What’s Mother-Approved Pest Control?
Sue Fries is the mother behind Ecola Termite & Pest Control. Known as “the termite lady,” she started Ecola 38 years ago,
motivated by her struggle to care for her son with chronic asthma.
Determined to find her place in the male-dominated field of pest control, she sought an alternative way to eliminate infestations —
one that wasn’t reliant on chemicals that leave residue in homes and in the environment.
What Is Alternative Pest Control?
Ecola has the tagline “Gentle as a butterfly.” It’s an apt fit for the eco-friendly processes Ecola uses to eradicate pests from homes and businesses.
- Ecola Heat is a nonchemical whole house process that is an alternative to fumigation. The temperature of your home is raised using the air surrounding your home to a level that is lethal to pests. Not harmful to the structure of a home, this process can be completed in a single day, eliminating the need for families to relocate for several days.
- Ecola Gun is an electronic system in a localized area of your home. It uses both high frequency and high voltage to push an electrical current through the wood and into the galleries and nests of termites, where they die of electric shock.
- Borates are salts that take advantage of the biology of termites, ants, and other insects. When they ingest the borates, they become unable to gain nutrition from their food and thus starve to death. Borates are both a repellent and a bait. Borates are an excellent preventative treatment when constructing a new home in which the wood can be treated during the building phase.
- Orange oil’s active ingredient, D-limonene, will kill termites on contact when injected into their galleries. For this method to be effective, all of the galleries and infected wood members need to be identified, so this is a treatment for a small infestation.
- TAP Insulation is a win-win when installed in your attic to enhance the insulation you already have there. It is both a pest control prevention and energy-saving product laced with borates. Another plus is that it provides excellent sound deadening qualities.
Mother Knows Best About Alternative Pest Control
When it comes to pest control services, Ecola can be your best defense. Ecola has perfected the use of green pest control solutions that get the job done. Scheduling a free termite inspection can be one of the best ways to show the mother of your home that no bug is going to get past go. Call Ecola at 800 471-BUGS (2847) to schedule your appointment today and learn more about mother-approved pest control.