All-American Pest Control is a family owned and operated company serving home and business owners in East Nashville, Franklin, Hermitage, Spring Hill, and other communities throughout Middle Tennessee. Being a locally owned company gives us the unique advantage of reaching and knowing our customers on a more personal level. We live and work in the areas that we serve - so we completely understand the pressure that pests put on our customers. Our awareness of these pest issues gives us the upper hand in relating to your insect and rodent problems. (This is a critical attribute many “big chains” lack.) Most importantly, we offer pest solutions that are effective and successful along with environmentally-friendly pest control to property owners in East Nashville and the surrounding areas. For more information about our comprehensive list of services, contact All-American Pest Control today.
What are Termites?
Termites are wood-destroying insects that are in constant search of a food supply. Their meals can consist of wood, wallpaper, and even paper money. Measuring from 1/8 to 3/8 of an inch in length, the Eastern Subterranean Termites is the most common species of termite found in East Nashville and Middle Tennessee. They live in large colonies made up of the workers, soldiers, kings, and queens. Termite colonies can have over two million members and the queen termite can lay up to 40-thousand eggs a day! Their unique reproductive abilities combined with an elusive nature enable termites to quickly infest an area and remain unnoticed by the untrained eye.
How Do I Know If I Have Termites?
Early detection of termites can save you a significant amount of money, time, and stress. While termite activity can be difficult to detect, there are a few tell-tale signs to look for. If you see:
- Wood damage
- Visible reproductive wings
- Mud tubes
- Hollow sounding wood
If you have noticed any of these signs in your home or business, you may have a termite infestation.
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Are Termites Dangerous?
Termites do not pose any health risks. However, they are a major threat to the structural integrity of your homes and facility. Termites can also wreak havoc on valued wooden pieces of furniture. They eat 24/7 and are capable of causing your home to crumble. Most worrisome is how easily termites go unnoticed. Here are some helpful tips to keep the termites away this season:
- Install properly functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks to divert water away from your home's foundation (This is crucial)
- Remove old grade stakes, tree trunks, roots, and form boards from around your building
- Trim back all shrubbery and tree branches away from the home
- Maintain a minimum 18-inch gap between your home and any wood or soil source
- Be sure the humidity level in crawl spaces, attics and basements is minimal with proper ventilation
- Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house
- Routinely inspect the premises for any signs of termites
While these steps are not a guarantee, they can help deter these termites from destroying your home or business. If you suspect a termite infestation, don’t hesitate.
Each year termites cause more than five BILLION dollars in property damage. Sadly, most homeowners insurance does not cover such damages. If you are a homeowner in East Nashville or beyond and would like to protect your home from these destructive pests, All-American has the perfect solution: The Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System. It's environmentally responsible, easy to live with, and requires zero drillings, trenching, or chemical injection. To learn more about our incomparable termite services, contact All-American Pest Control today.
Additional Pest Control Services
In addition to superior termite control for home and business, we also offer:
- Fire Ant Reduction
- Mosquito Reduction Services
- Brown Recluse Spider Services
- Green Pest Control
- Tick & Flea Yard Treatments
- Services for Hotel and Lodging Managers
- Services for Multi-Family Housing Managers
- And more!
Whether boxelders have invaded your business or mosquitoes are taking over your backyard, at All-American Pest Control, we have a solution to resolve the problem quickly, discretely, and efficiently. To learn more about our incomparable pest control services for East Nashville and beyond, call (615) 824-8814.