Rain Brings more Termites

rain brings termites

Nashville and Murfreesboro TN Termites do billions of dollars of property damage per year. Homeowners need to stay vigilant against these pests, especially when it rains. Why? Where there’s moisture, there are termites. You may not have known it, but these destructive wood-eating pests love wet conditions and rainy weather. During times of significant rain, termites can create a damp, moldy home in the soil where they can find wood, leaves, and other organic matter—all considered delicious food sources. Subterranean termites, referring to the species of termites that live in the ground, especially love wet weather. These termites also can do the most damage to properties. When it rains, these …

Tips for Hiring a Waterproofing Company in Nashville

tips for hiring waterproofing professionals

Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN When disaster strikes, you may not have a whole lot of time to look for the perfect waterproofing company in Nashville. But, this decision can be an important one since it involves an investment in your home. Nashville waterproofing experts at Ameri Care Services have compiled a list of tips to help you in your search for the right waterproofing company to fit your needs. Years in Business One of the first things to look at when searching for a waterproofing company in Nashville is to see how many years they have been in business. Look for businesses that have been operating for at …

What you need to know about Termite Swarming Season

termite swarming season

Nashville and Murfreesboro TN It’s early spring, the temperature is warming, and termites begin their swarming season to gear up for reproduction. Swarming usually occurs right after a big rain as the reproductive females leave their nest to begin a colony of their own, hopefully not in your home. The process is quick, and as it begins you may see only a few swarming termites, but within minutes many more are attracted to the same spot. Your termite specialists at Ameri Care Services have some myths to debunk about swarming season. Swarms destroy homes The actual swarms involve the mating process, which is not really damaging at all. It’s not …

Can Termites Return

can termites return

Nashville and Murfreesboro TN It’s the main question every homeowner who has experienced termites may ask, “will the termites return?” After all, termites are so small and begin their work in unseen areas only to leave you with a heap of stress and expensive treatments. If you have already dealt with termite destruction and shelled out your fair share of cash for treatment and repairs, you undoubtedly may be wondering if termites can return. Your Nashville termite experts at Ameri Care Services would like to shed some light on this popular question. Unfortunately, termites can return, and if you have previous termite damage, your home may be more likely to …

Termite Letter – An Important Step in Buying a Home

termite letter

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 …

Termites Facts Every Homeowner Needs to Know

termite facts

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?

how do i know if i have bed bugs

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, …

Keeping the Pest out of Your Home this Winter

keeping pest out this winter

Nashville and Murfreesboro 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 of your …

What Should I Do to Prevent Termites from Entering My Home?

Nashville, Murfreesboro, Mt. Juliet, TN Termites are a major nuisance. They are tiny, clustered, and ever-so-hungry! Yes, termites are one of the very few pests that keep nibbling on wood continuously. A typical colony of termites has between 350,000 to 1,000,000 termites. Imagine them constantly nibbling at the wood in your home and eating away different structures. No wonder termites have been billed as the number one reason for home destruction.  On top of that, a termite queen lays thousands of eggs a day, during the swarming season. She, also, lives for 30 to 50 years! Worst of all, termites are particularly adept at gaining entry to houses. Don’t you …

Nashville Ranks High on List of Bed Bug Infestations

Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Mt. Juliet, TN A recent study by leading pest company Orkin, calculated the number of bed bug treatments performed during 2014. The results were staggering, identifying cities with the worst to the least amount of bed bug problems.  Although bed bugs have been confirmed in all states across the country, some cities are worse than others. Nashville, Tennessee ranks high on the list for the city with the most amount of bed bug treatments performed last year. It’s important to know that bed bugs doesn’t always mean filth and unsanitary conditions since bed bugs can be easily transported by clothing, a hotel is the most common place …

How to Tell the Difference Between Flying Ants vs Termites

Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Mt. Juliet, TN  Question: What Is The Difference Between Flying Ants and Winged Termites? Answer: Both flying ants and winged termites are small, black household pests that can give homeowners the creeps, and not without good reason. These four-winged pests are notorious for their disastrous effects on the sanitation of indoor spaces and on the health of family members. Both pests nest in indoor spaces (now you know what they’re doing in your home or garage) and then swarm to form new colonies. Swarming is the mating and breeding phase of winged ants and termites. Flying ants, in fact, develop wings specifically for swarming and shed their …

Are Termites Active in the Winter?

Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Mt. Juliet, TN  Question:Are Termites Active In Cold Weather? Answer: In the warmer months of the year, termites seem to be active and can be found working without letting up. In the winter and wet months, they seem to disappear, leading many to believe that they either just stop working and hibernate or just die off under the snow or wet soil. Both of these seemingly obvious answers are far from the truth. Termites remain active throughout the year. Before getting into the details of what actually happens, here is a little background on the termite.   Termites Though they look like ants and are in some …