Pest Control in San Marcos, TX

San Marcos is a great place to raise a family, thanks to a picturesque river that's right in our backyard and easy access to all the Hill Country has to offer. Despite all of these advantages, there are some downsides of living in our humid subtropical climate, namely the high likelihood that you could have a problem with roaches, mosquitoes, termites, bed bugs or other common household pests. When it comes to pest control, San Marcos, TX homeowners rely on ABC Home & Commercial Services to stop an infestation in its tracks and protect you from future unwelcome visitors.

Effective Pest Control Solutions

ABC has been serving Texas home and business owners for decades, so you can feel confident that we fully understand pest behavior and the science surrounding effective, long-term solutions. As the largest independently-owned and operated pest control company in the state of Texas, ABC adheres to a philosophy embraced by a host of large institutions, including the Environmental Protection Agency.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an approach which seeks to find a balance between effective interventions, low cost and low impact. These techniques take into account the interplay of all the organisms within an ecosystem and how to prevent pest problems from happening in the first place. A keen 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 objectives of IPM is to explore non-chemical techniques before resorting to other types of treatments. Technicians pay special attention to how pests are entering and exiting your property to install protective barriers to keep insects and animals out. Other methods include minimizing moisture sources that could provide pests with a reason to stick around, which could mean adjusting your sprinkler system, adding mosquito dunks to birdbaths and removing excess vegetation where water can collect. Technicians will also assess your property for areas where pests can rest and nest and suggest changes, which could include removing firewood piles, removing leaves and trimming grass and bushes to make your outdoor spaces less attractive to a number of possible animal and insect invaders.

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.

3. 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.

4. Prevention

Customers with our ongoing pest management services will receive periodic retreatments to prevent the return of the most common pests in our area.

ABC provides free inspections with one ultimate goal in mind: to provide you with effective, long-term pest solutions. When an inspector meets you at your home, we have the following objectives in mind:

After this visit, we will send along a free, no-obligation treatment plan for your review. Your first treatment appointment can be rescheduled as soon as you approve our estimate.

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We offer a full range of pest control services.

San Marcos customers choose to work with us because of our experience, integrity and quality. ABC has served Texas home and business owners for over 60 years, with the friendliest staff in the business. Integrity to us means many things, among them that we conduct thorough background checks and drug testing on all employees so that you can feel safe having ABC on your property, even when you aren’t at home. Finally, we take pride in providing high-quality, effective service, every time.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will it take someone to get here to start working on my pest problem?

Once you discover a rat in your attic or spy a roach running across the floor, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll want the problem taken care of as quickly as possible. Thankfully, when you reach out to ABC, you won’t have to wait long. Depending on the nature of your problem, we may be able to give you an estimate right over the phone so that we can get to work immediately. In some cases, however, we may recommend a trained inspector meet you at your home to get a closer look at the problem you have to customize your treatment plan to best suit 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 along a no-obligation estimate for you to look over. Once we get your approval, we can schedule your first service call.

Is there a charge for ABC’s pest control estimates, or are they free?

As a company dedicated to serving our customers, ABC’s philosophy is that we want to make homeowners’ lives as easy as possible. That begins with our free, no-obligation estimates. In some cases, we can give those over the phone, while in others, we suggest that an inspector meet you at your home to learn more about your pest problem so we can design the most effective treatment plan possible. Either way, we are happy to answer any questions you might have about the services we recommend. We can schedule that first service call as soon as you approve the estimate.

How long can I expect an ABC treatment plan to last?

While we wish we could tell you every pest problem will be resolved after just one visit, the truth is that this isn’t usually the case. There is a reason these creatures are called pests in the first place, and it’s generally because they require some time and focus, which often 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 customized treatment plan will take several factors into account, including the time of year you reach out to us, what species you need our help to get rid of and the severity and extent of your infestation. In response to customer demand, we now offer year-round service to protect your home against the four most common culprits for pest problems here in San Marcos: roaches, mosquitoes, spiders and scorpions.

Do I need to make arrangements to be home for every ABC service call?

ABC has just the answer for you homeowners who find it a challenge to be at home to meet our technicians: our outside-only services. Since homeowners are often most concerned with pests that make their way indoors, this service can address your house’s exterior so that crawling insects stay away.

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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:

Bastrop Bee Cave Brushy Creek Buda Cedar Park Dripping Springs Elgin Georgetown Hutto Kyle Lago Vista Lakeway Leander Liberty Hill Lockhart Manor Marble Falls Pflugerville Rollingwood/West Lake Hills Round Rock San Marcos Shady Hollow Smithville Spicewood Sunset Valley Taylor Wimberley

What Our Customers Are Saying

Based on 2738 reviews

Jackie Vogt

2/2/2021

“I hired the handyman service from ABC to take care of miscellaneous stuff around my house that has been long overdo! They sent Robert (Bob) who was terrific! He came over with a smiling face on a Monday morning!! I found him very knowledgeable and proficient about his trade. He has a “can do” attitude which was truly appreciated. I would highly recommend him! A really nice guy!”

Shawn Spencer

10/16/2020

“First time using ABC and have been very pleased so far. They are very professional, their specialties and technicians are very well informed and trained in their departments. We have spoken to the rodent control and the AC department. Everything was relayed to me about the process and the follow up was very through from start to finish with emails, phone calls and detailed reports. Very impressed with their whole process. Great job ABC!!!”

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