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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, …

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U.S. Invasion of Bed Bugs

Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville  TN There has recently been a rise in bed bug outbreaks throughout the U.S. Cleanliness is not a factor when it comes to bed bugs. These small, parasitic insects appear in five-star hotels, resorts, cruise ships, day care, school, and the office. Bed bugs are now spreading rapidly across the U.S. Although bed bugs can go for months without eating; they prefer to feast every few days by consuming blood from animals and humans. Although not dangerous, bed bugs are more of a nuisance. Researchers have detected nearly 40 human diseases in bed bugs, but these …

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Termite Inspections for your New Home

  Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville  TN Most of the time home buyers assume a termite inspection is only necessary when purchasing a used home, not a new one. In reality, a termite inspection should take place for any home that you buy, even a newly built home. Although older homes are more likely subject to rotten wood, new homes can still be infested with termites, turning your dream home into a nightmare. If you are purchasing a new home, here is why you should order a termite inspection. Buying a new home already comes with a huge financial commitment, and …

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Have you Heard of Zika Virus?

Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville  TN Why are the health communities so alarmed about Zika and its potential effects? The alarming fact is that there is a strong link between the virus and a neurological disorder called microcephaly that occurs in unborn babies. Microcephaly is a condition that causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads, which causes significant developmental issues and even infantile death. Cases of microcephaly are on the rise in countries where Zika is prevalent; the U.S. Center for Disease Control has even warned pregnant women to avoid traveling to those affected areas. It seems inevitable that …

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Flying Ants or Something Else?

Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville  TN Brownish or black in color, pavement ants are about 2.5 to 3 mm in length and have parallel lines on the thorax portion of their body. These insects tend to forage for food by invading buildings and homes. They will consume anything from meat, other live or even dead insects, seeds, or grease. When pavement ants mate, the queens reproduce males with wings and female reproductive ants, known as swarmers. The swarmers are what create new colonies by mating. These flying ants reproduce around June or July. After they mate, the females leave to become …

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It’s a Bird, it’s Plane, it’s a SPIDER!!!

It’s a bird, it’s plane it’s a SPIDER!!!  Call AAA Termite & Pest Control!!  It is amazing how a “big bug” can illicit such fear and panic, in both men and women.  The only thing that is worse than finding a bug and having to kill it is finding a bug & LOSING said bug. Now your fears really start to run wild. In fact, many a pest control inspection in Memphis has started off with “I saw a spider and now I can’t find the spider!” Even though we have some nasty tenants that live around these parts, aka …

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Termite Clearance Letters

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville  TN As you are looking to purchase your new slice of heaven, you will run into many forms and reports that you will need to complete. One of those, a termite clearance letter, is referred to by many different names including: The Termite Clearance Letter NPMA 33 Closing Inspection Report WDO Report WDI Report Termite Inspection Letter Real Estate Clearance Letter or a variation of these terms, all lead to one report. The findings from this report simply state that a licensed termite company has conducted a quality inspection of your future home. This termite …

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How do we get Rid of Termites?

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN Moisture control Termites thrive in damp environments. Be sure to control the ventilation under your home by closing your air vents in the winter, and opening the vents during the summer. Try reducing the amount of moisture around your foundation, and keep your gutters clear of debris. Repair damaged wood If you have any cracks in the wood structure of your home, repair them. Rotten wood attracts termites, therefore, be sure to replace any damaged wood immediately. Cedar, juniper, and redwood are least preferred by termites, so these options would be ideal for …