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