Pest Control Articles – Knoxville

Fleas and Ticks on Those Furry Friends

Happy Young Boy and His Dog in Front Yard of Their House.

If you have a dog or cat, or any animal that goes indoors and out, odds are you’re going to need to protect them from a summer pest, Fleas and Ticks. There are a few

Protect Your Children, Know What Bug Spray is Best

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The Environmental Working Group or the EWG scientists have ranked repellents in order of effectiveness against the Aedes mosquito thought to be the primary Zika virus carrier: Most effective DEET (20-30 percent concentration) Picaridin (20 percent concentration) IR 3535 (20 percent concentration) In

Knoxville’s Best Night Show: Fireflies

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Summer in East Tennessee can mean so many things, one of our favorites here at Preferred Pest, Termite & Turf are FIREFLIES! These awesome summer bugs will light up the night skies in your

Protect Your Garden


June Bugs are here in East Tennessee and ready to devour your garden! The June Bug is really scarab beetles. There are several different species that can be bothering you. In the Knoxville and surrounding

Keep that Basement or Crawl Space Clean

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Does your basement or enclosed structure get the proper moisture control it needs? Vapor barriers in a crawl spaces or basements are important because the earth adds an ample amount of moisture to a crawl space. Moisture causes

Buying or Selling Your Home? You’ll Want to Read This

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Termites, oh those pesky termites. Easy to keep away from your home, but detrimental to your property’s value if you get an invasion. If you are planning on buying or selling your home you

The House, the house is on FIRE! … from Fire Ants

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Summer is upon us and with this gorgeous warm southern weather comes bugs, pests and rodents. One of the most annoying bugs you can find in East Tennessee is the Fire Ant. Fire Ants look

Rain Rain Take these Mosquitos Away


In East Tennessee we get summer rains, and while that is great for our gardens and yards, it ISN’T so great for ditches and areas where standing water will pond. This is a recipe

Protect your family from Ticks Carrying Life-threatening Powassan Virus


Powassan virus (POW) starts with fever, vomiting, seizures and memory loss. About half of survivors have permanent neurological symptoms and 10% of all cases are fatal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and

They’re Coming to Invade Your Home: ANTS!


As the East Tennessee weather gets warmer, more and more insects will begin to come alive, looking for delicious spots to invade your home. One pest we are sure to see a lot of