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I just called in to say how pleased my wife and I are with our service tech, Jason. He listens to all of our concerns and follows through with his treatment of our ant and roach problems. Before he left  the property, insects were dying out in the open. We will recommend ABC to all of our friends and family.

- Bruce M., August 2019
How soon can you get here and start working on my mosquito problem?

When you hear the latest news about the number of reported Zika cases in Travis County, it’s understandable that you want a mosquito control solution implemented sooner rather than later. That’s why we do all that we can do get you on the schedule as soon as possible to begin to implement a plan of action.

For some of our most popular services—mosquito, spider, scorpion and ant control—we can give you an estimate over the phone based on the size of the area you want to be treated. What we prefer and recommend, however, is to schedule a time to meet you at your home to do a full inspection to determine the extent and severity of your problem. After that visit, we can present you with a plan of action that we can begin to implement upon your approval.

Which mosquito control services do you provide in Austin?

ABC is proud to have served Austin-area homeowners for generations.

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Our trained, expert technicians routinely provide these different interventions to help control mosquitoes:

Targeting places mosquitoes breed in your yard. Although you probably know to dump any standing water that can accumulate throughout your yard, you may not realize how little water a mosquito needs to lay eggs. Moisture that amounts only a teaspoon can provide ample breeding ground for a single female to lay up to 300 eggs. Since mosquito eggs can hatch in only 2 days, that means it’s a full-time job to keep an eye on these problem areas.

Our highly skilled technicians know exactly where this moisture can cause you problems, so we can make recommendations to your yard less of a haven for this pesky pests. We may tell you to place mosquito dunks in your birdbath, repair that leaking outdoor faucet or trim back vegetation to make your outdoor spaces less hospitable for egg-laying mosquitoes.

Apply localized treatment to known resting areas with mobile misting backpacks. While controlling mosquitoes from laying eggs on your property is important, you also want to target immature and adult mosquitoes who spend most of the day resting in your vegetation. ABC’s pros can apply specially-formulated mosquito control solutions right to the areas where you need it the most, whether it’s deep within your Asian jasmine or near your hedges. Regular applications of this mosquito-repelling fog will significantly reduce your mosquito population in the short term.

Providing effective, long-term relief through misting stations. Since mosquito treatments become less effective over time, it's important to schedule additional applications to keep your yard's mosquito population under control. ABC's experienced technicians can install misting stations strategically around the perimeter of your home to deliver automated treatments at the times of day mosquitoes are most active. You can also manually activate the misters through a remote-controlled device.

Can you give me a free estimate for mosquito control services?

Absolutely. While we prefer to visit you at your home to learn all that we can about your mosquito problem, we can also give you an estimate over the phone for treatment, based on the area that you would like to have treated.

If you opt for an in-person appointment, a trained inspector will meet with you to:

  • Ask you questions to learn more about your mosquito problem

  • Conduct a preliminary survey to determine both the severity and the extent of your mosquito population

  • Look for areas where mosquitoes are breeding and resting on your property

  • Provide you with an opportunity to ask us any questions you might have about our services and what to expect as a customer

Once this visit is complete, we’ll send you a list of recommended next steps to approve. Once you have had a chance to review and approve our free, no-obligation estimate, we can schedule your first service appointment.

What is it about mosquitoes that make them so hard to control on my own?

Feel like you’ve tried a number of DIY approaches, and none of them have worked to reduce your mosquito population? There are a few reasons that homeowners have trouble managing this pesky pest. First of all, we’ve already mentioned how little moisture mosquito eggs need to hatch. It’s almost impossible to eliminate every potential source of standing water from your yard. Second, these biting insects lay many eggs which can hatch in very little time. Those are just a few reasons many Austin homeowners call in the pros to help get your mosquito problem under control.

What’s the usual length of mosquito control treatments, and how frequently are your service calls?

While we wish we could provide you with an answer to that question, the truth is that it’s a little more complicated than that. No two pest problems are exactly the same, so treatment will vary, based on your mosquito population and how it responds to treatment.

Since effectively treating for mosquitoes requires targeting these pests at various stages in their life cycle, treatment is generally not accomplished in one visit. Your customized treatment plan will give you a better idea of how many visits you’ll need to get your problem under control and when you should expect to get some relief.

Are your technicians able to come to provide mosquito treatment services while I’m not at home?

We completely understand that it’s hard to take off work or be home every time a technician is scheduled to come out. That’s why we developed a convenient “outside only” pest control option which protects you from a number of outdoor pests. You won’t have to be home for a treatment to occur, and you can arrive back home to a treated yard, which means pests are less likely to find a way inside.

Will I still see mosquitoes after a service call?

While we wish we could tell you that mosquitoes will immediately be off your property, the truth is that you will probably see an uptick in mosquito activity after the initial treatments. Seeing more mosquitoes at first is actually a sign our methods are working, since we will be evicting these unwelcome guests from their normal resting and breeding grounds. After our treatments start to work, you’ll see a dropoff in activity, until your problem is eliminated.

How worried should I be about the impact of the mosquito control products on my kids and pets?

We place the well-being of our customers as our highest priority, which means that we carefully select products which are effective while being low-impact on your pets and kids. We take the time to make sure our technicians understand exactly how to apply these low-concentration, residentially-designed products in the smallest possible amounts. We are also happy to talk to you further about any concerns you might have about the products we use for mosquito control on your property and address any concerns you might have.

Why should I trust ABC for my mosquito control?

There are many reasons that our loyal Austin customers come to us for mosquito control solutions. First of all, we have earned a reputation for our long-term results. Second, we require each employee to undergo extensive background checks and drug testing so that our customers can feel safe with our technicians on your property. Last, and certainly not least, we take the time to treat your property as we would our own, leaving it in the same or better condition than when we found it.

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