Yes! ABC is happy to provide free inspections for our customers. Depending on the pest on your property and the extent of the infestation, we may be able to offer you an estimate over the phone. In some cases, we may recommend an in-person meeting so one of our specialists can get a better understanding of your problem. This will allow us to create the most effective treatment plan possible.
During this initial inspection, you can expect your pest control professional to:
- Ask you questions about the pest activity on your property
- If necessary, identify the species of pest
- Examine your property for environmental factors or structural issues that may make you more vulnerable to an infestation
- Take note of any pest-related damage
- Assess the extent of the infestation
- Answer your questions regarding our pest control protocols
At the end of the inspection, your specialist will present you with an estimate for recommended next steps. When we receive your approval, we will put your first service call on the schedule.
ABC has been providing pest control services to homeowners and business owners for generations. As part of the fastest-growing county in the state and even nationally, the pest population here in Canadian County is, unfortunately, growing quickly as well. With our extensive experience in the pest control industry, we’re equipped to handle any problem you may have.
While we can handle any type of infestation, we most commonly get requests to provide:
Roaches are some of the most hated pests in Oklahoma, for good reason. These pests can infest even the cleanest of homes, and when they do, they can worsen asthma, produce allergens, contaminate food, damage belongings and leave behind a foul smell. Cockroaches have been around for millions of years and have evolved to be some of the most resilient creatures on Earth. This means that eliminating these pests requires a thorough understanding of their behaviors and a multipronged approach to treatment. To make matters even worse, one female cockroach can produce up to 10,000 offspring in one year, so long-term results often rest on effective, ongoing treatment efforts.
When you get in touch with ABC, you can feel comfortable knowing that our specialists will be able to locate roach hiding spots, and then create a custom solution to target these pests. Furthermore, we can provide you with tips on how to make your property less appealing to roaches moving forward.
While we can all appreciate the integral role that wasps have in our ecosystem, we typically don’t appreciate it when these creatures nest in our patios, trees, eaves, entryways and other areas near our home. Living with a wasp nest on your property can make simple tasks like grabbing the mail a dangerous task, especially if you or a family member is allergic to wasp stings. ABC’s specialists can remove the nest and seal up any openings that other wasps may use to make their home too close to your home.
Here in the western suburbs of Oklahoma City, there are many different species of ant that could invade your space. Unfortunately, these different species have different behaviors, meaning that there is no one-size-fits-all treatment to controlling these pests. Some species prefer sugary foods, while others prefer protein. Some ants nest underground, while others tunnel through the wood that makes up the structure of your home.
Another type of ant that has become increasingly problematic recently here in Yukon is the fire ant. If you, a family member or a pet accidentally stumbles across one of these mounds, the fire ant colony may see you as a threat, which may result in multiple extremely painful bites. No matter what species of ant is in your home or yard, you can feel confident in turning to ABC for an effective, customized treatment plan.
Spider & Scorpion Control
While spiders and scorpions are generally not aggressive, they can be easily provoked when disturbed. When that happens, you can end up with a spider bite or a scorpion sting. And although most spiders here in Yukon are rather harmless, there are two species of venomous spider you need to keep an eye out for—the brown recluse and the black widow. If you have scorpions on your property, those stings can be quite painful as well, so you will likely want to avoid close encounters with these creatures. If you’re concerned with the spiders or scorpions on your property, you can count on ABC to identify the species and then implement measures to reduce their populations.
Each year termites cost homeowners across the U.S. billions of dollars in damage. Subterranean termites are the most common species of termite here in Yukon, and, unfortunately, they are also the most destructive. This is because these species tunnel underground until they find a plentiful food source, such as the foundation of your home. Once these insects find a plentiful food source, they will eat all day every day. To make matters worse, an established colony can have up to one million members. Unfortunately, because these pests are out of sight, homeowners often don’t realize that termites are living on their property until there has already been significant damage.
When it comes to termite control, ABC uses a two-fold approach to treat the current problem, as well as prevent future infestations. Our specialists will locate the colony and use targeted, scientifically proven methods to eliminate the colony. Then, we will apply preventative treatments around your home’s perimeter to create a barrier to protect your biggest investment from these destructive pests. For further peace of mind, you can sign up for our ongoing termite monitoring program that allows us to catch signs of termite activity before a termite colony becomes established.
Rodents enter our property because they can typically find food, water and shelter. When rats and mice nest in or around our homes, they can contaminate food, transmit disease, damage belongings and even cause house fires by chewing through electrical wiring. Moreover, rodents commonly carry fleas and ticks with them, which can lead to secondary infestations of these smaller pests. ABC can provide you with some relief by first removing these uninvited guests. Once we have removed all of these large pests from your property, we will seal up potential entry points future rodents could use to gain entry to your home. We can also leave you with specialized advice on how to avoid issues with these creatures going forward.
At one point, bed bugs were almost entirely eliminated throughout the U.S. However, modern travel has made it easier for these tiny creatures to travel from place to place. When we visit a place that has been infested, these pests can easily hitch a ride home with us in our purses, luggage, backpacks and other items. Once inside our homes, bed bugs can hide in tiny crevices in our mattresses, furniture and baseboards where they remain until they sense a blood meal is nearby. Controlling bed bugs can be extremely difficult, as these pests can go extended periods of time between meals and their tiny size makes them very difficult to see, especially to the untrained eye. Fortunately, the pest control experts at ABC know how to locate bed bug populations and can create a thorough treatment plan, so you can feel comfortable in your home again.
Even if you don’t own a pet, you can still have a tick or flea problem. Fleas can cause incessant itching if they feed on your or a furry family member, and their prolific breeding habits make controlling an infestation extremely difficult. Unlike fleas, ticks don’t necessarily infest homes. However, ticks are capable of spreading life-altering diseases to humans, including Lyme disease. Generally, the best way to control either of these parasitic pests is to contact a pest control specialist. This is because an effective treatment plan often requires different methods of treatment throughout the different stages of these pests' lives. Without a comprehensive pest control plan, you may easily become re-infested as you and household come in and out of your home. When you contact ABC, you can feel confident knowing that we take a customized approach to your problem to ensure we can get you results and relief.
Many people only associate mosquitoes with itchy, obnoxious bites. However, we can forget that mosquitoes are also capable of spreading serious illnesses, such as the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. Public health departments have put measures in place to reduce mosquito populations, but these pests only need about a bottle cap’s worth of water to reproduce, making it nearly impossible to completely eradicate these biting insects. If you want to enjoy spending time in your yard again, get in touch with ABC. We use two different mosquito control treatment methods to target adult mosquitoes and neutralize mosquito breeding grounds.
As a family-run business, our top priority is your family. One of our values is that we always treat our customers’ homes as if they were our own. This philosophy extends to the products that we use. When selecting which treatments to address a particular pest issue, we make sure to choose solutions that we would feel comfortable using in and around our own homes and those that are formulated for residential use. In addition, our specialists are trained to determine the lowest concentration of chemicals to use to be both low impact and effective. ABC believes in transparency, so if you have any further questions about your treatment plan, your specialist would be happy to address them.
We understand that homeowners would like to hear that their pest problems will be resolved in just a visit or two. However, to ensure that the pest population has been controlled and reproduction has halted, we typically suggest multiple treatment calls. Additionally, there is high pest activity here in Yukon, which means that ongoing relief from pests takes consistent effort. To prevent future infestations, we recommend signing up for our ongoing pest management plan so you can feel peace of mind knowing pest populations will be controlled year-round.
When we create your custom treatment plan, we will determine how many treatments your property will need based on the type of pest on your property, the extent of the problem, the season in which the infestation has taken place and any other unique factors or conditions that may make your property more appealing to pests.
ABC is a family-run business that has been providing pest control services for over 70 years. Our decades of experience have given us the knowledge and local context to enable us to create effective treatment plans which take into account weather and other environmental conditions which affect pest behavior. We have a stringent hiring process in place, which includes a drug test and a background check. Once on our team, all specialists go through a rigorous training program so you can feel confident that the specialist who arrives at your home will provide you with the best service possible. Lastly, one of our values is that we always treat our customers’ homes as if they were our own. So you can feel comfortable having an ABC technician in your home, knowing that we'll take great care with your belongings and while on your property.