We Know Termites & We Know Houston
Whether you’re trying to prevent future termite damage or fear that you may already have an active infestation, you can trust ABC Home & Commercial Services to solve your termite problem. Our family-owned pest control business has helped thousands of Houston area homeowners exterminate termites over the past 30+ years, and we’ll be here to help you, too.
Installing a Termite Barrier Around Your Home
We install a termite bait system around your house called Sentricon to attract and eliminate active termite colonies for the highest level of prevention. Foraging termites are attracted to the bait in the underground stations and return it to the nest. This bait inhibits the growth of termites that come into contact with it, including the queen, And prevents eggs from hatching—effectively wiping out the entire termite colony before reaching your home.
This scientifically-proven termite solution is not only practical, but it also earned the President’s Green Chemistry Award for environmental safety. Sentricon protects many national treasures from termite damage, including the Alamo, Statue of Liberty, White House, and the U.S. Capitol. ABC also offers a termite warranty for homes and businesses where it has installed and maintains a Sentricon system.
Another preventative measure is called Termimesh, a product commonly installed during new home construction, is an entirely non-toxic metal screen that is 100% effective.
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 pest control experts will:
- Inspect your home and surrounding property for active termites and any damage they may have caused;
- Confirm pest activity, termite species, affected areas, and the access points these pests are using to enter the home; and
- Apply treatments to all affected areas and entry points to eliminate existing colonies and prevent further damage.
Immediately following treatment, it’s not unusual to see increased termite activity as previously undetectable insects are being driven out of their regular 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. Contact an ABC Termite expert today to get started with a free estimate.
As part of our Signature Service, ABC commits to quarterly inspections of your property to review monitoring stations and to ensure termites have left your property. If new colonies appear, ABC technicians will come back to apply treatments.
Your family’s well-being is our top priority at ABC Home & Commercial Services. We work with our customers to develop effective treatments that minimize the use of chemicals. Our termite control experts 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 our products. These documents provide detailed information about any potential risks.
How soon can you come out?
We understand that once you see evidence of termites on your property, you want to act quickly. Give us a call and we will send a pest control expert to your home as soon as possible to perform a termite inspection and recommend a course of action.
What happens during the free inspection?
Our inspectors will arrive at your home and 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.