New York City-based Ecoshield Pest Control operates from Hicksville on Long Island and serves the five boroughs of the Big Apple and its surrounding areas. This is a franchise of a national company that offers pest control services throughout the United States.
Ecoshield specializes in setting up contracts for pest control services provided every month or as needed. The company can rid both commercial and residential customers of ants, cockroaches, termites, fleas, flies, spiders, bed bugs, wasps, and rodents. Its system starts with initial service to eradicate adult pests inside the home or business and to create a barrier. As part of this service, the company conducts an inspection of the interior and exterior of the building to be treated. Subsequent service is based on killing eggs and preventing pests from becoming adults. The company recommends seasonal applications of its eco-friendly products for ongoing pest prevention.
You can call Ecoshield any time for a free quote and to arrange service at your home or business. Reviewers of this company often cite door-to-door sales calls where a salesperson discusses the need for pest control and uses related tactics to convince the home or business owner to sign an ongoing contract. Many of the negative reviews for this company are focused on its sales methods or its requirement for a long-term contract — and not on the effectiveness of its products. Reviewers often praise the work of individual technicians for the Hicksville, NY, branch of Ecoshield. Customers also commend the company for being on time and providing quality service.
Commercial customers in a wide range of industries can use Ecoshield because of its low-toxicity products. The company especially appeals to businesses where food is served because that both attracts pests and requires a certain type of application and product type. Ecoshield also provides services to schools, office buildings, retail establishments, and hospitality companies like hotels and motels.
With a monthly contract, costs for Ecoshield’s services are mid-range, with monthly charges of less than $200 for residential customers. Add-ons, such as spraying for different types of pests, can add more to your bill. Commercial customers will typically pay more, though the cost depends on the square footage of the space and the frequency at which treatment is needed.
The company’s environmentally friendly products and treatments are supposed to be safe for pets as well as for children and vulnerable adults. You can visit Ecoshield’s website for a complete list of all its products and the chemical composition of each one.
If you’re in need of immediate pest control services, Ecoshield should be able to help, but the company specializes in ongoing eradication and prevention of insects and rodents. Its door-to-door sales techniques come under fire by many customers who may not have fully understood its commitment to an ongoing service.
Ed has been working in the pest control industry for years helping 1,000's of homeowners navigate the world of insect and rodent management. He manages Pest Strategies now helping homeowners around the world!
The Good And The Bad test
- Treats a wide range of pests common to the NY area
- Use of eco-friendly products with low toxicity
- Individual technicians are professional, knowledgeable, and helpful
- Questionable sales tactics
Date Founded: 2018
Address: 1 Enterprise Pl., Unit E, Hicksville, NY 11801