Buckhall Pest Control
Buckhall is an unincorporated part of Prince William county in Virginia. It is considered part of the greater Washington D.C. area. Many people who live in Buckhall commute to work. Buckhall offers a great place to stay and raise a family. Buckhall was originally built up around the Buckhall School, an old one-room school house, and a nearby general store.
Buckhall is a great community to live in with nice homes and a smaller population than many of the surrounding cities. When you own a home in Buckhall, you want to do everything to keep it safe. There are wooded area and nice temperate climate of warm summer days and colder winter days makes Buckhall a breeding ground for insects which can quickly invade your home or property looking for a warm place to stay during the cooler winters. EcoTek can help protect your home from unwanted pests and insects.
EcoTek understands that your home is your biggest asset. Our professional technicians can help you protect your home from invading pests to keep you and your family safe. If you are concerned that you may have termites or other pests invading your home, contact EcoTek to schedule a free pest control inspection and to receive a free estimate on a treatment plan designed around your specific needs.
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One of the most common insect problems in the Buckhall area is ants. Ants are always looking for a food and water source. They are attracted to pantries and to areas that are prone to moisture. When you see one ant, more are sure to follow in the search of food. Common household ants usually build their nests outside and travel in for their food. Another type of ant is the carpenter ant, which will build their nest inside your home. These can cause damage similar to carpenter ants. You are at a bigger risk of a carpenter ant infestation if you live in a wooded area. Fire ants build nests outside but may bite your family or your pets when spending time outdoors.
At EcoTek, we understand that a different type of ant control treatment is needed for each type of ant. It is important to kill more than the ants that you see. In order to stop the problem, you will need to kill the entire colony. This can be difficult to do with products like ant baits that you purchase at the store. Our technicians know the most effective way to eliminate any ants in your home. EcoTek offers a free ant inspection and estimate. Our technicians will come inspect the property, identify any problems and come up with a treatment plan for your home. Contact EcoTek today to address your ant problem.
Termites are the bane of any homeowner. Termites can cause thousands of dollars in damage and even create a fire hazard if they chew through the wiring in your home. Since termites attack the wood of your home, you may not see them or notice signs of an infestation until serious damage has been done. You should keep an eye out for termite pellets that look like salt and pepper, small wings that they have shed and mud tubes (see the picture to the right). Other signs may include squeaky or buckling floors or hollow sounding wood. They may also stain your drywall. Termites will swarm in the spring, and you may notice signs of an infestation around that time.
It is important to deal with a possible termite infestation immediately to limit the damage that they may cause to your property. If you suspect that you might have termites, you should call EcoTek for a free termite inspection right away. Our technicians will search your property and if they find any will give you a free estimate for extermination and the cost of repairing termite damage. We offer conventional treatment options, as well as continued monitoring options to make sure that the termites do not return to your property. Learn more about our termite control services.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs can make it difficult to sleep at night, since their bites cause small itchy bumps. Bed bugs infestations usually occur as a result of picking them up from hotels while traveling, but they can invade your home if you pick them at a store, or gym or bring in second hand furniture. Signs of bed bugs include the bites on your arms or legs in rows, blood stains on your sheets and dark droppings in your bedding. Although you can see bed bugs, they can be difficult to find since they like to hide in small cracks. If you suspect that you have bed bugs, our professional technicians can inspect your home to determine where they may be hiding.
Bed bugs are resistant to many chemical sprays and can be difficult to treat because they can go up to a year without eating. They may live inside of your furniture such as your couches in addition to your bed. Treating them on your own may not be effective since you may have a difficult time killing the larvae. EcoTek offers bed bug extermination treatments through the use of a chemical solution. Our technicians are trained to find the cracks and other spaces that bed bugs might hide so that the treatment will completely eliminate them. Call EcoTek today for a free bed bug inspection and estimate.
Cockroaches are a common household pest that make most people squirm. Unfortunately when you see one roach, you can assume that there are likely more. Roaches can grow up to 1 ½ inches longs. Many people do not realize that they can fly. Roaches need moisture to survive and so they prefer kitchen, bathrooms and laundry rooms. They often leave droppings and eggs among your food or in your cupboards and on your dishes. Some roaches can carry diseases that can make you and your family sick like salmonellosis and typhoid fever. Cockroaches can also aggravate allergies and asthma.
Roaches multiply rapidly and it is important to stop the issue before it becomes serious. If you spot even one roach, you need to act quickly. It can be difficult to kill all of the roaches in your home because it can be hard to find and reach the nests. Roach baits may work, but a combination of treatments are the most effective. Additionally each type of roach requires a different type of cockroach extermination treatment. The experts at EcoTek know how to flush out the roaches and kill them. EcoTek offers a free roach inspection and estimate. Contact us today to treat your roach infestation.
Many people associate a flea or tick problem with having a dog or a cat. However, fleas and ticks can invade your home even if you do not have a pet. They can attach themselves to your clothes and enter your home. Signs of a flea infestation include itchy bites around the ankles. They may also cause more severe allergic reactions for those who are susceptible to them. Ticks post a bigger risk since they are known carriers of diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. It is important to regularly check your family members and pets for ticks.
If you suspect that your pet has fleas, you will need to do more than just treat your pet. It is important to address the situation in your home. Treating with powders can be messy and ineffective. The best option is to turn to a control professional to treat your flea infestation. If you think you may have infestation, call the experts at EcoTek. We offer a free inspection, along with a free estimate. There is also the option to treat your yard to prevent fleas and ticks from entering it. Contact EcoTek today to learn more.
EcoTek has been helping homeowners with rodent issues since 2011. Many homeowners are horrified when they learn that they have rats or mice in the home, and for good reason. Rats and mice carry a host of diseases including the Hantavirus and salmonella. Additionally, they often cause significant damage to your home by chewing up your walls and even wiring. They can quickly ruin your food and clothing. Mice and rats breed quickly and one or two can turn into more than 20 in just a few months’ time. It is important to address the issue of mice as quickly as possible.
EcoTek has a turnkey rodent control solution that will address all areas of your rodent problem. In addition to exterminating the rodents, they will decontaminate the areas that they have affected, and help clean up the feces and nesting areas. Once this is complete, EcoTek can repair the damage that they have done, and add exclusion barriers to prevent another infestation. EcoTek can take the hassle out of the entire process of dealing with a rodent infestation. Once you spot signs of a mouse, you should call EcoTek for a free in-home consultation and estimate today. Ask about our turnkey rodent extermination program.
Birds, bats or squirrels in your attic can be a homeowner’s nightmare. These animals can damage your home and leave behind droppings that can smell or make your family sick. It is important to address these issues as quickly as possible. You may also find other wildlife around your property that is endangering your family. Raccoons can spread parasites through their droppings and may become aggressive if you accidentally disturb where they are nesting. It is important to protect your family from your hazards.
Trying to remove the wildlife yourself can be a tricky process. Some animals may attempt to bite or scratch you and it can be difficult to know how to tackle birds that are in your attic. AT EcoTek, our wildlife control experts are trained in safely removing wild animals from your yard. We only use humane traps and then we will release them at least twenty-five miles away from your home. This will prevent the animals from coming back, and will not harm the animals in any way. Contact EcoTek to set up your free wildlife inspection today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the treatments safe for my pets?
We ask that pets be removed from the home during the treatment. They will need to remain gone for four hours after the treatment. The animals are attracted to the pesticide while it is wet, but they will be safe once it is completely dry.
Do you have treatments for bed bugs?
We have a very effective treatment for bed bugs. Bed bugs can be difficult to get rid of because of their nocturnal habits and small size. It can be difficult to find the places where they hide. A professional knows where to look and how to apply the treatment correctly.
What can I expect during a treatment?
During your first treatment, you will have a free inspection and then receive a written estimate along with a treatment plan. If you choose to have the service, you can receive your first treatment the same day. The first inspection and treatment will take thirty minutes.
What do I need to do to prepare for a flea treatment?
There are several steps that you will need to do to prepare for a flea treatment. It involves vacuuming your floor and your furniture as well as picking up around your home. You will receive a full list when you schedule your appointment.
Do I need to be home for a treatment?
You do not need to be home for a treatment. If you give us access to your home, our technician can apply a treatment if you are not home. You will need to have your pets off of the property. Our technician will leave a note with the date and time of service.
What type of treatment plans do you offer?
We have monthly maintenance plans that mean that you no longer have to worry about pests being an issue in your home. Each plan includes quarterly inspections and resprays as needed. There is a conventional and green option, as well as one that covers termites.
How do cockroaches get in your home?
Cockroaches will come into your home through the vents on your roof, or by coming in through cracks around your doors and windows. Sometimes they will catch a ride in inside of a package or bags from the store. Be sure to check any packages before you bring them in.
How long does a treatment take?
The amount of time for a treatment depends on the size of your home. Most treatments take about twenty minutes, but you can receive a more accurate estimate based on your home’s square footage when you call and schedule you your appointment.
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