Centreville Pest Control
Centreville, Virginia is a community rich in history that dates back to the colonial period. This city is just south of Manassas with a population of 68,024 and is a bustling community. There are number of parks and other activities to do in Centreville including visiting Bull Run Regional Park or Atlantis Water park. The schools are a part of the Fairfax county school system. Professionals may also be attracted to the area because the busses will run from Centreville to a metro station. It is just thirty-five miles from Washington D.C and may be a good place to call home if you work in the greater D.C. area.
The climate in Centreville is temperate with cool winters that are usually mild. The summers are much warmer with highs staying in the eighties for most of the summer. This climate along with the wooded areas and nearby creeks and ponds make Centreville a breeding ground for a number of insects that may harm you, your family or your home.
EcoTek has been helping homeowners eliminate a variety of pests, including termites, cockroaches, ants, bed bugs, fleas, and rodents. Our experienced technicians can identify the type of infestation and create a treatment plan designed exactly for your situation. We have been providing quality pest control services since 2011. Call EcoTek today to schedule a free inspection.
- No matter whether you have carpenter ants or common household ants, ants are persistent insects. They will send scouts into your kitchen in search of food and water. If they find what they are looking for, then you may start…Read more How Can I Keep Ants Out of My Kitchen? ›
- As the temperature starts to decrease at night, rats and mice begin to look for a warm place to spend the winter. Often this means the nearest heated building that may provide shelter and a reliable food source. Rats and…Read more Prevent Rats and Mice from Entering Your Home ›
- Cockroaches can wander into almost any home. They quickly multiply and can invade your home and spread germs by crawling over your dishes in your cupboard. They are always looking for steady water source and for food to eat. When…Read more 5 Ways to Prevent Cockroaches ›
Ants are common household pests. At one time or another most homeowners have had to deal with ants finding their way inside of your home. Household ants are smaller and will build their colonies outside and then find their way into your home through your windowsills, cracks around your door or even up through your crawlspace. Carpenter ants are a bit different since they will build their colonies inside of your home and cause damage similar to termites. Fire ants will bite causing itchy painful welts. Each of these ants require a different treatment strategy.
If you have noticed one ant, you can be sure that more will be following it. Ants are relentless workers and if you have tried to treat for ants on your own, you may be frustrated because the ants keep returning. In order to eliminates ants, you need to kill the queen, and then the entire colony will die. Our expert technicians will use a variety of ant control treatments to make sure that your ants on gone for good. Call EcoTek to schedule a free ant inspection today.
Termites can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. They can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home before you even realize that you have an infestation. Termites will spend their time inside of your walls, which make them difficult to find. One signs that you have termites are mud tubes that will be on your foundation leading up from the ground to your home. The tubes are about the width of a pencil and if you break them open you should see termites. Another sign is a pile of discarded wings. The termites will remove the wings once they swarm.
If you suspect that you may have termites, you need to act right away. The sooner you start treatment, the sooner you will stop the damage that they may cause. At EcoTek, we offer free termite inspections. If you do not have termites, you can rest easy knowing that your home is safe. If our technician does find termites, he will give you a written estimate for the cost of treatment and termite damage repairs for your home. Learn more about our Centreville termite control services.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs were nearly eradicated from the United States in the 1960s, but with the increase of worldwide travel, bed bugs have made a comeback in the last twenty years. Bed bugs are not associated with filth and you may end up with bed bugs even if your home is very clean. Most people accidentally bring them home from a vacation or business trip. You can even bring them home from a gym or from school. Once in the home, the bed bugs find a place to hide and quickly reproduce to cause an infestation.
Bed bugs are resistant to certain types of bed bug control treatments and they can be hard to treat because the insecticide needs to be applied directly to them. Since bed bugs are so small and hide in the smallest of cracks, it can be difficult to do a treatment on your own. If you have small rows of itchy bites or see bloodstains in your sheets, you should call the experts at EcoTek to set up a free bed bug inspection today.
Cockroaches are one infestation that make many customers squirm. These insects love dirty, cluttered areas. They will come into your home through cracks around your doors or windows or through a package that may lead into your home. They are known carriers of many diseases and bacteria that can make you sick. They spread their germs as they crawl through your food or over your dishes. You can tell if you have a cockroach infestation if you see a cockroach, notice droppings that look like flakes of pepper or if you see egg casings.
Roaches need to have a water sources, so they tend to congregate in the kitchen, bathrooms or laundry rooms. Roaches reproduce rapidly and one roach can lay up to forty eggs at time. If you spot any roaches around your home, you need to take action right away. At EcoTek, we offer free inspections and estimates. Our technician can quickly identify the type of infestation and determine the best cockroach control treatment plan to keep your home roach free.
Flea and Tick Control
Fleas and ticks are primarily associated with pets, but it is possible to have infestation even if you do not have a pet. Fleas can carry diseases like cat scratch fever or tape worms. They can also cause your pet to become anemic. The eggs will fall of your pet and land in the carpet, which is why it is important to treat your home in addition to your pet. Flea powders can be messy and are not as effective. They will only treat adult fleas,, which means you may have to apply another treatment in a few weeks.
Ticks pose another serious problem. They carry diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. These are quite serious and require medical treatment. If you think that you may have a flea or tick infestation, you should call the flea and tick control experts at EcoTek. We can perform a free inspection and treat your home for fleas and ticks. We also offer yard prevention treatments that can protect your family.
Rats and mice can pose a serious threat to you and your family. They are known carriers of serious disease like hantavirus and hemorrhagic fever. They can also due serious damage to your home by chewing through the walls and wiring in your home, which can cause a fire hazard. They can also destroy your food and any other items you have stored in your home.
Dealing with rodents on your own can be a hassle. It is dangerous to use a poison because your pets can get into it. You may not want to deal with removing the traps after a mouse is caught. At EcoTek, we offer a turnkey rodent control solution for a rodent infestation. We will remove the rodents from your home using a combination of baits and traps and we will return to check the traps each day until the infestation is gone. Then we will help with clean up and decontamination, as well as repairing damage. Finally, we will install exclusion barriers to stop rodents from getting in again. Contact EcoTek for a free estimate today.
Moles, woodchucks and raccoons can prove dangerous for your family. Although these animals may seem relatively benign, if your children or pet interacts with one, they can be bitten and severely injured. If you are having issues with birds or bats nesting in your attic or squirrels scampering through your walls, you will need to address the issue right away. Wildlife can do a lot of damage to your home by ripping up insulation, chewing through wires and even pulling apart the ductwork from your HVAC system.
Trapping the wildlife on your own can be dangerous and you need to be careful about the traps you use just in case a neighbor’s pet accidentally wanders in. At EcoTek, we offer a wildlife control service that will safely trap the wild animals that are bothering you and then we will release them into the wild where they belong. Our expert technicians can also help set up exclusion barriers to stop other animals from finding their way into your home. Call to set up your free wildlife inspection today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the treatments safe for my children?
The treatments are safe for you and your children. We use the safest pest control treatments available on the market, which means that you can be home during the treatment. After a treatment, you can relax knowing that your family is now safe from the many illnesses that pests can spread.
How do I prevent ants?
The most important step to preventing ants is to make sure there are not cracks around your windows or doors. You can also keep your home clean by doing the dishes right after you eat and by wiping down the counters after each meal and taking out your trash each night.
What types of products do you have?
We have both organic and conventional treatment options for the majority of our services. The termite treatments are conventional, but we do offer chemical free monitoring systems. The type of treatment recommended may depend on the seriousness of the infestation and your current situation.
Where do bed bugs hide?
Bed bugs are very small and nocturnal so they can be difficult to find. If you see droppings in your bed or bloodstains on your sheets, you likely have bed bugs. Bed bugs can fide behind your headboard, your box springs or in cracks around the baseboards in your room.
Are my pets safe during treatments?
We ask that you remove pets from the property during each treatment. They are attracted to the insecticide when wet, and they can return when it is dry, about four hours after the treatment is complete. At this point he treatment is safe for your pets.
Are there pest control plans available?
We offer three different pest control plans. The first consists of our conventional treatment, the second is for organic treatments, and the third includes termite protection. Each of our treatment plans include regular treatments and quarterly inspections of your property.
How long does each treatment take?
The initial treatment and inspection will take about thirty minutes for the average size home. Future treatments will take about twenty minutes. If you have a larger home, it may take longer. You can ask for an estimate of the time when you schedule the appointment.
How do cockroaches get in my home?
Cockroaches can squeeze through very small cracks. They may come in through cracks around your windows, under your door or through the vents in your roof. They may also come in inside a package or bag that you bring into your home. Secondhand furniture may also have cockroaches.
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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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