Cary Pest Control
At last count, it was estimated there are more than 155,277 people that call Cary North Carolina their home. Cary is rapidly growing and is *ranked in the top 50 best places in America to live. Cary has also been listed as one of the safest cities in the United States. This rapid growth also pushes native species of insects and wildlife into a closer proximity with the homes and businesses of Cary, which in turn causes new homes to be faced with infestations from ants, fleas, ticks, cockroaches, termites, and a host of wildlife and rodents such as rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, possums, birds, bats, and skunks just to name a few.
The Cary pest control experts at EcoTek have years of experience in not only eliminating insect infestations and wildlife intrusions, but they are also exterminators that understand the process of cleaning up and decontaminating areas where infestations and wildlife have occurred, and can not only repair property damage from the pests, but they complete the turnkey pest control services by also setting up exclusion barriers as needed.
EcoTek has been providing quality pest control services since 2011. Your home is your biggest asset, and we can help you protect it from the invaders that may invade your home and put you or your family at risk. Contact EcoTek today for a free inspection and estimate.
- Rodents are more than just an inconvenience. They can spread a number of diseases and create problems that can affect you and your family. Once you understand the dangers of a rodent infestation, you will understand why you must act…Read more 4 Dangers of Rodent Infestations ›Read More »
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Ant invasions in your home can be a year-round or seasonal problem. Most ant species establish their nests outside the home. They then become a nuisance when they invade your home looking for food and water. Once they discover these two commodities, they will keep coming back to collect, while transporting them to their colony. You may be dealing with household ants. Fire ants rarely come into your home, but can be a nuisance outside.
However, there are certain species such as the carpenter ants, which can build nests inside your building, thus becoming permanent residents. Other types of ants that can build their nests inside your house include thief ants, odorous house ants, pharaoh ants and acrobat ants. Most of these species are challenging to exterminate, especially if they go for many years without being noticed. In fact, they can tear your house down piece by piece, resulting in expensive repairs. If you notice small piles of wood particles in your home, then there are high chances that carpenter ants are on your property. Identifying carpenter ants is pretty straightforward, but when it comes to ants within your home it’s best if you call the experts at EcoTek for a free ant inspection and estimate, or learn more about ant control services provided by EcoTek.
Just like many other homes in Cary, you might have probably come across termites on your property. These pests can destroy your property silently, due to their ability to hide and thrive, without revealing immediate signs of destruction. Termites love cellulose-based material. Therefore, regardless of your home’s construction type, termites will always find something to feed on. With more than 2,000 different species, it is hard to remove them, especially if you lack the professional knowledge and expertise.
Most homes in this area are attacked by three species, which are the Pacific dampwood termites, Southeastern drywood termites, and Eastern subterranean termites. Due to their ability to tear apart pieces of wood, they can easily destroy furniture, books, shelves, ceilings and other wooden material, leading to extensive damage. Some of the common signs of termite infestation include hollow wood, discarded wings, termite droppings, or mud tubes on your property. Termites are without a doubt the most destructive pest we deal with that can rapidly devalue a property to a fraction of what it’s worth, so it’s vital that you contact the expert termite exterminators at EcoTek immediately for a free termite inspection along with a free estimate that will help you to understand the full extent of how much damage has been done to your home. EcoTek will not only help you get rid of the termite infestation completely, but can also clean up all the areas where termites lived, bred, and fed. Once the cleanup process is done, EcoTek has a team that specializes in dealing with home repairing termite damage. Learn more about our Cary termite control.
Bed Bug Control
These reddish-brown pests only feed on blood. They therefore love places where they can easily emerge, suck blood, and then hide. These pests can also go for an entire year without feeding. Which means you might think that you have exterminated them, only to re-emerge after some time. Bedbugs attack at night when the victim is asleep. By the time you switch on the lights, they are back to their hiding places. Due to their configuration of their bodies, they can easily fit into tiny cracks and crevices, including on sheets, mattress seams, on electrical outlet plates, behind picture frames, and behind baseboards. They can hide anywhere in the house, as long as they have access to the host. Females can lay up to five eggs in a day, which makes them prolific breeders. Although they may not transmit any diseases, their bites are irritating. Scratching these bites may lead to secondary infection.
EcoTek provides free bed bug inspections and free estimates if you not sure whether you have a flea or bed bug infestation, so a simple call to us and we’ll come out right away to see what is biting you, or learn more about bed bug control services provided by EcoTek before the appointment. If it turns out that you have bed bugs, we can eliminate them by using either a chemical based solution. Also understand that bed bugs will not only live and breed within your bed, but they also flourish within chairs and sofas.
Cockroaches have infested almost every home on earth. In fact, you might have come across these disgusting creatures in your home, and you just assumed they would disappear eventually. Well, you are wrong. As long as there is plenty of food, water, warmth, and nesting sites, they will assume a permanent residence in your home. They are also active all year round. It is therefore advisable to deal with them as soon as possible. These pests can enter your home in various ways, including creeping through cracks and crevices, drain and sewer pipes. You can even bring them through purses, boxes or grocery bags.
Cockroaches reproduce quickly, and when not controlled, they will turn your home into their playground. Apart from being unsightly, they can lead to a myriad of health problems. They are the leading causes of food contamination in a home. They also spread parasites and bacteria that might be living in them. They also cause allergic reactions. Getting rid of cockroaches is as easy as calling for a free cockroach inspection and free estimate that will give you a better idea of the extent of your cockroach infestation and how much it will cost to get rid of them. The EcoTek cockroach control services are both affordable and effective so call today.
Flea and Tick Control
Fleas are tiny creatures, which can attack both pets and human beings. Although they don’t have wings, they have powerful legs, which enable them to jump around from one spot to the other while biting. Fleas can get into your property through infested stray dogs. Flea bites are itchy and irritating. The skin around the bite may also become painful or sore. You might also develop a rash around the area of the bite. Also, scratching the area might lead to skin damage, creating an avenue for secondary infection. Although they may not cause diseases in human beings, they are dangerous to pets. If you don’t have pets, you can still have fleas in your backyard.
Ticks, on the other hand, prefer animals over human beings. Although tick bites are harmless, they can lead to allergic reactions. Also, certain species of ticks can transmit diseases to pets and human beings. Our flea and tick control experts can give you a free flea and tick inspection that will not only determine the extent of the flea and tick infestation within your home, but also outline the areas around your home where fleas and ticks reside so we can eliminate them from conveniently reentering your home.
Rodents are mainly rats and mice. Due to their habits, controlling them can be a challenge. They also pose serious damage to your home. Apart from transmitting diseases, rats can also harbor disease-carrying parasites like ticks and fleas. Mice, on the other hand, invade your home to look for food and water. Rodents are prolific breeders. They can transmit a wide range of diseases, viruses, and bacteria, through their urine, saliva and feces. Due to their highly adaptable nature, controlling them is not as easy as it looks. Apart from spreading diseases, rodents can damage buildings and agricultural produce. They also chew on electrical wires, thus leaving them exposed. This can start electrical fires, leading to property damage.
Discovering that your home or business has a rat or mouse infestation can be very unnerving, and when you take into account not only the dangers of the diseases that rats and mice carry, but also the shear damage they can inflict on your property through their chewing, nesting, feeding, feces, and dead carcasses, then you should know to immediately call the EcoTek rodent control team to come and give you a free consultation and estimate to help you understand the level of infestation you have, as well as what it will cost to remove them, clean up their remnants, repair the damage, and lastly set up exclusion barriers to prevent them from returning. Every day that you wait to remove them is one more day that these rodents will destroy the walls, wiring, and flooring of your home, but can also turn anything you have stored into their home where they will chew everything within reach.
Wild animals are noisy, destructive and they carry diseases. If not controlled, they can breed in your property, making the place unbearable. Some of the most common wild animals that invade Cary homes include raccoons, squirrels, bats, and birds, among others. Animals such as raccoons and squirrels enter homes in search of food and water. If a raccoon becomes comfortable in your home, it might make bold attempts like entering dog houses to look for food. They can also enter your kitchen, leading to destruction and contamination of food. Bats, on the other hand, tend to occupy attics, in search of shelter. Since they are nocturnal, they will move out in the evening, in search of food. Their droppings leave a strong stench in your house, which can make it even uninhabitable.
If any of these situations describe what you’re contending with at your home or business, then you need to call the EcoTek wildlife control team that are experts at trapping and removing wildlife within your home, and around your property. EcoTek can also not only remove live animals from your property, but they can also remove dead animal carcasses that can cause the entire area around your home or company to smell bad. Once the wildlife has been removed, EcoTek can also repair any damage that’s been done, and then set up animal exclusion barriers that will prevent the wildlife from returning.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I keep ants from coming back?
In order to stop ants from coming back, you will need to kill the queen. This will kill the colony. In addition, it helps to keep your home free of crumbs and other things that may attract new colonies in. At EcoTek, we can provide preventative treatments to keep any new ants from coming back.
How can I find cockroach nests?
Cockroaches like to make their nests in small, dark places where there are no vibrations. Behind and underneath refrigerators are common as well as behind or in cabinets. Our technicians can use a flushing agent to help you find any nests. Other signs will be dead roaches, egg casings and roach droppings.
How can I tell if I have termites?
Many people do not realize they have termites until damage has already been done. You should look for mud tubes outside along your foundation or discarded termite wings in the spring. It is a good idea to have an annual termite inspection to make sure your home is still termite free.
What can I expect during a treatment?
Our technician will visit your home and perform an inspection. During the inspection, the technician will identify problem areas and any pests that are in your home. After the inspection, he will give you a written estimate and can complete the treatment the same day.
Do you offer pest control plans?
We do offer three different pest control plans. These plans include quarterly inspections. The plan you choose will determine which pests are included in the plan. We offer both traditional and organic options, as well as a plan that also includes termites.
Can my pets be home during treatment?
We ask that pets be removed from the property during the treatments and for four hours after the treatment. They are attracted to the treatments when they are still wet. The treatments are safe, and you and your children can be home during the treatment.
Do you offer same day service?
In most cases, we can come out the same day. If we cannot for some reason, we will be there the next day to provide service. Call us today to schedule an appointment. Your initial inspection and treatment should take about 30 minutes total depending on the home size.
Do I need to be home during a visit?
No, you do not need to be home, as long as you give us access to your property. If you will not be home, you need to make sure your pets are not at home either. If you sign up for regular pest control inspections and treatments, we will email you before each appointment so you can make arrangements.
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