Chesapeake Pest Control
Chesapeake, Virginia is a city that is home to a variety of different land types and areas. It’s also the 3rd most populous city in all of Virginia with an estimated population of 232,977. You will find miles upon miles of protected forests, wetlands and farmland in Chesapeake. You can also find a large portion of the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Chesapeake is on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and because of this its residents enjoy miles of industrial, commercial and residential waterfront property. Because of it’s climate and the large amount of wetlands it plays host to, Chesapeake is a hotbed of insect activity.
Chesapeake’s miles of protected wetlands are filled with nature’s wonders but there are also a lot of insects. If they stayed there that would be one thing as many of them play important roles in the local ecosystem. But it’s another thing entirely when they find their way inside of your home. This is especially true since whenever a pest invades your home they’re able to rapidly reproduce. Chesapeake’s warm, moist climate is ideal for a variety of pests such as roaches, ticks and termites. If you truly want to protect your home or business you have to be proactive when it comes to pest control. EcoTek can not only eliminate insects and rodents from within home, but we can also set up pest exclusion barriers that can keep them from returning.
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Despite their small stature ants can be incredibly annoying pests. They will invade your home and instantly find their way into your pantry to begin rummaging through all of your foodstuffs. And when they aren’t destroying your food they will be carving holes into your home to create more access tunnels.
When dealing with ants you can’t just kill one or two or five. You have to take out the entire colony. In Chesapeake you will more than likely have to deal with three varieties of ants: fire ants, house ants and carpenter ants. Each variety of ant behaves in a different way which is why you need to identify it correctly before you proceed with the step of elimination. For instance, carpenter ants are capable of doing a lot of damage to the wood in your home if they aren’t stopped. That’s why you should call EcoTek today and we will provide a free ant control inspection.
Termites have a lot in common with ants as to how they behave. They both build their nests underground or in wood and they’re capable of doing a lot of damage to the structural integrity of a building. But unlike ants, termites won’t go after your food which is only a small comfort considering how much damage they do.
You can identify a termite infestation by spotting one of their mud tubes (pictured to the right). You can also keep on the lookout for small holes in the wood structures of your home or knocking on wood flooring to see if it suddenly sounds hollow. The best time to have an expert perform an inspection for termites is in the spring. This is because the winged termites, or swarmers, go out during this time to find other areas to colonize. If you see any of these winged termites zipping around your home then there’s a good chance you already have a termite infestation. There are other indicators of a termite infestation but in truth the best way to find out is to schedule a free termite inspection by EcoTek. If they are present we will provide a free estimate of how much it would cost to eliminate them and repair termite damage they’ve left in their wake. Learn more about our Chesapeake termite control services.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs are very small mites that usually make their homes in couches and mattresses. These parasitic insects feed on blood and leave behind itchy bite marks. It can be difficult to find bed bugs because they’re so small and because they utilize enzymes in their saliva which numbs your skin as they feed.
It’s a common misconception that bed bug infestations are because of poor hygiene, but this is not the case. In truth, they usually infest your home after being brought back from a public place. Bed bugs hide well and they reproduce rapidly, laying eggs that are resistant to many forms of pest control. To counter this EcoTek utilizes specially formulated chemical solutions that will kill all bed bugs that are present. Our bed bug control technicians are trained to find the places that bed bugs like to hide.
Cockroaches are truly disgusting pests to have in your home. They crawl all over your home’s food stores and spread germs and eggs everywhere they go. Some varieties are capable of growing more than a inch long and flying, giving them full access to every part of your home. They can cause issues with people who have asthma or severe allergies.
Cockroaches are capable of making their way into your home in a number of ways, but predominantly they’re able to just wander in from outside. Once they are inside they find an ideal environment in which to breed. One or two cockroaches isn’t that big of a deal, but once they begin to breed you can have a serious problem on your hands. The reason being is that they are capable of producing thousands of offspring a year. If you want to ensure your home is completely free of cockroaches, then you need experienced help from EcoTek. We know exactly how to deal with every type of cockroach infestation and we’re also skilled in cleaning up any of the waste they leave in their wake. Call our cockroach control experts today for a free cockroach inspection today.
Flea and Tick Control
It’s true that fleas and ticks prefer to live on animals but neither are picky eaters and both have been known to attach themselves to humans. Flea infestations, while disgusting, are easier to spot because of how itchy their bites are. On the other hand, ticks are harder to spot and pose a serious health hazard because of all the different types of diseases they can carry. These diseases include, but are not limited to: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Babeosis and Lyme disease. Whenever there are fleas or ticks in your home they will usually have hitched a ride on the household pet. But there’s always a chance it was brought in by you or a member of your family.
In order to attach themselves to hosts ticks utilize a process called questing. This is when they crawl to the highest point in a patch of tall grass and wait for an unwitting victim to brush against it. On the other hand, fleas spread when one flea-infested person or animal comes into contact with another. As soon as you see a tick or a flea you should call the flea and tick control experts at EcoTek for a free tick and flea inspection.
Rats and mice are some of the most destructive pests that you could ever find infesting your home. They crave warm, damp areas that provide easy access to food.Upon invading your home a rodent will breed quickly. In a short amount of time a pair of mice will become a whole family, leaving poop everywhere and chewing through anything they can get their teeth on. They can spread disease like the Hantavirus or Rat-bite Fever.
If you have a rodent problem, or even if you think you may have one, then you should not hesitate to call the experts at EcoTek. We are incredibly experienced in not only eliminating rodents but in removing all of their influence from your home. Because after all of the rodents are gone we will completely decontaminate their breeding grounds–removing the possibility of an outbreak of disease. We will also repair any of the damage that was caused by their habitation. And finally, we will set up exclusion barriers which will stop them from getting back in. Call our rodent control team today for a free rodent inspection and consultation to ensure your home is critter free.
Wildlife can pose a problem around your property. They can damage your home and spread trash around your yard. They can also be dangerous because they may bite you or your pets when you approach them. This does not include the diseases that they may spread through their droppings. Each animal requires a different strategy to safely take care of them.
The best solution is to contact the experts at EcoTek. Our Wildlife Control team will identify the animal and determine the safest way to trap and remove the animal. As part of the service, we will install pest exclusion barriers to stop them from getting into your home again. When we remove the animals, we will release them back into the wild after we drive them twenty-five miles from your home. Stop worrying about the animals and contact EcoTek today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer organic treatments?
At EcoTek, we offer both organic and conventional treatments for most of our pest control. Both treatment options are safe and effective at eliminating pests in your home. You can talk to your technician to determine the best treatment for your situation.
How long will each treatment take?
Most treatments take about twenty minutes each. However, if you have a large property, the treatment may take longer to apply. You can get an estimate of your treatment time based on the square footage of your home when you may an appointment.
Is the treatment safe for my pets and family?
The treatments are safe. However, pets are attracted to the treatment when it is wet. For this reason, we request that pets be removed from the home during the treatment and for four hours after the treatment. You and your children can be at home during the treatment.
Do you offer pest control packages?
We offer three different maintenance control packages. One option includes conventional treatment, another option focuses on green treatment, and the third option includes termite protection. Each of the packages include quarterly inspections and treatment as needed.
What will happen at my initial appointment?
Our technician will start by inspecting your property and identify any issues you may have. He will provide you with a written estimate and can apply the treatment the same day if you decide to go forward with the treatment plan. The initial appointment usually takes about thirty minutes.
What can I do to prevent ants?
Ants are in search of food and water. One easy step is to make sure you repair any leaky pipes throughout your home. Another thing you can do is to keep the food in one room of your home and to clean up after each meal and snack. If they cannot find any food or crumbs they will not keep coming back.
How do cockroaches get in the home?
Cockroaches can get in the home through cracks around your doors or windows. They may also climb up a tree and drop onto your roof. Roaches are also often bright into the home in packages or boxes. You may bring them in if they are in any secondhand furniture.
Can fleas fly?
Fleas cannot fly. They can jump up to 7 inches high and over a foot way. This is how they travel from host to host. When you think about how small a flea is, these numbers are quite big. In fact, the flea is rated the second best jumping animal.
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