He did a great job inspecting for bed bugs, and really took his time. I appreciate his concern and follow through.
Once you spot a cockroach in your kitchen, a rat in your garage or ants in your bathroom, chances are that you don’t want to wait long to address your pest problem. When we can, we try to give our customers an estimate over the phone so that we can schedule your first service call immediately.
That said, the most effective treatment plans are based on a tailored solution, so in many cases, we will request that an inspector meet you at your home to get a better understanding of your problem. In most cases, based on your availability, this can happen in just a few business days. We’ll deliver a treatment plan, created just for you, after that meeting takes place. After you review and approve our complimentary, no-obligation estimate, we can get your first service call on our schedule.
ABC’s experienced technicians can handle any type of pest infestation Austin-area homeowners might experience. We are most commonly called to homes in the area to provide:
Perhaps among the most reviled creatures to invade our homes, roaches can contaminate our food, transmit diseases and even destroy textiles and paper products. These resilient creatures can infest even the cleanest homes, since they survive on practically any type of organic material.
Although cockroaches are extremely difficult for homeowners to control on their own, ABC’s skilled technicians know just where to look to target both breeding and resting areas. With ABC’s help, you won’t have to worry about any middle-of-the-night encounters.
We Austinites love to spend time outdoors, but one irritating pest can make our time in our yards miserable: mosquitoes. The itchy bites from bloodsucking pests are not only annoying, but can also pose serious health risks, since mosquitoes can transmit diseases, including the West Nile and Zika viruses. The scary part is that these insects can reproduce in just one teaspoon of standing water.
ABC can protect your family from these pests with scientifically-proven methods to reduce your backyard population and address both biting insects and their eggs.
The rapid growth in our area has led to a resurgence in bed bug infestations. These tiny parasites seek refuge in the smallest crevices in our living spaces, including in folds in our mattress covers, pillows and even baseboards, emerging under the cover of darkness to feed on us while we are fast asleep. Hard to spot during the daytime, bed bugs can go long stretches of time without a meal, making bed bug problems extremely hard to control without a professional. ABC’s bed bug specialists pinpoint the source of a problem and use effective techniques to eliminate these pests and keep them from coming back.
Arriving at your foundation through underground tunnels, termites are responsible for billions of dollars of structural damage to U.S. homes each year. These “silent destroyers” can often go undetected for long stretches of time, since they feed continuously on the wood in your house and reside in the hardest-to-access areas homeowners can’t see.
ABC can help you protect your biggest investment from significant damage with routine monitoring. If you do suspect you have termites, most Austin residents contact ABC immediately so our experts can begin eradicating the entire colony with our extremely effective termiticides. Our experienced technicians will keep coming back to make sure your termite problem is a thing of the past.
As Austin has grown, so has the population of rodents and other animals that can come onto our property and invade our homes. Rats, mice, racoons, opossums, squirrels and other creatures can cause havoc when they rummage in our trash cans, chew through electrical wiring, leave disease-laden droppings, nest in our attics and contaminate our food. Worse still, these larger animals can bring in other pests, including fleas and ticks.
ABC will first determine how these critters have made their way onto your yard or into your crawl spaces. Then, our technicians will remove any animals that have made your residence theirs. Once they are gone, we will install protective barriers to make sure you won’t have to worry about these unwelcome houseguests going forward.
Practically every Austin homeowner has experienced the pain of a fire ant bite. Once bitten, most of us would prefer not to deal with fire ants and their unsightly mounds again. ABC can protect your children, pets and your entire household from these menacing pests, while also advising you on how to handle any other ant problems you may be having in your kitchen, bathroom or living spaces.
Tick & Flea Control
News stories highlight the growing health concerns posed by ticks, while fleas continue to be a big problem for homeowners and pet owners. Fleas can infest a home, particularly when pets and outdoor lovers go inside and out. Flea bite dermatitis can be annoying for humans and make pets miserable. Although ticks don’t typically invade homes, just one bite can lead to serious consequences if a person contracts a condition such as Lyme disease. ABC’s professionals can treat both the interior and exterior of your home to safeguard you from the risks these creatures pose and implement measures that will be effective for both the pests and their eggs so you will be protected in the future.
Worried about wasps? So are most Austin-area homeowners. These stinging insects often make nests near our entryways and around our decks and patios. Accidentally disturbing these creatures can result in a painful sting—or worse, if you have an allergy. ABC’s pros can remove any nests that are in areas your family and guests frequent, seal any openings that might provide wasps with an invitation to build in the future and provide you with recommendation on how to keep these insects away.
Spider & Scorpion Control
Can you tell the difference between poisonous spiders and harmless varieties? Do you know how to avoid a run-in with a scorpion? If you are like most Austin-area homeowners, the answer to both questions is no. If you want to avoid an unpleasant surprise when you are going through items in your attic, getting the decorations out of your garage, or grabbing that item in your closet, call ABC. Our experts can help identify any of these creatures for you, address any infestations or simply remove the source of your concern so that you and your family aren’t at risk of a painful bite or sting (or worse).
ABC’s approach to pest control balances a comprehensive understanding of pest behavior with practical approach to keeping these bothersome creatures away from your property in the first place. With decades serving central Texas home and business owners, ABC has grown into the largest independently-owned and operated pest control company in the entire state by adopting a philosophy supported by many large institutions, among them the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach prioritizes interventions that are effective, low impact and low cost. Recognizing the interconnected nature of all the parts of an ecosystem, these techniques apply lessons learned from entomology, animal behavior, biology and horticulture to solve even the toughest pest problems.
Our Austin customers appreciate that IPM emphasizes the use of non-chemical interventions first. Our technicians will pinpoint exactly how your more troublesome pests are making their way onto your property and install protective measures to keep them away. We will also look for areas of moisture in your yard that could be harboring insects and animals or providing potential breeding areas. We may suggest adjustments to your watering schedule, putting mosquito dunks in a birdbath or cutting back overgrowth where water can collect. Clearing leaves, cutting your grass, removing or relocating firewood and cutting back bushes may also be low-impact ways that you can make your property less enticing to all types of insects and animals that you may not want in and around your home.
The key to successful, long-term protection against common household pests is a well-designed treatment plan. This begins with your free inspection, during which a trained and knowledgeable ABC inspector will do the following:
Ask you questions to gather the information needed to target the pests and areas which are at the root of your problem.
Conduct an initial assessment of the extent and severity of your infestation.
Document any associated damage to your home or belongings.
Determine what unique conditions or factors might make your home or property more attractive to pests.
Pinpoint areas where uninvited guests are making their entrance.
Give you a chance to ask us any questions you may have about our treatments or pest control philosophy.
We’ll take all the information we gathered during this inspection to create a no-cost and no-obligation estimate with recommended next steps. As soon as you approve this plan of action, we can get you on our schedule to get started.
Each pest problem is unique and requires a slightly different approach, which makes it extremely difficult to give an accurate answer to this question. While we’d like to say all problems can be resolved in just one visit, that often isn’t the case. Pest activity tends to be cyclical in nature, requiring ongoing monitoring to ensure we have adequately protected you from the next generation of pests.
The length of your treatment program may vary based on a number of factors, including when during the year you contact us, what insects or animals are the reason you reached out and the extent and severity of your infestation. To more adequately protect homeowners in the greater Austin area against the most common household pests, ABC now offers year-round service to control the “big four” pests in our area: roaches, mosquitoes, spiders and scorpions.
We realize that it’s one thing to make arrangements to be at home for our free inspection, but it can be a challenge to meet our technicians for ongoing treatments. While we do our best to arrange for these service calls to take place at a time that works best for your schedule, we also offer outdoor-only services. Customers who take advantage of this option receive periodic treatments along a home’s exterior to prevent insects and other pests from making their way into your home. As long as our experts get instructions on how to access the perimeter of your home, we can do our work without your needing to be present.
ABC does not kill or remove honey bees. We know the value honey bees bring to the environment and we go out of our way not to negatively impact bee colonies. If you believe you have honey bees in your home or yard, we're glad to provide you with the names and numbers of local bee keepers who can be of assistance in the removal and relocation of the hive.
First and foremost, ABC couldn’t compete in a rapidly-growing area without getting results for our customers. Another reason we stand out from the competition is that our customers know they can feel safe with ABC in their home. Why is that? We conduct thorough background checks and drug testing on all our employees. Lastly, ABC promises to treat your home as if it were our own.
ABC is not just a pest and lawn services provider. We now offer a broad range of home services to our Austin-area customers, including:
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