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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 - Routine Running Playlist

Happy January – Do You Have A Running Playlist?

We have combed through Spotify to find an invigorating playlist for your running enjoyment. Having a heathy attitude will pass over to your home life. And, this will keep your home healthy and happy. Many of our clients that focus on personal health first, have a home that tends to push away unhealthy pests. All the while, they allow non-harming pests to co-exist.

Many people look for a motivating playlist on Spotify for their exercise. Spotify is one of the most popular apps for music. Secondly, Pandora is another. First, we want to encourage exercise, as sedentary has become the new smoking. Second, we understand that this may not to be the ONE for you. But, you won’t know until you try. This one is called Best Running Playlist and is provided by RunnersCalendar. They tout as the best and give you this message:

“We have selected the 100 best songs for you when running and working out. Subscribe & Enjoy! – by the team of www.runnerscalendar.com”

Here is a highest list of the songs they consider the best:

Runaway (U & I) by Galantis

Power by Kanye West

I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas

Can’t Hold U by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Beautiful Day by U2

And, many more.

If you have started your New Year with a healthy mindset that includes running… then this is THE Running Playlist for you! If for some reason this doesn’t motivate you, by all means keep searching or make your own. Then, share your newly created list to help encourage others to exercise!

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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.

Exposure

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. 

Protection

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

615-220-1933

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

Cheekwood

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:

https://www.pandora.com/station/4168501220417328431

Pandora’s channel dedicated to Holiday Music!

Here is Cosmo’s 40 Best Christmas songs of 2018

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/music/a8471157/best-christmas-songs/

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!

5 Ways Your Home is Attractive to Pests

5 Ways Your Home is Attractive to Pests

Some homes are more prone to pest control issues than others. And, it isn’t just because they are dirty. Below are the most common 5 Ways Your Home is Attractive to Pests.

  • Moisture

Pests are attracted to moisture from your HVAC unit, leaky pipes, and standing water. All insects need water to survive. Your HVAC drain pipe must be diverted away from your home. Occasional inspections of visible pipe and easily seen water sources like toilets and sinks. If you see discoloration from a leaky pipe behind a wall, you must fix it quickly. No insect loves standing water more than a mosquito. They are a breeding zones for annoying mosquitoes. Never leave a bucket out to fill with rain water.

  • Damaged Screens

One of the easiest ways for insects to get into your home is through ripped, missing, or damaged screens. Inspecting your screens twice a year will reduce the path of the insects tenfold. Screens are especially effective at keeping flies out. House flies are strongly suspected of transmitting at least 65 diseases to humans, including typhoid feverdysenterycholerapoliomyelitisyawsanthrax,tularemialeprosy and tuberculosis.

  • Crumbs or Food Debris

Crumbs lying around the counter will attract pests in no time. After cooking always put your food away and wipe down counters. Occasionally sweeping beside the stove and behind the refrigerator is helpful. Pantry shelves are a common place for crumbs to gather and move to the back. Cleaning your trash cans and verifying they have latching lids will keep animals like raccoons out of them.

  • Clutter

When you have a cluttered home, even if it’s clean, you are asking for inspects and pests to move in. Stacks of magazines next to a table creates a very nice, dark, safe space for spiders. Multiple small appliances on counters may hide debris. Over filled kitchen cabinets can host silver fish.

 

  • Cracks and Holes

Cracks in your exterior allows insects to find shelter from the elements. A hole allows larger animals to make there way into your home, attic, basement, or crawlspace. Fill or repair minor cracks and perform inspections. Holes can be patched, have screens installed, or covered. Make sure you hire an expert for complicated repairs.

5 Ways Your Home is Attractive to Pests

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