Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
At U.S. Pest Protection, we know not everyone is an expert in pest control. There’s no need to worry—we are the experts. Find some of the most frequently asked questions we receive below. Don’t see what you need? Contact us today and ask away.
What's this bug?
Great question! Use our handy pest identifier to determine just what kind of pest is bugging you.
When are most pest infestations discovered?
Most pest infestations are discovered between March and May, once pests begin to emerge after the winter months.
How do I know if I have termites?
Termites are one of the most destructive pests you can find in Tennessee. They can destroy wood and threaten your property’s structural integrity. Be on the lookout for the following signs of termites:
- Swarming bugs that look like ants flying about your property
- Small holes in the wood, crumbling drywall, and sagging doors or floors
- Termite droppings, also known as frass (looks like black pepper) near walls or other wood items
- Shelter tubes or termite nests
Termites have been known to eat away at buildings for years before being discovered. Contact us when you first suspect termites for quick, effective service.
What attracts pests to your home?
There are a lot of things that could potentially drive pests to your home, including weather and migration patterns. However, many pests are drawn to your home for similar reasons, including:
- Ample moisture inside your home
- Standing water in your basement or crawlspace
- Ample, accessible food in your home or garage
- Cracks and crevices in your foundation, walls, doors, attic, or windows.
Do you offer free inspections?
Yes, U.S. Pest offers free inspections.
Do you offer same-day service?
Yes, U.S. Pest Protection does offer same-day service, and we respond to all requests within 24 hours. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
What kinds of preventative services do you offer?
Do you offer other services in addition to pest control?
Yes! U.S. Pest Protection offers crawlspace encapsulation services in addition to our pest control and pest prevention services.
I’m a real estate agent. Is there anything I need to do for pest control or termite control?
Yes. A WDI report, or Wood Destroying Insect report, is important to the home selling process. U.S. Pest Protection can be your partner for all your WDI report needs.
Do I need to have my new house inspected for pests?
Yes, we recommend that you have a new home inspected. Not only can we determine if you have any pests on the property, but we can point out possible points of entry or points of concern.
Why should I choose U.S. Pest Protection?
U.S. Pest Protection is the number-one pest control company in Tennessee for a reason. We’re not a giant corporation and can therefore focus on all of our customers to offer them customized, individual pest control solutions. Our expert technicians have clean driving records, drug tests, and background checks, and are properly licensed. Plus, we offer free inspections, affordable prices, and fast service.