Termite Control Garner
Garner, North Carolina is a small city just south of Raleigh. It is part of the greater Triangle area. Garner offers a country and small town feel while being just miles from the bigger city. With a small community of 27,814, Garner is focused on building a strong community (City-Data.com). Garner hosts a number of community events each year including the Independence Day Celebration, Light Up Main and the annual Christmas parade. Garner is also well known for the White Deer Park and the nature center that is there. Garner is a good place to find an affordable home in the Triangle.
Garner has a sub-tropical humid climate which means very mild winters. You can spend time outside through the majority of the year, but the warmer climate is more favorable to insects. Termites can be a problem in the area with the amount of wooded areas and undeveloped land located around and in Garner, termites may pose a serious threat to your home. Termites can cause serious structural damage without you even realizing they have invaded your home. The experts at EcoTek Termite and Pest Control have been offering termite control services since 2011.
It is important to schedule an annual termite inspection to protect your home. At EcoTek we offer free termite inspections. If your home is termite free, you can rest easy for another year. If termites are found, our technician will give you a written estimate and customized treatment plan as well as a list of needed repairs. Our turnkey service includes termite treatment and prevention, cleanup, termite damage repairs and continued monitoring. Contact EcoTek to schedule your inspection today.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
The tricky thing about termites is that most people do not realize that they have termites until extensive damage has already been done. That is because termites spend time inside of your walls or under your floors eating the wood undetected. There are things you can watch for to see if you have termites around your property.
- Discarded Wings
Termites will swarm in the spring as they look for a new place to establish a colony. Once they reach it, they will remove their wings because they no longer need them. If you see discarded wings around your property, it is a sign of a termite colony.
- Mud Tubes
These thin pencil sized tubes will be along the foundation of your wall. Termites will build these to give them safe passage into the wood of your house. If you break them open, you should see termites.
- Wood Damage
The wood damage will be below the surface. The damage will be in long, narrow grooves.
When it comes to termites, you need to be proactive. You should have an annual termite inspection, and if you suspect you have termites you should call immediately. Our technician can inspect your home and determine if you have a termite problem. If you do have termites, he will give you a written estimate as well as a list of repairs that need to be completed. You can take advantage of the turnkey termite solution that include extermination, clean up, repairs and continued monitoring, so that you never need to worry about termites again.
Potent Termite Treatments
EcoTek offers a chemical free monitoring option through the use of bait stations. These stations are installed throughout your property. The cores consist of wood, cardboard and cellulose and allow technicians to quickly see if there is termite activity near your home so treatments can begin.
Chemical Free Monitoring Stations
At EcoTek, we offere chemical free monitoring stations. We use the EcoTek Term-Pro stations which are made of wood and cardboard. These stations naturally attract termites. Our experts set up and monitor guarded bait stations within your house to make sure termites aren’t devouring your biggest investment, and if any bait station is found to have termite activity, EcoTek is there to apply safe, protected, methods to eliminate 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
At EcoTek, we offer a competitive +Structural termite coverage agreement that will eliminate termites and protect you from future infestations. It also includes protecting your home from other pests, including roaches, bed bugs, ants, fleas and ticks and any other type of insect that is not welcome in your home. We will treat them give you a pest-free home. Our +Structural TermiteGuard warranty states that if there is any termite activity after our first treatment or after we start minoring your property for termite activity that will treat for and repair any new termite damage that occur at our expense.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a termite inspection take?
Termite inspections can take between thirty minutes to an hour. The amount of time depends on the size of your home. We ask that you be home during an inspection so that the technician can access all the areas of the home that he needs to including the attic and crawlspace.
How quickly do termites eat through a home?
A termite colony can eat about a pound of wood a day. It takes about two years for one colony to eat through an entire home, but you may have more than one colony in your home at a time. It is important to schedule annual inspections so you can catch and stop termite damage as quickly as possible.
Will the termite treatment hurt my family?
Termidor SC is one of the safest treatment options. Our technicians are trained to apply it safely and it is applied to the exterior of the home. It will not hurt your family, and you and your children can be home when the treatment is applied to your home.
How do the monitoring stations work?
The monitoring stations are made up of material that naturally attracts the termites after they have made their way onto your property. Our technicians will check them quarterly and if activity is found termite treatments can begin. The bait stations are chemical free and will not impact other animals or insects.
How do termites affect my property value?
Termites can cause your property value to drop, especially because of the structural damage that they can cause. However once you treat for termites and repair the damages they have caused, your home should return to its previous value.