Apex Pest Control
Apex is a growing community located southwest of Raleigh, NC. Apex is primarily a bedroom community with people commuting either to Raleigh or to the nearby Research Triangle Park. Apex was voted as being the 9th best place to live in the United States by Time/Money magazine in 2015. It is a family-friendly community that has excellent schools and is close to nearby nightlife areas like Durham. The growing communities and new towns make it a welcoming community to many of the professionals moving to the area for work.
Apex is home to over *42,220 people with 14,397 households that are susceptible to a wide variety of insects such termites, cockroaches, bed bugs, spiders, ants, fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. Apex is also home to various rodents and wildlife species that can rapidly destroy a home or business with nesting, structural chewing, destroyed food supplies, fecal waste, and decomposing carcasses. Apex also has outdoor wildlife that will devour everything in your garden, destroy landscaping with digging, chew up vegetation, and make your property their personal habitat. Although many Apex homeowners call EcoTek to remove rodents like rats and mice, the EcoTek Apex wildlife control division also traps and removes raccoons, foxes, woodchucks, gophers, moles, snakes, skunks, rabbits, deer, and a host of other wild animals that call Apex their home.
Your home is your biggest asset. It is important to protect it from the variety of insects and other pests that may be invading it. Trust the professionals at EcoTek to help you protect you and your family. Call them today for a free consultation and estimate.
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Ants are among the most common household pests. They are also social insects, and they stay in colonies. Therefore, when one enters your home, be sure others will follow. They can enter your home for various reasons, but they are most likely looking for food. Although they mostly build their colonies outside living premises, worker ants tend to invade homes in search of water and food. In order to eliminate ants, you will need to kill the entire colony, which can prove difficult. Fire ants can be dangerous to your family. Although these ants usually stay outside, the bites can be quite painful and they are difficult to get rid of on your own because of their extensive tunneling systems.
While other ants may just be a nuisance, carpenter ants invade your home, then they might cause structural damage. Carpenter ants are also hard to control since they build their nest inside the moist wood. They are also difficult to locate since they build their nests in different locations inside or outside your home. They can hide in baseboard cracks, window and door frames, carpet edges, areas with plumbing leaks, and areas near your kitchen. It can be difficult to exterminate ants since you need to eliminate the entire colony. It is also important to check for the damage that carpenter ants may have caused to your home. Call our ant exterminators today for a free ant inspection and free estimate.
Termites cause damage worth billions of dollars every year. They mostly feed on wood, but they can also damage books, insulation, paper, as well as swimming pool filtration systems and liners. These pests can also destroy living shrubs and trees. They can be secretly destroying your property without you realizing it. Additionally, they may cause a fire hazard if they chew through the wires in your home. They can make your home structurally unsafe too.
However, infestation is often manifested during the months from March to May. During this period, swarmers or winged termites emerge from homes and disperse to establish new colonies. Some of the common signs of termite infestation include observing a termite swarm, mud tubes, and hollow wood, among others. The presence of winged termites is usually the first sign of an infestation. Mud tubes, on the other hand, shelter them. Mud tubes can weaken the structure of your house. It can also provide a hiding place for other pests such as snakes and rodents. There are many signs that can indicate you have termites, but the very best way to determine if you do is to call the termite exterminators at EcoTek for a free termite inspection that will also include a free estimate on what it will cost to eliminate the termites and repair any and all damage they have caused. Learn more about our Apex termite control services.
Bed Bug Control
Just like its name, bed bugs prefer living close to beds, since they require warm blood to survive. The bad news is that they can mature in less than 35 days and multiply very fast, making their removal a challenge. They suck blood from human beings, especially when you are sleeping at night. They can enter your home through various means, for example through clothing or travel suitcases. Although their bite is not painful, they can suck blood for up to ten minutes, leaving you with discolored patches on the skin. They rely on carbon dioxide and heat emitted by human beings when sleeping, making it easy to locate their prey. Once they finish sucking blood, they then retreat to their hiding places and may take even weeks before coming out again.
Due to their nocturnal behaviors, they are among the most challenging pests to exterminate without professional help. Some of the infestation signs to watch out for include eggs, bedding blood stains, shed skin, as well as burning and itching on your exposed skin. EcoTek offers bed bug extermination treatments that can use a chemical based solution. Our technician are trained to spot the cracks and spaces where bed bugs like to hide and will apply the solution to eliminate any bed bugs. Call our bed bug exterminators today for a free bed bug inspection and free estimate.
Cockroaches are common pests that invade homes, stores, and food service establishment in Apex. They are disgusting to most people since they are mostly associated with dirt and filth. Different types of roaches can infest your home, such as German, Oriental, American, and brown cockroaches. Roaches can also transmit various disease-causing organisms like bacteria, which can lead to food poisoning. Recent studies indicate that they can also cause allergy to most people, with similar effects to house dust.
Roaches can come into your home through grocery bags, wandering from outdoors or even through the laundry. Once they enter your home, they breed fast, with the ability to produce thousands of offspring within a year. You will mostly find them in areas where there is food, moisture, and warmth. Kitchens provide a perfect environment for their breeding. Unlike most household pests, they are prevalent the entire year. Our cockroach exterminators know exactly how to eliminate any type of cockroach infestation, and can also help clean up the waste they leave behind. Call the EcoTek cockroach exterminators today for a free cockroach inspection and free estimate.
Flea and Tick Control
Fleas and ticks can be a nuisance in your home, especially if they are not dealt with properly. Also, their population has risen steadily over the years, since they have become more resistant to traditional means of extermination. Fleas can enter your home through clothes, and you might not notice them until they start to multiply. They will feed on your blood, leaving behind unsightly and itchy marks. Their bites can also lead to allergic reactions. Ticks can carry diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. Fleas can carry diseases like tapeworms that can make your pets quite ill.
With over two thousand different species of fleas in the world, it can be hard to know what you are dealing with, if you are not a professional in the field. Fleas also multiply fast, with a life cycle of between 5 to 30 days. Ticks on the other hand are more prevalent on pets. They can transmit diseases to both animals and human beings. At even the first sign of a flea or tick infestation, it’s advisable that you contact the flea and tick exterminators at EcoTek for a free flea and tick inspection and free estimate.
Here at EcoTek, we’ve been helping home owners and businesses get rid of the mice, rats and other rodents since 2011. Rats and mice may look fuzzy and cute, but their presence is a nuisance in your home. Most people don’t realize they have a rodent infestation in their homes until it is too late. These small rodents can walk on a thin wire or even squeeze itself through a tiny crack on your wall. They also like creating their nests in dark and cozy places, thus making attics, kitchens and garages their favorite spots. They also live in groups and breed fast. Before you realize, you will have a whole community of rats and mice, comfortably living in your home. Apart from destroying furniture, clothing, and food, they can also spread various diseases. Their droppings can contaminate food, spread bacteria or even cause allergic reactions due to their fur. They are associated with diseases such as Hantavirus, Bubonic plague, salmonellosis, as well as Rat-bite fever, among others.
The exterminators at EcoTek are experts at not only getting rid of rodents such as rats, mice and squirrels that can easily make your home their own habitat, but they have a turnkey solution that can also help with the decontamination process of cleaning up the nesting, feces, hair and blood they leave behind after they’ve been eliminated. Once your home or company has been cleaned from all traces of their infestation, EcoTek will start with the repairs from the damage they’ve caused, and last but not least set up exclusion barriers to prevent them from returning. Getting a free estimate and a free in-home consultation is only a call away, so call EcoTek today and ask about our turnkey rodent extermination program!
Wildlife Control and Removal
Wildlife invasion is no joke. They can lead to costly repairs, ruined clothing, and food, as well as spreading dangerous diseases. Unfortunately, they can go undetected for a long period. During that time, they may cause serious damage worth millions of dollars. The best way to prevent or minimize wildlife damage in your home is to watch out for signs. When raccoons, squirrels, bats and other wild animals are in your home, you will often hear noises. These noises become louder at night since they are mostly active during this period. You can also notice overturned garbage cans and pest droppings.
Trapping and removing wildlife requires professionals who know what they are doing. EcoTek wildlife team are experts at trapping and removing just about any type of wild animal that has invaded your property, and besides removing live animals we can also remove dead carcasses as well. EcoTek will make sure that all remnants of the animal are removed, and can not only provide repairs to any and all damage that the animal incurred, but we can also provide barriers for exclusion to prevent them from returning. Feel free to call us today for a free consultation and free estimate!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will an inspection and treatment take?
You should plan about thirty minutes for the initial inspection and treatment. Follow-up treatments will take about twenty minutes for most treatments. However, the bed bug treatments can take up to an hour a room. The treatments may take longer if you have a large home.
What type of treatment options do you have?
We offer conventional and organic treatment options for our pest control services. The treatments may depend on the infestation and your situation. You can request a specific type of treatment for your home. Both types are effective at eliminating pests in your home.
Can I be home during the treatment?
It is safe for people to be at home during the treatment. However, pets cannot be on the property during a treatment and will need to be gone for at least four hours after the treatment is finished. You do not need to be home during a treatment if you have made arrangements for us to be able to come in.
Do you offer treatment plans?
At EcoTek, we have three different plans that you can choose from. Each of the treatment plans include quarterly inspections and resprays as needed. The different treatment plans include different levels of treatments and you can choose the one that works best for your needs.
Are the treatments safe?
The treatments are safe for you and your family. Our technicians are trained in properly identifying and treating for a variety of pests. In fact, our treatments are safer than many over-the-counter products. We can also help you safely trap and remove rodents and other wildlife from your home.
What can I do to prevent ants?
Ants are looking for a source of food and water. The best prevention for ants is to keep your home as clean as possible. This means eating food in just one room of your home and cleaning it up right away. Fixing leaking pipes can also help to limit the number of ants too.
What are signs of cockroaches?
The most obvious sign that you have cockroaches is seeing them. It is more common to see them at night. They tend to crawl along the walls. You may see their droppings, which look like pepper or egg cases. If there is a serious infestation there may also be a strong smell.
What can I do to prevent a flea infestation?
The most common way to have a flea infestation is when your pets bring fleas into your home. Using a preventative medicine on your pets can help to stop them from catching fleas. Your vet can recommend products that will work well with your pets.
In all my years of living in the Friendship community of Apex, I had never before had problems with fire ants until just recently. No matter what I did they just kept coming back. I got sick of dealing with it and had the exterminators at Echo Tech see what they could do. Now they’re all gone and haven’t seen them since.
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