ABC understands that at first sign of pests in a home, many homeowners want a professional to arrive as quickly as possible. This is why we will schedule a service call at our soonest availability. Sometimes, we are even able to give you an estimate over the phone.
In order to give you the most accurate estimate and the best treatment plan, we generally like to come inspect the problem ourselves. Usually, we can schedule this in-person meeting within just a few business days. After your inspector comes to your home, you will receive a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your home. Upon your approval, we will schedule your first service call so you can start getting results.
With our years of experience in the Kyle area, our technicians can help with any type of infestation you may have. Most commonly, we help homeowners with:
Roaches are hardy pests that can infest even the cleanest homes. When they invade, cockroaches can contaminate food, spread diseases, cause allergic reactions and even destroy clothes. Eradicating these creatures can be a near impossible task on your own, as they reproduce rapidly and can survive on nearly any organic matter.
When you call in the professionals from ABC, we will be able to locate and treat roach breeding and resting grounds. Our skilled technicians are extremely familiar with these creatures and can come up with an effective way to eliminate them from your home entirely.
These pests can make spending time outside quite unpleasant, especially during the hot summer months. Not only are mosquito bites itchy and annoying, but they also pose health risks because they can transmit diseases, such as the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. ABC can help protect you and your family from these pests by treating for the mosquitoes themselves, as well as their eggs. We can also give you advice on ways to reduce standing water around your home, which will result in fewer mosquitoes around your property.
Unfortunately, the ease of travel has also led to the resurgence of bed bugs in cities across the country, including Kyle. These tiny parasites can hide in even the smallest nooks and crannies, including in our mattresses, pillows, baseboards and furniture. Bed bugs can be extremely difficult to catch because they only come out at night and when they feel the pressure of our bodies against whatever they’re hiding in. Also, bed bugs can go extended periods of time without feeding, make it even more difficult for homeowners to manage and prevent a long-term infestation. With the help of your pest control professional from ABC, we will be able to locate all of your bed bugs then apply effective treatments to eliminate these pests.
Termites are responsible for billions of dollars worth of damage to U.S. homes each year because subterranean species tunnel underground until they find a food source, which is usually the foundation of someone’s home. These stealthy pests can often go undetected for long periods of time. Usually, by the time these insects are spotted, they have already done significant damage to your biggest investment.
ABC can help protect your property through routine monitoring and inspections. If you suspect you have a termite infestation, calling in a professional sooner, rather than later, is important, because termites will eat all day, every day. ABC's experienced technicians can eliminate the entire colony with termiticides and ensure your property is free from these destructive creatures.
Wildlife and rodents can cause some serious havoc for homeowners. Rats, mice, raccoons, opossums, squirrels and other unwanted guests can contaminate our food, knock over trash cans, chew through electrical wiring and spread diseases. Also, the infestation of one of these larger pests can lead to an influx of fleas or ticks as well.
To create the most effective rodent and wildlife control solution, we will first find out how these pests made their way onto your property or into your home then remove them. Once they are gone, our technicians will seal off any entry points they may have used to make your home their own.
Part of life in Kyle is dealing with fire ants. We often forget how painful their bites are, until they set up their homes in our yards and we have to deal with the nuisance all over again. ABC can protect you, your family and your pets from these ants by putting an effective treatment plan into place. We can also handle any other ant issues you may find yourself confronted with, inside or out.
Tick & Flea Control
We often bring these unwanted invaders home with us when fleas or ticks hitch a ride on us or our pets after going on a hike or visiting a park. Ticks can be extremely dangerous, as they are a transmitter of human diseases, such as Lyme disease. While fleas won't make us ill, their bites can cause allergic reactions or secondary infections and can make our furry family members quite miserable. Also, fleas reproduce rapidly, so controlling their population can be a daunting task. With both species of pest, they require different treatment methods throughout their different life stages. ABC's pest professionals can treat both the interior and exterior of your home to ensure we eliminate all of your pests, as well as protect you from fleas and ticks in the future.
Most homeowners try to avoid wasps at all cost. This can be difficult when these stinging insects decide to build a nest near our entryways, decks, patios and trees. Their bites are extremely painful, especially if you're allergic to them. When you call in a pest expert from ABC, we can remove or treat the wasp nest on your property, seal off any openings that could be welcoming to wasps and then provide you with recommendations on how to keep these pests away in the future.
Spider & Scorpion Control
Although these pests can be quite terrifying when they catch us off guard, spiders and scorpions are not generally aggressive creatures. While most of these pests prefer to hide from us instead of hurt us, identifying the two poisonous spiders that live in Kyle—the black widow spider and the brown recluse spider—can be important for homeowners who want to avoid the risks these creatures pose. If you are having difficulty determining which species of spider is on your property, a pest control professional from ABC would be happy to help. We can also address an infestation of spiders or scorpions and provide you with advice on how to avoid encounters with these unwelcome guests in the future.
At the foundation of ABC's pest control philosophy is a comprehensive understanding of pest behavior, coupled with a practical approach to keep these pests away from your home in the first place. Through our decades of experience in Central Texas, we have grown to be the largest independently-owned and operated pest control company in the entire state. This is partly due to implementing a philosophy that is supported by many large organizations, including the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach prioritizes making your home less attractive to pests first, and only relying on chemicals when necessary. These methods are effective, low impact and low cost. This technique was developed by recognizing and studying the connections between entomology, animal behavior, biology and horticulture.
Our customers appreciate that ABC carefully considers where and when to use chemical interventions. After a thorough inspection of your home, our pest control experts will be able to pinpoint your pests' entry points and suggest where sealing these off can help with pest problems since these creatures will no longer be able to gain access to your home. We will also provide you with preventative measures, so you don't have to worry about pest infestations in the future. We'll provide you with suggestions you can implement on your own, such as adjusting your watering schedule, clearing leaves and brush from your property, not keeping firewood near the perimeter of your home and keeping bushes around your home cut low. These are all low-impact ways you can make your home less susceptible to a pest infestation.
The key to effective pest control treatment is having a plan that is customized to your specific home and infestation. Because of this, ABC prefers to come to your home to see exactly what your problem is. Occasionally, we will be able to give you an estimate over the phone, but observing your pest problem firsthand will be the best way for us to create a plan of action that is customized for you.
During your complimentary inspection, your inspector will:
- Ask you questions regarding the pests in your home.
- Assess your home for areas of high pest activity and pest damage.
- Determine if there are any environmental factors that may make your home more susceptible to pests.
- Locate the pests' entry points.
- Allow you to ask any questions regarding the pests or our treatment options.
Once we have gathered all of the needed information, we will provide you with a complimentary estimate with recommended next steps. Upon your approval, we will schedule your first service call.
Each pest infestation and each home is unique, and therefore every pest control treatment will be different. While we wish we could say that all pest problems will be resolved with only one treatment, this is often not the case. Pest activity tends to be seasonal, so we often find we need to provide ongoing monitoring to ensure none of these pests have come back.
The length of your treatment plan will vary, depending on what season it is when you contact us, what pests have invaded your home and the extent of the infestation. To protect homeowners in the Kyle area all year long, we now offer a year-round service to control the “big four” pests in the area: roaches, mosquitoes, spiders and scorpions.
We understand that life doesn't stop when you have a pest infestation. After going through the initial inspection, you will not need to be home for any treatments that will be applied to the exterior your home. For any services inside your home, we will do our best to schedule your appointments at a time that works best for you.
Many of our customers opt for periodic treatments around their home's exterior. This not only prevents pests from entering your home, but it's also a service that can be provided even when you aren't home. As long as you supply us with instructions on how to access the perimeter of your home, we will be able to work on your home without your being there.
Due to the value of bees to our ecosystem, ABC technicians go out of their way not to negatively impact bee colonies. If you believe bees have nested on your property and you'd like a hive removed or relocated, we will provide you with the names and numbers of local beekeepers who can safely and humanely perform these services.
ABC has been providing pest control to homeowners in Kyle for decades. Our customers know they can turn to us for reliable, knowledgable service provided by courteous technicians. Not only do ABC technicians go through an extensive hiring process, but they are also drug tested and checked for criminal history prior to getting hired. Once they join the team, pest technicians go through additional in-house training to learn all about these pests, their habitats and their life cycles to ensure they are able to effectively eradicate your pest problem. Also, as a family-run business, one of our values is treating your home as if it was our own, so we'll be mindful of not leaving a mess behind and we will carefully apply any treatment products in impacted areas.
ABC is happy to provide a variety of services to homeowners in Kyle. We can help with: