Most ants are nothing more than a nuisance, entering homes in search of food and water, but some ants can cause extensive structural damage to your home and around your property. Getting rid of ants on your own is not an easy task! Killing the foraging ants you see won't work. A professional needs to get to the nest for complete eradication. Here are some home-invading culprits your Perimeter PLUS pest control program can help with.
While spiders are a natural form of pest control, they enjoy other bugs for dinner, they are not something you want to share your home with. Our Perimeter PLUS pest control programs can help you identify and eliminate the six most common spiders found here in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee.
No one likes roaches in their home! These two types of roaches cannot bite, and they prefer to stay outside. If they find themselves inside your home, they are likely trying to get back outside as soon as possible. However, if you happen to develop a German roach program in your kitchen or bathroom areas, you may need to switch to a month service program for a short period of time.
More Indoor Pests
Some pests are an important part of our environment; they break down dead and decaying matter, they pollinate our flowers and some even eat other pests, but one thing is for sure, pests are not something you want in your home. Here are a few more common household invaders we can help keep from making your home their own.
I know what you're thinking, pests belong outdoors, why would you want to control them? Well, sometimes, outdoor pests can become a real nuisance and when this happens, it's time to take action. Who are these offenders? Take a peek for yourself and see if any of these guys are becoming a nuisance around your home.
Flies are one of the most common pests to invade homes in Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee. Although they are often thought of as nothing more than a nuisance for most homeowners, flies can spread as many as 65 diseases to humans and contaminate food and food prep surfaces. So who are the flies you need to concerned with? Check out the culprits below.
Food Infesting Pests
Food infesting pests, also known as pantry pests, are a group of insects that can be found infesting stored food products such as flour, cereal, grains, dried fruit, dry pet food, pasta and rice. Food infesting pests can be weevils, moths or beetles. Most of the contamination of food comes from the eggs and larvae, not the adult bugs themselves. If you find any of these pests in your pantry, give us a call. We will come out to help for no additional charge.
Beetles are generally characterized by their hard exoskeleton and forewings. Aside from their external features, beetles tend to be a nuisance for differing reasons. Some infest and destroy fabric, including clothing, carpets and furniture, while others enjoy the great outdoors only occasionally making their way inside, often in large numbers; harmless, but annoying.
The class of pests known as rodents includes any animal who's incisor teeth continue to grow and they must gnaw in order to keep them short. Rodents are also commensal, which means they like to be close to humans and rely on us, to a certain extent, for food, water and shelter.
Most crickets are accidental invaders, meaning they prefer the great outdoors, but if your home provides the right conditions, they just might stick around. Crickets are attracted to damp, moist areas in your home, such as basements, under sinks and in crawl spaces. and although not all crickets "chrip", when they gather in large numbers, they can be quite annoying.
Not included in Perimeter PLUS Pest Control
While there are over 47 pests included in our Perimeter PLUS Pest Control Program, there are still a few culprits that are not included because treatment of these pest requires an even more intensive specialize approach. These pests include...
Brown Recluse Spiders
Fleas in the yard
Ticks in the yard