What could be Lurking in your Luggage from Vacation?

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN We’ve discussed bed bugs on our blog before, but since vacation season has officially commenced, pest technicians in Murfreesboro at Ameri Care Services want to remind travelers of simple ways to avoid bringing bed bugs home from vacation. Bed bugs can wreak havoc in your home, and it doesn’t take much to cause an infestation. You may think that maintaining a clean home means that bed bugs wouldn’t want to come home with you, but it isn’t your house that they want, it’s you! Bed bugs survive on human blood, which they get from biting you. So, here’s how to make sure you don’t bring any …

Hidden Health risks in your Crawl Space

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN There is a dark, scary place under some homes. It holds cobwebs, spiders, and, occasionally, small feral rodents. It is a dank, musty area known as the “crawl space.” All right, it’s not all that scary but when was the last time you went into the crawl space under your house? Probably not recently, right? That’s not a surprise, but there are a couple of reasons you should at least check it out. If there were a potential hazard under your home, wouldn’t you like to know? Flooding and moisture build-up is a common issue that people experience in the crawl space or the …

5 Facts about Termites

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN When it comes to termites in Nashville, you want to be protected to prevent damage to your investment, be it your home or business. Your termite experts at Ameri Care Services have some important termite facts that you should know. Being on top of your game will help protect your investment! What are common signs of termites? A common first sign of termite infestation is seeing winged subterranean termites, which are common here in Middle Tennessee. These swarming termites are attracted to light, and can often be found near windows, around doors, lights or light fixtures, and air vents. Worker termites, on the other hand, prefer …

3 Reasons you need to hire a Waterproofing Expert

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Here in Tennessee, we received a record-breaking amount of rainfall in 2018, beating a long-standing record from 1973 of more than 64 inches in a single year. And, for anyone that has lived in Nashville since 2010, you would agree that we take flood advisories seriously since our middle Tennessee community experienced a devastating flood that resulted in $2 billion in private property damage, and $120 million in public infrastructure, according to the Tennessean. Because of the continued rainfall that we receive, you could experience water or moisture in your basement or crawlspace. Property owners in Nashville understand the importance of taking care of …

Mosquito Prevention Tips

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN With summer comes enjoying the outdoors. Whether you are entertaining friends or family for a barbeque, playing with your kids outside, or just hanging out and relaxing, summer evenings are often enjoyed outside. But, it can be hard to enjoy it when you are getting eaten alive by mosquitos. A top-rated pest control company in Murfreesboro, Ameri Care Services, hopes that you will enjoy the outdoors this summer with these mosquito prevention tips. Mosquitos love standing water, it’s where they lay their eggs. Female mosquitos can lay as many as 100 eggs at a time and about 300 in a lifetime, according to the CDC. Since …

New Construction Waterproofing

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN In the greater Nashville area, customers often ask us about new construction waterproofing services. While some property owners, especially those building a new home, may take the approach of, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it, and wait until a waterproofing need actually arises to address it, we would like you to know about these three reasons why new construction waterproofing is a must. Pay now, save later The benefit of paying for waterproofing services now is that it may end up saving you money in the long run. We can install moisture barriers or pumps before your home is finished. This is especially …

Why hiring the right Pest Technicians Matter

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN At the first signs of a pest problem in your home, you probably are tempted to handle the problem yourself. While it may seem like you are saving money by doing this yourself, pest control is best left to the professionals at Ameri Care Services. You can leave the do-it-yourself projects for gardening or refinishing your old furniture. Here are four reasons why hiring the right pest technicians matter: Access to professional-grade products We know that you can purchase pesticides from local hardware stores, but these solutions are quite weak compared to our professional-grade products. These store-bought varieties may seem like they are doing the job, …

How to Avoid Bed Bugs on Vacation

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN It’s almost time for vacation! Whether you are a college student or are a parent with kiddos about to be out of school for the summer, you may be planning a nice getaway with friends or family. You may be headed to visit family out of town, the beach, or on a luxurious getaway to a far off place, one thing is for certain, you don’t want to bring home any unexpected guests, a.k.a. bed bugs! At Ameri Care Services, we possess a wealth of knowledge of these tiny insects, and we have spent many hours working to get rid of bed bugs for our customers. …

Should I Put Off Waterproofing My Basement?

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Water and homes seldom mix unless that water is in a controlled environment. This is a fact that remains true both inside and outside of your home. What causes water leaks in a home or business? Why do most people put off waterproofing their basements? What makes waterproofing one of the most important home improvements you could make? Ameri Care Services, a Nashville company that provides waterproofing services, has some information that can answer these important questions. What causes leaks? Moisture is always present underground – and especially during rainy periods, which has been quite often here in middle Tennessee. It penetrates through basement …

7 Signs that your Business needs Professional Termite Treatment

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN You often hear of termites affecting homes, damaging their structure and costing billions of dollars each year. But, if you own a business or commercial property in Nashville, your building could be at risk of a termite infestation too. Just like homeowners, you have an investment, and you probably don’t want to deal with the headache of termites or the damage they can cause. Prevention is always best when dealing with these so-called pests. Ameri Care Services, a top-rated termite treatment company in Nashville wants you to be aware of these seven signs that your business needs professional termite treatment. If you notice any of these …

Top 5 Signs that you may have Termites

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN We have just about left winter behind us here in middle Tennessee, although we still may have another month or so of cooler temperatures. It won’t be long, however, before the mercury rises, and while the warmer temps will be nice, it also means more pests like termites. Ameri Care Services want to share with you five signs that you may have termites in Nashville. While termites are active all year long, it may be more likely that you now notice signs of their activity. Here is what to look out for: Mud tubes Termites use mud tubes to travel to and from their food source …

6 Ways to Eliminate Mice Inside your Home

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN Mice are cute, furry little creatures – said no one ever! They are gross, disease-carrying rodents that are not wanted indoors. This time of year is when mice scurry to find shelter to keep warm throughout winter, and the shelter that they choose just might be your home. If you are looking for mice removal in Nashville, Ameri Care Services has six ways to help you eliminate these unwanted rodents from your home. Eliminate entry points Mice can squeeze through the tiniest crack or hole. Usually, these entry points are around doors, windows, or where piping or wiring enters your home. Mice can pass through an …