Pest Control Garner
Garner is a small city southeast of Raleigh with a population of 27,814. Garner has a number of parks and attractions, such as the White Deer Park with a nature center, as well as the Neuse River Trail for people who love cycling. It offers affordable housing not far from Raleigh, and holds a number of community events during the year, with the annual 4th of July fireworks show being a highlight for garner residents.
The climate is generally mild in the spring, fall and winter, with hot, humid summers, and is favorable to a number of insects and pests. While many Garner homeowners have attempted to control their pest issues using DIY methods, there are many who have found the benefits of using professional exterminators such as EcoTek. They have been serving the Triangle area since 2011, and can effectively exterminate cockroaches, spiders, bed bugs, termites, fleas, ticks, and ants, plus they are experts at trapping and removing mice, rats, and wildlife. EcoTek offers a variety of pest control treatment options including both conventional and organic treatments that use all-natural ingredients.
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Ants are one of the most common pests that we treat, and are known to build large colonies which can be difficult to eliminate. Each ant has a specific role to play, and if you see one or two ants, you will soon have a steady stream of worker ants that are coming into your home in search of food and water. Household ants tend to build their nests outside of the home, but will send their workers inside. Carpenter ants will build their colonies in the wood of your home and cause serious damage similar to termites. Fire ants pose a different problem since they can bite you, your family members or your pets. Most ants are difficult to treat on your own, and require a variety of baits and traps to clear them up for good. In order to stop ants from coming back, the queen needs to be eliminated, and then entire colony will die.
The ant control experts at EcoTek can identify the types of ants you have and determine the best source of treatment to eliminate the ants for good. Stop worrying about ants invading your property, and contact them today to schedule your free ant inspection today.
Termites can chew through a pound of a wood a day, and a colony can quickly wreak havoc on your home. Many people do not realize that termites are a problem until they have already caused extensive damage. There are a few signs of termites that you should be on the lookout for to protect your home. One is finding narrow mud tubes that termites build up the side your foundation. If you break it open you will see termites. If you see piles of discarded wings around your property, you may have a new infestation. It is important to address a termite infestation as soon as you realize that you have one. Termites will continue to damage your home and property until they are eliminated.
If you suspect you have termites, then call the expert termite control professionals at EcoTek immediately. They offer free termite inspections, and if no termites are found during the inspection, then you can rest easy that your home is termite free and it didn’t cost you anything to find out. If termites are found, then the technician will give you a free written estimate and treatment plan along with a list of termite damage repairs that will need to be made to make sure your home is structurally safe. Learn more about our termite control services.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs are a growing problem in and around Garner, and although they were eradicated from the United States in the 1960s, they have begun to make a serious comeback due to more people traveling. Bed bugs are not related to a dirty home, but usually are the result of entering a home after a hotel stay. Some people may pick up bed bugs at the gym. One of the first signs of bed bugs are rows of itchy bites. You may notice blood stains on your sheets as well as black or rust colored droppings in your bedding or on your mattress. Bed bugs are very small and can be difficult to find because they are able to hide in the smallest cracks. They are also difficult to treat because the pesticide needs to be applied directly to them.
If you bed bugs are keeping you awake at night, contact EcoTek today. The bed bug control technicians can find all the spots the bed bugs are hiding and treat them so you can stop worrying.
Cockroaches are one of the most detested pests that we are called in to treat. Many people associated cockroaches with filth, but they can wander into any home and start an infestation. There are three common types of cockroaches in the triangle area. The American cockroach is also known as the Palmetto bug or water bugs. These roaches can grow up to one and half inches long. Oriental and German cockroaches are often found in kitchens and can spread a number of different diseases as they crawl over your dishes and through your food. If you see one or two cockroaches, chances are you have a lot more of them since can lay up to forty eggs at a time and one or two will quickly multiply. Treating roaches on your own can be ineffective since it can be difficult to find where they create their nests.
If you suspect that you have cockroaches, you need to act now to deal with the problem, call EcoTek and schedule a free cockroach inspection. Their cockroach control experts can determine the type of roaches and the best course of treatment.
Flea and Tick Control
Fleas and ticks are often associated with people who have pets. However, you can end up with an infestation in your home even if you do not have pets. They can catch a ride into your home through a package or on you. Once in your home they can quickly spread. Fleas can lay up to fifty eggs a day. The eggs fall off your pets and land in your carpet. If you find fleas on your pets, you will need to treat your home too. Home treatments are flea powders and they can be quite messy.
Ticks and fleas can carry diseases. Fleas can spread cat scratch fever and tapeworms. Ticks carry illnesses like Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease. These can make people quite sick. Ticks can come into your home on a pet and then detach and begin looking for another host.
If you think you have issues with fleas or ticks, contact the experts at EcoTek to schedule a free flea and tick inspection. Once EcoTek performs a thorough flea and tick control treatment, you’ll be able to stop worrying about fleas and ticks in your home.
Rodents (such as rats and mice) can spread a number of serious illnesses including salmonella and hantavirus. Not only do rodents cause a potential health risk, but they can seriously damage your property as they chew through walls, insulation and even wiring, which creates a potential fire hazard. Rodents can also ruin your food and other items that you have stored in your home as they forage for food or for bedding. Signs of a rodent infestation include droppings in your home, as well as holes appearing in your baseboards. You may hear scratching in your walls or ceiling, especially at night. Rodents will leave trails of urine, feces, fur and blood wherever they go.
Trapping the rodents yourself can put you at additional risk since you may be scratched and bitten. The best option is to call the expert technicians at EcoTek, we can trap and remove the rodents in your home. They offer a turnkey rodent control solution that involves trapping and removing the rodents, decontamination and clean up as well as installing pest exclusion barriers around your home. Contact EcoTek to set up a free rodent inspection today.
Wildlife Control and Removal
If you hear sounds in your attic at night or you see trash strewn across your yard in the morning, you may have an issue with wild animals invading your home. There are number of different animals that may make their yard your home. Skunks, squirrels, raccoons and woodchucks can all cause issues in Garner. Birds and bats may also make your attic home. Along with these animals come the chance of fleas and mites which can spread disease. Raccoons can become aggressive and attack your children or your pets. It can be dangerous to trap and remove these animals yourself because they may scratch or bite you.
EcoTek has a wildlife control team that can humanely trap the animals and then release them into the wild for you. You can rest assured that no family or neighbor’s pets will be hurt by a trap, and you can protect your family from the complications that wildlife can cause when they are on your property. As part of the service, the wildlife control team will install exclusion barriers to stop any animals from getting back into your home in the future. Contact EcoTek today to schedule a free wildlife inspection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be home during a treatment?
You do not need to be home during a pest control treatment. You will need to give the technician access to your property. If you are not home, he will leave a card stating the time and type of service that was performed.
What types of treatments do you offer?
We offer conventional and organic treatment options for the majority of our pest control services. Termite treatment is only available as a conventional treatment, but it is very safe and applied to the exterior of your home.
Will my pets be safe during treatment?
Animals are naturally attracted to the pesticide when it is wet. We ask that pets be removed from the property during treatments and for four hours after the treatment is complete to keep your animals safe. Once the treatment is completely dry, your pets will be safe.
How long do treatments take?
Treatments will usually take about twenty minutes, but if your home or property is large, it may take longer. Bed bug treatments take about an hour for each room that needs to be treated. You can get an estimate based on your square footage when you schedule your appointment.
How do I prepare for a treatment?
The preparation depends on the type of treatment. If you are having a flea treatment, you will need to vacuum and wash bedding. If you are having a bed bug treatment, you will need to wash your sheets in hot water and dry on high heat as well as clean up clutter in your home.
How can I tell that I have a flea infestation?
You may first notice fleas on your pet, or see him start to scratch a lot. Your pet may be more irritable than normal or listless. You can look in their fur for fleas using a flea comb. You may also notice bites around your ankles.
Is carpenter ant or termite damage worse?
Both termites and carpenter ants can cause extensive damage in and around your home. While carpenter ants do not eat the wood, they will chew through it to build their colonies and it weakens it in the same way that termites do.
Will the wildlife be hurt by traps?
We use traps that are humane and safe, and we check them daily or every other day to make sure that any animals that are caught do not suffer from dehydration or starvation. If you see that an animal in the traps, you can call us to pick up the animals.
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