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 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.
Homeowners across Texas 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 knowledgeable and that you can trust our technicians around your pets, family, and belongings.
How long will I need to wait for my service call?
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.
What’s the usual duration for your pest control treatments?
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.
Will I need to be home during an ABC treatment?
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.
How does ABC handle honey bees?
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.