There are thousands of new residents in the Nashville area from New York. We have compiled a cheat sheet of a few bugs and insects we have down here that you do not have in New York.
For starters, let’s look at the state insect of both New York and Tennessee.
It is the Ladybug! That’s right, both states have the ladybug as their official state insect. New York has not seen an abundance of their actual 9 spotted ladybug for over 30+ years. But New Yorkers definitely struggle with the Asian ladybeetle as we do here in Tennessee. Be on the lookout for major activity in the fall when they start to come into your home in droves to find a place to overwinter. You know you have a real ladybug if the entire head is black. The Asian’s have more white on their cheeks and are larger.
One creepy insect that you do not have in New York, but you will most definitely encounter here in Middle Tennessee is the Brown Recluse.
These biting spiders hide in dark spaces and most of the homes in Middle Tennessee have been affected by them. Brown Recluse live naturally in the environment by finding shelter in rotten tree trunks and under wood piles. When they make their way into your home, they are going to go for dark spaces and gravitate towards those unpacked boxes in your attic or closets. Don’t worry though, they are controllable and don’t bite unless you get right on top of them. They are brown and have a distinct violin shape on their abdomen. If you see more than one, go ahead and call us we need to start treatment.
Ticks have begun to make an appearance in New York, but nothing like we have here in Tennessee.
You want to make sure to keep these little insects off of you so that you don’t get lyme disease or rocky mounted spotted fever. Our Flea, Tick and Mosquito treatment will make sure your yard is at least tick free. Your pets are susceptible to getting ticks too, so make sure you treat them with a tick guard from your vet. If you find one on you, just take a pair of tweezers and pull it gently but swiftly off of your skin. It might be red and swollen for a few days, but you will be O.K. If you begin to not feel well, you might want to go ahead and go to the doctor and let them know you got a tick bite.
Nashville and the surrounding areas are home to thousands of distinct insects, but most of the home invaders can be kept at bay. You don’t have to worry about creepy crawlers in your new home city of Nashville if you have our pest control service. In fact, you can buy pest control online with U.S. Pest! Welcome to Nashville, Tennessee where the bugs are bigger and unique to this town. We are looking forward to our New York fashion influencers and teaching each other a thing or two!