Termite Control Raleigh
Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina and is home to over 1,750,865 people. Although Raleigh is a rapidly growing metropolitan area, it is surrounded by several small towns and bedroom communities, consisting of Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Wake Forest, Knightdale, Garner, Clayton, Holly Springs, and Fuquay Varina. Although Raleigh has many historic neighborhoods, there are also many areas around the Beltline (the primary highway that encircles Raleigh) where new communities have sprung up to accommodate those that want to have quick access to the city, yet enjoy that same type of access to the countryside of Wake County.
Raleigh is also know as “The City of Oaks” due to the multitude of oak trees that are common throughout the area, and since Raleigh is blanketed in oaks as well as various other types of trees, it’s also very popular for termites that not only feed on the wood of the trees, but also choose the many homes in Raleigh as a premium location for feeding and reproducing. Raleigh residents who are concerned whether or not they have termites can easily check using the methods below, but there is no substitute for having the termite control experts at EcoTek to come do a free termite inspection that also includes a free estimate should termites be found. The EcoTek turnkey termite control plan includes a full termite control treatment that eliminates all the termites in your home or business, followed by cleanup of insect and wood debris, and comprehensive termite damage repairs that will restore your property back to the way it was before the termite infestation.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
Most homeowners just suppose they don’t really have a termite problem until they discover a colony of termites under their home, within a wall, or they see termite dirt tubes similar to the picture below. By the time it’s determined there are termites in the house it’s completely too late, and the termite infestation has already done thousands of dollars in structural damage 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 believe 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 be at ease that your house is safe. The free estimate we provide will not only cover the expense of exterminating the termites and the damage cleanup, but it will also outline any costs you need to know for damage repairs. Even though the damage reconstruction is optional through us, you’ll find we can perform the task for much less than if you retain an independent company to handle them. Not only do we offer a all-in-one termite extermination solution that includes the treatment, the cleaning, and the repair to the damages done, but most of all we also provide a continuing service that guarantees you won’t ever again have to worry about termites.
Potent Termite Treatments
EcoTek uses a liquid insecticide using Termidor SC, which is scored as the top liquid termite treatment on the market for 5 years running. Our professional termite exterminators deliver termite insecticide to the top of your foundation to assure anything foraging into the wood of your house won’t make it too far. The termites will take the treatment into the colony which should eliminate the queen and the entire colony.
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
EcoTek offers a +Structural termite coverage agreement that not only will eliminate termites from your home preventing them from returning, but will also protect your house against other pests as well. Whether or not it’s termites, roaches, 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 if there is any termite activity and/or damage that happens directly after we do a treatment on your house or 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 also provide the cleanup, decontamination, and fixing of your home at our expense!
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m worried about my kids during treatment. Is it safe?
At EcoTek, we understand just how important your family’s safety is which is why we user Termidor SC. This is one of the safest treatments on the market. We also train our technicians on how to apply the treatment properly. Your family can be home during the treatment.
How quickly do termites damage a home?
Termites can eat through an entire home in just two years. Termites will eat about a pound of wood a day. The issue may be where the termites are doing the damage. It can quickly weaken floor joists or other areas and make your home unsafe.
Will the monitoring stations attract termites to my property?
The monitoring stations will not attract new termites to your property. They are made up of cardboard, wood and cellulose, but they will only attract termites that are already on the property so our technician can see that termites are there so treatments can begin.
How long should I plan for a termite inspection?
Termite inspections can take from half an hour to an hour. The inspection will depend on the size of your home and how easy it is to access certain areas like your attic and crawlspace. If you have a larger home, you will need to plan for a longer visit.
Do I have to be at home during an inspection?
We do ask that you be home for a termite inspection because the technician will need to access to a variety of different areas of your home like your crawlspace and your attic. You need to be home to make sure that they have access to all the areas that termites may be active.
Same or Next Day Service
Call us before noon Monday to Friday, and we’ll treat your yard the same day!
100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee
If you’re unsatisfied with the treatment in any way, we have a 100% money back guarantee. So there is no risk to you!