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Yuck Bugs? Exterminators Knock ´Em Dead!!!

Got creepy crawlies? According to the National Pest Control Association, cockroaches, mice, rats, termites, carpenter ants, ants, fleas, ticks, spiders, and silver fish are the most common household pests.

You are NOT alone. Almost every house in America has had at least one of these pests take up residence in the last year. You can try managing this yourself with do-it-yourself products, but they are not as effective as the service offered by professional exterminators. (more…)

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Building And Pest Inspections – Keeping Unwanted Guests From Your New House

Building and pest inspections are an essential step in the purchase of a new home or investment property. There are certain things you can look for while you’re on the house-hunting circuit – like checking the proximity of gardens and trees to the walls of the house – but a professional building inspection is important before you sign anything. (more…)

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Minnesota Bed Bug Infestation, Part III

Think you might have bed bugs?  See below for additional answers to your questions.

Bed bugs look similar to wood ticks.  They are small (about 1/16 to 1/4 inch long), brown or tan and oval-shaped.  They do not have wings.  After feeding, the bed bug will change from brown in color to purplish red, much like a wood tick, and the average life span of a bed bug is just short of a year, or about eleven months.  Bed bugs mostly hide in rooms where people sleep.  They can be found under the box spring of your bed, in and around a mattress and in and around a bed frame.

If you have noticed red, itchy bites which often occur in rows on your body and/or red stains on your sheets and/or bed, it’s time to call Eco Tech for a free consultation.  We will do a full inspection to diagnose the problem and start immediately with our organic treatment of the infestation.  We offer 24/7 emergency service and serve the entire Twin Cities Metro Area.  Please, don’t delay.  The longer you wait to treat the bed bug infestation, the further the bed bugs will spread.

Eco TechYour “Green, clean pest control solution”.

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Green Eco-Friendly Pest Removal in Minnesota – Silverfish, Part III

Why do I always find silverfish hiding in my bookshelf?  Why do I move boxes in my basement and find more silverfish even after I have squished several? 

Silverfish will generally eat just about anything, including paper.  This includes wallpaper (and its glue, so your wallpaper could become seriously damaged in spots with a serious infestation), books, leather, paper, fur, and as mentioned in the last installment, cotton, silk and many other kinds of fabrics.  Silverfish are active at night and hide during the day, so if you move a box or a pile of books during the day and find them, they were probably hiding there waiting for nighttime.  A female adult silverfish will generally lay about 3 eggs per day and she lays them in small wall crevices or cracks in the floor, or even under boxes or books.  So even if you squish a few, several more are waiting to take their place.

If you are tired of these pests ruining your day, please call the friendly experts at Ecotech today.  We will get rid of your silverfish problem once and for all, and keep them from coming back.

Call Ecotech today – your green, clean pest removal solution.

763.785.1414

612.237.8282

952.881.6662

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Green Eco-Friendly Pest Removal in Minnesota – Silverfish, Part II

What do Silverfish eat?  Will I get sick if they are in my home? Will my kids get sick?  These are some of the common questions we get about these annoying insect pests.

The good news:  you will probably not get sick from silverfish in your home, and neither will your pets or children.  There has never been a study that we are aware of that proves silverfish make you sick.  The bad news:  what they eat.  Unfortunately, silverfish feed on things such as silk, synthetic fabrics and cotton.  In other words, they are eating your clothing and furniture upholstery.  It can be very unnerving to put on a pair of pants or a shirt and have a silverfish come crawling out.  Also, these nasty pests prefer a moist environment, so you will often find them crawling around your kitchen sink (embarrassing when company is around), bathroom and basement.  These rooms typically have some degree of moisture, so it is likely you would have them here.  Finally, and most disturbing, silverfish, given their size and shape, can and do easily get into your foodstuffs and eat them, or lay eggs in the packaging (i.e. cereal, flour, sugar, crackers, etc.).

If you have been seeing an alarming number of silverfish in your home, call the experts at Ecotech today.  We will answer any questions you may have, remove the infestation, and keep these critters from coming back.

Call Ecotech today – your green, clean pest removal solution.

763.785.1414

612.237.8282

952.881.6662

651.633.8600

Please visit our website for the upcoming installment of the Silverfish series of blogs.

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Beetles in Minnesota

Asian Lady Beetles, Part III – Problems Occurring From Infestation

The Asian Lady Beetle has become a nuisance on Minnesota for many reasons.  Their large numbers, especially in the fall, can lead them into our homes.    

The Asian Lady Beetle is not known to carry any diseases.  However, while searching for food, they can inadvertently bite hard enough to break human skin, causing discomfort.  While the beetles do not sting, it can be very uncomfortable to be enjoying the outdoors and run into a swarm of these beetles and be bitten several times.

This beetle also secretes a strong-smelling liquid from their legs.  This liquid not only smells badly, but can also stain surfaces, such as clothing or outdoor furniture.  If the pests enter your home, staining can occur on your furniture, towels, carpet or clothing as well.

Yet another issue occurring as a result of an Asian Lady Beetle infestation is the diet of these beetles.  Since the Asian Lady Beetle feeds on aphids and other lady beetle varieties which can be beneficial to the ecosystem naturally occurring in your yard, the natural balance can be put off-kilter if you have a significant number of these beetles.

If you suspect you have an Asian Lady Beetle infestation, call the friendly experts at Eco Tech today for a free consultation.  Our green approach to pest control through our line of earth-friendly organic products is the best solution for your family’s pest control needs.  Call today for a free consultation!

(763) 785.1414; (612) 237.8282; (952) 881.6662; (651) 633.8600

 

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Beetles in Minnesota

Asian Lady Beetles, Part II – Identification

The Asian Lady Beetle is very similar in appearance to several other beetles, including the common lady bug.  For all your pest identification needs, please call your Eco Tech representative today for more information and a free consultation.

Asian Lady Beetles are generally about 1/3 inch long.  They can be orange, red, yellow or black.  This beetle has black spots – usually about nineteen – and an “M” shaped mark behind its head.  Large numbers of the pest can be seen especially in the fall around your home.

Asian Lady Beetle

Asian Lady Beetle

 The friendly professionals at Eco Tech will come out for a free consultation on your pest issues, and can immediately begin using our organic line of treatments for a safe, effective green solution to your pest control needs.  Call Eco Tech today for more information!

Please visit our website for the next installment of our “Asian Lady Beetle” series.

 

(763) 785.1414; (612) 237.8282; (952) 881.6662; (651) 633.8600

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