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Does ABC provide free inspections in Allen?

Each pest problem is unique. At ABC, we understand that in order to create the most effective treatment plan, we must tailor the solution to your specific problem. We offer free inspections and estimates to our customers. In some cases, we’re even able to offer these estimates over the phone. However, in most cases, we prefer to get a better understanding of the problem in person before creating an estimate. 

If an in-person inspection makes the most sense, you can expect your pest control professional to meet you at your home and:

  • ask you about what you’ve been experiencing;
  • conduct an initial inspection of your property to locate pest hiding spots, potential pest entry points and any pest-related damage;
  • determine if there are any structural issues or environmental factors that may make your property more susceptible to a pest infestation and 
  • give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the pests or our what our treatment process entails. 

To wrap up the inspection, your specialist will present you with a customized estimate. When we receive your approval, we will schedule your first treatment call.

Which types of pest control services does ABC provide?

ABC has been providing pest control since 1949. With decades of experience in the industry, we’ve dealt with every pest you can think of and even those you don’t want to think of. While we can create a treatment plan for any type of unwanted "guest" on your property, we most commonly provide the following types of pest control: 

An American cockroach

Roach Control 

Cockroaches have been around for millions of years and have adapted to live in close quarters with humans. Unfortunately, this means that if you’ve spotted one cockroach, there are likely others lurking in the shadows. These pests are widely hated for a variety of reasons. Roaches can worsen allergies, spread bacteria, leave behind a musty smell, contaminate food and damage belongings. Many homeowners feel embarrassed by roach problems, but the truth is that these pests are capable of infesting even the cleanest of homes. 

Controlling roaches is an extremely difficult task for homeowners to do on their own for a number of reasons. For one, these pests are prolific breeders with some females laying up to 10,000 eggs in a single year. Additionally, these pests can survive off nearly any organic matter, including paper, dust and cardboard, so you can’t necessarily cut off roach food sources to deter these creatures. With an ABC roach control treatment plan, you can have peace of mind that we will create a thorough plan to control these nuisance insects. 

A wasp nest on the side of a house

Bee & Wasp Control 

Discovering a bee or wasp nest on your property can be a big disappointment. Although these creatures play an important role in our ecosystem, we don’t necessarily want them living near our entryways, patios and decks. And if you’ve ever been stung by a bee or wasp, it’s likely not an experience you wish to relive. Also, these stings can have serious consequences if you or a family member are allergic. If bees or wasps have nested on your property, ABC can help. Based on your preferences, we can treat, remove or relocate the nest.

Two fire ants coming out of a nest

Ant Control 

These tiny pests can cause large problems. Depending on the species on your property, these pests can contaminate your food, damage the structural integrity of your home or sting your family members. Because these different species have different dietary and nesting preferences, the treatment plan must be tailored to the type of ant on your property. When an ABC specialist arrives at your home, your treatment plan will start with locating the ant colony. Then, we will implement measures to treat the ants on your property.

A subterranean termite on a piece of wood

Termite Control 

The most common species of termite throughout the state of Texas is the subterranean termite. These pests tunnel underground and out of sight, making it difficult for homeowners to catch signs of an infestation until extensive damage has been done. Subterranean termites are so destructive because they will eat away at the structure of a home all day, every day. Additionally, a termite colony can contain up to one million members. 

If you are concerned about termites on your property, ABC can help. We use scientifically backed methods of termite control to eliminate the entire colony. We also provide a termite monitoring program to prevent future termite infestations. With this program, you can have peace of mind that we will catch any signs of a termite problem before a colony becomes established.  

A black widow spider on a web

Spider & Scorpion Control 

Spiders and scorpions can take us by surprise when we find one while grabbing a box out of storage or pulling something out of the back of a cabinet. When we have one of these close encounters, we typically don’t take the time to identify which type of these creatures might be cohabitating with us. However, this can be important, as there are two varieties of venomous spider in Collin County—the black widow and the brown recluse. If spiders or scorpions are making you uneasy, ABC can implement pest control measures to reduce the likelihood of any negative consequences of having these creatures on your property. 

A rat on a roof

Rodent & Wildlife Control 

Having a rodent or wildlife problem can feel overwhelming. Unfortunately, it’s a common occurrence for homeowners to deal with these larger animal pests, whether the creature they are dealing with is mice, rats, raccoons, possums, squirrels or something else entirely. When these creatures move in, they can create messes, contaminate food, spread diseases, leave behind foul smells, damage belongings and even start house fires by chewing through electrical wiring. If you’re in over your head with a wildlife problem, contact ABC. We will strategically set traps and remove all of the unwanted creatures on your property. We can also install preventative measures to keep these unwanted guests out in the future. 

A bed bug crawling on someone

Bed Bug Control 

Unfortunately, bed bug populations are on the rise in the DFW metro, as well as throughout the nation. With more people traveling than ever before, it’s easy for these tiny pests to hitch a ride from place to place. When bed bugs find their way into a new home, they congregate in areas where they can easily get a blood meal, such as in the seams of our mattresses or cracks in our bed frames. Dealing with a bed bug problem can take a large toll on homeowners and can result in loss of sleep and anxiety. 

ABC can get your bed bug infestation under control. We understand these tiny pests can turn your life upside down, and we will create a thorough treatment plan to eliminate the bed bugs in your home using proven methods. 

A mosquito biting someone

Mosquito Control

Although public health departments have put measures in place to reduce mosquito populations, these pests are still a nuisance for Allen residents. During certain times of year, we can become covered in mosquito bites from only minutes in our yards, and the incessant itching can become quite annoying. Worse yet, mosquitoes are capable of transmitting serious illnesses, such as the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. Fortunately, ABC can help with the mosquitoes around your property. We use a variety of methods to reduce the mosquito population on your property, so you can have some relief. 

A tick crawling on someone

Tick & Flea Control 

A few days after going on an outdoor excursion to a place like Bethany Lakes Park with the family and the dog, you’re all itching at flea bites. Unfortunately, fleas are prolific breeders, which is why it might feel as if this infestation came out of nowhere. Even if you don’t have pets, you can still end up with a flea problem if there is some form of wildlife living on your property. Fleas can be particularly difficult to control, as they require different methods of treatment depending on where they are in their life cycle. 

Ticks don’t typically infest homes. However, these tiny creatures are capable of transmitting serious illnesses, such as Lyme disease. This is why it can be alarming to find even a single tick on your property. Whether you’ve found fleas, ticks or both, ABC can help. We will create a thorough treatment plan to control these creatures and can even remove any wildlife that may have brought these pests onto your property in the first place.

What is your Signature Service?

ABC applies the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) into every pest control treatment plan we create. We have been providing pest control for over 70 years and have developed an internal pest control training program based on what we’ve learned over the years. This extensive training program relays all of the important information we have learned about pest habits and behaviors to all our technicians. This extensive body of knowledge has also informed the Signature Service we offer our customers. 

Our Signature Service includes:

  • an inspection of your property so we can take note of any changes that may make you more vulnerable to a pest infestation; 
  • an application of a preventative product, when needed; 
  • the creation of a barrier against pests by administering a targeted product along the exterior of your home;
  • a dusting of preventative products around weep holes, air conditioning lines and other potential pest entry points;
  • installation of copper wool to prevent pests from entering your home through any cracks and crevices and 
  • examining your attic and crawl space to determine if you’ll need any additional treatments.

ABC is proud to be a QualityPro accredited business. To hold this credential, we have a stringent hiring process in place. This hiring process includes conducting driving record checks, drug tests and background checks on all applicants. Additionally, all specialists go through regular testing and training to ensure all of our team members are providing our customers with high-quality services. 

What can you tell me about how friendly the products you use are for pets and children?

When it comes to pest control, Allen area homeowners can feel confident that ABC will create a pest treatment plan that is effective and low-impact. We are a family-run business and every product we select is done so with your family in mind. When we come to your property for your initial inspection, we will determine the lowest concentration of chemicals to use to ensure we fully treat the problem. If you have any further questions about your treatment plan or our protocols, your specialist would be happy to answer them. 

How often does ABC need to treat my home?

We create every pest control treatment plan with a consideration of environmental factors, structural issues and other unique challenges to your property. This means that every treatment plan is unique and there is no one answer to this question. To finish up your inspection, your ABC pest control professional will determine how many treatments are needed to adequately control the pests on your property. 

Typically, the number of treatments required is based on the type of pest, the time of year the infestation has taken place, the extent of the infestation and any other unique factors. While we understand that most homeowners would like to hear that their pest problems will be resolved in just a few visits, we typically recommend multiple treatments to ensure the problem has been fully controlled.

We understand that having a pest problem can cause a large disruption to your life. To prevent future problems, we typically suggest that our customers sign up for our ongoing preventative treatment plan. What’s great about this plan is that it keeps pest populations low throughout the year. Better yet, we can provide outdoor-only treatments. This means you can run errands, go for a jog at Allen Station Park or drop your kids off at soccer practice at Celebration Park while we’re treating your property. 

Why should I choose ABC for my pest control needs?

When in need of pest control in Allen, homeowners know ABC can get the job done. With over 70 years of experience providing pest control, we’ve learned the best way to target pests and how weather and other local conditions can affect pest behavior. Also, customers can feel confident whenever an ABC specialist arrives at their home, as every team member is drug tested and background checked before joining our team. 

Before going out on service calls, our specialists go through an extensive in-house training program to learn all about our high standards for pest control services and customer service. Finally, as a family-run business, one of our values is that we treat our customers’ homes as if they were our own. That means you can feel confident that your home and belongings are in good hands while ABC is on your property.