Falls Church Pest Control
Herndon, Virginia is a community that is located about twenty-four miles away from Washington, D.C. In the 1800s, it was a dairy community and a place to vacation for the locals. It is home to the Herndon Depot Museum which is located along the old Washington and Old Dominion Railroad that was converted into a hike and bike trail. With a population of 24,554,* Herndon is a family friendly community with a number of parks and good schools. The town is a part of the Dulles Technology Corridor, which is home to a large number of technology companies.
Herndon hosts the annual Herndon Festival for four days every year in June. They also host an Annual Motorcycle Poker Run and the annual NatureFest Celebration. Herndon also has a historic district that can be fun to visit. Herndon usually has mild winters and hot summer days. This temperate climate is the perfect breeding ground for a number of pests that can plague you and your family. Fortunately, the experts at EcoTek Termite and Pest Control can protect you, your family and your home from any unwanted pests that may invade the area. We offer free pest control inspections and estimates, as well as both organic and conventional treatment methods. Whether you need help with ants, cockroaches, bed bugs, termites, fleas, ticks or rodents, we can help. Contact us today.
- 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 ›
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Ants are a common household pest that many homeowners have to deal with. Ants are persistent and when you see just one or two you will likely see a trail of worker ants soon after. Household ants will set up their colony outside of your home and send workers inside of your home in search of food and water. Carpenter ants are different. Carpenter ants build their nests inside old wood and can build their colonies inside your home causing damage similar to termite damage.
While working to keep your home clean and clear of crumbs is essential to stopping ants, it may not be enough to get rid of them completely. While baits you buy at the store might temporarily stop the ants, they will not eliminate them completely. It is essential to kill the queen if you want to stop the entire colony. The ant control experts at EcoTek can help with this. They can identify the type of ants and determine the best type of treatment to stop ants from coming back. Contact EcoTek today to set up your free ant inspection.
Termites one of the most destructive pests around the world. They do billions of dollars in damage each year. A termite colony can eat through an entire home in just two years. Many homeowners do not realize that they have termites until a significant amount of damage has been done. If you see mud tubes on the side of your foundation leading up into your home or if you see signs of wood damage, you likely have termites.
It is important to act quickly if you think you may have termites. At EcoTek, we offer free termite inspections. If no termites are found, you will receive a report with that information, and you can rest easy. If Termites are found, our technician will give you a written estimate for treatment, clean up and termite damage repairs. If you choose to use our turnkey termite service, it also includes free monitoring. Learn more about our Falls Church termite control services.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs can keep you awake at night if you are worried about getting more itchy bites while you sleep. Bed bugs were nearly eliminated in the United States for several years, but have made a comeback in the last twenty years. Bed bugs are not a result of poor housekeeping, but are often a result of traveling for business or on vacation. Fortunately, bed bugs do not transmit any diseases. However, they can cause a serious allergic reaction for some people.
The most obvious sign of bed bugs are rows of small very itchy bites. There may also be blood stains on the sheets. You can also see droppings that are black or rust colored in the bedding, on the mattress, box springs or along the wall behind the headboard. Treating bed bugs is difficult because they are resistant to a number of insecticides. Additionally, the treatment needs to be applied directly to the bugs to be effective, since bed bugs are nocturnal and small, it can be easy to amiss a few. The bed bug control experts at EcoTek can effectively treat bed bugs for you. Set up a free bed bug inspection today.
There are a few species of cockroaches that are common in Virginia. The most common is the German cockroach that tends to be found in your kitchen or in your bathroom. Another common type is the Oriental cockroach which is just slightly bigger than the German cockroaches. The American roaches can grow up to 1 ½ inches long and are also called Palmetto bugs. These roaches can fly and usually come in during the winter or after a heavy rainstorm.
Cockroaches breed rapidly with a female laying up to forty eggs at a time. Just one or two cockroaches can turn into a serious infestation that cause problems for you as they spread bacteria throughout your home, in your food and on your dishes as they crawl through your kitchen. They can make you and your family sick. Not to mention the breathing problems they can cause for people who have issues with asthma and allergies. If you are worried about a cockroach infestation, contact the cockroach control experts at EcoTek to schedule a free cockroach inspection today.
Flea and Tick Control
Fleas and ticks can spread a number of different diseases to both animals and humans. Fleas can carry the plague, tapeworms and cat scratch fever, not to mention how miserable they can make you or your pet with the itchy bites. Ticks carry serious illnesses like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and STARI. Each of these illnesses needs medication in order to recover. Fleas and ticks can come into your home on your pet or they can catch a ride in on you or your clothing. Once in your home, fleas and ticks will settle in.
Fleas lay eggs constantly throughout the day and lay up to fifty. Each egg will drop off your pet and land in your carpet, which is why it is important to treat your home as well as your pets when you find that they have fleas. The flea powders you buy at the store kill adult fleas, but do little to kill flea eggs. If you suspect that you have a flea or tick infestation in your home, you should call the flea and tick control experts at EcoTek to help deal with the problem. Schedule your free flea and tick inspection today.
Rodents are a problem that can have a negative impact on your home and your family’s health. Mice and rats tend to come in during the colder months looking for a warm place to shelter in that will provide food and water. You may notice signs of rodents by seeing their droppings, noticing damage to your walls or finding chewed up food in your kitchen. Rodents carry serious diseases like hantavirus and salmonellosis. Rodents multiply rapidly and just one or two can quickly become an infestation.
It is important to treat for a rodent infestation right away. Cleaning up and trapping the rodents can be a dangerous process that is best left to the experts At EcoTek, we offer a turnkey solution that includes trapping the rodents, clean up and decontamination of the areas where the rodents were. Additionally, our technicians will install pest exclusion barriers to stop new rodents from coming in again. Schedule your free rodent control inspection today.
There are number of wild animals that may be living on or around your property. While some like bunnies or deer are safe, others can cause issues and pose a danger to your family members. If you have moles or woodchucks around your yard, they may be digging holes. They can also bite your children if they run into them in the yard. Others like foxes or raccoons may become aggressive if cornered or trapped.
There are also issues if the animals decide to build a nest inside of your home, since they can damage your property and create a fire hazard. The wildlife control experts at EcoTek can find and remove the wildlife on your property. We will catch the animal and then release at least twenty-five miles away into an unpopulated area. This will prevent the animals from finding their way back. Contact EcoTek to schedule a free wildlife inspection today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What treatments do you offer?
We offer both conventional organic treatment options for the majority of insects. The termite treatments are only available in a conventional treatment. Each our conventional treatments are very effective and safe for you and your family. The organic treatments are also safe and effective.
How long should I plan for each appointment?
The initial appointment includes an inspection and should take about thirty minutes. Any follow up treatments or appointments should take about twenty minutes to complete. If your home is larger, your appointment make take longer. You can get a time estimate based on your square footage when you call.
Are the treatments safe for my pets?
The treatments are safe for your pet, once the treatment is dry it is safe for your pets. We ask that pets be removed from the home during the treatment and for four hours after the treatment is completed so that they will not be attracted to it while it is wet.
Will my family be safe during a treatment?
At EcoTek, we use the safest available products on the markets. Most of our treatments are safer than what you can buy at the store. You and your family can be home during a treatment without any side effects.
Are there pest control treatment packages available?
At EcoTek, we offer three different treatment package options. We have an organic treatment package, a conventional treatment package and a third package that also include termite protection. Your technician can discuss which treatment option is the best one for you.
How can I prevent ants?
The best way to prevent ants and other insects is to keep your home as clean as possible. Wipe down the table and counter after each meal and do your dishes right away. Take out the trash each evening. Take the time to seal your windows and any cracks around your doors.
How can I prevent bed bugs?
Bed bugs usually infest your home after a vacation or business trip. The best way to prevent bed bugs is to carefully inspect your hotel room before you unpack your bag. Be sure to keep your suitcase off the bed and floor. Do another inspection before you head home.
Can fleas fly?
Fleas cannot fly. They do not have wings. They move from victim to victim by jumping. They can jump up to thirteen inches away and up to seven high. This is quite a distance considering their small size. They are considered the second-best jumpers in the animal kingdom.
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