ABC strives to make life easier on homeowners, and that philosophy begins with our free inspections and our complimentary, no-obligation estimates.
How does the process work, exactly?
After you reach out to us online or by phone, we will arrange for a convenient time for an inspector to meet you at your home to get more details about your pest problem. Once we have all the information we need, we can develop a customized treatment plan to address the specific issues you are having. In some cases, we can even recommend services on a phone call so you can skip the inspection altogether.
If we recommend having that in-person inspection, we’ll conduct a survey of your property to get a better sense as to the extent and severity of your infestation, identify what pests are responsible for disrupting your normal routine (if you aren’t sure) and give you a chance to ask us any questions you may have about our protocol or techniques.
Once that meeting is over, we will deliver a free, no-obligation estimate so that you can approve our next steps. After we hear back from you, we can schedule the first service call at a time that’s most convenient to you.
We recommend having an inspector come to your property to see first-hand what you are dealing with and to use the information from that meeting to create a treatment plan designed especially for you.
Depending on how severe your infestation is, we may need only a handful of visits, or we may recommend a longer course of treatment. Since pest activity tends to be cyclical in nature, in many cases we may recommend we return to monitor your property so that we can ensure that your pest population is controlled and that treatments are working as intended.
One other thing we should mention is that in many cases, pest activity can increase temporarily while pests are driven out of their normal hiding spots. Over time, you’ll begin to see fewer pests until your pest population is brought under control.
I'm concerned about the impact of pest products on my kids, pets and the larger environment. What can you tell me about your treatments?
At the foundation of our work are the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Recognized by many, including the Environmental Protection Agency, as an effective means of long-term protection against the risks pests pose, IPM focuses on the prevention of pest activity through non-chemical means.
What this might look like on your property would be to install protective mesh around any openings around the exterior of your home to prevent rats from entering to build a nest. It may be recommending changes to your irrigation system to prevent water from pooling, since standing water encourages mosquitoes to lay eggs. We may recommend thinning out dense vegetation, removing leaf litter or getting rid of a woodpile, since these spaces provide food and shelter for various types of common household pests.
Once these steps are in place, we can apply treatments on an as-needed basis. The products we use have been specially made for residential use. Our technicians are trained to apply these products in low concentrations, only where necessary, in minimal amounts to target a specific pest.
We are a family-owned and run business, so your well-being is our top priority. We are happy to answer any questions you might have about the products we intend to use or address your concerns of how we select products are low-impact, yet effective to counter the real risks that common household pests can pose to you and your family.