This probably isn’t the answer you want to hear, but it really does depend.
Unfortunately, there are all kinds of factors that go into how many service appointments someone might need:
Type of pest
Extent of the infestation
Size of the property
Unique property features
If you have pests that are “easier” to deal with and the infestation is a small one, it’s possible that we might be able to finish the job in a single treatment. Honestly, though, that situation is pretty rare. In most cases, our technicians will need to treat your property at least a few times to truly make sure the infestation is gone.
For larger, more complicated invasions, it can take even longer. Sometimes, it’s less about eradicating a pest and more about keeping the population at bay, which is best done with ongoing service.
All of this is why we believe it is so important to really understand the issue before we begin treatment, and why we recommend having an inspection before coming up with a personalized plan for you.
Here’s how we handle things.
When you reach out, we will first work to set up time for an inspector to come to your property. This can typically occur within just a few business days.
After the inspector determines the nature and extent of your pest issue, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you that includes a cost estimate. As soon as you approve this plan, your initial treatment can be scheduled. Most often, our technician will be able to come out in three to four days.
If some critter is giving you problems in the area, chances are good that our pros are trained to deal with it. Most commonly, we get calls about:
When you live in a place like Pasadena, there’s no ridding yourself of mosquitoes completely. There are just too many of them and too many places for them to breed and thrive.
What we can help you do, though, is reduce their population near your house and make your property less friendly to them. With our assistance, you’ll be able to enjoy your backyard instead of worrying about getting bitten the second you head outside.
Maybe you were grossed out when a roach suddenly popped its head out of your bathtub drain right before you were about to turn it on for your kids. Or, perhaps you spotted one as you moved some boxes in the garage. If you are like most of us here in Pasadena, you jumped when an entire colony skittered out.
However you discovered your roach problem, you want to get rid of it before they spread any more bacteria or contaminate any more food.
We can help. Our pest control technicians are trained to locate and take out the nest, killing not only the live roaches that are currently plaguing you, but also their eggs.
They’re eating your house. Literally. And they’ve probably been doing it for a while. Isn’t that all you need to know?
Termites cause billions in damage every year to structures. Don’t let them cost you any more than they already have. Call us and we’ll assess the damage, seek out the colony and purge the termites from your home as quickly, thoroughly and efficiently as possible.
Perhaps the most frustrating thing about bed bugs is that they attack you when you’re most vulnerable—in your sleep—then scamper back into hiding so you can’t catch them. Worse, you have to deal with them quickly because these pests spread incredibly fast.
As soon as you realize you have bed bugs, give ABC a call. Our experienced professionals have the tools and knowledge needed to destroy the infestation, get rid of eggs and teach you tips and tricks to make it less likely that you will suffer another invasion.
Most Pasadena residents don’t really see the area as “woodsy,” and it certainly isn’t rural. However, there are still plenty of bigger critters around our area, and sometimes they stumble into our yards and even inside our houses.
If you discover damage such as chewed wires, tipped trash cans or hear scratching inside your walls, you probably have an uninvited guest in your house. Homeowners in Pasadena have discovered squirrels, rats, mice, possums, raccoons and more.
Don’t try to tackle a problem like this on your own. You never know what might happen if you corner one of these creatures. Instead, call the experts at ABC.
We will make sure that these animals are removed and relocated humanely, then help you shore up your home defenses to make certain nothing like this happens again.
Few things are scarier than walking out onto your porch and noticing a wasp building a nest right next to you. Every once in a while, one or two of these aren’t a big deal, but if wasps and bees start setting up shop all over your yard, it can turn your sanctuary into a no-go zone—especially if someone in your home is allergic to bee stings.
The pros at ABC understand this, but they also know that bees and wasps do a lot of great things for the ecosystem. Because of this, they have been trained on methods to relocate these helpful insects without bringing any harm to them.
After they’re gone, we can also help you discourage future nests and colonies by sealing up cracks and holes.
Fire ants. Carpenter ants. Ants, ants, ants.
Like mosquitoes, you’re not really going to get away from ants in Pasadena—not completely. There are just too many.
What we can do, though, is kick them out of your home and reduce their population around it. Then, we’ll help you do everything possible to make your property less friendly so that they will go elsewhere the next time.
Tick & Flea Exterminator
If you have dogs or cats, flea and tick prevention is probably second nature. Sometimes, though, over-the-counter products aren’t enough, and not just the family pet but also your entire house can be infested. Worse yet, maybe you’ve heard that ticks have been found close by and you’re rightly worried about Lyme disease.
Whether you’re being overrun or worried about prevention, give ABC a call. Our experts will approach the problem holistically, not only helping you remove current invaders, but also making environmental changes to protect your home in the future.
Scorpion & Spider Removal
Here are the spiders and scorpions in and around Pasadena that are venomous or otherwise pose a danger to people:
- Black widows
- Brown recluse spiders
- Striped bark scorpions
Just three out of the numerous different species out there. Not very many.
Because of this, you might worry that you’re overreacting if you call ABC just because you see a spider or scorpion. But think of it this way: are you going to hang around long enough to learn if the species you see is one of the “bad” ones? Do you really want to take that chance?
Instead, let us do the investigating for you. When you let us know you have spiders or scorpions, we’ll send out an inspector to determine the nature of the problem. He or she will be able to tell you exactly what you’re dealing with and what your options are.
We can help you not only remove dangerous insects, but also reduce spider and scorpion populations in general so that you are less likely to have more frightening encounters.
This comes back to the question about how many treatments and what kind of service you’re going to need. Because every problem is different, it is difficult to offer an estimate until we are able to see what you’re dealing with and assess the issue.
Rest assured, though, that after receiving our inspection and treatment plan, there is no obligation to buy. Once you approve the estimate, we’ll get started on your treatment right away.
ABC Home & Commercial always takes great care when it comes to customer safety.
Not only do we use products that are intended for residential use, but we also we carefully select the treatments that balance effectiveness with the absolute minimal impact on the environment, people and pets.
It doesn’t stop with the products we use, either. All ABC employees undergo detailed training, drug testing and extensive background checks so that you can feel both safe and confident in their abilities.
ABC has been in the pest control business in Texas for over 50 years, so we understand how different it is to deal with a commercial pest infestation versus a residential one. That is why we specially train a whole team in commercial pest control techniques.
Whether you have pests in your apartment complex, hotel, medical facility, restaurant or store, we know how to eliminate the problem quickly and efficiently—so you can get back to business.
Those in ABC Home & Commercial Service's Houston service area can receive help with:
Why pay two separate companies for lawn work when ABC can meet all your needs? Our specialists can perform your:
- Lawn pest control
- Landscaping, whether that means creating a new plan or just making enhancements to your current lawn
- Other lawn-related projects, including helping you add walkways, hardscaping or other new features.
Having a pool during Pasadena’s boiling summers is an immense joy. Cleaning and maintaining that pool? That’s another story. We can help by:
- Basic cleaning, such as brushing, skimming, vacuuming, and washing.
- Getting debris out of pump baskets and skimmers.
- Using acid washes to remove calcium residue when necessary.
- Maintaining pool chemical balance.
- Performing manufacturer-recommended maintenance.
- Remodeling or replastering.
- Installing new features—water features, ladders and lighting, for example.
- Adding equipment.
- Doing coping or tiling.
- Taking pool deck building or repair off your to do list.
Decorating for the holidays is about five percent fun and 95% aggravation, hard work and dangerous climbing. This year, don’t put yourself through the hassle—let us do this for you instead. ABC technicians will:
- Provide you with lights
- Set up your light display
- Take your lights down
- Store your lights until the next holiday season rolls around