Reston Pest Control
Reston Virginia is a suburb of Washington DC and is unique because it was one of the first planned communities that were created in the 1960s. When the community was planned it was designed for walk-ability and biking and there are a number of trails throughout the community that lead to the city center. Money Magazine listed Reston as the 29th on the Best Places to live in America for 2017. With a population of 58,404, Reston is a unique community with a variety of housing opportunities. It also has covenants to prevent any chain stores to set up shop inside city limits, which adds to the atmosphere of the city itself.
Reston is just over twenty miles away from Washington D.C. It is home to the Lake Fairfax Park that has extensive hiking and boating opportunities. With the wooded area and parks come an increased chance for insects and others pest. Residents of Reston can enjoy time outdoors, but the mild winters and hot summers make Reston a breeding ground for insects. Fortunately, the experts at EcoTek Termite and Pest Control can help with all your pest control needs. Our friendly and trained technicians can perform a free inspection. At EcoTek, we are committed to keeping your family and your home safe from unwanted pests and the diseases they carry. Call EcoTek today.
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Ants are annoying pests that many homeowners in Reston end up dealing with. Household ants will build their colonies outside in your yard, and send worker ants in looking for food and water. If you see a few scouts, more ants are likely to follow. Carpenter ants are more than just an annoyance. They can damage your property like termites. They build their homes inside of the wood and will chew into it in order to do that.
Ants can be difficult to kill, because they will keep coming back until you kill the queen so that the entire colony will die. Ant colonies can have to 2000 workers and so it is not enough to simply kill the ants that you see. Many baits will clear up the problem for a bit, but the ants will keep coming back. If you want to end your problems with ants, you should contact the experts at EcoTek. Our technicians will provide a free inspection and correctly identify the pests and create a treatment plan tailor the right ant control treatment specifically to your needs.
Termites can quickly damage your home and cause thousands of dollars in property damage. Many homeowners do not realize that there is a termite problem until the colony has firmly established itself. A termite colony will eat about a pound of wood a day, but they can eat their way through an entire home in just two years’ time. Signs of termites include mud tubes along the foundation wall, discarded wings around the exterior of your property.
Termites cause damage by eating into the floor joists and other wood that weakens the structural integrity of your home. Some termites may eat the casings around the wires and cause a fire hazard. If you are worried that you may have termites, you should call a professional right away. The sooner you treat for termites, the sooner you will stop them from causing further damage to your home. At EcoTek we offer a turnkey solution that will include a termite control treatment, cleanup, termite damage repairs and future monitoring. Call EcoTek to schedule your free termite inspection today, or learn more about our Reston termite control services.
Bed Bug Control
Most people end up with bed bugs after taking a trip and bringing them home with them. However, you may also pick them up from your gym or even from the local school. Bed bugs will crawl into your suitcase or bag and catch a ride home. Then they will crawl out and look for a good place to hide. Bed bugs can be difficult to find because of their small size and because they are nocturnal. They can fit into very small cracks.
Signs of bed bugs include a row of small itchy bites and blood stains in your sheets. You may also see droppings in the bedding and rust colored stains on your mattress or on the wall behind your headboard. Although bed bugs do not spread illness, they can cause severe allergic reactions in some people. Bed bugs have developed tolerance to some insecticides. At EcoTek, we use an insecticide that is very effective at eliminating bed bugs that is safe for you and your family. Contact EcoTek to set up a free bed bug inspection today, and see how affordable it is to eliminate bed bugs with a safe, yet effective bed bug control treatment!
Cockroaches are insects often associated with filth, but you may end up dealing with cockroaches because they can come into your home in packages or bags from the store. They may also wander in. Since cockroaches reproduce so rapidly one or two roaches can quickly turn into an infestation. Cockroaches can spread bacteria on your dishes and in your food as they go through your home.
Signs of a cockroach infestation include cockroach droppings, which look like pepper flakes, egg casings and seeing roaches around your home. Cockroaches like to nest in small enclosed spaces such as underneath the refrigerator or behind the cabinets in your kitchen. When you treat for cockroaches, you will need to treat the nests as well as around your home. At EcoTek our technicians are trained to find the nests and safely apply cockroach control treatments to eliminate the cockroaches for good. Contact EcoTek to schedule a free inspection and receive a free estimate today.
Flea and Tick Control
Fleas and ticks can be a problem if you have pets. However, you can still have issues even if you do not have pets. Signs of a flea infestation include bites around your ankles and if you have pets, they may be extremely itchy and miserable. Flea eggs do not stay on your pets, but fall off into your carpet, and unless you treat for the eggs and larvae. Fleas can spread tapeworms and diseases like cat scratch fever.
Ticks are also a serious problem, because they spread serious illnesses like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. These diseases can affect both people and animals. You should complete regular tick checks for both you and your pet. If you find a tick you should remove it right away using tweezers. Be sure not to leave any part of the tick embedded in your skin. It is important to seek medical attention if you have symptoms of a tick borne illness which includes a fever, a rash and muscle aches. If you think you have a flea or tick infestation, call to schedule a flea and tick control treatment and we’ll remove those pests that have been biting you, your family, and your pets.
Rats and mice can spread several serious diseases if they try to build a nest in your home. They are known carriers of hantavirus and salmonellosis. In addition to being a danger to your family because of the diseases that they carry, they can quickly destroy your home and property when they are building a nest. They will chew through walls and wires causing a fire hazard. They may also chew up your bedding and clothing for their nesting material, not to mention that they will destroy your food.
Signs of an infestation include hearing scratching sounds in your walls and ceilings, especially at night, as well as signs of droppings around your home. Mice feces is about the size of rice, while rat feces is closer to the size of raisins. If you are worried about a possible rodent infestation call EcoTek for a free rodent inspection. We offer a turnkey rodent control solution that will trap and remove the rodents from your home, as well as deal with decontamination, clean up and installing exclusion barriers to stop it from happening in the future.
While bunnies can be cute, and squirrels are common to the area, there are some different animals that can be dangerous to your home and your family. Raccoons are known to be aggressive and they can cause serious damage to your home. Squirrels are fine when they say outside but if they build a nest in your attic, they can tear up the insulation and possibly chew the wires, which will create a fire hazard.
If you are worried about wildlife on and around your property, contact the expert at EcoTek. Our wildlife control services team can identify the best way to deal with the wildlife, and then install pest exclusion barriers to stop the animals from coming back into your home. We use humane traps and then release the animals back into the wild after we have driven over twenty-five miles away from your home. Stop worrying about wildlife, call EcoTek today.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a typical treatment take?
Most treatments will take about twenty minutes, but if you have a large home or property, it may take longer. The initial appointment will take about thirty minutes since it also includes the initial inspection.
Do you offer different types of treatment?
We offer both conventional and organic treatments for the majority of insects around the home. The conventional treatments are very effective and safe for your family and pets. The organic treatments are also safe and effective. Termite treatments are only available with conventional treatments, but we have chemical free bait stations.
Will my pets stay safe during the treatment?
Pets need to be removed from your home during each treatment and for four hours after it is completed. This will give the treatment time to dry completely because animals are attracted to it when it is wet.
Is the treatment safe for my family?
The treatment is safe for your family. You and your children can safely be home during the treatment. We use some of the safest products available on the market and our technicians have been trained on how to apply it properly. It is safer than many over-the-counter products you may buy.
Do you have any pest control packages?
We offer three different pest control packages. There is a conventional option, and organic option and a third option that includes termite protection. These packages include quarterly inspections and if you see pests, we will come out to complete another treatment.
What are signs of carpenter ants?
You may see carpenter ants along the edges of your carpet or window sills. They are slightly larger than household ants. If you knock on the wall, it may sound hollow. They may also swarm out of their nests if you knock on the walls.
How can I prevent cockroaches?
The best way to prevent cockroaches is to keep your home clean and free of clutter. Be sure not to leave any food around your house and to do your dishes right away. Fix any leaks in your home and seal the windows to make sure they cannot get in.
How can I prevent bed bugs?
The best way to prevent bed bugs is to carefully inspect your hotel room before you stay there. Keep your luggage off the floor and bed. Check your luggage before you come home to be sure that no bed bugs have found their way in.
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