Justin Grunert was so nice, courteous and clean. He knew exactly what he was doing when he came to my home. He is an asset to ABC!
We are happy to provide a no-obligation, complimentary inspection, which allows us to learn more about the problems you are dealing with and to create a customized treatment plan.
Depending on the type of pest that's invaded your home, we may be able to provide you with an estimate on the phone. If that's not possible, we will arrange a time to meet you at your earliest convenience at your home. The purpose of this visit is to:
- gather additional information from you about what you've been seeing to get a first-hand look at your infestation
- identify the type of pest that's caused damage on your property, if necessary
- evaluate the severity of your problem
- determine any unique conditions on your property which might make your yard or home more susceptible to an invasion
- look for signs of pest activity and related damage
- address any concerns you might have or answer your questions
Once the inspection is complete, we can create a personalized treatment plan. We'll get you on the schedule immediately after you approve our estimate and suggested next steps.
With over 70 years in the pest control business, ABC Home & Commercial Services has the skills and expertise to deal with any type of pest problem and the knowledge to handle how these problems can manifest here in northeast Texas.
Our skilled and knowledgeable technicians are routinely called to Tyles homes to help with the following:
Roaches tend to be the most common—and the most reviled—uninvited guest in Tyler-area houses. It's no wonder why, since these creatures can worsen allergies, carry diseases, contaminate food and damage printed materials and textiles. Able to survive on just about any type of organic matter, cockroaches can spread very quickly, and their adaptation skills make getting rid of them without professional help nearly impossible. ABC's experts know all the common hiding and resting spots for cockroaches and apply targeted and effective treatments. With ABC's help, you will not only have fewer late night run-ins in your kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, but also rest assured that you are protected against future infestations.
Cockroaches can be a major nuisance for Tyler area homeowners. They can spread quickly, so a few roaches in your home can easily turn into a large infestation. When one of our licensed pest specialists visits your home for an initial inspection, you’ll receive an assessment of your situation as well as a plan to eliminate your cockroach infestation and keep them from returning.
During the spring, wasps construct new nests, which may be located in the most inconvenient of places for homeowners: near our patios, decks, eaves and entryways, as well as in our grass and gardens. We may not realize these insects are too close for comfort until we accidentally disturb a nest and experience an unwelcome consequence. Wasp stings can be very painful and can have serious health implications if a person is allergic. ABC's technicians can help your family avoid these serious health risks by removing nests and suggesting changes you can make which can make your property more unattractive to these uninvited guests.
No one likes to have bees or wasps buzzing around their front door – or anywhere else around their home! And while these insects can be helpful for the environment at large, they can be a major nuisance when they decide to live in or near your property. Their stings can be painful, as well as dangerous to some sensitive individuals. That’s why it’s advisable to have these pests removed. Because it’s very easy to disturb and anger bees and wasps, it’s advisable to seek professional help in getting rid of them. Once your licensed ABC pest specialists assess your situation, they’ll remove the insects and help you make sure they stay gone.
Although we are all very familiar with ants here in Tyler, an infestation can often prove to be very difficult to manage without calling in the experts. Part of the challenge is that different types of ants require different kinds of treatments. Fire ants mostly stay outside, where they build large, unsightly mounds and can leave an unsuspecting victim with painful, swollen welts. Then, there are indoor ants, which are mostly a nuisance, but still unpopular when they parade across your kitchen counter or file across your shower wall. Whatever type of ant you have, ABC can solve your problem and help safeguard you from future issues.
Spider & Scorpion Removal
Spiders and scorpions are two other types of unwelcome guests that Tyler homeowners are eager to have ABC help evict. Only a few species of spiders are dangerous to our families, but understandably, homeowners often don't stick around long enough to determine whether a spider is poisonous or harmless.
Likewise, scorpions are creatures we can have an unexpected encounter with if we are getting a box down from the attic, cleaning out a closet or bringing in decorations from the garage. A painful sting, and sometimes even a medical emergency, can follow any one of these scenarios.
ABC can help determine why your property might be more attractive to these creatures, help manage an infestation and identify what types of spiders and scorpions you have in and around your home so you can avoid any dangers.
Which insects have been blamed for billions of dollars of property damage annually in the U.S. alone? Subterranean termites, often referred to as "silent destroyers", feast on the foundations of homes and arrive via underground tunnels, making them almost impossible to detect without the help of a pest control professional. Even if you suspect you have a termite problem, most homeowners are unable to access the hard-to-reach areas where these creatures feed nor are able to identify the destructive pests themselves. ABC's pros can inspect your property for termites, quickly eliminate an entire colony if your yard is infested and set up monitoring stations to safeguard you from a recurrence. Our experts can also conduct periodic monitoring if you haven't had a problem to make sure your biggest investment is safe.
Wildlife & Rodent Control
What's that scratching noise in my attic, within my walls or on my roof? That's how many rodent control calls begin. Tyler homeowners may first notice trash or recycling bins upended, electrical wiring chewed through, damage to insulation or droppings that aren't from a family pet before they realize there may be a rat, mouse, raccoon, opossum, squirrel or another type of animal that's gotten in your home or fence and become a nuisance. Worse still, these animals can transmit disease and bring in other smaller pests, including fleas and ticks. Since the best offense against wildlife intruders is often a good defense, ABC can install preventative measures, including steel wool on openings, to keep these creatures out, after our technicians locate, trap and remove these invaders.
Bed Bug Control
In recent years, bed bugs have once again become a public health concern, as cities like Tyler are growing and more people travel and stay in shared accommodations. Unfortunately, bed bugs can become a real problem in homes because these bloodsucking creatures attack us when we are at our most vulnerable—when we are fast asleep. Then, these parasites retreat into the smallest of hiding spots, including within the folds of our mattresses and bedding, in our furniture and even along baseboards, making them almost impossible to find to the untrained eye. Bed bugs are no match for ABC's technicians, who have the experience to handle even the toughest bed bug problem so you can rest easy in your home.
Tick & Flea Control
The natural beauty that made Tyler's population explode makes our area a prime location for tick and flea activity. Doctors and veterinarians reported a rise in diseases linked to fleas and ticks in both people and family pets. Fleas can make dogs and cats miserable, and outdoor pets can easily reintroduce these pesky pests. Ticks, on the other hand, don't invade homes, but just one bite can leave a victim with a debilitating illness, including Lyme disease.
In addition to the ability to bring these pests in from our outdoor spaces, these pests can prove to be difficult because some treatments only work during certain life stages. The good news is that ABC uses proven products which can protect both you and your pets from the risks associated with these creatures.
The West Nile and Zika viruses are just two examples of the serious health conditions that mosquitoes can spread. While some Tyler homeowners don't think of these dangers, almost all of us have experienced the aggravation of getting bitten repeatedly outside during certain months of the year. ABC's targeted, effective mosquito control methods can help you avoid both the nuisance of these bloodsucking pests and the real hazards associated with these pests.
In the generations we've been serving Texans homeowners, ABC has become experts in pest behavior and how this activity changes based on seasonality and location. This expertise informs how our technicians design your customized treatment plan and how we control an infestation.
ABC's Signature Services include:
- An in-depth examination of your property to note any changes from the initial inspection.
- The careful application of targeted treatments, when and as needed.
- The creation of a protective barrier around the outside of your home to safeguard you and your family from pest invasions.
- A dusting using preventative products in and around the cracks along your home's exterior.
- Sealing any possible entry points with dust and copper wool.
- Checking your crawl spaces and attics for pest activity and performing any needed treatments in these typical problem areas.
As a company with the National Pest Management Association's QualityPro accreditation, ABC checks all employee driving records, requires technicians to undergo drug testing and conducts background checks on our staff. To keep expanding the knowledge of our employees and performing to the highest standards, we require regular training and testing for our pest control technicians.
As a family-owned and operated company, ABC cares deeply about the families and communities we serve. With this philosophy in mind, we have chosen products which are effective while being low-impact.
The products we use are designed specifically for use in residential settings and to target a specific type of pest. Our specially-trained technicians apply these treatments carefully in low concentrations. We are happy to address any concerns you might have about your treatment plan or ask answer questions you might have about our approach and pest control philosophy.
We base your recommended treatment plan on a number of factors, including the time of year, the type of pests you have, the severity of your infestation and any conditions that might be unique to your property. While we understand that our customers would prefer that we resolve all the pest problems in a visit or two, the truth is that pest pressure in the Tyler area is high.
Our estimates often include quarterly monitoring visits to offer you continued protection from pests, so you don't have to worry about the inconvenience of a reinfestation. We can give you a better idea of both how often and how long we expect it will take to see results after we conduct our free inspection, and in some cases just by gathering information from you over the phone.
The good news is that if you notice pest activity between scheduled visits, we'll come back to perform an additional treatment, at no cost to you.