New to Tennessee? There are thousands of new residents in the Nashville area from New York. Outside of many other differences between Tennessee and New York, there are tons of bugs we have here that you won’t find in New York. Here’s a cheat sheet to help you prepare for the creepy crawlers here in Tennessee.

The State Insect of New York and Tennessee

What is one thing that Tennessee and New York have in common? It’s 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 lady beetle 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.

The Brown Recluse

Most of the homes in Middle Tennessee have been affected by brown recluse spiders. You can identify them by their brown color and distinct violin shape on their abdomen. Brown Recluse live naturally in the environment by finding shelter in rotten tree trunks and under woodpiles. 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 usually don’t bite unless you get right on top of them.

Ticks in Tennessee

Ticks have begun to make an appearance in New York, but nothing like we have here in Tennessee. These insects are dangerous and can spread diseases such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Not only are they dangerous to humans, but they are also a threat to your pets. Luckily, U.S. Pest Protection offers flea, tick, and mosquito treatment to make sure your yard and home are tick-free.

Don’t Let The Insects Scare You Away

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 look forward to having you here.