EcoTek helps with all types of termites and every type of pest control imaginable, but nothing compares to the disgust that our customers feel when they call to ask for help with a cockroach infestation. Cockroaches can quickly infest your kitchen and ruin any food that you have stored in your pantry or your cabinets. They can also spread germs as they crawl over your dishes. Cockroaches can cause serious breathing issues for people who suffer from asthma and allergies.
Cockroaches breed very rapidly and it does not take very long for one or two to become a serious infestation. Not to mention that the nests are difficult to find because they like to be in small enclosed species. Roaches can wander in your home through small cracks or you may accidentally bring them in your home in bags or packages or on second hand furniture. If you want to avoid a roach infestation, it is important to keep your home clean. You should take out trash right away and check your home for leaking pipes. If you suspect you may have cockroaches, call EcoTek for a free inspection at the first sing of a cockroach.
Each type of cockroach needs its own unique treatment plan. The seriousness of the infestation may also dictate the type of treatment that is needed. The experts at EcoTek can identify the roaches and create an effective treatment plan specifically for your situation. Our technicians can also help with clean up so that your home and family will be safe. There are thousands of different types of cockroaches throughout the United States. In Virginia, there are two variations that are the most common.
Free Cockroach Inspection and Estimate
Once you see a cockroach, it is important to act quickly since cockroaches multiply so quickly. Call EcoTek to schedule a free roach inspection. Our technician will be able to determine what type of roaches you have and where they are making their nests.
Cockroach Extermination Treatment
We use a comprehensive treatment process to eliminate cockroaches around your home for good. We will use a combination of baits and insecticides that will deal with the type of cockroaches that you have. Once we apply a treatment, you can be confident that you do not have to deal with cockroaches again. If you see even one cockroach, call us and we will perform another treatment at no cost to you.
The German Cockroach
German cockroaches are the most common type of cockroach and they are usually found in your kitchen. You may see them scattering when you turn on the light late at night. These are the smallest roaches are usually about half an inch long with two dark parallel lines behind their head. The German roaches do not like the cold, but will thrive throughout the year in your kitchen.
The American Cockroach
The American cockroach is a lot larger than the German cockroach. Theses roaches will grow up to one and half inches in length. They can fly. These are also referred to as water bugs or Palmetto bugs. They are usually found outside, but they may make their way inside as it gets colder outside or after a heavy rainstorm. They need a steady source of water, so you may find them in the bathroom or the laundry room. They may also be found in basements or crawlspaces.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I prevent cockroaches?
It is important to keep your home clean and to take your garbage out each night. You can also make sure that any cracks around the windows are sealed. Fixing leaky pipes can help. Trimming any branches that hang over your roof can help.
How do cockroaches get in?
They can crawl in under the door or in the cracks around your windows or pipes. They can also come in with second hand furniture or in any packages or bags that you bring into the home. It is important to check any packages that you bring in.
Can my pets and children be home during treatment?
It is safe for your children to be home during a treatment. We ask that pets be removed during the treatment and for four hours after it is completed. They are attracted to the wet insecticide, but they will be safe once it dries.
What are signs of cockroaches?
The most obvious sign is seeing the cockroaches. You may also notice droppings around your home that look like black paper flakes. There may also be a distinctive odor if the infestation is very large. You may also see egg cases arounds\ your home.
How do American roaches get in my home?
These roaches will wander into your home. They are quite large, but can fit underneath a door or crawl in through the vents on the top of your home. These roaches need water to survive, and will hang out in a place that gives easy access to water.
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