Spring Pest Control Advice for Memphis Homeowners

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Finally, winter is nearly over and spring is here! While spring brings the budding of new life, cheery flowers, and warmer temperatures, it also brings spring pests.

Common springtime pests can cause infestations for Memphis homeowners if not taken care of early. The following are the top spring pests Memphis homeowners should avoid.

Bees & Yellow Jackets

Bees, and more specifically, yellow jackets, are common in the spring. They search for places to build their paper nests made of chewed up cellulose materials ...

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4 Ways Pests Are Killing Your Memphis Home’s Equity

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Pests are more than a nuisance to your personal peace and comfort. Many cause damages to homes that eat away at your home’s value. Worst of all, pest damage is often not covered by home insurance.

Damage caused by many pests is not always obvious. For this reason, pests are often allowed to roam untreated. By the time a homeowner notices the damage, it’s a lot more expensive to fix.

Learn about the hazards caused by Memphis’ most common pests so ...

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5 Mistakes You’re Making That Invite Termites into Your Home

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It’s never a good day when you spot a termite in your home or on your property. One lone termite could lead you to discover a full termite infestation.

Is there anything you can do to prevent termites from entering your home in the first place? Understanding termites and why they come inside is crucial to prevent infestations. The following are five common mistakes homeowners make which could invite termites where they don’t belong.

Leaving Wood Building Materials in and ...

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6 Major Pest Control Mistakes Homeowners Make

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From ants to termites, mice and bed bugs – no one likes uninvited pests entering their home. But when you discover a pest in your home, what’s your first reaction? It may be to grab a can of ant spray or leave traps with bait.

While some of these solutions can help, it may not treat the problem. Keep these six pest control mistakes homeowners make in mind the next time you find pests where they don’t ...

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6 Major Pest Control Mistakes Business Owners Make

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Unwanted pests can be expensive for businesses if not handled promptly. Make sure you don’t fall into one of these six major pest control mistakes business owners make.

1.    Not Getting a Thorough Pest and Termite Inspection of Your Business

Before you move or buy a new business, thoroughly inspect the building for pests and termites. Hidden pests can cause extensive structural damage resulting in expensive building repairs.

Reduce your risk by having your business periodically inspected by ...

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The Benefits of Heat Treatment for Getting Rid of Bed Bugs

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Bed bugs are notoriously hard to get rid of. Adult bed bugs can go a year without eating and survive on very little air. This along with other genetic factors make bed bugs difficult to eradicate.

The good news is bed bugs are susceptible to heat – they’ll die at 118 degrees after an hour and a half. For this reason, heat treatment is an effective alternative to pesticides.

How the Process Works:

First, anything flammable or explosive must be removed from ...

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Good Night, Sleep Tight – Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

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How many times did your parents tuck you into bed and whisper, “Good night, sleep tight. Don’t let the bed bugs bite!” Wait a second, bugs? In my bed? What’s even more unnerving is bed bugs are real live critters that can and do exist in beds.

Whether you’re interested in bed bug prevention or wanting to know how to get rid of bed bugs once and for all, pay attention to learn how to make sure your bed ...

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How to Keep Pests Out of Your Home’s HVAC System

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When people think of pest infestations they naturally think of termites and other wood-boring insects gnawing away at your walls and foundations, or roaches and ants crawling around your pantry. There’s a lot of places throughout your home that automatically come to mind when you worry about pests.

Well, here’s another one you might not have put much thought into:

Your home’s heating and air conditioning system.

You HVAC system is one of the key components of your home—it keeps everyone comfortable, it ...

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Pest Control & Entomology Education Programs in Tennessee and Beyond

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Do you have a fascination with bugs and insects? Have you considered a future career in pest control?

Pest control jobs are in high demand as homes and commercial businesses deal with a range of pests sneaking inside where they don’t belong.

Pest control can be a challenging and rewarding career as you learn the biology and habits of various pests and develop treatment plans based on each location and pest problem.

At Inman-Murphy Termite & Pest Control, we’re proud to hire trained ...

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Guide to Pest Inspection Before a Home Purchase

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Before buying a home from a previous owner, you’ll likely have the home inspected to avoid hidden expenses later. But what about unwanted pests hiding in dark corners?

Pest inspections can tell you if a home is experiencing an infestation and where. Cracks in the foundation, windows, and doors could allow rodents and insects just enough room to sneak inside. Other pests could be hiding in the carpet without you know it.

The following are a few pests you should be concerned ...

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