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Spider Myths Busted

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville  TN It is common for people to be fearful or afraid of spiders. This phobia is referred to as arachnophobia, and it does exist! While many people may not mind spiders living outside, they most certainly do not want them anywhere near or inside their home. Whatever may be the cause of this phobia, there are certainly some common myths about spiders that may feed into this fear. Your Memphis area pest control provider AAA Termite and Pest Control is here to set the record straight. While you may not want spiders in your home, …

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Why Mosquitos Find Some People Irresistible

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville  TN Every day that you are outside during the summer puts you at risk for being bitten by a disease-carrying mosquito. Does it ever seem like mosquitos are attracted to you, and not other people around? It is not your imagination, health experts have now discovered that mosquitos do find some people irresistible. Certain people such as pregnant women, people with Type O blood, and athletes attract mosquitos more than other people do. Also, drinking alcohol slightly raises your body temperature, which is what experts believe attracts mosquitos to people who drink. For pregnant women, …

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Preventing Cockroaches in your Home or Business

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville  TN Cockroaches are commonly referred to as roaches. These disease-carrying insects can invade your home or business. Not only can these nasty bugs transfer diseases to people, but their feces can be harmful to anyone that suffers from breathing or respiratory illnesses. It is obvious that no one wants roaches in their home or business, but you may unknowingly be attracting them inside. Here are some tips for preventing cockroaches in your home or business: Keep up with maintenance All structures, be it a home or business, requires routine maintenance. From sealing up cracks and …

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How to tell if you have Termites

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville  TN Termites are swarming winged insects that make their presence known most often during the summertime or warm spring season. However, termites can still be quite active during the winter. Trying to spot these unwanted pests in or around your home may be difficult, but there are certainly warning signs that may signal you have a termite infestation. Here is what to look for and what to do if you believe that you may have termites destroying your investment – your home. Live Termites Termites are known to look similar to ants, but they have …

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Dealing with Unwanted Pests During the Winter

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville  TN Wintertime may seem like a dormant season, which it is for some pests. However, certain pests simply make their way indoors for warmth or in search of food and water. The last thing you want is for rodents, cockroaches, or spiders setting up camp inside your home this winter. Here are tips from the pros on how to deal with winter pests. House Mice Regardless of where you live, either in the city or the country, house mice are everywhere. They even make their way into clean, newly built homes. They are simply looking …

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Repel Pests the Natural Way

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville  TN An infestation of pests is always going to be an inconvenience. However, you can follow some simple steps to protect your home or business from certain pests, and do so naturally. A few bags of peppermint tea, for example, can eliminate mice from your home or business. How does this work? Peppermint repels mice because the smell of the herb irritates their noses and serves as an effective deterrent. Just take some used peppermint tea bags (we recommend placing at least four in every room where there is an infestation) and let them do …

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Owner or lease, who’s responsible for pest control?

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville  TN No one wants bugs or other pests in their home. However, sometimes there just is not any way to avoid them. Whether you are a landlord or a renter, it may be difficult to determine who is responsible for pest control services. Monthly pest control treatments will certainly benefit both the property owner and the tenant, which can make it confusing on deciding who should pay for the service. Here are some questions that can help you gain clarity on this subject. Check the lease When in doubt, renters should always check their rental …

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Facts about Pests that Invade your Home

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville  TN Pests such as fleas and ticks are not necessarily an indication of a dirty home. These unwanted houseguests can find their way inside any home by small cracks or holes in your foundation, around windows and doors, and even hitchhike a ride on your clothing or your pet’s fur. Since these pests survive by feeding on the blood of mammals such as humans and animals, they may just set up camp inside your home. Here are some facts that you may not know about these common household pests. Fleas Fleas are not vertically challenged …

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How to Select a Termite Inspector

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville  TN Why HOMEWORK never ends? Just when your kids are getting out of school and the thought of no more nights of endless homework seems to be within reach, I have to deliver a “little” bad news. Did you know that the termite is called the ‘silent destroyer’? It is called this, because it is able to hide and thrive in homes without leaving outward signs of damage. Unfortunately this is also their swarm season (hopefully you read our last blog and you know what that means – if not, shame on you) and for …

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Know the Difference between Flying Ants and Termites

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN As spring arrives, hopefully for good this time, a lot of you will probably start working on the dreaded SPRING CLEANING project of getting your home ready for summer. Spring not only brings warmer temps and cleaning projects, it can also bring swarms of insects. Knowing the difference between FLYING ANTS & SWARMING TERMITES can save you both money and your sanity.   Trust me, I’ve talked to many “panicked” homeowners over the years as they worry that their biggest investment, their home, has just become “the hottest lunch spot in town for …