Welcome to Central Tennessee Termite! We Specialize in Termite & Pest Control. Serving all of central Tennessee and now parts of southern Kentucky our areas are expanding rapidly as our service speaks for itself. We guarantee all of our work and stand behind all of our services. Over 20 years experience - 24 Hour Service
 
 
Frequently Asked Questions How long do I have to stay out of the house? The short answer (for a general pest service) is, "never more than four hours." But for many types of services (rats, mice, roaches, and ant problems ) you can return immediately. Though we are not always required by law to ask you to leave the home during a service, we generally like to take the extra precautionary step of making sure that we have plenty of room and access in order to give your pest problems the concentration that they require. For flea treatments and flea control , we require that you remain out of the home for about three hours, or until our products have dried. For outside treatments, such as powerspraying, we ask that people and pets stay out of the yard for three to four hours. Once dry, the products are no longer readily absorbed by hands and paws.



Where are these bugs coming from? I keep a clean house. Sometimes it's tough to remember that the bugs aren't doing this just to drive us crazy. Most bugs only come inside when the outside becomes less hospitable. During the summer, the heat dries up the ground and forces ants inside to search for new sources of moisture. They love your kitchen for the condensation on its plumbing almost as much as they like finding a drop of syrup. Tighten up leaky faucets. Seal gaps in plumbed fixtures. Create a barrier around your living space that makes the ants seek refuge at your neighbor's. (See our ants section.) During the winter, rats and mice find that many of their preferred food sources are hibernating or dead. They also encounter the added displeasure of having to live in soggy burrows. The cold sends many rodents inside to search for food, nest materials, and warmth. Seal up all gaps greater than 1/4". Roaches are generally imported from the grocery store, or within cardboard boxes. Avoid the storage of brown paper sacks and cardboard. (When was the last time you checked the weather stripping around doors?)



What are the noises I hear in my attic? The smart money says "rats." Roof rats are amazing acrobats and climbers. Your attic provides all the promise of a Club Med to a rat: seclusion, raw materials like insulation for nesting, warmth, and easy access to a food source - the part of the home where you live. Check your roof for low hanging branches and unscreened ventilation holes. By placing screens over vents you will also protects yourself against the immigration of birds, bees, and vertebrate mammals like possums.



How long do I have to stay out of the house? The short answer (for a general pest service) is, "never more than four hours." But for many types of services (rats, mice, roaches, and ant problems ) you can return immediately. Though we are not always required by law to ask you to leave the home during a service, we generally like to take the extra precautionary step of making sure that we have plenty of room and access in order to give your pest problems the concentration that they require. For flea treatments and flea control , we require that you remain out of the home for about three hours, or until our products have dried. For outside treatments, such as powerspraying, we ask that people and pets stay out of the yard for three to four hours. Once dry, the products are no longer readily absorbed by hands and paws.



When can I expect to see results from a professional pest control service The results should be almost immediate in most cases (sometimes rodents take a little longer). A proper pest service always begins with an inspection. For ants, we seek out the nest, generally outside of the home. Once we eliminate the nest, your ant problems are over - until a new colony finds its way in. With our maintenance programs, if you ever have a problem between regular services, all you need to do is call us and we'll send someone out A.S.A.P. to take care of the problem - at no additional charge.



How much does a regular pest control service cost? Prices are wholly dependent upon the size of the house. At Central Tennessee Termite & Pest Control, we have saved our customers substantial dollars by creating the Once-A-Season Maintenance Service Program. By performing an inspection and comprehensive service every three months, we are able to maintain our customers' homes pest-free. This type of service cuts down on the inconvenience of scheduling more frequent visits - and it saves big bucks when compared to the standard monthly service rates offered by most companies. Quarterly Maintenance Service rates range from about $81 to $89 for homes under 2,400 square feet. Any extra visits needed between your regular services are provided to you at no additional cost.

Bug Facts

Cockroaches & Indoor Pests 1.Clean up food spills and crumbs immediately.
2.Keep food lids closed.
3.Repair leaking faucets and drains.
4.Keep appliances and counters clean of grease and food.
5.Store bags away from food preparation areas.

Fleas 1.Have a veterinarian treat your pet for fleas before returning it to your home.
2.Wash pet bedding often in hot soapy water.
3.Vacuum thoroughly in areas where pet spends time.
4.Inspect pets for fleas and ticks often, especially in summer.
5.Vacuuming is beneficial after a flea treatment, but avoid steam cleaning carpets.

Ants, Occasional, Invaders & Other Outdoor Pests 1.Move your garbage collection area away from the house.
2.Caulk around doors, windows, and utility inlets.
3.Store firewood away from the house.
4.Put a one-foot wide path of pea gravel around house to deter entry.
5.Use screens in doors and windows.
6.Repair cracks in foundation and dehumidify a wet or damp basement.
7.Clean gutter and downspouts.
8.Remove leaf litter promptly.
9.Trim shrubs and trees away from house.
10.Install "non-attractive" or yellow light bulbs.



Find your bug
Ant
Populations are controlled using insecticide baits, either in granule or liquid
Termite
Owing to their wood-eating habits, many termite species can do great damage
Flea They are wingless, with mouthparts adapted for piercing skin and sucking blood
Wolf Spider
They are robust and agile hunters with good eyesight. They live mostly solitary lives and hunt alone.
Cricket
There are about 900 species of crickets. They tend to be nocturnal and are often confused
Cockroach
Cockroaches adapt readily to a variety of environments, but prefer warm conditions found within buildings.
Bee Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, and are known for their role
Mice
Mice can at times be harmful rodents, damaging and eating crops causing structural damage
Mosquito
Mosquitoes can act as a vector for many disease-causing viruses and parasites. Infected mosquitoes carry
Bed Bug
A number of health effects may occur due to bed bugs, including skin rashes, psychological effects,
Tick
Tick-borne illnesses are caused by infection with a variety of pathogens, including rickettsia
Fly
Because no species of fly has teeth or any other organ or limb that allows them to eat solid foods
Stink Bug
Many stink bugs and shield bugs are considered agricultural pest insects
Rat
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Beetle
Some of beetle species cause significant damage, such as the Boll weevil, which feeds on cotton buds and flowers.
Wasp
Although wasps are a benefactor to the ecosystem in that they feed on other insects or use them
Gnat
A gnat is any of many species of tiny flying insects
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