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Termite Control in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, VA

Most of us don’t find out we have a termite problem until discovering bits of hollowed-out wood, generally located around the perimeter of the homes and its foundation. Another tell-tale sign of termites is when one taps on wood and it sounds hollow.

Termites are social insects and live in colonies with specific roles. There are workers, soldiers, reproductives and even queens. As a termite colony matures, it may release winged males and females – or “swarmers.” If they survive, swarmers will settle, shed their wings and form a new colony.

Eastern Subterranean Termites typically create their homes in mud and dirt and then use tunnels they create to go above ground for their food sources. Drywood Termites are the common pests that make their way into your home, from the walls to the furnishings. They can gain entry into the home through small openings, during renovation processes, or by bringing in infested furnishings.

Why Should You Address Termite Problems?

It goes without saying that termites cause serious structural damage. Termites can chew through furnishings, wood floors, interior items, and house foundation. Not only does this cause trouble for a home’s residents but may also affect the resale value of your home.


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What are Signs of Termites?

These termites create Mud Tunnels to travel to and from their food source, which is unfortunately your home. Their food source is the cellulose from the structural wood of your home. The Eastern Subterranean Termite needs moisture to live so they create these tunnels to travel through that contain moisture and allows them to build their colony further.

Are Termites Dangerous?

Termites are very destructive, especially to woods that homes are commonly built from. All that will be left is a hollowed out structure. Termites alone cause damage of two billion dollars a year.

If you suspect that you may possibly have termites, schedule a termite inspection as soon as possible.  The longer termites are left unattended, the more damage will be done to your home.   Call Summit today to schedule a free estimate for termite control and prevention.  

How Do You Get Rid of Termites?

The absolute best and most efficient way to remove Eastern Subterranean Termites is to call your local Termite and Pest Control Company, Summit who offers full Termite Control services in Virginia.

Termite Control Services in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, Alexandria, & Arlington

  • Full Termite Control Services
  • Termite Inspection Services for real estate, WDI (wood destroying insects) reports, FHA loans, and VA reports
  • Termite Extermination
  • Termite Prevention Services

Termite Prevention in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, and Alexandria

Termites are drawn to moisture, so it is important to keep the foundation of the home dry by making sure that the soil stays dry with proper drainage systems or gutters and downspouts. It’s also important to fill cracks and openings in the foundation or other areas where the termites might be getting in. Leaks should be fixed immediately and vents need to be cleared of any type of blockages. Firewood and wood debris needs to be kept away from the home and trees and shrubs should be trimmed.

The cost for termite prevention services in Fredericksburg, Fairfax, and the rest of Northern Virginia varies.  Contact Summit Pest Control today to schedule your free inspection. 

Termite Treatment in Fredericksburg, Stafford, Fairfax, and Northern Virginia

At Summit Pest Control, we treat with liquid baits, monitoring stations and termiticides. If the problem is more extreme, we might have to use the termite rig, which is a large tank filled with termiticide and is sprayed rigorously over the affected area. The soil around the home will be treated and the wood that is damaged can be treated too. In addition to chemical treatments, there are non-chemical treatments that can be used to control the termite population on your property. The non-chemical treatments include physical barriers, steel mesh and sands and nematodes or fungi. 

If you have a termite infestation or termite damage, contact us today to schedule an estimate. If you need a WDI (Wood Destroying Insect) report for a refinance or to sell your home, we can complete an inspection report for you for a fee of $125. 

Termite Control & Termite Treatment Cost in Northern Virginia

The fees associated with termite control and termite prevention from Summit Pest Control are variable. Contact us at 703-884-2124 for a free, no-obligation quote for termite control in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, and Fredericksburg, Virginia areas.  At Summit, we customize every customer’s termite treatment plan to their home.  You can rest assured that your termite infestation will be handled properly and professionally. 

Contact Summit Pest Control for Termite Control in Fredericksburg, Fairfax and Northern Virginia

Summit Pest Control can offer a variety of pest control services, ranging from ant control, mice and rat removal and termite control. If you suspect termites on your property or know you have them, it is important to have a thorough and professional inspection to properly identify the issues and make sure the damage is assessed in a timely manner in order for treatment to begin.


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