Posted on 8/30/2010
by Shay Runion
Can you hear that? It's an audible groan from kids across the
country as they head back to school … It's officially time for
tests, homework and after-school activities to resume.
At Arrow Exterminators, this is a time when we usually notice an
increase in pest-related calls in public places, such as schools.
It's a fact that when large amounts of people congregate in small
areas, it's easier for pests to spread quickly.
Bed bugs, ants and fleas are a common sight in any elementary
school or college. College students, in particular, need to be
aware of the rise in bed bug infestations. We always warn college
students not to buy second-hand furniture without inspecting it
first. Often, ...Read More »
Posted on 7/26/2010
by Shay Runion
If you are like any of the many employees that work here at
Arrow Exterminators, your backyard is your private sanctuary. It's
a place where you can kick back and relax and enjoy the fantastic
summer weather. Nothing beats grilling burgers and hot dogs while
family and friends play games in the yard or take a dip in the
Unfortunately, your family and friends aren't the only ones
having fun in your backyard … Mid-to-late summer is when the
fearsome four - fire ants, mosquitoes, wasps and yellowjackets -
are most active, crashing parties and killing good moods at
barbeques pretty much everywhere.
To prevent fire ants, wasps, yellowjackets and mosquitoes from
invading your outdoor h...Read More »
Posted on 7/13/2010
by Brad Whitten, SVP of Operations
While we normally blog about pests that affect all of our
customers, this week we would like to do a special post for all of
our Phoenix-based customers.
Phoenicians certainly encounter their share of rodents, wildlife
and nuisance pests, but they also have to battle the dangerous, and
sometimes lethal, scorpion. Most commonly found outdoors, it's
important to keep an eye out for these pests inside of the home as
well, since they are drawn toward cooler temperatures during the
As any smart Phoenician can attest, no one puts on a pair of
shoes without checking for any guests that may be lurking inside!
Scorpions can also be found hiding inside of clothing and
underneath beds and ru...Read More »
Posted on 6/21/2010
by Cindy Mannes, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Arrow Exterminators
According to a recent article in the New York Times, mosquitoes
find some people tastier than others. While many think they are
more attracted to the sweeter sex due to women's higher estrogen
levels, the fact is that gender does play a role but not in the way
most people think.
As one report in the Annals of Internal Medicine
points out, men are more likely to be attacked, primarily because
of their body size. "Larger persons tend to attract more
mosquitoes," the study said, "perhaps because of their greater
relative heat or carbon dioxide."
"In addition to carbon dioxide, lactic acid is strong attractant
which is why people are attacked more when they are outside and
sweating" said D...Read More »