Free inspections are part of our commitment to exceed our customers' expectations, every step of the way. These free inspections include a no-obligation, complimentary estimate.
After you contact us to schedule a service, we will try to gather enough information over the phone to provide you with an estimate right away. In many cases, we do prefer scheduling an in-person meeting, because this allows us to design a treatment plan crafted just for you. 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 ask questions you might have about our approach and the course of treatment
After we gather all this information, 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 pest problem homeowners may face.
Our routine calls to Longwood typically come from residents looking for help with:
Palmetto Bug, Roach and Water Bug Control
Like most of the greater Orlando area, many Longwood homes fall prey to infestations of one of the most repulsive common pests: the cockroach. These creatures, which can be called several different names—some not so pleasant—have been on Earth longer than humans and are well-adapted to live alongside us in our homes. Their presence wreaks havoc—not just because cockroaches are disgusting, but also because these pests are capable of spreading disease, 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 even more difficult to eliminate them from your surroundings.
Even the cleanest home can become infested with cockroaches. Thankfully, 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.
Some pests are merely a nuisance, but termites can actually pose a significant risk for structural damage to your home, as they can discreetly invade through underground tunnels. These voracious pests munch on the wood in your foundation and crawl spaces, where they continuously nibble and feast away at your most significant investment—your home. Responsible for billions of dollars of damage to U.S. homes each year, termite activity often goes undetected for long periods.
If you’re worried 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 even the most hard-to-reach areas, eliminating the source of your infestation. We can also work to set up monitoring visits to make sure these pests stay away for good and protect your property from any further damage.
These same bodies of water here in Longwood that make us feel lucky to live here are also often the perfect breeding ground for a number of mosquito species.
Mosquitoes, known for their irritatingly itchy, bothersome bites, are also capable of spreading a number of serious diseases, including the West Nile and Zika viruses.
If you think you might have a mosquito problem, ABC has a solution. We can address your insect problems with targeted, effective solutions proven to reduce your mosquito populations by treating areas where mosquitoes are most likely to lay their eggs.
The worst thing about bed bugs is that these tiny creatures rarely emerge, apart from during the middle of the night, when they can sense their primary food source (you) is resting. Once the bed bugs bite you (literally) and have taken their blood meal, they retreat into the smallest cracks and folds in your bedding or other crevices in your resting areas. It’s in these narrow spaces that they digest for long periods of time until emerging again.
Only the most knowledgeable pest professionals can pinpoint exactly where these pests are hiding and develop a plan of action to assist homeowners in avoiding a re-infestation. ABC’s pros take quick action and will keep working until your bed bug problem in resolved.
Mice. Rats. Squirrels. Opossums. Raccoons, oh my!
What do all of these pests have in common? They provide Longwood homeowners with a long list of headaches: overturned trash bins, chewed-through electrical wiring, dangerous droppings and property damage. Similar to insect invaders, these creatures can also contaminate food and transmit diseases to our family and pets. Even worse, contact with these different types of wildlife can introduce other pest problems, including fleas and ticks.
Call up ABC’s team of knowledgeable technicians as soon as you suspect one of these furry critters has been on your property. We can locate and remove these animals, identify how they made their way in as well as install protective measures to keep these visitors away going forward.
Bats, while terrifying in appearance, can help control the number of undesirable insects from in and around your yard. That said, most Longwood residents would agree that it’s best if 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 creature, 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 important mammals don’t get too close for comfort while working within Florida regulations to safeguard mothers during maternity season.
It’s no wonder that Longwood homeowners wish to keep bees and wasps at a safe distance. These insects can be responsible for painful stings when they build their nests near entryways, porches, patios and decks. However, these bugs aren’t all bad. Bees and wasps can be beneficial in carrying pollen or removing other pesky insects like mosquitoes from your home, but we'd all like to avoid the risk of a family member, neighbor or visitor accidentally getting stung. The consequences of a bee or wasp sting can be even more serious for someone who has an allergy.
ABC’s experts can advise you on the best way to address a bee or wasp problem. Our team is here to work with you to identify any associated damage and make your home less attractive to these insects going forward.
Tick & Flea Control
With a temperate climate, Longwood has the weather in which ticks and fleas flourish. These conditions contribute to an increase in reported cases of illnesses linked to these parasites.
Even worse, fleas prey not just on you, but also on your furry family members as well, making both parties miserable. Unfortunately, both pets and homeowners can unknowingly reintroduce these pests from outside after initial treatments are successful.
Unlike fleas, ticks don’t infest homes. However, one bite from a tick can leave a victim with life-altering implications if a person contracts Lyme disease or another serious illness. Like fleas, ticks also prey on pets and transmit diseases to our furry family members.
Treatments for tick and flea infestations must be carefully administered to target the distinct life stages and to prevent these insects from striking again. ABC’s technicians can rely on an extensive body of knowledge of pest behavior to help homeowners eliminate flea and tick problems. We also provide homeowners with the information they need to protect loved ones, dog and pets from future infestations.
Scorpion & Spider Control
Imagine cleaning out a closet, organizing your garage or sorting through items in your attic and spotting a spider or scorpion from the corner of your eye. Chances are you’d be startled, right? While spiders and scorpions are a part of our natural surroundings here in Longwood, you may not want them in your household.
The pros at ABC can identify what types of scorpions and spiders are on your property. Then, we can advise you on which types need to be removed and help with any of these creatures that have made their way inside. We can also provide you with guidance on how to avoid crossing paths with spiders and scorpions during your normal course of activities.
Ants are one of the most common insects on Earth, living just about anywhere. However, most homeowners don’t appreciate finding them marching across their kitchen in search of crumbs or snaking across bathroom tiles. It’s even worse when ants invite themselves to dinner, feasting on food left on plates or that has fallen on the floor. Some ant species can leave a victim with severe pain when they bite and sting, making them even more unwelcome.
The pest professionals at ABC can help you find the right approach for handling different species, identify each type and tailor a control program to address your specific problem.
Our pest control program is designed with your well-being, as well as that of your children and furry family members, in mind. As a company, ABC aligns our treatment plans with the principles of integrated pest management (IPM). IPM is an effective approach accepted by many institutions, among them the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The IPM philosophy places a special emphasis on prevention, in-depth knowledge of pest behavior and a focus on creating an environment less favorable for pests to thrive. With this in mind, chemical interventions are always used as a last and final resort.
Using IPM as a guiding principle means our inspectors might recommend leaving your birdbath empty to prevent it from becoming a haven for mosquito larvae. A technician might advise you to reduce dense vegetation, keep grass trimmed and remove firewood or compost bins to limit the number of hiding spaces for critters or even larger species 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 contribute to your grass becoming susceptible to fungus and other pests.
When necessary, 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.
You can rest assured knowing our licensed applicators are specially trained to use these solutions in the lowest concentration possible, in small amounts, to targeted areas.
ABC is a family-owned and operated business. We work to protect our clients from the dangers associated with a variety of pests with a line of products selected with your household's well-being in mind.
While we wish our treatments could last forever, the truth is that every pest problem is unique and some infestations take longer to resolve than others. Given all the variables that contribute to successful long-term management, we prefer to create a customized treatment plan for our customers to meet your individual goals and needs.
We understand that different types of pests in different life stages require a different approach to be highly effective, which is another reason we send inspectors to your property to understand more about the extent and severity of your infestation.
Because every case varies, the number of visits we make to your home or business can depend on your specific situation. While one issue can be handled after just a few visits, other cases may require a return visit or a seasonal service call to ensure our treatments have remained successful and effectively reduced your pest population, as well as halted the reproductive cycle.
Don’t be surprised if you see a temporary uptick in pest activity immediately after a service call. These pests are more visible as they are seeking other resting and nesting areas outside of your property. With time, you’ll see fewer and fewer pests, and then before you know it, your problem will be a thing of the past.