knoxville pest control

Pest Control Advice #whatbugsme Everyone wants Pest Control Advice but nobody wants to listen to the professional. You would rather listen to some keyboard warrior on facebook. When you hire a service professional you do so because you either could not, would not, or didn’t have the time to do the task yourself. If those…

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Knoxville pest control

Stop Spraying You’re Making it Worse! #whatbugsme in Knoxville TN      If there is one thing you can do to make your pest problem worse it is spraying after I treat. Here in Knoxville Tennessee, we have a healthy DIY mentality. That used to be a good thing. Old farmers had a plethora of what…

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Are Essential Oils effective for pest control? #whatbugsme Every time someone asks about how to get rid of this pest or that pest someone invariably recommends the use of essential oils. Everyone wants to protect little Johny and Fido but how safe is it and does it even work? Let’s take a look, but I…

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Do you Have Pest Control Solutions or Band-Aids? #whatbugsme      <—-This picture shows a perfect example of a band-aid. An air freshener was put on this table above a smelly trashcan. The odor was pretty bad and the oil was not helping much. The problem is not the odor. The problem is what is causing…

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Knoxville pest control, Maryville pest control, moth balls,

Mothballs are Dangerous and Ineffective. #whatbugsme Mothballs work on… NOTHING! Not only are mothballs hazardous, they are one of the most unnecessary chemicals manufactured. There isn’t anything that naphthalene accomplishes that we cannot do safer with something else. What began as a way to kill moths has blossomed into a widely-used means of repelling other…

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Why do we believe old wives tales and home remedies? #whatbugsme Maryville Pest Control   I have had hundreds of customers tell me that they applied a natural treatment that a friend or family member told them about and they believe it works. For now let’s ignore the fact that if that were true I…

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           Winter is finally here held back by fall until the end of the year. As it gets below freezing at night we will begin to see uninvited guests wishing to warm their toes beside the fire. How will they get inside you ask?  Let’s look at some of the most common ways insects, mice…

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Knoxville pest control, Maryville pest control, Mouse,

Tip of the week: How did that get into my house!? #whatbugsme As the temperature drops and our activities migrate inside, pests can migrate with us as we run from the cold. This especially applies to rats and mice who steal our beloved heat and our food. Rodents in the home are also a health…

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Knoxville pest control, Maryville pest control, home remedies, old wives tales

Tip of the week: Why do you believe old wives tales and home remedies? #whatbugsme            I have had hundreds of customers tell me that they applied a natural treatment that a friend or family member told them about and they believe it works. For now let’s ignore the fact that if that were true…

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Knoxville pest control, Maryville pest control, ultrasonic pest repellers

Tip of the week: Ultrasonic Pest Repellents  #whatbugsme           I see these all the time and they are often followed up by “I bought this and it is keeping the roaches away.” I promise you, if I am treating your home, any pest reduction has nothing to do with these devices. Electronic pest control devices…

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Knoxville pest control, Maryville pest control, bandaids

Tip of the week: Band-aids This picture shows a band-aid. An air freshener was put on this table above a smelly trashcan. The odor was pretty bad and the oil was not helping much. The problem is not the odor. The problem is what is causing the odor. A plethra of who knows what was…

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Tip of the week: What bit me?! ‪#‎whatbugsme‬ It’s unsettling to find itchy red spots on your body but what do you do about it?            Most of the time it is no more than an anoyance. However some people are more sensitive than others and can have different reactions. These reactions can be affected…

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