The REAL Nashville Pest Control Inc. serving Nashville TN Since 1999.
In doing business over the last 25 years, Nashville Pest Control has given our customers safe, yet effective, services to homes and businesses in Nashville, and every city around. We aim to deliver a reliable, and timely service that protects your community, and your home from any pest problem you may have.
How do I know if I have Termites?
Termites are by far the most destructive pest in Nashville, which causes many homes and businesses to spend tons of money in reparations for the damage termites cause. Termites can live in colonies that are up to 500,000 insects. Now, that’s a lot of termites!! Some people never realize they have termites until the damage has become too evident. If you think you have termites, look out for these signs of termite activity:
- Mud tunnels running up the foundation of the home
- Tiny holes in wooden structures
- Soft spots in floors and ceilings
- Swarming termites
- Crumbled sawdust, drywall, or plaster looking material on the floor
You may not even realize you have termites, because termites can work silently over a span of several years. If you have noticed any of these signs of activity, you should call Nashville Pest Control immediately and have one of our experts treat your home. Nashville Pest Control not only eliminated the termites and their colony, but we also continually monitor your home to prevent from re-infestation of those pesky termites.
Brown Recluse Spider Prevention
There are tons of horror stories about brown recluse spiders bites. The problem with stories is that they get told so many times by different people that the details can get twisted and exaggerated. While symptoms can vary, leaving a spider bite untreated can cause serious health problems.
The location of the bite and the amount of venom injected determine how much of a reaction is experienced from the bite. The initial bite isn’t normally painful and can go unnoticed until symptoms being to manifest. Swelling and reddening is common and can be followed by a blister. The blister is surrounded by a red ring. A red rash might appear within two days after being bitten. Fever, itching, muscle pain, nausea, and convulsions can also manifest. More serious cases involve necrosis, which is when living cells die, creating painful open wounds that don’t heal easily.
Seek medical professional when a brown recluse spider bite is suspected. The bites aren’t life threatening. But it is important to be sure that it is a brown recluse spider bite, instead of something else. Although, sometimes, it can be misdiagnosed. Other medical conditions produce symptoms similar to brown recluse spider bites. If it is confirmed to be a brown recluse spider bite, call Nashville Pest Control to get rid of the spider for you, so no one else you love will get bitten.
Fire Ants in Nashville TN
People avoid fire ants because they bite. The thing is, fire ants should not have to be avoided because they shouldn’t be in North America. They are native to South America, but were brought here accidentally in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Since there were no predators in the United States to help control their population, the Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA) thrived and has become a common pest.
They are known for their painful sting. If one fire ant is crawling up your leg to sting you, then there are tons that are crawling up your leg to sting you. They only sting when their nest is being disturbed. They bite into their prey first, to get a strong grip, then they use their stinger to inject the venom. The stings become raised welts that turn into white blisters. The welts hurt and can itch, but they only last about a week. It’s important to wash them and cover them up with a bandage, so they do not get infected. If more severe symptoms are experienced, then it is necessary to see a doctor.
They typically make their nests in mounds of soil outside. If you see these mounds or a more obvious sign, if you get stung, call Nashville Pest Control to guarantee that the problem will be taken care of correctly.