Expert Pest Control in Austin, TX
Austin’s mild temperatures and seasonal humidity make our area a hotbed for pest activity. Most of us who call Central Texas home have neither the time nor expertise to get rid of these uninvited guests, whether they are roaches, ants, mosquitoes, spiders, rats or another insect or critter. When it comes to pest control, Austin homeowners trust the professionals at ABC Home & Commercial Services for effective long-term solutions.
Effective Pest Control Solutions
ABC’s Effective and Low-Impact Pest Management Approach
ABC’s philosophy on pest control balances a comprehensive understanding of pest behavior with a practical approach to keeping these bothersome creatures away from your property in the first place. With decades of experience serving Central Texas home and business owners, ABC has grown into the state’s largest independently-owned and operated pest control company by adopting a philosophy supported by many large institutions, including the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach prioritizes interventions that are effective, low impact and low cost. Recognizing the interconnected nature of all the parts of an ecosystem, these techniques apply lessons learned from entomology, animal behavior, biology and horticulture to solve even the toughest pest problems.
Our Austin customers appreciate that IPM emphasizes the use of non-chemical interventions first. Our technicians will pinpoint exactly how your more troublesome pests are making their way onto your property and install protective measures to keep them away. We will also look for areas of moisture in your yard that could be harboring insects and animals or providing potential breeding areas. We may suggest adjustments to your watering schedule, putting mosquito dunks in a birdbath or cutting back overgrowth where water can collect. Clearing leaves, cutting your grass, removing or relocating firewood and cutting back bushes may also be low-impact ways to make your property less enticing to unwanted insects and animals.
The ABC Process
1. Contact ABC
When you contact us, we will schedule an inspection to get an understanding of the problem. In some cases, we can give you a quote over the phone.
2. Get An Estimate
If you have an inspection, we will send you a custom treatment plan and estimate afterward. Once we get your approval, we will schedule your treatment.
We will come to your property and treat for pests in common hiding and nesting areas. Over time, you will start seeing less and less pest activity.
Customers with our ongoing pest management services will receive periodic retreatments to prevent the return of the most common pests in our area.
Our Comprehensive Pest Treatment Plans
The key to successful, long-term protection against common household pests is a well-designed treatment plan. This begins with your free inspection, during which a trained and knowledgeable ABC inspector will do the following:
- Ask you questions to gather the information needed to target the pests and areas which are at the root of your problem.
- Conduct an initial assessment of the extent and severity of your infestation.
- Document any associated damage to your home or belongings.
- Determine what unique conditions or factors might make your home or property more attractive to pests.
- Pinpoint areas where uninvited guests are making their entrance.
- Give you a chance to ask us any questions you may have about our treatments or pest control philosophy.
We’ll take all the information we gathered during this inspection to create a no-cost and no-obligation estimate with recommended next steps. As soon as you approve this plan of action, we can get you on our schedule to get started.
We offer a full range of pest control services.
Why is ABC the best pest control company to handle your problem? First and foremost, ABC couldn’t compete in a rapidly-growing area without getting results for our customers. Another reason we stand out from the competition is that our customers know they can feel safe with ABC in their home. Why is that? We conduct thorough background checks and drug testing on all our employees. Lastly, ABC promises to treat your home as if it were our own.
ABC's Certified Entomologists
Here's another reason that ABC is the best pest management company for your home. ABC is staffed with Board Certified Entomologists (BCE) and Associate Certified Entomologists (ACE). They are certified through the Certification Corporation of the Entomological Society of America. Meet our team of professional entomologists!
Austin Pest Control FAQs
How long will I need to wait for my service call?
Once you spot a cockroach in your kitchen, a rat in your garage or ants in your bathroom, chances are that you don’t want to wait long to address your pest problem. When we can, we try to give our customers an estimate over the phone so that we can schedule your first service call immediately.
That said, the most effective treatment plans are based on a tailored solution, so in many cases, we will request that an inspector meet you at your home to get a better understanding of your problem. In most cases, based on your availability, this can happen in just a few business days. We’ll deliver a treatment plan, created just for you, after that meeting takes place. After you review and approve our complimentary, no-obligation estimate, we can get your first service call on our schedule.
What’s the usual duration for your pest control treatments?
Each pest problem is unique and requires a slightly different approach, which makes it extremely difficult to give an accurate answer to this question. While we’d like to say all problems can be resolved in just one visit, that often isn’t the case. Pest activity tends to be cyclical in nature, requiring ongoing monitoring to ensure we have adequately protected you from the next generation of pests.
The length of your treatment program may vary based on a number of factors, including when during the year you contact us, what insects or animals are the reason you reached out and the extent and severity of your infestation. To more adequately protect homeowners in the greater Austin area against the most common household pests, ABC now offers year-round service to control the “big four” pests in our area: roaches, mosquitoes, spiders and scorpions.
Will I need to be at home for every treatment?
We realize that it’s one thing to make arrangements to be at home for our free inspection, but it can be a challenge to meet our technicians for ongoing treatments. While we do our best to arrange for these service calls to take place at a time that works best for your schedule, we also offer outdoor-only services. Customers who take advantage of this option receive periodic treatments along a home’s exterior to prevent insects and other pests from making their way into your home. As long as our experts get instructions on how to access the perimeter of your home, we can do our work without your needing to be present.
How does ABC handle honey bees?
ABC does not kill or remove honey bees. We know the value honey bees bring to the environment and we go out of our way not to negatively impact bee colonies. If you believe you have honey bees in your home or yard, we’re glad to provide you with the names and numbers of local bee keepers who can be of assistance in the removal and relocation of the hive.
How do I know if ABC provides pest control services in my neighborhood?
ABC’s Austin branch covers almost all of Central Texas, so if you’ve ever seen one of our pest control trucks in your neighborhood, chances are good that we’re already helping many of your neighbors. We have technicians in the following Austin neighborhoods almost every day:
We offer a full range of pest control services.
Additional Pest Control Service Areas in Greater Austin
ABC serves many surrounding communities, including, but not limited to:
What Our Customers Are Saying
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Need Pest Control For Your Business?
We understand that businesses have different needs than residences. That’s why we have specially trained technicians who can service your business.