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Did you know Preferred Pest, Termite and Turf is locally owned and operated? Our Owner and technicians are all proud Greater Knoxville Area residents and active members of our communities, and by being involved

It’s Time to be the Envy of Your Neighborhood

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Now is the time to get the lawn you’ve always wanted and be the envy of your neighborhood. Preferred Pest, Termite and Turf specializes in Lawn Care services and September is the time to Aerate and Over

Back to School and Back on the Playground


School is back in session and that means our kids are out running around on playgrounds and getting back into the swing of things. With our kids out of the house that means what

Fleas and Ticks on Those Furry Friends

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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

ATMOX Mounting Dead Area Fan

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