The professionals at ABC deliver effective, personalized treatments to keep your home free of pests. Having served households in McAllen and throughout Texas for decades, we have become the largest independently owned pest control company in the area. Our success can be attributed to our use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM).
The components of IPM emphasize affordable and low-impact techniques for pest control. The IPM method draws from knowledge taken from the fields of entomology, biology, animal behavior and horticulture. The IPM method is proven to be effective while minimizing the impact on the environment.
We use the IPM approach because it prioritizes non-chemical treatments whenever possible. This method involves identifying the reasons behind pest infestations and taking measures to avoid pest invasions in the future. For example, we may recommend moving firewood or mulch away from the exterior of your home to make your property less susceptible to a termite or cockroach infestation. All of these steps are low impact and low-cost to prevent pests from coming into your home or yard.
After decades of treating pests, we know that the key is creating a plan that is tailored to the property and the infestation. The first step is to have a specialist come to your home to assess the problem. During your inspection, an ABC team member will:
- Ask questions about your experiences with the pests to learn more about your situation
- Inspect your property to find pests and identify points of entry
- Assess your property for any pest-related damage
- Identify the type of pest, if necessary
- Answer your questions about pests on your property, as well as our methods
After the inspection is completed, you will receive a custom treatment plan and an estimate. Once we receive your approval, we’ll set up your first service call.
After serving residential and commercial clients throughout Texas for more than 70 years, we are a trusted family-run company. All of our technicians undergo a rigorous screening and training process before they begin going on service calls. When you choose ABC, you can feel comfortable knowing you will receive the most effective pest control treatment, in addition to unmatched customer care and friendly service.
How long will I need to wait for my service call?
We understand that once you see a roach, rat or any other insect in your home, you want them gone immediately. We make every effort to remove these unwelcome pests as quickly as possible. That’s why we offer free, no-obligatory estimates. In some cases, we’re even able to offer estimates over the phone.
That said, you’ll want to keep in mind that no two pest control situations are alike. In most cases, you will benefit from a personalized treatment plan designed for your particular situation. In the majority of cases, we prefer to send a pest control professional to your home to learn more about your problem and determine the most effective course of action before beginning treatment. Typically, a visit can be scheduled within just a few business days.
Once we have a clear understanding of your needs, we’ll create a specialized treatment plan. Before we get started, we’ll provide you with a complimentary, obligation-free estimate to approve. Once we’ve heard back from you, we’ll schedule your first treatment visit.
What’s the usual duration of your pest control treatments?
Since no two pest problems are the same, so are our custom treatment plans. We know that most homeowners would like to hear that their pest problem will be gone in just a few visits, but most infestations require multiple treatments.
The length of treatment and number of service calls may depend on several factors, including the pest species, season and the extent of the infestation. You can rest assured that we will make every effort to rid your home of unwanted visitors in as little time as possible. To prevent pest problems throughout the year, ABC offers a recurring preventative service to control the most common pests in McAllen and surrounding areas.
Will I need to plan to be at home for every treatment?
We know how disruptive a pest infestation can be to your normal routine. To accommodate your busy schedule, we offer “outside only” services that include treatment of the exterior of your property and yard. Since you don’t have to be home for these services, we just ask that you provide us with any applicable information we need to access your property, such as a gate code.
How does ABC handle honey bees?
Bees are an important part of our environment. Because of this, our team will do everything we can not to disturb either bees or their hives. If you have a problem with honey bees on your property, we can give you the contact information of McAllen beekeepers who can remove and relocate honey bee hives in a safe, humane manner.