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Are the inspections ABC provides for pest control services free of charge?

Yes! ABC is happy to provide our customers with a complimentary inspection and estimate for our pest control services. Sometimes, we can even offer you an estimate over the phone! Other times, we prefer to get an understanding of the pest infestation first hand so that we can create a pest control plan that is tailored to your specific situation. If an in-person inspection makes the most sense, we will get you on our schedule as soon as possible.

During this meeting, your specialist will: 

  • Ask you questions about the pests you’ve seen or about the pest activity you’ve noticed around your home and yard 
  • When necessary, identify the species of pest on your property 
  • Examine your property for any environmental or structural factors that could make it vulnerable to a pest infestation 
  • Assess your property for any pest-related damage and determine the extent of the infestation 
  • Answer any of your questions regarding the pests or our pest control protocols

At the end of our inspection, you will be presented with a recommended course of action. Once we receive your approval of our next steps, we will schedule your first treatment call.

Which types of pest control services do you provide in Newcastle?

ABC has been providing pest control services to homeowners and business owners for generations. Thanks to decades of experience, we are able to effectively control any type of pest on your property, no matter how severe the infestation may be. Although we can help with any unwanted critters on your property, we most commonly get contacted for the following types of pest control:

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Cockroach Control

Cockroaches are some of the most resilient creatures on Earth, and they have been around for millions of years. This means that eliminating these pests is no easy task. Some species of female cockroach can lay up to 10,000 eggs in a single year and these pests can survive on nearly any organic matter, which explains why it can be so hard for homeowners to get rid of these pests on their own. Cockroaches are commonly hated because they can transmit diseases, trigger allergic reactions, contaminate food, damage belongings and leave behind a foul smell. 

The pest control experts from ABC know where these pests like to hide and can implement a customized solution to ensure the roaches on your property are properly controlled. We can also offer ongoing preventative services to reduce your likelihood of any future run-ins with these creatures. 

A wasp nest on a home

Wasp Control 

Wasps can become a problem when these creatures nest in our patios, trees, eaves and entryways. When wasps set up residence outside of our homes, it can make going outside a dangerous task, especially if you or a family member is allergic. When you contact ABC, we can remove the wasp nest and then seal up any openings that future generations of wasps may use to nest near your home. We will also leave you with tips on how to avoid these stinging insects in the future. 

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Ant Control 

Here in McClain County, there are many different species of ant, and your most effective treatment options will differ depending on which type of ant has invaded your space. This is because some ants prefer sugary foods, while others prefer protein. Additionally, some ants tunnel through the wood that makes up the foundation of your home, while others invade your pantry. You may even have others that make unsightly mounds in your yard. Worse still, you can have all of these species in and around your home at the same time.

Populations of fire ants have grown here in Newcastle over the past couple of years. If you, a family member or a pet accidentally stumbles across one of their mounds, they may sting, which can be quite painful. If you’re dealing with an ant problem, you can rely on ABC to create a solution that is tailored to your home and yard and the species of ant on your property. We can also help you avoid encounters with these pests in the future. 

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Spider & Scorpion Control 

Arachnophobia is common, despite the fact that spiders and scorpions are generally not aggressive. If you do accidentally disturb one of these creatures, its fight or flight instinct may kick in and you may get bitten or stung. In Oklahoma, there are two species of venomous spider you need to keep an eye out for: the black widow and the brown recluse. If you’ve noticed an uptick of spider or scorpion activity or if you’re unsure if there are venomous spiders on your property, get in touch with ABC. We will be able to identify which kind of arachnid you’re dealing with and implement pest control measures to reduce the population of these pests on your property. 

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Termite Control

Termites are responsible for costing homeowners in the U.S. billions of dollars in damage each year. Subterranean termites, the most commonly found termites here in Newcastle, are called silent destroyers because they tunnel underground until they find a plentiful food source. Unfortunately, these pests often find that the foundations of our homes are an attractive food source and they will feed on the cellulose in this wood all day, every day. Because these pests live most of their lives underground, homeowners often don’t realize they have an established termite colony on their property until significant damage has already been done. 

ABC uses a two-fold approach when it comes to addressing termite colonies and then preventing future infestations. When we come to your property, we will be able to quickly locate where the termites are living, and then we will use a scientifically proven, targeted approach to control these pests. Then, to prevent a future termite infestation, we will apply a preventative treatment around your home’s perimeter. We will return on a regularly scheduled basis to perform monitoring calls so we can replenish any needed materials and take note of any new signs of pest activity. 

A rat on a roof

Rodent Control

Rodents enter our home searching for food, water and shelter. When these larger pests nest in or around our home, they can transmit diseases, contaminate food, damage our belongings, leave behind a foul smell and even start house fires by chewing through electrical wiring. To make matters worse, rats and mice are often infested with ticks and fleas, which can lead to secondary infestations of these smaller pests. ABC can bring normalcy back to your life by locating and removing these unwanted house guests. We will then seal up entry points that other rodents could use to gain entry to your home and help make your property less appealing to these creatures. 

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Bed Bug Control

The ease of modern travel has, unfortunately, led to the resurgence of bed bugs. To make matters worse, these pests are nearly impossible for homeowners to control without the help of a professional. This is because these creatures tend to stay burrowed deep in whatever surface they are hiding in until a blood meal is nearby. Once they have fed, bed bugs go back into their hiding spots in your mattress, bedding, headboard, furniture and even baseboards. To complicate matters further, these pests can go extended periods time without feeding, so homeowners often believe their pest infestation has gone away only to wake up to more bed bug bites. ABC's specialists can locate where these pests are hiding and then implement a targeted approach to controlling these pests, so you don't have to experience the emotional toll of what can often be an extended period of living with bed bugs if you try to control these pests on your own.

A tick crawling on someone

Tick & Flea Control

While many people associate ticks and fleas with owning pets, these parasites can still infest homes without a dog or cat. Fleas can cause incessant itching when they bite, and their prolific breeding habits make controlling a population difficult. Ticks may not necessarily infest homes, but these pests are capable of spreading diseases to humans, such as Lyme disease. As a homeowner, reaching out to a pest control specialist is often the best way to handle a tick or flea problem. Part of the reason these pests are so difficult to control is that they require different methods of treatment at different stages of their life. Additionally, flea pupae can lay dormant for months, so if an infestation has not been handled correctly, you may become re-infested. Our specialists can effectively target these pests at each stage of their life, so you don’t have to worry about any more irritating bites or the health risks these creatures can pose. 

A mosquito biting someone

Mosquito Control

These pesky flying insects are becoming a large issue in Newcastle. Mosquitoes are difficult to control because they only need about a bottle cap’s worth of water to reproduce. To make matters worse, some species can lay 200 eggs at a time. In addition to their obnoxious bites, these insects are capable of spreading diseases such as the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. When it comes to controlling mosquitoes on your property, ABC uses a two-fold approach. One treatment method targets adult mosquitoes while the other neutralizes mosquito breeding sites to limit the growth of the mosquito population on your property.

Are the pest control products you use friendly for pets and children?

ABC is a family-run business and one of our values is that we treat our customers’ homes as if they were our own. As an extension of this philosophy, we only choose products that we would use on our own property. When we create your customized pest control treatment plan, you can feel confident that we do so with your family in mind. As a matter of fact, part of our in-house training program is teaching our specialists to use the lowest concentration of chemicals that will allow our treatments to be effective and low impact. We value honesty and transparency, so feel free to ask your specialist any questions you may have about the products that we use. 

How often do you service my house?

We understand that ideally your pest problem would be resolved in just a few visits. However, most pest problems require multiple visits to ensure that the problem has been properly controlled and pest reproduction has halted. Unfortunately, here in Newcastle, we have high pest activity in the area, which means that long-term pest control measures often require efforts that are spaced out on a more prolonged time frame. To prevent future infestations, we recommend signing up for our routine preventative treatments, so you can have peace of mind year-round. 

Some factors that we will consider when determining how many treatments your property will require include the extent of your problem, the species of pest on your property, the season in which the infestation has taken place and any other unique factors that make your property susceptible to a pest infestation.

Why should I choose ABC?

ABC is a family-run business that has been providing effective pest control solutions to homeowners and business owners for over 70 years. We have built a great reputation because we only hire the best of the best and we treat your home as if it was our own. We understand that you want to feel safe when a pest control professional arrives at your home, which is why we drug test and background check all potential employees. Before conducting service calls, all team members go through an extensive in-house training program to better understand local pest behavior and habits, as well as how to provide our customers with the best services possible.