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Does ABC provide free pest control inspections in Irving?

We understand that each pest problem is unique and can present different challenges, so we prefer to start every pest control treatment plan with a complimentary inspection. By inspecting your property and gathering more information about your pest issue, we can create a pest control plan that is tailored to what you’re experiencing and will be as effective as possible. We can offer estimates over the phone, on occasion. 

During your initial in-person inspection, your pest control specialist will:

  • ask you questions about what you've been seeing and other signs of pest activity on your property, 
  • take a closer look in and around your home and yard for pest hiding spots, potential pest entry points and any pest-related damage, 
  • determine if there are any unique characteristics or environmental factors that are making your property appealing to pests and 
  • review our pest control protocols and answer any questions you may have. 

To wrap up our inspection, we will present you with a complimentary estimate for our services. When we get your approval, we will schedule your first service call.

Which types of pest control services does ABC provide?

ABC has been providing effective pest control solutions since 1949. This means that homeowners in Irving can rely on ABC for an effective treatment plan for any kind of unwanted critter or bug. While we can help with any size or type of infestation, we most commonly assist homeowners with the following types of pest control:  

An American cockroach

Roach Control 

Unfortunately, spotting even a single cockroach could mean there are many more. Roaches have been around for millions of years and have adapted to live in close quarters with us. These pests can be a nightmare for homeowners for a variety of reasons, including the fact that these pests can contaminate food, damage belongings, worsen allergies, spread germs and leave behind a foul smell. Roaches can be extremely difficult to control because they can survive off nearly any organic matter and they are prolific breeders. As a matter of fact, some females can lay up to 10,000 eggs in a single year. 

If you’re looking for a comprehensive approach to roach control, contact ABC. We will create a strategic plan to eliminate adult roaches as well as halt the roach reproduction cycle. We also offer an ongoing treatment program that reduces the likelihood of a future roach problem. 

A subterranean termite on a piece of wood

Termite Control 

Subterranean termites are the most common species of termite found throughout Texas. These pests are extremely destructive because they tunnel underground and out of sight until they find cellulose, which is likely in your home's foundation. Because of this behavior, many homeowners don’t realize there is a problem until significant damage has already been done. Additionally, termites are capable of such extensive damage because they can eat all day, every day, and their colonies can grow to have up to a million members. 

If you’re concerned about termite activity, you can trust ABC can help. Our highly-trained specialists will be able to confirm the presence of these pests and then implement scientifically-backed measures of termite control. For further protection, we offer an ongoing termite monitoring program. This program allows us to catch signs of termite activity before an infestation develops, so you have peace of mind that your biggest investment is protected. 

A mosquito biting someone

Mosquito Control 

With close proximity to Grapevine Lake, it’s no wonder mosquitoes are such a problem in Irving. These biting insects need very small amounts of water to reproduce and some species can lay up to 200 eggs at a time. Public health departments have put measures in place to try to control mosquitoes, but it’s nearly impossible to eliminate all of the population in a residential area. Also, mosquitoes are not just an annoyance but also a health concern, as they are capable of transmitting serious illnesses to us, such as the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. 

ABC can make spending time in your yard enjoyable again. We use a variety of techniques and tools to eliminate adult mosquitoes and keep these insects from proliferating in your outdoor spaces.

A tick crawling on someone

Tick & Flea Control 

It’s hard to get relief once a flea population becomes established in your home. These tiny pests will quickly hop on and off you, biting you in the meantime and leaving you with itchy, red bumps. Worse still, if you can't resist the urge to scratch relentlessly at these bites, you can even develop secondary infections. 

Although tick infestations are relatively uncommon, it can still be alarming to find a tick anywhere on your property. This is because ticks are capable of transmitting serious illnesses, such as Lyme disease. For an effective solution to tick and flea control, contact ABC. These pests require different methods of treatment throughout their life cycle, and we take this into account for all of our tick and flea control plans. We can create a comprehensive pest control plan, so you and your family members can have some relief. 

A bed bug crawling on someone

Bed Bug Control 

Although bed bug populations were once on the decline, the ease of modern travel has led to an increase in bed bug problems. When a person visits a place that is infested, these pests can hitch a ride home in luggage, backpacks, purses, or other bags. Once inside a home, bed bugs can hide in cracks the width of a credit card until they get an opportunity for a blood meal, making them very difficult to see and detect.

Bed bug infestations can be exhausting for a number of reasons, including that these tiny pests can remain dormant for quite some time. That means that just when you think a problem is under control, you get feel like you are experiencing a recurrence. If you want to feel comfortable in your own home again, contact ABC. Our highly-trained pros know the best techniques to target these pests, so you can sleep easy again. 

A wasp nest on a house

Bee & Wasp Control 

Bees and wasps tend to nest in areas that are inconvenient for us, such as near our entryways, eaves, decks and patios. Although we can all appreciate the integral role these creatures play in our ecosystem, none of us want to be on the receiving end of their stings. Additionally, these stings can have serious consequences if you’re allergic.

If a bee or wasp nest is making it difficult for you to relax, contact ABC. One of our specialists can discuss your options. Then, we can treat, relocate or remove the hive, based on your preferences. 

Two fire ants coming out of a nest

Ant Control 

Depending on the ant species on your property, these pests can contaminate your food, damage the structural integrity of your home or sting you and your family members. The tiny size of these pests can make them difficult to keep out of your home and control. Additionally, different species have different preferences, so an effective ant control plan requires an understanding of ant behavior. If ants are giving you trouble, ABC can help. Our specialists will be able to create an effective treatment plan to eliminate the entire colony of ants on your property.

A rat on a roof

Rodent & Wildlife Control

Rodents like mice and rats can quickly overrun your home due to their prolific breeding habits. And, while a raccoon or skunk passing through your yard one night isn’t too big of a deal, larger problems can quickly develop if these creatures take up residence on your property. Rodents and other forms of wildlife commonly contaminate food, strew trash about, make messes in attics and crawl spaces, transmit diseases, damage belongings and even cause house fires by chewing through electrical wiring.

If you have an unwanted creature on your property, ABC can help. We will strategically set traps and remove all of your uninvited guests. Then, we can put preventative measures in place to deter these uninvited guests from staying on your property going forward.

A black widow spider on a web

Spider & Scorpion Control 

A spider or scorpion can take us by surprise when we’re getting something out of the attic or otherwise going somewhere dark, cool and mostly undisturbed, like in a garage or shed. While these creatures are generally not aggressive, if they feel threatened they may bite or sting in an attempt to protect themselves. Here in Texas, there are two varieties of venomous spider homeowners need to keep an eye out for—the black widow and the brown recluse. And the scorpions we find in our area can pack a big punch if you are the unfortunate victim of a sting. If the number of scorpions or spiders on your property makes you uncomfortable, contact ABC. We can implement pest control solutions to reduce the likelihood of future encounters with these creatures.

What is your Signature Service?

Our customized pest control treatment plans are created using the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a scientifically-backed pest control philosophy. And with over 70 years of experience in the pest control industry, we have a deep understanding of how local conditions and weather can affect pest behavior. We have taken all of this knowledge and used it to develop an extensive in-house training program that all specialists must go through before performing service calls. This understanding of the best strategies to target and control pests has also helped us develop our Signature Service. 

Our Signature Service includes:

  • A thorough examination of your property to determine if there are any factors that could make you more susceptible to a pest infestation. 
  • An application of a preventative product, as needed. 
  • An application of targeted solutions around your home’s exterior to create a barrier against pests. 
  • A dusting of preventative products around potential pest entry points, such as weep holes or air conditioning lines. 
  • Sealing cracks and crevices with copper wool to prevent pests from entering your home, when needed. 
  • An inspection of your attic and crawl spaces to see if any additional treatments will be needed. 

ABC is a QualityPro accredited business. To keep this certification, we have a strict hiring process in place. All job applicants go through a thorough interview and we check all job applicant driving records. Additionally, candidates are drug tested and background checked before receiving an offer. ABC customers can have peace of mind that any specialist arrives at their home will be reliable and knowledgable, as all specialists go through regular training and testing to keep delivering high-quality, friendly service.

What can you tell me about the products you use?

As a family-run business, ABC is conscientious about the products that we select. Your family’s well-being is our top priority, and we would never choose a treatment solution that we wouldn’t feel comfortable using on our own properties. As part of your initial inspection, your specialist will determine the lowest concentration of products to use to be low impact and effective. Your specialist would also be happy to answer any other questions you may have about the products that we use. 

How often does ABC need to treat my home?

Every pest problem presents unique challenges. Therefore, there is no one answer to this question. We understand that most homeowners would like to hear that their pest problem will be resolved in just one or two visits. However, pest pressure is high in Dallas County, and in order to properly control a pest infestation, multiple treatments are often required. 

When determining how many treatments will be needed, we will consider the type of pest, the season in which the infestation has taken place and the extent of the infestation. After your initial inspection, your pest control specialist will be able to give you a better understanding of how many service calls will be needed. 

Additionally, many pests have seasonal life cycles, so we usually recommend signing up for our ongoing treatment program. When you sign up for our ongoing program, we will regularly treat your home to keep pest populations low throughout the year. What’s great about this program is that we have an outside-only option, so if you'd like, we can typically perform these calls while you’re not home. This means you can take a trip to the Irving Arts Center or the Ruth Paine House Museum, or run some errands while we're reducing your chances of a future pest problem.

Why should I choose ABC for my pest control needs?

When in need of effective pest control, Irving area homeowners know that they can turn to ABC. With over 70 years of experience providing pest control throughout Texas, we have learned the best techniques to target pests and we’ve learned about how local conditions and weather can affect pest behavior. Not only do we have effective pest control strategies, but these strategies are implemented by knowledgeable, friendly specialists. We have a thorough hiring process in place which includes a drug test and a criminal background check. Additionally, we strive to only hire the best of the best. 

Before conducting service calls, all specialists go through an in-house training program to learn all about our standards for pest control service and customer service. Finally, as a family-run business, one of our values is that we always treat our customers’ homes as if they were our own.