Protecting your home against Pests this Fall

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN Even though children in the South have been back in school for a couple of months, and high school and college football a few games into the season, it is still not too cold out, and many people find it hard to believe that summer is over. However, it is time to look into winterizing, and part of that is the effort to keep pests out of your home. Most creatures hibernate for the winter—diapause for insects—but rats and mice can’t hibernate and must look for warmth and shelter like people do. A way into someone’s house is like winning the lottery for them. How can …

7 Ways to Keep Mice out of your Home this Fall

keep mice out this fall

Nashville and Murfreesboro TN If there is one thing that is for sure, it’s that no one really likes to have mice in their home! These rodents carry 25 known diseases, can bring in fleas and other unwanted house guests, which makes them a potential threat to humans. Your Nashville pest control specialists at Ameri Care Services has seven ways to keep mice out of your home this fall. If you are already experiencing an issue with rodents or would like a professional to remove mice from your home, please contact us today! Seal up gaps and holes-Search around your home both inside and out, and seal up any small …

Fall is Time for Spiders, Rodents, and other Pests

fall is time for spiders

Nashville and Murfreesboro TN We have officially welcomed fall with open arms. Something about the crisp air and cool evenings that reminds us the holidays are upon us once more, but so is something else that may not be as enjoyable – pests! Fall is the time when spiders, rodents, and other pests make their way indoors. Your Nashville pest control experts at Ameri Care Services want you to know what you can do to prevent these pests from entering your home or business, and what to do if you find any inside. Spiders Spiders aren’t known for moving indoors because it’s cold out. Instead, they usually are just looking …

Scott Palumbo Promotion

Scott Palumbo

Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Ameri Care Services is proud to announce that one of our own employees, Scott Palumbo, recently earned a promotion to the position of General Manager. Palumbo was promoted from his current position as the Sales and Real Estate Services Manager for Ameri Care Services. “Scott is known for his excellent managerial skills, leadership approach, decision-making qualities, and directive nature. He also has a proven record of punctuality, dedication, and sincerity,” said Tom Swett, owner of Ameri Care Services. Palumbo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle, as well as an Associate’s Degree in Hospitality Management. He also holds two Certificates of Technical …

Affordable Solutions to Prevent Basement Leaks

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Water damage is becoming a bigger problem for homeowners, and a big reason why many home insurance rates are skyrocketing. Tens of thousands of dollars in water damage can result from a small leak. These leaks may go undetected for quite some time in little-used areas of the house such as the basement, where mold could grow due to the excess humidity or other problems may develop. If you encounter water damage, then the Nashville moisture control specialists at Ameri Care Services can help, but we also want to provide you with this list of do-it-yourself solutions to prevent basement leaks before they happen. …

How to tell the Difference between Termites and Carpenter Ants

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN Are you finding signs of wood damage in your home? This can be evidence that your home is infested by termites, but there is another potential culprit… carpenter ants. Termites and carpenter ants are different species that require different methods of treatment so that they can be eradicated from your home. The trained Nashville pest control professionals at Ameri Care Services have the experience and know-how to identify termites from carpenter ants. Here are some tips for you to be able to tell the difference between these two varieties of pests. Carpenter ants look black like so many varieties of ants. Unlike termites, which eat wood, …

Don’t get Spooked by Pests this Halloween

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN Walk into any store selling Halloween decorations and chances are you will find spiders and bats used as popular motifs. However, as the weather starts to turn cold in October, you run the risk of the real thing infiltrating your home. According to the National Pest Management Association, spiders, bats, and even bed bugs are more likely to infest the home in the fall as the weather starts to turn colder. Your Nashville pest control company, Ameri Care Services, wants to educate our customers on steps they can take to avoid getting spooked by cold-weather pests this Halloween. Close off points of entry: The smallest crack …

How Dangerous is Mold

how dangerous is mold

Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Most of us are familiar with mold—from the black spots on shower curtains to the white stuff on old bread. We know to immediately throw out moldy bread–not only does it look hideous, but there is a distinct smell and taste to the bread which has even a tiny amount of mold on it somewhere. And we know to throw bleach on the shower curtain to get those black spots off.  If mold gets on clothes, it is called mildew, and we know to immediately rewash them. But what about mold inside of our homes or basement, is it dangerous? Can it cause health …

Protecting your Home Against Termites this Fall

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN The fall season here in Middle Tennessee is known to be quite wet, and the rain has already been falling! This means moist conditions that are perfect for termites. Your Nashville termite experts have some tips for you on how to protect your home against termite damage this fall. Check for rot Take a look around the exterior of your home, paying special attention to wood areas such as trim work, around doors and windows, and around the gutters. Any exposed areas of wood or wood that is rotten can attract termites. The best solution for this is to repair or replace the damaged wood. Also, …

What’s Lurking in your Firewood

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Nashville and Murfreesboro TN When the weather turns colder, using your fireplace to keep your home warm can make for comfort during the chilly season without adding to your energy bill. Wood fires provide an old-fashioned charm and a pleasant, smoky smell but, by bringing firewood into your home, you run the risk of opening your home to some unpleasant pests. Actions you take now while preparing your firewood for later this year could end up causing you pests to deal with later on. Your local pest control experts at Ameri Care Services suggest you watch out for these insects in your next load of firewood: Powderpost beetles are the …

Why Should I worry about Water in my Crawl Space

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN A crawl space is a 2-3 foot tall earthen-based area under a house between the ground floor and first floor. It is only big enough to be accessed by a person crawling into it. The crawl space gives you access to the plumbing, electrical wiring, and heating and cooling systems of your house if you don’t have a basement. If you’re building your own house, a crawl space is much cheaper to create than a basement, which could cost as much as $150,000. It alleviates the problem of water pressure pushing against basement walls, which can seep into cracks and up in the living …

Three Reasons to Get a Termite Inspection

three reasons to get a termite inspection

Nashville and Murfreesboro TN The word “termites” is a dreaded word for all home or business owners. We see them as a destroyer of home, and we almost have a phobia about these tiny creatures as if they were the Plague in the Middle Ages. Even though we dread what termites can do, most of us believe that we are safe from them if we don’t live in the woods. This is completely untrue! There are strong reasons for hiring a pest control company to do a termite inspection for you, and your partners at Ameri Care Services have provided some important insights to help you make this important decision. …