Keep Your Austin, TX Home Protected With Bella Bugs
Our pest management professionals work hard to keep people in Austin protected against pests of all kinds through a combination of unmatched service and eco-friendly products that deliver guaranteed results. For us, it’s about being there for family, which is why you can count on fair pricing and full honesty every step of the way. Employ the experts here at Bella Bugs to protect your home from our area's toughest pests.
Our Home Pest Control Process
Our approach is simple, yet effective. We know that no pest control efforts will be successful without first walking the property.
We perform a top-down inspection ranging from the attic all the way down to the basement. During this inspection, we look for standing water, excessive foliage, and any other environmental factors contributing to your pest problem.
Once we’ve put together our answers, it’s a simple method of applying our full yard treatment. This is necessary to ensure that pests don’t continue to make their way into the house after we leave. Full pest management isn’t done in one visit, which is why we also provide a 60-day recurring service to ensure you experience nothing less than continued results.
Our pest management professionals strive to deliver the following:
Pest control and extermination.
Eco-friendly pest spray.
100% satisfaction guarantee.
Licensed and insured.
Senior citizen, veteran, and disabled discounts.
No contracts – we earn your business with every service!
We’ve learned through ongoing improvement in our process that the job isn’t complete until it’s complete. What this means for you is that we not only address your immediate concerns, but we also set you and your family up for a pest-free existence over the long-term. That’s why we’re willing to return as many times as needed to ensure the job is done right and our customers have truly taken back their yard.
Going Above & Beyond
It’s true that the elimination of annoying or harmful pests is the end result desired by all of our customers. However, our customers know that by working with our pest management professionals, they get a service that goes above and beyond for a service that leaves them feeling like they’re a part of the family. We achieve this by never compromising on three things.
We don’t believe the elimination of pests should come at the expense of your family or the environment. That’s why we make sure our products are eco-friendly for a safe, yet effective, pest management process that leaves customers feeling secure during treatment. We refuse to risk your well-being while treating the problem.
When we say "full-coverage service", we mean it. Everything from the backyard to the front curb is covered by our full-yard treatment. In addition, we tackle every room in the house, as well as the garage and attic for a comprehensive approach guaranteed to deliver the results you need to feel secure in your own home.
We don’t take our results at face value. If you feel like something was missed during the inspection or you see pests returning when they shouldn’t, then just call us. We don’t rest until the job is complete. That’s just part of our commitment to ensuring you take back control of your yard and the rest of the house.
Integrated Pest Management Solution
Our Whole Pest Control Arsenal At Your Command
Integrated Pest Management (IPM), simply put, is a pest control strategy that uses an array of complementary methods: natural pest predators and parasites that are not harmful to humans, pets, and livestock, pest-resistant varieties, cultural practices, biological controls, various physical techniques, and pesticides as a last resort. It is an ecological approach that can significantly reduce or eliminate the use of pesticides.
In 1996, Congress defined Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as “a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical, and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health and environmental risks”.
How IPM Works
An IPM regime can be quite simple, or sophisticated enough to be a farming system in its own right, but designed to scale to fit your needs. The main focus is usually insect pests, but IPM encompasses diseases, weeds, and any other naturally occurring threat to the well-being of your home, business, and family.
An IPM system is designed around six basic components:
1. Acceptable Pest Levels
The emphasis is on control, not eradication. IPM holds that wiping out an entire pest population is often impossible, and the attempt can be more costly, environmentally unsafe, and all-round counterproductive than it is worth. It is better to decide on what constitutes acceptable pest levels, and apply controls if those levels are reached, but the goal always remains to completely eliminate all serious pests.
2. Preventive Cultural Practices
By selecting varieties of plants, foliage, and crops best for local growing conditions, and maintaining healthy vegetation, is the first line of defense.
Regular observation is the cornerstone of our IPM. Visual inspection, insect traps, and other measurement methods are used to monitor pest levels and record-keeping is essential, as is a thorough knowledge of the behavior and reproductive cycles of target pests that all of our experts are required to be trained in.
4. Mechanical Controls
Should pests reach an unacceptable level, mechanical methods are the first options to consider. They include simple hand-picking, erecting insect barriers, using traps, vacuuming, and tillage to disrupt breeding cycles and reduce the population quickly.
5. Biological Controls
Natural biological processes and materials can provide control, with minimal environmental impact, and often at a lower cost and entrenched pest control systems found at other companies. The main focus here is on promoting beneficial insects that eat target pests. For example, dragonflies eat mosquitoes, midges, and bees, and are also attractive to have present to look at.
6. Chemical Controls
Considered as an IPM last resort, synthetic pesticides may be used when other controls fail or are deemed unlikely to prove effective. Biological insecticides, derived from plants or naturally occurring microorganisms are also in this category.
IPM is applicable to all types of home, businesses, agriculture, and such. Reliance on knowledge, experience, observation, and integration of multiple techniques makes IPM a perfect fit for organic farming (the synthetic chemical option is simply not considered). For large-scale, IPM methods can reduce human and environmental exposure to hazardous chemicals, and potentially lower overall costs.
How IPM Is Used
Pest control products are used routinely, safely and in accordance with the label in IPM programs throughout your home and business. These products eliminate pests and pose no threat whatsoever to pets, family members, employees, and yourself. Pesticide usage is a local issue, to be decided by experienced technicians after careful consultation with you and on a case-by-case review. Integrated pest management can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of any pest control program and can reduce pesticide costs overall. While IPM includes the judicious use of appropriate pesticides, it also implies that pesticides will be used only if necessary.
Each situation is carefully monitored, allowing the use of the most appropriate approach to effectively control the pest, including the use of a pesticide when needed. This specific, targeted approach results in an effective pest control program, one that assures the correct amount of pesticide is applied and enhances the safety and well-being of everyone present.
Treated Like Family With Guaranteed Results
From the start, we approach each project with the goal of treating you like family. However, we know you need results that last, which is why we don’t rest on our laurels. Our commitment to excellence has paved the way for us to be an Angie’s List Super Service Award Recipient since 2011 among other awards and affiliations. That’s why, with us, you know you can take back your yard.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does residential pest control cost?
Your residential pest control costs depend on several factors, including your house size and the service plan you choose. Please contact us to receive a customized quote.
What is residential pest control?
Put simply; residential pest control is pest control to protect your home from pests. These services can include treatments to eliminate active pests, treatments to prevent future outbreaks, and services to help make your home and property less conducive to pest infestations.
Is pest control worth the money?
Many people think it makes the most sense to hold off on pest control until a pest problem arises. Unfortunately, at that point, it's often more costly to take care of the pests and the damage they've done. With preventative pest control, you can save money in the long run.
How often should I do pest control?
How often you have pest control services depends on a number of factors, such as if you have an active pest problem. We offer monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly service plans to meet your needs. In general, when you go over 90 days without service, the treatment starts to break down, and pests begin to return.
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