With over 70 years of experience in the pest control industry, ABC has a deep understanding of pest behavior. We use our extensive knowledge to create effective pest control treatment plans for Hearne area homeowners. Much of our pest control philosophy aligns with the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
IPM is an effective management process because it combines lessons learned from the fields of entomology, biology, animal behavior and horticulture. This approach puts an emphasis on efficient, affordable and low impact techniques for pest control.
IPM prioritizes non-chemical interventions whenever possible. This multi-tiered approach to controlling pest infestations identifies why the pest infestation happened in the first place and what measures can be taken to prevent future pest problems. For example, we may recommend moving vegetation away from the perimeter of your home to make your yard less appealing to cockroaches and termites. Or, we may advise you to empty kiddie pools or alter your lawn watering schedule to make your yard less susceptible to mosquito problems. All of these steps are low impact and low-cost ways to reduce the likelihood of a current or future pest problem.
The key to effective pest control is to create a treatment plan that is customized to both the property and the infestation. This means that our first step in the pest control process is to have an ABC pest control specialist come to your home to get a better understanding of the problem. During your inspection, your technician will:
- Ask questions about what you’ve been experiencing and where you’ve been noticing signs of pests or seeing the pests themselves
- Conduct an initial inspection to locate pest hiding spots and potential points of entry
- Examine your property for any pest-related damage
- Identify the species of pest, when necessary
- Give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the pests or our treatment protocols
At the end of the inspection, your technician will present you with an estimate for our suggested next steps. Once we receive your approval, we will schedule your first treatment call.
ABC has been providing effective pest control across Texas for generations. As a family-run business, one of our values is that we treat our customers’ homes as if they were our own, and this philosophy extends to the people we bring on to our team. We strive to hire the best of the best, and our job application process includes a drug test and a criminal background check.
Before conducting service calls, our technicians go through an in-house training program to learn everything they need to know about pest control and what our standards are for customer service. Any ABC specialist who arrives at your home will be friendly and knowledgeable, and will create an effective pest control solution for your property.
How long will I need to wait for my service call?
Whether it’s your first time noticing a pest on your property or you’ve had multiple run-ins with unwanted creatures, we know that it can be unsettling. We understand the urgency of pest problems and we will make every effort to get your problem handled promptly. This is why our pest control process begins with a complimentary, no-obligation estimate. Sometimes, we’re even able to give you this estimate over the phone.
That said, the most effective pest control treatment plans are those that are tailored to the property where the infestation is happening, as no two situations are alike. Most of our customers benefit from a customized treatment plan that is designed for their particular problem. In the majority of cases, we prefer to send a specialist to your property to get a better understanding of the situation and determine the best next steps. Typically, we can schedule this visit in just a few business days.
Once we have an understanding of the problem and your needs, we will create a specialized treatment plan and an estimate for you to review. When we get your approval of the complimentary estimate, we will be able to schedule your first treatment visit.
What’s the usual duration of your pest control treatments?
Each pest problem is unique and we tailor our treatment plans to tackle the particular problem you’re dealing with. That’s why it’s difficult to say exactly how many treatments your property will require. We understand that most homeowners want to hear that their problem will be resolved in just a few visits, but in order to halt the pest reproduction cycle and ensure the problem has been dealt with, we typically recommend multiple treatments. Additionally, some pest activity is seasonal in nature, so we may encourage you to engage us for ongoing treatments to prevent a future infestation.
The length of treatment and the number of service calls is dependent on a variety of factors, including the pest species you have, the season and the severity of the infestation. You can feel confident knowing that we will make every effort to rid your property of unwanted guests in as little time as possible. For long-term relief from pests, we offer a recurring pest control service to control four of the most common pests in Robertson County. When you take advantage of this service, you receive regularly scheduled treatment calls to target roaches, mosquitoes, spiders and scorpions.
Will I need to plan to be at home for every treatment?
During the initial assessment, we ask that you are available in person so that we can ask you specific questions about what we’re seeing and discuss talk through some details that may be difficult to explain over the phone. Depending on what we find, we may recommend indoor or outdoor treatments, or a combination of both.
We understand that you would likely rather be spending your spare time on the Hearne Municipal Golf Course or taking the kids to an event at the Robertson County Fair Grounds than waiting around for your pest control technician. We also understand that just having a pest problem can be a major disruption to your life. This is why we offer an outdoor-only ongoing treatment plan that keeps pest populations low throughout the year. When we come to your property for these perimeter treatments, you don’t need to be home. All we ask is that you provide us with any information we may need to gain access to your yard.
How does ABC handle honey bees?
ABC values the important role that honey bees have in our ecosystem. If a bee hive near your home is giving you trouble, we would be happy to provide you with a referral to a local beekeeper who can remove or relocate the hive in a humane manner.