Did You Know?There are no laws in Virginia governing who can conduct a Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) report.
That means the person who visits your home to check for termites may or may not be properly trained. How can you make sure your home is protected from these dangerous insects? ProTech Inspectors are VPMA certified so you can have the peace of mind that your home is termite free.
Hire a VPMA Certified Inspector
ProTech Pest Control termite inspectors are certified by the Virginia Pest Management Association (VPMA) under the WDI Inspector Certification Program:
Our certified inspectors go through VPMA classroom training and must demonstrate their knowledge and ability to conduct accurate termite reports
As an employer of VPMA Certified Inspectors, ProTech Pest Control must hold a pesticide business license and maintain liability insurance to protect our customers and employees
Our inspectors must also have a minimum certification from the Virginia Department of Agriculture qualify their knowledge in general pests
Flying Ant Vs. Termites
While flying ants present a pest problem of their own, they do not present an immediate threat to your property like the flying termite. Terminates have thicker waits, equal length wings, and straight antennae. If you are unsure if you have flying ants or termites, contact ProTech for a free inspection and estimate.
Signs of Termite Damage
It is not always possible for an untrained individual to see evidence of termites. However, homeowners can sometimes identify a potential termite problem by being vigilant in and around the home. If you see any of the following, it’s time to contact ProTech Termite and Pest Control. We can immediately determine the extent of the problem and provide a recommendation about the appropriate course of treatment.
Mud tubes (used by termites to reach a food source) on the exterior of the home
Soft wood in the home that sounds hollow when tapped
Darkening or blistering of wood structures
Cracked or bubbling paint
Small piles of feces that resembles sawdust near a termite nest
Discarded wings near doors or on windowsills indicating swarmers have entered the home
Sentricon: Termite Treatment & Elimination System
ProTech Pest Control offers the Sentricon System to effectively bait and eliminate termites, providing long-lasting treatment to your home and property. Termites can be destructive and compromise the integrity of the foundation of your home. Exterminating termites soon after infestation can prevent permanent damage to the structure of your house and property.
How Sentricon Termite Control Works
The Sentricon Advantage
Offers the best approach for protecting structures from subterranean termites because it eliminates the colony, while being non-disruptive to property owners
Provides proven, long-term protection against termite damage
Takes full advantage of natural termite behavior. Worker termites constantly forage far and wide, looking for wood to feed the colony
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Termites What to Expect
A typical homeowner’s insurance policy does not cover destruction caused by termites, even though they cause over 5 billion dollars in damage to homes throughout the United States each year. You can’t assume your home is termite-free just because you’ve never seen them – they only swarm once or twice a year, and you might miss it!
What Our Termite Inspectors Do
ProTech Pest Control has a team of experienced, Certified Inspectors who will thoroughly inspect your home or business, looking for the telltale signs of termite infestation. ProTech Pest Control has a comprehensive termite inspection and treatment program that can help you understand the threat of termites and take the necessary steps to protect your home. In addition, ProTech Pest Control offers real estate transfer termite inspections. Request a termite inspection today!
Some of the things we look for are:
Mud tubes built for traveling above ground
Damaged or hollow-sounding wood
Pinholes in drywall or wallpaper
Piles of small wings
Other specific termite indicators
Canine Termite Detection Team
ProTech Pest Control has the only K-9 Termite Detection Team in Northern Virginia.
ProTech Pest Control is home to the Metro Area’s Only Certified Termite Detection Canine Team. Inspector Marlowe can detect termite activity that is hidden from even the best human inspectors.
Inspector Marlowe is trained to smell pheromones given off by termites and can detect them behind walls and under floors. His nose is so attuned to termites that we are able to offer a written 100% Termite Free Guarantee if he doesn’t find anything.
ProTech Pest Control has been working with homes and businesses in the Northern VA area for over 30 years. As a family owned and operated business, we take pride in the relationships we develop with our clients and the personal approach we take to meeting your pest control needs.
From fleas and ticks to termites and bed bugs our services are thorough and comprehensive, often incorporating the expertise of our highly trained scent detection canines Roxy and Marlowe. Contact us to discuss your pest control needs and schedule an inspection with one of our experienced technicians.