Fairfax Pest Control
Affordable and convenient to Fairfax residents, Ecotek provides pest control services to Fairfax Virginia, which is a small town that serves as the unofficial Koreatown of the D.C area. This small suburb has a population of 24,483,* and was recently voted as one the top ten places to live by 24/7 Wall Street Journal. Fairfax has a train stop that makes commuting into the city easier. The community is welcoming to both professionals and families. It also has several historic sites that you can visit along with over thirty-three different parks and greenways throughout the city. The city is home to a number of festivals including the Fall for the Book Festival and the annual Chocolate Lovers Festival. They also host an Irish festival and several arts and cultural events each year.
If you enjoy spending your time outside, Fairfax gives you the opportunity to do that. The mild winters and humid hot summers make Fairfax the perfect breeding ground for a number of insects that can plague you, your family and your home. Whether you are struggling with termite infestation, roaches, ants or bed bugs, the experts at EcoTek are here to help. EcoTek offers free inspections and estimates and offers both organic and conventional options to help with any insect control issues that you may be having. They can also help with trapping and removing any rodents. Contact the experts at EcoTek Pest Control to set up your free inspection today.
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Ant problems are a common complaint for Fairfax homeowners. Many people deal with common household ants. These ants usually build their colonies outside and send workers inside your home looking for food and easy access to a water source. While keeping your home clean and free of crumbs can help to prevent ants, it may not be enough. Carpenter ants pose a different problem for homeowners. They like to make their nests inside the wood in your home and can cause damage similar to termites. Carpenter ants are slightly larger than household ants.
Ants can be difficult to treat because you need to eliminate the queen to eliminate the entire colony. While ant baits that you set out may work initially, the ants may return in a few weeks. If you have tried to solve your ant problem, or you want to prevent ants from coming into your home, contact the experts at EcoTek. Our technicians can perform a free ant inspection and present you with an ant control treatment plan designed specifically for your needs, so that you no longer need to worry about ants.
Termites are a much more common occurrence than many people realize. The colonies expand each year and swarm, and many professionals say that it is not a matter of if you get termites, but rather a matter of when you get termites. Termites can eat through an entire home in just two years. People often do not realize they have termites until it is too late. Signs of termites include mud tubes on the side of the home, as well as discarded wings or long grooves in the wood.
You should not wait until you think you have termites for a termite inspection. At EcoTek, we offer free termite inspections. If your home is termite free, you can rest easy. If our technician does find signs of termites, he will provide you with a written quote that outlines the treatment plan, damages caused and the cost of the needed repairs. Our turnkey termite control solution can help you quickly treat and eliminate termites and keep them from coming back.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs are a growing problem throughout the United States. They breed rapidly and the one or two you accidentally bring home from your most recent business trip or vacation can quickly turn into a full-blown infestation. Bed bugs are difficult to treat because the insecticide needs to be applied directly to them and they are very good at hiding in small spaces.
Signs of a bed bug infestation include rows of small bites and bloodstains on your sheets. You may also see droppings in your bedding or along the wall behind your headboard. There may also be rust colored stains. If you are being kept awake at night by these bed bugs, call the technician at EcoTek to schedule a free bed bug inspection and to receive a free estimate. Our bed bug control experts will effectively eliminate any bed bugs in your home.
Cockroaches are problem for people throughout Fairfax, Virginia. There are a number of different cockroaches that may invade your home, and each requires a different treatment strategy. The American cockroach may also be referred to as the Palmetto but or a water bug can grow up to one and half inches in length. Other common roaches include the German and Oriental cockroaches. Cockroaches reproduce rapidly and one or two can quickly become an infestation. Cockroaches can spread diseases when they crawl over your dishes or through your food. They can also cause issues with people who have asthma or allergies.
If you are trying to deal with cockroaches on your own, you may be having a hard time identifying where their nests are or determining the best form of treatment. Our expert technicians can quickly identify the types of cockroaches, and develop a cockroach control treatment plan specifically for your needs. Call EcoTek today to schedule your free cockroach inspection.
Many people associate fleas and ticks with pets. While it is more common to deal with this type of infestation if you have pets, you can still have a flea infestation. Fleas will can catch a ride on you if you visit somewhere that has fleas or they can attach themselves to you as you walk across the lawn. Once flea can lay up to fifty eggs a day which is how a flea infestation can quickly take hold in your home. Fleas are more than just an itchy nuisance as they can make your pets sick with tape worms and anemia.
Ticks can also spread disease to both people and animals. Common tick-borne illnesses include Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme’s disease. These diseases require treatment from a doctor. If you are worried about a possible flea infestation at your home call EcoTek today to set up a free inspection. Our experts can quickly determine if you have an issue with fleas and give you a free estimate for a control treatment if you do.
Rodents are many homeowners’ worst nightmare. Rats and mice can quickly wreak havoc to your property. They will cause serious damage as they chew through walls and even wires creating a possible fire hazard. They may bet into material that you have stored in your home and ruin things like your bedding and clothing. They will also contaminate your home as they leave trails of urine and feces wherever they go. Rodents carry several serious diseases like salmonellosis and hantavirus.
If you see signs of a rodent, you need to act quickly and take care of the problem. It may be difficult to set traps and dangerous for you and your pets to deal with them. EcoTek’s rodent control experts will work to trap and remove all rodents on your property and will return until the problem is taken care of. We offer a turnkey solution that includes extermination, decontamination, clean up and installing exclusion barriers to stop rodents from returning to your home. Contact EcoTek today for a free rodent inspection.
Signs of birds or bats in the attic include rustling, and there may be a distinct smell from the droppings or guano. You may spot the bats or birds flying in and out of your house, especially around dusk. These animals can damage your home when they set up your nests inside. You cannot trap birds and bats. The strategy is to install an exclusion barrier to stop them from coming in again. The wildlife control experts at EcoTek can identify where they are coming in and install the exclusion barrier for you.
Other animals may cause damage to your home by chewing wires or insulation. They may also be a risk to your family and pets since they can become aggressive and bite when approached. The experts at EcoTek can address the issue by trapping the animal and relocating it for you. We use humane traps and check them frequently to make sure the animals are safe at all times. Call to schedule your free inspection today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there organic treatments available?
At EcoTek, we offer both conventional and organic treatments for the majority of our pest control services. The conventional treatment is safe to use around your family and is very effective. The organic option is also effective and safe. You can discuss treatment options with your technician.
Can I be gone during a treatment?
You do not need to be at home during a treatment. However, you will need to give the technician access to your home. Additionally, you will need to be sure that any pets are removed from the property during the treatment and for four hours after the treatment is completed.
How much time do I need to schedule for each treatment?
Most treatments take about twenty minutes to complete, but if you have a large home, the treatment may take longer. Plan on thirty minutes for initial visit and inspection.
How can I tell if I have carpenter ants or termites?
The main difference is in the way they look. Termites have wider waists and their bodies appear to be about the same width. They have two sets of wings that are uniform in length. Carpenter ants have tiny waists and clearly segmented bodies. They have two sets of wings that are different lengths
Will bed bugs respond to chemical treatments?
Bed bugs have become resistant to some types of chemical treatments At EcoTek, we use an insecticide that is very effective at eliminating the bed bugs in your home. Our technicians are trained to know how to find all the places that bed bugs hide to exterminate them from your home.
Are there monthly pest control plans available?
We offer three options for our pest control plans. Our first option is for conventional treatment. Our second plan covers organic treatment. Our third plan includes termite treatment too. Each plan includes treatment every six weeks and quarterly inspections of your home.
Is same day service available?
We are able to offer same day service for most treatments. If we cannot come out the same day, then we will have a technician visit you the next day. However, you can schedule an appointment in advance if you prefer to do that. Contact EcoTek to set up your appointment today.
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