Houston Termite Control & Treatment

There's a lot to love about living in Houston, but one downside to our location in the Texas Coastal Bend is the high density of termites. These household pests cause billions of dollars in property damage every year, and unfortunately, our hot and humid climate makes Houston a hotbed for termite infestations. We hope you never have to deal with the damage that these wood-destroying insects can leave behind. However, if you ever suspect termite activity in or around your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Houston termite specialists here at ABC Home & Commercial Services.

We Know Termites & We Know Houston

Whether you’re trying to prevent future termite damage or you fear that you may already have an active infestation, you can trust ABC Home & Commercial Services to solve your problem. Our family-owned pest control business has helped thousands of Houston area homeowners with their termites over the past 30+ years and we’ll be here to help you, too.

Preventing Termite Problems

There are a number of methods for preventing termites from ever getting a foothold on your property. These solutions include: 

Installing a Preventative Termite Barrier Around Your Home

For the highest level of prevention, ABC installs a bait system around your house called Sentricon to attract and eliminate active colonies in the area. Foraging termites are attracted to the bait in the underground stations and take it back to the colony. This bait inhibits the growth of termites that come into contact with it, including the queen, And prevents eggs from hatching. This effectively wipes out the entire termite colony before it can ever reach your home. 

This scientifically-proven solution is not only effective, but it also earned the President’s Green Chemistry Award for environmental safety. It’s used to protect many of our national treasures from termite damage, including the Alamo, Statue of Liberty, White House, and the U.S. Capitol. If that’s not enough, ABC offers a termite warranty for homes in which it has installed and is maintaining a Sentricon system.

Treating and Eliminating Active Termites

If you suspect that you have termites, don’t wait. Damage can occur long before evidence of termites has been spotted. When it comes to termites, our trained professionals will:

Immediately following treatment, it’s not unusual to see increased termite activity as previously hidden insects are being driven out of their normal hiding spots. The good news is that the exposed termites will carry the treatment solution back to their colonies, which will then effectively “treat” the insects that were not present at the original treatment site.

ABC's Termite Control Process

1. Contact ABC

When you contact us, we will schedule a termite inspection to understand the unique situation. In some cases, we can give you a quote over the phone.

2. Estimate/Inspection

After understanding the situation, we'll send you a cost breakdown and treatment plan. We'll be ready when you're ready.

3. Termite Treatment

We'll eliminate the threat by finding and treating around the hidden entry points that termites use to enter your home.

4. Termite Prevention

Our regular pest control customers receive periodic termite inspections or we can install a termite monitoring system at your house.

It is not unusual to see an increase in termites as we apply treatments which drive these insects out of their normal hiding spots. The good news is that the termites will carry Sentricon back to their nests, which will poison any insects who did not originally ingest the solution.

As part of our Signature Service, ABC commits to quarterly inspections of your property to review monitoring stations and to assure that no termites are on your property. If new colonies appear, ABC technicians will come back to apply treatments.

Homeowners can set up an automatic renewal of our Signature Service, and the service can be transferred to a new homeowner.

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After extensive research, ABC selected Sentricon because it has been formulated to only impact termites and is not toxic to mammals. The active ingredient, Noviflumuron, is approved for use on homes which have a well or a cistern on the property, and even in coastal areas where houses are up on stilts.

Another preventative measure is called Termimesh, which is a product which is commonly installed during new home construction. Termimesh is a completely non-toxic metal screen which is 100% effective.

Your family’s well-being is our top priority at ABC Home & Commercial Services. We work with our customers to develop effective treatments which minimize the use of chemicals, and our specialists apply treatments with the utmost concern for the safety of you, your children, and your pets. Customers can also request Material Safety Data Sheets on all the products we use. These documents provide detailed information about any potential risks.

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon can you come out?

We understand that once you see evidence of termites on your property, you want to act, and act quickly. Give us a call and we will send a pest control expert to your home as soon as possible to inspect your property for termites and recommend a course of action.

What happens during the free inspection?

Our inspectors will arrive at your home and will conduct a thorough inspection of your property. Our highly trained and knowledgeable technicians will assess the current damage, look for entry points around the exterior of your structures, and develop a treatment plan that is customized to meet your needs.

We will then provide you with a free estimate with a list of recommendations to address your termite problem. After a homeowner approves our recommendations, we will come up with a service plan that fits your schedule.

How often do you service my property?

The frequency of service depends on both the treatment plan that’s been customized to meet your needs and the extent of your termite problem.

What can I do to prevent termites?

When building a new home, we recommend installing Termimesh, which is a metal screen found to be 100% effective in preventing termites. By using this protective barrier around service wires and pipes, homeowners can remove the most common entry point for these insects. Using treated lumber for new construction and remodeling also helps prevent termites from causing damage to your property.

On existing property, we suggest keeping any kind of wood or lumber piles away from the exterior of the home, and if possible raising stacks of wood off the bare ground with pallets or other support structures. Removing brush and undergrowth around your home is useful to rid your property of a possible food source for termites.

Another way to prevent a termite infestation is to minimize any water sources. Leaky spigots and standing water can be attractive to termite colonies. Also, we suggest our customers keep homes properly ventilated to prevent moisture buildup in the home, which can attract these hungry pests.

Sealing cracks or holes in the foundation is another way to prevent easy termite access. Our highly knowledgeable termite control experts can suggest other areas these insects might enter your property and other conditions which may attract these bothersome pests.

Do you service commercial facilities?

Yes. We provide effective long and short-term termite control services for our commercial clients. ABC is recognized as a leader in providing a full range of commercial services to businesses in a variety of industries.

 

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What Our Customers Are Saying

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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. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”

T.J. Craven

4/8/2022

“Fantastic group of people that take customer service seriously. From Norman coming out initially to check on us during our move to a new address, to Jansen setting everything up for us, she was a pleasure to talk to. Then, Patrick came out to the house today and handled himself very professionally and went above and beyond on our “preventative” inspection. He was very thorough and address all the concerns I had. Clicking all five stars is Easy on this one… Thank you very much, ABC Team!”

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