Friday, July 29, 2011

Termite Control Services from Servall

We specialize in:

• Liquid Treatments
• Bait Treatments
• Termite Insurance

Servall offers free inspections to anyone in our service areas. Termite season is here.Termites will begin swarming as soon as spring approaches with temperatures in the 70's. If you have purchased, built, or added onto your house, you should have it inspected to prevent potential structural damage. Termites cause approximately 300 million dollars in damages a year! If you are thinking of building any structure, you should discuss with your Contractor the need to perform soil pre-treatments. Most people don't realize the cost of PRE-treatments is normally half of the cost of POST-treatment!

If you have just purchased a newly constructed home and it isn't covered by a termite contract, you should have it inspected. Without a current termite contract, a structure should be treated every 5 years. Once your home has sustained severe damage, you will not be able to receive a Damage Replacement Contract.

Many people believe that because a building is made with concrete floors or block walls, it is safe from termites. Actually, that is not true! Termite colonies can establish under concrete due to moisture content or wood debris in the backfill.

Spring is the time of year that people feel the need to do maintenance on their biggest investment – their home! Servall Termite Company, LLC can help with your year roundspring project. We can check for termites, moisture, mold, vents access doors and gutters. We can even install floor supports to prevent your floors from sagging, shaking, drywall cracking and doors not opening properly. Remember, all our inspections are free and all work is warranted! In business since 1963, Servall Termite Co. has the experience you can trust. Call and schedule your free inspection so we can help protect your investment and your health!

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Your family's well-being comes first when deciding what's best for your home. The Premise family of products from Bayer provides peace of mind. Premise has delivered responsible elimination that has been proven in more than 1 million homes. Premise is applied at very low rates - up to 10 times lower than some other termite treatments. in fact, of all the termite control products on the market, Premise has the lowest application rate.

You trust Bayer with your health. Now you can trust Bayer with your home.

As professionals who work with termite treatments daily, we're concerned about product safety, just as you are. That's why we use Premise. Premise has an extremely low volatility, which means there are no airborne chemicals, virtually no odor and a low risk for exposure. You even can stay in your home during treatment without worry.

Protect your home from a wide variety of pests with Servall Pest Control. Serving the Western Kentucky region all year long. Learn more at!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pest Control From Servall

Pests can be much more than a nuisance-they can become a threat to your property and potentially your health. That's why pest control is so important around your home. Protection begins with proper inspection. Servall Termite and Pest Control offers the latest in Integrated Pest Management Systems to help you determine the type of pest in your home or business and the best way to manage their removal.

We Specialize In:

• Residential & Commercial Quarterly, Monthly, & Bi-Monthly Service
• Complete Brown Recluse Removal
• Removal of roaches, rodents, ants, silverfish

Full Brown Recluse Spider Service Guaranteed!

Protect your home from a wide variety of pests with Servall Pest Control. Serving the Western Kentucky region all year long. Learn more at!

Monday, July 25, 2011

More About Servall Pest Control

Servall offers pest control and termite treatment, home repair, fungus treatment, and seamless gutter installation. We have four convenient locations to better serve you!

Fungi are organisms that may be found indoors and outdoors. They are part of the natural environment and play an important role in the environment by breaking down and digesting organic material, such as dead leaves. They are neither plants nor animals; they are part of the kingdom Fungi.

No matter how your home is constructed, where it's located, or how old it is, it could be attacked by termites. They are a threat across 70 percent of the world and in every part of the United State except Alaska.

Servall offers the latest in termite treatment technology for your home, vast repair solutions, letters of clearance in buying and selling homes, and installation of residential and commercial seamless aluminum gutters.Visit one of our four convienent locations in West Tennessee and Kentucky.

Protect your home from a wide variety of pests with Servall Pest Control. Serving the Western Kentucky region all year long. Learn more at!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Great Ant Control Tips

Ants can be one of Summer's biggest threats inside you home. Here are some great ant control tips to try before calling in the professionals from the people at the

Even in clean homes, ants can find their way into kitchens and other rooms in search of food. During the warmer spring and summer months, indoor ant invasions are more common. Natural ant control methods are effective in controlling ant invasions, and they're preferable in homes with children or pets. In order to eliminate these and other pests, including termites and silverfish, an action plan with multiple components is your best bet.

Eliminate the Attractions

Make sure the foods that ants like best, like sugar and honey, are stored in the fridge or in jars with rubber gaskets and clamping lids. Screw-top jars without a rubber seal are insufficient, as ants can follow the threads into the jar. Transfer other foods into containers with tight lids, and be aware that cardboard boxes won't keep ants out. If you have pets, either feed them only what they will eat in one sitting before washing out the bowl, or place their food bowl in a "moat" of water in a larger dish or tray. Store garbage in a container with a tight-fitting lid and take it out frequently. Keep countertops and floors free of spills and crumbs.

Make Your Home Unfriendly to Ants

Erase the ants' scent trails by wiping the area with organic substances known to be effective in ant control. These include lemon juice, peppermint oil and vinegar. Sprinkle cayenne pepper, coffee grounds or baking soda in cracks or corners where ants have been seen entering the house. This disrupts ant trails and repels the invaders.

Outside the house, remove all bushes and branches that make contact with the house to prevent ants from using these to gain access through a door, window or plumbing fixture. Around the base of the home's foundation, organic ant control can be achieved by creating a barrier which ants won't want to cross, such as a trail of sprinkled chalk or diatomaceous earth. Electronic pest control is also an increasingly popular option.

Eradicate the Ants

Products which are less harmful to humans and pets yet remain effective in ant extermination often contain boric acid or borax. Use these products where you see ants, and they will carry them back into their nests and share them with the colony. Ant killer products should be used with caution, as they can contain dangerous toxins such as arsenic. In addition, these products sometimes kill the forager ants before they have time to bring the bait into the colony to share, so the ant invasion will likely continue.

When choosing an ant bait, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, if the insecticide bait is working, you will initially see an increase in the number of ants around the bait station, which means that they are feeding or preparing to carry the poison back to the nest. Although you'll undoubtedly be tempted to spray them, just leave them be: the idea is to let the ants eradicate themselves over the course of a few days. Also keep in mind that ants will change their food preferences, so you may need to go through a few different brands of bait to wipe out the whole colony.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Great Tips for Reducing Pests while Still Enjoying the Outdoors

Great Summer weather makes everyone want to go outside and explore the outdoors. Here are some great summer tips to keep pests away while you're outside from the people at the

Summer living goes outdoors in most parts of the country. Flowers are in bloom and the sun is shining and your hammock is waiting for you. Of course, so are the bugs! Here are some of our favorite tips for ridding your backyard of pests.

The first step in pest control is to hit them where they live. In other words, get rid of their living quarters. Most bugs like a cushy pad, so remove nesting materials like bags of mulch, brush and grass piles. Mow your yard as it grows, and keep plants tidy, removing dead leaves, flowers and fruit. Get rid of old birds’ nests and piles of wood and other decaying materials that tend to pile up in one’s backyard.

Bugs also need food and water, so make sure you remove any sources of water, like the standing water in trays under flowerpots, empty containers that collect rainwater and other standing water. Clean out gutters, which can clog and provide nesting materials and water for bugs.

Bug-repellent candles, torches and incense are one way to keep the bugs at bay. They also add to the ambience of the area.

There also is a wide variety of sprays that can be used around your backyard entertaining area that will get rid of bugs and keep them away while you are having your barbecue.

Flies can be deterred by hanging clear bags of water or mirrors on your patio. For some reason, the flies can’t stand these items and will stay away.

Certain plants, like the citronella plant, give off a scent that repels bugs.

You can buy specially made bracelets and even clothes that have a built-in bug repellent. They actually work and will last for several months or washings, whichever comes first.

Remember to be safe with pesticides and that some bugs are actually beneficial … as long as they are not bugging you!

Protect your home from a wide variety of pests with Servall Pest Control. Serving the Western Kentucky region all year long. Learn more at!