Of course we do!
Free inspections are just one example of how our company strives to exceed our customers' expectations. Our loyal customers tell us that they appreciate that these complimentary inspections include a no-obligation, free estimate.
After you reach out to one of our technicians to schedule a service, we will try to gather enough information over the phone to provide you with an estimate by the end of the conversation. In most cases, we do prefer scheduling an in-person meeting with you, because this allows us to design a treatment plan that can best deliver results. In these situations, 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
search for any damage
assess the extent and severity of your pest activity
offer you a chance to get your questions answered about our approach and the course of treatment
After we find 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 a loyal customer base here in the greater Orlando area, ABC has experience handling any pest problem.
Our routine calls to Lake Mary typically come from homeowners looking for help with:
Like most of the greater Orlando region, Lake Mary residents can’t escape the most dreaded common house pest: the cockroach. These creatures, often referred to by several different names—some not so kind—have been on Earth longer than humans. They’re also well-adapted to live alongside us in our homes. Not only are cockroaches are disgusting in the eyes of most homeowners, but also these pests are capable of spreading diseases, contaminating our food, destroying our belongings and aggravating our allergies. Even worse, these pesky pests can survive on practically any type of organic matter, making it extremely difficult to evict them from your surroundings without the help of a pest professional.
Even the cleanest home can become infested with cockroaches, unfortunately. Rest assured, ABC’s pros know exactly where to look to target roach nests and resting spots so that you don’t have to worry about finding these pesky pests crawling around your living spaces in the future.
While some pests can prove to be a nuisance, termites take the cake for the most damaging uninvited guest. These insects pose a significant risk for structural damage to your home and can discreetly find hidden routes through underground tunnels to bypass your front door. Termites feast on the wood in your foundation and crawl spaces, where they continuously nibble and eat away at your most significant investment—your home itself. Responsible for billions of dollars in damage to U.S. homes each year, termite activity often goes undetected for long periods.
If you suspect termites are in your home, you’ll need 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 all the termites that pose a danger to your home and set up monitoring visits to make sure these pests stay away for good. We can also conduct periodic inspections to protect your property from the significant damage these pests pose.
Our proximity to water here in Lake Mary makes our area the perfect breeding ground for mosquito species.
Mosquitoes, known for their aggravatingly itchy bites, are also capable of spreading a wide array of serious diseases, including the West Nile and Zika viruses.
Think you might have a mosquito problem? ABC has a scientifically-proven answer. We can reduce your mosquito population with targeted, effective solutions to treat the areas where mosquitoes lay their eggs.
The tricky thing about bed bugs is that these tiny creatures are great at hiding and rarely emerge, apart from during the middle of the night, when they can sense their primary food source is resting. Once bed bugs bite their unsuspecting victims, they retreat into the smallest cracks and folds in your bedding, into crevices in your furniture and even between your baseboards. They stay in these hard-to-reach areas, digesting for long periods of time, until they once again emerge.
Only the most knowledgeable pest professionals can pinpoint where these pests are hiding and develop a plan of action to assist homeowners in avoiding a re-infestation. ABC’s pros take swift action and will keep working until your bed bug problem is resolved.
Mice. Rats. Squirrels. Opossums. Raccoons. What do all of these pests have in common? They can all be responsible for a long list of headaches for Lake Mary homeowners, including overturned trash bins, chewed-through electrical wiring, dangerous droppings and property damage. Similar to insect invaders, these creatures also contaminate food and transmit diseases to our family and pets. Even worse, contact with these different types of wildlife and rodents can introduce other potential pest problems, including fleas and ticks.
The good news is that ABC’s team of knowledgeable technicians can locate and remove these animals, identify how they made their way in and take preventative measures to keep these visitors away going forward.
Although bats alone cannot eat enough insects to make a significant impact on your backyard insect population, these mammals can perform a valuable service by feeding on these creatures. However, most Lake Mary residents would rather these creatures stay away from the eaves, attics and the fascia of our homes. The waste these winged mammals deposit and leave behind can pose serious health risks to your family, and as with any wild animal, there is always a chance you could accidentally startle the creature, causing it to bite. Bat bites can spread over 60 strains of disease to humans.
ABC’s trained technicians can ensure that these frequent fliers don’t get too comfortable at your home. Our team also works within Florida regulations to safeguard mothers during maternity season.
Needless to say, Lake Mary homeowners would wish to keep bees and wasps at a safe distance. These insects can be responsible for painful stings and often build nests in and near entryways, porches, patios and decks. While bees and wasps are often beneficial, the consequences of a bee or wasp sting weigh can be quite significant for someone who has an allergy.
ABC’s experts can sit down with you to discuss the best way to address a bee or wasp problem. Our team will work with you to identify any associated damage to your home and make your property less attractive to these insects going forward.
Tick & Flea Control
Lake Mary's tropical climate is favorable for a number of tick and flea species, which in turn leads to many more reported cases of illnesses linked to these parasites.
Fleas can prey not just on you, but also on your furry family members as, making all your household miserable. What makes matter trickier is that both pets and homeowners can unknowingly reintroduce these pests from outside after initial treatments are successful.
Unlike fleas, ticks don’t infest homes. That said, with just one bite, ticks can have life-altering implications if a person contracts Lyme disease or another serious illness. Like fleas, ticks also prey on pets and pose negative health outcomes if bitten.
The best way to treat tick and flea infestations is to target each distinct life stage. ABC's technicians can rely on an extensive knowledge of pest behavior to help homeowners address flea and tick issues. We also provide homeowners with the information they need to keep these pests from maintaining a continued presence on your property.
Scorpion & Spider Control
As you are cleaning out a closet, organizing your garage or sorting through some keepsakes in your attic, you may come across a spider or scorpion. While these creatures are a part of our natural surroundings, most of us here in Lake Mary would prefer they stick to their natural environment, rather than our property.
ABC's experienced technicians can identify and eliminate scorpions and spiders on your property, if that's what you are looking for. We’re can also identify which species may need to be removed, since certain types are poisonous. We can also provide you with guidance to minimize encounters with spiders and scorpions during your normal course of activities.
Ants can become a nuisance if you find them marching in formation across your kitchen counters or routinely snaking along your bathroom tiles. Your frustration level can rise if you notice ants inviting themselves to dinner, feasting on leftovers or crumbs deposited along the floor. To make matters worse, some species can be responsible for severe pain when they bite, making these creatures that much more unwelcome.
The best solution for removing these pests is to contact our team of professionals at ABC. Our skilled technicians can determine the right approach for handling different species, help you identify each type and tailor a control program to address your specific problems.
Our pest control program is designed with you and your family's well-being in mind. ABC's approach to handling your uninvited guests aligns with the principles of integrated pest management (IPM). IPM is an effective methodology accepted by many institutions, one of them being the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
IPM places a special focus on taking preventive measures, applying in-depth knowledge of pest behavior to address problems and creating an environment less favorable for pests to thrive. Chemical interventions are always used as a last and final resort.
Abiding by IPM means that our inspectors might recommend leaving your birdbath empty to prevent it from becoming a haven for mosquito larvae. In other cases, reducing dense vegetation, keeping grass trimmed and removing firewood or compost bins can limit the number of hiding spaces for critters or even larger types of wildlife to seek shelter. ABC technicians may also suggest making improvements to your irrigation system for the sake of preventing water from pooling in your yard, which can help you avoid yard fungus and the emergence of other pests.
When absolutely necessary, we can and do use chemically-based products that have been specially formulated for use in residential environments and which in turn minimize the impact on your pets, children and the surrounding ecosystem.
You can rest assured knowing our licensed applicators are specially trained to use these regulated products in the lowest concentration possible and in small amounts to targeted areas.
As a family-owned and operated business, ABC has a full line of products which created to protect our customers and their families from the significant risks that these pests pose to your well-being.
While we wish we could tell you that our treatments could last forever, the truth is that every pest problem is unique and that pest activity tends to be cyclical in nature. Our customized treatment plan for each of our customers often require multiple visits to meet our customers' goals and needs.
Depending on the types of pests on your property, the life stages they are in and the time of year you reach out, we may suggest quarterly pest control treatments to ensure your plan is successful in the long-term.
Because every case is different, the amount of visits we take to your home or business varies. Sometimes an issue can be addressed after just a few visits. Other infestations may require a return visit to confirm that we have halted the reproductive cycle of the pests which are causing your biggest headaches.
Don’t be surprised if you see a temporary uptick in pest activity immediately after a service visit. In fact, you can consider your treatments as effective if you notice pests being evicted from their resting and nesting areas. With time, you’ll see fewer and fewer pests, and then before you know it, your infestation will be a thing of the past.