Professional Termite Control & Exterminator Company
Northern VA, Maryland, Eastern WV.
Termites are a problem no home or business owner wants to face during their lifetime. These wood-chewing pests can cause thousands of dollars in damage to a structure with little or no warning. Virginia, Maryland and Eastern West Virginia are in a moderate to heavy risk zone for termites making their prevention even more important to protect your home investment In fact, real estate contract law requires that a termite or “wood destroying insect” inspection be conducted within 90 days of the settlement or closing of a home sale.
This is why at Environmental Pest Control our goal is to give our clients peace of mind when it comes to the detection of, and control of, termites.
Termites are a subterranean insect (they live, work, and play under the surface) so any treatment will be focused on handing the issue below the surface. There are 2 treatment options for termites and Environmental offers both:
- Liquid Treatment – a liquid treatment is performed by trenching, or digging, around the perimeter of the foundation of a home and applying a liquid chemical treatment. At Environmental we use Termidor which is the highest quality chemical treatment on the market specifically for termites. The goal with the liquid treatment is to create a barrier around the home’s foundation which kills termites on contact. Liquid treatments are highly effective when termites are present in or around the home. The life span of a liquid treatment is 7-10 years so it is best to retreat, or as we call it a “booster” treatment, every 7 years.
- Bait Stations – There are multiple brands of bait stations. We use the Advance Termite Bait System. Bait stations are “tubes” that are planted into the ground, like a sprinkler head, and contain bait inside the tubes. The way baits work is that the termites find the bait station, come into contact with the bait, and then bring it back to the termite colony and infecting the other termites which kills the entire colony. Bait stations are best used when there is not an immediate termite issue in or right around the home (use liquid in that situation for the fastest results) but rather are best used as a preventative measure against termites. Bait stations are typically serviced every 90 days to inspect each “tube” and refill bait as needed.
Environmental provides warranties for all of our termite services to provide peace of mind and value for our customers. Additionally, we have pest control programs that protect against termites and include year round protection from other insects and rodents.
Call Environmental today for your free inspection if you think you have a termites, or simply fill out our webform by CLICKING HERE.