In addition to helping home and business owners control nearly any type of common pest, ABC has a proven track record of providing effective, friendly termite control in the Tyler area.
Tyler residents can rely on ABC’s experienced pest control professionals to perform:
Every year subterranean termites swarm to establish a new colony, making it critical that homeowners have their home inspected annually for any new termite activity. An ABC team member will examine your home for evidence of wood-destroying insects (WDIs) and any damage they may have done.
Termite Treatment & Monitoring
If you find a termite on your property, or suspect you may have a problem, you’ll want to have a professional treat your home quickly to prevent any further damage. ABC uses Termidor, a product which bonds to the soil to create a barrier that termites cannot detect. When applying this product, our experts will pay extra attention to common problem areas, including where your plumbing enters your slab.
Termidor is a non-repellent which is odor-free. When subterranean termites tunnel through treated soil, these destructive pests will be exposed to the lethal ingredients in the product. Within three months, studies show that Termidor will eradicate your termite population. Even better, long-term research indicates that Termidor is still effective more than ten years after treatment.
Controlling a termite infestation is impossible without eliminating the entire colony, which can grow to be over a million members. To make sure no colony members remain, ABC’s pest control experts will install monitoring stations around your property that contain cellulose-based tablets, a preferred source of food for termites. These tablets contain targeted inhibitors that halt colony growth by preventing termites from molting or producing eggs. Technicians will return to your property to check the stations for any signs of termite activity. Our experts will also inspect your property to ensure that you are protected from a termite infestation.
Termite Damage Repair Plan
One of the hardest aspects of a termite infestation is that damage is often not covered under your homeowners’ policy. That’s why ABC offers our customers a special damage repair plan with some ongoing termite contracts. If your property sustains damage while under that program, you will be eligible for compensation so that you can make necessary repairs.
ABC performs routine inspections in Tyler for wood-destroying insects. As a matter of fact, we recommend inspections annually to ensure there are no signs of termites around your home. If you suspect that you may have a WDI infestation, give us a call and we will send an inspector to your home as quickly as your schedule permits. If we do confirm you have a termite problem, we can advise you on next steps, and upon approval, implement proven pest control treatments.
While you can purchase products that claim to control termites, the dangers associated with these pests is not to be taken lightly. Our skilled experts are trained to treat your home with professional grade products that have been proven to keep your home protected. Also, due to our years of experience working in East Texas, we know where to find these pests and what methods are best to eliminate them.
You can feel safe when our professionals come to your home, as all ABC employees must go through drug testing and a criminal background check before getting hired. In addition, our hiring process is rigorous. We are committed to hiring only the best of the best because we believe in treating your home as if it was our own. Our loyal customers tell us that they stay with ABC because of our friendly, high-quality pest control services.
How soon can you inspect my home for termites?
We understand that if you suspect you have termites, you want someone to begin treating your property immediately. Even if you don’t, you probably want to make sure that you’re doing everything you can to prevent an infestation. Either way, we will do our best to send someone to your home as quickly as we can.
When one of our inspectors comes to meet you for a complimentary inspection, you can expect the ABC team member to:
- Inquire about why you believe you have termites in your home.
- Assess your property for signs of termites or damage that termites may have caused.
- Look for entry points that termites could use to get entry to your home.
- Give you an opportunity to ask us any questions.
- Inspect your home for any other factors that may make your home more vulnerable to termite infestations.
Once the inspection is complete, we will offer you a customized treatment plan with recommended next steps. Upon your approval, we will schedule the first service call.
Are the products you use friendly for children and pets?
ABC is a locally-owned, family-run business. Our team has performed extensive research on treatment options, and we only use products that we would feel comfortable using in our own homes. Before treatment begins, you can ask your ABC team member about the products we use and our customized treatment plans. We would be happy to address any concerns you may have.
I think I found one termite in my home. Is this really such a big deal?
Unfortunately, if you have one termite in your house, you probably have many others nearby. Termites create underground tunnels and use these passageways to reach our homes. Once these destructive pests have found a food source, they will eat nonstop. If you spot a termite above ground, you may have found a scout searching for a spot for a new colony. If that’s the case, you’ll want to take immediate steps to make sure your lawn does not become a colony’s new home.
While you may think you have seen a termite, you’ll want to keep in mind that there are types of flying ants that look similar to termites. These two types of pests pose different risks to your home and require different types of treatments. By having a professional from ABC identify what pest you have on your property, you can create a customized treatment plan.
What can I do to prevent termites?
There are several steps that you can take to make your property less attractive to termites, including:
- Keeping your gutters and drains clean.
- Addressing any excess moisture around your home by fixing any leaking roofs, gutters, faucets or water lines and making sure that your soil is graded so that water flows away from your home.
- Avoiding storing organic matter near your home, including firewood, mulch, scrap lumber or sawdust.
- Removing any trees surrounding your home that have been infested with termites.
- Preventing humidity within crawl spaces and other enclosed areas.
As part of your inspection, our pest control experts can point out problem areas around your home that may be contributing to termite infestations. We can also provide you with additional guidance on how to keep these pests away.