Gainesville Pest Control
Gainesville is a growing community in Prince William county. The growth has increased exponentially since 2000 and there is a new planned train stop for the commuter rail into the D.C. area. This makes buying in Gainesville a great investment. It is a great area to purchase a home and to watch your home grow in value.
The temperate climate around Gainesville makes it a prime breeding ground for a number of insects and other pests. When an area grows in population, it cuts into naturally wooded areas. This means the pests are seeking a new home usually in the subdivisions that took their natural habitat. It is important to protect yourself from these insects like termites and ants, as well as possible rodents. EcoTek can help eliminate the pests around your home including rodents, fleas and ticks, and cockroaches.
At EcoTek, we have been providing quality pest control services since 2011. Our expert technicians understand that there is not one single solution for all pest control needs. When you schedule a free inspection, they will identify the issue and give an estimate for a treatment plan tailored specially for your needs. Contact EcoTek today to start protecting your property.
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Ants can be a common problem for Gainesville homeowners. If you spot just one or two, it will not be long before there are more. Ant colonies can quickly invade your home in search of food and moisture. You may find a steady stream of ants to your pantry. There are a variety of ants that may affect your home. Household ants will usually build a nest outside and travel into your home in search of sustenance. Ants can quickly ruin your pantry staples like sugar and syrup. While carpenter ants will make their colonies in your home and can cause damage similar to termites. Red ants live outside, but may bit you or your family while you are enjoying time outside.
Each type of ant will need to be treated differently. The key to eliminating a colony is to kill the queen. This can prove difficult especially in the case of fire ants because of their extensive tunneling systems. The EcoTek ant control professionals will determine the best course of treatment to keep your home and property free of ants. If you suspect that you may have an ant problem, Call EcoTek today to schedule a free ant inspection and estimate.
Termites are a serious threat for any homeowner. You may not notice the signs until the damage has already been done. Things to watch for include stained walls, small opening in your wooden walls and squeaky floorboards. You may also notice mud tubes (pictured to the right). You may also notice discarded wings which is a sign that a colony just swarmed to a new location. This usually happens in the spring, and you should keep an eye out for them then.
It is important to act quickly since you will want to prevent further damage to the structural integrity of your property. Additionally, some termites will also eat through electrical wires, which can cause a fire hazards. Although you may be tempted to try an over-the counter-solution like anti termite products and chemicals, these are rarely effective at killing the queen and entire colony. At EcoTek, we know how to effectively treat and kill the entire colony, including the queen. We can also help with debris clean up and termite damage repair services. If you suspect you have termites, call EcoTek for a free termite inspection and estimate. Regular inspections are one of the best ways to catch termites. Learn more about our termite extermination services.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs can be a nightmare. They are notoriously hard to treat because it is difficult to find all of their hiding places. Although they make nests in your mattress and sheets they can also hide in other furniture as well as your walls. No one wants to worry about the itchy bites that they leave behind. You can see bed bugs with the naked eye, but it is difficult to find their nests because they can fit into cracks that may be difficult to see.
Bed bugs may come into your home after a trip in your luggage, from your bag at the gym or even in shopping bags. Another likely source is second hand furniture. When treating on bed bugs on your home, you may not treat the nests which means the bed bugs will keep coming back. At EcoTek we offer bed bug treatments that use chemicals to kill the bed bugs and their larvae so they do not come back. If you think you have bed bugs, call EcoTek for a free bed bug inspection and estimate. Start sleeping easily again.
Cockroaches can spread disease and quickly invade your kitchen and other areas of your home. Cockroaches are on the hunt for two things, food and water. If they find a source for either, they will settle in and build a nest in your home. You may find them in your kitchen, bathrooms or laundry room. The smaller common types of cockroaches include German, Oriental and American roaches. There are also larger species that can fly and grow up to 1 /12 inches long. They may crawl over your dishes and contaminate your food spreading germs.
Cockroaches are one of the few pests that can be an issue year round. Cockroaches breed which means a few roaches can quickly turn into an infestation. It is important to act as soon as you notice roaches. The cockroach control exterminators at EcoTek know how to flush out the roaches and kill the insects in their nests. Call EcoTek, today, to schedule a free cockroach inspection today. We will provide you with a free estimate and treatment plan.
Flea and Tick Control
Most people assume that flea and tick issues are caused by owning a pet, but fleas and ticks can infest your home by hopping a ride with you or your pet. Ticks are dangerous because they carry serious diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme’s disease. It can take months to fully recover from. If you find a tick, you should remove it with tweezers making sure you remove the entire insects. You may notice a flea infestation by the itchy bites on your ankles. Fleas can also cause severe allergic reactions in some people.
Once you find fleas or ticks on your pet, you will need to treat them. Additionally, you will need to address any fleas that may now be living in your home. Do not attempt to live with a flea infestation. If you suspect that you may have a problem, call EcoTek today. Our flea and tick extermination technicians can provide a free flea and tick inspection along with a free estimate and treatment plan. You may also want to treat your yard to prevent your pet from picking up these insects while playing outside.
Rats and mice are not something to mess around with. Not only do they carry and spreads serious diseases like Hantavirus, rat-bite fever and salmonella, they can quickly damage your home and other property. It is important to address this issue since they multiply rapidly and just one or two can quickly turn into an infestation. For example, each litter can have between four or seven pups. A rodent will take about two months to reach maturity and then begin producing litters of their own. Setting out traps may not catch and eliminate all of the rodents in your home. It can take time to catch all of the rodents, especially if you have a true infestation.
If you suspect that you may have an issue, call EcoTek today for a free estimate and in-home consultation. EcoTek offers a turnkey rodent control solution that will not only trap and eliminate all rodents in your home, but it will also cover decontamination of the affected areas, and clean up the nesting material along with feces, blood and hair they leave behind. Once your home is clean, EcoTek will put up pest exclusion barriers to stop them from entering your home today. This will take the hassle out of dealing with rodents and give you peace of mind when it comes to protecting your family. Call EcoTek now to address your rodent issues.
There are number of different wild animals that you can find in the Gainesville area. While you may not worry about squirrels and birds in your yard, it is different when they move into your home and begin building nests. Squirrels will chew through your wiring and create potential fire hazards. Birds and bats will leave behind droppings that can make your family sick. It can be difficult to trap the squirrels on your own and to stop the birds and bats from returning. Fortunately, the wildlife removal experts at EcoTek can help.
Contact EcoTek today to set up a free wildlife inspection. When we deal with wildlife, we have a catch and release policy. We will use humane traps to catch the animals and then we will drive them twenty-five miles away before we release them into the wild. This will stop them from returning to your home. Whether you are dealing with raccoons, foxes, squirrels or birds, we can help you protect your home and family.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does someone need to be home for the treatment?
We do not require that someone is at home during the treatment, as long as you give us access to your property. You can make arrangements when you schedule the appointment. Our technician will leave a note stating the date, time and type of service completed.
Do you treat for bed bugs?
We offer an effective bed bug treatment. Our technician will use an effective spray. The bed bug treatments take about an hour per room, and you will need to wash the bedding in hot water and dry on high heat as well as clean up any clutter for the treatment to be most effective.
Do you offer a maintenance service plan?
We offer a maintenance service plan. You can sign up for a conventional option or a green option. We also offer a plan that include termite protection. Each plan includes free resprays and quarterly inspections of your home and property.
Is the treatment safe for my pets?
The treatments are safe for your pet once they are completely dry. We ask that you remove the pets during the treatment and for four hours after the treatment. This allows the pesticide to dry completely. Pets are attracted to the pesticide when it is wet.
How can I prevent fleas?
If you have pets, the best way to prevent fleas is to use flea control on your animals. Your vet can recommend a good option that will work well for your pet. We also offer a treatment that we can do outside to prevent your pets from catching fleas while playing in your yard.
What types of pest control treatment options?
At EcoTek, we offer both organic and conventional treatment options for the majority of our pest control treatments. Both options are very effective at eliminating pests inside of your home. They are also safe for your family and home.
How do I find cockroach nests?
Cockroaches like to make their nests in small dark places. The back of the refrigerator or underneath it are common places for them to hide. Other places they may hide are in cupboards or the spaces behind the cupboards. They also like to be near water so you may find them in your bathrooms or laundry rooms.
How long is the initial treatment?
The first treatment is usually about thirty minutes. Follow-up treatments take about twenty minutes. However, if you have a larger home or property, the treatment will take longer. You can receive an estimate based on your square footage when you call.
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