Home Pest Control in 12th South, Tennessee
12th South is a neighborhood that is full of older restored homes, older homes tend to have more character than new builds, but they also have more cracks and crevices for pests to wiggle their way into your home through. The professionals at All-American Pest Control are trained and experienced in protecting any home, from new to very old, from a wide variety of pest problems through any of our home pest control programs.
Our Perimeter Plus Pest Control program provides protection for over 47 different pests; it includes exterior preventative application and indoor treatments upon request. This program also provides spider web removal and outdoor misting treatments.
Our All-For-One Advantage program provides home pest control plus the benefits of termite colony elimination.
Our most comprehensive program is our All-For-One Complete program provides pest control for your home and yard, plus termite colony elimination!
Why Choose All-American Pest Control In The 12th South area of Nashville, TN
All-American Pest Control is a local, family-owned company that has served residents and business owners throughout Middle Tennessee since 1961. All of our employees live in close proximity to the cities, towns, and neighborhoods that we service, this helps us to have a deep understanding of the pest pressures that each of our customers faces.
It is important to note that we are QualityPro certified, this means that we have exceeded the standards set by state and federal regulations in the areas of employee education, business operation, environmental stewardship, and consumer relations.
In addition to residential pest control, rodent control, and green pest control, we also offer:
12th South area of Nashville, TN Rodent Control
Protecting your property from invading rodents is very important. Rodents are not only a nuisance to have running behind your home’s walls and above your ceiling, but they are dangerous and damaging. They leave behind trails of urine and excrement; contaminate food with their saliva, chew holes in clothing, furniture, and other personal belongings; and damage wires, pipes, and other structural elements of your property.
The best way to protect your home from these damaging beady-eyed little pests is to put into place a year-round pest control program. Rodents can enter into buildings through a space no larger than the diameter of a pencil, they hide in hard to reach areas. Professionals have the experience, dedication, and experience needed to eliminate any size infestation from any size home or property.
Get rid of existing rodent issues from your home and protect it against future infestations by putting into place our year-round rodent control program today!
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Green Pest Control Services For The 12th South area of Nashville, TN Property Owners
At All-American Pest Control, we like to give our customers options; one option that we are proud to be able to offer our customers is Green Pest Control programs. Our Green Pest Control program allows our customers to choose completely eco-friendly solutions to protect your home and family from pests like ants, spiders, flies and more! Our green eco-friendly options include:
- Essentria™ - Essentria uses plant-based oils to control insects. Essentria works to block a neurotransmitter that is specific to insects; by blocking the insect’s neurotransmitter they cannot survive. This product is completely safe for pets, birds, fish, and people to be around.
- Borates- Borate-based pest control solutions work to eliminate insects by blocking a pest’s ability to get nutrition from the food that it eats. People and pets are not affected by borates and borate-based pest control solutions are completely safe for both to be around.
- Sentricon® System with Always Active™- Sentricon® with Always Active™ is a very effective, non-invasive, chemical-free way to eliminate and control termite populations in and around your home.
Preventing and Controlling Mosquitoes Around Your 12 South Yard
Are you starting to see mosquitoes in your backyard? In June, mosquitoes are just beginning to wreak havoc in 12 South. You still have time to make a big difference around your home and yard. Mosquitoes peak in August and continue on into October each year. Therefore, it's not too late to save your summer from those blood-sucking pests. There are some things you can do right now to start protecting yourself from mosquito bites in your backyard.
Ways to Deter Mosquitoes
Empty out containers. If you have objects in your yard that hold water, you can reduce mosquitoes by emptying those containers out. It takes about a week for a mosquito to go from egg to adult. Pouring that water on the ground will disrupt their development and keep those mosquitoes from plaguing you.
Make a breeze. Have you ever noticed that mosquitoes bother you less on a windy day? Well, you don't have to wait for a windy day to relax by your pool or do some cooking on the grill. Create a breeze by running an extension cord outside and placing a fan or two out there.
Plant mosquito-resistant plants. There are many plants that are repellent to mosquitoes such as citronella, lemon balm and lavender. While planting these in your landscaping won't give you 100% protection from mosquitoes, it can reduce the number of mosquitoes hiding in your vegetation and reduce the population of mosquitoes in your yard. Every little bit helps.
While the above tips will deter mosquitoes, there is really only one sure-fire way to minimize mosquitoes and keep them from coming back—professional mosquito reduction service. Mosquito reduction service is a mist application applied to key areas around your home where mosquitoes rest. When those mosquitoes rest, it's all over for them. It is like your landscaping is a giant mosquito trap. And don't worry, that mist isn't harmful to you, your kids, or your pets. The mist product we apply is only strong enough to harm simple organisms like mosquitoes, ticks and fleas—critters that bring no benefits to your yard or to your home. It is also residual, so it keeps working between visits from your service professional.
It can feel like mosquito season in Tennessee lasts forever and that your backyard is being held hostage by those mosquitoes. But with All-For-One Complete pest service from All-American Pest Control, you can take your backyard back. Reach out to our 12 South pest control experts today to get started. It's not too late.
How Can I Get Rid Of Ticks In My 12 South Yard?
Lyme disease is a growing threat in Tennessee. But Lyme is far from the only disease spread by ticks. The list of tick-borne diseases is long and scary. So it is wise to take every precaution to keep ticks from establishing themselves in your yard. Here are some tips recommended by the pest control experts here at All-American:
- Keep your grass cut low, especially around fence posts, fence lines, shrubs, bushes, trees, sheds, swing sets and other locations where it can be difficult to cut that grass. Ticks use blades of grass to get onto passing animals.
- Remove wood piles, brush piles, and objects that mice or rats can hide in. There is a strong link between small mammals and the introduction of ticks onto properties. This is because seed ticks (larvae) prefer to take small animals as their first host and then drop off those small animals to find new hosts.
- Put exterior trash in sealed receptacles and make sure those receptacles can't be knocked over or have their lids pulled off. Raccoons, opossums, and other wildlife that get into trash also bring ticks into your yard.
- Put bird feeders at least 20 feet from your home because birds can be a host for seed ticks. If you like to feed birds in your yard, keep in mind that the seeds you lay down for birds will lure mice into your yard and then you'll have two types of animal that can drops ticks around.
- Rake up leaf litter and other organic debris that can promote dampness and help ticks to survive in your yard.
- If you have a dog, and you don't have a fenced-in outdoor play area, consider creating one. This will keep wildlife from dropping ticks in the area your dog plays outside and keep your dog from exploring areas on your property where ticks could be waiting for a host.
Along with these important tick deterrents, consider investing in a residential pest control plan that includes Flea & Tick Control, like All-For-One Complete from All-American Pest Control. This pest control program does just what it says. It provides "complete" coverage for over 47 different pests that can get into your 12 South home and come into your yard.
Contact us today to find out more about our tick control options.
How Much Damage Can Termites Really Do To My 12 South Home?
Termites have developed quite a reputation for destroying homes. But just how harmful are termites in Tennessee? Well, that is a hard question to answer because there are many factors involved. Let's look at some of those factors and see what we can learn that will help us protect our homes from these wood-destroying insects.
Subterranean termites aren't going to destroy your home in days or weeks. It is going to take months and years. The more obvious those termites are, the less damage they'll be able to do. Here are two obvious signs of a termite infestation that will help you catch those insects red-handed.
While worker termites create shelter tubes in hidden locations, every once in a while they'll create one where you can see it. If you see a shelter tube on the side of your foundation, it could save you a lot of money.
Swarmers are the only termites in a termite colony that don't stay hidden from view. Recognizing swarmers when you see them can prevent termites from feeding on your home for years.
When termite swarmers are searching for new locations to establish new nests, they're looking for ideal conditions. One condition that makes a location ideal is moisture. Worker termites require a lot of moisture. If you have moisture around your home, it will be more inviting to termites. As you probably know, your home won't be destroyed by a single termite. It will take hundreds or thousands of termites to do serious damage. Controlling moisture can help to reduce the number of termites in your yard. Here are two ways moisture problems can develop.
When gutters are broken or obstructed they can cause water saturation near your foundation walls. When you have excessive areas of shade, it can prevent the sun from drying the ground around your home after it rains. Trimming tree branches can help let the sunlight in.
The most destructive termites in the United States are subterranean termites, which just happen to be the termites we have in 12 South. These termites prefer decaying wood or wood that has been softened by moisture. If you have decaying wood in your yard, such as stumps, logs, firewood, etc. these will attract the interest of subterranean termites. The more termites you draw into your yard, the greater damage they can do.
Don’t leave your home at risk for termites any longer. Contact the termite professionals at All-American Pest Control and find out how a professional treatment plan can help you keep your home happy and healthy for years to come.