Norfolk Pest Control
Norfolk, Virginia is a city of great historical and cultural importance. It’s located in the middle of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. It’s also one of the oldest cities in that area and is revered for its historical importance. After Virginia Beach it’s the most populous city in Virginia with an estimated population of 247,189. The city is also home to the largest Navy base in the world–the Naval Station Norfolk. And it is bordered by the Elizabeth River to the east and the Chesapeake Bay to the north. Norfolk is a popular travel spot due to its pleasant weather, beaches and aforementioned bodies of water. And while these factors attract millions of tourists each year, they are also ideal conditions for a variety of pests.
Norfolk’s climate and numerous waterfronts make it an ideal city to live in not just for humans but for plenty of insects as well. And in fact Norfolk’s climate is perfect for ticks, fleas, several types of roaches and, of course, termites. When it comes to any of these pests in your home you need to work fast to make sure they’re not allowed to do a large amount of damage. When protecting your home and family from these pests you should turn to someone you can trust, like EcoTek. The pest control experts at EcoTek are highly experienced dealing with any type of pest infestation. We provide completely comprehensive solutions which will not only remove the pests from your home but will prevent them from ever coming back.
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Ants may be small but that doesn’t mean they can’t cause a huge headache. Once they find a way into your home they will usually make straight for your pantry and begin raiding your food. When ants aren’t taking off with your food they will be busy building more access tunnels into your home. Killing one or two ants won’t have any affect. The only way to be rid of them for good is to kill the entire colony.
When it comes to varieties of ants in Norfolk you will usually be dealing with fire ants, carpenter ants and house ants. Each type of ant will act differently and that is why you must correctly identify which type of ant it is before you can proceed with exterminating it. Just for an example let’s take a look at carpenter ants. They will do a lot of damage to the wood of your home if they aren’t taken care of soon enough. And if you try to kill them using the same methods you’d use on fire ants–you won’t get very far. That’s why you should contact EcoTek for a free pest control inspection so you know the job will be done right.
Termites are responsible for billions worth of damage each year. It is true that they predominantly feed on wood, but they also chew through books, insulation, paper and even swimming pool filtration systems. Termites will even destroy living trees and shrubbery. What makes them so scary is that they can be destroying your property without you even realizing it. Since termites live inside of the wood, you may not notice signs until the damage is quite extensive.
The most common times for a termite infestation is between the months of March and May. It’s during this period that swarmers, or winged termites, will go out and hunt for new colonies. If you spot any of these winged termites around your property there’s a good chance you have an infestation. Once they are there they will build mud tubes, like the ones pictured on the right. These provide them shelter as well as create entry points for other undesirables like snakes and rodents. If you think you may have a problem with termites you should call the experts at EcoTek for a free termite inspection. We will provide a free estimate on the cost of treatment and offer you a comprehensive solution that will leave your home or business termite free.
Bed Bug Extermination
Bed bugs are capable of breeding very quickly and they can do so in places that you wouldn’t expect. And in truth, bed bugs are capable of breeding several generations in only a single year. After that they will begin spreading to other furnishings like your chairs and sofas. Signs of bed bugs include a row of small bites on your arms or legs, bloodstains on your sheets or black droppings in your bedding. Most bed bug infestations happen after a family member bring them home after a hotel stay. And while it’s true that bed bugs are not deadly they will make any living space miserable.
Thankfully, most types of bed bugs can be exterminated using a combination of chemicals. But in order to make sure they’re killed for good you have to make sure all of the eggs are taken out. Because if they aren’t then the eggs will hatch and you’ll be right back at square one. So that means you can’t just focus on your bed or bedroom but you have to make sure they’re killed everywhere in the home. EcoTek is well versed in killing bed bugs through chemical methods. Our technicians know how to find the places where bed bugs hide and apply the treatment to make sure they are gone for good. If you’re sick and tired of living with bed bugs call us for a free bed bug inspection.
Cockroaches are one of the most plentiful types of insects in the world. There’s a good chance you’ve stumbled across one of these scurrying across the floor at night in your own home. And you may have assumed that it would just leave on its own eventually–but you would be wrong. Because as long as they have access to food, warmth, water and places to nest, they will set up a permanent shop in your home. Add to this the fact that they remain active all year round and you have a pest that you will have zero relief from.
They can get into your home in a variety of ways, such as slipping through cracks and crevices, sewer pipes and drains. They can even be brought in unwittingly inside purses, boxes or grocery bags. Cockroaches reproduce very quickly and if they are not dealt with they’re capable of wreaking havoc in your home. They can contaminate your food and they’re also a carrier of parasites and bacteria. They can be dangerous to people with severe allergies and asthma. But you don’t have to live with cockroaches any longer. All you have to do is call EcoTek for a free cockroach inspection.
Flea and Tick Extermination
Fleas and ticks are tiny pests, ones which can attack both humans and pets. Fleas don’t have wings but they have powerful legs which let them jump from one spot to another. Fleas can find their way on your property through infested pets or even humans. Fleas can leave bites that are itchy and also irritating. They’re very annoying but they don’t transfer any diseases to humans. But on the other hand they do pose some real danger to pets since they can transmit tapeworm and other diseases.
Ticks are very similar to fleas but there are several important differences. They can’t fly or jump but they often wait in tall grass until a potential host brushes against it. And they prefer animals to humans but that won’t stop them from attaching themselves to one. Their bite isn’t harmful in and of itself, but ticks are known carriers of very serious diseases such as Lyme Disease, Babeosis and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. It is important to regularly check yourself and your pets for ticks. If you find them remove them by pulling on them with tweezers, making sure to remove the entire tick. If you want to make sure your property is free from ticks and fleas you can schedule a free flea and tick inspection.
Rodent Trapping and Removal
In the right circumstances rodents can be cute and cuddly. But in others they can be destructive and dirty forces of nature. When they’ve taken up residence in your home they’re capable of doing tons of damage. They are known carriers of diseases and even able to carry other pests into your home like ticks and fleas. Add to this the fact rodents can chew through nearly every material in your home. Because of how fast they breed they will have to tunnel further and further into your home, and steal more of and more material for their nests. And if any electrical wires are in their way they won’t hesitate to chew through them, creating potential fire hazards.
If you spot one in your home you need to act quickly. There’s a good chance there are dozens running through your home at that very instant. Trapping them on your own can be dangerous and if the infestation is large, you may not catch them all and not realize it. Call EcoTek and we’ll make sure your home is rodent free as quickly as possible. Not only that, but we will locate all of their nests and breeding grounds during our decontamination process. Doing this this will remove the possibility of disease spreading and make it safe to begin any necessary repairs. Stop worrying about your rodent problem, call EcoTek today to set up a free inspection.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I prevent a flea infestation?
If you have pets, then the best way to prevent a flea infestation is to use a flea prevention method on your pets. These include oral medications, drops you apply to your pet or a flea collar. You can talk to your pet about the best option for them.
Are the treatments safe for my pets?
We ask that pets be removed from the home during the treatment and for four hours after the treatment. They are attracted to the treatment when wet and if they ingest it, it can be harmful. Once the treatment is dry, it is safe for your pets to stay in your home.
Do I need to be at home for each treatment?
You do not need to be home for each treatment. You will need to give us access to your property in order for us to complete a treatment. You can make arrangements with the office if you cannot be there during the treatment. The technician will leave a note with the time visited and the treatment that is applied.
Can I get treatment the same day?
Same day service is available in most cases. Call us to schedule an appointment today. You can also schedule appointments in advance or have an inspection and then schedule the treatment for a later date. Most treatments take about twenty minutes.
What types of treatment are available?
We offer a very effective conventional treatment option for our pest control services. We also offer an organic option for most treatment types. Both are effective at eliminating insects and both options are safe and are considered safer than products you may buy at the store to deal with the issue on your own.
How long will a treatment take?
Most treatments take about twenty minutes. If your home is larger, it may take longer for the treatment to be completed. Treatments for bed bugs can take longer, and will depend on the number of rooms that are being treated. You can find out an estimate of time based on the square footage of your house when you call.
How can I prevent ants?
Ants come into your home in search of food and water. Keeping food to just one room of your home and then cleaning up after each meal can help limit the numbers of ants. Fixing any leaking pipes will eliminate any ants coming in for water.
How do I find a cockroach nest?
Cockroaches locate their nests in small, dark spaces. The space needs to be free from vibrations. Refrigerators are very common locations for roach nests, as are cupboards and the spaces behind and between cupboards. A technician can use a flushing agent to find any nests in your home.
Very happy with how quickly they came out after we first called them and got rid of a problem we were having with bed bugs. Everything we tried on our own wouldn’t work, but they were able to get rid of them completely.
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