Local or national pest control

When faced with pest issues, one must choose between a local or national pest control company.  We are one “Google pest control” away from many options. 

Google “local pest control” first

Thanks to big budgets, national marketing and branding companies have successfully made their names a fixture. 

When deciding between a local or a national pest company, try reading the Google reviews. You can’t help but notice that our customers frequently refer to our employees by name in the reviews. 

National pest control companies aren’t bad. They are large and successful pest control companies. We easily recognize their names and logos and feel like we “know” them. 

Why choose a local pest control company?

  1. A local pest control company may be able to charge you less for the same services.
  2. We live here, too. A local company will be well aware of all the seasonal pest infestations that are happening where YOU are, not where THEY are.
  3. A local pest control company can work with your schedules and needs, not what “corporate” tells them to do.

We are a locally owned pest control business.

Working with a locally owned business like Lawn and Pest Solutions means that you are getting very personal service. We work hard to retain our employees for years so that customer relationships are solid and built on trust. 

Our pest technicians are trustworthy, honest, hardworking and loyal. We don’t send in “fly by night” employees to spray inside your home. You won’t be worried to see our guys spraying in your lawn or on your patio. 

Just #askpaul

In addition to providing reliable technicians, our owner Paul Welborn feels personally responsible for each customer. It is not uncommon for him to show up at a home to help solve an unusual pest issue. He is committed to making sure the customer gets the best possible service.

Whether loading up trucks at 6:45 a.m. or frying up fish at employee appreciation day, Paul is there. Creating personal relationships with his employees and investing in their futures is important to Paul. He believes that qualified trained technicians who want to stay with the company is key to keeping customers happy. 

When the company sees itself as a team, everyone benefits, including the customers. This is why it is important to choose a local pest control company over a national one. We provide outstanding customer service and stand behind our programs. We serve the North Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee areas with outstanding pest control. Contact our office 24/7 to get a very fast response and outstanding service. 

Why clean gutters?

The task of cleaning gutters is not super appealing to most. Just getting out the ladder and climbing to the roof is a job in itself. But keeping your gutters clean is a preventative measure for more than just creating a clear path for heavy rain. Clogged gutters cause trouble, and before you know it…

One thing leads to another

  • If you don’t clean your gutters, they become clogged with leaves and debris.
  • Clogged gutters don’t drain properly and they collect water.
  • Collected water attracts mosquitoes.
  • Collected water causes wood to decay and rot.
  • Rotted and decaying wood attract termites.

But wait, there’s more.

As a result of clogged gutters, washed areas form. These areas can hold water close to your foundation. This causes the soil to become saturated and water can seep under your foundation.  

Overflowing gutters wash out mulch and flower beds near your home. These washed areas thin out your lawn. Thinned areas in your lawn give weed seeds an open area to grow and germinate. 

Do the right thing.

Make it a priority to clean out your gutters this spring. Clean gutters can prevent a multitude of problems. While we don’t offer gutter cleaning services, Lawn and Pest Services can assist you with termites, mosquitoes, and weed control

We can also help you nurture your lawn to its’ best health. Contact us here for more information about getting a quote. We serve the North Mississippi and Memphis area neighborhoods of Tennessee.

Choosing a termite professional

Before choosing a termite professional, you may wonder, do you “need” a termite professional? Yes, and here is why.

Termites cause $5 billion in damage per year to homes in the United States. FIVE BILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGE, PER YEAR.

Doesn’t insurance cover termite damage?

Rarely. Termite damage is considered preventable through “home maintenance.” In the simplest terms, if you could have prevented it, you should have.

Do your research

When choosing a termite professional it is important to do your homework. States regulate and require that termite technicians be licensed. However, some companies do the minimum required to satisfy those regulations.

Constant training at Lawn and Pest Solutions

Weekly meetings and occasional class settings provide Lawn and Pest Solutions pest techs with the most up to date information and training available. We choose to provide additional training in order to provide the safest and most effective termite protection to our customers.

In addition to training our technicians, our licensing requires ongoing training for management. Being a select provider of the Sentricon System requires even more training and in-depth knowledge of termites. So not only are our techs getting more training, our management is required to have ongoing training. All of this education is a part of being licensed to provide the Sentricon System for our customers.

What is a termite contract?

Before you sign a contract, make sure you fully understand the details and pricing. Don’t be afraid to ask your technician lots of questions. 

At Lawn and Pest Solutions, a termite contract includes:

  • An interior AND exterior inspection of your home.
  • A full treatment as defined by state regulations.  This can be a liquid application that is trenched and injected into the soil around your foundation, or a bait station application around the perimeter of your home.

Your termite contract should include:

  • type of application performed
  • products used
  • diagram of the structure treated
  • cost for the initial treatment and ongoing annual inspections.

Annual inspections must include:

  •   interior AND exterior inspection of your home

Please note: If your current provider comes by and hangs an invoice once a year, you have not received a proper inspection. 

Prevention is the best medicine. 

When choosing a termite professional, we make it pretty easy. Avoid the costs and headaches of repairing your home with a Termite 360 program from Lawn & Pest Solutions. Check out our Ask Paul termite playlist if you have any questions!

Contact our office any time of day or night and let us schedule a visit to your home or business. Our company offers the best termite and pest control services! Lawn and Pest Solutions serves the North Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee areas. 

Memphis pest control

Controlling pests in Memphis, TN is as easy as calling Lawn and Pest Solutions. We are specialists in pest control and can help you no matter where you are with a pest “situation.”

Are you ready for the professionals?

Whether in Memphis, Germantown or Collierville, keeping your home free of pests is a team effort. We go into homes every day to rid them of pests, but half of the battle is in prevention. 

Here are three ways to help you keep pests from ever entering your home

Clean up debris outside your home. 

Remove piles of twigs and leaves, bag them up and get them off of your property. Those piles make wonderful homes for pests. Any fallen branches or limbs leaning against your home should be removed. Branches that touch your home are like “ladders.” Squirrels, mice, and other pests use these to access your roof, attic, cracks in the home. 

Seal up your home.

Walk around outside and look closely for cracks and crevices where tiny mice and more could squeeze in. Look for the smallest openings around windows, under doors, gaps between the roof and home. Seal up those openings, if pests can’t get in, much of your problem is solved!

Clean up your home.

The most important place to keep clean is your kitchen. Keeping the inside of your home free of open food and water is a never ending, but very necessary process. Don’t leave dirty dishes in your sink overnight or leave pet food out overnight. Be sure to store pet food in an airtight container. Check your pantry to be sure that all food is sealed. Easy to access sweets and dry pastas are easy feeding sources for pests.

These three chores should be done regularly inside and outside of your Memphis home to help fight the war against pests. 

Our licensed pest technicians will spray outside and inside your home on their initial visit. This visit includes a thorough inspection inside and out, and if they can help close up those entry points for pests, they will. 

Our techs will also advise you on anything else you can do to help prevent pests. After the initial spraying, all follow up treatments are completed outside of your home. After the first (indoor) treatment, you don’t have to be home for the following (outdoor) treatments. 

Whether you are fighting roaches, ants, millipedes, or any other pests in your home, we can help you. You can contact our office any day or time by leaving a message on our website.

 Join us at Lawn and Pest Solutions to experience the LPS Difference. Ask about the Pest360 program. Read our reviews on Google and see our satisfied customers.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about our company and our professional and friendly technicians. We serve the Memphis, TN and North Mississippi areas.

Roaches

No matter who you are or how clean your kitchen is, one roach can ruin the movie, dinner or party. Let’s not even venture into the sighting of a roach at a restaurant. 

Roaches are some of the most common pests found in homes. They can cause problems in the form of diseases like E. Coli, Shigella, and Salmonella.They are the one “pest” we can all agree upon as being the most gross, most vigilant and most equalizing of all pests. 

Seeing a roach SHOULD make you want to call a pest professional. There are many factors that make controlling roaches frustrating, like:

What is the species of roach?

What are the conditions causing roaches?

What treatment should you apply?

Before you DIY this problem…

Be aware that DIY treatments can drive roaches to hide deeper.  A pest professional knows the best course of treatment and is educated on the varieties of roaches.

Roaches have an extreme ability to reproduce. They also emit a terrible smell, which is what this familiar sound bite references. So what are you going to do about cockroaches?

Help US help YOU.

There are things you can do to help prevent an infestation of roaches. The old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” rings true!

Eliminate food sources.

Remove unwanted food from kitchen cabinets and your sink.

Empty the garbage regularly. 

Seal food items in airtight containers.

Put away dog food.

Clear out clutter.

Clean your surfaces.

Clean out your drains.

Seal off cracks and entrances.

And then call us. 

You can rely on our licensed pest professionals to launch a personal attack on the roaches in your home or business. We have the tools and insecticides that are targeted to the specific type of roaches for your area. 

You can also reach out to us at 662-534-4535, 901-560-2399, or fill out our online contact form to know more about our local bed bug exterminators.

Hiring a Pest Professional

How do you know when you need to hire a pest professional? Is it the first time you walk the pesticide aisle of a home improvement store? 

The big bags of chemicals and small containers of mysterious liquids are intimidating. The fine print on the bags and bottles along with the smells of their contents are a lot to process. 

You may say to yourself “I don’t know what I am doing here”. Maybe it is time for you to consider the benefits of hiring a pest professional! 

You may ask yourself…

Is this the right formula? 

Is this safe for my pet? 

What will happen if my children touch/eat this? Where do I spray? 

Do I spray it once a week? Month? Year?

What is in this stuff?

And for this writer… Where did we put the sprayer, and how do I get this smelly stuff inside of it?

With all of that in mind, a DIY insecticide program should bring up a lot of uncertainties.

Hiring a pest professional sounds like a good idea. 

Most of us pay someone more knowledgeable to change our oil, rotate our tires and resolve plumbing problems. Why do we think we can fend off an infestation of roaches? 

Hiring a pest professional can give you peace of mind. A pest professional undergoes continual training to maintain certification. In addition to that, at Lawn and Pest Solutions, our pest professionals have additional standards to maintain. 

When, what, where and how much.

Our licensed pest professionals at Lawn and Pest Solutions apply pesticides that are specific to the area you live. These treatments apply to the specific problems you have.

  • Our pros look for points of entry and help you exclude them.
  • Our pros broom down cobwebs and wasps nests outside so they don’t set up camp outside your home. 
  • Our pros know “what’s coming” ….(for instance, we know ants are more active in wet weather).
  • Our pros are proactive. We like to prevent pest problems, not just solve them. 
  • Our pros have seen it all. We know where to look, what to look under, what signs to look for when solving pest problems. 

Hiring a pest professional is a no-brainer.

At Lawn and Pest Solutions, our pest professionals are here to solve your problems. You don’t have to be a DIY pest guy, just call us with your pest problems and questions. Leave the hiring of pest professionals up to us.

Leave the YouTube tutorials to the stay at home chemists. They can mix up their homemade roach spray in their kitchens. Meanwhile, you can feel confident in our trained pest professionals. We are here for you. 

Call our office today to have peace of mind. We serve the North Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee areas.

Pests in Christmas decorations

Pests in Christmas decorations have hilariously become a part of our holiday traditions. Watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is something many of us include in our December playlist. The infamous scene of Chevy Chase being attacked by the squirrel living in his tree will live forever!

So how DID that squirrel get into the Griswold’s tree? 

He hitchhiked in with it, of course! We say this again and again, the biggest key to keeping your home pest-free is never letting pests into your home. One of the easiest ways for pests to get into your home at this time of year is via your Christmas decorations. 

Why do pests like Christmas decor so much?

As you unpack the precious ornaments your children made long ago, have you noticed any changes? The ice cream cone reindeer may be missing his cinnamon candy nose.  Pests enjoy edible ornaments children make like candy cane reindeer and cookie dough snowmen. Some ornaments that we might not consider to be edible, pests do! 

It’s not too late!

If you have already decorated for the season, pack them up appropriately when you take them down. Here are a few tips to keep pests out of your Christmas decorations over the next year:

Store everything in air tight plastic containers. Cardboard boxes are not an option.

If you have an artificial tree, wrap it up tightly in plastic.

If you have hung artificial wreaths or garlands outside, shake them out and wrap them just as tightly. At the very least, store them in an air tight plastic tub.

As you lug boxes to and from your attic, basement or storage room, consider how pests can get in the box. It’s not hard to get into a cardboard box if you are a pest. Next Christmas, when you bring decor back into your house, just remember you are bringing ALL of the contents into your house.

Whether you take your Christmas decorations down December 26th or Valentine’s Day, putting them away is as important as decorating day. Keeping pests away is important when they are going up or coming down! 

Starting with a basement, attic, storage room and home that are already pest free helps keep pests away year round. What you bring into your home at the holidays is something you can control. 

Lawn and Pest Solutions in New Albany, MS can help you prevent pests year round. We have licensed technicians who are trained to thoroughly inspect your home and treat them for your specific needs. We service Memphis, TN and all over North Mississippi and would be glad to provide pest services for inside and outside of your home or business. Contact us here to begin your pest free holidays. 

What are the dangers of DIY pest control?

While there are plenty of dangers associated with DIY pest control, have you even considered what a time-consuming project this could be? The online research, the time spent in the home supply store, the READING OF DIRECTIONS…must we go on?

Of course, there are plenty of people who like to think they can “do” everything. Repair the toilet, replace the dishwasher, fix the roof, patch up the drywall, any names coming to mind yet?

For DYI pest control, there are real dangers that should be of concern before you (or your spouse) decide today is the day to get rid of that bedbug infestation on your own. Read about this over zealous DIY pest control “expert” here.

Easy DIY you can safely do to help with pest control at home

We give this same advice at least once a month to our Lawn and Pest Solutions readers:

  • Remove sources of food, especially dirty dishes in sinks and pet food from the floor.
  • Put away food on counters
  • Store garbage in tightly closed containers, remove from home often if not daily.
  • Check for ways pests can enter your home. Cracks under doors, around windows, torn screens, etc.
  • Remove clutter.
  • Check for leaks around all water sources.
  • Check bags and boxes that have been in storage before bringing them inside. (See Christmas decor)

Why you should NOT try DIY pest control 

There are so many ways to mess up DIY pest control, it’s just not worth it. You can harm your pets, your children, the interior of your home, even the wildlife outside of your home. 

Chemicals must be properly mixed and safely stored. (True story: my mother-in-law is famously known for storing rat poison in a soda bottle in the place where the family kept their soda.) 

Chemicals must be disposed of properly, you don’t want to contaminate the water source of your family or others! “Others” includes the birds and bees and cats and dogs who might be drinking your poisoned water. 

Choose another project for today, we will handle the pests for you.

This guide from the EPA is very easy to read and understand. At Lawn and Pest Solutions in New Albany, MS we do provide safe and effective pest treatment for your home or business. We aren’t just saying “DIY pest control is dangerous” to get more customers. It truly is a dangerous gamble for an untrained “at home expert”. 

Leave it up to us to get your home pest-free and keep it that way. Our licensed pest technicians are ready to serve the Memphis, TN, and North Mississippi areas. They are friendly, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. Let us show you #thelpsdifference. Call us today!