Manassas Pest Control
Located just outside of the D.C. area, Manassas has a unique culture all its own. The Historic downtown Manassas area is a great place to shop and browse galleries. It is a wonderful place to own a home and raise a family. Manassas has a diverse population and good public schools. There are a variety of parks and family friendly attractions throughout the community.
While the warm, humid climate can lend itself to relaxing evenings outside, it also means that a variety of insects and other pests also make it home. Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and termites may cause issues, as well as rodents. It is important for your family and pets to be say from the diseases that these pests can carry. Additionally, your home is your largest investment, and it is important to take the steps to protect it. EcoTek can help eliminate any pests or insects that enter your home.
EcoTek Termite and Pest Control has been providing quality service since 2011. Our professional technicians are trained to quickly identify the pests and tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs. We also offer both conventional and organic treatment options. If you are having issues with any sort of insect or rodent, contact EcoTek today. You can schedule a free inspection with an estimate and rest easy knowing that any issues you have with pests are taken care of.
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Ants are a very common household pest. Ants are parts of a colony and so if you see one ant, more will follow it into your home. Usually ants will enter your home looking for food and water. Most ants will create colonies outside of your home and send workers in to your home. Carpenter ants are different and will build colonies in moist wood. They can invade your home and cause structural damage similar to termites. They may build their nests in your baseboard cracks, door and window frames, near your kitchen or in areas with plumbing leaks. Fire ants are another concern and may prevent you and your family from enjoying time outdoors.
Many people try to treat ants with the baits and traps that you can find at the store. Although these products may temporarily stop the ants, you may find that the ants keep returning. It can be difficult to deal with ants because in order to stop them for good, you must kill the queen. The experts at EcoTek can identify the type of ants in your home and create a treatment plan that will solve your ant problems for good. If you spot an ant or are worried about a carpenter ant colony call today for a free ant inspection and estimate.
Termites can cause serious and expensive damage to your property. It is estimated that they cause billions of dollars in damage in a year. Termites will feed on wood, but they can also damage your insulation, books, paper, and damage your swimming pool liners and filtration systems. They will also attack living shrubs and trees on your property. Termites can be hard to spot, and may be causing all of this damage without you knowing about it. One sure sign of an issue is when the termites will leave their colonies to start new ones. You may see winged termites or swarmers. Other signs are hollow wood, squeaky floorboards. While the first sign of an infestation is the winged termites, you may also spot mud tubes that act as a protection to them on the side of your home. Other pests may also use mud tubes to enter your home, and they can weaken the overall structural integrity of your home.
The best way to tell if you have a termite infestation is consult a professional, who will know exactly where to look and how to spot the signs of an infestation. If you suspect you may have termites, it is important to act immediately so that you can stop further damage that they can create. EcoTek offers a free termite inspection and free estimate. The inspection will identify any issues, while the estimate will include the treatment plan and repair costs for the damage they may have caused. Learn more about our Manassas termite control services.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs can be a nightmare for any homeowner to deal with. Bed bugs are nocturnal and it can be difficult to determine exactly where they are nesting because they are so small. Although they are visible to the naked eye they can squeeze into cracks that are difficult to spot. They can feed for up to ten minutes at a time, and will often leave a row of red itchy bug bites on their victims. Bed bugs can come into your home through clothing or your suitcases. They may also hitch a ride on any secondhand furniture you bring into the home. Bed bugs may only feed once every few weeks, but they can mature in just 35 days.
Signs of an infestation include the bug bites, blood stains on your bedding, shed skins and eggs. When you treat for bed bugs on your own, you may miss some of the larvae and end up needing to deal with them again. EcoTek uses a chemical solution that will eliminate them quickly.Our technicians know how to find the small cracks and other places that bed bugs hide to make sure to eliminate them completely. Call our experienced bed bug exterminators today for a free bed bug inspection and estimate today.
Cockroaches are very common pests. They can invade stores, homes and food service establishments in Manassas. Many people find roaches disgusting since they are often associated with filth and germs. There are a number of different roaches that can invade your home. Some common types are Oriental, German, American and brown cockroaches. Roaches can carry and spread a variety of disease causing organisms and bacteria. This can lead to food poisoning and other issues. They may also cause issues with allergies. Roaches may come in through grocery bags, in the laundry or just wandering in from outside.
Roaches breed quickly and can produce thousands of new offspring in just a year. You should look for them where there is food, water and warmth. Kitchens and bathrooms are the perfect environment for them to live and breed. They pose a problem year round. Fortunately, the cockroach exterminators at EcoTek know how to treat and eliminate your cockroach infestation. Additionally, they will clean up the waste that is left behind. Call EcoTek today to set up a free cockroach inspection and to receive a free estimate from an expect cockroach exterminator.
Flea and Tick Control
Fleas and ticks are a nuisance that can leave behind itchy marks and possibly spread disease. Unfortunately, these have become more resistant to traditional treatment, which means that it can be more difficult to treat them with on your own. Fleas and ticks may come in on your pet, but they also can enter the home on your clothing. You may not notice the fleas until they have already grown to an infestation. In addition to the itchy bites, fleas can cause a serious allergic reaction. Fleas reproduce quickly with a life cycle that lasts between 5 to 30 days.
Ticks can transmit diseases to both humans and animals. It can take months to recover from Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever. It is important to check both you and your pets for ticks on a regular basis. Although you may try to treat for fleas and ticks on your own, the process can be messy and time consuming. The professionals at EcoTek can quickly assess your situation and come up with a treatment plan. At the first sign of a flea and tick infestation, contact the exterminators at EcoTek for a free flea and tick inspection and free estimate.
At EcoTek, we have been eliminating rats, mice and other rodents from homes and businesses since 2011. Rats and mice are serious nuisance for your home. These small rodents can slip into your home through a thin crack in your wall or reach your roof by walking across a thin wire. Many people do not realize they have an infestation until it is too late, since rats and mice like to create their nests in small dry places. Some common spots for nests are attics, kitchens and garages. They usually live in groups and can reproduce quickly. In addition to spreading diseases such as salmonella, Hantavirus, Bubonic plague and rat-bite fever, they can cause allergic reactions. Rats and mice can wreak havoc on your home causing damage by chewing holes in your walls and ruining your food.
The Experts at EcoTek can help get rid of any rodents in your home. EcoTek’s turnkey solution makes it easy to take care of the rats, mice and squirrels and then help decontaminate the area of the feces and nesting material. Once the cleaning process is finished, repairs will be made to the areas that were damaged and exclusion barriers installed to keep out other mice from reappearing. Call EcoTek today to get a free inspection and consultation with a free estimate.
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of treatments are available?
At EcoTek, we offer both conventional and organic options. Our organic options are safe for the environment and safe for your family. They are very effective at eliminating pests. We also have conventional treatment options that are safer than the products you can buy at the store. The best method may depend on your current situation. Our technician can explain the best options for your children.
Can my children be home during a treatment?
Yes. Your children and family can be home during a treatment. We use products that are safe and our technicians are trained in how to properly apply them so that you and your family will be safe during and after each treatment.
Do I need to worry about my pets?
You will need to remove your pets from the premises when we are completing a treatment. They will need to be gone during the treatment application and for four hours after it is completed. The animals are attracted to the pesticide when it is wet, and it is safer for them to wait until it is dry for them to return.
What steps do I need to take to prepare for an appointment?
The steps you will need to complete are dependent on the type of treatment that you are having. For example, you will need to vacuum thoroughly if you are having a flea treatment and wash your bedding if you are having a bed bug treatment. You will receive a complete list when you schedule the appointment.
What should I expect during a treatment?
During your initial treatment, a technician will complete an inspection and then he will give you a written estimate. If you choose to, you can have the treatment done the same day. The initial appointment will take about thirty minutes. Follow up visits take about twenty minutes. If you have a large property it may take longer.
What can I do to prevent fleas?
The best way to prevent fleas is to stop your pet from catching them. There are a number of different prevention methods including a flea collar, drops you apply to your pet or oral medication. You can also treat your yard with a barrier spray that will stop fleas from getting on your pets while they are outside.
What is involved when you trap rodents?
We will set the traps and come to check them every day or every other day until the rodents are taken care of. We will lao help with the decontamination process. As part of the service we will also install exclusion barriers to prevent any other rodents from getting in.
Why do the ants keep coming back?
Ants are difficult to get rid of because you must kill the queen to eliminate the colony. New ants can also move in and build a new colony. In addition to killing the colony, you need to set up a barrier to stop ants from coming in. Our technicians can do this for you and stop ants from being a problem in your home.
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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