When you contact ABC about your pest control problem, we'll work to schedule an inspection of your property. During this in-person meeting, you can expect your pest control specialist to:
- Ask you questions about what you have been experiencing to get a better understanding of the extent of the infestation
- Conduct an initial assessment of your property to locate pest hiding areas, potential pest entry points and any pest-related damage
- If necessary, identify the species of pest on your property
- Determine if there are any structural issues or environmental factors that could make your property more attractive to pests
- Address all of your questions and concerns regarding the pests and what our service calls will entail
At the end of our inspection, we will provide you with an estimate for our services. When we receive your approval, we will put your first treatment call on the calendar.
Here in Pine Hills, there are an array of different pests and wildlife that can complicate our lives. While we can help with any unwanted visitors on your property, we most commonly get inquiries for the following services:
Whether you call these pests palmetto bugs, cockroaches, water bugs or croton bugs, these creatures are not a welcome sight on your property. These pests are commonly hated among homeowners across Florida because they can contaminate food, damage belongings, leave behind a foul smell and transmit diseases. Many homeowners struggle with controlling roaches on their property because these pests reproduce rapidly and are able to survive off nearly any organic matter. This means it's virtually impossible to cut off the roaches' food source in an attempt to get rid of these pests.
Our specialists can locate where the cockroaches are nesting and put measures in place to both reduce the number of adult roaches in your home and yard, as well as halt the reproductive cycle of these pests. We can also leave you with specialized advice on how to make your property less attractive to these creatures moving forward.
Throughout Florida, the most common species of termite is the subterranean termite. These destructive insects are responsible for costing homeowners throughout the U.S. $5 billion in home damage annually. Subterranean termites are capable of causing such extensive damage because they tunnel underground and out of sight, and once they find a plentiful food source they eat away at it all day every day.
Unfortunately, the foundation of a home is a fantastic food source for a colony of termites, which can reach up to a million members. If you suspect you have termites on your property, get in touch with ABC. We will put scientifically proven methods in place to eliminate all of the termites on your property. Additionally, we offer an ongoing termite management program that allows us to catch termite activity before a large colony becomes established.
Although public health departments have put measures in place to reduce the number of mosquitoes in Pine Hills, it’s nearly impossible to eliminate every mosquito in residential area. This is because these pests can lay their eggs in a very small pool of water and, depending on the species, hundreds of eggs can hatch at a time. While most of us despise mosquitoes because they can leave us covered in itchy bites, we may forget that these pests are also capable of transmitting serious illnesses to us, such as the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. If you are concerned with the mosquito population on your property, contact ABC. We use a two-fold approach to eliminate adult mosquitoes and neutralize mosquito breeding grounds so you can go back to enjoying the time you spend in your yard.
Unfortunately, the ease of modern travel has led to the resurgence of bed bugs across the U.S. These tiny pests can easily hide in our luggage, backpacks, purses and other items and be carried home with us. Once in our home, bed bugs can hide in the seams of our mattresses, headboards, baseboards, curtains and furniture and are capable of going for months without eating. These pests are difficult to eradicate because they reproduce rapidly and they can hide in cracks the width of a credit card, only emerging under the cover of darkness to feed on us when we are fast asleep. One of our bed bug specialists will be able to locate and eliminate all of these pests from your property, so your life can go back to normal.
Orange County is home to a wide variety of wildlife pests, including rats, mice, possums, skunks and raccoons. When these creatures reside on our property, they can wreak havoc by making messes in our attics, strewing trash about, contaminating food, damaging our belongings and even causing electrical problems by chewing through wiring. Furthermore, these larger creatures often bring smaller pests, such as fleas, ticks and mites, with them which can result in secondary infestations. If you have unwanted animals taking up residence in your home and yard, you can rely on ABC. Our knowledgeable technicians will be able to locate, trap and remove these critters from your property. Then, we will install rodent barriers and seal up any other potential entry points these large pests could use to gain access to your property.
Although bats can eat pesky insects in our yard, these animals can also be noisy and smelly when they roost on our property. In addition, bats are capable of transmitting sixty different diseases to us. Controlling bats on your property can be challenging, especially when you take into account the regulations put in place by the government to protect these creatures. When you contact ABC, one of our specialists will humanely remove these creatures from your property, and then seal up potential entry points these creatures could use to gain access to your home in the future.
Bee & Wasp Control
A wasp nest or beehive near your entryway, patio, deck or anywhere else where you spend time on your property is not something any homeowner wants to deal with. Anyone who has been stung by these pests will tell you how unpleasant the experience is, and for those who are allergic, a single sting can turn into a health emergency. ABC has the tools and knowledge to get your problem under control. Based on your preferences, we can eradicate, remove or relocate the nest or hive on your property. Then, to prevent future stinging pests from nesting on your property, we will seal up any potential nesting areas.
With Barnett Park as well as a wide variety of other parks available for you, your family and your pets to enjoy, it’s no wonder that flea and tick problems are prevalent in the area. Fleas can easily hop from one pet to the next and then get introduced to different homes. These infestations can happen seemingly out of nowhere as fleas are prolific breeders. And, while ticks don’t necessarily infest homes, a single bite from one of these pests can have life-altering consequences, as ticks carry diseases such as Lyme disease. If you have either of these parasites in your home or yard, you can rest assured that ABC can implement a thorough solution to resolve your problem. We use a multitiered approach to flea and tick control both indoors and outside, so you don’t have to worry about any more uncomfortable bites.
Spider & Scorpion Control
It can be alarming when you find a spider or scorpion when grabbing an item out of storage or the back of the closet. These creatures prefer to hide in cool, dark places, such as garages, and they prefer to avoid human interaction. Here in Pine Hills, there are two species of venomous spider that homeowners need to keep an eye out for—the brown recluse and the black widow. Most homeowners also prefer to keep scorpions away from their home to avoid painful stings.
While the area is also home to many varieties of harmless house spiders, many of us don’t take the time to identify spiders when we come across them. The same goes for scorpions. If you are uncomfortable with the scorpions or spiders on your property, reach out to ABC. We can identify what species is on your property, and then implement measures to reduce the number of these unwelcome visitors on your property.
Pine Hills is home to many different species of ants, including carpenter ants, ghost ants, acrobat ants, pharaoh ants, fire ants and rover ants. Depending on the species of ant on your property, these insects can bite, contaminate food, make unsightly mounds in your yard and tunnel through the wood that makes up your home. Additionally, because these different species have different habits, they require different methods of treatment. When an ABC specialist arrives at your property, you can request to have the ants identified and then have peace of mind that a customized solution is being implemented to eradicate these pests.
One of our values is that we will always treat your home as if it was our own. This philosophy extends to the products that we select to use on your property. We only choose products that are specifically formulated for residential use and we only choose products that we would feel comfortable using in and around our own homes. Your pest control specialist is trained to determine the lowest concentration of chemicals possible to use on your property to be low impact and effective. If you have any specific questions or concerns regarding the products we use, your pest control specialist would be happy to address them.
Each pest problem is unique. So, unfortunately, there is no standard answer to this question. In order to create the most effective treatment plan possible, the specialist who comes to your property will create a set of recommendations that is tailored to the specific infestation you’re dealing with.
Although some pest problems can be resolved in just a few visits, most commonly we recommend multiple treatment calls to ensure the pests on your property have been eliminated completely. Additionally, some of our treatments are only effective for a certain period of time, so we may recommend ongoing treatment calls to prevent the return of pests.
Yes, ABC has specially trained technicians for commercial pest control in Pine Hills. We understand that businesses have different needs and requirements than residences. Our commercial customers appreciate that we can implement an effective pest control management plan to fit their needs.
ABC has been providing effective pest control solutions to homeowners and business owners across Florida, Texas and Oklahoma for generations. We are a family-owned and operated company, so you can feel confident knowing that you'll receive friendly pest control service from knowledgable technicians. We stand by the work and training of all of our specialists, as all team members go through an extensive hiring process, drug test, criminal background check and in-house training program before performing service calls. Finally, one of our values is that we will always treat your home as if it was our own.