Arlington Pest Control
Arlington, Virginia is part of the greater metro D.C. area. It is located just five miles west of Washington, DC. Many people will commute into D.C. for their jobs. Arlington is home to the Pentagon and the Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington is home to 230,050.* Arlington has more than 100 miles of bicycle trails throughout the city and 156 different parks that are available for residents to use. Arlington County schools serve the residents of Arlington.
Arlington has a humid subtropical climate. This means that winters are usually cool and mild, while the summers are hot and humid. This is a great environment if you enjoy spending time outside during most of the year. However, it can be an issue because it is the perfect breeding conditions for a number of different pests including termites, cockroaches, ants and other pests that can invade your home and cause issues. If you spot insects around your home, the experts at EcoTek Termite and Pest Control can help.
EcoTek Pest and Termite Control can help with all your pest control needs. We offer free inspections and estimates and same day or next day service. We offer organic and green pest control options in addition to our conventional treatment methods. Contact EcoTek today to set up your free estimate.
- Carpenter ants are different from common or household ants. However, they are one of the most common types of ants in Virginia. It is important to be able to identify carpenter ants because they can do serious damage to your…Read more What Are Carpenter Ants? ›
- Cockroaches are an issue that can be difficult to deal with. Roaches spread illnesses as they crawl over your dishes and through your food. They can also trigger people who have allergies and asthma. Cockroaches can be difficult to eliminate…Read more 5 Ways to Prevent a Cockroach Infestation ›
- With recent reports in the news of bed bugs in public buildings, like schools, in the greater D.C. area, you may be wondering what you can do to protect your family and your home from bed bugs. While bed bugs…Read more Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Bed Bugs in Fairfax County ›
Ants can be an issue for any homeowner. Ants will send scouts into your home looking for easy sources of food and water. If they find the food, they will soon have a trail of ants marching in and out of your home. You may be treating this on your own, but the ants keep coming back. The only way to stop ants for good is to eliminate the queen. The experts at EcoTek can stop the ants from returning to your home.
Carpenter ants may also cause a problem in your home. They will do similar damage to termites. The ants will live in the walls of your home. They do not eat the wood, but they weaken it when they build a nest. If you think you may have carpenter ants, you should contact the ant control experts at EcoTek for a free ant inspection. EcoTek can help with all of your ant needs including household ants, fire ants and carpenter ants. Each of these types of ants require a different treatment strategy. Stop worrying about ants, contact EcoTek today.
Termites are known for the extensive damage that they can cause to your home in just a short amount of time. Termites are difficult to spot because they do their damage in areas that you normally do not see. However, signs of termites include mud tubes on your foundation and piles of discarded wings. You may also notice weak and crumbling wood. Some termites will eat through the casings around electrical wiring creating a potential fire hazard.
Most homes will get termites at some point. It is important to have regular termite inspections. The experts at EcoTek offer free termite inspections. If you do not have termites, you will receive a report that states that. If you do have termites, you will receive a treatment plan with a written estimate as well as a list of termite damage repairs that need to be done. Call today to learn about our turnkey termite solution. This will include continued monitoring. We also offer the option of termite monitoring if you do not currently have termites. Learn more about our Arlington termite control services.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs were eliminated in the United States in the 1960s. However, they have made a strong comeback in the last twenty years. Bed bugs can be difficult to treat because the insecticide needs to be applied directly to them. They are small and hide in miniscule cracks. It is important to have a professional complete the bed bug treatment for you.
Signs of bed bugs include bloodstains on your sheets, droppings on the mattress and headboard and rows of small itchy bites. While bed bugs do not spread diseases, they can cause a severe allergic reaction in some people. Many people do not realize they have an issue until an infestation has set in because the bed bugs can go up to thirty days between feedings. Contact the bed bug control professionals at EcoTek to set up your free bed bug inspection today.
Cockroaches are associated with filth, but you can still have cockroaches if you keep your home clean. You may accidentally bring them home with you in shopping bag or in a package. You may struggle with roaches if you live in an apartment with neighbors who do not keep their home clean. Signs of cockroaches include seeing them, seeing droppings that look like pepper flakes and egg casings. A severe infestation may have a strong odor.
Cockroaches can be an issue because they spread a number of illnesses as they carry bacteria on them and leave it behind as they crawl over your dishes or through your food. There are three types of cockroaches in Virginia: the German cockroach, the Oriental cockroach and the American cockroach. You may see roaches in your kitchen laundry room or bathroom. If you think you may have roaches contact the cockroach control experts at EcoTek to set up your free cockroach inspection today.
Flea and Tick Control
Fleas and ticks can cause issues in any home, even if you do not have any pets. Fleas can come in on you or your pet. The fleas can lay up to fifty eggs a day. They do not stay on your pet, but will drop off into the carpet. If your pet has fleas, you will need to treat your pet and your home to stop the cycle of infestation. You may notice the fleas on your pets or small bites around your ankles.
Ticks can post another issue as they spread a number of serious illnesses including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The ticks can even cause people to develop allergies to meat. You should check yourself and your pets for ticks regularly. You can remove a tick with a pair of tweezers by pulling straight back. Never leave part of the tick embedded in your skin. There are options to treat your home and your yard for ticks. Contact EcoTek for a free flea and tick control inspection and estimate.
No one wants to find rodents in or around their home. Signs of rodents include scratching in the walls, droppings around your home, and seeing the rodents. Rodents can spread a number of illnesses including the hantavirus which is often fatal. They can also wreak havoc on your home as they chew through walls and wiring as well as destroying your belongings and food supply.
It is important to deal with rodents as quickly as possible. While you may try trapping the rodents yourself, you may put yourself at risk of being bitten or scratched. You may also put your pets at risk. The rodent control experts at EcoTek can help with your rodent issues by trapping the animals, helping with decontamination and cleanup and then installing exclusion barriers to stop them from coming in again. Contact EcoTek to set up a free rodent inspection today.
Wildlife can cause an issue in and around your home. Whether you are concerned about birds or bats in your attic or a raccoon setting up a nest in your crawlspace, the experts at EcoTek can help take care of the issues that you may be having. Wildlife can tear up your home by pulling down insulation, chewing through wires or even pulling down ductwork. They can also spread illnesses through their droppings or by biting you or a family member.
EcoTek’s team of wildlife control experts can safely remove the animals for you. We offer a catch and release program. We only use humane traps that will not hurt the animals. We check them regularly and once we catch them, we drive them over twenty-five miles away before we release them into an unpopulated area. We can also install exclusion barriers to stop other animals from getting into your home. Contact EcoTek today for a free rodent inspection.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will each treatment take?
The treatments usually take twenty minutes. The initial appointment will take about thirty minutes. If you have a large home, the treatment may take longer. You can receive an estimate on the amount of time based on your square footage when you call.
What types of treatments do you offer?
We offer conventional and organic treatment options for most of our treatments. We only have conventional treatments for termites, but we do offer chemical free monitoring stations. All of our options are safe for your family.
Is the treatment safe for my pets?
The treatments are safe for your pets once they are dry. When the treatment is wet, it naturally attracts the pets and they lick it. We ask that you remove the pets during treatment and to keep them from the home for four hours after treatment. This will give the treatment time to dry completely.
Will my kids be at risk from a treatment?
We use the safest products on the market. Our technicians are trained to correctly apply the treatment to protect you and your family. Our treatments are safer than what you would find at the store. Your children can be home during a treatment.
Are there pest control packages available?
We offer three different pest control packages. The first option is for conventional treatment, while the second option is for organic treatments. The third option includes termite protection. The packages each include quarterly inspections and regular treatments.
How can I tell I have carpenter ants?
Carpenter ants are larger than household ants. You may see them around your home. You may notice wood pellets or sawdust piles in your home. If you tap on the wall where they are they may come streaming out.
Is there any way to prevent cockroaches?
The best way to prevent cockroaches is to seal up your home so that they cannot wander in. Check the cracks around your windows and doors. Keeping your home clean and taking the trash out regularly will also help.
What is the best way to prevent bed bugs from coming in my home?
The best way to prevent bed bugs is to avoid bringing them home by carefully checking your hotel room when you check in for signs of bed bugs. You will see droppings on the mattress and headboard. Never put your suitcase on the floor of the hotel room or on the bed. Be sure to check your luggage before you leave.
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