Yes, ABC would be happy to provide you with a free inspection and complimentary, non-obligatory estimate for our services. After doing this assessment of your property, we will be able to get a better idea of the infestation you’re dealing with and we can make a customized treatment that will best fit your needs.
Depending on the type of pest that has invaded your home, we may even be able to give you an estimate over the phone. If we need to come to your home to get a better understanding of your situation, we will arrange a time at your earliest convenience to meet you at your home. During this visit, your technician will:
- Ask you questions about your experience with the infestation
- If necessary, identify the type of pest on your property
- Determine the extent of your infestation
- Examine your home for any factors that may make your home or yard more vulnerable to a pest problem
- Locate areas with high pest activity and take note of any pest-related damage
- Give you an opportunity to ask questions or bring up any concerns
Once we have finished our inspection, we will create a treatment plan that is customized to your home and infestation. Upon your approval, we will schedule your first service call.
With over 60 years of experience in the pest control industry, ABC has the skills and expertise to handle any pest you may find on your property. Homeowners and business owners in Longview regularly turn to ABC for:
Unfortunately, roaches are commonly found in homes in the Longview area. These common pests are, unfortunately, capable of invading even the cleanest of homes. These creatures can carry diseases, worsen allergies, contaminate food, damage belongings and leave behind a foul smell. Cockroaches can survive on nearly any type of organic matter. Worse still, they are prolific breeders, which makes them extremely difficult to get rid of without the help of a reliable pest control specialist. ABC can quickly locate the breeding and resting grounds of these pests and provide you with a thorough treatment plan to eliminate these pesky invaders. With ABC's help, you won’t have to worry about any more late-night run-ins with roaches.
In the spring, wasps build new nests, which are unfortunately commonly found near entryways, patios, decks and eaves. While wasps are an integral part of the environment, their sting is painful and can have serious implications if you or a family member are allergic. One of our technicians can help prevent you and your family from getting stung by removing nests from your property, sealing up potential nesting areas and providing you with advice on how to avoid encounters with these pests in the future.
Although ants are tiny, they can create big problems when they invade our home or yard. Part of the problem with dealing with ants is that different species require different treatment methods. For example, fire ant nests are large, unsightly mounds. If you, a family member or a pet accidentally upsets these ants, you could end up covered in painful welts. On the other hand, some indoor ants can enter nearly any crevice to get inside, where they can access food and moisture. No matter what species of ant you’re dealing with, ABC can help.
Spider & Scorpion Control
Despite their intimidating appearance, spiders and scorpions are generally not aggressive creatures. While spiders can be helpful by eating small bugs around the home, Longview homeowners do need to keep a lookout for two poisonous species of spider: the black widow and the brown recluse. We are often frightened by these spiders when going about our daily business.
Similarly, we commonly find scorpions when pulling a box of decorations out of storage or grabbing something out of the back of the closet. Their sting can result in extreme pain and swelling, and may even require medical attention if the victim is a toddler or an elderly person.
ABC can determine why your home may be more susceptible to these creatures, help reduce their populations and identify the species of arachnid you have on your property.
One of the most common species of termite here in Longview is the subterranean termite, which has earned the nickname "silent destroyer". This is because these pests tunnel underground until they find food, and will eat all day, every day once they come across a plentiful food source. Unfortunately, many subterranean termites find the cellulose in our homes' foundations to be suitable nourishment. Because these pests are hiding under our feet, we usually don't know they are on our property until there has already been significant structural damage to our home.
The specialists at ABC will be able to locate and target the termite colony, as well as implement preventative measures around your property. With ongoing monitoring calls, you can have peace of mind knowing that your biggest investment is protected from these pests.
These unwanted animal guests are capable of causing a number of problems for Longview homeowners. They are capable of strewing trash about, contaminating food, scaring our children and pets, damaging our belongings and can even be responsible for house fires because they chew through electrical wiring. Also, these types of wildlife often carry fleas and ticks with them into a home, which can lead to a secondary infestation. Whether you find yourself confronted with a rat, mouse, raccoon, opossum, squirrel or other wildlife problem, ABC can help. We can locate, trap and remove these pests from your property then seal up cracks and holes that a future animal may use to gain entry. We can also give you advice on how to make your property less attractive to these creatures.
Bed Bug Control
While the ease of modern travel is something most everyone can appreciate, it has also led to the resurgence of bed bug problems across the country. Unfortunately, bed bugs are extremely difficult for homeowners to control because these tiny pests can hide in the smallest of cracks and crevices and only come out to feed at night when they sense a blood meal is nearby. Also, these pests can go long periods of time between feedings, so many homeowners will be under the impression that their problem has gone away, when in reality bed bugs are still lurking in the seams of their mattress. The professionals at ABC are trained to effectively locate and eliminate bed bug populations in your home, so you can sleep easy again.
Tick & Flea Control
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to have a pet to have a tick or flea problem. When fleas bite us, incessant itching and lead to secondary infections can result. While ticks don't necessarily infest a home, if they bite us, they can transmit serious illnesses to us, such as Lyme disease. What makes these pests so difficult to get rid of is that they require different methods of treatment for each life stage. ABC uses a thorough, scientifically proven method to ensure we eradicate these pests from your property, no matter where they are in their life cycle.
While we most commonly associate mosquitoes with their itchy bites, these pesky pests are also capable of spreading diseases to humans, such as the West Nile virus and the Zika virus. The humid weather here in Longview makes for a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. ABC's experts can use targeted, effective mosquito control methods on your property so you can enjoy your yard again.
Through our decades of experience in the pest control business, ABC has developed a Signature Service to provide effective, long-term relief from pests in residential areas. We have been able to track the seasonality of these pests and apply our knowledge about local populations to design the best treatment plan for your home. Our customized treatment plans allow us to be effective for each house we treat.
Our Signature Service includes:
- An in-depth inspection of your home and yard to note any changes since our initial inspection.
- A careful application of targeted treatments, when necessary.
- The installation of a protective barrier around the perimeter of your home to prevent future infestations.
- A dusting of preventative products in and around cracks along your home's exterior.
- Sealing any potential pest entry points with dust and copper wool.
- Examining your crawl spaces and attics for signs of pest activity and performing any needed treatments to those areas.
ABC has a QualityPro accreditation from the National Pest Management Association. Part of maintaining that accreditation involves check potential employees' driving records, as well as background check and drug testing for applicants before they become part of the ABC family. In addition to in-house training, our employees go through on-going education and training so they are fully equipped to handle all of your pest problems.
As a family-run business, ABC always puts your home and family first. As an extension of that philosophy, we promise to treat your home as if it was our own. In addition, we only choose products that are specifically designed for residential use. When we use these products on your property, we will use them in the lowest chemical concentration possible that will still allow us to be effective in eliminating the pests on your property. We would be happy to address any questions and concerns you have about our products or our pest control philosophy.
Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Every pest requires different treatment methods, and the extent of the infestation could mean more frequent treatments to ensure your pest problem is gone for good. When we crate a custom treatment plan for your home, we will take into account the type of pest that has invaded your home, the severity of the infestation, the time of year in which you are having a pest problem and any other unique factors that may make your property more susceptible to a pest problem. While we understand that you would like to hear that your problem will be solved in just one or two visits, the high pest activity here in Longview often requires multiple service calls.
We often recommend quarterly monitoring in our estimates to offer you continued protection against pests so you don’t have to worry about a reinfestation. After conducting our free inspection, we can give you a better idea of how often we will need to treat your home and how long we will expect it to take for you to see results. The great news is that if you sign up for regular service and see any pest activity in between scheduled visits, we will come back to treat your property, at no additional cost.
As a family-run business, one of our values is treating your home as if it was our own. Part of this philosophy is that we only hire team members who we would feel comfortable having treat our own home. Our interview process is extensive, and all employees are drug tested and checked for criminal history prior to getting a job offer. Once on board, ABC team members go through additional in-house training so that you can feel confident that they will provide you with reliable, effective pest control services.