We want to exceed your expectations, every step of the way, and that begins with a free inspection and a no-obligation, complimentary estimate.
What can you expect once you contact us to schedule a service?
For the more straightforward pest issues, we may be able to gather enough information over the phone from you to give you an estimate right away. In many cases, we do prefer to set up an in-person meeting at your convenience to allow us to better design a treatment plan specifically for you. In these cases, a trained inspector will come to your home and:
- ask questions to learn more about the problem you are having
- check for points of entry
- determine what factors unique to your property might be putting you at an added risk for an infestation
- locate any damage
- assess the extent and severity of your pest activity
- offer you a chance to ask any questions you might have about our approach and the course of treatment
With the answers to these questions, we'll create a recommended treatment plan for you to review and approve. Upon your approval, we can make an appointment for your first service call.
As a locally-owned and operated pest control company with roots here in the greater Orlando area, ABC has experience handling any type of pest problem.
Our routine calls to Clermont typically come from homeowners looking for help with:
Palmetto Bug, Roach and Water Bug Control
Here in Clermont, as in most of the greater Orlando area, among the most-reviled pests is the most common: the cockroach. Known by several different names, these creatures have been on Earth longer than humans and are well-adapted to live alongside us in our homes. Capable of spreading disease, contaminating our food, destroying our belongings and aggravating our allergies, these pesky pests can survive on practically any type of organic matter.
Roaches can infest even the cleanest homes and are very challenging for homeowners to control on their own. ABC's pros know exactly where to look to target both nests and resting areas so that you don't have to worry about a future unwelcome encounter.
While some pests are a nuisance, termites pose a significant risk for structural damage to your home. Invading through underground tunnels, these voracious pests feast on the wood in your foundation and crawl spaces, where they constantly eat away at your biggest investment. Responsible for billions of dollars of damage to U.S. homes each year, termite activity often goes undetected for long periods of time.
If you suspect you have termites, you'll want to enlist experienced professionals to eradicate the entire colony, which can have up to a million members. ABC's experts can quickly locate termites in the most hard-to-reach areas, eliminate the entire colony and set up monitoring visits to make sure these pests stay away. We'll also help protect your property from damage.
Surrounded by lakes and other bodies of water, Lake County is the perfect breeding ground for a number of mosquito species.
Apart from the nuisance of the itchy, aggravating mosquito bites, these bloodsucking pests are capable of spreading a wide array of serious diseases, including the West Nile and Zika viruses.
If you have a mosquito problem, ABC has a solution. With targeted, effective solutions, our technicians can reduce your mosquito population by treating areas where mosquitoes lay their eggs. Our scientifically-proven treatments enlist egg-laying females to protect a large radius around your property from future infestations.
As a global epicenter for travel, greater Orlando has seen a surge in bed bug infestations. A growing number of homeowners are reporting cases of these pests taking over their bedrooms and living rooms and leaving them with itchy, irritating welts. The hard part is that these tiny bugs rarely emerge, apart from during the middle of the night, when they can sense their primary food source is resting. After bed bugs bite you, they retreat into the smallest cracks and folds in your bedding, where they can stay digesting for long stretches of time.
Only the most knowledgeable pest professionals can pinpoint where these pests are hiding and are capable of helping homeowners avoid a re-infestation. ABC's pros can take swift action and will keep working until your bed bug problem is resolved.
Mice. Rats. Squirrels. Opossums. Raccoons. When larger pests invade, Clermont homeowners have to deal with a different set of problems: overturned trash bins, chewed-through electrical wiring, dangerous droppings and property damage. Like unwelcome insect invaders, these creatures can also contaminate food and transmit diseases to our family and pets. Worse still, these different types of wildlife can introduce other pest problems, including fleas and ticks.
Our experienced technicians can locate and remove these animals, identify how they made their way in and install protective measures to keep these visitors away going forward.
While bats can eat some undesirable insects in and around your yard, most Clermont residents would agree that it's best that these creatures stay away from the eaves, attics and the fascia of our homes. The waste material of these winged mammals can pose health risks to your family, and as with any wild animal, there is always a chance you could accidentally startle the animal, causing it to bite. Bats can spread over 60 strains of disease to humans.
ABC's trained technicians can help ensure that these helpful animals don't make your home theirs, while working within Florida regulations to safeguard mothers during maternity season.
Clermont homeowners also have good reason to keep bees and wasps at a safe distance. These stinging insects tend to build homes in the most inconvenient places, including near entryways, porches, patios and decks. When in their natural environment, bees and wasps are beneficial. However, located too close, you and your family are at an increased risk to accidentally disturb a nest and get stung. Consequences can be dire if someone has a bee or wasp sting allergy.
ABC's experts can advise you on the best way to address a bee or wasp problem, identify any associated damage and make your home less attractive to these creatures going forward.
Tick & Flea Control
Our climate here in Central Florida and weather trends are causing our area to see an influx of ticks and fleas and more reported cases of illnesses linked to these parasites. Fleas can make both you and your furry family members miserable, and recurrences are not uncommon, since both pets and homeowners can unknowingly reintroduce these pests from outside after initial treatments are successful.
Although ticks don't infest homes, just one bite can have life-altering implications if a person contracts Lyme disease or another serious illness. Sadly, pets are not immune to dangers associated with ticks. As with fleas, treatments must be carefully administered to target the distinct life stages to be effective.
ABC taps into our extensive knowledge of pest behavior to help homeowners deal with flea and tick issues to take care of infestations and provide homeowners with the information they need to keep these pests from establishing a presence on your property.
Scorpion & Spider Control
Spiders and scorpions are also a part of our natural surroundings here in Clermont, which is fine—that is, until you come in close contact with either of these creatures. Cleaning out a closet, organizing your garage or sorting through items in your attic can startle your resident spiders and scorpions and put you at risk of a painful bite, or worse. While there are only a few species of concern, most Florida homeowners have no idea how to tell different types apart.
Rather than tempt fate, savvy residents enlist the pros at ABC to identify the scorpions and spiders on their property and determine whether any need to be removed. We can also provide you with guidance to help avoid crossing paths with spiders and scorpions during your normal course of activities.
Although we are all very accustomed to ants, chances are that we'd rather not have them filing across our kitchen counter or snaking across our bathroom tiles. Nor do we appreciate seeing ants feasting on food left on our floors or invading our cabinets. Worse still, some species can inflict some serious pain when they bite.
The pest professionals at ABC will tell you that a different approach is required for different species and can help you identify each species and tailor a control program to address your specific problem.
Here at ABC, we have designed our pest control program to align with the principles of integrated pest management (IPM). Accepted by many institutions, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as an effective approach, IPM places a special emphasis on prevention, an in-depth knowledge of pest behavior and a focus on making an environment less favorable for pests to thrive. Through these tactics, chemical interventions are used as a last resort.
This could mean that our inspectors recommend leaving your birdbath empty to prevent it becoming a haven for mosquito larvae. In some cases, reducing dense vegetation, keeping grass trimmed and removing firewood or compost bins can provide fewer hiding spots for both insects and larger types of wildlife. We may recommend making changes to your irrigation system to prevent water pooling in your yard, which can also make your grass vulnerable to several types of fungus and other pests.
When needed, we can and do use chemically-based products which have been specially formulated for use in residential environments and which minimize the impact on your pets, children and the surrounding ecosystem. Our licensed applicators are specially trained to use these solutions in the lowest concentration possible, in small amounts, to targeted areas.
As a family-owned and run business, the well-being of your family is our top priority, as is protecting our customers from the many risks that pests pose.
Every pest problem is unique, which is why we prefer a customized treatment plan to meet your goals.
Different types of pests in different life stages also require a different approach to be effective, which is another reason we try to send an inspector to your property to learn more about the extent of your infestation.
Sometimes, we can be successful after only a few visits. Since a vast majority of pest behavior is seasonal, however, most cases require a return monitoring visit or seasonal service calls to make sure our treatments have effectively reduced your pest population and halted the reproductive cycle.
Although this may come as a surprise, it's completely normal for our customers to see a temporary uptick in pest activity immediately following a service call, as these pests are evicted from hiding spots around your property. In time, you'll begin seeing fewer and fewer pests, until your problem is a thing of the past.