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We understand the feeling of discovering you have a pest problem and wanting to get working on the problem immediately. That’s why when you give us a call at (361) 884-8214, we’ll send someone to meet you at your home at the earliest opportunity. In some cases, we can even give you an estimate over the phone based on the size of the affected area. Since we want to get you the best results possible, in many cases we do recommend having an inspector come to give you a customized solution to the problem you are having.
During the free inspection, the inspector will:
Gather more information about the problem you are having
Take a closer look at areas pests may be living, breeding and gaining entry into your yard or home
Assessing your home for damage
Answering any questions you might have
After that meeting, ABC will provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate. After you’ve approved the estimate, the first service call can be scheduled.
ABC’s highly-trained technicians regularly visit homes in Corpus Christi and the surrounding area to handle any type of pest problem homeowners might be having.
Our pest professionals provide effective:
When it comes to pests, there are few creatures that bug us as much as roaches. The mere sight of a roach scurrying across our floors is enough to make us jump, not to mention the fact that they can contaminate our food, spread salmonella and other harmful bacteria, contribute to allergies and destroy paper and textile products. Roaches are highly adaptive, making them extremely difficult for homeowners to deal with on their own. The pros at ABC apply their extensive knowledge of pest behavior to find cockroach hiding spots and apply effective treatments to avoid future close encounters with these creatures.
Mosquitoes proliferate in wet areas, making communities along the coast particularly susceptible to large numbers of these pesky pests. In particular, inland areas which experience lowland flooding are places you can find species which transmit serious illnesses, including the Zika and West Nile viruses. During the warmer months of the year, it can be nearly impossible to spend time outside without constantly swatting these bloodsucking insects away. ABC’s knowledgeable technicians can target nesting and breeding spots to help you reduce mosquito populations so you can enjoy spending time in the outdoors.
A trend we have seen in recent years is the resurgence of bed bugs as a public health issue. Experts suggest that an increase in travel patterns has contributed to homeowners increasingly reporting problems with this microscopic pest. As the name suggests, bed bugs often attack humans while we are asleep, although they can feed at any time of day. Bites are itchy and can cause skin irritation, and the bugs often retreat into the narrowest of hiding spots before we wake up, making them extremely hard to eliminate. The good news is that ABC can offer specialized, targeted treatments to get rid of both the adult bed bugs and their eggs so you can take care of the problem before the pests have a chance to proliferate.
What’s the one pest which can pose the biggest threat to your biggest investment—your home? Termites. These social insects live in colonies which have up to a million members and arrive at your house through an underground tunnel, which means they can do significant damage to your foundation before you even realize there is a problem. Termites survive on cellulose, which is the building block of wood, so you are less likely to see these pests out in the open and more likely to find them out of sight in a wall cavity. Regardless of where the termites are holed up in your home, ABC’s termite experts will find them and eliminate the entire colony before applying treatment underneath the soil in a perimeter around your home to prevent any future infestations.
While some pests are microscopic, others can be much larger: rats, mice, raccoons, opossums and even birds and squirrels, when they nest in places you’d rather they didn’t. These animals can chew through electrical wiring, knock over trash containers, contaminate food and leave behind droppings and other materials that pose a health concern. To make matters even worse, smaller pests can hitch a ride on the fur of these pests, so you could be dealing with other pest problems as well if these animals make their way into your attic, crawl spaces, garage and other areas on your property. ABC’s wildlife specialists first will humanely trap and relocate these animals to a more suitable living environment. We will then seal any openings to prevent any future uninvited houseguests.
We are all very familiar with ants, and most of us have experienced the painful sensation of a fire ant bite. Other ant species can contaminate food and tunnel through wood. ABC’s pest professionals can troubleshoot any ant problems you are having, indoors or outside, and come up with a customized treatment plan to keep your ant population under control and to protect your family from fire ant bites.
Flea & Tick Control
Fleas and ticks are not only a problem for the human members of our household, but also for our pets. These parasitic insects can be difficult for homeowners to control on their own because infestations tend to happen both inside and outside simultaneously. In addition, treatments can be less effective at different stages of these creatures’ life cycles. Flea bites may only serve to aggravate us, but our dogs and cats can be made quite miserable if they contract flea bite dermatitis. Ticks can spread illnesses to both humans and animals, including Lyme disease. ABC’s experts can target each species and provide you with effective treatment plans to make these problems a thing of the past.
Wasp & Bee Removal
While bees and wasps are important parts of our ecosystem, these stinging insects can cause problems when they decide to make your home theirs. Bees can find wall cavities along your home’s exterior to build a nest and wasps can suspend their homes near our entryways and eaves. We can unintentionally disturb the homes of these insects, resulting in a painful sting. If a person is allergic, of course, a bee sting can turn into a medical emergency. ABC’s pest professionals can advise you on a strategy to humanely relocate these creatures and make your home less attractive to bees and wasps in the future.
Spider & Scorpion Control
It’s not uncommon to run across a spider or scorpion while we are out in the garden, sorting through our garage or getting linens out of the back closet. Few homeowners know which spiders and scorpions to avoid and what you can do to prevent having any run-ins with these creatures. ABC’s pros can identify the spider and scorpion species in your home, handle any infestations you might have and suggest ways to avoid future close encounters.
ABC applies integrated pest management principles to address homeowners’ pest problems. What that means is that we apply extensive knowledge about pest behavior to make your property less hospitable for pests.
First, we identify the source of your infestation. We want to find all potential breeding and nesting sites so that we can target both the pest and its eggs. Then we apply targeted solutions to eliminate the pest population. Initially, you may see an uptick in pest activity while we drive these creatures out of their usual hiding spots. Once your population is under control, we check for entry points on your property and your home’s exterior and seal them so these pests can’t find their way back again.
Different pests tend to be more active during different times of the year, so ABC provides our customers with year-round protection. This all-season pest control program addresses the four most common pests we hear about here in Corpus: roaches, ants, spiders and scorpions.
We completely understand that taking off work to meet a technician is a challenge, which is why ABC offers outside-only pest control services. If you choose this service option, our technicians can treat the outside of your home for all types of crawling pests while you are at work.
Our biggest priority is the well-being of your loved ones. That’s why we carefully select the products we use to make sure treatments are friendly to both your children and your furry family members. Our technicians receive extensive training on how to carefully apply these products which are designed for residential use. Your technician is happy to work with you to address any concerns you might have about the products we are using or answer any questions about our techniques.
Corpus homeowners have been trusting their homes to ABC for decades. One of the reasons our customers tell us they chose ABC is that we only send the friendliest, most knowledgeable technicians to their homes. Our pest control team includes licensed professionals (TPCL2170) and entomologists help make our pest control services superior.
Our technicians treat your home as they would their own. You can feel safe having ABC on your property, because all our employees undergo rigorous background checks and regular drug testing.