During our initial meeting, you can expect your pest control specialist to:
- Ask you questions about where you’ve been noticing signs of pest activity or where you’ve been seeing the pests.
- Conduct an initial assessment of your property to locate pest hiding spots and potential entry points.
- Determine if there is any pest-related damage.
- If necessary, identify the species of pest.
- Take note of any structural issues or environmental factors that may make your property attractive to pests.
- Create a customized set of recommendations to address your particular problem.
At the end of our inspection, we will provide you with an estimate for services. When we receive your approval, we will schedule your first appointment. Most of the time, we can get you on our schedule within the next 3 to 4 business days.
During our regularly scheduled follow up calls, we will treat typical outdoor hiding spots for pests, as well as potential entry points. For example, we commonly apply treatment solutions in and around wall voids, weep holes, electric lines and air conditioning lines. We will also examine your property for any potential contributing factors that can explain why your home or yard has become attractive to crawling pests, such as ants and cockroaches. To prevent a future infestation, we may recommend making minor modifications to your environment.
Our customers who take advantage of our ongoing pest management plan benefit from regularly scheduled treatment calls to prevent the return of pests, since most activity is cyclical in nature. During these calls, your licensed pest control specialist will replenish any needed products, apply preventative treatments wherever needed and check for any new pest activity.
ABC has been providing pest control to homeowners and business owners across Texas, Oklahoma and Florida for generations. Through our decades of experience, we’ve learned the best way to target and eliminate pests and how weather and other environmental factors can impact pest behavior. As a family-run business, we understand that you want to feel comfortable when a specialist arrives at your home, which is why we have a thorough hiring process in place that includes a criminal background check and a drug test.
Before conducting service calls, our specialists go through an extensive in-house training program so we can feel confident that they will provide you with the high-quality service that you have come to expect from ABC. Finally, one of our values is that we will always treat your home as if it was our own, so you can trust our technicians to treat you, your family and your property and belongings with respect.
How soon can you come out?
At ABC, we completely understand how stressful it can be to have pests on your property and that you may want to have a pest control specialist starting work immediately. Get in touch by calling us or scheduling an appointment online and we will get the process started. In some cases, we can even offer you an estimate over the phone.
How often will you service my property?
As each pest problem is unique, every treatment plan is distinct. While we understand that most homeowners would like to hear that their pest problem will be resolved in just one or two visits, we will likely have to come to perform multiple treatments to confirm we’ve fully addressed your pest problem. When we create your treatment plan, we will consider the type or types pest on your property, the extent of the problem, the season in which you are having issues and any other factors that may make your situation unique.
Since many pests have seasonal life cycles, we may recommend ongoing treatments. At these calls, we apply preventative treatments and take note of any pest activity so we stop a potential pest problem before it turns into a full-blown infestation.
What if I still see pests after a treatment?
After receiving your initial service call, it is possible that you will see some pest activity around your property. This is because we have made pest breeding and resting areas inhospitable and these unwelcome guests are now forced to search for a new place to live. What these insects and critters don’t know is that they will usually be bringing a treatment solution with them wherever they decide to live next. Eventually, this will lead to the reduction of pest populations until you no longer have a problem.
Any pest activity 7 to 10 days after your initial treatment is considered normal. If you’re still noticing an uptick in pests anywhere from 7 to 30 days after your initial treatment, reach out to us. We would be happy to send a technician back to your home, at no additional cost to you.
Are the products which you use pet and kid-friendly?
As a family-run business, ABC’s top priority is your family. When we select our treatment solutions, we only choose those that are specially formulated for residential use. In addition, when we apply these products to your property, we do so in the lowest concentration of chemicals possible. Our goal is to provide you with pest control that is both low-impact and effective. If you have any specific questions or concerns about the products we use or our treatment protocols, your pest control specialist would be happy to address them.
Do you service commercial facilities?
Yes, ABC offers commercial pest control as well as other services for many industries. We understand that commercial facilities have unique requirements which is why we have specially trained technicians for these types of properties.