Yes, they are! Depending on the type of pest that has invaded your property and the extent of the infestation, we may even be able to give you an estimate over the phone. In some cases, we may recommend an in-person inspection.
If we recommend an inspection, your technician will meet you at your home and:
- Ask you questions about the extent of the infestation and the pests you’ve seen (or which you suspect are present) on your property
- Examine your home and yard for any factors that may make you more susceptible to a pest infestation
- Take note of any pest-related damage that we find on your property
- Assess the extent of the infestation at hand and, if need be, identify the pests
- Give you an opportunity to ask us questions about the pests on your property, our treatment options or our approach
When the inspection is finished, we’ll provide you with a customized treatment plan for your review. Upon your approval, we will schedule your first service call.
Our specialists can help with any type of pest you find on your property. We most commonly get calls to help homeowners and business owners with:
Cockroaches are resilient and are capable of transmitting diseases, contaminating food, triggering allergic reactions and damaging belongings. There is a common misconception that cockroaches only invade dirty homes, but these resilient creatures are actually capable of invading even the cleanest of homes. Part of the reason these pests are so difficult to control is that they are prolific breeders. Some species can produce up to 10,000 offspring per adult female in a single year.
ABC’s pest control specialists have a thorough understanding of where roaches like to hide and nest, so we can effectively target these areas to eliminate their populations from your home. We can also help with preventative measures to ensure you don’t have to worry about another late-night run-in with one of these pests again.
Although wasps are an integral part of our natural environment, it’s not ideal when these stinging insects nest in our eaves, patios, entryways or trees. Wasp stings are painful and can have even more serious consequences if you or a family member are allergic. One of our professionals can come to your home to remove the nest and seal up any openings that may look like an attractive place for wasps to nest. Before leaving, we will provide you with advice on how to avoid close encounters with these pests again.
Although most ants are tiny, they are still a nuisance for many homeowners. Here in Stillwater, we have large populations of fire ants that can leave us covered in painful bites if we accidentally disturb these creatures. To make matters worse, it's easy for us and our family members to stumble upon their mounds when they decide to inhabit our yards. While other species of ants may not bite us, they can still invade our homes and contaminate our food. No matter what species of ant has invaded your property, ABC's pest control professionals can provide you with effective treatment options so you don't have to worry about these pests going forward.
Spider & Scorpion Control
Although spiders and scorpions are not generally aggressive, most homeowners are quite frightened when they have a run-in with these creatures when grabbing a box out of storage or reaching for something out of the back of the closet. What can make these encounters especially nerve-wracking is the fact that there are two species of poisonous spiders here in Stillwater: the black widow and the brown recluse.
Scorpions are another type of creature which can lash out at us when we accidentally threaten them. While the swelling around a sting may be limited, the sting itself can be quite painful, and may require a trip to the doctor for the very young or elderly individuals.
If you’ve noticed large populations of spiders or scorpions on your property, ABC can identify the species and treat your home to reduce their populations. We can also provide you with tips on how to avoid confrontations with these creatures in the future.
Termites cost homeowners in the U.S. billions of dollars worth of damage each year. Subterranean termites, a species of termite commonly found in Stillwater, have been nicknamed silent destroyers because they tunnel underground on the hunt for food. When they find it they will eat all day every day. Unfortunately, subterranean termites often arrive at the foundation of our homes and will start eating away at the cellulose in our wood, causing significant structural damage. Because these pests are eating away underneath our home, we often don’t know they are causing damage until expensive repairs are needed.
ABC uses a two-fold approach for treating infestations and protecting your biggest investment. If you believe you have a termite problem, one of our specialists can inspect your home and quickly locate the colony. We will then use scientifically-proven methods to eliminate the entire population. Afterward, we will apply preventative treatments around the perimeter of your home and return for routine monitoring to ensure these pests haven’t made their way back to your home.
Unfortunately, pests aren’t always small insects. Mice and rats can fit through very narrow spaces to inhabit our homes. When they do, these rodents can transmit disease, contaminate our food, leave behind a bad smell, destroy belongings and can even cause house fires by chewing through electrical wiring. Also, mice and rats can often bring secondary pest infestations with them, as many of these creatures have ticks and fleas.
If you have a rodent problem at your home, one of our pest control experts will first focus on locating and removing these pests. Then, we will seal up any holes or cracks that future invaders may use to gain entry to your home. When that's done, we will provide you with other tips on how to prevent another mouse or rat infestation.
Unfortunately, there has been a resurgence of bed bug populations here in Stillwater, as well as across the country. The ease of modern travel has allowed these minuscule pests to sneak into luggage and make their way to new locations to feed and breed. Bed bugs are particularly difficult to get rid of because their tiny size allows them to hide in the smallest cracks and crevices, including in our mattress, in baseboards and in our furniture. Also, bed bugs can go extended periods of time between feedings so many homeowners will be under the impression that the bed bugs have been controlled, when in reality they are just hiding and preparing for their next meal. Our pest control professionals know exactly where these pests like to hide and can apply effective treatments so you can sleep easy again.
Tick & Flea Control
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to have a pet to have a tick or flea problem. Fleas are capable of making us miserable through their itchy bites, and their prolific breeding patterns make them extremely difficult to control. Also, if you do have a pet, it can be easy for these pests to be brought back into your home, even when you thought you had your infestation under control.
While ticks don't usually appear in large numbers inside a home, these parasites are capable of spreading diseases to us, such as Lyme disease. Unfortunately, with both of these pests, you will need many different treatment options to reduce populations both indoors and outdoors, as well as at each stage of their life cycle. A pest control professional can create a customized, thorough treatment plan for you so you don't have to worry about bites from these pests.
Mosquitoes are notorious for their itchy bites. To make matters worse, they are also known for spreading diseases such as the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. The large populations of mosquitoes in the Stillwater area can make spending time in your backyard almost unbearable. You can get your yard back with the help of ABC. We have proven mosquito control methods that target both adult mosquitoes and neutralize mosquito breeding grounds.
As a family-run business, one of ABC's values is treating your home as if it was our own. When selecting the products we use on your property, we only use treatments we would feel comfortable using on our own property. These solutions are all specially formulated for residential use. In addition, we will always use the lowest concentration of chemicals possible to still be effective in eradicating pests.
Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. While most of our customers would like to hear that it will only take one or two visits for their pest problems to go away, in order for our treatments to be effective, we usually recommend an ongoing treatment schedule. Here in Stillwater, we have significant pest pressure, which can make it difficult for homeowners to entirely eradicate pest populations on their property. In order to keep your home pest-free year-round, ABC offers our customers a quarterly service that keeps a variety of pests from invading your property.
Some factors we will take into consideration when building a treatment plan for you are the extent of the infestation, the species of pest that has invaded your property, the season in which you’re having a pest problem and any other unique factors that may make your home more vulnerable to a pest infestation. One of the reasons we like to send an inspector to your home to see the infestation first hand is so we can build the most accurate treatment plan possible.
Yes, ABC is happy to provide commercial services in Stillwater. We understand that pest control requirements are different for businesses than for homes. That's why we have specially trained technicians who are prepared to take on whatever kind of pest control you may need for your business and industry.
ABC is known in the community for our reliable and effective pest control solutions delivered by professional, courteous technicians. Our customers feel safe with our team members on their property, as they all go through an extensive hiring process, are drug tested and have been background checked. In addition, all our team members go through an in-house training program before performing services at your home. By investing in our hiring process, and providing ongoing training, we can ensure that our technicians are delivering high-quality, consistent service.