Our technicians have a deep understanding of pest behavior, making them effective at implementing effective measures to prevent pests from coming onto your property. After serving homeowners in Texas for decades, ABC has grown into the largest independently owned and operated pest control company in the state. Much of that success can be attributed to using Integrated Pest Management (IPM), an approach that is endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The principles of IPM place emphasis on effective, low impact and low-cost pest control. This holistic approach incorporates knowledge from entomology, biology, animal behavior and horticulture to enable our technicians to create treatment plans that are both effective and minimize the impact on the environment.
Our customers know that we are dedicated to using non-chemical interventions whenever possible. Our pest inspection process includes determining why and how these pests have made their way to your property and taking steps to make your property less attractive to them. We will also inspect your home and yard for areas with excess moisture that could be attracting pests such as mosquitoes, cockroaches and termites. To minimize sources of moisture, we may recommend changing your lawn watering schedule or moving your compost pile further from your home’s exterior. We may also recommend clearing leaves, regularly mowing your lawn, moving firewood and other vegetation away from your home’s foundation and trimming back tall bushes. All of these steps are low impact and low-cost ways to make your property less vulnerable to a pest infestation.
We create customized treatment plans that will be the most effective for your property and infestation. Once you contact us, an ABC inspector will typically come to your home to get a better understanding of the problem. During this visit, your ABC specialist will:
- Ask questions about where you’ve seen any pests or pest activity
- Assess your property to locate the pests and any potential entry points
- Take note of any pest-related damage
- Evaluate your property for any factors that make you more vulnerable to a pest infestation
- Identify the species of pest, if necessary
- Answer any questions you may have regarding the pests or our pest control protocols.
After this inspection, we will provide you with a free estimate for our recommended next steps. Once you have approved the estimate, we will schedule your first service call.
Homeowners in Texas have been relying on ABC for pest control services for over 70 years. After decades in the business, we have developed a thorough training program. We also have every employee pass a drug test and background check before being hired.
How long will I need to wait for my service call?
We understand that when you see a roach, rat, mouse or another type of bug or wild animal on your property, you probably want it taken care of, and fast. That’s why ABC will schedule an inspection as soon as possible and depending on the extent of the infestation, we may even be able to provide an estimate over the phone.
We do typically recommend having one of our certified professionals meet you in person to asses the problem. In most cases, we can schedule this appointment within a few business days. After our specialist inspects your property, they will create a customized treatment plan for your situation. Once you have reviewed this estimate and approved it, we will schedule your first appointment.
What does a typical service call look like?
What’s the usual duration for your pest control treatments?
Unfortunately, there is no single solution to pest control. Every treatment plan we offer will be customized for the situation and some problems may require more visits than others – but at least you’ll know that your problem has been taken care of. Since some pests are seasonal, we usually recommend ongoing preventative treatments to prevent a future infestation and ensure that the current pest population is controlled.
Will I need to plan to be at home for every treatment?
We know that having pests is frustrating and can disrupt your day-to-day life. We also understand that with our busy lives, it can be difficult to be home for every service call. That’s why we offer outside-only services. These customers have their home’s exterior and yard treated on a regular basis. We just ask that you provide our team with any directions needed to gain access to your property, like gate codes.