Pest Control Rougemont
Rougemont, North Carolina is an unincorporated area in both Durham and Person counties. It is a small and rural area with a population of just 978 (City-Data.com). Many people who live in the Rougemont area will commute into Durham to work. It is located about sixteen miles north of the city of Durham on 501. The surrounding community if fairly rural. Rougemont is not far from the Orange County Speedway. People may visit the abandoned Castle Mont Rouge which has eighteen pinnacles and a turret. This was original built as a country studio and private residence.
Rougemont is on the outer edge of the Triangle area. Many people in the area enjoy spending time outside in the evenings. Like nearby cities, Rougemont is a subtropical humid climate with mild winters and hot humid summers. The nearby Falls Lake offers a great place to spend time relaxing in the summer. This climate and the rural area make it a home to a number of insects, as well as wildlife that may invade your home and property and put your family and home at risk. If you have issues with insects such as cockroaches, ants, bed bugs, rodents or wildlife like raccoons, squirrels or other animals, contact the experts at EcoTek Termite and Pest Control.
EcoTek has been providing quality pest control to customers in the area since 2011. Our technicians are trained to assess your situation, identify the pests and determine the best treatment for your situation. Contact EcoTek to schedule your free pest control inspection today.
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Ants are a common issue for people in Rougemont. Homeowners often begin to see them in their kitchen as the weather begins to warm up. Household ants usually build their colonies outside of your home and send ants into your home looking for food and water. They can come in through small cracks around your windows and doors. Fire ants may be another issue, since they can bite your family and pets. They will build their mounds outside with extensive tunneling systems. Carpenter ants will damage your home since they build their nests inside the wood of your home.
Trying to treat the ants on your own can be ineffective. The baits may temporarily stop the ants, but unless you kill the queen. The ant control experts at EcoTek can determine the types of ants that are bothering you and create a customized treatment plan that will eliminate ants on your property for good. Contact EcoTek to schedule your free ant inspection today. Stop worrying about ants invading your home.
Termites will eat through the wood in your home causing thousands of dollars in damage. Termites can be tricky to spot because they do the damage to areas of your home that you do not usually see. Some signs of termites include seeing mud tubes on your foundation or discarded wings, especially in the spring. Termites will weaken the structural integrity of your home since they will eat through floor joists and supporting wall beams. They can also eat through the casings around the electrical wiring which can increase your chances of having a fire.
If you suspect that you may have termites you need to act quickly. The sooner you treat for them, the sooner you will stop the damage that they are doing to your home. EcoTek offers free termite inspections. If termites are found, you will receive a written estimate and termite treatment plan. Your technician will also give you a list of termite damage repairs that need to be completed. We offer home repair services that are less expensive than going with an independent contract. Learn more about our termite control services.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs are a growing problem throughout the country. Bed bugs were eradicated from the United States in the 1960s, but they have made a comeback in the last twenty years. People are traveling more and will bring them home with them after a trip. Bed bugs do not spread any diseases, but they can cause itchy bites that will keep you up at night. They can also cause serious allergic reactions in some people.
Bed bugs are hard to treat because the treatment needs to be applied directly to the bugs themselves. The bugs are nocturnal so you will not see them during the day and they hide in cracks that are so small they are hard to see. Signs of a bed bug infestation include bloodstains in your sheets, itchy bites in rows and droppings on your bedding and mattress. Contact EcoTek for a free bed bug inspection today. Our bed bug control technicians can identify any bugs and treat them so you can rest peacefully again.
Cockroaches are a common issue in the south. There are three types of roaches that our technicians usually have to deal with the American cockroach grows up to 1 1/2 inches long and can fly. These usually stay outside but may come in as the weather gets cold or after a heavy rainstorm. Other common roaches that are found inside are German and Oriental cockroaches. These like to stay in your kitchen where they have easy access to food and water.
The main issue with cockroaches is that they are known carriers for many serious illnesses. They can also cause problems for people with allergies or asthma. Signs of a cockroach infestation include seeing egg casings around your home, droppings which are black and small like pepper flakes, and seeing the roaches themselves. The cockroach control technicians at EcoTek can quickly find and treat cockroaches to keep you and your family safe. Contact EcoTek today to set up your free cockroach inspection today.
Flea and Tick Control
Fleas and ticks can be a problem for any household even if you do not have pets. Fleas and ticks usually come in on either person or a pet. They will drop offer and then wait for their next victim to drop off. Fleas can make your pets miserable since they can cause them to scratch so much they develop sores. Pets can even become anemic from a severe infestation. Fleas will also jump onto you to feed, and you may notice bites around your ankles. If you find fleas on your pet, you will need to treat you whole house since the eggs drop off into your carpet and your pet can catch them again when the eggs hatch.
Ticks pose another serious problem. They are known for spreading serious illnesses that need to be treated by a doctor. Rocky mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease can have serious complications if not treated promptly. If you have an issue with fleas or ticks in your home or yard, contact the experts at EcoTek. Our flea and tick control technicians can treat your home and even complete a preventative treatment in your yard. Schedule a free flea and tick inspection today.
Rodents are one pest that can both damage your home and make you very sick. They carry serious illnesses like hantavirus. They spread this as they roam through your home leaving trails of urine and droppings where they go. You can become sick even when you are cleaning up after them. Rats and mice are known for chewing through walls, wiring and insulation causing damages that need to be repaired. One or two mice can quickly become dozens as they can reproduce rapidly.
Trapping the mice or rats yourself can be dangerous as you have the chance of being scratched or bitten when dealing with the traps. The experts at EcoTek offer a turnkey rodent control solution that includes trapping and removing the animals along with help with cleanup and decontamination. Finally, the service includes installing exclusion barriers around your home to stop them from getting inside again. Call EcoTek to schedule a free rodent inspection.
With the rural setting of Rougemont, wildlife can become a problem when it decides to invade your home or outbuildings. Whether you are dealing with birds and bats in your attic or raccoons setting up a nest in your crawlspace, the wildlife control experts at EcoTek can help protect you and your family from the complications that these animals can cause including dealing with possibly become sick from the droppings in and around your home.
Trapping the animals on your own can be tricky. The EcoTek professionals use humane traps that they check daily so that no animal suffers from hunger or thirst after they are trapped. Once the animal is trapped, they will drive it more than twenty-five animals away to make sure that they do not return. They will also install pest exclusion barriers in your home to prevent other animals from invading your home. If you have issues with wildlife, schedule your free wildlife inspection today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of treatments are available?
At EcoTek, we think it is important for you to have a choice, which is why we offer both conventional and organic treatment options for most of our treatments. The termite treatments are only available as conventional treatments.
Should I be home during an appointment?
We understand that you are busy, you do not need to be home during an appointment as long as you give the technician access to your home. The technician will leave a note that states the time of the visit and the type of treatment that was given.
How long does each appointment take?
The initial inspection and treatment usually takes about thirty minutes. After that the majority of the treatments take about twenty minutes. Termite inspections can take longer. Bed bug treatments will take about an hour per room that is being treated. If you have a large home or property, the treatments may take longer.
How are carpenter ants different from termites?
Carpenter ants look different from termites. They have narrow waists and clearly segmented bodies. They do not eat the wood, so you may notice small piles of sawdust in your home. Termites have wider bodies. They will eat the wood.
Do you have treatment plans available?
We offer three different treatment plans that you can choose from. Each treatment plan includes regular treatments and quarterly inspections. The first option covers conventional treatments. The second option is for organic treatments. The final plan includes termite treatment too.
Can I have treatments completed on the day I call?
If you call before noon, we should be able to complete the treatment or inspection the same day. If you call after noon, we can schedule the appointment for the next day. You also have the option of scheduling appointments with more notice.
When trapping wildlife do you check the traps every day?
We check the traps every day or every other day depending on the situation. We want to keep the animal safe, and if you notice that an animal is trapped, you can also call us to have us come out sooner. We will release the animal twenty-five miles away from your home.
Are bed bugs resistant to some treatments?
Bed bugs have become resistant to some forms of treatments. The insecticide needs to be applied directly to them in order to be effective. At EcoTek, we use an effective treatment that is safe for you and your family.
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