Vienna Pest Control
Vienna, Virginia is a small town located about seventeen miles from Washington, D.C. It is the last stop on the Orange line on the metro and many people in Vienna commute into Washington, D.C. to work each day. Vienna has a population of 16,459.* It has a number of different attractions including the Freeman Store and Museum and Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. Nearby you can visit the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and Great Falls Park. This is a family friendly community with Fairfax county schools.
With so much to do in and around Vienna, including shopping at nearby Tysons Corner, it is no wonder that many people call it home. The climate is also another draw to the community. The summer days are hot while the winters are mild and cool. Unfortunately, this makes it favorable for many insects and other pests. It is important to protect your home and family from the damages and diseases that these pests can spread. EcoTek Termite and Pest Control has been helping people deal with pest control issues since 2011. Our expert technicians are trained to help with a variety of pests including termites, bed bugs, cockroaches, ants, fleas and ticks and rodents. Contact EcoTek to schedule a free insect inspection today.
- 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 ›
- 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 ›
Ants are industrious insects that work in large colonies of up to 2000 ants. When one ant wonders into your home, more are likely to follow. They send in scouts looking for food and water and if they find it the workers will start to stream in through a steady line. Household ants are a common problem for homeowners in Virginia. Carpenter ants pose a serious danger to your home since they will build their colonies in the wood in your home and cause structural damage similar to termites. Carpenter ants are a bit larger than household ants.
Treating ants on your own can be difficult because the colonies are so large and unless you kill the queen, they will keep coming back. The ant control experts at EcoTek will use a combination of baits and insecticides to effectively treat the ants in your home. They can correctly identify the types of ants, determine how they are getting in and stop ants from being an issue at your house. Contact the experts at EcoTek for a free ant inspection today.
Termites are such a serious problem that many people say that it is not a matter of if you get termites, but rather a matter of when you get termites. This is one of the reasons it is important to have an annual termite inspection to be sure that your home is safe from the damage that termites can cause it. Termites cause billions of dollars in damage each year and one colony can eat through an entire home in just two years. They cause serious structural damage and can create a fire hazard if they eat through the casings around the electrical wiring.
Signs of termites include piles of discarded wings around your home, or long thin mud tubes going up the side of your foundation. Another sign can be wood damage in long grooves. If you suspect you might have termites, you need to address the issue right away. The experts at EcoTek can perform a free inspection. You can rest easy if not termites are found. If termites are found the technician will give you a written estimate that includes treatment and clean up as well as the cost of any termite damage repairs that need to be made. Learn more about our Vienna termite control services.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs are a growing problem in the Arlington area. There have been reports of bed bug infestation in schools and other public buildings the greater D.C. metro area. Bed bugs have made a serious comeback in the last twenty years. Most people accidentally bring them home with them after a vacation or business trip. The bed bugs will crawl into their suitcase and catch a ride home. While bed bugs do not spread diseases between people, they can cause serious allergic reactions and very itchy bites.
If you have a row of itchy bites or see blood stains on your sheets, you may have bed bugs. Other signs include seeing the bugs themselves or droppings in the bedding or on the mattress or box springs or behind the headboard. Bed bugs are nocturnal and very small so they can be hard to find and treat. The bed bug control experts at EcoTek are trained on where to look for bed bugs and they can treat them effectively. Contact EcoTek for a free bed bug inspection today.
Cockroaches pose a serious health problem for homeowners in Virginia. Cockroaches can spread a number of serious diseases as they crawl over your dishes and through your food. They carry bacteria on their bodies and spread it wherever they go. There are three types of cockroaches in the Arlington area. German cockroaches are the most common and the smallest roaches that are a light brown color. Oriental roaches are slightly larger and black in size. The American cockroaches are about 1 1/2 inches long dark brown and they can fly.
Each type of cockroach needs a different treatment plan. The cockroach control experts at EcoTek can perform a free cockroach inspection and determine the best type of treatment for your home. We can use a combination of baits and insecticides to treat the roaches to make sure that they never return to your home again. When you are ready to eliminate cockroaches for good, contact EcoTek to set up your inspection today.
Flea and Tick Control
Fleas and ticks can be an issue in any home, even if you do not have any pets. Ticks carry a number of serious illnesses including STARI, Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Fleas can leave your pets miserable with itchy bites, but they can also cause your pets to become sick with tapeworms, cat scratch fever or to even become anemic due to blood loss. You may first notice the fleas by how miserable your pets are, but another sign are itchy bites around your ankles.
Fleas can lay up to fifty eggs a day. These eggs are not sticky and will not stay on your pet. They will fall off into your carpet and onto your furniture. It is not enough to just treat your pets for fleas. You will need to treat your entire home in order to stop a second flea infestation in just a few weeks. The flea powders are not effective at killing flea eggs. It is best to turn to a professional for a flea treatment. Contact the flea and tick control experts at EcoTek to schedule a free flea and tick treatment today.
Rats and mice can pose a serious threat to your family. They spread a number of serious diseases such as salmonellosis and hantavirus. These diseases can be fatal. They can also damage your home as they chew through walls and wires, and ruin your food as they hunt for something to eat. rodents can also destroy items that you have stored throughout your home. Rodents often come in when the weather gets cold. You may hear scratching in your walls or ceiling, see droppings around your home and holes in your walls.
If you suspect that you may have a rodent infestation, you need to address it right away. The experts at EcoTek offer a turnkey solution that will handle catching and removing the rodents, as well as help with clean up and decontamination. The technicians will also install exclusion barriers to stop future rodent infestations from happening. Stop worrying about rodent invading your home. Call the rodent control experts at EcoTek to schedule a free rodent inspection today.
< Rustling in the attic and scratching in your walls can also be a sign of squirrels. These animals can tear up your insulation and chew through your wiring. Another common animal that can cause issues is a raccoon. These animals can become aggressive and threaten your family if they are trapped. Birds and bats in your attic or a fox in your yard can all cause problems.
Fortunately, the wildlife control experts at EcoTek know how to trap and remove the pests. We only use humane traps and then we relocate the animals to an unpopulated area that is at least twenty-five miles from your home. We will also install pest exclusion barriers to stop the animals from coming back in again.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does each treatment take?
The initial treatments include an inspection and will take about thirty minutes. Follow-up treatments will take about twenty minutes. If you have a large home or property, the treatments may take longer than you. You can ask for a treatment time based on the size of your home when you schedule an appointment.
Do you offer organic treatments?
We offer both organic and conventional treatments for the majority of infestations. The termite treatments are only available in conventional treatments, but there are chemical free monitoring stations available. Your technician can help you determine the best treatment option for your situation.
Are the treatments safe for my pets and children?
We use some of the safest products on the market. Your children can be at home during a treatment. Pets are attracted to the treatment when it is wet, so we ask that you remove your pets during treatment and for four hours after it is completed to keep them safe.
What if I cannot be home during the treatment?
You do not need to be home during a treatment, as long as you give the technician access to your property when you schedule the appointment. If you are not home, the technician will leave a notecard with the date, time and type of treatment for you.
Do you have any treatment packages?
We offer three different packages. One includes organic treatments. A second includes conventional treatments and the third option includes termite protection. Your technician can discuss the treatment options and help you choose the best package for your situation.
How do I prevent fleas and ticks?
There are a few ways to prevent fleas and ticks. The first is use a flea and tick preventative treatment on your pets. You can use a flea collar, drops you apply to their backs or an oral medication. You can also treat your yard for fleas and ticks to help reduce the chances of your pets picking them up in the yard.
How can I prevent ants?
You can prevent ants by sealing up the cracks around the windows and doors. Keeping your home free from crumbs can also help. Doing the dishes right away and taking the trash out each night can help. Be sure to keep food to the kitchen area only.
Are bed bugs dangerous?
Bed bugs do not spread illnesses between victims. They do cause itchy bites and some people may have a severe allergic reaction to them. They will not make you sick the way some insects will. However, many people have a hard time sleeping, if they think they have bed bugs.
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