Every pest problem is unique and can present different challenges. This is why we typically prefer to inspect your property in person to get a better understanding of the particular problem you have. After your complimentary inspection, we provide you with an estimate. In some cases, we can offer an estimate over the phone.
During your in-person visit, you can expect your pest control specialist to:
- ask you about what pest activity you’ve been noticing around your property or where you’ve been seeing pests,
- conduct an inspection to locate pest hiding spots, potential entry points and any pest-related damage,
- assess your property for any unique characteristics or environmental factors that could be making your home and yard more attractive to pests and
- explain our pest control protocols and answer any questions you may have about our suggested treatments or the pests.
When we get your approval of our recommended next steps, we will schedule your first treatment call.
When it comes to pest control, Grand Prairie residents know they can count on ABC because we’ve helped homeowners with nearly every type of creepy-crawly that lives in Texas. Although we would be happy to help with any pest that has made home life uncomfortable, we most commonly provide the following types of pest control:
Unfortunately, spotting even a single cockroach can indicate that an infestation is present. These pests have been around for millions of years and have evolved to live in close quarters with humans, making them extremely resilient. Although there is a misconception that roaches only infest dirty homes, these pests can squeeze through tiny cracks and crevices and turn the cleanest of homes into their favorite hiding spot.
Roaches can be a nightmare for homeowners, as these pests are capable of contaminating food, spreading germs, worsening allergies, leaving behind a foul smell and even damaging textiles and other belongings. Another reason roaches are so widely hated is that they are notoriously difficult to control. Cockroaches can survive off nearly any organic matter, including paper, dust and nail clippings, and some females are capable of laying 10,000 eggs in a single year. Unfortunately, roach sightings are common in Grand Prairie, but ABC can help. Our highly-trained professionals can locate where these pests are living on your property and strategically implement pest control solutions. We can also give you tips on how to prevent another roach problem from occurring.
Bee & Wasp Control
Bees and wasps can build their nests in areas that are inconvenient for us, such as near our entryways, eaves, patios and decks. While these creatures are an integral part of our ecosystem, none of us want to be on the receiving end of one of their stings, especially if you're allergic. If a bee or wasp nest is making it difficult for you to enjoy spending time in your yard, contact ABC. During our visit, we can remove or relocate the nest, based on your preferences, and determine why your property may have been attractive to these stinging creatures in the first place.
What started as just one or two ants can quickly develop into a large problem. Depending on the species of ant, you could end up with a variety of problems. If house ants have invaded your home, you could find these creatures crawling in your pantry. If carpenter ants have tunneled their way into your walls, you could be left with structural damage. If fire ants are building unsightly mounds in your yard, you or a family member could end up getting stung by these bothersome creatures. No matter what type of ant is bothering your family, you can rely on ABC can create an effective treatment plan to target the entire colony.
Subterranean termites are responsible for costing homeowners across the U.S. billions of dollars in property damage every year. These pests are capable of causing such extensive destruction because they tunnel underground and out of sight, making it difficult for homeowners to notice the signs of termite activity. Additionally, termite colonies can contain up to one million members. Worse still, these pests will eat all day, every day. If you believe there are termites on your property, contact ABC. We use scientifically proven methods of termite control and even offer an ongoing monitoring program to catch signs of termite activity before another infestation takes place.
Spider & Scorpion Control
Finding even a single spider or scorpion on your property can be unnerving. Worse yet, the brown recluse and the black widow are two varieties of venomous spider that can be found in the Grand Prairie area. We've learned that when most homeowners come across a spider, they typically are unable to accurately identify it.
Homeowners also tend to want to avoid scorpions, partly because their stings are so painful. No matter which creature is making you feel uneasy, ABC can help. We can identify the species of spider on your property, if necessary, and apply solutions to reduce the number of either —or both of—these creatures on your property.
Larger creatures can cause significant disruptions in our normal routine. Rodents and wildlife can contaminate food, damage belongings, make messes, dig up your lawn, leave behind foul smells and are even capable of causing electrical problems by chewing through wiring. To make matters even more complicated, some forms of wildlife are considered fur-bearing animals in the state of Texas and there are regulations in place regarding trapping these creatures.
If rats, mice, skunks, raccoons, possums, squirrels or some other animals are giving you trouble, contact ABC. Our specialists can strategically set traps to remove all unwanted wildlife and can help put preventative measures in place to avoid encounters with these creatures moving forward.
Although bed bugs were once completely eliminated, advances in modern technology have made it easier than ever to travel. As a result, bed bug populations have proliferated. You may not even realize when you visit a place that is infested with these pests, as it takes some people up to two weeks to develop a reaction to bed bug bites. Unfortunately, this means you can unknowingly bring bed bugs home with you after a trip. When bed bugs become established in a home, they can hide in cracks the width of a credit card and typically stay hidden away in an area where they can easily get a blood meal.
If a bed bug infestation is taking its toll on you, ABC can bring you relief. We will create a custom treatment plan to target these pests, so you don’t have to worry about any more sleepless nights.
It’s one thing when you’re on the receiving end of mosquito bites when you’re playing a round of golf at the Prairie Lakes Golf Park. It’s another thing when you can’t seem to find relief from these pests in your own backyard. Everyone has experienced itchy mosquito bites and we all know how miserable these bites can make us. Worse yet, mosquito-transmitted illnesses, such as the West Nile virus, are on the rise throughout Texas, making dealing with a mosquito issue even more important.
ABC can make spending time in your yard enjoyable again and put any possible fears to rest. We use a multi-tiered approach to both eliminate adult mosquitoes as well as neutralize mosquito breeding areas. Your specialist can also help implement preventative measures to make your yard less attractive to these nuisance insects.
Flea infestations can happen seemingly out of nowhere and can easily spread throughout your home and yard. These pests typically lay their eggs on our pets. As our furry friends walk around or scratch at themselves, flea eggs can fall off in other rooms and throughout your home. Worse yet, fleas are prolific breeders and you can quickly find yourself incessantly scratching at bites, which can lead to secondary infections.
While ticks don’t typically infest homes, finding a tick on your property (or your body) can be alarming. Ticks are capable of transmitting serious illnesses to us, including Lyme disease. Controlling either of these parasites can be challenging for homeowners, as these pests require different methods of treatment for different stages of life and many problems require indoor and outdoor treatments. You can count on ABC to create a thorough treatment plan that targets these pests throughout their life cycle in your home and yard.
Our pest control plans are created using the scientifically-proven principles of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) philosophy. With decades of experience in the pest control industry, we also have a firm grasp of how local conditions and weather can affect pest behavior. We’ve used this knowledge to develop an extensive in-house training program that all specialists go through before conducting service calls. This deep understanding of the best techniques to target and control pests has helped us develop our Signature Service.
Our Signature Service includes:
- A thorough inspection of your property so we can take note of any new factors that could make you more vulnerable to a pest infestation.
- An application of preventative solutions, when needed.
- Targeted solutions applied along the exterior of your home to create a barrier against pests.
- A dusting of preventative products around potential pest entry points, such as near weep holes or air conditioning lines.
- When necessary, filling cracks and crevices with copper wool to prevent pests from entering your home.
- An inspection of your attic and crawl spaces to determine if any additional treatments are needed.
ABC is proud to be a QualityPro accredited business. To maintain this credential we have a strict hiring process in place. In addition to a thorough interview, all job applicants are drug tested, background checked and have their driving record checked. Additionally, all team members go through regular training and testing to ensure we are maintaining our high standards for pest control service and customer service.
Our top priority is the well-being of your family. As a family-run business, we only select products that we would feel comfortable using in our own homes and yards. Additionally, we only select treatment solutions that are specially formulated for residential use. As part of our training, our technicians are instructed in how to apply treatments in only targeted areas and to use any solutions at the lowest concentrations possible. We believe in transparency, so feel free to ask your ABC specialist any questions about your treatment plan.
To effectively control pests, we tailor our treatment plans to your property. This means that there is no standard answer to this question. At the end of your initial inspection, your specialist will be able to tell you how many treatments will be needed to get the pest problem under control.
When determining how many times we will need to treat your property, we will consider the type of pest on your property, the season, the extent of the infestation and any other unique factors. We understand that most homeowners would like to hear that their problem will be resolved in just a few visits. However, pest pressure is high in the DFW metro, so we typically recommend multiple treatments to ensure the pests have been controlled and reproduction has halted.
Because most pests have seasonal life cycles, we usually suggest signing up for our ongoing pest management program to keep pest populations low throughout the year. We also offer outside-only treatments, so you can go shopping at the Grand Prairie Premium Outlets or take the kids to the Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark while we’re hard at work treating your property. All we ask is that you provide us with any needed information to gain access to your property.
Customers have been choosing ABC for pest control since 1949 because we get results. We have a rigorous in-house training person once a technician joins our team. In addition to having highly-trained and certified pest control professionals, you can feel comfortable whenever a specialist arrives at your home, as all job applicants are drug tested and background checked.
Finally, as a family-run business, one of our values is that we always treat our customers’ homes as if they were our own. When it comes to pest control, Grand Prairie homeowners know they can count on ABC for friendly, attentive service.