Worried About Pests In Your Hendersonville, TN Home?

When critters get into Hendersonville homes, they cause trouble. The best defense against bugs and rodents is knowing how to prevent them in the first place, AND the best way to prevent them is with help from a local pest control company. All pests that enter homes can be a nuisance and some pose health risks and can damage property. At the first sign of a pest problem, contact All-American Pest Control. We're here to help. You don't have to deal with ants, mice, or any other pests on your own.

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We Can Identify Common Pest Problems

We've provided pest control in Middle Tennessee since 1961, so we know a little something about the pest problems faced by homeowners in our region. Here are a few of the most common pest problems that affect Tennessee homes:

Ants in the kitchen: When you see a trail of ants marching across your kitchen floor or across the countertop, you’re likely to be annoyed and possibly disgusted but are you aware that ants can contaminate your food? They aren't always just a nuisance. It is best to not allow these insects into your Hendersonville home.
 
Rodents in the walls and attic: No one wants to discover mouse droppings in the attic or in a kitchen drawer, but it happens.  Mice and other rodents find shelter behind walls, in attics and in other places where they are not likely to be disturbed. Rodents can contaminate food-preparation areas and other surfaces with their droppings, and they can destroy insulation, drywall, and wiring with their constant gnawing. When they explore, they leave ticks, fleas, mites and other parasites around. Some of these secondary pests spread extremely dangerous diseases.
 
Termites infesting the wood of your home: Though these insects do a fine job with breaking down rotting, decaying wood in their natural habitat, they can wreak havoc on homes. Termites feed on structural supports, drywall, and any wood material they can find. They especially love wood damaged by water, and they work non-stop 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to feed on that wood right under your nose. Because termites consume wood from the inside out, what appears to be sound, solid wood may be riddled by termite damage, hollowed out from their handiwork. Left untreated, termites can cause major destruction to homes, resulting in significant and costly repairs.
 
Cockroaches coming and going through cracks and openings on your home’s exterior: Like many household pests, roaches make their way indoors in search of food and water. When they do, they can spread diseases to stored foods, dishes, silverware, food-prep surfaces and more. This can lead to illness. Roaches also destroy books, papers, and other household items and are known to exacerbate asthma symptoms, especially in children.

Pest Control Tips From The Pros

The key to keeping your home pest-free is prevention. There are strategies you can implement (both inside and outside) to guard against encroaching pests:

  • Do not store firewood in the garage or next to the side of your home.  Keep it at least 20 feet from the house and up off the ground.

  • Trim bushes and trees away from your home so as not to create a bridge to the roof or sides of the house.

  • Clear dead organic debris (i.e. stumps, rotting wood, leaves, etc.) from your yard to deter foraging termites and other pests.

  • Install a chimney cap and cover vents with durable mesh.

  • Seal cracks in your foundation. Caulk gaps around windows and doors.

  • Store food in sealed containers or in the refrigerator, and do not leave dirty dishes overnight.

If you are seeing pests in or around your home, we have services that can help you get control of them.

  • Perimeter Plus Pest Control: No matter the season, this program protects your home against over 47 species of pests. Our trained service professionals provide detailed exterior treatments and interior services (as needed).

  • All-For-One Complete Care: This program includes everything in our Perimeter Plus service with coverage for subterranean termites and important yard pests, such as fleas, ticks, chiggers, and fire ants.

  • Green Choice Pest Control: This program is tough on bugs—not the environment. It provides year-round protection against over 47 species of pests including ants, roaches, and earwigs. There is no annual contract and our technicians will treat the exterior of the home as well as the interior, as needed. If pests return between scheduled visits, we re-treat at no additional charge. The main difference between Green Choice Pest Control and Perimeter Plus Pest Control is that green pest control service uses all-natural, plant-based materials like Essentria™ and borate-based products.

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Contact Us For Trusted Pest Control In Hendersonville TN

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In addition to residential pest control services, All-American Pest Control provides services that target specific pest problems:

For more information about the residential and commercial pest control services we provide in the Hendersonville area, reach out to us today for a consultation or schedule a free in-home pest evaluation. We're always here to help.

 

Contact Us For Trusted Pest Control In Hendersonville TN

In addition to residential pest control services, All-American Pest Control provides services that target specific pest problems:

  • Termite control
  • Fire ant reduction
  • Mosquito control
  • Brown recluse reduction services
  • Flea and tick control

For more information about the residential and commercial pest control services we provide in the Hendersonville area, reach out to us today for a consultation or schedule a free in-home pest evaluation. We're always here to help.

Dangers of Termites in Tennessee

There are two main factors termites need

to thrive within a building or structure: warmth and moisture. Unfortunately for homeowners in Middle Tennessee, subterranean termites are able to find both of these things in abundance, allowing them to remain active all year long and leaving homes constantly at-risk if their owners fail to take steps to protect themselves. 

The reason termites are so destructive is partly due to the fact that termite damage doesn't happen all at once but instead over time. Being able to feed on a home 24 hours a day, 365 days a year allows termites in Tennessee to cause extensive damage before the homeowner ever even realizes they have a problem.

Subterranean termites are incredibly difficult to detect, tunneling underneath the ground to find food sources instead of above ground where we could see them. When they find a wood source to feed on, they can sneakily tunnel up into it and consume it a little bit at a time, destroying from the inside out. When they come into your yard to feed on a tree, stump, fence, shed, or some other wooden on your property, you probably won’t notice.

Termites can sometimes travel quite a distance underground to find a food source. So if your neighbor has a termite problem on their property, those termites can come from your neighbor's yard directly into yours.

How do you fight termites as a homeowner? For Middle Tennessee residents, the answer lies in the Sentricon® System with Always Active™.

When you have the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ installed around your home, it doesn't only kill the worker termites that come to feed on your home but also uses those workers against their own colony that sent them, even if that colony could be located a house or two away from your home.

Worker termites are the only types of termites in a colony that feed directly on the wood in your home - the other termite castes have their own roles to play. Between workers, soldiers, and reproductives, workers are the caste of termite within a termite colony that will actually damage your home. 

As a worker, their job is to find a food source they can share with other termites in the colony through a process called trophallaxis. When they feed on the bait inside the Sentricon® with Always Active™ bait stations, they share the active ingredient with the other termites in the colony. 

One by one, each termite in the colony will consume this agent, and, one by one, the termites in the colony will begin to die, eventually resulting in the complete termination of the entire colony, including the queens, along with the threat that those termites posed to your home. Never have to worry about termites in your neighbor’s yard again!

The best part about Sentricon® with Always Active™ is that the active ingredient in the bait stations doesn't poison the termites, instead simply preventing them from molting. When termites can't molt, they eventually die - but this agent only affects termites. This makes Sentricon® with Always Active™ eco-friendly, posing no threat to you or your pets. In fact, Sentricon® with Always Active™ is so eco-friendly that it is the only termite control product that has been given the EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. 

Termites pose a significant threat to the equity of your Hendersonville home. Don't wait until the damage has already been done; invest in the solution that will protect your home both today and into the future. And if you’re a Hendersonville homeowner and don’t want to leave your home at risk, contact the professionals at All-American Pet Control today. We are a Certified Sentricon® Specialist and a trusted leader in the pest control industry. When you partner with us, we'll make sure you have the protection you need to keep termites from making a meal out of your home. Reach out to us today for more information. 

 

 

Essential Mosquito Prevention Tips for Hendersonville Homeowners

As soon as the weather warms up, you can expect hundreds of mosquitoes to hatch from their eggs, develop to maturity, and take to the air around your Hendersonville home. However, as a homeowner, you can prevent them from doing this by addressing mosquito breeding sites around your home.

In early spring before eggs they lay their eggs, use these strategies to keep mosquito eggs to a minimum:

  • Rake leaves to prevent rainwater from forming pools of standing water mosquitoes need to breed.
  • Remove any containers that can hold rainwater from your yard. Anything that can hold rainwater is a potential breeding site, and it only takes a half cup of stagnant water for mosquito eggs to develop.
  • Check your gutter system to make sure everything is flowing with no obstructions. Water should run down and away from your foundation walls.
  • Check your home’s exterior spigots and hoses for leakage. When puddles form next to your foundation, mosquitoes will take advantage.
  • If you have an inflatable or kiddie pool, turn it over when it is not being used.
  • If you have a tire swing, poke a small hole in the bottom to allow accumulated water to leak out.
  • Check your yard for puddles, and fix conditions that allow those puddles to form. Mowing the lawn regularly can help in this regard. 
  • Trim tree branches to allow the sunlight to dry shady locations where water could otherwise build up.

You may not realize this but the mosquitoes that bite you in your yard are mosquitoes that were born in your yard or very near to your yard. A mosquito does not generally travel more than a few hundred yards in its entire life. So, everything you do to prevent breeding actually has an impact on mosquito populations in your neighborhood.

Why Professional Mosquito Treatment in Hendersonville is Worth It

Controlling mosquitoes is a complicated, time-consuming process - which is why having a professional on your side is so important.  

An experienced and educated pest control technician is trained to identify breeding locations and to use tools and methods that can go far beyond breeding site control. A professional knows where mosquitoes hide from the sun during the day, and can use this knowledge to turn mosquito resting locations into mosquito traps by applying a product that eliminates the mosquitoes that come to rest on your property.

At All-American Pest Control, we offer our Home Pest Protection Plus Mosquito program to reduce mosquito populations in addition to 47 other common household Tennessee pests. Contact us today and find out if professional mosquito abatement through All-American Pest Control is the right solution for your Hendersonville home. 

 

 

 

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