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
s...Read More »
Posted on 6/8/2010
by Shay Runion
It's June, which means we have three beautiful months of summer
ahead of us. Do you and your family have any plans? While it's a
carefree time for the kids, with no schoolwork or studying, it can
be a stressful time of the year for most parents.
Luckily, we at Arrow Exterminators have come up with a few ideas
to ease your worries and keep your kids from bugging out over the
next few months. Try one of our fun and educational activities, and
we're sure it will help keep them entertained all summer long!
Have Fun With Science: No matter where you live, there is sure
to be a science center or insectarium near you. They usually
consist of fun, interactive exhibits that are a...Read More »
Posted on 5/28/2010
by Cindy Mannes
School's not the only thing out for summer. Fleas and ticks are
out too! With swimming pools opening and baseball season in full
swing, it's a great time of the year to enjoy the great outdoors…
Just be sure not to bring any uninvited "housepests" back inside
No matter the activity - hiking, biking, running - if you're
outdoors, it's important to remember that you're never alone.
Hundreds of ticks and fleas are watching your every move, looking
for a way to get indoors. These pests can easily hitch a ride into
your home on clothing, skin or on your favorite four-legged friend.
And, once they find a way in, watch out -infestations and serious
health problems may be...Read More »
Posted on 5/7/2010
by Cindy Mannes, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer
The snow has melted and winter is long gone, but Old Man Winter
isn't done with our area yet. Mosquitoes are back- with a
vengeance. The unusually moist ground combined with the warm spring
temperatures have created the perfect breeding ground for
mosquitoes. Our offices from Atlanta to Dallas are being inundated
with calls from customers requesting one of our seasonal mosquito
treatments, and it is only May!
Mosquitoes are active from dusk until dawn, and will travel a
long distance for a blood meal, up to 14 miles. In addition to the
itchy, red bumps we're used to receiving from mosquitoes, they can
also spread diseases, such as West Nile Virus and malaria.
Mosquitoes l...Read More »