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What happens during the initial inspection?

In order to create the most effective treatment plan possible, our pest control process begins with an initial inspection of your property. Although there are certain situations where we are able to offer an estimate over the phone, we typically prefer to get a first-hand understanding of the problem. If an inspection makes the most sense, we will schedule this in-person meeting as soon as possible. 

During this inspection, you can expect your ABC pest control professional to:

  • ask you about your experiences, such as where you’ve been seeing the pests or noticing signs of pest activity; 
  • assess your property for pest hiding spots and any potential pest entry points; 
  • examine your property for any pest-related damage; 
  • determine if there are any structural problems or unique factors that are making your home and yard more attractive to pests and
  • explain our pest control protocols and answer any questions you may have. 

At the end of the inspection, your specialist will present you with a customized treatment plan and an estimate for our services. When we receive your approval, we will put your first treatment call on the calendar.

What pest control services do you provide for homeowners and business owners in Poinciana?

With over 70 years of experience in the pest control industry, we have helped homeowners with all sorts of unwanted creatures. Although we can create a treatment plan for any pest that’s giving you trouble, we most frequently provide the following types of pest control:  

An American cockroach

Palmetto Bug & Roach Control 

Although different people have different names for these pests, we can all agree that these creatures are an unwelcome sight in and around our homes. Having a roach problem can be overwhelming and disheartening, and even the cleanest of homes can become infested. When cockroaches infest homes, they can cause a variety of problems. Roaches can spread bacteria, worsen allergies, contaminate food, damage belongings and leave behind a musty smell. Worse still is the paranoia one feels whenever turning on the lights, hoping that there isn’t a cockroach waiting.

Another reason why cockroaches are so unnerving is that these pests are extremely difficult to get under control. Not only are they prolific breeders, but they can also survive off nearly any organic matter. When you contact ABC for roach control, we will strategically set traps and lay bait. With our treatment plans, we work to both eliminate adult roaches as well as halt the roach reproductive cycle.

A subterranean termite on a piece of wood

Termite Control 

Termites are responsible for costing homeowners across the country billions of dollars in property damage every year. Here in Florida, subterranean termites have proven to be a large problem for homeowners. Subterranean termites are particularly difficult to detect, as these pests tunnel underground and out of sight. Often, homeowners are unaware that they have a problem until extensive structural damage has already been taken place. 

If you are worried about termites on your property, ABC can help. Our highly-trained pros know exactly where to look and will implement scientifically-backed methods to control the entire colony. For further peace of mind, you can sign up for our ongoing termite monitoring program. With this program, we will come out to your property on a regular basis to check for any new signs of termite activity. 

A mosquito biting someone

Mosquito Control 

With close proximity to Lake Russell, Lake Tohopekaliga and a variety of other bodies of water, mosquitoes are a big problem in our area. And, while public health departments have implemented measures to try to control mosquito populations, it’s nearly impossible to eliminate all of the mosquitoes in greater Orlando. When mosquitoes take up residence in your yard or home, it can feel impossible to be comfortable. Also, there are rising concerns of mosquito-transmitted illnesses across Florida. 

If you can’t seem to get relief from mosquitoes, contact ABC. We use a variety of mosquito control techniques to both eliminate adult mosquitoes as well as neutralize mosquito breeding grounds. 

A bat flying during the day

Bat Control

Although bats can eat nuisance insects, such as mosquitoes, a variety of other problems can arise from bats roosting on your property. For example, bats are capable of spreading over sixty different diseases to humans. Also, bats can leave unsightly and dangerous droppings on your property. To make matters more complicated, the Florida government has regulations in place protecting bats during the maternity season. If you’re dealing with a bat problem, contact ABC. We will be able to remove the bats on your property while staying in line with all government-mandated regulations. 

A bed bug crawling on someone

Bed Bug Control 

Bed bugs can take a large toll on your day to day life. These pests can be found in even the most prestigious hotels, and we can accidentally bring these pests home with us when we visit a place that is infested. When bed bugs make it into our homes, they can hide in cracks the width of a credit card and typically stay where they can easily get a blood meal but out of sight. You can experience relief when you contact ABC for bed bug control. Our specialists know where these pests like to hide and can create a custom solution for your particular problem.

A rat sitting on a roof

Wildlife & Rodent Control 

Having rodents or other forms of wildlife living on your property can cause a variety of problems. These creatures are capable of contaminating food, damaging belongings, leaving behind foul smells, making messes and even causing house fires by chewing through electrical wiring. Worse yet, these pests can be extremely difficult for homeowners to try to control due to their larger size. If you’re overwhelmed by rodents or wildlife, contact ABC. Our specialists are highly-trained on pest behavior and will be able to strategically set traps. Once we have removed all of the unwanted wildlife from your property, we will seal up potential entry points to reduce your likelihood of a future problem. 

Two fire ants coming out of a nest

Ant Control 

Central Florida is home to a wide variety of ants, including, but not limited to, carpenter ants, fire ants, house ants, pharoah ants and ghost ants. These different ant species have different preferences for where they nest and what they eat. This is why we use a targeted approach to ant control, based on the species in and around your home. If ants are contaminating your food, damaging your home or stinging your family members, contact ABC. We can create an ant control solution for any species of ant that is disrupting your routine. 

A tick crawling on someone

Tick & Flea Control 

A flea infestation can leave you and your family members (including the furry ones) feeling miserably itchy. Fleas are prolific breeders, so what may have just seemed like a small flea problem for your pet can quickly turn into a larger problem for everyone under your roof. In addition, fleas require different methods of treatment at different life stages, so it can be extremely difficult for homeowners to create a treatment plan that is effective. Properly controlling an infestation requires a variety of tools and techniques. 

Ticks don’t necessarily infest homes. However, spotting a tick can be cause for concern, as these pests are capable of transmitting life-altering diseases, including Lyme disease. No matter which parasite you have on your property, ABC can handle your problem. Our highly-trained specialists create custom solutions, so you and your family members can have some relief. 

A bee nest on the side of a house

Bee & Wasp Control 

We can all appreciate the role that bees and wasps play in our ecosystem. However, these creatures have painful stings that can even cause serious problems if someone is allergic. This is why most Poinciana homeowners are rightfully concerned when they find a nest on their property. If bees or wasps are giving you trouble, ABC is here to help. We have the tools and expertise necessary to handle bee and wasp problems. Depending on your preferences, we can remove, relocate or treat the nest, so you and your family members can comfortably spend time in your yard again. 

A black widow spider on a web

Spider & Scorpion Control

It can be quite an unpleasant surprise to find a spider or scorpion while grabbing a box out of storage, pulling an item out of the back of the closet or otherwise going about your day. Typically, we don’t take the time to identify the species of spider that is on our property. However, there are two varieties of venomous spider homeowners need to keep an eye out for in Central Florida—the brown recluse and the black widow. If you’re uncomfortable with either spiders or scorpions on your property (or both), ABC can help. We can implement pest control measures to reduce the likelihood of future encounters with these creatures. 

What is the impact of your products on my family, pets and the environment?

As a family-run business, ABC puts the well being of your family members first. This is why we have a thorough research process in place when it comes to selecting products. We only select solutions that we would feel comfortable using on our own properties, and we use them at the lowest concentrations possible. We believe in transparency, so feel free to ask your specialist any further questions about your pest control plan and the products that we plan to use to address your particular issues. 

How often will you come to my home for treatments?

We understand that dealing with a pest problem can be taxing. We also know that you would probably like to hear that your pest problem will be resolved in just a few visits. Unfortunately, in our experience, we have found that Poinciana homeowners often find that these issues take multiple treatments to resolve. Also, because each pest problem is unique, there is no one answer for how many treatments will be required to get a pest problem under control. 

When we come to your home for your inspection, we will determine how many treatments will be needed based on the type of pest, the extent of the infestation and any other factors that make your situation unique. Because pest activity is high in our area, we typically suggest that our customers sign up for ongoing treatments. With our ongoing treatment plan, you can have peace of mind that pest populations on your property will stay low throughout the year. Another thing that’s great about this plan is that we can provide you with outside-only services. This means that you don’t need to be home while we’re preventing pest problems on your property. Feel free to do whatever you need to do, whether that's running errands or taking your kids to Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures while we’re treating your home.

Can ABC provide pest control for my business?

In addition to helping homeowners with pest control in Poinciana, we can also help business owners. We understand that businesses have different needs than residences, which is why we have specially trained technicians for commercial pest control

Why should I choose ABC for pest control?

When selecting a company for pest control, Poinciana homeowners know that ABC can get the job done because we have built a solid reputation in the community for getting results. With decades of experience in the pest control industry, we’ve learned the best ways to target pests. We have taken this information and used it to build an in-house training program that all specialists must go through before conducting service calls. In addition to our specialists being highly-trained, you can feel comfortable knowing that all team members are drug tested and background checked before receiving a job offer. 

Lastly, one of our values is that we treat our customers’ homes as if they were our own. As a family-run business, as you mentioned already, we only select products that we would feel comfortable using on our own homes. In addition, we only hire technicians who we would want treating our homes. These guiding principles have allowed us to gain a loyal customer base and have allowed us to expand our service territory to many outlying areas in greater Orlando.