After serving home and business owners for generations, we understand pest behavior and the science behind long-term solutions. We stick to a philosophy approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). We are also the largest independently owned and operated pest control company in the state.
We use an approach called Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which is focused on finding a balance between low costs, effective interventions and low impact. These techniques work to prevent pest problems from happening in the first place by taking into account the interplay of all organisms within an ecosystem. A thorough understanding of the intersection between biology, entomology, animal behavior and horticulture, mixed with industry best practices and the latest research on pest behavior, helps us craft practical solutions to even the toughest pest problem.
One of the main values of IPM is exploring non-chemical solutions before resorting to other types of treatments. ABC technicians pay careful attention to how pests are entering and exiting your property to install protective barriers to keep insects and animals out. Our other methods include minimizing moisture sources, which could mean adding mosquito dunks to birdbaths, adjusting your sprinkler system and removing excess vegetation where water can collect. Our team will also assess your property for areas where pests like to live and suggest changes like removing leaves, removing firewood piles and trimming grass and bushes to make your property less habitable to pests.
We are happy to provide free inspections to make sure you have a solution that is effective and long-term. When an inspector meets you at your home, they come with the following objectives in mind:
- Learn as much as we can about the problem you are having.
- Conduct a preliminary inspection to spot possible entry points in your home and yard.
- Provide you with an opportunity to ask us questions about the usual course of treatment or our techniques.
- Determine whether there are any specific characteristics about your property that might make you more vulnerable to infestations.
- Assess both the extent and the severity of your pest problem.
- Document your pest activity and any associated damage.
After this visit, we will send you a free, no-obligation treatment plan for your review. Once you approve our estimate, we will put your first treatment plan on the calendar.
We frequently hear that Killeen customers choose us because of our experience, integrity and quality. After 75 years of serving Texas, we are known for having the friendliest staff in the business. One of the ways we ensure quality is by conducting thorough background checks and drug testing on all employees so that you feel comfortable having ABC on your property.
How long will it take someone to get here to start working on my pest problem?
We understand that when you see a roach scurrying across the floor, you want them taken care of as soon as possible. Depending on the infestation, we may be able to give you an estimate over the phone. In some cases though, we may recommend an in-person visit from our inspector. This way, they can get a closer look at the problem to make a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
When an inspection visit is recommended, we do our very best to get someone out in just a few business days. After that appointment, we will send you a no-obligation estimate for you to look over. Once we get your approval, we can schedule your first service call.
How long can I expect an ABC treatment plan to last?
We understand that homeowners want their pest problems resolved after just one visit, but the truth is that this isn’t usually the case. These pests often require time and focus, which involves a series of visits, One of the main reasons we recommend these follow-ups is to make sure that the creature’s reproduction has been halted so that you don’t have another generation of pests causing you headaches.
Your custom treatment plan will take a number of factors into account, including the time of year, the pest you are dealing with and the severity and extent of the infestation. We also offer year-round service to protect your home against the four most common culprits for pest problems here in Killeen.
Do I need to make arrangements to be home for every ABC service call?
We understand that Killeen homeowners lead busy lives. That’s why we offer outside-only services that focus on pests that make their way indoors. This service addresses your house’s exterior so that creepy crawling insects stay away.