Better Termite & Pest Control has served Annandale and communities in and around Washington, D.C. since 1968. We strive to provide thorough and environmentally responsible pest control for both residential and commercial customers with ant, termite, spider and rodent management and eradication. Because we are family-owned, we are able to provide high-quality customer service focused on developing long-term relationships with satisfied customers rather than having to please corporate boards.
If you think your home has been invaded by unwanted pests, the best way to deal with the problem is to call a professional with experience in pest identification and eradication. By the time you see signs that pests are making themselves at home in your home, they may be well-established. Our residential pest management services identify nesting areas, potential sources of food and water and points of entry. Depending on the type of pest, we recommend ways to remove breeding areas, methods to trap or kill pests established in your home and ways to prevent them from re-entering and re-establishing themselves.
We work with local builders to pre-treat new construction for termite control. Pre-treatment of soil and wood serves as a front-line deterrent to termite infestation. You may be concerned about whether your existing home has a termite infestation. Termites enter homes from the ground or cracks in the foundation, bore through masonry and eat wood. You may notice soil-like tubes on windowsills, at the junction of floors and walls or in electrical outlets. There may also be wings of dead termites near windows or doors. Eradication involves identifying entry points, removing attractive nesting places and using products that eradicate existing termite colonies.
If you are a business owner, you know that an attractive environment is a great part of customer appeal. Unwanted pests spread germs and destroy property. Ants infest foods including grains, sugar and prepared foods. Mice are attracted to garbage and other available food sources. Mice and rats carry diseases and other pests like fleas and lice that can be transferred to humans. As a business owner, keeping your property pest-free is an important part of the success of your business.
Our program identifies points of entry, sources of food and water and nesting areas. We devise a management program specific to your business environment and show you and your employees the best ways to prevent nesting and re-infestation. This includes how to store foods and grains, implement waste management practices and make sure that attractive water sources like leaking drains are plugged. We also use exterior baits to prevent entry.
If you think you have ants, spiders, termites or rodents in your home or business, call us for a free evaluation of the interior and exterior of your building. We provide free, written estimates and treatment plans for pests that we identify. Our eco-friendly products minimize harm to the environment. We will customize a treatment plan using these products if you ask for them. Our All-in-One program provides year-round protection for termites and other pests to make sure your home is safe and uncontaminated.