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.
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.
What's the impact of your products on my pets, kids and the larger environment?
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.