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Listed below are the types of pests that typically affect Virginia
Ants — You may experience many types of ant problems such as Carpenter Ants, Flying Ants, Pavement Ants, Odorous House Ants, Cornfield Ants, False Honey Ants, and Little Black Ants. However, these pests are more of an annoyance since they are not damaging your home's structure like Carpenter Ants. At EcoShield, we realize that you do not want these pests in your home, which is why we offer services to prevent and eliminate ants. We'll get rid of the ants for good!
Ants can enter through tiny cracks in your home, looking for food or water. If you have a nest of ants anywhere near your home, you are open to an ant infestation. Some ant colonies can grow as large as 500,000 ants, and they have no problem moving if they feel it's necessary. This is why DIY ant exterminations don't typically work because they don't account for the hundreds of thousands of ants you can't see.
To eliminate ants at your home, call us today or fill out the form on this page for a free quote!
Termites — Termites fulfill an important role in our ecological system by speeding up the natural process of deterioration and turning the dead wood into new soil. Unfortunately, termites don't know the difference between a stump in your yard and the wood in your home. Termites live in social colonies, typically found in the soil. While they are generally found foraging underground for fallen wood, or plant debris, they can also enter homes, causing extensive damage if left untreated. The most common types of termites in our area are subterranean termites and drywood termites. Contact us for Termite treatment and prevention. To learn more click here
Mosquitoes — Mosquitoes are flying pests that come into contact with humans in the area, primarily May-October. They are hazardous pests due to their resistance to deadly and devastating diseases such as West Nile Virus. Is there really a way to prevent mosquitoes from living and breeding on your property? Yes! The pest management professionals at EcoShield offer a mosquito service that is environmentally friendly and effective. To learn more about our mosquito service, click here.
Bed Bugs — Bed Bugs, unlike other insects that feed on blood, have never been proven to transmit disease to humans. However, bed bugs bites can cause itchy red welts in some people and are often confused with poison ivy or an allergic reaction of some kind. Many people also find the presence of bed bugs distressing and may have trouble sleeping. At EcoShield, we specialize in bed bug elimination. Our service is fully guaranteed to get rid of bed bugs. If you suspect that you have bed bugs, please contact us immediately before the problem continues to get worse. To learn more, click here.
Carpenter Bees — Eliminating Carpenter Bees and those ugly stains on your home can be a simple and easy process. EcoShield offers a service that not only removes active Carpenter Bee infestations, but our service also prevents Carpenter Bees from returning and drilling new holes. If you suspect Carpenter Bees are nesting on your home or connected structures such as decks, fences, playsets, etc. please give us a call for fast guaranteed service. To learn more, click here.
Mouse Control and Elimination — Mice normally find their way indoors searching for food and in order to keep warm through the winter. Since mice have collapsible bodies, they can get into homes through cracks or holes smaller than a dime.
Mice are often not seen by homeowners because they usually only come out at night, and they are identified through the damage they cause and the noises they make while out of sight. Their natural diet consists of seeds and grains, but they will eat many different things. Mice tend to nibble on things, making frequent trips to food sources within 25 feet of their nests. After mice enter your home, they can be extremely difficult to get rid of since they often live in hidden areas within garages, attics, lofts, and wall interiors. To learn more about mice click here
Mice removal and prevention is included with our Shield Home Protection Plan and the Shield Exclusion Service. To learn more, please give us a call or fill out the form on this page
Cockroaches — Cockroaches are common pests that infest both houses and commercial buildings where there is food, warmth and moisture. There are multiple different species of cockroaches that can be found in the Virginia area including Oriental cockroaches, German cockroaches, and American cockroaches. They are mainly active at night and are often found in homes and restaurants. Unlike pests that primarily feed off of outdoors vegetation, cockroaches are drawn to things that are commonly found in homes such as store-bought food, toothpaste, and kitchen sponges. If you suspect roaches are living in your home or business, call us today! To learn more about roaches, click here
Stinging Insects — At EcoShield, we can also remove stinging insect nests such as Hornets, Yellowjackets, wasps. Don't put yourself or your neighbors at risk by messing around with DIY nest removal. Also available for Carpenter Bees! Call us today for safe, effective, and fast service!
Spiders — Since spiders are widespread in our area, the best way to reduce their presence is to remove their food source. An area that is not hospitable to insects will not be nearly so attractive to spiders. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but some can be dangerous.
The Black Widow and Brown Recluse spider are also found in our area, and it is suggested you schedule an appointment with EcoShield to ensure your home or business is protected from an infestation. To deal with spiders inside, you can also vacuum with a crack and crevice attachment to remove spiders and their eggs as a quick reduction measure, though the bag should be removed and thrown out right after. Still, the most important measure to keep spiders away is to eliminate their prey insects as much as is possible.
EcoShield's service for spiders includes knocking down visible webs and providing treatments in areas where there would likely be insects, and thus spider activity. This will reduce the insects' presence, taking away the spiders' food source and leading to a reduction in the number of spiders in your home. If you have spiders in your home, please give us a call or fill out the form on this page.
Ticks — Ticks are known to transmit diseases, including Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Tularemia. If you have a tick problem at you home, please give us a call or fill out the form on this page.
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Sterling, VA 20164
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