Haymarket Pest Control
Haymarket, Virginia is a thriving community steeped in a rich history. Located in Prince William county, it was first founded in 1799. It was a thriving business community until nearly the entire town was burned to the ground during the Civil War. Since then it has been rebuilt and provides a welcoming community that hosts the Pick Your Own Spring Flower festival each spring. Haymarket is located just over 35 miles from Washington D.C. and may provide a good place to live if you work in the greater D.C. area.
The temperate climate of Virginia along with mild winters make it a breeding ground for a variety of different pests and insects. These insects may invade your home or your yard and make it miserable for your family to go about their daily activities. Termites, ants, and cockroaches can all wander into your home and it is important to combat them as quickly as possible.
EcoTek has been helping home and business owners with eliminating a wide variety of pests since 2011. Our experienced technicians can help you protect your home and your family from a variety of insects and other pests. We understand that each situation is unique which is why we create a customized treatment plan tailored to your situation. Call EcoTek to schedule a free inspection and to receive a free estimate.
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Ants are social insects and live in colonies. They are a very common household pest. Ants send out scouts looking for good sources of food and water. This means that if you see just one, more are likely to follow. There different types of ants that can invade your home or property and cause issues for you or your family. The household ants generally build their colonies in the ground outside and travel inside to collect food. Carpenter ants are a more serious problem since they will colonize in the warm, moist wood in your home. The damage that carpenter ants cause is similar to that of termites. They can be difficult to spot since they hide in cracks around your door frames and in the baseboards and along the edge of carpets.
If you see ants, you need to treat for them right away. It is not enough to simply kill the ants that you see, you will need to kill the queen to eliminate the colony. If you have tried treating with baits and yet the ants keep coming back, you should call the professionals at EcoTek for a free ant inspection and estimate today. Our experts can identify the type of ant and determine the best treatment option to eliminate the ants completely.
Termites are every homeowner’s worst nightmare. These pests can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home without you even realizing that they are there. Termites cause structural damage to the wood structures in your home and they may also cause fire hazards since some termites will eat through electrical wiring. Termites will swarm between March and May and this is a good time to check for signs of them like the discarded wings, and mud tubes on the exterior of your home. Other signs can include stained drywall, and squeaky floorboards. Regular inspections can help you catch termites before they become a major issue.
If you suspect you might have termites, you need to act quickly to stop further damage to your home. Call EcoTek to schedule a free termite inspection. If termites are found our technician will provide you with a free estimate that will include the cost of eliminating the termites, clean up and as well as an estimated cost for repairing the damage. Our treatment plans can also prevent termites from returning. Learn more about our Haymarket termite control services.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs are a growing problem throughout the United States. Bed bugs usually travel home with you after a vacation or business trip. However, they can catch a ride into your home through your gym bad or on second hand furniture. Signs of bed bugs include itching bites in a row on your arms or legs. You may have blood stains in your sheets or see the droppings or eggs. Bed bugs can be difficult to spot because of their small size and nocturnal habits. They often build nests in small cracks and you may have a difficult time finding where they are hiding.
Eliminating bed bugs can be tricky because you may kill just the bugs themselves and fail to treat the eggs that were laid. It is important to wash your bedding in hot water and to dry it in dryer to make sure you kill all the bugs and eggs that may be in your sheets. They can also go months without eating, which means that you may think you have dealt with the problem, but that it can quickly return. If you want to end your bed bug infestation, you should call the professionals at EcoTek. Our expert technicians can provide a free bedbug inspection and estimate for treatment. We use a specially formulated conventional spray to kill both the bugs and their larvae.
Cockroaches can quickly invade your home, store or food establishment in Haymarket. Cockroaches often disgust people since they are associated with filth. There are a number of different roaches that may invade your home including Oriental, American, German and brown cockroaches. Cockroaches can carry and transmit disease causing organisms and bacteria which can cause you or your family to contract food poisoning. Roaches can also cause allergies and possible asthma attacks in susceptible populations.
Roaches can just wander in but they may come in through bags or packages that you bring in. Most roaches are found in the kitchen, laundry room or bathrooms since roaches need plenty of water to survive. Roaches multiply quickly and you may end up with an infestation before you know it. While you may try treating them at home, it can be difficult to eliminate them completely because it can be hard find the nests. If you have problems with roaches, it is best to call a professional. Call EcoTek to schedule a free inspection and estimate by one of our expert cockroach exterminators.
Flea and Tick Control
No one wants to deal with the itchy bites that fleas leave behind. Although fleas are mostly harmless to humans, they do carry disease that can affect your pets. Ticks can cause a different problem since they can carry serious diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme diseases. Although many people associated these problems with having a pet, you can still end up with fleas in your home since they can catch a ride into your home on your clothes.
If you find fleas on your pet, you should treat your animal, but you also need to make sure you eliminate any fleas that are living in your home. Flea powders are messy and not always effective. If you suspect that you have a problem with fleas or ticks, call the exterminators at EcoTek for a free flea and tick inspection today. Fleas have a life cycle of between 5 to 30 days and waiting just a few days may make the problem even worse.
The signs of droppings and chewed up food can often leave homeowners in a panic. Not only do mice and rats carry a multitude of disease like hantavirus and rat bite fever, they can also quickly destroy your home and property. The animals like to create nests in warm cozy places that they reach by chewing through your walls and insulation. They can also chew and destroy your clothing, bedding and other valuables. They multiply quickly and just one or two can quickly turn into dozens and take over your home. These rodents often seek shelter in the fall and winter, and it is important to be on the lookout for them during that time.
The rodent experts at EcoTek can help you address any issues that you might be having with rodents. We offer a turnkey solution that includes trapping and removing the rodents from your property. Once the rodents are gone, our technicians will decontaminate the area and clean up any nesting material, blood and feces that they leave behind. We can also repair the damage they have caused and install exclusion barriers to stop new ones from entering your home again. This can make the entire process of dealing with rodents easier and will keep your family safe from any diseases the rodents may carry. Call EcoTek today to set up a free rodent inspection and home consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the treatment safe for my family?
The treatment is safe for your family. You can be at home during the treatment. We use some of the safest pest control products on the market. You can rest easy knowing that your family is protected from the illnesses that pests can spread.
How can I stop ants from coming in my home?
Ants come into your home in search of food and water. Fixing any leaks in your home will eliminate any water sources. Keeping your home clean and wiping up any crumbs after you eat will limit the chances of the ants finding food in your home.
Do you offer conventional or organic treatments?
We offer both conventional and organic treatment options for most of our pest control services. The best option may be based on your situation and how serious the infestation is. You can talk to your technician to determine the best possible treatment.
>How do I find bed bugs?
Bed bugs like to hide in small cracks and spaces not far from your bed. You can look behind your headboard or in the baseboards in your bedroom. Signs of bed bugs include blood stains on the sheets as well as droppings in your bedding.
Do I need to lock up my pets during treatment?
You will need to remove your pets from the home during treatment. They are naturally attracted to the pesticide when it is wet. Once the treatment is completed, you will need to wait four hours until it safe for your pets to return to your property.
Can I sign up for a plan that includes preventative treatments?
We offer maintenance plans. We have a treatment option that include termite control. We also more basic plans that include conventional and green options. Each plan includes quarterly inspections and regular treatments that will keep pests from your home.
How do cockroaches get in a house?
Cockroaches can come in your home in a package or in shopping bags. They may also wander in from outside through cracks underneath your doors. They may also come in through the vents on your roof. Sometimes they may be hiding in secondhand furniture.
How long does each treatment take?
Each of our treatments take about twenty minutes. The length of the treatment depends on the size of your home. You can receive a time estimate when you call. Bed bug treatments may take longer to complete and depend on the number of rooms being treated.
In all my years of living in the Friendship community of Apex, I had never before had problems with fire ants until just recently. No matter what I did they just kept coming back. I got sick of dealing with it and had the exterminators at Echo Tech see what they could do. Now they’re all gone and haven’t seen them since.
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