When you get in touch with ABC regarding a pest problem, we will get you on our calendar for an inspection at the earliest available opportunity. During this in-person meeting, you can expect your pest control professional to:
- Ask you questions about the pest activity you’ve been noticing around your property to get a better understanding of the extent of the infestation
- Conduct an initial examination of your property to locate pest hiding spots, potential entry points and any pest-related damage
- When necessary, identify the species of pest on your property
- Take note of any structural issues or environmental factors that may make your property more vulnerable to a pest infestation
- Address your questions and concerns regarding the pests and our treatment options
At the end of our inspection, we will provide you with an estimate for our recommended next steps. Once we have received your approval we will put your first treatment call on our calendar.
Our highly trained specialists have provided pest control for nearly every type of pest in Flagler County. While we are happy to provide you with any pest services you may need, we most frequently get calls regarding the following types of issues:
Here in Florida, these pests are referred to by many different names. Whether you call them palmetto bugs, cockroaches, water bugs or croton bugs, spotting one of these creatures on your property is not a welcome sight. When you take into account that roaches can transmit diseases, contaminate food, damage belongings and leave behind a foul smell, it’s no wonder these pests are so widely hated. In addition, controlling a roach population can be extremely difficult for homeowners to do on their own. This is because roaches are prolific breeders and have evolved to survive off nearly any organic matter, meaning you can’t easily cut off a roaches’ food source in an attempt to ward them off.
When you contact ABC, one of our specialists will come to your property to locate where these pests are hiding. Then, we will put measures in place to halt the cockroach reproductive cycle and eliminate adult roaches. We can also provide you with tips on how to make your property less appealing to these creatures moving forward.
In Florida, the most common species of termite is the subterranean termite. These pests are capable of causing extensive damage because they tunnel underground and out of sight. When termites find a plentiful food source, such as the foundation of our homes, they can eat away at the cellulose in the wood all day, every day. To make matters worse, an established colony of subterranean termites can have up to one million members. These combined factors result in $5 billion worth of property damage to U.S. homes every year.
If you believe you have termites on your property, get in contact with ABC. We will be able to locate the colony, and then apply scientifically backed methods of termite control. For continued protection against termites, we offer an ongoing termite management program that allows us to catch the signs of termites before a colony becomes established.
Although there have been measures put in place by public health departments to reduce the number of mosquitoes in Palm Coast, it’s nearly impossible to avoid mosquito problems in a residential area. Mosquitoes are capable of laying eggs in very small pools of water and, depending on the species, hundreds of eggs can be deposited by a single female at a time. Many people hate mosquitoes because of their obnoxious, itchy bites. In addition to being a nuisance, mosquitoes are capable of transmitting serious illnesses to us, such as the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. If you are concerned with the number of mosquitoes lurking around your property, reach out to ABC. We implement a multifaceted approach to mosquito control so you can enjoy your yard again.
Although bed bugs were close to being fully eradicated, the ease of modern travel has led to the resurgence of these pests. Bed bugs can easily hitch a ride home with us in our luggage, backpacks, purses or other items after we have visited an infested place. Once inside our homes, these pests can hide in the seams of our mattresses, headboards, baseboards, curtains and furniture and are capable of staying out of sight for months without a meal. Eliminating bed bugs can feel like a never-ending task because these creatures only emerge in darkness, when they sense a blood meal is nearby, and can go long periods of time without needing a blood meal. ABC can locate bed bug hiding spots and implement effective measures to ensure that you don’t have to worry about the emotional toll of one of these long-running infestations.
The discovery of rodents or other wildlife on your property can be frightening. These larger pests can be quite disruptive on your property by making messes, contaminating food, damaging belongings and even causing house fires by chewing through electrical wiring. Additionally, rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons, opossums and other forms of wildlife are often infested with smaller pests, such as fleas and ticks, which can lead to a secondary infestation. If you have unwanted creatures in your home or yard, you can rely on ABC. Our highly-trained specialists will locate, trap and remove these creatures from your property, and then install barriers to prevent a future infestation.
Although bats are helpful because they eat mosquitoes and other obnoxious insects, they are also smelly, loud and capable of transmitting over sixty different diseases to us. Controlling bats on your property is no easy task, especially when you take into account the government regulations that have been put in place to protect these creatures. When you get in touch with ABC, you can have peace of mind knowing that we will humanely remove all of these creatures from your property, and then seal up potential entry points these animals could use to gain entry to your home in the future.
Finding a bee hive or wasp nest on your property is not a pleasant discovery. When these pests nest near our entryways, patios, decks or other outdoor areas, it can make going outside a dangerous task. Having a bee hive or wasp nest near your home can be even more alarming if you or a family member is allergic to their sting. When you contact ABC, one of our specialists will be able to eradicate, remove or relocate the nest, depending on your preferences. Additionally, we can identify and seal up any other potential nesting areas to prevent future encounters with these pests.
Both of these parasitic pests have an unpleasant bite. Finding even one tick on your property can be alarming, as these pests are capable of transmitting serious illnesses to us, such as Lyme disease. Fleas are capable of making us and our pets miserable with their itchy bites, and incessant scratching can lead to secondary infections. To make matters worse, the prolific breeding habits of fleas make controlling an infestation extremely difficult.
When it comes to tick and flea control, it’s important to contact a reputable specialist, as these pests require different methods of treatment throughout their life cycle. You can feel comfortable knowing that when you contact ABC for tick or flea control, we will create a comprehensive pest control solution to target these pests at their different stages of life.
Spider & Scorpion Control
Having an encounter with a spider or scorpion can be a frightening experience, especially when you take into account that there are two varieties of venomous spiders here in Florida—the black widow and the brown recluse. While black widows are relatively easy to distinguish from other varieties, brown recluses can easily be mistaken for other common house spiders. Scorpions can also become a problem if you or a family member become a victim to a painful sting. If you are uncomfortable with the spiders or scorpions on your property, contact ABC. Our pest control professionals will be able to identify what species you’re dealing with and can implement measures to reduce the number of spiders and scorpions hiding around your property.
Carpenter ants, ghost ants, acrobat ants, pharaoh ants, fire ants and rover ants are just a few different ant species you may have to deal with in your Palm Coast home and yard. Depending on the species of ant that has invaded your space, you may experience a number of unwanted consequences, including getting bitten, having your food contaminated, dealing with unsightly mounds in your yard and repairing damage to the wood that makes up your home. Dealing with ants can be extremely difficult due to their tiny size as well as the fact that different species of ant require different methods of treatment. When you get in touch with ABC regarding an ant problem, we will create a custom solution depending on the ants on your property, so you won’t have to worry about these tiny pests.
ABC is a family-run business and all of the products we use on your property are chosen with your family members and pets in mind. In addition, we only select products that are specifically manufactured for residential use. During your initial inspection, your specialist will determine the lowest concentration of chemicals to use that will make our treatments effective and low-impact. We also believe in transparency, so your specialist would be happy to address any of your questions or concerns regarding the products we use or our treatment plans and provide you with any additional information to put your mind at ease.
Each pest problem is unique and every treatment plan we create is tailored to that specific pest problem. Therefore, there is no standard answer to this question. During your initial inspection, your specialist will determine how many treatments will be needed to effectively manage the pest problem on your property.
While some issues can be resolved in just a few visits, we typically recommend ongoing treatment calls to ensure the pest population on your property remains low. In addition, some of our treatments are only effective for a certain period of time, so we may recommend ongoing service calls to prevent future infestations.
Yes, ABC has specially trained technicians who provide commercial pest control in Palm Coast because we understand that businesses have different requirements than residences. Our commercial customers appreciate that we implement effective pest control management plans for the specific needs of their industry and facility.
ABC is a family-run business that has been providing homeowners with pest control across Florida, Texas and Oklahoma for generations. One of our philosophies is that we treat our customers' homes as if they were our own, so you can feel confident knowing that our friendly specialists will be careful around your property and belongings.
Additionally, we strive to hire the best of the best which is why we have a stringent hiring process in place which includes a drug test and a criminal background check. Before performing service calls, all of our technicians go through an extensive in-house training program to supplement their licensing, so we can provide you with the best service possible.