FAQs

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As a full-service pest control company, what services do you offer?


As a full-service pest control company, Eco Pest's qualified and trained technicians provide the following services for both residential and commercial clients:

  • Fumigation/Tenting - termite and beetle extermination. This is the only way to fully rid any structure of wood destroying insects. We offer free quotes for this service, so feel free to contact us.
  • General Pest Control - ants, cockroaches, churchworms, spiders, flies, anything but bees and we will take care of it for you. We focus on not just treating the symptoms of a pest problem, but destroying the cause of it.
  • Rodent Control - rats and mice. We have a proven multi-pronged approach for tackling rodents on your property both inside and out.




Why Eco Pest?  What does the 'Eco' stand for?


'Eco' for us, has a two part meaning. The first, is ecological - we wanted to build a pest control company while protecting the island as best as we can. The second, is economical - we wanted to build a pest control company that is fair and provides the best value for the price.




Does your green logo mean that you're environmentally friendly?


Eco Pest is the first pest control company in Bermuda to offer a naturally derived solution to pest control, Green Control. The green also represents our fresh approach to pest control. Learning from industry leaders outside of Bermuda, we train our technicians to focus on the source of a pest problem. With baiting techniques and single-insect targeted materials, our teams can solve a problem with minimal impact to our environment.




How much do your services cost?


This is a question we get asked all the time. The cost of our services is dependent on a number of factors:

  • the type of service you are requesting,
  • the type and size of dwelling the pest problem is in, and
  • the severity of the pest problem.
We're happy to give you a free estimate - just give us a call!




What makes Eco Pest different?


We use the most current and most effective approach to pest control. For years, the industry has been plagued with 'spray jockeys' who pump chemicals all over the place and only treat the symptom of an infestation. This works, but only for a limited period. Eco Pest aims to remove the current symptoms of a pest problem AND also destroy the cause of it. Our technicians are trained to identify the insect and cause of an infestation. This allows a tailored, targeted approach to any problem. This is where advances in baiting come into play. Eco Pest has the industry-leading baits that get into the harbourages (nests) of cockroaches, ants, and other pests. We believe that when you get to the source of the problem, you significantly improve the effectiveness of the pest control treatment.




How do you deal with rodents (rats, mice)?


For rodents, the most effective solution is baiting. While this is done in Bermuda today, the bait boxes are often poorly placed and are not monitored/replenished enough. We use an additional attractant on the outside of the tamper-proof bait boxes to lure the rodents in and feast on the bait. This makes baiting more effective. We monitor bait box placements the first and second week after first time placements to ensure they are placed properly and bait is being taken. When there is a rat problem, the population can consume all bait blocks within the first 2-3 days. Once we know the bait is being taken we replenish and monitor on a monthly basis. Read our post on Not So Fun Facts About Rats.




What is your solution for ants and cockroaches?


We use a range of products and techniques (internal and external). This includes residual chemicals and gel baits, directly placed on problem areas. These baits are taken back to the ant and cockroach harbourages, which helps eliminate the problem. Eco Pest technicians are trained to identify the pest in question and then tailor their approach to that exact species. You may be interested in reading our post on NOT So Fun Facts About Cockroaches and How to Prepare Your Home for Ant Season.




Is there another way to treat termites?


Tent fumigation is the only way to ensure a 100% eradication of the termite colony in your home. “Spot Treatments” do have some short-term effects but cannot be guaranteed as they will not effectively treat the areas where termites simply cannot be visually detected. To learn more, read our blog post on Not So Fun Facts About Termites, as well as Everything You Need to Know About Termite Fumigation.




Does Eco Pest handle bird nest removal?


Yes, we are able to deal with bird nest removals. They aren’t good to leave for too long as they can undermine structures, be quite noisy, and also carry bird mites into your home.




When is swarming season for termites?  Any helpful tips to prevent them from entering indoors?   Are there any other methods to eliminate them besides tenting?


The swarming season takes place during our hottest months, so essentially late May up until late September. If your home does not have any termites, then the best way to prevent them swarming is to keep screens and doors shut. Make sure all A/C, electrical, and cable entry points are sealed as best as possible. This will prevent them from being able to enter. If you do have termites already, the swarming is only prevented by getting rid of them altogether.

Regarding other methods besides tenting: we explored several different methods, including comprehensive heat treatment, spot heat treatment, drilling and spot treatments, etc. We ultimately found these to be ineffective and/or unsafe. For comprehensive heat treatments, the risk of electrical, plumbing, and other damage is far too high to complete on Bermuda homes. For all the above-mentioned spot treatments, they only kill what they contact. It is impossible to penetrate an entire structural beam or other heavily wooded area such as flooring with spot treatments. It, therefore is ineffective.

There is another issue in that somebody may feel there is an isolated termite colony in one area of their house due to wings and dust, however this is almost always not the case. There is likely an infestation in other areas that have not yet prevented themselves as they are still deep within the wood.

In all, we found that if we offered spot treatments our customers would be left disappointed. It would not solve the problem and would only require ongoing servicing, which over time would be sure to exceed the cost of fumigation.




I'm not sure if I have flying ants or termites, and all I find are wings!  How do I tell them apart?


Check out our Blog post - Flying Ants vs. Termites - How to Spot the Differences. If all you're finding, however, are wings, then we suggest sweeping up some of the wings and taking a closer look. You will be able to identify whether they are from ants or termites based on the wing sizes. If all the wings are similar in size and uniform in width, then they are likely from termites. If the wings are a bit transparent and seem to have a similar number of smaller, thinner wings, then they are likely from flying ants. If it's still tough to tell, send us a picture and we can have one of our technicians confirm for you.




What is the average cost for termite tent fumigation?


Termite Tent Fumigation pricing varies widely and is calculated after a visit by an Eco Pest technician, as it is based on the configuration and size of the house or structure. The calculation is done by the cubic foot, not the square foot.

There are several factors that influence the price, such as the under seal of the house (slab or crawl space) and overall complexity of the house/structure design. Some fumigations take 2 days and others take 4-5 days. Humidity, wind, temperature, and the target wood-destroying species also play a role in the amount of fumigant required.

Based on the factors we have listed above, we are seeing residential fumigations range anywhere from $4k to $15k.

Eco Pest offers free quotes for fumigation as the price is tailored for the house/structure.