Houston Pest Exterminator: Tick & Flea Control

The Centers for Disease Control reported that the number of illnesses in the U.S. linked to flea, tick, and mosquito bites tripled from 2004 to 2016. Since fleas reproduce rapidly, infestations are common, and just one tick can change a life if a victim contracts Lyme disease. Whether someone in your household has a bite or a pet has become infested, you are probably looking for pest control services for effective tick and flea control in Houston. With over 60 years of experience serving Texans, ABC's skilled technicians will do the job.

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The Importance of Tick & Flea Control

The most common way fleas come indoors is by hitching a ride on our pets. Infestations frequently occur after a trip to the dog park, bringing these tiny pests back to your property and into your living areas. In other cases, other types of rodents or wildlife around your home can introduce fleas and ticks. This can happen when a pet owner leaves out food and water for a dog or cat, and other animals help themselves without the homeowner realizing it. Not only is this frustrating, but it’s also potentially dangerous, considering that fleas and ticks carry harmful diseases.

What’s the difference between a flea and a tick?

At ABC, we pride ourselves on caring for your home as if it were our own. Whether you suspect a flea infestation or a tick problem, we are happy to help. Contact us for a free, no-obligation flea and tick extermination consultation. 

Signs of a Flea Problem

When homeowners notice their pets scratching more frequently, they may begin to suspect a flea problem. However, there are several other reasons your pets may be more itchy than usual, including allergies or dermatitis. Plus, not all dogs and pets scratch when they have fleas.

If you do notice your pet seeming more irritated, look for these other indications that you may need a flea exterminator:

Due to how quickly a flea problem can turn into a full-blown infestation, the best course of action is to promptly call in a flea exterminator who can advise you on the next steps.

What to expect at your initial visit

At ABC, our flea exterminators use a holistic approach to address infestations. We start by treating the inside of your home and your yard and then apply scientifically-proven solutions in your attic and crawl spaces. Since our technicians need a few hours to treat your property thoroughly and for the products to dry, we ask that our customers and their pets be away from home during these service calls.

You can expect your ABC tick control professional to:

Since these treatment solutions cannot penetrate flea cocoons, ABC technicians use products that contain an insect growth regulator so that any flea eggs that do hatch won’t fully develop into adults. For that reason, we usually schedule a follow-up appointment after the initial treatment to ensure these treatments have effectively halted the reproductive cycle. Get started today with a free estimate.

The ABC Process

Step 1: Contact ABC

When you contact us, we will schedule an inspection to get an understanding of the problem. In some cases, we can give you a quote over the phone.

Step 2: Get An Estimate

If you have an inspection, we will send you a custom treatment plan and estimate afterward. Once we get your approval, we will schedule your treatment.

Step 3: Treatment

We will come to your property and treat for pests in common hiding and nesting areas. Over time, you will start seeing less and less pest activity.

Step 4: Prevention

Customers with our ongoing pest management services will receive periodic retreatments to prevent the return of the most common pests in our area.

Fleas are prolific breeders. Females lay between 20 and 50 eggs a day, which explains why infestations can sometimes seem to appear out of nowhere. Our flea exterminators and tick control services generally include a follow-up appointment to eliminate any eggs that might have hatched after our initial service call.

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We offer a full range of pest control services.

With over 60 years of experience in the tick control industry, serving homes across Texas, Oklahoma and Florida, ABC knows the best way to target and eliminate pests from homes and businesses. Before performing service calls, all ABC pest control specialists go through an extensive in-house training program to understand the behavior of different pests and how to properly eradicate them. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you help me with a tick problem?

Yes, ABC is fully-equipped to help homeowners who are concerned that they may have a tick problem. While ticks don’t commonly infest residential areas, these pests are capable of spreading serious health conditions, including Lyme disease, so it’s best to take action to protect your family and pets. Whether you’ve found one tick or many, we can provide you with a customized treatment plan as well as give you advice on how to make your surroundings less hospitable to these pests in the future.

Is there anything I need to do prior to my appointment?

For our flea exterminators to begin treatment, we will confirm that you have taken the necessary steps to prepare your home and property. This pre-treatment checklist includes the following:

  • Cleaning all floors by either vacuuming, sweeping, or mopping
  • Raking your leaves, mowing your lawn, and tidying up other areas of your yard
  • Picking up clutter around your home
  • Cleaning or replacing pet bedding, depending on the advice provided by your ABC technician
  • Taking your pet or pets to the vet to get these animals on a flea-control regimen

All these steps are necessary for our flea exterminators to begin effective treatments.

Can’t I just treat fleas on my own?

While treatment products are available to homeowners to control fleas, many are ineffective. For example, flea bombs often drive fleas deeper into their hiding spots and leave unwanted chemicals on many surfaces. And as we have already mentioned, these products cannot kill flea eggs, so homeowners often find their flea problem returns after any eggs mature into adults.

If your problem is linked to an infested animal living on your property, including any type of wildlife, then these types of products used indoors will be ineffective at addressing the source of your issue. Your ABC pest control specialist will apply effective treatments to ensure your home is flea-free and provide you with specialized tips to prevent a future infestation.

What is the impact your treatments have on my kids, pets and the environment?

As a family-run business, our top priority is the members of your household. When we select the products we use, we only choose solutions that we would feel comfortable using in our own home that are specially formulated for residential use. As part of your custom treatment plan, we will determine the lowest concentration of chemicals we can apply while still ensuring we effectively address your pest problem.

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shante goggans

8/8/2022

“I would definitely recommend ABC!! They were professional, courteous, and did a great job. During the treatment my blinds had to be removed, and they graciously put them back up before they left. Blair came three weeks later to do a follow-up check and was extremely friendly and helpful. He gave me more information and suggestions in regards to staying bed bug free. He even carried my large Amazon package into the garage for me. I would definitely recommend them for all your pest control needs. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”

Adrian Allen

7/26/2022

“Do your research, but this is the company to choose for your pest and rodent control. A new townhouse community is being developed in an adjacent wooded field, so all these woodland creatures started relocating to our established neighborhood. I get it, this land was theirs before it was ours, but after 20 years, they had no right to move into my house rent free. The cute hares/ rabbits were ok at first. They would flop around, and the worst they would do is leave small chocolate eggs in the yard. But when we heard scurrying in the attic, our anxiety levels started to rise. We were already overwhelmed by a pipe bursting in the garage in February due to a flash freeze. Then we noticed droppings as the restoration company came and cleared out the garage. But we really didn't connect all the dots because simultaneously we were caring for my 85 year old grandmother who was on hospice care from terminal breast cancer. So our hands were a little full at the time. But when we saw evidence that there was probably a mouse or something, we had to make it a priority. I called 3 or 4 local companies for quotes. 2 came to the house and 2 acted like they could care less about actually securing my business but were willing to quote hundreds of dollars for the service. One thing that stood out was the other companies said they would plug the holes leading into the house, but 2 said they don't go into the attic. Well that's where we heard them and so it didn't make sense to not go in the attic to hunt them down. Then Kirby from ABC came out. He did a thorough inspection and designed a plan to attack the problem. They definitely weren't the cheapest company, but they provided the best proposal with the strongest warranty. So we pulled the trigger. The crew was very professional and plugged holes and set traps. And the we waited. But there were no dead mice for weeks. So they came back out and found more holes to plug. Then the rodents got more desperate. One was bold enough to entire the kitchen at night. I was ready to burn down the entire house. Frustration was level 10. By this point my grandmother had passed away. Grief plus phobia and a general sense of absolute exhaustion had settled in. All the techs that came out were nice, friendly, professional and courteous, BUT we were sick of the rats running our house. I was also frustrated by what seemed to be a long wait between reporting sightings and an available appointment time. Mark Rodriguez came out and did a good job observing the situation and he realized that a supervisor was needed for a solution. Enter Kenneth! He was absolutely amazing. Between crawling through the attic and discovering new holes to tracking down a food source (a case of mac snd cheese boxes) in the garage that my grandmother left months before her passing (she was always prepared for when her great-grandchildren came over), Kenneth understands the mind of a mouse and the rationale of a rat. He made it his mission to eliminate these evils. And one by one, he did. Kenneth is a hero in our household. He will be receiving a Christmas card this year. My grandmother's dying wish was to rid the house of these invaders, and Kenneth and his team were able to accomplish that. It was worth ever penny for the complete customer care and warranty on the work. If you are looking for a quality solution, you've found it. Be patient, because rodents can be tricky and hard to eradicate, but ABC is committed to the long haul.”

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