Dealing with Winter Pests

dealing with winter pest

Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN You may think most all pests hibernate during the winter. While some do, certain pests simply move indoors to find warmth and food, those pests being mice, cockroaches, and spiders. As a home or business owner, here are some tips you can practice to keep these pests from coming inside during the winter. House Mice The most commonly encountered rodents in the U.S. are house mice. They prefer to nest in dark, secluded areas such as your basement or attic. This fury pest can cause significant damage to your property and belongings as they can chew through right through drywall or electrical wiring – …

Keep Roaches out of your Home or Business with these Tips

keep roaches out with these tips

Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Cockroaches also referred to as roaches, are nasty bugs that can invade your home, causing problems for homeowners and property managers of businesses. Not only do roaches carry harmful diseases that can easily be transmitted to humans, but also their feces can cause breathing problems for everyone living in the home. Although no one actually wants roaches in their home or business, there are certain things you may be doing that attract these unwanted pests. Avoid getting infested with roaches by following these tips. Properly maintain your home or business Failing to maintain your home or business can create easy access for roaches. These …

Tried and True Ways to Getting Rid of Ants

tried and true ways to get rid of ants

Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN During these warmer months and into the fall, we long to go outside and enjoy the sunshine but there is something itching to get inside your home or invade your outdoor activities, ants! Many homeowners and businesses in Middle Tennessee, battle ant invasions this time of year, trying all sorts of methods to get rid of these pesky insects. Here are some tried and true ways that may help prevent ants from entering in your home or business. Picnic without ants It is football time in Tennessee, which means plenty of grilling and outdoor festivities. If you enjoy eating outdoors on your patio, but …

Termites Facts Every Homeowner Needs to Know

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Termites can be more than just a nuisance – costing homeowners in the U.S. billions of dollars a year in damage. Termite inspections are required when financing a home, but what happens after that initial letter? Down the road, your Nashville home (used or new) could succumb to a termite infestation causing extensive damage that costs you thousands of dollars, often not covered by homeowner’s insurance. Your middle Tennessee pest control company is here to share some simple facts that, paired with a little common sense, can protect your home for years. Fact: Termites and ants can look similar Ants and termites can look …

How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs?

how do i know if i have bed bugs

Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Bed bugs are most assuredly an unwanted pest in any home or office. Unfortunately, bed bug infestations can happen to anyone at any time. The best way to determine if you have bed bugs is to provide a sample of a bed bug to your pest control technician. However, spotting the bed bugs isn’t always easy, and you may be a bit squeamish at the idea of catching a bug. There are definitely other ways to determine if you have a bed bug infestation. Where do bed bugs live? Bed bugs are insects that live in furniture, especially mattresses, and feed off the blood …

Commonly asked Questions about Spiders

common questions about spiders

Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Being fearful of spiders is a real thing. In fact, it is called arachnophobia, and there are plenty of scary movies related to this phobia. But, why do these eight-legged creatures seem so scary? Perhaps it is the fact that some are poisonous, or how they capture their prey and eat it. Either way, most people do not want spiders in their home or their business. Whatever the reason, learning more about spiders may help any fears that you may have about them. Here are the answers to commonly asked questions about spiders. Are spiders venomous? The answer is, it depends on the spider. …

Killing Bugs May Cost you your Life

killing bugs could cost you your life

Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Most people do not want pests of any kind in their home. Extermination seems like an easy, do-it-yourself kind of task, right? Did you ever think that exterminating pests on your own could kill you or someone else? How about setting your house on fire to kill a bug? This situation was the reality for one Florida man when he reportedly set a fire in his second story apartment to rid his home of fire ants. He figured the best way to rid his apartment of these pests was to smoke them out. Luckily, by the time police arrived, the fire did not harm …

Are Summer Pests Invading your Home?

are summer pest invading your home

Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Summer may be winding down, but some bugs simply do not lay dormant during the cooler seasons. No matter the time of year, bugs seem to make their way inside, especially during the winter. Bugs and pests such as ants, spiders, earwigs, or silverfish may be seen inside your home all year long. One thing is for sure; you do not want them in your home! One of the worst pests to rear their ugly heads are termites. Termites can often be active from dusk till dawn. During the summer they are more active, which is also when they typically mate to start new …

How to get rid of a Rodent Invasion in your Home

how to get rid of rodent invasion in your home

Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Mice are the most common household pest in most parts of the world. These rodents can quickly adapt to a changing environment and breed rapidly by producing up to 35 baby mice each year! You can easily see how having only a couple of mice to start with can escalate into a rodent invasion. Here’s how to get rid of rodents in your home and help to prevent them in the first place. Keep food sealed Mice prefer to eat seeds and insects but will eat about anything. Keep food sealed and do not leave scraps or crumbs lying around. Mice are excellent climbers …

How to get rid of those Flying Gnats

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Have you noticed tiny flying gnat-like bugs swarming around your indoor plants? More than likely, they are probably fungus gnats, which typically cause no harm to the actual plants. The moist soil attracts these annoying pests, and not the plant themselves. Although these gnats are more of a nuisance than anything, here are some ways you can rid them from your house. First, understand what attracts fungus gnats. The larvae stage lasts about two to three weeks, which could pose a threat to your plants. The larvae tend to feed on decaying plant matter or algae and fungi in the plant’s soil. However, they …

Keeping the Pest out of Your Home this Winter

keeping pest out this winter

Nashville, Murfreesboro and Mt. Juliet TN The cooler air outside drives pests to look for a temporary home inside. It is no surprise that a home or building provides pests with the protection they are searching for; it is warm and dry inside. Here are some tips to help winterize your home for the winter and keep pests out. Remove habitat As fall approaches, be sure to inspect your home and remove any signs of a habitat built by pests. Clean out your gutters and downspouts, eliminating any debris that has built up over the summer and fall. Be sure to remove any debris that has collected along the foundation …

Can I Get My Basement Waterproofed During Winter?

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Basement waterproofing typically takes place when the weather is warm and dry. However, did you know that quality-waterproofing businesses such as Ameri Care Services now can provide basement waterproofing at any time of year, including the winter, regardless of weather conditions? Attempting to waterproof a basement by traditional means—excavating around the foundation—can be excessively difficult and expensive during the winter because of low temperatures, frozen earth or the potential difficulties in cleanup if snow is present. Luckily, quality methods now exist for interior waterproofing to repair basement leaks. These interior methods are effective for any foundation in a home or business, and typically cost …