We definitely will! 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.
You can count on the experienced pest professionals from ABC to handle even the toughest pest problems.
St. Cloud homeowners frequently rely on our skilled technicians for the following pest control services:
Palmetto Bug, Roach and Water Bug Control
Although what exactly you call these creatures may vary, there is one thing we here in St. Cloud probably all agree on: we can't help but be terrified when we spot a cockroach walking across the ceiling, running through your kitchen or playing hide and seek in the bathroom. Why are roaches such an object of disgust? For starters, cockroaches can worsen allergy and asthma symptoms. To make matters worse, they can transmit disease and contaminate our food. Roaches can even damage paper products and textiles. The bad news is that they can survive on almost any kind of organic material, which is why it can be so hard for homeowners to get rid of these creatures on their own. When you have seen one cockroach, there are likely many more, lurking in the shadows.
ABC's knowledgeable technicians will find exactly where these pesky pests are hiding and target treatments to where these creatures nest and hide so that you won't have to worry about an unexpected encounter in the future.
Responsible for billions (yes, you read that right) of damage to U.S. homes each year, these "silent destroyers" arrive on your property through underground tunnels. Once these voracious pests get to your foundation, they feast on your wood, not stopping until they are discovered, often only after causing significant structural damage to your biggest investment. Although these subterranean termite colonies can have a million members, homeowners can't spot these dangerous insects, since they remain hidden and in hard-to-reach areas.
Thankfully, termites are no match for ABC. With the help of our scientifically-proven termiticide, our pros can eliminate the entire colony and put protective measures in place to create a barrier around the perimeter of your home. We can also conduct monitoring and inspections to help you avoid having to deal with a termite problem in the future.
With East Lake Tohopekaliga in the heart of the city and our humid, hot climate, St. Cloud is full of ideal spots for mosquitoes to breed and thrive.
Not only is it annoying to get bitten by mosquitoes, but also these bloodsucking pests can spread some very serious conditions to humans, including the Zika and West Nile viruses.
If you don't want to spend your time in your yard swatting away mosquitoes, call ABC. Our effective and innovative mosquito control solutions address both mature mosquitoes and the eggs they lay, so that you are protected from the next generation of buzzing, biting insects.
It should come as no surprise that the greater Orlando area is an epicenter of bed bug activity, with all the tourist activity that takes place. While this travel fuels our economy, it also worsens the bed bug epidemic. What makes getting rid of bed bugs on your own nearly impossible is that these creatures hide in the smallest recesses in your home, whether it's a fold in a bedsheet, a crease in a pillow or a baseboard. Then, usually when you are fast asleep, these creatures emerge, feasting on our blood.
Since these pests can live up to a year without eating, you can see how you will need to enlist a professional to take care of your problem and make the bed bugs don't come back.
ABC uses a holistic approach to target the bed bugs in your home. We pinpoint the source of your infestation, apply targeted and effective treatments that are designed to eliminate both the larvae and the mature adults.
Not all pests are tiny. Some, in fact, are quite big, and pose an entirely different set of challenges.
If you share your space with mice, rats, squirrels, racoons, possums or other animals, you may find frayed electrical wiring, damaged wood or disease-laden droppings. These creatures could leave overturned trash cans, chewed-into pet or bird food containers and even nests behind, causing quite a nuisance. These larger pests can even bring in ticks and fleas on their fur, making your home vulnerable to even a bigger pest problem.
ABC's experienced technicians will remove these uninvited guests from even the most hard-to-access spots, relocate these animals to more natural settings (when possible) and then put in preventative measures near all the gaps and holes along your home's exterior to keep these pests away from your home going forward.
While bats can actually provide your property with some natural pest control services, most St. Cloud homeowners would prefer that these mammals not nest near rooflines, eaves and fascia. That's because these winged creatures can be noisy, smelly and contact with their guano can pose serious health risks to household and visitors. Worse still, bats can spread more than 60 types of illnesses to humans.
ABC's experts can help you protect your family from any risks bats pose while observing Florida state laws surrounding exclusions during the maternity season. With ABC's help, you can prevent these helpful creatures from making your home theirs.
Other beneficial animals that most St. Cloud homeowners would rather keep at a safe distance are bees and wasps. These stinging insects can sting when provoked, which is bound to happen if they decide to build a nest or hive near our entryways or close to our decks and patios. While no one would welcome a bee sting, for those who are allergic, consequences can be quite serious.
ABC's pros can pinpoint the source of your bee or wasp problem and document associated damage. Then, we can provide you with options on both how to best show these insects the way out and make your property less attractive to bees and wasps in the future.
Tick & Flea Control
Fleas and ticks are two types of parasites which can make their way indoors, particularly if you have pets. The truth is that you can find these animals in your home even if you don't have a dog or cat. Fleas can leave itchy, irritating bites on both you and Fluffy and Fido, and these pesky pests can find plenty of places to hide in our curtains, rugs and carpet. While infestations aren't typical for ticks, just one bite can expose victims to a broad range of conditions, including Lyme disease.
What makes these pests particularly difficult for homeowners to handle on their own is that you need to treat both inside and your outdoor areas. In addition, the treatments which work for one pest during one part of the life cycle are not effective during another stage. For these reasons, St. Cloud homeowners often call in the experts—ABC—to both handle your current flea or tick problem and to advise you on how to make your property less enticing to these pests.
Scorpion & Spider Control
As is the case with most animals, when threatened, spiders and scorpions can bite or sting you. That means that when you accidentally disturb the home of one of these creatures when you are getting the decorations from the garage, sorting through boxes in the attic or reaching into the back of the closet for those shoes, you can come away with a painful reminder that you are sharing your home with these crawling critters.
If you are like most homeowners here in St. Cloud, you probably know that some species are poisonous, but your knowledge probably stops there. Even if you do know the difference between a dangerous type and one that's harmless, most of us don't stick around long enough to find out!
Our helpful technicians can identify the scorpion and spider species on your property, help you avoid future unwelcome encounters and even come by periodically to discourage these creatures from taking up residence in areas you regularly frequent. How's that for peace of mind?
Ants are everywhere, but there are some types we'd rather not deal with, and some places we'd rather not see them. Outside, some types can make unsightly mounds, and indoors, it's understandable that we might not want them filing across our kitchen counter, raiding our cabinets or making their way to our bathroom sinks. Most of all, we don't want any biting us!
ABC's technicians can come up with effective, practical methods to keep ants from sticking around and tailor an approach to target the species which are causing you trouble so you won't have to deal with these pests any more.
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.
We wish we had a better answer to this question, but the truth is that each home is slightly different and we handle every pest problem in a unique way to reach your desired outcomes.
That's why 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.