Absolutely! We want to make sure our customers don't experience any surprises and that our pricing is transparent and easy to understand.
What is the process, exactly?
Once you contact us by phone or online, we set up a time to come to your home to learn more about the problem you are experiencing so we have all the information we need to create a customized treatment plan. In some cases, we can provide you with an estimate over the phone.
If you have an in-person appointment, one of our highly-trained inspectors will meet you at your home to see first-hand the extent and severity of your infestation, give you an opportunity to ask us any questions you might have and confirm the insect or animal that you are dealing with, if needed.
After that visit, you'll receive a free, no-obligation estimate with recommended next steps. After you approve the estimate, we can find a time that works best for you for the first service call.
ABC's experienced and highly-trained technicians can tackle practically every type of pest control problem that can come up here in Apopka.
Our pros routinely visit local homes to provide:
Roach, Palmetto Bug and Water Bug Control
No matter what you call these creatures, there is one thing we can all agree on: when we see these insects racing across our floor, crawling on our ceilings and hanging out in our bathrooms, we wonder how many others could be lurking in the shadows. In addition to the general "ick" feeling we have when we see a roach, there are real concerns in having these pests in your home. Cockroaches can transmit disease, contaminate our food, worsen allergies and asthma, destroy books and more. Not only can roaches exist in spotless homes—making their presence even more aggravating to conscientious homeowners—but also these creatures are incredibly resilient, making them very difficult to control without the help of a professional.
ABC's experts can locate the hiding and breeding spots for these pests and implement a treatment plan so you don't have to worry about any more unexpected late-night encounters.
Termites can become a homeowner's nightmare if an infestation compromises the structural integrity of your biggest investment. How can this happen? Termites have earned the nickname "silent destroyers" because they arrive at your home's foundation through underground tunnels, allowing them eat away at the wood for months, and even years, without your knowledge.
ABC's termite removal pros can quickly pinpoint the location of the colony, eliminate its members and install protective measures to make your home less vulnerable to future invasions.
With Lake Apopka and all of the other rivers and streams nearby, perhaps it shouldn't be a surprise that our area is a haven for mosquitoes.
It's one thing to deal with the annoyance and irritation that come with mosquito bites, but it's something else entirely when you think about the serious diseases these bloodsucking pests can transmit: the West Nile and Zika viruses, to name just a few.
If you want to spend time in your backyard again, ABC's experts can help. Our innovative and effective mosquito control measures can target breeding and resting sites so you don't spend all your time outdoors swatting these pesky pests away.
Bed Bug Treatment
As one of the fastest-growing cities in Central Florida, Apopka is seeing a rise in bed bugs, particularly because of our proximity to Orlando, a world-wide travel hub.
Bed bugs can survive for up to a year without a meal, so it's no wonder that they can hitch a ride in our luggage, our backpacks and in purses.
Bed bugs are incredibly difficult for homeowners to eliminate on their own, for several reasons. First of all, these parasites only emerge under the cover of darkness to feed on our blood when we are resting in our beds. The rest of the time, these tiny pests remain hidden in the narrowest cracks in our bedrooms and living areas. ABC's holistic approach not only kills live bed bugs but also prevents eggs and larvae from developing into adults to protect you from a recurrence.
Wildlife & Rodent Control
Having insects in your home or yard poses one set of challenges, while sharing your space with rats, mice, raccoons, possums and other larger animals forces you to deal with an entirely different set of problems. Apopka homeowners may find damage to electrical wiring and chew marks on wood, thanks to rodents, while possums and raccoons can make a mess of your trash and get into your pet and bird food. All of these animals can leave behind potentially harmful waste products and bring ticks and fleas into your yard.
ABC's pest technicians can humanely remove these animals from your wall cavities, attics or crawl spaces and seal up any entry points that they used to find their way into your home.
Since these winged mammals eat mosquitoes, many Apopka residents have considered adding a bat house outside for natural mosquito control. While having home-grown mosquito hunters nearby is a great idea, there are risks bats pose to humans if they decide to roost in your home.
First of all, bats can transmit over 60 types of disease to humans. Second, their guano poses health risks and can contaminate your soil. Then, there's the smell and noise bats can produce which would make them a less-than-stellar neighbor.
If you'd prefer not to keep bats around your property, ABC's technicians can advise you on humane removal methods and how to discourage these creatures from making a return visit.
Wasp & Bee Removal
While bees and wasps play an important role in our ecosystem, it's only natural for a homeowner to be alarmed when these biting insects take up residence on your property. If someone in your household is allergic to stings, in particular, steps will need to be taken to remove the nest or hive.
ABC's experts can determine how, where and why these insects entered your outdoor spaces and how you can humanely relocate them to avoid the possibility of a painful sting—or worse. Our technicians can also advise you on how to prevent bees and wasps from hanging around your home in the future.
Tick & Flea Control
These two parasites can affect both your human and furry housemates. Flea bites can make your cats and dogs miserable, leaving irritating and itchy spots all over their bodies. While your pets are at a greater risk, fleas can bite humans, too. Tick bites are on the rise across the country and can result in the transmission of serious illnesses, including Lyme disease.
Successful flea and tick treatment requires a holistic approach that involves treating both inside your home and in your yard. ABC can perform these treatments for you and advise you on what additional steps to take to make your property less attractive to these creatures.
Scorpion & Spider Control
Many crawling insects are beneficial to humans, including scorpions and spiders. When we have a close encounter with one of these insects, however, it can be quite terrifying. Two of the questions we hear most often from homeowners are: "Is it poisonous?" and "How likely am I to get bitten or stung?"
The truth is that most homeowners can't differentiate between harmless insects and venomous species. ABC's experts can identify the types of spiders and scorpions in and around your home, handle an infestation, provide you with more information about the varieties you are most likely to see so that you can be prepared and recommend ways to make your home less enticing to these creatures.
Ants are among the most common insects on Earth. Homeowners call us when these crawling insects make mounds in their yards, start showing up in the kitchen and bathroom or when someone falls victim to a painful bite.
ABC's experts know all about the different types of ants which can invade your home and what tactics work best on which types so that you can control your ant population and not have to worry about these persistent pests.
ABC makes environmental stewardship a priority and aligns its methods and techniques with Integrated Pest Managment (IPM) principles which resort to chemical treatments after preventative measures have been exhausted.
When chemical interventions are necessary, ABC uses products formulated only for residential use in low concentrations. We train our technicians to apply only the minimum amount required directly to problem areas.
At any point, we are happy to address any concerns you may have about any products we plan to use at your home or answer any questions.
While we understand that potential customers would like to know up front how long their home will be treated, unfortunately, the answer is not always straightforward.
Since all pest problems are slightly different, in most cases we send an inspector to meet you at your home to get a first-hand look at your pest problem, determine the source and gather the needed information to get you a customized treatment plan with recommended next steps.
Based on the extent and severity of your infestation, you may need only a few visits or a longer treatment schedule. In many cases, due to seasonality, weather, pest behavior and factors unique to your property, we may recommend coming back to conduct monitoring to make sure your pest problem is a think of the past.