Pest Control Knightdale
Knightdale, North Carolina is a suburb of the city of Raleigh. It is on the eastern edge of the Triangle area and with the expanding population is part of the greater metro area. Knightdale is still a small city with just 13,871 residents. This community has a rich history that dates back to the community that was started by John Hinton in 1730. This community manages to balance the small town feel while still being close to Raleigh and the amenities of a big city. Knightdale boasts five different parks with numerous walking trails and greenways throughout the town. Knightdale is served by the Wake County Public School system.
With a moderate subtropical climate, Knightdale has mild winters that allow people to enjoy spending time outside throughout the year. The warm climate is favorable for growing a variety of things, which is reflected in the history of tobacco and cotton farms in the area. The area while growing still has a number of areas that are not developed. It is also bordered by the Neuse River. This makes the area susceptible to a number of insects and other pests that can plague homes in the area. If you are worried about cockroaches, fire ants, wildlife or other pests, turn to the experts at EcoTek Termite and Pest Control. We can help with all your pest control needs.
EcoTek has been serving the Knightdale area since 2011. We offer a variety of pest control services to protect your family and your home from the damage that pests can causes. Stop worrying about possible infestations and contact EcoTek today.
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Chances are that you have had to deal with ants invading your home at one time or another. It is one of the most common calls that we get in the Triangle area. One of the difficulties in dealing with ants is that their colonies are so large and until you kill the queen, the ants in the colony will keep coming back. The baits that you can buy at the store are only effective for a short time and then the ants come back. If you are tired of dealing with ants, you should contact the experts at EcoTek.
Our technicians can perform a free ant inspection and identify the types of ants that you have on your property or in your home. Carpenter ants will build their homes in your walls and do damage similar to termites. Fire ants tend to stay outside but can bite you or your pets. Household ants will build their colonies outside and send works in looking for food. Each type of ant needs a different treatment. Our ant control technician can come up with a treatment plan for your specific needs. Contact EcoTek today for a free estimate that will prove how affordable it is for EcoTek to completely remove the ants from your home.
Termites are known for causing thousands of dollars of damage in homes every year. This pest poses a risk to the structural integrity of your home as they chew through the supporting walls and floor joists. Some can create a fire hazard because they will chew through the electrical wiring on your home. Termites can be tricky because they do their damage inside of your walls, and you may not realize that you have termites until significant damage has been done.
Contact EcoTek to schedule a free termite inspection today. If you do not have termites, our technician will let you know. However, if you do have termites, you will receive a written estimate for treatment as well as a list of repairs that need to be done. We offer an optional repair service that is less expensive than using an independent contractor. Our turnkey termite control solution includes treatment, cleanup, termite damage repairs and continued monitoring. Learn more about our termite control services.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs were eliminated in the United States in the 1960s. however with the increasing travel throughout the world, bed bugs have made a resurgence. They are difficult to treat because they are resistant to a number of treatments and the treatment needs to be applied directly to them. Bed bugs can give you restless nights as you worry about being bitten while you sleep. Although bed bugs do not spread illnesses, they can cause serious allergic reactions. The bites can be extremely itchy.
Many people do not realize they have bed bugs until an infestation has set in, partly because the bed bugs can up to a month without feeding. If you notice rows of small itchy bites, bloodstains in the sheets or droppings that are black or rust colored around your home, you may have an infestation. Contact the bed bug control experts at EcoTek to schedule a free bed bug inspection. Stop staying awake nights worrying about bed bugs. Our technicians can treat your home so you can have a good night’s rest.
Cockroaches are often associated with dirt and filth, but cockroaches can wander into your home or catch a ride inside of boxes or packages. Once in your home, they can quickly establish an infestation as they look for food and water. There are three types of roaches that are common in the area. German cockroaches do not survive outside of a home for long. You can find them in the kitchen. Oriental roaches are black and they like water, so you can find them around leaky pipes or plumbing or even in sewers. American cockroaches can grow more than inch in length. They tend to spend most of the time outside but may come in as it gets colder or after a rain storm.
Cockroaches can be an issue because they carry bacteria and can spread illnesses as they crawl through your food and over your dishes. Signs of cockroaches include seeing egg casings, droppings, and the roaches themselves. Bad infestations may also have a strong odor. If you think you may have cockroaches, you can schedule a free cockroach inspection. The experts at EcoTek can identify the types of roaches and create a cockroach control treatment plan designed specifically for your needs.
Flea and Tick Control
Fleas and ticks can cause issues in any home. While many people assume that you have to have a pet to end up with fleas, this is not the case. You can bring fleas into your home if they jump on you as you walk through your yard. Fleas can make your pets miserable by spreading illnesses like tapeworms and cat scratch fever. They can also make your animal anemic and miserable from being so itchy. You may notice the fleas on your pet or by the bites that are around your ankles.
Ticks can also be an issue for you, your family and your pets. If ticks come into your home on your or your pet, they will wander around until they attach to a new host. The ticks can carry diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever or disease. If you think that you have issues with either ticks or fleas, call EcoTek to schedule a free flea and tick inspection today. EcoTek flea and tick control treatments will completely eliminate fleas and ticks from both the interior of your home and your yard.
Rodents, like mice and rats, can cause a number of issues if they invade your home. One of the biggest concerns is the diseases that these creatures carry and spread. While some like salmonellosis can cause intestinal distress, others like the hantavirus are much more serious and have higher mortality rates. Rodents can also cause damage to your property by chewing through the walls of your home or destroying items you have stored as they forage for things to build their nests with.
If you see rodents, droppings, or find holes in your wall, you may have rodents. Another sign is hearing the scratching in your walls or ceiling, especially at night. Rodent multiply rapidly, which means that you need to act quickly so that you do not have an infestation. The rodent control experts at EcoTek can help with trapping the rodents and add in the cleanup and decontamination as well as installing exclusion barriers to keep new rodents from coming in. Contact EcoTek to set up your free rodent inspection today.
Wildlife Control and Removal
There is a variety of wildlife that calls Knightdale home. Whether you are dealing with squirrels, moles, raccoons or even foxes, you may run into issues if these animals decide to build their nests on your property. The wildlife experts can help trap and remove any animals that are plaguing your home or family. Squirrels can chew through the wiring in your attic and create a fire hazard. Birds and bats can leave droppings in your attic that can spread disease. Raccoons and other wild animals may become territorial and threaten family members if approached.
Stop worrying about the wildlife around your property and contact EcoTek wildlife control team today. We only use humane traps, which we check regularly. Once we catch the animal, we will release it at least twenty-five miles away from your home. This should prevent it from returning. We can help with the cleanup and repair process, as well as install exclusion barriers around your property to prevent future issues. Contact EcoTek for your free wildlife inspection today
Frequently Asked Questions
Will the treatments adversely affect my pets?
We ask that you remove your pets from your property during a treatment and for four hours after the treatment is complete. This will keep them safe because they are naturally attracted to the treatments when they are wet.
Do you offer organic treatments?
We offer both organic and conventional treatment options for the majority of our pest control services. The termite treatment is only available as a conventional option, but we do offer chemical free monitoring options.
Do I need to be home for every treatment?
As long as you make arrangements so that the technician can access your property, you do not need to be home during a treatment. The technician will leave a card stating the date, time and type of treatment that was completed.
How long will each appointment take?
Most appointments will take about twenty minutes. However, if you have a larger home or a home serious infestation the treatments may take longer. Bed bug treatments take about an hour for each room in the home.
Do I have to prepare for treatments?
Some treatments do require you to do some basic preparation. You will receive a complete list when you schedule the appointment, but examples including washing your bedding in hot water and drying on high heat with bed bugs and vacuuming before a termite treatment.
Do termites and carpenter ants cause different types of damage?
The damage that the two insects cause are very similar to each other. While termites actually eat the wood, carpenter ants will chew it up so that they can build nests inside of it. Both of these result in the wood being weakened and will need to be repaired.
How can I tell that I have fleas?
You may first notice fleas if you have bites around your ankles. You may also notice that your pets seem miserable or that they are scratching more frequently. If you examine them you may find fleas in their fur. If your pets have fleas, you will need to treat your home.
Are the traps you use for wildlife safe?
At EcoTek, we pride ourselves on only using humane traps that will not harm the animal in anyway. We also check the traps frequently to make sure the animal does not suffer from dehydration or starvation.
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