For many years pests have been a
threat to the quality of life we all enjoy due to their ability to
transmit disease and cause significant property damage.
Unfortunately, our team of experts is predicting that 2014 will be
no different. To help you be prepared, we have put together a list
of the top five pests that we believe will be the most active and
have the potential to cause you significant problems this year
including ants, fleas, termites, rodents and mosquitoes.
Keep Your Family and Home Safe from These Five Pests
Although they may be small in size, ants continue to be one of
the most common reasons why people seek help from professional pest
control companies. There are actually more than 700 different
species of ants in the U.S. alone and each requires different
methods of treatment making them particularly hard to remove from
Fido is not the only one that should be worried about fleas in
2014. Fleas have become increasingly resistant to common treatment
methods allowing them to quickly breed and making them very
difficult to control. Always on the lookout for a warm-blooded host
to attack, they are not only attracted to family pets but humans as
Living in our area, it's not if you will get termites in and
around your home, but when. These voracious eaters are active year
round and are responsible for nearly $5 billion in property damage
every year. The bad news is their damage is rarely covered by
homeowners insurance. The best prevention to avoid the financial
burden of termites is to have your property protected with a 24/7/365
protection plan. We also recommend that you have your property
inspected for termites annually by a licensed professional.
Rodents are another pest that we predict will cause commotion in
2014. These not so cute furry intruders can enter the home through
a crack as small as a nickel and once inside your home they can
wreak havoc by spreading diseases, causing structural damage to
your property and often bring with them other pests like fleas,
ticks and mites. Rodents reproduce very quickly making them
difficult to control.
Mosquitoes have long topped the list of pest concerns in the
South and unfortunately they are not going anywhere in 2014. We
know them from the red, itchy welts that they leave behind but they
can also transmit diseases such as West Nile Virus and
Encephalitis. Mosquitoes need very small amounts of stagnant water
to breed, a bottle cap full is enough, and take just 1-10 days to
develop from egg to adult.
Contact Your Local Arrow Exterminators Professional
If you spot any of these pests in or around your home, we
suggest you contact a licensed pest professional immediately to
prevent a full-blown infestation. Arrow Exterminators is a
full-service company specializing in pest & termite
protection as well as mosquito, wildlife, and fire ant control. For a
free, no-obligation complete home evaluation, call us at
888-462-7769 or click here to complete our free
whole home evaluation form.
We hope this information will help you protect your family and
your home in 2014!