Dumfries Pest Control
Dumfries is the oldest continuously charted township in Virginia. Although first started in 1690, it received its official charter in 1749. Dumfries has a rich history and is located about 25 miles south of Washington D.C. It has a diverse population and is a densely populated area. There are a number of activities to do in your free time including hiking around the wetlands near Quantico Creek as well as along the trails in Prince William Forest Park. Along with the chance for trips in to Washington D.C. to take advantage of the museums and other sights to see in the area, Dumfries is a great place to make your home.
The wetlands surrounding Quantico Creek, as well as nearby Prince William Forest Park can provide a haven and breeding ground for a number of pests and insects. These insects can potentially damage your biggest investment, your home. Additionally many insects carry diseases that can affect you, your family members and your pets. The experts at EcoTek can protect your home and property from any insects and or rodents that may damage it.
EcoTek has been provided quality termite and pest control services to customers since 2011. Our expert technicians know just how important the safety of your family and your pets is to you. They also understand that each treatment plan needs to be tailored to your specific needs. We offer both conventional and organic treatment options. Contact EcoTek for a free inspection and estimate today.
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- Cockroaches are often associated with dirt and filth. Many people freak out when they see a roach in their home, and there is good reason for this. Cockroaches multiply rapidly and one or two can quickly turn into thousands. Cockroaches…Read more Diseases that Cockroaches Spread ›
Ants are social insects and stay in colonies. If you see one, more are likely to follow, and before long you may have line of ants moving in and out of your home foraging for food and water. They are a common household pest. The common ant will build their nests outside of your home and travel in looking for food. Carpenter ants are different from household ants. Although they still live in colonies they build their homes inside of the wood in your home. This can cause damage similar to the damage that termites cause. They are attracted to moist wood, and can be hard to find since they are small enough to fit in cracks, at the edge of the carpet or in door frames. Fire ants make their nests outside, but may bite your pets or family making it difficult to spend time outdoors.
When you first spot an ant, you may kill it, but it can leave a trail that allows other ants to follow. You can clean the ant trails with a bleach solution. Many people attempt to use ant baits to kill ants, but to truly eliminate a colony, you will need to kill the queen. The ant control professionals at EcoTek know the best solutions to call EcoTek today for a free ant inspection and estimate.
Termites are small insects that can cause an incredible amount of damage in a short amount of time. It is estimated that they cause billions of dollars in damage each year. Termites will feed on the wood in your home. They can also damage your swimming pool liners and the pool filtration systems. They will eat paper, books and insulation, and some types will even eat through the wiring in your home causing fire hazards. The structural damage to your home can make it unsafe and cost thousands to repair. Regular termite inspections can help to limit the damage that termites can do to your home.
Termites will swarm in the spring, usually between March and May. When they swarm, winged termites will fly to a new home to establish a new colony. You may see discarded wings, and mud tubes or suspect you have hollow wood in your home. Mud tubes can weaken your home and offer access point to other pests like snakes and rodents. If you spot any of these signs, you should contact EcoTek for a free termite inspection and estimate. This will include the cost of treatment, as well as the cost to repair termite damage. Learn more about our Dumfries termite control services.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs can quickly turn into a problem that can cause sleepless nights. Bed bugs are often found living in mattresses, bed frames or near the beds, but they can also be found in other furniture around your home. They are nocturnal and come out at night to feed. They can feed for up to ten minutes at time. They find you at night through the heat that your body emits. Once they are finished eating, they will go back to their hiding places. They fully mature in less than 35 days and multiply quickly. Most bed bug infestations are the result of bringing the bugs home after a vacation or business trip, though they can also enter your home in secondhand furniture.
Although bed bugs are visible to the naked eye, they can be difficult to find and treat because they are so small. Signs that you have bed bugs include the small bites in a row on your skin, blood stains on your bedding, as well as shed skin and eggs in or around your bedding. EcoTek offers a chemical based bed bug control solution to treat bed bugs. Our technicians are trained to find all of the places where bed bugs like to hide which allows them to apply the treatment to completely eliminate the bed bugs. If you suspect you have bed bugs, you need to act quickly. Call EcoTek today for a free bed bug inspection and estimate.
Cockroaches can quickly invade a home, restaurant or store and cause a real problem in Dumfries. Cockroaches are often associated with dirt and filth and can spread disease. There are a number of different roaches that can invade your home like the German, American, Oriental and brown cockroaches. They can cause food poisoning, and allergic reactions in some cases. Cockroaches may wander in your home or catch a ride into your home through laundry and shopping bags. You can help prevent cockroaches by eating your food in one room and doing the dishes each night.
A few roaches can quickly turn into an infestation since they multiply so rapidly. Unlike most household pests they can be an issue throughout the entire year. Although you may attempt to treat cockroaches on your own, it can be difficult to completely eliminate them because it can be hard to find their nests, which can be in very small spaces. Each type of cockroach requires a different method of cockroach control treatment. The experts at EcoTek can formulate a plan for your specific situation. If you see a cockroach, call EcoTek to set up a free cockroach inspection right away.
Flea and Tick Control
Most people associate the risk of fleas and ticks with having pets, but they can infest your home even if you do not have pets. They most often come in on pets, but they can hitch a ride on your clothing too. They can quickly multiply and cause an issue. One common sign of fleas is getting bites around your ankles. Ticks can usually be spotted on you, or your pet. Ticks carry serious diseases such as Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever. It is important to regularly check for ticks. If you find one, you should remove it with tweezers by pulling back gently. Be sure to remove the entire tick.
When you notice fleas on a pet, you should treat your pet, but you also need to treat your home. Flea treatments can be time consuming and messy. The flea and tick control experts at EcoTek can identify the pest and come up with a treatment plan that will eliminate the fleas and ticks and give your family the relief it needs. There is also the option to treat your yard to reduce the chance of your pet contracting fleas or ticks while playing in your backyard. EcoTek offers free flea and tick inspections.
Rats and mice carry a number of diseases that can negatively affect your family. These include salmonellosis, Rat-bite fever and Hantavirus. These diseases are serious and can even be fatal. They can also quickly destroy your home by chewing holes into your walls and create a fire hazard if they chew through wires.. They can also destroy your clothing and ruin the food in your pantry. Mice and rats like to nest in cozy places like your kitchen, attic and garage. They can contaminate any area of your home by leaving behind feces and fur wherever they go. Signs of rats and mice can be chewed bedding, and foods as well as droppings around your home.
At EcoTek, we have experienced exterminators who can eliminate the pests. We also can provide a turnkey solution to deal with all the issues that rodents create. This solution includes removing the rodents, decontaminating the area, cleaning up the mess they made, and repairing any damage the rodents have done. EcoTek will also install pest exclusion barriers to prevent them from coming back. The first time you spot the signs of a rodent, contact the professionals at EcoTek for a free rodent control inspection and estimate. Protect your home and family from the diseases that these animals may carry.
If you are finding trash strewn around your yard or you are nervous that you will run into a raccoon when you take your trash out at night, you likely have a problem with unwanted wildlife around your home. Trying to trap the raccoons on your own can be dangerous as raccoons become aggressive when approached and they can attack you or your children. It is best to have a professional trap the animal and remove it for you.
The wildlife control experts at EcoTek can help you address all of the wildlife issues that may come up around your home. We use humane traps that will not harm the animals or any pets that happen to find them. Once we catch the animal, we will drive twenty-five miles away before we release it. We can also help with birds or bats in your attic, woodchucks, squirrels and other animals that may be bothering you in your yard. Contact the experts at EcoTek to schedule a free wildlife inspection today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I be home during the treatment?
It is safe for you and your family to home during the treatment. However, you will need to remove your pets during treatment and for four hours after the treatment is done. Once the treatment is completely dry, it is safe for your pets to be at home.
How can I prevent ants?
The best way to prevent ants is to keep your home as clean as possible. Keep the food to one room, and wipe up any crumbs right away. Fix any leaking pipes to stop having a free water source. These steps will mean that the ants will not find anything to bring them into your home.
Do you offer organic or conventional treatments?
We offer both organic and conventional treatments. Our organic treatments are safe for the environment and your family while still providing effective pest control. Our conventional option is very effective and safe for use around your family.
Can I sign up for regular treatments?
We offer three maintenance plans that can include quarterly inspections and resprays as needed. The options include a conventional and green option. The third option also includes treatment for termites. Ask about the plans when you schedule an appointment.
Do you treat for fleas?
We do offer a flea treatment for your home. We can also treat your yard for fleas. If you do have fleas, you will need to treat your pet and vacuum your home and furniture thoroughly before our treatment. You will receive a list of steps to complete before the treatment.
What should I do with my pets during the treatment?
Pets need to be removed from the premises during treatment. You should have them remain gone until four hours after the treatment. This will give the pesticide the chance to dry completely so that your pets will be safe. They are attracted to the wet pesticide.
Can you help with rodents?
We can help with rodents. We will set traps and bait and then come and check the traps either every day or every other day until the rodents are gone. We can help with the decontamination process and install exclusion barriers to stop rodents from coming in the home again.
What should I expect at my first treatment?
At your first treatment, our technician will inspect your home. After the inspection, he will provide a treatment plan and a written estimate. If you decide to go ahead with treatment, he can do it then. The first appointment will take about thirty minutes.
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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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