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5 Little Known Termite Facts

All Termites Are Not Created Equal

There are multiple species and sub-species of termites. The two largest classifications are Drywood and Subterranean. Drywood termites build their colonies in wood. Subterranean Termites build their colonies under the ground. The Subterranean Termites do they most damage to homes in the United States. Numbers go into the billions! Drywood Termites do damage as well. Their damage reports go into the millions!

Winged Termites are not their own species of termites

Many black termites with white wings are often wrongly identified. These caste termites sent out to start new colonies.

Termites Never Sleep

winged termites don't sleep

How can termites quickly do damage? In other words- they never sleep! They are one of Earth’s few living species that are awake 24 hours a day, 365 days a week. Could you imagine how much work human’s could accomplish if they never sleep.

Winged Termites Do Not Always Foretell An Infestation

If you see a small amount of winged termites around your windows, there is no need to panic. A small number of winged termites usually signifies an aging colony. If you see any termites, it is imperative that you have a home termite inspection.

Swarmers Flock To Light

In the evening, if you have a lot of outside porch and house lights you may be attracting termites to your home. It’s true. Termites are attracted to the light. In conclusion, the lack of outdoor lighting can have consequences, but it is important for safety.

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Absolute Pest Control is dedicated to making your home safe for you family. If you have a question about pests or any other pest problem, please call us at 615-220-1933 or click HERE to email us. We service most of Middle Tennessee including Smyrna, Murfreesboro, and LaVergne.

New Year's Traditions Updated

New Year’s Traditions from All Over

Rocking in the New Year has new meaning without Dick Clark (for our generation anyhow). We want to share with you some of the traditions from around the world.

Austria: Suckling pigs. In Austria, they find good luck in eating a suckling pig. Um, that’s different. But, ok!
Peppermint ice creams are served as desserts in the hopes that they will bring good fortune.

Belgium: Saint Sylvester Eve. Did you know that Belgium’s refer to New Year’s Eve as Saint Sylvester Eve?! Having fun family parties, they kiss to wish a good year, have midnight toasts, and exchange fortunes to welcome the New Year. Even the kids are included, yay! Belgium children will buy decorations so that they can write and gift New Year greetings to their elders. It’s a great idea to include all age groups.

Spain: The Number 12. Did you know in Spain, the Spanish eat 12 grapes at every toll of the clock during the New Year. It’s their belief that this will bring good luck and happiness for the coming 12 months. I like it!

The Netherlands: Burn The Old Away. The Dutch burn the Christmas trees in the streets. These bonfires purge out the old and bring in the new. A fun way to celebrate, dispose of the old trees, and have a community event.

There are many traditions in the United States. From toasting in the New Year to wearing funny hats, and many that have been blended into our culture from the many immigrants that have become Americans. As well as, the regional traditions. Some Southern traditions include eating black eyed peas and collard greens for dinner on New Year’s Eve. Whatever you decided to do to ring in the new year, please do so responsibly. There are many ways to get home without drinking and driving; AAA towing, Uber, Lyft, Designated Drivers, etc.

How do you celebrate New Year’s Eve?

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Absolute Pest Control is dedicated to making your home safe for you family. If you have a question about pests or any other pest problem, please call us at 615-220-1933 or click HERE to email us.

How Winter Affects Pest Control

Absolute Pest Control Know How Winter Affects Pest Control Here

The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting an extreme Winter. Our customers are asking how Winter affects pest control here in Smyrna, TN. 

“Contrary to the stories storming the web, our time-tested, long-range formula is pointing toward a very long, cold, and snow-filled winter. We stand by our forecast and formula, which accurately predicted the many storms last winter, as well as this summer’s steamy, hot conditions.” Farmers’ Almanac Editor Peter Geiger said.

How Winter Affects Pest Control

It all comes down to the types of Winter weather, length of cold spells, and inches of precipitation. Many homeowners hope that the cold temperatures will kill off or cause hibernation to pests. That is not always the case. A slow decline in temperatures can allow pests to prepare for the dip in temperatures. However, a cold snap may leave them out in the cold; literally.


If the Winter is cold without a lot of snow, eggs may die from the elements. Long periods of time with low temps will cause death by exposure. 


On the other hand, if there is cold and snow, the snow may bring protection from the cruel elements. Mice and other rodents have been know to burrow under show filled yards into barns, basements, and homes.

Absolute Pest Control Know How Winter Affects Pest Control Here

With our ongoing Platinum package, we prepare your home or business for all seasons of the year. This continuous treatment provides a invisible barricade of protection for your family. Our technicians check every other month for any weaknesses in your home or office. Our 20 point inspection allows you to be educated in the process and not have surprises. Additionally, we will return if you have any issues between visits; free of charge.

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Absolute Pest Control is dedicated to making your home safe for you family. If you have a question about pests or any other pest problem, please call us at 615-220-1933 or click HERE to email us.

Our Annual Food Drive

Hello Friends!

We are excited to announce our annual FOOD DRIVE. Our donations will go to several local food pantries including the Second Harvest Food bank.

How To Donate:

At your scheduled appointment day/time please leave a clearly marked bag with your non-perishable donations inside. Our technicians will collect the bags and bring them to the office. You may also call our office for a pick up of your donation. And, lastly, you may drop your donations off at our office in Smyrna during normal business hours.

Our office is located at:

1070 Courier Place

Ste #202

Smyrna, TN 37067


Where Do Your Donations Go:

We will donate the non-perishable food donations to the Second Harvest Food Bank and several other local food pantries/banks. Our goal is to help people in our communities.


Thank you,

Nazih and Teresa

The Best Christmas Lights 2018

Are You Looking For The Best Place To See Christmas Lights In Middle TN?

Thanks to Fox 17 we have the best places for you!

Dancing Lights of Christmas

Opens: Nov. 17 through Dec. 31

Address: James E Ward Agricultural Center, home of the Wilson County Fair: 945 E Baddour Pkwy, Lebanon, TN 37087

Click here for more information and pricing

FrankTown Festival of Lights

Open: Nov. 22 through Dec. 29

Address: Williamson County AG Expo Park: 4215 Long Ln #100, Franklin, TN 37064

Click here for more information and pricing

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Opens: Nov. 10 through Christmas season

Address: 2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214

Click here for more information


Opens: Nov. 24 through holiday season

Address: 1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205

Click here for more for information and pricing

Music City Light Show

Opens: Nov. 24 through Jan 1

Address: 5361 Skip Jack Drive, Antioch, Tenn. 37013

Click here for more and pricing

Chad’s Winter Wonderland:

Opens: Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve night

Address: 791 E. Old Laguardo Rd. Lebanon, TN

Click here for more pricing and information


Let us know if you have found other places worth visiting. We found this information on the fox17 website HERE.

Absolute Pest Control is dedicated to making your home safe for you family. If you have a question about insect treatment or any other pest problem, please call us at 615-220-1933 or click HERE to email us.

Most Streamed Christmas Music List In Our Trucks

Best Christmas Music On Spotify According To Our Pest Control Technicians

During November and December Christmas music can be heard in retail stores, vehicles, and homes. From country to rock to gospel to classic and much more. Everyone has a favorite! Rocking Around The Christmas Tree. Jingle Bells. I’ll Be Home For Christmas. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer. Those are just a few of the common ones.

Spotify List of Choice:

56 Christmas Classics for several hours of your Christmas music feasting!

Pandora Christmas List of Choice:

Pandora’s channel dedicated to Holiday Music!

Here is Cosmo’s 40 Best Christmas songs of 2018

Here is All I Want For Christmas from Mariah Carey

We hope you enjoy our Christmas music lists!

Absolute Pest Control is dedicated to making your home safe for you family. If you have a question about insect treatment or any other pest problem, please call us at 615-220-1933 or click HERE to email us.

Keep Winter Pests Out Of Your Home

Keep Winter Pests Out Of Your Home

Winter weather is here and there are plenty of winter pests you’ll want to keep out of your house. From bedbugs to spiders, these pests can invade your home if you’re not careful. To keep them out, here are some great tips for keeping winter pests out of your house.pexels-photo

  1. Make sure your roof and the ground around your house are debris-free. Winter pests love to get into wood piles, shrubbery, etc. and if this debris is too close to your house, they may find their way into your home.
  2. Another tip for keeping winter pests out of your home is to seal all of your windows. And make sure there are no gaps in the doors of your home for pests to come in through. Bugs and rodents are quite skilled at finding ways to get indoors.
  3. Don’t leave crumbs or leftovers sitting around the house. The kitchen can be a magnet to pests. Make sure to clean up after you eat or prepare meals. Rodents want to eat any food that they find to get them through the winter. So the less food you leave out, the less they’ll have to eat. This is important all year around.
  4. Visually inspect your home and verify that there are no nests that pests might have made in the spring and summer. The chimney is a place where many pests such as birds and mice can make their homes. Additionally, check the attic for signs that pests may be making your home theirs.

There you have some helpful tips for keeping winter pests out of your home. While none of these are foolproof, they will get you on your way to having a pest-free winter! If you have a pest problem that you can’t control yourself, call us at 615-220-1933 or click here to schedule an appointment!

Say NO to Cockroach Infestations

Say NO to Cockroach Infestations with Pest Control that Rids them of Your Home

No one wants to have an infestation of cockroaches in their home. There are several ways to rid them of your home and to keep them from coming in your home. Let’s take a look at some popular methods to help get rid of them and keep them away. Essentially “Say NO to Cockroach Infestations with Pest Control and Rid them From Your Home.”

Best Ways to Rid Your Home of Cockroaches

Cockroach infestations

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There are so many ways to “Say NO to Cockroach Infestations with Pest Control that Rids them of Your Home”. You can call us to come in and spray your home or do some research and find ways to get rid of them yourself. Either way it does take time and patience and repetition they are not going to go away on their own.

Some things that you can do to get rid of them:

  • Clean your home from top to bottom
  • You can move furniture and appliances and clean around and under them. You can also make sure that all counters and tables are kept clean and crumb free. Do not leave dishes in your sink overnight and take out your trash regularly,
  • Find readily available commercial grade pest control chemicals
  • You can search online for commercial strength chemicals that you can purchase online. Doing this is fairly cost effective and when applied with good cleaning and maintenance is the best way to go. Most things you will read will tell you to also use a growth regulator to keep the roaches from breeding. When they can’t breed they can’t repopulate.
  • Hire a pest control company
  • If you simply don’t have the time to deal with your own pest control you can hire a pest control company. In doing this you will want to make sure that they not only treat for the roaches, but that they also use a growth regulator to keep them from breeding and repopulating. This option will also only work if you keep your home clean, keep the counters and tables clean and stop giving them a source of food and water.

All in all once you find a way to effective treat the infestation in your home you will have found a way to eventually get rid of them. All of these methods will work to either control them or rid your house of them. With that being said you will have to do keep up with your home to keep them away.

Preventing Cockroach Infestations

Everyone views cockroaches as dirty, nasty creatures and in truth they are. You want to “Say NO to Cockroach Infestation with Pest Control and Rid them of Your Home?”

In order to do so there are a few things that you can do to prevent them from infesting your home:

Keep your home clean

  • Keep your home clean from trash, piles of books and paper and keep all food and water sources for them reduced to a minimum. Don’t leave dishes in the sink overnight, take out the trash regularly, sweep, mop and vacuum your floors regularly.
  • Roaches love to hid in, around and under furniture, appliances and electronics where it is warm and space is tight.
  • Keep the outside of your home clean and clear
  • Do not let trash and other belongings pile up around your home and yard. Take your trash to the road for pick up weekly, keep out door furniture neat and tidy, and don’t use your yard for storage.
  • Have your yard well maintained
  • Keep the lawn mowed, weeds pulled and all shrubbery trimmed and maintained well. And keep trees, bushes and shrubs away from the exterior walls of your home. Don’t let vines over run the exterior walls and windows of your home and make sure that all your windows close properly and screens fit well like they are supposed to.
  • Use preventative pest control
  • Whether you hire a pest control company to spray, or you find a good chemical to spray yourself you really should use a preventative pest control method. Keep the pest control on a routine. Spray around the exterior of your home. Routinely spray around all doors and windows. Keep it routine such as every month or 3 months.

In the End

In the end you can “Say NO to cockroach infestations with pest control and rid them of your home” by not giving them a chance to move into your home. Treating and removing the infestation is no fun. It doesn’t happen over night and can be costly depending on the route that you take. Cockroaches spread disease and illness just by touching a surface.  Make sure to keep all counters and tables clean and clear. No one wants an infestation of cockroaches. Once you see one, there are a hundred more hiding where that once came from.

Cockroaches can cause expensive damage to many things in your home. They can make people sick with their transmission of a variety of disease and illness that are no fun for anyone to have. Cockroaches are dirty and embarrassing creatures. No one wants to live with them or be judged for living with them. Just always remember that keeping a growth regulator to keep them from reproducing.

Absolute Pest Control is dedicated to making your home safe for you family. If you have a question about cockroaches or any other pest problem, please call us at 615-220-1933 or click HERE to email us.

More information about cockroaches can be found HERE.

Protecting Your Garden Naturally

Protecting Your Garden Naturally

 Protecting Your Garden NaturallyGardens all over are being destroyed by pest and unwanted insects such as slugs, and ants, and snails. They are destroying your garden by discoloring and distorting your leaves. They’re very annoying and can make it hard to successfully grow healthy food and have healthy flowers. Many people all over use insects repellant sprays that are chemicals. The sprays are actually defeating the purpose of a natural garden and forces you to replant to bring naturalization back. Pesticides are another way to keep away pests but overuse can do more harm then good. It’s harmful to the environment, animals, and people around you. If you are wanting someone to help you with your garden in a particular area then you simple just have to do your research to find out what is best for you and your garden. For example, if you just want someone to help with your trees then you could just take a look at using someone like Treequote who can provide a safe way to help you out without harming the environment.

There are ways to prevent pests and unwanted insects in your garden naturally. Naturally being the best way and less harmful way to your garden. It’s great if you have small animals or small children. It great to use for safety and healthiness. It brings out better results and better outcome in the long run. There are a few options for preventing pest a natural way.

Healthy Growth

One way is growing healthy, growing healthy makes is less difficult for the pest to attack the plants. To keep a healthy garden make sure you take care of your plants diligently. And make sure all plants are disease free. Take care of the plants by watering and using nutrient-rich soil. Doing those things will keep it healthy. Check for discoloration and distortion, to keep the plants undamaged. By deadheading, pinching off, or even removing the entire plant that becomes diseased can make a healthy garden. Also using all organic fertilizers.


Another way to keep pest away naturally is to use all natural spray or soap. By making a natural soap and spray and letting it get into the skin of the insects can kill them. To make the soap you can mix 1 to 2 teaspoon of natural liquid soap and 1 quart of water and put it in the spray to spray the insects. To make the all-purpose pesticide pray you can mix some all natural strong scented roots and spices together like garlic, cayenne, ginger, onions, and mints.


You can boil all the herbs and roots just enough water that can cover the spices and roots and then let it sit overnight. You will strain the solids from the liquids and mix the liquid with the natural soap. Using just garlic as a herb can work also because of its extremely strong scent. The strong scent will keep pest away.

Coffee Grounds

Coffee grounds is another natural and good way to keep pest away. Just simply plant the coffee grounds in the ground. The coffee grounds also add nitrogen to your soil and increase acidity for acid loving plants. A lot of pests hate coffee, creatures like slugs, cats, and deer.


Eggshells can also help, just throw your leftover eggshells in your garden. It also makes a good fertilizer and keeps the pests away like deer and elk. And last, Cayenne pepper is another great natural way to get rid of pests in your garden. Just simply sprinkle the cayenne pepper in your across your garden. Pest will stay away and also your dogs will stay out your garden.

We hope this article gives you tips for protecting your garden naturally. Here in Middle Tennessee, gardens really flourish and provide healthy food choices for everyone.


If you have any pest control concerns or issues, please give us a call at 615-220-1933 or click HERE to email us.

Click HERE for 10 other tips for protecting your garden naturally!

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