When you contact ABC for pest control services, we will usually schedule an inspection of your property to get a better understanding of the problem. Depending on the pest on your property and the severity of the problem, we may be able to provide you with an estimate over the phone. If an in-person inspection makes the most sense, we will schedule an appointment at the earliest opportunity. During this inspection, you can expect your pest control professional to:
- Ask you questions about what you’ve been experiencing to get a better understanding of the pest infestation
- Examine your property for pest hiding spots, potential entry points and any pest-related damage
- Identify the species of pest, if necessary
- Report back on any structural issues or environmental factors that could be making your property more attractive to pests
- Answer your questions regarding the pests or our pest control protocols
To finish up our inspection, we will provide you with an estimate for a customized pest control plan. When we receive your approval, we will put your first treatment call on the calendar.
ABC has been providing pest control services for generations. With our extensive experience, we’ve successfully handled nearly every type of pest in the area. While we would be happy to create a solution for any pest problem you may have, we most commonly provide the following types of pest control:
Some people refer to these creatures as palmetto bugs, while others call them water bugs and still others prefer the term cockroaches. No matter which word you use, there’s one thing we can all agree on—we're not happy to see these insects anywhere near our homes. Roaches are widely hated because they can contaminate food, leave behind a musty smell, damage belongings, spread bacteria and worsen allergies. Cockroaches are extremely resilient and have been around for millions of years. They have evolved to be able to survive off nearly any organic matter, including paper and cardboard. Worse yet, these pests are prolific breeders, so controlling an infestation takes a considerable effort that is typically not easy for the typical busy homeowner.
When you contact ABC for roach control, we will locate all of the roach nesting and breeding areas on your property, and then create a thorough treatment plan. Our roach management plans are designed to target adult roaches as well as slow the roach reproductive cycle to prevent a recurrence.
With our close proximity to the Magic Kingdom, Four Corners gets more than its fair share of visitors. While advancements in travel have made it easier than ever to take a trip, it also has contributed to the resurgence of bed bugs. Bed bugs are so tiny that they can fit in cracks the width of a credit card, which is why we may not realize it when we accidentally bring these pests home with us. Once these creatures become established in our homes, they are extremely difficult to get rid of. Bed bugs have become resistant to many different pest control products and can go extended periods of time without feeding. This leads some homeowners to believe that their problem has been resolved, when in reality bed bugs are still hiding away in their home.
When you contact ABC for bed bug control, we will be able to locate all bed bug hiding spots and then implement an effective treatment plan, so you can feel comfortable in your home again.
With plenty of lakes nearby, mosquito populations are unfortunately quite high in Four Corners and the surrounding communities. These pesky insects need very small amounts of water to reproduce, and some species can lay up to 200 eggs at a time. Mosquitoes aren’t just a problem because they are prolific or because of their itchy bites—mosquitoes are also capable of transmitting serious diseases to us, such as the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. And, while public health departments have put measures in place to reduce the number of mosquitoes in the area, it’s nearly impossible to eliminate all of these pests from our properties. If you can’t comfortably spend time in your yard because of mosquitoes, contact ABC. We use a variety of different treatment methods to both eliminate adult mosquitoes as well as neutralize mosquito breeding grounds. With this approach, we offer both short-term and long-term relief.
Termites are responsible for billions of dollars in damage to U.S. homes each year. The most common species of termite in Florida, the subterranean termite, are particularly destructive because they tunnel underground and out of sight, so most homeowners don’t even realize they have a problem until extensive damage has already been done. Furthermore, termite colonies can contain up to a million members and these pests eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you suspect you have termites on your property, contact ABC. Our specialists will be able to quickly locate where the colony is on your property and then implement scientifically proven methods of termite control. We also offer an ongoing termite monitoring program that allows us to catch any signs of termite activity before a future colony becomes established.
It can be difficult to stick to your normal routine when there are rats, mice, raccoons, squirrels or possums living on your property. Not only do these larger creatures typically bring smaller pests with them onto properties, such as fleas and ticks, but these unwanted visitors can also make messes, knock over trash bins, contaminate food, damage belongings and even cause electrical problems by chewing through electrical wiring. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by rodents or other animals on your property, contact ABC. Our specialists will be able to locate and remove your uninvited guests, and then we will seal up potential entry points other wildlife could use to gain entry to your property.
While bats can eat nuisance insects, like mosquitoes and moths, these creatures often have a negative impact on a household. Not only can bats be loud and smelly, but these winged mammals are also capable of transmitting over sixty different diseases to us. Trying to remove bats from your property can be complicated, especially when you take into account the regulations the government has put in place to protect these creatures during maternity season. ABC will be able to remove the bats from your property while keeping in compliance with government mandates. Then, we will seal up any areas that other bats could use to nest on your property.
Carpenter ants, ghost ants, acrobat ants, pharoah ants, fire ants and rover ants are just a few of the different species you may find on your property in Four Corners. Despite how small these pests are, these creatures can become a real nuisance. Depending on the species you have on your property, these pests can contaminate food, tunnel through the wood that makes up the structure of your home, create unsightly mounds in your yard and even bite you and your family members. Also, because different species have different preferred nesting spots and diets, an ant control plan must be tailored to the type of ant which has invaded. An ABC specialist will be able to create a custom ant control solution for your particular situation, so you don’t have to worry about these tiny pests going forward.
Flea infestations can happen seemingly out of nowhere and can even affect those who don’t have pets. When fleas infest your home, they can bite you and your family members (including your furry ones), resulting in incredibly itchy bites. While fleas don’t necessarily transmit illnesses to humans, excessive scratching can lead to secondary infections.
Ticks don’t typically infest homes, but spotting even one of these creatures on your property can be alarming. These pests are capable of transmitting serious illnesses to us, such as Lyme disease. Properly controlling populations of either creature on your property typically takes professional assistance, as different treatment methods are required at the different stages of these pests’ life cycles. ABC can create a thorough treatment plan for your outdoor and indoor spaces so you don’t have to worry about either of these parasitic pests.
Although we understand the importance of bees and wasps in our ecosystem, we understand that homeowners don’t necessarily like it when these stinging pests nest near our entryways, patios, decks and trees. Anyone who has been stung by a bee or wasp will tell you it’s not an experience they wish to relive, and serious consequences can occur if you’re allergic. An ABC specialist can come to your property to locate the nest, if necessary, and go over your options. Based on your preferences, we can remove, eradicate or relocate the nest or hive. Once that's done, we will seal up potential nesting areas to prevent future problems with these creatures.
Spider & Scorpion Control
It can be quite alarming when you come across a spider or scorpion when grabbing a box out of storage or pulling an old pair of shoes out of the back of the closet. When these creatures surprise us, we typically don’t take the time to confirm which variety we’re dealing with. This can be important, as there are two species of venomous spider that can be found in Four Corners—the black widow and the brown recluse. Likewise, scorpions live in some residential areas and can strike when threatened, which homeowners can do accidentally. If you are uncomfortable with spiders, scorpions or both on your property, contact ABC. We will be able to implement measures to reduce your chances of an encounter with these pests and can leave you with advice on how to make your property less alluring to these creatures.
ABC is a family-owned and operated business, and one of our values is that we treat our customers’ homes as if they were our own. This philosophy extends to the products we use. We only apply treatment solutions that we would use on our own homes and we only use products that are manufactured specifically for residential use. As part of your initial inspection, your pest control professional will calculate the lowest concentration of chemicals to use in order for the pest control plan to be effective and low impact. If you have any further questions or concerns regarding your treatment plan, your technician would be happy to address them.
Each pest problem is unique, which is why we tailor all of our treatment plans to the particular situation of our customers. Therefore, there is no one answer to this question. As a part of your initial inspection, your specialist will speak to you more about the number of treatments you will need to get your problem under control. When creating your treatment plan, your specialist will consider the type of pest on your property, the severity of the infestation and any structural or environmental factors that make your situation unique.
While some pest problems can be resolved in just a few visits, we typically recommend ongoing treatments to ensure that the pest population on your property stays low and future generations of unwanted bugs and critters aren't allowed to proliferate. In addition, some of our treatments are only effective for a certain period of time, so we use routinely scheduled treatment calls to prevent the return of your pest problem.
Yes, we do! At ABC, we understand that businesses have different requirements and priorities than residences, which is why we have specially trained technicians who provide commercial pest control in Four Corners and the surrounding areas. Our commercial customers appreciate that we create effective pest control solutions that are customized to their industry and business.
ABC has been serving homeowners across Florida, Texas and Oklahoma for generations. With our decades of experience, we have learned the best techniques for targeting pests in Osceola County and how local conditions and weather can affect pest behavior. We have used this knowledge to create an extensive in-house training program which all of our technicians go through before conducting service calls. In addition to having highly-trained specialists, you can feel comfortable with having an ABC technician your property, as all job applicants are drug tested and background checked before receiving a job offer. Lastly, as a family-run business, one of our values is that we treat our customers’ homes as if they were our own. That means that ABC technicians will always be courteous and will leave your home in better condition than they found it.