It’s Winter Where are all of the Mosquitos?

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN Most people assume that these cold winter months kill off mosquitos. After all, we don’t see them around in subfreezing weather. While wintertime means we don’t have to worry about these pesky, blood-sucking insects, it doesn’t mean that they are gone until summer. Here is what happens to mosquitos during the winter, and how you can prevent a future hatching problem when spring arrives. As temperatures begin to drop below 50 degrees, female mosquitos deposit their eggs into water has low as half an inch, where the eggs will remain suspended under water until early spring. Once spring arrives with frequent rainfalls and warmer temperatures, the …

Termite Letter – An Important Step in Buying a Home

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN The warm, humid climate of middle Tennessee makes it a perfect breeding ground for subterranean termites or wood destroying insects. While this is probably the last thing on your mind when buying your dream home, it shouldn’t be. Your pest control company of Murfreesboro, Ameri Care Services, is here to tell you why getting a termite inspection is an essential step in buying a home, even a brand new one. Termites cost homeowners nearly $11 billion a year in damages. This is an astounding figure! Since termites prefer to feast on rotten wood, it could be a long time before you notice any signs of these …

Waterproofing my Basement

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN If you have a basement, the last thing you want to see is moisture or water seeping through the walls or floor. Waterproofing your basement is an excellent way to ensure your home maintains structural integrity, that your family stays safe from mold toxins, plus, a dry basement means peace of mind. Here is what to expect when preparing to hire professionals to waterproof your basement. How much does basement waterproofing cost? The cost of waterproofing a basement may range from $150 to repair a small leak, to $1,000’s to install a sump pump and repair extensive damage to the foundation. The overall cost …

Do you have Termites? Here’s how to Tell

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN You probably associate swarming winged termites with warmer months such as during the spring and summer, but that does not mean they are only active during that time. Spotting these winged insects around your home could point to the signs of an infestation that could otherwise go unnoticed for years until the wood damage is so severe that it leads to catastrophic damage to your home. Although this time of year you may not see termites swarming, keep an eye out for signs that you may have an underlying termite infestation. Live Termites Termites resemble large ants with shorter legs. They may even look like larva …

Are Pest Control Treatments Safe for Kids and Pets

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN This is a common question we get when it comes to treating homes especially. If you are like most people, you probably associate “pest control” with the use of chemical treatments that are often assumed to be harmful or toxic. At Ameri Care Services, our approach to treating pests in your home (or business) is more of an integrated pest management approach – a safer solution to managing pests inside of your home. Every day we expose ourselves to chemicals that are toxic to our bodies. For instances, we clean our homes with cleaners without using protective gloves, we pump gasoline without wearing protective clothing, use …

What Happens to Insects During the Winter

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN We can already tell that the seasons are changing, not just because we feel it, but we see it happening as certain insects make their way inside. Many bugs go unseen during the winter months. What exactly are they doing? It is called overwintering, which is basically like hibernation where the insects go dormant. To prevent them from freezing to death, some insects have antifreeze chemicals in their blood, or they hide under rotten logs, piles of leaves, under tree bark or other natural places. Overwintering insects can become a nuisance as they make their way into your home. While some insects may only hide under …

Dealing with Winter Pests

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Nashville and Murfreesboro 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 – causing a …

Keep Roaches out of your Home or Business with these Tips

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Nashville and Murfreesboro 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 pests only …

Tried and True Ways to Getting Rid of Ants

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Nashville and Murfreesboro 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 despise the …

Termites Facts Every Homeowner Needs to Know

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Nashville and Murfreesboro 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 similar because …

How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs?

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Nashville and Murfreesboro 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 of humans, …

Commonly asked Questions about Spiders

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Nashville and Murfreesboro 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. In the …