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9 Easy Tips to Prevent Cockroaches in your Home

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN No one wants any sort of pest in their home, but the cockroach might be the most undesirable pest there is. These insects breed quickly, carry disease and can aggravate allergies and asthma symptoms. If your home is infested by cockroaches, by the time you actually see one of these bugs skittering across your floor or counter, you’re dealing with a full-blown infestation. That’s why your Memphis pest control experts at AAA Termite & Pest compiled this list of nine steps to prevent cockroaches in your home. Tip 1) Keep Your Cooking & …

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Understanding the Role of your Pest Control Professional

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN Navigating any sort of pest infestation in your home or business is a frustrating  experience for anyone. Understanding when to call in a pest control professional and understanding their role can be tricky, too. In today’s article, you’ll learn when to seek professional help and what that process may look like. What do pest control professionals do? A pest control professional handles the identification of any creature considered to be a pest: spiders, roaches, termites and mosquitoes, just to name a few. If pests are detected, a pest control professional provides treatment or …

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What’s the Best Way to Treat Fly Infestations in Cordova?

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN Living in Tennessee, you are no stranger to flies. These flying insects can disturb you while enjoying a relaxing evening on your front porch or during a backyard barbeque. And for the unlucky ones, flies often end up indoors, contaminating every surface that they land on. While dealing with one or two flies is one thing, experiencing a fly infestation can be disturbing for homeowners. But thankfully, there are effective ways to reduce flies from interrupting your outdoor activities. Pest control in Cordova can help reduce fly infestations inside your home. Today on …

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Controlling Mosquitoes this Summer

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN Summer is a time for outdoor fun and relaxation, but pesky mosquitoes can quickly turn your backyard into a place you would rather avoid. These blood-sucking insects whose bites leave red, itchy welts can turn any outdoor activity into a frustrating experience. Below, we will explore effective methods for controlling mosquitoes and highlight how AAA Termite & Pest can help treat for mosquitoes. Home remedies to keep mosquitoes at bay Bug zappers: Electric bug zappers kill mosquitoes on contact and are a good tool for a minor problem. Candles: Citronella or lavender candles …

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Should Mosquitoes be a Concern for Cordova Homeowners?

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN If you’re a Cordova homeowner, you’re probably wondering if you should worry about mosquitoes around your property. These tiny biting insects can be a real nuisance, but they also carry and transmit diseases that can lead to serious health consequences. Thankfully, there are several ways to combat mosquitoes. And hiring a professional Cordova pest control company to help reduce mosquitoes on your property is one of the best solutions. Today on the blog, we share about the diseases that they can spread, and some other ways to help make your mosquito treatments more …

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Should I Kill Spiders in My Home?

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN When you see a spider in your home, your first instinct when you see an eight-legged creepy crawly might be to get stomping. This may be because they just give you the creeps, or you may be wary of their possible venomous nature. Despite this general fear, only about 10 percent of spider bites do real prolonged damage. Chances are, the spiders that hang out in the dusty corners of your house are not the kind of spiders that are able to hurt people–it’s actually quite difficult for a common house spider to …

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Are there Different Types of Cockroaches?

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN We’re all more conscious of our health these days. But did you know about the health threats that cockroaches pose? Roaches are known to carry bacteria, viruses and parasites that can cause a variety of illnesses in humans. In fact, more than 33 different types of bacteria, including Salmonella and E.coli, have all been linked to cockroaches. They can contaminate food, dishes, and utensils which leads to food poisoning. Many people also are allergic to cockroaches. Roaches are also nocturnal, which means they avoid light and only come out in the dark.  So …

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10 Ways to Prepare for Summertime Pests

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN Living amid the doldrums of winter, we daydream of sunshine and prepare for ways to enjoy it: cookouts, vacations and picnics. We need to prepare for pests like flies, ants and mosquitos. These uninvited guests are determined to ruin our summer fun, but you can take steps to make your home and yard less appealing. That’s why your at AAA Termite & Pest came up with this list of 10 tips that can deter common summertime pests. Watch out for these pests this summer Summer pests are more than just an annoyance. Many …

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Learn About the Risks Posed by Mosquitoes and Heartworms

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN What comes to mind when you think about the summer. Maybe it’s the smell of meat cooking on a grill. Or the sight of lightning bugs flashing in the air on a warm night. Perhaps it’s the taste of a freshly squeezed glass of lemonade. Or, maybe, it’s the annoying itchy feeling you feel as a red bump forms on your skin. That itchy bump lets you know a mosquito just used you as its personal dinner choice. Mosquitoes are known as potential carriers of disease but their bite also can threaten animals. …

Pests to Watch for when Buying a New Home in Memphis

Serving Memphis, Cordova, Germantown & Collierville TN The homebuying process can be quite complicated and stressful. You save for a deposit, spend hours searching real estate sites and hours more attending open houses, all in the search for your next home. Before signing the contract for your dream home, make sure a pest inspection is part of your process. Here are three pests to watch for when you’re buying a new home in Memphis. Termites Termites are great for decomposing wood and plant material in the forest, but they are never something we want to find inside or close to …