Should I close my crawl space vents during winter?

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In short the answer is generally yes, they should be closed up during the winter months. If you follow a typical Monthly Maintenance Schedule, Preferred Pest Termite and Turf recommend the month of October in East Tennessee

Those Pesky Vermits!

As the weather gets colder more and more animals are looking for a warm retreat and unfortunately our homes make a great shelter. Some of the worst of these animals are mice and rats! Just

Don’t Go to Bed Itchy

Nothing strikes fear into sleepy heads faster than BED BUGS! These super annoying, hard to get rid of pests are the worst and often start creeping into homes and beds this time of year

Who’s the Greenest Lawn of Them All?

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Want an amazing green lawn this coming spring? Want to be the envy of the neighborhood? The first step is aeration and over seeding, but a simple step following that is to remember to water

They’re Here to Invade Your Home

Stink Bugs! Yes, it’s time, and in East Tennessee they are in full effect, Stink bugs are everywhere and ready to invade your home. This fall invader is one of the biggest nuisances of

Happy Halloween from us at Preferred Pest!


At Preferred Pest we LOVE Halloween. Is there anything better than coming together in your community with your family? This halloween we want to remind you while this is one of our favorite holidays

What are those tiny white bugs floating around Knoxville?

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You’ve seen ’em while outside, you’ve thought they were dirt or fuzz or dust, but they aren’t and they are invading Knoxville, Tennessee. They are the Asian wooly hackberry aphid or commonly called the

Number One Rated Pest Control Company

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We are so proud and excited to be Knoxville’s Number One rated Pest Control Company, and always appreciative of our customers, the people who voted us Number One! We’ve recently been teaming up with Knoxville’s

End of Summer Still Means A Risk for Mosquitos


Mosquitos are still going strong, even as summer winds down here in East Tennessee. And with 6 new cases of the West Nile virus reported in Knox County, the city of Knoxville is prompted

The Fall Invaders are Coming!


It’s that time of year again. With fall and pumpkin spice lattes also comes Fall Invaders in East Tennessee. Who are these invaders? Kudzu Bugs Boxelder Bugs Stink Bugs Lady Bugs These four pests come out strong in East