Yes! ABC starts its highly-effective pest control services with a complimentary inspection of your property. Although we are sometimes able to give an estimate over the phone, by observing the pests or the pest activity on your property ourselves, we can usually create a better treatment plan to address your specific problem.
If an in-person meeting makes the most sense, we will schedule your appointment at the earliest opportunity. During this meeting, you can expect your pest control professional to:
- Ask you questions to learn more about the severity and the extent of the infestation
- Conduct a preliminary assessment of your property to locate pests and areas with pest activity
- If necessary, identify which species of pest is on your property
- Determine if there are any unique factors that may make your home more vulnerable to an infestation
- Take note of any pest-related damage
- Address any of your questions or concerns regarding our pest control regimen
After the inspection, your pest control specialist will provide you with recommended next steps to control the pest infestation. Upon your approval, we will schedule your first service call.
ABC has a strong reputation in the community for delivering high-quality, effective pest control services. With over 70 years of experience in the pest control industry, we have seen just about everything! In Weatherford, we most commonly get calls regarding the following types of pest control.
Nobody wants to find a cockroach in or around their home. These creatures are capable of contaminating food, spreading diseases, triggering asthma attacks and damaging belongings. To make matters worse, roaches reproduce quickly, which makes controlling them extremely difficult. Our experienced specialists will be able to find breeding and resting grounds on your property and apply effective treatment solutions to reduce your resident roach population.
Wasps commonly build nests in inconvenient spots for homeowners, such as around our eaves, decks, patios and trees. These insects can be a threat because of their painful stings, which can lead to further complications if you or a family member is allergic. If you are faced with a wasp problem on your property, reach out to ABC. We can safely remove the wasps and their nests, and then close any gaps or voids that could provide other wasps with an attractive spot to build a nest.
Depending on the species of ant on your property, these pests can damage your home, contaminate your food or bite you and your family members. Because different species have different habits and behaviors, your treatment plan will vary based on what kind of ant you have on your property. When you contact ABC, our pest control specialists can implement a customized strategy with the most effective interventions so you don’t have to worry about these pests.
Spider & Scorpion Control
Although spiders and scorpions can frighten us, most species are more menacing than dangerous. Sometimes, we find these creatures when grabbing a box out of the attic, pulling an item of the back of the closet or reaching into an out of the way spot in the garage. While these creatures are rather timid, here in Weatherford we need to keep an eye out for black widows and brown recluses, since these two species are venomous. If you have been noticing an uptick in scorpion or spider activity around your home, or if you need help identifying whether there are venomous spiders on your property, you can rely on ABC. Our pest control professionals can identify the species of spider or scorpion on your property and apply treatments to keep them away. We can also leave you with advice on how to avoid encounters with these creatures in the future.
Termites are extremely destructive insects. Subterranean termites, the most common species of termite in Texas, are capable of causing extensive damage to a home. As they tunnel underground and out of sight, they are focused on finding a food source. When they reach your foundation, they will keep eating, 24 hours a day, to provide fuel for the colony.
Many times, homeowners don’t know that they have a termite infestation until a large colony has been established and reproductive termites start searching for a new nest. ABC provides scientifically backed termite control treatments so you can feel confident knowing that the termites on your property are not damaging your biggest investment. In addition, we offer an ongoing monitoring service to spot any termite activity and take action before an infestation takes place.
Before spotting a larger unwanted animal on your property, you may have noticed scratching noises behind your walls, holes dug into your lawn or trash strewn about your yard. Some of these larger pests can be responsible for even more serious problems. Rats, mice, raccoons, skunks and other animals are capable of transmitting diseases, contaminating food, frightening your family and pets and even causing house fires by chewing through electrical wiring. If you have spotted a rodent or other wildlife on your property, you can call in the pros at ABC to trap and humanely remove these creatures, whenever possible. Once we are confident that all wildlife is off from your property, we will seal up potential entry points that other animals could use to gain access to your home.
Homeowners often see bed bugs after visiting a place that they hadn't realized is infested with these pests. When we spend time in these areas, bed bugs can often crawl into and hide inside our luggage, bags and purses and come home with us. Bed bugs can be so difficult to control for many reasons, including that they can go long periods of time in between feedings and only come out when they sense a blood meal is nearby.
Although there are home remedies you can try, many of these methods just drive these bugs deeper into their hiding spots, whether that's your mattress, furniture, curtains or baseboards. ABC has different treatment options, depending on the severity and the extent of your problem, so you can sleep easy again.
Tick & Flea Control
Fleas are capable of making both us and our pets extremely uncomfortable. Our ankles and feet can become covered with itchy, irritated bites, and itching can even lead to secondary infections. Precautions should be taken if you spot a tick, or multiple ticks, on your property, as these pests are capable of transmitting serious diseases to us, such as Lyme disease.
To make matters worse, getting rid of fleas and ticks can be difficult, because each pest requires different methods of treatment at each stage of its life. Your ABC specialist can apply effective treatments throughout your home and yard so you and your pets are protected from both the risk these pests pose.
We’ve all had the unpleasant experience of going outside in our yard, only to become covered in mosquito bites. Although there have been measures put into place by local government entities to control mosquito populations, these pests need a minuscule amount of water to reproduce. When we think of mosquito bites, we typically focus on the irritation we feel after getting bitten. However, we can forget that mosquitoes are also capable of transmitting diseases such as the Zika virus and the West Nile virus. While we can't eliminate your mosquito population entirely, your ABC techniciaan can apply treatments to target adult mosquitoes, as well as take measures to target mosquito eggs to keep the next generation of biting insects from terrorizing you in your yard.
ABC has spent decades developing a treatment protocol takes into account pest behavior, as well as how local conditions impact how to treat an infestation. These Signature Services include:
- A thorough inspection of your property to follow up on our findings from the initial inspection while taking note of any changes we come across.
- The application of preventative pest control treatments.
- Targeted treatment solutions along your home’s exterior to create a protective barrier against pest infestations.
- A dusting of targeted insecticide around cracks.
- Sealing up weep holes that pests could use to gain entry to your home with dust and copper wool.
- An inspection of your attic and crawl spaces and an application of treatments, when necessary.
ABC is a QualityPro accredited business. As a part of this process, ABC conducts drug tests, driving record checks and background checks on all of our job applicants before offering them a position. In addition, our team members go through regular training and testing to ensure that we are providing our customers with the highest quality services.
ABC has conducted extensive research on the products currently on the market, and our experts have carefully selected products that balance effectiveness with concern for the environment and your family. We only select products that are specially formulated for residential use and, as a family run business, we only choose products that we would feel comfortable using on our own homes. As part of your customized treatment plan, your specialist will recommend the lowest concentration of chemicals to use to be effective as well as low-impact.
Your pest control professional would be happy to address any of your questions or concerns regarding your treatment plan.
Every pest problem is unique. We create treatment plans that are customized to specific infestations so you can feel confident that your pest control plan will be effective. That means that there is no one answer to this question. While some pest issues can be handled in a handful of visits, some infestations require a longer-term treatment plan to ensure that you are protected against future infestations.
After your free inspection, we will be able to provide you with a better answer to the length and frequency of treatments that your infestation will require. Many of our customers decide to sign up for ongoing services to keep seasonal pests under control, as pest activity is often cyclical in nature.
ABC has been serving home and business owners in Texas, Oklahoma and Florida for over 70 years. In that time, our proven process has been developed and refined, based on what we’ve learned about the best methods for targeting and controlling pests in the area. We take a holistic approach to pest control by applying what we know about the habits and behaviors of different pests to effectively control their populations.
Additionally, we have an extensive hiring process to make sure our technicians can deliver consistent, high-quality services. All job applicants are drug tested and background checked prior to joining the ABC family. Once on board, all team members go through an in-house training program to learn our pest control protocols. Finally, as a family run business, one of our values is that we treat your home as if it was our own. That means that your ABC technician will be careful around your property and your belongings.