Springfield Pest Control
Springfield, Virginia is a suburb of Washington D.C. With a population of 30, 484* and a commute of only fifteen miles, it is a quiet community that is appealing to many professionals that work in the D.C. area. The two commuter train stops for the Virginia Railway Express and the Metro Blue Line help to make the commute more manageable. Many of the subdivisions in the area were planned in the 1950s and the school system is good making this community very family friendly. There are several shopping centers in the area too.
If you are a homeowner in Springfield, you may love the mild winters, and enjoy the hot summer days spending time with your family. It is important to keep your home and your family safe from the insects and other pests that can spread diseases and cause damage to your property. There are a number of pests that can plague the residents of Springfield including ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, termites, fleas, ticks and rodents. At EcoTek Termite and Pest Control, we can help you with all your pest control needs. We offer both conventional and organic treatment options. You can schedule a free inspection if you suspect that you might have issues with any pests.
- 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 ›
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- 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 ›
Many homeowners in the Springfield area have dealt with ants at one time or another. There are two different types of ants that are common in the area. The common household ants are smaller and will build their colonies outside of the home and send worker ants inside in search of food and water. Carpenter ants are different because they are a bit larger and they build their nests inside of the wood of your home. The damage they cause is similar to termite damage.
While keeping your home free of crumbs can help prevent ants, it will not stop ants completely. You may have tried products from the store that will temporarily clear up the ants, but they keep coming back. Ants can be difficult to combat because you need to kill the queen to eliminate the colony. Our expert technicians at EcoTek can identify the type of ants and determine the best ant control treatments to solve your ant problems permanently. Contact EcoTek to schedule a free ant inspection today that will determine the type of ant control treatment that best suits your needs.
Termites can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home and property. They travel in colonies and can eat through a pound of wood in a day. While this may not seem like a lot, termites can eat through your entire home in two years. Since termites spend their time inside of your walls, you may not realize that you have a problem until the damage has already been done. Termites can weaken the structural integrity of your home by chewing through floor joists, supporting walls and even eating the casings around electrical wires.
Signs of termites include mud tubes that appear on your foundation, discarded wings and signs of wood damage. If you suspect that you have any of these problems, you should schedule a free termite inspection today. Our technician can inspect your home to determine if you have termites. If you do not, you can rest easy. If you do, he will give you a written estimate outlining the treatment, the damage and repairs that need to be made. Our turnkey termite control solution will cover the treatment, clean up, termite damage repairs and continued monitoring. Learn more about our Springfield termite control services.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs can cause many sleepless nights if you are worrying about being bitten. Bed bugs are very small and difficult to spot. They are nocturnal which makes it even harder to find them in the cracks. Most people bring bed bugs home with them after a vacation or business trip. However, you can also bring them home in your gym bag or even in your backpack. Bed bugs do not spread diseases, but they can cause severe allergic reactions in some people.
You may first suspect that you have bed bugs by the row of small itchy bites. Other signs include bloodstains on your sheets, droppings and eggs in your bedding. There may also be rust colored stains on your mattress or on the wall behind your headboard. Bed bugs are hard to treat because you need to apply the treatment directly to the bugs. Our trained bed bug control technicians know just where to look and apply the insecticide to the bed bugs safely. If you suspect you may have bed bugs, contact EcoTek to set up your free bed bug inspection today.
One of the pests that our customers hate the most are cockroaches. Roaches are often associated with filth and diseases. They are attracted to clutter and easy access to food, but you may end up with cockroaches even if you keep your house extremely clean. Cockroaches need a steady water source, which is why you may find them in your kitchen, bathroom and laundry room. German cockroaches and Oriental cockroaches cause the most infestations in the area. However, the American cockroach can also cause a problem. This cockroach can grow up to an inch long and it flies.
Cockroaches can spread diseases and bacteria as they crawl over your dishes and through your food. They can spread salmonellosis which can cause stomach issues. Signs of cockroaches include seeing the roaches or their droppings (which look like flakes of pepper) on your counters or floors. You may also see dead roaches or egg casings if the problem is severe. If you are worried that you may have a cockroach infestation, call the cockroach control experts at EcoTek to schedule a free cockroach inspection.
Flea and Tick Control
Fleas and ticks are a common problem for pet owners, but you can end up with a flea infestation even if you do not have pets. Fleas can come into your home by catching a ride on you or in items that you have with you. If you visit a home or place that has fleas, you are at risk of bringing them home. Fleas can spread diseases like cat scratch fever or tapeworms. They can also make your pet anemic. Do-it-yourself treatment options are messy and not always effective.
Ticks are another problem. Ticks can spread serious illnesses like Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. These are serious illnesses that need medical treatment to cure them. They can affect both people and animals. If you think if you have fleas or ticks, call to schedule a free inspection. Our flea and tick control technician can help you get rid of fleas and ticks on your first treatment.
At EcoTek, we have been helping homeowners exterminate rodents since 2011. Rats and mice are known carriers of serious illnesses like salmonella, hantavirus and other diseases. In addition, they can cause serious damage to your home as they chew through walls and wiring. As they travel throughout your home they leave trails of urine and feces, which can spread even more illness. Mice can breed quickly and one or two can quickly become a serious infestation with more than twenty in just a few months.
Signs of a rodent infestation include hearing sounds of scratching in your walls and ceiling, especially at night. You may also see signs of droppings or evidence of their nests. If you think you may have a rodent infestation, you need to act quickly. Call the experts at EcoTek to schedule a free inspection. We offer a turnkey rodent control solution that includes extermination, decontamination, clean up and installing pest exclusion barriers around your home to stop them from coming in again.
If you have trash strewn around your yard in the morning, or if you spot a raccoon or fox every time you go outside, you may have an issue with wildlife around your property. While it may be common to see squirrels and birds around your home, it is an entirely different issue when they are making their home inside of yours. These animals can destroy your property and put your family at risk.
Trapping the animals yourself can be dangerous. Pets can sometimes wander into the traps, and you do not want to risk hurting them. The animals can become aggressive when trapped and they may end up hurting you. The wildlife control professionals at EcoTek can safely trap and remove the animals from your property. Once trapped we will release the animals back into the wild after we have driven them away from your home. We will also install exclusion barriers to stop them from coming in again. Contact EcoTek to schedule a free wildlife inspection today.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can termites damage my home?
Termites can cause damage by chewing through the wood in your home. This causes structural damage and weakness because the wood becomes brittle and weak. They can also create a fire hazard because termites will also chew the casings of the wires.
How do I prepare for a bed bug treatment?
Before a bed bug treatment, you will need to wash the bedding in hot water and dry it on high heat. Additionally, you will need to clear the bedroom of any clutter to allow the technician to apply the treatment where needed.
What steps can I take to prevent cockroaches?
There are few steps you can take to take to prevent roaches from coming into your home. The first is to seal any cracks around the doors or windows. You can also repair any leaks in your home so they are not attracted to water. Cleaning up any food right away and taking your trash out each night will also help.
Is it safe for my children to be at home during a treatment?
The treatments are safer than what you would buy at the store. It is completely safe for your children to be home during a treatment. However, we do ask your pets to be taken off the property during the treatment and for four hours after it is completed. They are attracted to the insecticide when it is wet.
How long do I need to plan for an appointment?
Most appointments will take about twenty minutes. The initial appointment will take about thirty minutes. If you have a large home or property, the appointments will take longer. After the initial inspection, your technician will be able to tell you how long to plan for each appointment.
Do you offer organic treatments?
We offer both organic and conventional treatment options for most pests. Termites only have conventional treatment options. You can talk to your technician about the different options that are available to you.
What will happen at my first appointment?
At your first appointment, the technician will perform an inspection of your home, and identify the pests that need to be treated. He will create a treatment plan based on your specific needs and give you a written estimate for the treatments. If you decide to go ahead with the treatment, he can perform it then.
Do you offer different plans for pest control?
We have several different plans that include barrier treatment and quarterly inspection to help keep your home insect free. You can choose between conventional and organic treatment plans and there is another plan that includes termite control.
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