At ABC, we understand that if you’re feeling overwhelmed by a pest problem, you want a professional at your home promptly. Get in contact with us and we will send a technician to your property for an inspection as soon as possible. In some cases, we can even offer you a complimentary estimate over the phone.
Because there are a wide variety of factors that can make a pest problem unique, an in-person visit is often recommended to get the first-hand information we need to create an effective treatment plan. Once you contact us, we will put an inspection on our calendar for an initial assessment. At the end of this assessment, your technician will provide you with a customized treatment plan. When you approve our estimate, we will get your first treatment call on the schedule.
With over 70 years of experience controlling pests in Schertz and the greater San Antonio area, we have created effective pest control plans for every type of pest infestation. While we would be happy to reduce pest populations of any kind on your property, we most commonly provide the following types of pest control:
Unfortunately, if you spot one cockroach, there are likely others. These creatures are widely hated by homeowners, as roaches are capable of spreading bacteria, worsening allergies, contaminating food, damaging belongings and leaving behind a foul smell. Controlling cockroach populations can be very difficult for homeowners, as these pests prefer to stay out of sight and can survive off nearly any organic matter.
Worse yet, roaches are prolific breeders, with some females producing 10,000 offspring in a single year. If you’re fed up with finding cockroaches on your property, contact ABC. Our highly-trained specialists know just where these pests like to hide and can create a custom solution for your problem. We will implement strategies to eliminate adult roaches as keep future generations from proliferating on your property.
Mosquitoes only need about a bottle cap’s worth of standing water to reproduce, making them extremely difficult to control, especially when you take into account all of the areas around your property that can easily collect that amount of water. And, although public health departments have put measures in place to try to reduce mosquito populations, mosquitoes are still a problem in Schertz.
Not only do these bothersome creatures bite us incessantly, but they are also capable of transmitting serious illnesses to us, such as the West Nile virus, the Zika virus and dengue fever. If mosquitoes are making spending time in your yard troublesome, contact ABC. We use a variety of techniques to control the number of mosquitoes buzzing around your property.
In Texas, the most common species of termite is the subterranean variety. These species are particularly destructive because they tunnel underground and out of sight, so most homeowners don’t realize there is a termite colony on their property until extensive damage has already been done. Additionally, subterranean termite colonies can grow to have a million members and these pests eat all day, every day.
If you suspect there are termites on your property, reach out to ABC. Our specialists will be able to locate the colony and then implement effective termite control measures. For further peace of mind, you can sign up for our ongoing monitoring program that allows us to catch signs of termite activity before a colony becomes established.
Living in the San Antonio-New Braunfels area means that there are plenty of nearby attractions that we have the opportunity to experience. Unfortunately, if we visit a place that is infested with bed bugs, we can unknowingly bring these pests home with us. The tiny size of bed bugs allows these bothersome creatures to hide in even the smallest cracks and crevices. What makes it even harder to control bed bugs on your own is that they typically congregate in areas where they can easily get a blood meal, such as in the seams of our mattresses.
Worse still, bed bugs have become resistant to many of the pest control products on the market. An ABC specialist will be able to locate where the bed bugs are hiding and create a thorough pest control solution so you can get a good night’s rest.
After a long hike in Crescent Bend Nature Park, your first instinct is probably to relax on your couch. However, with all of the beautiful wildlife and tall grass in this park and throughout our area, homeowners should be diligent about checking for fleas and ticks before lounging on the sofa. Homeowners who own pets most frequently pick up fleas and ticks when their pets interact with another animal. Fleas are prolific breeders, and an infestation can happen seemingly overnight, causing you and your pets to scratch incessantly.
And although ticks don’t necessarily infest homes like fleas do, these parasites are capable of spreading life-altering diseases to us, including Lyme disease. If you have found either of these pests on your property, get in touch with ABC. We will create a custom solution so you don’t have to worry about the health risks posed by either of these pests.
Encountering a mouse, rat, raccoon, possum, skunk or some other type of wildlife on your property can be frightening. These creatures can be difficult to control, and their larger size means they are capable of causing more damage. Depending on the animal on your property, these large pests can create messes, damage belongings, leave behind foul smells, spread diseases, chew through electrical wiring and contaminate food. If you’re having difficulty with wildlife on your property, ABC can help. Our specialists know how to strategically set traps and can remove these creatures from your property. Once we have removed all of the unwanted guests, we will seal up cracks and holes that other wildlife could use to gain access to your home.
We typically encounter a spider or scorpion when we are least expecting it. The understandable surprise we experience means we usually don’t take the time to identify what kind of creature is on our property. Although most varieties of spider found in Texas are essentially harmless, there are two varieties of venomous spiders that reside in the area—the black widow and the brown recluse.
While there are no varieties of venomous scorpion that you need to keep an eye out for, scorpion stings are extremely painful. For that reason alone, most homeowners would prefer not to have these creatures hanging around. When you contact ABC for spider or scorpion control, one of our specialists will be able to identify the species, if necessary, and then create a customized solution to make your property less appealing to these creatures.
Yes, we will come out for an initial assessment at no charge. In order to create the most effective treatment plan for your property, we often prefer to get a better understanding of your pest problem in person.
During this inspection, you can expect your ABC technician to:
- Discuss your pest problem with you and ask about what you’ve been noticing in and around your home
- Conduct an initial inspection to locate areas of pest activity and possible pest entry points
- Assess your property for any pest-related damage
- Determine if there are any environmental factors or structural issues that make your property more susceptible to a pest infestation
- If needed, identify the species of pest
- Give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the pests or our protocols
Upon completion of our inspection, your ABC specialist will provide you with a customized pest control management plan. When we receive your approval of our estimate, we will schedule your first service call.
ABC’s specialists have in-depth knowledge of pest habits and behavior and follow of the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM is is an approach that has been endorsed by many reputable organizations, including the Environmental Protection Agency. IPM focuses on making minor modifications to your environment to make it less appealing to pests, and then turning to chemical interventions when necessary.
When you contact ABC for pest control, we will assess not just the pests you’re dealing with, but also your surroundings. We will work to determine why these bugs and critters are on your property and how we can make changes to make the environment less suitable for the pests. We typically recommend changes such as moving firewood away from the exterior of your home or changing your watering schedule to limit excess moisture around your property.
Due to the fact that it is warm here in Schertz nearly all year, many homeowners struggle with pests for most months out of the year. Because of this, ABC offers an ongoing treatment program. Our customers who sign up for this program benefit from regularly scheduled treatments to control populations of the most common pests in the area: roaches, spiders, scorpions and ants.
ABC understands the important role of honey bees in our ecosystem. If we determine you have a problem with bees on your property, we can provide you with the contact information for a local beekeeper who can assist with removing these stinging insects.
As a family-run business, we understand that you would likely prefer to spend your free time taking your kids to Pickrell Park or going on a walk through Warbler Woods Bird Sanctuary, and not waiting around for your pest control technician. This is why we do offer outside-only services for our routinely scheduled ongoing treatments. In these cases, we just ask that you provide us with any directions needed to gain access to your yard.
For your initial inspection, we do prefer that you be present so we can ask any questions we have about what you’ve been experiencing and any other information that would be difficult to explain over the phone. Depending on the pest situation, we may recommend an application of products indoors, outdoors or a combination of the two. If indoor treatments are necessary for us to control the problem, we will ask that you are home during these appointments.
ABC has been providing pest control in Schertz and throughout the San Antonio metro since 1949. With our decades of experience, we have learned the best ways to control pests in the area. The extensive training program our specialists go through before performing service calls incorporates this knowledge. Not only are our specialists highly-trained, but they are also drug tested and background checked before receiving a job offer. As a family-run business, one of our values is that we treat our customers' homes as if they were our own. Whenever ABC specialists arrive at your home, you can feel confident that they will leave your property in better condition than they found it.