Pest Control Services
EcoTek Termite and Pest Control is your best choice for pest control services in Manassas, Woodbridge, Bristow, Buckhall, Manassas Park, Gainesville, Chantilly, Centreville and Dumfries. EcoTek has been providing services since 2011 and we have the proven methods and experience to effectively eliminate cockroaches, bed bugs, fleas, ants, wasps and every possible type of pest.
We can provide pest control services both inside and outside of the property. In addition to removing your pests, we will take care of the necessary clean up, termite repair work, and decontamination. At EcoTek, we know you deserve the best service possible, which is why we more than just removing the pests from your property. We also offer guarantees on our work, so that you can have peace of mind that the pests are gone for good.
EcoTek understand just how important your family’s safety and home are to you. Our expert technicians can provide a free inspection and estimate to deal with the pests. We understand that each situation is different ant that there is no single solution to solve all pest control issues, which is why each estimate is tailored to your specific needs. We offer conventional and organic solutions to your pest control needs. If you are concerned that pests have invaded your home, contact us today.
There are variety of different ants and it is important to use specific methods to treat and remove each one. Fire ants have a painful bite and may build a number of mounds around your property. Carpenter ants also eat wood and can cause damage similar to that of termites. Household ants are one of the most common pest control issues. Ants live in large colonies and will send out workers looking for food and water. You can often see lines of ants moving toward a food source. Making sure that your family only eats in your kitchen or dining room and that you wipe down your counters and sweep daily can help reduce the risk of ants finding food in your home.
While you may try to eliminate ants with products from the store, you must kill the queen to eliminate the entire colony. This can be difficult to do. You may temporarily stop the ants, but soon they will return. The pest way to eliminate ants completely is to contact a professional. EcoTek can help eliminate ants around your property and inside of your home. The EcoTek ant control team has years of experience with using both organic solutions and conventional methods to kill them and prevent them from coming back.
Termite Control and Inspections
Termites and a termite infestation can be difficult to spot until it is too late. For instance in the picture on the right, you can see a mud tube on a foundation wall. This is a sign of a serious termite problem. Other signs that you should watch for include discarded wings or a swarm of termites, as well as squeaky floorboards or signs of grooves in the wood grain. Termites will swarm in the spring, and it is important to check for signs of them each spring. Termites can quickly cause thousands of dollars in damage and even create a fire hazard if they chew through electrical wires.
It is important to prevent termites or to treat for them as quickly as possible to prevent serious structural damage to your home. EcoTek offers free termite inspections to determine if you have termites or not and to provide you with a comprehensive termite control treatment plan if you do. EcoTek will not only eliminate the termites from your home, but will repair termite damage and clean up all termite debris damaged wood caused by the infestation. EcoTek has been providing termite control services since 2011 and our services come with a 10-year-warranty that covers the cost of additional termite services and work after the first treatment.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs are many homeowners worst nightmare. The infestation is miserable. Signs of an infestation include being covered with rows of red itching bites, as well as dark areas or blood stains on your pajamas, pillowcases and sheets. Although you can see them, it can be difficult to find the nests since they can squeeze into smaller cracks. While they are not considered harmful, they can still trigger an allergic reaction that may need medical treatment. Most bed bug infestations are the result of bringing them home after a business trip or vacation.
Bed bugs are extremely difficult to eliminate and the sooner you start the process the better. EcoTek wants you to rest peacefully, which is why we offer a free bed bug inspection. Our bed bug control treatment uses of chemical sprays, which are highly effective. Our professional technicians will identify any cracks or other spaces that your bed bugs are hiding to effectively apply treatment and eliminate them. Call EcoTek today to schedule a treatment so that you can rest peacefully again.
Cockroaches can spread diseases and cause potential health risks to your family including allergic reactions. They can ruin your food by infesting it. They are difficult to kill whether you use over-the-counter sprays or other methods. Cockroaches can spread diseases. They will invaded your pantry and crawl over the dishes in your cupboards. There are several different types of roaches. These can include American, German and Oriental roaches. Some roaches can grow up to 1 1/2 inches long and can fly. Each of the different types need different treatment methods to effectively eliminate them.
EcoTek can help eliminate cockroaches by destroying their nests and killing them. We use a variety of proven methods including strips, powders, sprays, baits, strips and gap elimination. After our cockroach control treatment, we guarantee that you won’t have a problem with roaches any more. If you have cockroaches, or think you might, then call EcoTek for a free inspection and estimate. We will come out for an inspection and provide same day treatment if needed to make sure they are completely exterminated from your home.
Fleas and Tick Control
Fleas and ticks can be annoying and cause both serious health risks and annoyance to you, your pets and your family. Fleas carry tapeworms, typhus and cat-scratch disease. Ticks can carry Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease. They often come in undetected by attaching themselves to your pets or to you. You may realize that you have an infestation when you receive several bites around your ankles. Although many people associated fleas and ticks with pets, you can still get them if you bring them home on your clothes.
In addition to treating the fleas and ticks on your pets, you will need to address any that you have in your home. Flea and tick treatments can be time-consuming and messy. The most effective flea treatments are done by a professional. EcoTek has flea and tick control services that will rid your property of these pests before they come in your home. EcoTek can also treat them inside of your home or business, while making sure they do not come back.
Mice and rats have sharp teeth that can allow them to chew through most building materials, and they can cause significant damage to your home, and create a fire hazard by chewing through the electrical wiring in your home. Additionally, they carry diseases like the hantavirus, salmonella and variety of other serious and potentially fatal diseases. It may be difficult to spot the first rat or mouse that enters your home, but they reproduce quickly meaning that they can quickly turn into an infestation. Rats and mice make their nests in attics and in pantries. They are often seeking shelter and protection from the cold so you may see more of them in the fall and winter. Mice and rats may come in through small cracks in your foundation or they may reach your roof by crawling across electrical wires.
Rats and mice are dangerous and cleaning up after them is actually one of the ways that you can catch the diseases that they carry. If you have mice or rat problem, contact EcoTek right away. The sooner you deal with the problem, the more quickly you can stop the damage that they can cause. We can provide a free inspection and same day service to eliminate the pests for you. Additionally, our rodent control technicians can complete the decontamination and clean up process to keep you and your family safe.
Wildlife can cause significant damage to your home and property. Birds, bats and squirrels can leave droppings and damage your attic. Squirrels are notorious for chewing through wires and causing significant damage to your home or your business. Paying for repairs can add up quickly. There is the added danger of spreading disease through the feces that the animals leave behind. Raccoons, foxes and other animals can become aggressive if approached by a family member or a pet and may even bite or scratch which can lead to the possibility of rabies.
Trapping and removing animals on your own can be dangerous. It is also important to use traps that are humane and safe in case a pet accidentally wanders into them. The best option is to call the professionals at EcoTek. Our wildlife control team can identify the best places to set the traps and will monitor them each day. Once the animals is caught, they will drive miles away before releasing it to make sure that the animal does not return to your property. Additional our technicians can help with repair and clean and can install pest exclusion barriers around your home to stop new wild animals from getting in.
Frequently Asked Questions
I’m very busy. Do I need to be home for the treatment?
You are not required to be at home during a treatment. Our treatments only take about twenty minutes but if you cannot be home, just set up a way for our technicians to access your home, and we can complete the treatments. If you are gone, our technician will leave a note about the service that was completed.
Is there anything I need to do to keep my pets safe?
We ask that pets be taken from the home during treatment and for four hours after the treatment is complete. This allows time for the pesticide to dry completely. Once it is dry, it is safe for your pets to return to your home.
Can you help with rodents?
Our technicians can help with rodents. We can set traps to catch them. We will check the traps every day or every other day. We can also help with the decontamination process. As the final part of our treatment plan, we will install exclusion barriers.
How long do I need to be home for an appointment?
The initial appointment takes about thirty minutes. Follow up appointments take about twenty minutes. However, if you have a larger home or property it may take longer. You do not need to be home for an appointment if you make arrangements for our technicians to access your property.
Can I get fire ants?
Fire ants are spreading more each year. There are have been reported cases of fire ants in Virginia over the last ten years. You can tell if you have fire ants because of the reddish color and the large mounds they build outside.
Do you offer organic treatments?
We offer effective organic treatments that are safe for you and the environment. We also offer effective conventional treatments that are safe than the treatments you can buy at the store. Your technician can help you determine which treatment method is best for your situation.
What steps do I need to take to get rid of bed bugs?
Before a bed bug treatment, you will need to prepare your home. This includes vacuuming and clearing your room of any clutter. You will also need to wash the bedding in hot water and dry it on high heat. You will receive a list of specific instructions when you make your appointment.
Do you offer monthly treatment options?
We do have maintenance plans available. These all include quarterly inspections and resprays as needed. You can choose a plan that includes termite control or an option with either conventional treatments or green treatments.