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What’s the difference between Termites and Flying Ants?

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN Are you noticing evidence of wood damage in your home? You may think termites are the culprits, but termites are not the only type of pest that can do damage to wooden structures. In this article, your professional pest experts in Memphis at AAA Termite & Pest Control will explain the differences between termites and carpenter ants. Signs of a carpenter ant infestation Many of the signs of wood damage or infestation from carpenter ants are the same as for termites. Both termites and carpenter ants produce what’s known as frass—discarded excrement that …

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3 of the Best Ways to Reduce Mosquitoes in your Yard

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN Summer is here, and that means it’s mosquito season. These blood-sucking insects thrive when the weather is at its hottest. Mosquitos also can carry harmful diseases, such as the West Nile virus. With mosquitos buzzing about, it can make it hard to enjoy being outside during the summer season, which is usually jampacked with outdoor activities. That’s why the Memphis pest professionals at AAA Termite & Pest Control share three ways to reduce mosquitos in your yard. Eliminate standing water It can be water that pools in a birdbath or on your lawn …

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Why Record Heat in Memphis Might Draw more Pests to your Home

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN Living in Memphis means trying to beat the summer heat, but the 2022 season has been incredibly intense. Memphis residents experienced triple-digit temperatures on back-to-back days in mid-June, the peak of the hot weather that has been taking place across the southern region. Hot weather isn’t just uncomfortable and possibly life-threatening. It has an impact on the activity of pests and insects, too. Read on as your Memphis pest professionals at AAA Termite & Pest Control explain how extreme heat can cause an influx of pests in your home. What happens to insects …

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Are those Giant Mosquitoes?

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN It’s true. A crane fly resembles the mosquito; both have a long, narrow body and six long legs. You also may see this insect species referred to as a “mosquito hawk.” The good news for humans is that the crane fly does not bite or suck blood like a mosquito. Instead, the crane fly essentially exists to mate, procreate, and produce more crane flies. The larvae of this species, sometimes known as leatherjackets, tend to be found under layers of wet dirt and leaves. They emerge from that cover in the spring and …

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Debunking Mosquito Control Myths

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN Warm sunny weather is the perfect time for outdoor activities or events. Unfortunately, when you have uninvited guests like mosquitos, it can ruin the occasion. Getting covered in mosquito bites and experiencing the incessant itching can make almost anyone willing to try anything to keep mosquitoes away. In most cases, store-bought mosquito control tactics fail to produce effective results. Our Memphis mosquito control specialists debunk mosquito control myths on the blog today so that you can stop wasting money on ineffective treatments. Citronella Candles Citronella candles are a commonly believed remedy to ward …

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10 Ways to Keep Bugs Away from Your Patio This Summer

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN Warm summer days invite you to spend the day outside on your patio. However, what should be an enjoyable moment can quickly turn when unexpected and uninvited guests arrive. Summertime pests in your backyard can not only make the patio unbearable, but they can sneak into your home in search of food, shelter, and water. Therefore, our Memphis pest control experts at AAA Termite and Pest Control share on the blog today ten ways to keep bugs away from your patio this summer, so you can enjoy the outdoors and not fear the …

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4 Things We Wish Everyone knew about Pest Control

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN Year-round pest control is the best way to control spiders, ants, and other bugs inside your home. But there are a lot of misconceptions surrounding pest control, the best products to use to kill bugs, and whether professional pest control treatments are worth the money. So today on the blog, our pros share four things we wish everyone knew about pest control. Year-round treatments are worth the money Many homeowners believe that pest control treatment should be a one-and-done kind of thing. But unfortunately, pest control doesn’t work that way. Controlling pests requires …

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Pests to Look out for this Spring in Cordova

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN Spring is here, which means warmer temperatures and more daylight hours. We also enjoy beautiful blooms and a colorful landscape as nature seems to awaken and come alive again. However, spring is also a time when we see more pests. Ants, flies, termites, and stinging insects emerge and can quickly ruin your outdoor fun or invade the inside of your home. So today, on the blog, our experienced pest control company in Cordova wants you to know which pests to look for this spring and how to keep them from infesting your home …

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Spring Cleaning Tips to Reduce Pests Inside your Home

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN The arrival of spring often motivates homeowners to spend their weekends cleaning their homes. From removing old decorations in the attic or garage to deep cleaning the baseboards throughout the house, your efforts can help reduce pests in your home. Today on the blog, our Cordova pest control experts at AAA Termite & Pest Control share spring cleaning tips to reduce pests inside your home. Kitchen Ants are the most common pest in kitchens since there is ample access to food and water. If your kitchen has sticky residue from spills, crumbs on …

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Expert Advice on Preparing for Termite Season

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN Spring marks the official beginning of the termite swarming season. Although termites are active year-round, male termites leave their existing colonies to mate, forming termite swarms. Next, these swarms look for a place to call home, which could be yours! Termite swarming season usually begins around the first of spring and may last into late fall as warm temperatures continue. You may or may not spot a termite swarm because termites remain well hidden within walls, flooring, and inside structures where they find a constant food source – wood. Unfortunately for homeowners, your …