Pest Control in Ooltewah, TN

Pest Authority in Ooltewah

We provide preventative pest control services to neighborhoods throughout Ooltewah.

  • Mill Run
  • Concord Audobon
  • Gaylon Heights
  • Georgetown Bay
  • Homewood
  • Pine Ridge
  • Royal Harbour
  • Seven Lakes
  • Timber Trace
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Common Pests in Ooltewah, Tennessee

Located just outside of Chattanooga, the town of Ooltewah, TN experiences mild winters and hot, humid summers. Unfortunately, our climate makes your home prime real estate for all sorts of insects and pests. If your property is plagued by unwanted critters, don’t stress. Pest Authority of Chattanooga is here to help. We work with leading scientist to develop safe, effective pest removal treatments and strategies. Our patented exterior treatment, Barrier 360, offers a proactive, all-in-one protection plan that safeguards the perimeter of your property from dozens of insects.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can make you dread going to sleep. Their name comes from their tendency to nest in bed sheets and mattresses. Most active at night, these tiny, reddish insects feed on human blood, leaving their victims covered in itchy red marks. Don’t put up with these pesky home invaders. Call Pest Authority of Chattanooga for a thorough, long-lasting bed bug removal.

Bees & Stinging Insects

Ooltewah, TN is home to 74 stinging insect species including carpenter bees, sweat bees, European hornets, and red paper wasps. Although bees are an important part of healthy ecosystems, they can be extremely dangerous to those with allergies. Along with other stinging insects like hornets and wasps, bees are liable to swarm in large numbers and will return to their home location if not properly removed.

Cockroaches

Due to Ooltewah’s humid summers, roaches are a common household pest. Known for their resilience, this ancient insect is able to survive with very little food or water and sustain serious injury for weeks on end. Combined with their impressive speed, these creatures can be extremely hard to both kill and catch. Unfortunately, this hardy bug can also spread E. Coli and salmonella to your food sources. That’s why it’s so important to call in experts like Pest Authority as soon as you notice signs of an infestation.

Silverfish

Silverfish thrive in damp places like laundry rooms, basements, and bathrooms. These quick, wingless insects are good at scampering just out of reach, frustrating homeowners across our region. They feed on just about anything they can find, such as clothes, wallpaper, rugs, book glue, and dust. You can identify them by their long, ribbed bodies and large antennae.

Spiders

The southern black widow and the brown recluse, both native to the Ooltewah area, are venomous spiders whose bites produce flu-like symptoms in adults. You can recognize these spiders by their appearance: black widows are black with hourglass shaped red markings and brown recluses are solid light brown. Although many spider species are harmless and can help catch insects in your home, not everyone is comfortable sharing their space with these eight-legged house guests. At Pest Authority of Chattanooga, we’ll not only remove all spiders from your home, but make sure they stay out for good.

DIY Tips for preventing these pests

While serious infestations require professional pest control, there are simple steps you can take to stop pests from entering your Ooltewah area home. Keep your family and property safe from snakes, insects, and other vermin with the following tips:

  • When possible, make sure all doors and windows are fully sealed and closed. Invest in a window screen if not installed already.
  • Trim away excess shrubbery, branches, and other vegetation. Try to avoid cultivating plant life right next to your home.
  • Seal all holes and cracks on your home’s exterior, including gaps under doors and holes surrounding piping.
  • Keep spaces like attics, laundry rooms, basements, and crawl spaces dry and well-ventilated.
  • To ward off houseflies, mosquitoes, and ants, plant basil, citronella grass, marigolds, and mint.
  • Check clothes and pet fur for pests upon returning home from time spent outdoors.
  • Make sure your property is free of lumber piles and standing water, as these are popular breeding grounds for insects.

Ooltewah is a cozy town situated outside the city of Chattanooga, TN. Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Ooltewah is around 10 miles from the Tennessee River. As of the 2010 census, the town had a population of just 687. The town’s name derives from a Native American word typically translated to mean “water town,” "principal ground," and “owl’s roost.” Ooltewah’s boarders overlap with the neighboring town of Collegedale.

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