Whether it’s your first time spotting a roach, mouse, flea or another pest on your property or you've given up on home remedies, we understand that most homeowners with a pest problem want results—fast. When you contact ABC, we will schedule an inspection of your property at the earliest available opportunity. Depending on the pest and the extent of the infestation, we may even be able to give you an estimate for our services over the phone.
In most cases, we recommend an in-person visit with one of our certified technicians to assess the problem first-hand. Depending on your schedule, we can typically get this appointment on the calendar within just a few business days. After inspecting your property, your specialist will be able to recommend a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific situation. Once you have reviewed our complimentary estimate and given us your approval, we will schedule your first appointment.
ABC has been delivering high-quality pest control services for generations. During that time, we’ve helped homeowners with nearly every type of pest infestation. On a regular basis, we get requests for the following types of pest control:
Turning on the bathroom light in the middle of the night to discover a cockroach is likely to leave you with a foreboding feeling, since you know that there are likely other roaches lurking out of sight. Whether you found one of these pesky creatures in your bathroom, kitchen or yard, many homeowners soon discover that they can be extremely difficult to get rid of once they have become established. Part of the reason cockroaches are so difficult to get rid of is that they are prolific breeders that can survive off nearly any organic matter. Additionally, roaches have been around for millions of years and have adapted to live in close quarters with us, often going undetected.
Worse yet, these pests are capable of contaminating food, damaging belongings, spreading bacteria and leaving behind a musty odor. Thanks to ABC's extensive experience with roach problems, our specialists have the training and knowledge to understand where roaches commonly hide and can create a thorough cockroach control strategy that is tailored to your property. Our treatment plans work to both eliminate adult roaches and disrupt the roach reproduction cycle.
Here in Williamson County, we’re all too familiar with mosquitoes and the itchy bites we often fall victim to. Unfortunately, eliminating mosquitoes in a residential area is nearly impossible because these pests only need small amounts of water in order to reproduce and they travel easily from yard to yard. In addition to their itchy bites, mosquitoes are capable of transmitting serious illnesses to us, such as the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. If you’re looking for relief from mosquitoes, contact ABC. We take a multitiered approach to mosquito control to both limit the number of adult mosquitoes on your property as well as make low-impact adjustments in your yard to prevent mosquitoes from breeding around your property.
Although bed bugs were nearly eradicated at one point, the ease of modern travel has made it easier than ever for these pests to travel from place to place. If you visit a hotel or travel on a bus that is infested with bed bugs, these creatures can easily hitch a ride home with you in your luggage, backpack, purse or other items. Once established in your home, bed bugs are extremely difficult for homeowners to completely eradicate on their own. This is because these pests can hide in the smallest of cracks and crevices, and they typically only come out at night when they sense a blood meal is nearby. The specialists at ABC have extensive experience dealing with bed bug problems, and we can implement a thorough treatment plan, so you can rest easy again.
Here in Liberty Hill, the most common species of termite is the subterranean termite. As the name implies, these insects live underground, which is one of the reasons why they can be so destructive. These termites live and eat out of sight, which is why most homeowners don’t realize these pests are living on their property until extensive damage has already been done. Additionally, a colony of termites can have up to a million members, and they will eat away at the foundation of your home all day, every day.
If you are concerned and believe you have seen signs of termite activity on your property, contact ABC. Our specialists will be able to locate the colony and implement measures to eliminate the entire colony. We also offer an ongoing monitoring program that allows us to catch the signs of termite activity before another new population can become established.
Finding a larger pest, such as a rat, mouse, skunk, possum or raccoon on your property can be alarming. Depending on the type of animal that has made your property its home, you may find your trash bins turned over and items scattered, your belongings in your attic damaged, your electrical wiring chewed through and your food contaminated. To make matters worse, these larger creatures often carry smaller pests onto your property with them, such as fleas and ticks, which can lead to secondary infestations, as well as spreading disease.
ABC’s first step to effective rodent and wildlife control is to determine how these pests made their way onto your property. Then, we will remove all unwanted animals and seal up potential entry points future wildlife could use to gain entry to your home.
Dealing with fire ants can be challenging, especially because accidentally disturbing a mound can put you on the receiving end of extremely painful bites. You can rely on the specialists at ABC to eliminate the entire colony of fire ants in your yard, so you, your kids and your pets can enjoy time outside. Also, ABC doesn’t just help with fire ants. Our specialists would be happy to provide you with a customized plan for any combination of ants you may have in and around your home, including carpenter ants, pharaoh ants, acrobat ants, crazy ants and many other species.
Tick & Flea Control
Although we commonly associate fleas and ticks with pets, this isn’t always the case. Flea infestations may seen to appear overnight and these pests can make both us and our furry family members miserable when they cover us in itchy bites. And while ticks don’t necessarily infest homes, spotting even a single tick on your property can be alarming, as these creatures are capable of transmitting serious diseases, such as Lyme disease. The professionals at ABC will create a thorough treatment plan for your home and yard, so you don’t need to worry about either of these parasitic pests.
Finding a wasp nest on your property is less than ideal, especially if you or a family member is allergic to these stings. These pests can nest in our trees, eaves, entryways, decks and patios, making spending time in these areas quite nerve-racking. An ABC pest specialist can remove the nest from your property and seal up other potential nesting points. We can also leave you with suggestions on how to avoid wasps in the future.
Part of the reason spiders and scorpions are so frightening is that it feels like these pests can surprise us when we least expect them. Although spiders and scorpions prefer to avoid interacting with humans and generally aren’t aggressive, if they feel they are in danger, they may bite or sting in an attempt to protect themselves. In Liberty Hill, the brown recluse and the black widow are two varieties of spider you need to keep an eye out for, as they are both venomous. If you’ve noticed more spiders on your property than you are comfortable with, or if you’re concerned about the species of spider you’re seeing, contact ABC. Our highly-trained specialists will be able to identify the species you’re dealing with, and then implement measures to control the spider or scorpion population on your property.
ABC’s technicians go through an extensive training program to supplement their licensing which allows them to implement the most effective methods to target pests and keep these unwelcome guests from coming back. We have been serving homeowners and business owners across Texas for generations, and we have grown to be one of the largest independently owned and operated pest control companies in the country. Part of our success is due to the fact that we apply the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) into our pest control treatment regimens. The IPM approach is one that is widely accepted by many reputable organizations, including the Environmental Protection Agency.
The principles of IPM place an emphasis on effective, low impact pest control methods. This holistic approach takes lessons learned from entomology, biology, animal behavior and horticulture to create pest management plans that minimize the effect on the surrounding environment and maximize long-term results.
Our customers appreciate this approach, because it means we are dedicated to using non-chemical interventions whenever possible. As part of our initial inspection, we will determine why the pests came on to your property in the first place and then take steps to make your home and yard less appealing to these pests. For example, we may examine your yard for any areas with excess moisture that could be attracting pests, such as mosquitoes, cockroaches and termites. To minimize these optimal conditions for pest activity, we may recommend making adjustments such as changing your lawn watering schedule or moving your compost pile further from your home’s exterior. Other recommendations we commonly make include clearing leaves, regularly mowing your lawn, moving firewood and other vegetation away from your home and emptying pet food and water bowls at night. All of these recommendations are non-invasive ways to make your property less susceptible to a pest infestation.
The key to an effective treatment plan is to tailor the pest control plan to the specific property and infestation. The first step to creating this effective treatment plan is to have an ABC inspector come to your home to get a better understanding of the problem at hand. During this inspection, you can expect your pest control specialist to:
- Ask you questions about where you’ve been seeing the pests or noticing signs of pest activity
- Conduct an initial inspection of your property to locate the pests and any potential pest entry points
- Take note of any pest-related damage
- Assess your property for any factors that may make you more vulnerable to a pest infestation
- Identify the species of pest, if necessary
- Answer any of your questions regarding the pests or our pest control protocols
At the end of our inspection, we will provide you with a complimentary estimate for our recommended next steps. Once we have received your approval, we will put your first treatment call on the calendar.
Every pest problem is unique, which means that each treatment plan we create is customized to fix the particular problem at hand. Because of this, there is no one answer to this question. While we understand that most homeowners would like to hear that their pest problem will be resolved in just a few visits, we often recommend multiple treatment calls to ensure that we have adequately controlled the problem. In addition, some pests are seasonal, so we usually recommend ongoing preventative treatments to prevent a future infestation.
When we are creating your custom treatment plan, we will take into account the season in which your problem is taking place, the species of pest on your property and the severity and extent of the infestation. To prevent pest problems throughout the year, ABC also offers recurring preventative treatments to control the “big four” pests in the Liberty Hill area: roaches, mosquitoes, spiders and scorpions.
We understand that having a pest problem is already a disruption to your normal life. Also, we understand that it can be difficult to be home for each service call. For these reasons, we offer outside only services for our customers. Customers who opt for these services receive regular treatments to the exterior of their home and their yard. All we ask is that our customers provide our technicians with any needed directions on how to gain access to your property, such as gate codes.
ABC recognizes the important role that bees play in our ecosystem and the expertise needed to safely and humanely remove these creatures under some circumstances. If you believe you have bees on your property, we can provide you with the names and numbers of local beekeepers who have specialized tools and training to perform this work for you.
Homeowners across Texas, Oklahoma and Florida have been relying on ABC for pest control services since 1949. We have developed a thorough training problem that's been enriched by our decades of experience in the industry. This solid foundation prepares all of our specialists to properly handle any residential pest problem. Additionally, as a family-run business, one of our values is that we treat your home as if it was our own. That means that we understand that you want to feel comfortable whenever a specialist arrives at your home. For that reason, we have an extensive hiring process in place, which includes a drug test and a background check. When you contact ABC, you can have peace of mind in knowing that the technician who arrives at your home will be knowledgable and that you can trust our technicians around your pets, family and belongings.