Each pest infestation is different and, in order for pest control to be as effective as possible, the pest treatment plan should be tailored to the specific infestation. At ABC, we understand this, which is why our services begin with a complimentary inspection and estimate. In some cases, we can provide an estimate over the phone, but we typically prefer to schedule an inspection and see the pest problem first hand to create the most effective treatment plan possible.
During your in-person meeting, you can expect your pest control specialist to:
- Ask you questions about where you’ve been noticing signs of pest activity or where you’ve been seeing pests
- Locate any potential pest entry points, hiding spots and breeding areas
- Assess your property for any pest-related damage
- Inspect your property for any unique characteristics or environmental factors that may make you more susceptible to a pest infestation
- Answer your questions regarding the pests or our pest control treatment protocols
To wrap up your inspection, your specialist will provide you with an estimate for recommended next steps. Upon your approval, we will schedule your first appointment.
ABC has been providing pest control services for over 70 years. In that time, we’ve seen nearly every type of pest in Texas. Although we can help with any pest on your property, we most commonly provide the following types of pest control:
Much to the dismay of many homeowners, spotting even a single cockroach can be an indication that there are plenty of other roaches roaming around your home. This is why it’s important to address a roach problem as soon as you recognize the signs of roach activity. These pests can squeeze through small cracks and crevices, and invade your walls and pantry to get into your food. Part of the reason these pests are so widely hated is that they are capable of spreading disease-causing bacteria, contaminating food, leaving behind foul smells and damaging belongings. To make matters worse, these pests are prolific breeders, which can make controlling an infestation without professional help feel like a near-impossible task.
If you’re struggling with controlling the roaches on your property, contact ABC. Our highly-trained specialists will be able to locate roach nesting and breeding areas and implement methods to both halt the reproductive cycle and minimize the number of adult roaches on your property. We can also provide you with advice on how to make your property less appealing to these creatures moving forward.
Bee & Wasp Control
Although bees and wasps are an integral part of our ecosystem, it’s not ideal when these creatures nest near our entryways, patios, decks and eaves. Anyone who has been stung by either of these creatures will tell you it’s not an experience they wish to relive, and getting stung can be even more dangerous if you are allergic. Instead of risking painful stings, reach out to the specialists at ABC. During our visit, we will remove or relocate the nest and pinpoint why your property was attractive to these pests in the first place.
Fire ants may be small, but their stings are extremely painful. While a couple of ants in your home or yard may seem like a small problem at first, these pests can quickly become a big nuisance. Additionally, treating ants requires identifying the species, as different species of ants have different behaviors and preferences. When you contact ABC for ant control, you can feel confident knowing that we will implement measures to control the specific species of ant that has invaded your space.
Spider & Scorpion Control
Finding a scorpion or spider on your property can send a shiver down your spine. Worse yet, finding multiple scorpions or spiders lurking around your home or yard can be unnerving. Additionally, black widows and brown recluses are two species of venomous spider that can be found here in Lewisville. Scorpion stings can also be extremely painful, so many homeowners would prefer that these creatures not hide away in a garage, attic or closet. When you come across a spider when pulling a box of decorations out of the garage or grabbing an old pair of sneakers, it can be difficult to determine whether you’ve spotted a venomous spider or an essentially harmless house spider. If you’re concerned about the spiders or scorpions on your property, you can rely on ABC to implement effective measures to control these arachnids.
The most common species of termite throughout Texas is the subterranean termite. As their name implies, these pests nest and tunnel underground, and they create these extensive tunnels until they find a plentiful food source, such as the foundation of a home. This stealthy behavior, paired with the fact that a termite colony can have up to a million members, explains why these pests can be so destructive. If you are concerned about termite activity on your property, get in touch with ABC. Our professionals know where these pests commonly nest and can implement scientifically proven methods to eliminate termites. For further protection from termites, we offer an ongoing monitoring program that allows us to catch signs of termite activity before a colony becomes established.
Larger rodents and wildlife, such as rats, mice, raccoons, skunks, squirrels and possums, can disrupt our lives when they invade our space. These larger pests can transmit diseases, damage belongings, create messes, leave behind a foul smell and even lead to secondary infestations of smaller pests, like fleas, ticks and mites. Additionally, controlling these creatures can be a difficult task, as their larger size can make it more difficult—and more intimidating—to trap and remove these pests. When you contact ABC, our specialists can come to your property and effectively place traps in areas where these creatures commonly travel, and then remove the unwanted animals from your property. Once all of the wildlife has been removed, we will install rodent barriers and seal up any potential entry points that future wildlife could use to gain entry to your home and yard.
While it’s easier than ever to travel to new places, it’s also never been easier for bed bugs to travel from place to place. Bed bugs can go for extended periods of time without a meal, so you may think an infestation is over when these creatures are merely hidden away, emerging to feed on your blood, leading to sleepless nights and a huge emotional toll. Our homes can become infested when these pests hitch a ride home with us in our backpacks, purses, luggage or other items. Once inside, bed bugs can hide in cracks the width of a credit card and often choose places where they can easily find us under the cover of darkness to feed, such as in the seams of our mattresses or our furniture. Due to their tiny size, finding all of the bed bug hiding spots in your home can be difficult, and is often best left to a highly-trained professional who has the eye for common signs of bed bugs. When you contact ABC, you can feel confident knowing that our licensed specialists will control the bed bugs in your home, so you can rest easy again.
Flea infestations can happen seemingly overnight, as these pests are prolific breeders. Additionally, while fleas tend to lay eggs on our pets, these eggs can be distributed throughout our homes as our pets travel from room to room, creating an even larger problem relatively quickly. The incessant itching associated with a flea problem can make you and your pets miserable, and can even lead to secondary infections.
While ticks don’t necessarily infest homes, these pests can transmit serious illnesses to us in a single bite, including Lyme disease. These pests can be difficult for homeowners to control as fleas and ticks require different methods of treatment for different stages of their life. You can rely on ABC for an effective treatment plan that targets these pests throughout their life cycle.
We are lucky that we have warm weather nearly all year round in Denton County. However, these temperatures also mean that we have to deal with mosquitoes throughout most of the year. Depending on how close you live to one of the nearby lakes or parks, spending time in your yard without getting a mosquito bite may be nearly impossible. Although mosquitoes are most commonly known for their obnoxious, itchy bites, these biting insects are also capable of transmitting serious illnesses, such as the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. If you’re ready to take back your yard, get in touch with ABC. We utilize multiple methods of mosquito treatments to both minimize the number of adult mosquitoes in your yard as well as prevent the development of new mosquitoes.
ABC applies the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) into the development of all of our pest control treatment plans. With over 70 years of experience providing pest control to homeowners and business owners, we have learned about different pest habits and behaviors. Our extensive in-house training program allows our specialists on how to create effective pest treatment plans. This extensive body of knowledge and protocols helped us to create our Signature Service.
Our Signature Service includes:
- A thorough examination of your property so we can take note of any changes that may make you more susceptible to a pest infestation.
- Preventative products applied throughout your property, as needed.
- An application of targeted solutions along the exterior of your home to create a barrier against pests.
- A dusting of preventative products around potential pest entry points, such as weep holes and air conditioning lines.
- Installation of copper wool in cracks and crevices that pests could use to gain entry to your home.
- An assessment of your attic and crawl spaces to determine if you need any additional treatments.
ABC is a QualityPro accredited business. To earn this credential, we have a stringent hiring process in place which includes conducting drug tests, background checks and driving record checks on all of our job applicants. Additionally, all specialists go through regular training and testing to ensure we are providing our customers with high-quality pest control and top-tier customer service.
As a family-run business, our top priority is the well-being of all of the members of your family. When we select the products we use, we only select those that are specially formulated for residential use. In addition, we only select products that we would feel comfortable using on our own property. During your initial inspection, your specialist will determine the lowest concentration of chemicals to use to be low impact and effective. If you have additional questions about the products we use, your specialist would be happy to answer them.
Every pest problem is unique and each treatment plan is created to treat that specific pest problem. Therefore, there is no one answer to this question. At the end of your inspection, your ABC pest control specialist will determine how many treatments your property will require to control the pests that have invaded your space.
Typically, we determine how many treatments you’ll need based on the type of pest, the extent of the infestation and the season in which the infestation has taken place. We understand that most homeowners want to hear that their pest problems will be resolved in just one or two visits. However, we typically recommend multiple treatments for pest problems to ensure treatment is thorough and effective. In addition, some pests have seasonal life cycles so we may recommend signing up for regularly scheduled treatments.
ABC has been providing effective pest control solutions for over 70 years. As a family-run business, we believe in treating your home as if it was our own. This philosophy begins with our stringent hiring process. All job applicants go through an extensive interview process and are drug tested and background checked. Before performing service calls, our specialists go through an in-house training program, so you can feel confident that any ABC team member that arrives at your home will provide you with high-quality pest control services and customer service.