Pest Control in Chattanooga, TN

Pest Control Service in Chattanooga

We provide preventative pest control services to neighborhoods throughout Chattanooga.

  • Northshore
  • Alton Park
  • Brainerd Hills
  • Avondale
  • Fort Cheatem
  • Clifton Hills
  • Fort Wood
  • Highland Park
  • Belvoir
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Common Pests in Chattanooga

Nestled between the Appalachian and Cumberland mountain ranges and the Tennessee River and Moccasin Bend, Chattanooga is a breeding ground for pests. Although climate is moderate,  the hot summers and rainy spring and fall months tend to attract the area’s nastier bugs.

Pest Authority of Chattanooga is here to help with our Barrier 360 exterior treatments. We’ll create a pest-proof barrier around your home’s perimeter that prevents insects from ever entering your property. Our treatments will stop infestations in their tracks and prevent future ones from occurring. We take care of all the area’s most common pests, including:

Ants

Ants are very common in Chattanooga. During the spring and summer months, they tend to invade homes while looking for food. Every colony has a fine-tuned system for locating the food and bringing it back. When you find a couple of ants in your home, you’re bound to have hundreds within minutes.

Pest Authority will help you take back your home with our Barrier 360 exterior treatment. We’ll create an ant-proof border around your home that keeps them out. Since fire ants and carpenter ants are common in the area, we have specialized treatment plans to handle those infestations.

Bed Bugs

Bed bug infestations are a real nuisance. Because they latch onto your luggage, you may bring them home with you after traveling. Since bed bugs are so good at hiding, it could take weeks to realize you have an infestation. These brown, oval-shaped insects will nest in your bed linens, mattresses, furniture, and even your baseboards and walls.

Besides being annoying, bed bug infestations are also unhealthy. Their bites will leave red, itchy welts all along your body. They’ll also stain your linens and clothes with blood spots. Don’t suffer from these freeloading pests. Pest Authority of Chattanooga can get rid of them for good.

Carpet Beetles

Chattanooga is home to a wide variety of beetles. Asian lady beetles, black blister beetles, ladybugs, and more are common in our area. Despite all the different sizes and types, beetles are easily identifiable with their oval shape, hardened shell, and wings. While mostly harmless to people, you still don’t want hundreds of them invading your home. Our Barrier 360 exterior treatments will keep them out.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are a very common pest to find in Chattanooga area homes. Unfortunately, they’re also one of the hardest to get rid of. These pests are incredibly resilient and can survive off of little to no food and water. Even worse, they’re great at hiding and can be found virtually anywhere in your home. Cockroaches are known to frequent bathrooms, kitchens, cupboards, cabinets, and even floors and baseboards.

One species of cockroach that Chattanooga homeowners may find are flying cockroaches. As the name suggests, these pests have wings – but they typically don’t use them. Flying cockroaches are attracted to heat and moisture, making Chattanooga a prime target in the cold and wet months. If you find cockroaches of any kind in your home, our local professionals will be there to remove them for good.

Crickets

Cricket infestations are a headache. Their loud chirping noises and ability to jump far distances make them easily identifiable, but hard to catch. These yellowish-brown bugs will mostly stay outside, but they may enter your home while seeking shelter from the hot summer air. Since crickets are attracted to moisture, your basements, crawlspaces, and bathrooms are a prime target for an infestation.

FLEAS

One of the most common ways for fleas to enter your home is on your beloved pets. Fleas jump and cling onto their fur, where they’re carried inside. Even if you use flea collars or other preventive measures, fleas can still enter your home through wild animals unknowingly living in your crawlspace.

When you have fleas in your home, it’s hard to control the infestation on your own. These pests are incredibly tiny and hard to see or catch. Beyond annoying, fleas are also dangerous. They make nests in your furniture and can damage your personal property. Even worse, they can leave itchy, red bites all along your body. Pest Authority will protect your home from these pests with our Barrier 360 treatment plans.

Mice

When mice invade your home, it could take a while before you realize they’re inside. Mice can live undetected in your home’s dark crevices and corners – or even in your walls! They are incredibly resilient, great at hiding, and hard to catch. Since mice reproduce quickly, two creatures could turn into a full-blown infestation if you don’t catch it fast enough.

No one wants a mouse infestation in their home. Beyond being annoying, they are extremely hazardous to your health. Mice will eat and contaminate your food, leave droppings everywhere, and could potentially carry deadly diseases. If you have a mouse infestation, let Pest Authority of Chattanooga take care of the situation. We have special treatment plans to get rid of them for good.

Moths

Many different types of moths can be found in Chattanooga area homes. They’re easy to identify with their wings and triangular shape, but they’re hard to catch. Moths are known to fly and circle around artificial lights. While they are harmless, having an infestation of them flying around in your home can be a headache. Let Pest Authority of Chattanooga take care of them for you.

Spiders

A spider infestation is a Chattanooga homeowner’s worst nightmare. As one of the most unwanted pests in the area, a full-blown spider infestation can be scary.

Black widows and brown recluses are common in the Chattanooga area. Be careful if you find them in your home. These spiders are incredibly dangerous, with deadly venom that can harm and kill. Homeowners typically find them in dry, dark areas like attics, crawlspaces, sheds, and woodpiles. If you find an infestation, give us a call. We’ll handle the situation for you.

DIY Tips for preventing these pests

When you have a pest infestation in your Chattanooga area home, you’ll need a professional pest control service to eliminate them completely. Luckily, there are ways you can prevent them from ever occurring. Here are a few preventive measures you can take to protect your home:

  • Clean up crumbs and spills from your surfaces as soon as they happen.
  • Store food in tightly sealed containers.
  • Seal all entry points.
  • Use tight fitting lids on your garbage cans.
  • Regularly wash your clothing and fabrics.
  • Replace and remove dry rotting or dead wood.
  • Keep your home clean and sanitary.
  • Fix any moisture problems you may have and repair water leaks.

When you actively take precautions, it is less likely for pests to invade your home. The less attractive your home is, the less likely you’ll ever get an infestation.

Originally inhabited by Native Americans, Chattanooga was named by the Cherokee who founded the town in the 1770s. By the 1830s, Chattanooga turned into a booming city and popular community. Now, it is the county seat of Hamilton County and the fourth largest city in Tennessee. With a population of over 180,000, it is home to many families and young professionals. Located in the eastern part of Tennessee, Chattanooga is surrounded by many natural features. The city is nestled between the ridge-and-valley Appalachians and Walden’s Ridge, with the Tennessee River cutting through. Chattanooga experiences four seasons, with mild winters and hot, muggy summers. The fall and spring months are extremely rainy, which encourages many bugs to seek shelter. Between the city’s geography and climate, it’s no wonder that Chattanooga homeowners play host to many different pests. Pest Authority of Chattanooga is here to help homeowners take back their home. Our Barrier 360 exterior treatments will stop infestations in their tracks and prevent future ones from ever occurring.

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