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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 …

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How Do I Know If I Have Bedbugs?

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN Creepy, crawly insects biting you in your sleep is not something anyone wants to think about. The fact is bedbug infestations can happen to anyone and they aren’t always directly linked with cleanliness. Bedbugs may be hard to detect, but the most definite way to determine if you have an outbreak of bedbugs is to actually trap one and provide a sample to a qualified pest control technician. Catching a bedbug is not always possible. In fact, you may not realize you have a bedbug outbreak initially, but there are telltale signs you …

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Top 5 Reasons to Hire Professional Pest Control

Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville  TN If your home or business is dealing with a pest infestation, reaching for a can of bug killer or a box of bait should not be your first choice. For extermination results that last, hiring a professional pest control service is the best way to deal with those unwanted insects, spiders or rodents. With that being said, here are the top 5 reasons to hire a professional pest control service. Your health Pests are not just a nuisance, they can carry diseases and bacteria that expose you and your family to potential illness. Identify and …

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Dangerous Pests that can Invade your Home

Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville  TN There are a variety of pests that can infest your home, from insects to rodents. Although most of these pests to not pose a threat to you, they may cause damage to your home. On the other hand, some pests can be particularly dangerous to you or anyone else living in your home. If you spot any of these pests inside your home, call us at AAA Termite and Pest to get rid of them and keep you safe! Spiders look scarier than they actually are, most of them are harmless to humans. In fact, …