Posted on 9/23/2010
by Shay Runion
While the summer heat may still be lingering around, everyone
knows that fall is right around the corner. A common myth we often
hear associated with the upcoming season is that pests disappear
when temperatures cool down. Unfortunately, this is not the case -
in fact, some pests are more active than ever!
Every fall, we receive an increase in pest control-related calls
from homeowners. Here's a list of the top five, most active pests
we treat this time of the year … and some tips on how to keep them
Rodents: Rodents such as mice and rats are
very common fall intruders. Similar to human beings, they thrive on
food and shelter. To prevent rodents from entering the h...Read More »
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
...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...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
underne...Read More »