We understand that addressing your pest problem as quickly as possible is important. When we can, we try to give our customers an estimate over the phone so we can schedule your first service call as soon as possible.
However, to give you the most accurate estimate with a customized approach to treatment, we may recommend scheduling a time for an inspector to come to your home and examine the pest problem first-hand. Based on your availability, we can usually schedule this in-person meeting within just a couple of business days. Your technician will be able to examine your home for these pests and build a treatment plan that is customized to your specific situation. Upon your approval of our complimentary estimate, we will schedule your first service call.
The pest control experts at ABC can help with any kind of pest—no matter how big or small! The most common pest control services we provide to Pflugerville homeowners are:
Roaches are capable of transmitting diseases, contaminating food, destroying textiles and eating paper products. To add insult to injury, these pests are extremely difficult to eliminate because they are resilient and reproduce at a rapid rate. These uninvited guests also tend to come out at night, so you may not even realize you have a problem until you have a full-blown infestation. When an ABC pest control expert comes to your home, treatment efforts can focus on both resting and breeding grounds so you can avoid any future unwelcome encounters.
These pesky creatures can do more than just give us itchy bites—they are capable of transmitting diseases such as the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. If you have a large population of mosquitoes living near your home, enjoying spending time outside can become nearly impossible. Controlling mosquito populations isn’t easy either because these pests can reproduce with just a teaspoon of standing water. ABC can control the mosquitoes around your home by neutralizing mosquito breeding grounds and offering you advice on how to minimize sources of moisture around your home.
Scientists believe that the ease of modern travel has led to the resurgence of bed bugs throughout the U.S. These bugs can enter our home after we bring them back with us from a place that is infested. Bed bugs can be very difficult for homeowners to eradicate on their own because these tiny bugs can hide in nearly any crevice in our home, including in our mattresses, furniture and baseboards. Also, bed bugs only come out at night when they sense a blood meal is nearby. To make matters worse, these creatures can go long periods of time without feeding which brings some homeowners to believe that their problem has gone away on its own. The pest experts from ABC can locate these tiny bugs then apply treatments to eliminate the population of bed bugs in your home.
Termites cause billions of dollars worth of damage to U.S. homes each year because these silent destroyers are small and often hide in the hardest to access areas, such as near your home’s foundation. These insects are also capable of causing extensive damage because once they reach a food source they will eat for 24 hours a day, every day. ABC can give you peace of mind by regularly monitoring your home for signs of termites.
If you suspect that you have termites on your property, one of our technicians can come to inspect your home, then treat the colony with our extremely effective termiticides and ensure that your property is protected going forward.
The wildlife and rodents in Pflugerville are attracted to our homes because we provide them with the essential for survival: food, water, shelter and warmth. When you have rats, mice, raccoons, opossums, squirrels or another creature living on your property, your home and belongings can fall victim to extensive damage. These creatures like to rummage through our trash, chew on our electrical wiring and eat our food. In addition, these animals are capable of transmitting diseases to us and our pets. Lastly, some of these pests carry fleas and ticks with them which can lead to secondary infestations.
When one of our experts arrives at your home, the first order of business is to determine how this pest made its way onto your property or into your home. Then, steps will be taken to remove any creatures that have invaded your property. Once all these invaders are all gone, your technician will seal up potential entry points to prevent any future return visits.
Dealing with fire ants on your property can be stressful, especially if you have had the unfortunate experience of being bitten. Fire ants can be especially problematic if they have mounds in your yard where your children or pets like to play. If these ants feel that they are being threatened, they will charge their attacker, leaving them covered in painful pustules. That's why many homeowners hire a pest control professional like ABC who knows how to eliminate these colonies and provide you with guidance to make your yard less tempting to these ants in the future.
ABC doesn’t just handle fire ants—we can help with any species of ant that has invaded your home or yard.
Tick & Flea Control
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to have a pet to have a flea infestation. These small pests can bite us, causing incessant itching and sometimes even secondary infections. Pets can be made miserable if you have a flea problem. Ticks will latch on for days until they are full, and these parasites are capable of spreading diseases, such as Lyme disease. Both fleas and ticks can be difficult to control because they require different methods of treatment depending on where they are in their life cycle. ABC's pest control professionals understand the behavior and habits of fleas and ticks and can use this knowledge to effectively eliminate your populations of these pests, both indoors and outdoors.
Wasps often startle homeowners during the warmest months of the year. Their sting is painful and can be even more dangerous if you or a family member is allergic. Wasps also like to make nests in areas that we use frequently, such as near our entryways and around decks and patios. One of our professionals can come remove any nests, seal up holes that could looks like a good place for wasps to build nests and provide you with recommendations on how to keep these pests away in the future.
Spider & Scorpion Control
Spiders and scorpions hide in areas that we are least expecting to see them, such as when we're pulling decorations out of storage or when we're grabbing something out of the back of the closet. These creatures are not generally aggressive and don't usually want to interact with humans, which is part of the reason they hide in these out of the way spots. However, there are two species of poisonous spider you have to watch out for here in Pflugerville: the black widow spider and the brown recluse. If you have an uncomfortable amount of spiders or scorpions on your property, or you need help identifying the species of spider on your property, you can rely on the professionals at ABC. We can identify these creatures, address infestations and provide you with advice on how to make your home less welcoming to these pests.
ABC’s pest control philosophy is to put our extensive understanding of pest behavior to use to apply a practical approach to keeping these creatures away from your home in the first place. ABC has been serving homeowners for over sixty years and we have grown into one of the largest independently owned and operated pest control companies in Texas. This is partially because we have adopted an approach that has been accepted by many reputable institutions, including the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) principles place emphasis on pest control that is effective, low impact and low cost. IPM combines lessons learned from entomology, animal behavior, biology and horticulture to create pest control approaches that have a minimal impact on the environment, yet are effective.
Our customers are appreciative of our adoption of the IPM approach because of our dedication to use non-chemical interventions whenever possible. Some of the ways we prevent pest infestations are by determining what exactly is making these pests come to your home and taking steps to make your home less attractive to them. We will also inspect your yard for areas of excess moisture that could make your home more susceptible to pests such as mosquitoes, cockroaches and termites. We may recommend altering your sprinkler schedule or putting mosquito dunks in birdbaths. Other ways you can make your home less attractive to pests include clearing leaves, regularly mowing your lawn, relocating firewood so it is not stacked against your home and cutting back tall-growing bushes. These are all low impact and low-cost ways to make your home less susceptible to an infestation.
The key factor in having a home that is protected from pests is having a treatment plan that is customized to the specific problem you are having. The first step in creating this type of plan of action is to have an inspector come to your home. When an ABC inspector arrives at your home, you can expect the following:
- A conversation to get a better idea about the pests you’ve seen and where you’re seeing them.
- An examination of impacted areas and your property to take note of the extent and severity of your infestation.
- An assessment of any pest-related damage.
- A survey of your home and yard to see if there are any factors that may make your home more attractive to pests.
- An effort to identify pest entry points.
- An opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have regarding pest activity or our treatment plans.
After we have gathered all of the needed information, we will provide you with a non-obligatory, complimentary estimate with a recommended treatment plan. Upon your approval, we will schedule your first service call.
As each pest problem is unique, so is every treatment plan. We wish that we could solve every pest problem in just one or two visits, but often additional visits are often required to ensure that your pest problems are gone for good. In addition, some pests are seasonal, so we tend to recommend ongoing monitoring to ensure your home is not susceptible to the next generation of these pests.
The length of your treatment plan is dependent on multiple different factors, including the time of year you contacted us, what kind of pest has invaded your property and the extent and severity of your infestation. To prevent pest infestations for homeowners in the Pflugerville area, ABC now offers year-round service to control the “big four” pests in the area: roaches, mosquitoes, spiders and scorpions.
We realize that having a pest infestation on its own is a disruption in your life, and being at home for your every visit from your pest control professional can be a challenge. This is why we offer outdoor only service calls as a preventative treatment plan. Customers who take advantage of this treatment option will receive periodic treatments around their home’s perimeter to keep pests from entering their home. As long as you give us instructions to gain access to your home, such as gate codes, we can provide service on your property even when you aren’t there.
ABC knows the value that honey bees provide to our ecosystem, which is why we do not kill or remove honey bees. If you believe you have honey bees in your home or yard, we can provide you with the names and numbers of local beekeepers who can humanely remove and relocate your hive.
ABC has been providing pest control to Texas homeowners for over 60 years. As a family run business, one of ABC's values is treating your home as if it was our own. Our customers feel safe with our technicians in their home, as all of our team members go through an extensive hiring process, are checked for criminal history and are drug tested before they are hired. Afterward, our pest specialists go through additional in-house training to learn everything they need to know to provide consistent, high-quality service to our customers..