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 is pest control?
Pest control is the management of unwanted pests in your home or business. It’s important to get rid of rodents and insects that may be carrying diseases and viruses that could be harmful to humans.
How much is pest control?
All of our pest control services are budget-friendly and tailored to fit your specific needs. Contact us today for a quote.
What kind of Pest is this?
Great question! Our technicians are trained to properly identify any pest in your home or business. Want to identify them yourself? Use our handy pest identifier to determine just what kind of pest has invaded your home. You can also read about common pests found in Tennessee, including how to identify them, using our pest identification index.
When are most pest infestations discovered?
Most pest infestations are discovered between March and May, once pests begin to emerge after the winter months.
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.
What does a brown recluse spider look like?
Brown recluse spiders are about a quarter size in length, sandy brown in color, with a violin-shaped marking behind their eyes. Symptoms of a brown recluse bite include dry, itchy, red skin, fever, chills, vomiting, and more.
Think you may have brown recluse spiders in your home? Be prepared with brown recluse information U.S. Pest Protection.
What does a bed bug look like?
Bed bugs are tiny—almost comparable to the size of an apple seed. They are reddish-brown in color, with flat, oval-shaped bodies when unfed. They also emit an unpleasant, musty-sweet odor.
Common Termite Questions
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
- Termite droppings, also known as frass (which resembles 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. Reach out to our termite experts when you first suspect termites for quick, effective service.
What does termite damage look like?
Termite damage can be identified by the following common characteristics:
- Discolored or drooping walls or ceiling
- Peeling or bubbling paint resembling water damage
- Wood that sounds hollow when tapped
- Pinpoint holes in drywall
- Sagging or buckling floors
What termite solutions do you use?
At U.S. Pest, we believe a liquid barrier treatment is the only option for protection against termites. We use Termidor to combat termite infestations effectively.
We also offer a full range of termite bonds that range from repeated treatment of your home to repairing damage made by re-infesting termites.
Do you offer free inspections?
Yes, U.S. Pest offers complimentary pest inspections to all Tennessee residents and businesses. Just fill out the form and our pest experts will provide an inspection for your home or commercial building, free of charge.
How do I start a pest control service?
After your free pest inspection, our technicians will give you their professional recommendations and start your service as soon as possible.
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.