We understand that at the first sign of a pest infestation, you want a professional to your home as quickly as possible. Go ahead and give us a call at (281) 730-9500, or schedule an appointment online and we will send a technician to your home as quickly as possible.
ABC is happy to help Dickinson homeowners and business owners with any type of pest that they might find on their property. We most commonly provide:
Cockroaches enter our homes in search of nourishment, and can eat nearly any organic matter once they find their way inside. These pests can transmit diseases, contaminate our food and sometimes leave behind a musty smell. In addition, cockroaches are prolific breeders and require a fast-acting and effective treatment in order to be eliminated. Roaches like to hide in certain out of the way spots in our homes, which is why ABC customers appreciate that our professionals know exactly where to focus treatment efforts. Our specialists can locate and eradicate the nest to halt reproduction, as well as eliminating adults, so you don’t have to worry about any more late-night encounters.
Since mosquitoes only need about a bottle cap’s worth of water to reproduce, keeping your backyard population from growing can seem a nearly impossible task. While municipal governments have put measures in place to control mosquito populations, these efforts have not proven to be effective at making a significant impact on the mosquito activity in our area. Having mosquitoes on your property not only leads to obnoxious bites, because these pests are also known for spreading diseases such as the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. Our specialists can install a Mosquito Larvicide Station on your property, which not only eliminates adult mosquitoes but also neutralizes breeding grounds.
Termites cost homeowners in the U.S. billions of dollars each year, as these pests eat wood and often are responsible for significant damage to the structural integrity of a home. Termites are often called silent destroyers for their ability to go undetected for long periods of time. ABC can quickly locate the termite colony near your home, eliminate these destructive pests and install bait stations underground to prevent a future infestation.
Populations of bed bugs have been on the rise throughout the U.S. due to the ease of modern travel. Bed bugs feed on human blood, and their bites can cause allergic reactions and occasionally lead to secondary infections. These pests are difficult for homeowners to eliminate because they are able to hide in tiny cracks and crevices and can go long periods of time between meals. To make matters worse, many homeowners believe that their bed bug problem has gone away, only to discover that bed bugs have returned. ABC can utilize a bed bug-sniffing dog to pinpoint your problem areas and then employ heat or spot treatments (or both) to get rid of these pests for good.
Wildlife & Rodent Control
Wildlife and rodents enter your home in search of food, water and shelter, and once they have found these resources, they can be extremely difficult to get rid of. As their populations start to grow, mice, rats and other animals can transmit disease, contaminate food and even cause damage to your property’s foundation and electrical wiring, and even to your vehicles. We will set traps and remove these animals humanely, whenever possible, then seal off any potential entry points that future wildlife could use to gain access to your home and property.
Flea & Tick Control
Although flea and tick problems are usually associated with having pets, you don’t need to have a dog or cat in order for these pests to make their way into your home. Fleas can cause incessant itching and require different treatments for each of their life cycles, making it difficult to effectively eradicate them. Ticks will latch on to us and feed until they are full, and they are capable of transmitting diseases such as Lyme disease. ABC can eliminate the populations of these pests around your home with a treatment plan that is customized to your home and infestation.
Wasps and bees are an integral part of our environment. However, their bites and stings are extremely painful, and can be especially dangerous if you or your family members are allergic. We generally prefer to avoid contact with these creatures, which can be difficult when they nest in our eaves, patios and trees. One of our specialists can have a conversation with you about what you believe will be the best treatment plan for you, your home and the environment. Based on your preferences, we can eradicate, remove or relocate the hive for you or treat a nest.
These tiny pests can contaminate our food, cause damage to our home and bite us, and getting rid of ants can be extremely difficult because their tiny size allows them to sneak through nearly any crevice along our home's exterior. Ants prefer warmer weather, which makes Dickinson an ideal spot for these insects all year round. One of our experts can create a customized plan for your ant problem and treat both inside and outside your home.
Spider & Scorpion Control
Spiders and scorpions prefer to avoid humans, which is why they are normally hiding in dark, rarely visited areas. Although spiders are not generally aggressive, you do need to be on the lookout for two kinds of poisonous spiders that live in Dickinson: the brown recluse and the black widow. If you are unsure of what species of spider you have around your home and yard, one of our professionals can identify them and help you control the spider population on your property.
As the demand for green pest control has grown in Dickinson, ABC has responded by launching Chem-Free Organic Pest Control. While both ABC and Chem-Free adopt the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Chem-Free emphasizes a holistic approach to pest control. When creating treatment plans for you, our first plan of action is to make your environment less attractive to pests, only applying treatments when necessary. Our dedication to green pest control has allowed Chem-free to become GreenPro certified, a distinction that separates us from 99% of pest control companies in the U.S.
When you contact ABC for a complimentary inspection, you can expect a technician to:
- Examine your property to identify the pests that have invaded your space and assess the extent of the infestation.
- Identify any pest-related damage.
- Find any structural issues or environmental factors that may make your home more vulnerable to a pest infestation.
- Answer any questions you may have regarding pest activity in and around your home or our treatment options.
- Build out a treatment plan that is customized to your home and the infestation.
After your free inspection, you will be presented with a pest management plan that is customized to your home. After you give approval to our suggested next steps, we will schedule your first service call. Usually, we can get your first call on the calendar in the next 3 to 4 business days.
During our regularly scheduled follow up calls, we will treat areas where pests may be hiding outdoors, as well as any potential entry points for insects, such as wall voids, weep holes, electric lines and air conditioning lines. We will also examine your outdoor areas for any factors that may make your home more attractive to crawling pests, such as cockroaches and ants, and implement minor changes to prevent future infestations.
Our ongoing maintenance program customers benefit from regularly scheduled calls by our pest control professionals to check for any new factors that could be attracting pests and replenish any materials that are designed to prevent pests from coming onto your property, such as mosquito bait stations.
While we wish we could tell you that we will only need to come to your property once or twice, the most effective treatment plans often require more visits by our skilled pros. How often we service your property is dependent on the type of pest that has invaded your home, the extent of the infestation and the season in which you require treatment. Additionally, some pests have seasonal life cycles and may require quarterly calls in order to effectively eliminate their populations.
It is actually common to see an uptick in pest activity shortly after treatment. This is because we have eliminated their resting and breeding grounds and these uninvited guests are looking for a new place to inhabit. With many of the products we use, these creatures will actually be bringing the treatment with them to breeding and resting areas, therefore eliminating their populations. If you do not see a decrease in pest activity 7 to 10 days after your treatment, let us know and we will send a technician back to your property. Any visits 7 days after the initial service and within 30 days of the initial service will come at no additional cost to you.
At ABC, one of our values is treating your home as if it was our own. This means we do extensive research on the products we use before selecting them, and we only use these products in the lowest concentrations possible in order to effectively handle your pest problem. Our specialists are more than happy to speak with you about concerns you have about our methods or treatments and can work with you on a pest control plan that meets your goals and priorities.
Yes, ABC is happy to provide pest control to commercial properties. We understand that businesses have special needs and requirements, which is why we have specially trained technicians for these properties.
ABC has been providing homeowners with reliable pest control services for over sixty years. Over that time, we have earned a reputation for having friendly, courteous technicians who provide effective treatment plans. Our customers tell us that they feel safe with ABC technicians in their home, as all of our employees are drug tested and checked for criminal history prior to getting hired. Once on our team, ABC employees go through additional in-house training to learn more about the life cycles and habits of the different pests in the Dickinson area. Finally, one of our values is treating your home as if it was our own, so we'll leave your home in the condition we found it and be mindful of your pets, children and belongings when performing our services.