We understand that at first sign of an unwanted pest on your property, you want a professional to your home as quickly as possible. You can give us a call at (281) 730-9500 or schedule an appointment online, and we will send a pest control expert to your home at our earliest availability.
ABC can help homeowners in Missouri City with all types of common household pests. Our most frequent calls are regarding:
Contrary to popular belief, cockroaches can invade even the cleanest of homes. These nocturnal pests can transmit diseases, contaminate our food and possibly worst of all, they reproduce at such a rapid rate that controlling them can be nearly impossible without the proper expertise. ABC's skilled professionals can come to locate and treat both their nesting and breeding grounds so you don't have to find these pests every time you flick on the light in the middle of the night or open your pantry door.
Not only are mosquito bites an itchy nuisance, but these blood-sucking insects are also capable of spreading diseases such as the Zika virus. Unfortunately, the humid climate here in Missouri City makes our community a perfect breeding ground for these pests. While there have been efforts put in place to reduce their populations, mosquitoes are extremely difficult to control. For added protection for you and your family, ABC can put in Mosquito Larvicide Stations which will eliminate adult mosquitoes while also neutralizing their breeding grounds.
Termites cost homeowners in the U.S. billions of dollars each year. These pests feed on the cellulose in wood, and when they find a food source, such as your home, they will eat all day every day. While wood is their main food source, they will also consume other household items, including paper, plastic and drywall. ABC can quickly discover the termite colony and eliminate it. For preventative measures, we will put termite monitoring stations in place so you can have peace of mind knowing your biggest investment is protected.
Unfortunately, the growth of bed bug populations has been a large problem in the U.S., largely due to the ease of modern travel. These tiny pests are capable of hiding in the tiniest of crevices in our baseboards, mattresses and furniture and find their way into our home by hiding in our luggage after leaving somewhere that you had no idea was infested. Because these bugs are so small and only come out when they sense a blood meal is nearby, it can be extremely difficult for homeowners to try to eradicate these pests on their own. ABC can use specially trained bed bug-sniffing dogs who can detect where these bugs are hiding. Once the source of the infestation is identified, we can use spot treatments, heat treatments or both to take care of the problem.
Wildlife and rodent invaders enter our home searching for food, water and shelter. These bigger pests, such as rats, mice, raccoons and skunks can contaminate our food, transmit disease, cause damage to our home and can even create house fires by chewing through our electrical wiring. One of our professionals can humanely remove these creatures from your property, then seal off any entry points to prevent future unwanted house guests.
Flea & Tick Control
While we usually see these pests brought in on the backs of our furry friends, you don’t need to have a pet to have a flea or tick problem. Fleas can cause incessant itching, which can lead to secondary infections, and worse still, ticks are capable of spreading serious illnesses, including Lyme disease. When treating for these pests, it's important to hire a professional who is aware of the treatments needed for each of these pests’ life cycles. At ABC, we will create a thorough treatment plan that will eliminate these pests, no matter whether they are indoors, outside or both.
Although wasps and bees are an integral part of the larger ecosystem, it is not ideal when these insects create nests in our entryways, trees and eaves. Their bites and stings are painful, and can be dangerous if you, a family member or a guest have an allergy. One of our technicians can come to your home and have a conversation regarding the best next steps for you, your home and the environment. Depending on your preference, we can treat, remove or relocate a hive or nest for you.
Ants can be so difficult to control because their tiny size allows them to sneak into your home from nearly any opening. In addition to eating your food, some species can also create tunnels in the wood in your home and bite you and your pets. Like many other pests, ants love the warm weather, which makes them a huge problem here in the greater Houston area. ABC’s pest control experts can develop a customized solution to reduce ant populations inside and around your home.
Spider & Scorpion Control
While many people are afraid of spiders and scorpions, these creatures generally prefer to hide, as opposed to being aggressive. Typically, they only become a danger to us when they feel they are in danger. When you accidentally run into a spider while pulling boxes out of storage or grabbing something out of the back of the closet, you do need to watch out for two types of venomous spider here in Texas: the black widow and the brown recluse. If you are uncomfortable with the spiders on your property, one of our pest experts can come identify the species of spider around your home and advise you on whether you should take further action to control their populations.
Due to the growing demand for green pest control in Missouri City, ABC has launched Chem-Free Organic Pest Control. While both companies follow the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Chem-Free takes further steps to create a more holistic approach to pest control. When creating a custom treatment plan for your home, we will start by modifying your property to make it less attractive to pests, then turning to treatment products only when necessary. Our lower-impact approach has earned Chem-free the GreenPro certification, a distinction that only 1% of pest control companies in the U.S. can claim.
During your inspection, one of our pest control experts will visit your home or business to:
- Ask you questions regarding the pest activity you have seen and the extent of the infestation
- Locate pest entry points and any pest-related damage
- Inspect your home for any structural issues that could make your property more susceptible to a pest infestation
- Answer any questions you may have regarding our findings
- Create a customized treatment plan, based on your needs
Upon your approval of our estimate, we will go ahead and schedule your first service call, which is normally about three to four business days after your inspection.
During your regularly scheduled follow-up visits, we will treat areas around the exterior of your home where pests may be hiding and locate and seal off any potential entry points for insects, such as holes in your walls, weep holes, electric lines and air conditioning lines. We will also be on the lookout for areas that could be susceptible to crawling insects, such as cockroaches and ants. Finally, we will implement simple changes around your home to protect your home against future pest infestations.
With ABC’s ongoing maintenance program, our specialists will periodically check conditions around your home that may attract new pests. We will also replenish any products that are designed to protect your home from pests.
There is no cut and dry answer to this question, because every pest infestation is different. We will have to assess what pest has invaded your home and the extent of your infestation to provide you with a better indication of how many treatments your issue will require to resolve. In addition, some of our products last for a limited amount of time, so we may recommend monitoring calls to protect your home from a future infestation.
It is actually common to see an uptick in pest activity shortly after a treatment. This is because we have applied treatments to breeding and resting grounds and these insects and animals are on the lookout for a new place to live. However, with many of these treatments, they will actually be bringing the product back to whatever area they decide to inhabit next.
If you don’t experience a decrease in pest activity 7 to 10 days after our service, give us a call. Any return visits after the initial 7 days and within 30 days will be provided at no additional cost to you.
At ABC, our top priority is your family, your pets and your home. We work with our customers to develop a treatment plan that is customized to your home. As a part of your customized treatments, our trained and skilled technicians will only use products that are specially formulated for residential use. In addition, we minimize the use of chemicals whenever possible and can provide you with Material Safety Data Sheets on all of the products we use.
Yes, ABC provides pest control services for commercial properties. Providing pest control for businesses requires a special skill set, which is why ABC has technicians that have gone through additional training to better serve our commercial customers. We are recognized as a leader in providing commercial pest control for a variety of different industries, such as restaurants, retail stores and schools.
Homeowners and business owners have been relying on ABC for pest control services for over sixty years. As a family-run business, one of our values is treating your home as if it was our own. In accordance with this philosophy, ABC only hires the best of the best after an extensive hiring process. Before offering our technicians a job, candidates are drug tested and checked for criminal history, so you can feel safe with an ABC technician in your home. Finally, all team members go through additional in-house training to learn about these pests' life cycles and habits, so ABC's comprehensive pest control plans are based on the latest research in effective long-term pest control techniques.