Life Cycle of a Cockroach

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Pests such as cockroaches can be a horrible nuisance in any home or business. Because the American cockroach has a short lifespan and reproduces rapidly, any infestation of this type must be treated in a timely manner. The longer they are allowed to stick around, the more that the removal of cockroaches and other …

Improving Indoor Air Quality with Home Moisture Control

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Managing humidity in your home is critical to maintaining healthy air quality. Too much — or too little — humidity in a home can cause poor air quality, which can damage your home and belongings and, worse, be harmful to the health of those living in the home. Humidity is the amount of water …

Effective Solutions for Preventing Mold and Mildew in Your Home

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Mold and mildew are unfortunately not uncommon in areas with hot, humid summers like we experience in Tennessee. The Environmental Protection Agency warns that the air inside our homes is far more polluted and dangerous than the air outdoors. Mold can grow in areas of your home where moisture is most prevalent such as …

Managing Humidity Levels in your Home

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN With the rise in temperatures outside comes a rise in humidity levels indoors. Humidity in a home can oftentimes be identified by a damp, musty odor that lingers in the air. High humidity can compromise the comfort and health of people and pets in your home, and it can affect air quality and the …

6 Reasons to Avoid DIY Pest Control

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN When we find pests in our house or business, our first thought is to get rid of them as quickly as possible. Running to your local hardware or home store to take care of the job yourself may seem like the cheapest and quickest solution. However, DIY pest control often can cause more problems …

The Importance of Home Moisture Control

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN A little moisture in your home may seem like no big deal, but nothing could be further from the truth. Water can seep into your home in various ways, including leaks, bathroom showers or even cooking. Especially right now, during the hottest months of summer, humidity is at its highest outdoors. That means that …

Managing Mosquitoes at your Next Cookout

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN If you’re planning to host a cookout this summer, you’ve most likely got a guest list of family and friends–and that list does not include mosquitoes. No one wants their backyard barbecue ruined by buzzing bugs and itchy welts on their skin. Although mosquitoes are determined to put a damper on the party, your …

Are Stink Bugs Dangerous?

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Stink bugs can be scary if you don’t know anything about them but their slightly threatening name. The invasive brown bugs look and sound a lot scarier than they actually are, though. Keep reading as the Murfreesboro pest control experts at Ameri Care Services explore the topic of whether stink bugs are dangerous. What …

5 Warning Signs of Termites

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Did you know that the standard homeowner insurance policy does not cover damage from termites? That’s a scary fact to know, especially when you also consider that termites do $5 billion dollars in damage each year and the average cost per household to repair damage is thousands of dollars. Now, consider that termite damage …

Where Do These Ants Come From?

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Warm weather is here, and that means insects of all kinds begin to make their yearly emergence. Ants are no exception to this, and they will begin to infest your home in a heartbeat. Anywhere there is a possible food source, ants will be there to chow down on any and all crumbs available. …

How Weather can Affect your Foundation

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Summertime is here, and that means a higher likelihood of severe storms in Nashville and the surrounding area in Middle Tennessee. With heavy rain and fast winds, these storms can cause serious damage to the foundation of your home. If any foundation damage goes unchecked, it can cause far more expensive and difficult problems …

Dealing with Fruit Flies

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Nashville, Murfreesboro, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN Fruit flies are harmless, but can be worrisome pests for homes and businesses throughout Nashville and the surrounding areas in Middle Tennessee. Once fruit flies make their way into your home, they can be quite difficult to remove. That’s why the pest control professionals at Ameri Care Services put together this guide to deal …