Termite Control Wake Forest
Wake Forest, North Carolina is a city located just north of Raleigh in Wake County. It is a part of the greater Triangle area. Wake Forest is a growing city and the population has more than doubled since 2000. Wake Forest is a small community with just 36,963 residents. It is a family-friendly community with an active cultural arts and recreation program. The city puts on several events throughout the year. Downtown Wake Forest offers shopping, eating and art galleries to visit. Many people in Wake Forest will commute into Raleigh or the RTP to work.
Wake Forest offers a quieter lifestyle with the benefits of a bigger city nearby. It also has several outdoor activities with numerous parks and greenways in the area. Many people enjoy visiting Falls Lake which is nearby. The subtropical climate makes it easy to enjoy time outside during the majority of the year. This climate is favorable for a number of insects including termites. It is important to take the steps to protect your home, one of your biggest assets, from a possible termite infestation. EcoTek Termite and Pest Control can help you protect your home from invading termites.
EcoTek has been helping Wake Forest homeowners with expert termite control services since 2011, and is a local company that understands just how important your home is to you. This is why we offer free termite inspections. If no termites are found, you can be assured that your home is safe. If termites are found, you will receive a written estimate and treatment plan, along with a list of termite damage repairs that will need to be complete. Contact EcoTek to schedule your free termite inspection today.
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How to Determine if You Have Termites
One of the trickiest things about termites is that most people do not realize that termites are in their home until significant damage has been done. There are a few signs that you can watch for that can indicate that you have termites.
- Discarded Wings
If you see piles of discarded wings around your property, it is likely a new termite colony has just been started. Termites remove the wings after they swarm to a new location.
- Mud Tubes
If you see mud tubes along your foundation, you likely have termites. These pencil sized tubes are built to protect them as they crawl up into your home.
- Wood Damage
If you see damage in long grooves under the surface of the wood, you may have termites.
It is important to be proactive when it comes to termites. Scheduling a termite inspection each year can help you catch the damage before it comes too serious. Termites establish new colonies in the spring, so this is a good time for an inspection. If you d0 not have termites, our technician will let you know. If termites are found, you will receive a written estimate and treatment plan as well as list of damages that need to be prepared. We offer a turnkey solution that will cover treatment and prevention, cleanup and repairs as well as continued monitoring.
Effective Termite Treatments
At EcoTek, we use Termidor SC as our primary treatment for termites. This treatment has been ranked the best termite treatment for the last five years. Our technicians will apply the liquid insecticide along the top of your foundation. Termites will crawl through this and carry it back to the colony where it will eliminate the queen and the colony.
Chemical Free Monitoring Stations
We offer chemical free monitoring stations that allow you to monitor your property for termites without putting your family or any animals at risk. The stations have a core made from wood and the technicians can check them quarterly to see if there is any termite activity on your property.
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 includes killing termites and preventing them from returning. This agreement also includes other insects like cockroaches, bed bugs, fleas, ticks, ants and any other insect that may enter your home. If you find them, EcoTek will treat for them to give you the pest free environment that you want. Our +Structural TermiteGuard warranty provides that when there is any termite activity and/or damage after we begin monitoring your home or apply the first treatment, that we will come out and treat the complete the needed repairs at no cost to you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if I have ants or termites?
Termites have wider waists, bent antennae, and two sets of wings that are the same size. Carpenter ants have clearly defined waists, and their wings are different sizes. Termites eat the wood, while ants will leave piles of sawdust in your home.
How do termite damage my property?
Termite will eat the through the wood in your home, which can weaken the floor joists or supporting structures in your home. They can also cause issues because some termites will eat through the cases around the electrical writing.
Will my family be safe during treatment?
We use Termidor SC which is one of the safest termite treatments available on the market. We also train our technicians to apply the treatment correctly. Your family can safely be home during and after treatment.
How quickly do termites damage my home?
Termites can eat through a home in just two years. They will eat through a pound of wood a day, and they can do quite a bit of damage depending on where they are eating. The cost of damage can add up very quickly.
Can I prevent termites?
If you clear your property of old, dead wood, and make sure to use only treated wood in building projects, you can help prevent termites. Avoid using mulch in the beds touching your home. Be sure to keep your trees and bushes trimmed back so they do not touch your property.