterpillar, Grifols, and Novo Nordisk plants. Living in Clayton allows resident to enjoy the quiet of small town living with while being able to enjoy the amenities of a nearby city. Clayton has heavily wooded areas, which makes it more vulnerable to termite infestations
Clayton has a variety of construction including wood style homes or brick homes with wood framing. This means that termites can be a threat to your home and other structures on your property. It is important to have an annual termite inspection. Our technicians are trained to spot the signs of termites quickly. If termites are not found, you can rest easy knowing that your home is safe. If termites are found, the technician will provide you with a written estimate that includes a termite control treatment plan as well as the estimated costs for termite damage repairs. Contact EcoTek to schedule your free termite inspection today.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
Unfortunately, termites often cause extensive damage before a homeowner realizes there is a problem. Termites will do their damage in areas of the home that you do not see, but there are signs that you may notice around your property
- Discarded Wings
After termites swarm to start a new colony or build a new nest, they will pull off their wings, and leave them in a pile.
- Mud Tubes
Termites will build mud tubes up the side of your foundation to give them protection as they go into your home. These tubes are about the size of a pencil.
- Wood Damage
Wood damage is another sign—you may first notice this as squeaky floors or damage in long grooves.
It is important to act as soon as you think you may termites on your property. The longer you wait to schedule a termite inspection, the more damage the termites may do to your property. A termite colony can eat up to a pound of wood a day or through an entire home in just two years. The more damage they do, the costlier the repairs. Schedule a free inspection today. If you have termites, our technician will present you with a written estimate and treatment plan along with a list of repairs that need to be completed. EcoTek’s turnkey solution will treat for termite, complete the cleanup and repairs and continue to monitor for any possible activity in the future.
Effective Termite Treatments
EcoTek’s termite treatment is Termidor SC, which is one of the best termite treatments in the business. The liquid termiticide will be applied to the top of the foundation and any termites that try to reach your house will pass through it and take the insecticide back to the colony where it will kill the queen and the rest of the colony.
Chemical Free Monitoring Systems
EcoTek offers chemical free monitoring stations that allow the technicians to tell if there is termite activity on your property. The monitoring stations have a core made of wood, cardboard and cellulose which naturally attract termites, but will not affect any other animals that live on your property. The technician will check it quarterly and can begin treatments if there are signs of termite activity.
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 a +Structural termite safeguard agreement that covers exterminating termites and preventing them from returning as well as added protection from other pests. We will treat for roaches, ticks, fleas, ants, bed bugs and any other kind of insects. EcoTek will treat any infestation to give you a pest free environment. Our +Structural TermiteGuard warranty states that when there is any insect activity or destruction that happens after we treat your home or start monitoring it with bait station, that it is our responsibility to treat for any pests and to make repairs and completed cleanup at no cost to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do termites cause my property to drop?
Termites will decrease your property value because they can damage the structural integrity of your home. However, once you treat for termites and repair the damage that was done, your property will return to its previous value. You should keep a copy of the treatment and what damages were repaired.
Can I prevent termites?
There are a few ways that you can prevent termites. Be sure that all the wood you use for structures in your yard are made from treated wood. Do not put mulch against the foundation of your home. Keep the bushes and trees trimmed back and away from your home.
How do termites damage my property?
Termites will damage your property by eating through the wood framing structures in your home. They can eat through the floor joists, subfloor and wall supports. They can also eat through the casings around the electrical wiring, which can cause a fire hazard.
What can I expect with a termite inspection?
Termite inspections take between 30 to 60 minutes. The technician will need access to a variety of areas in your home including your crawlspace and attic to check for termite activity. Once the inspection is complete, you will receive a report either stating that there is no activity or a written estimate with a treatment plan and list of repairs that need to be done.
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