Durham Termite Control
Durham 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 its 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 oak, holly, 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 the Durham EcoTek termite control team for a free termite inspection that will also offer you a free estimate should it be found that you have termites. If termites are found, EcoTek will not only completely eliminate them, they will clean up all the debris and repair termite damages done to your home or business.
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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.
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.
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 five 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.
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
- 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 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 can I be sure that I have termites and not carpenter ants?
Termites and carpenter ants cause similar damage and both types of infestations need to be treated. Termites have wider bodies that are uniform in length and two sets of wings that are the same length. Carpenter ants have narrow waists with two sets of wings that are different lengths.
Where do termites damage my property?
Termites will eat through any wood in your home. They can eat through the electrical casings. Around your property they may eat the pool liner or eat into your deck and outbuildings. They can make these structures unsafe if they eat through the rest of the wood.
Should I take my children somewhere else during a treatment?
Your children can be home during a treatment. We use one of the safest termite control products on the market, Termidor SC. The treatments are applied to the exterior of the home. Our technicians are trained in pesticide safety.
Can termites do a lot of damage in a short amount of time?
One termite colony will eat about a pound of wood a day. If you have multiple colonies more damage will be done. The most serious damage is done to supporting beams and floor joists that can weaken the structural integrity of your home. The longer you wait to complete treatment, the more you will need to repair.
Why are the monitoring stations effective?
The monitoring stations work because they attract the termites that are already on your property. Since our technicians check them quarterly, we can quickly identify if there is termite activity on or around your property. If activity is found, we will begin treatments to protect your home.
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