Posted on 3/3/2010
by Shay Runion
The arrival of spring's warmer temperatures also means the
arrival of spring pests. The wet conditions we experienced this
winter provided the prefect breeding ground for one of our region's
most dangerous pests, termites. Termites cause more than $5 billion
in property damage every year, despite cold temperatures. And the
damage incurred by termites is often an expense that is not covered
by homeowners' insurance.
Termites chew through structures 24-hours a day and can be found
in various places throughout the home including concrete, wood,
carpeting, floors and even wallpaper.
Because a termite infestation may be hard to control, it is
important for homeowners to be vigilant now in p...Read More »
Posted on 11/4/2009
by Shay Runion
You may have noticed that the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. A warm house and a warm meal start to become more appealing this time of year. Unfortunately, these fall comforts appeal to pests too. This is the time of year when mice, chipmunks, raccoons and squirrels are looking for a place to call home, and it may be inside your house. To help protect your home, Arrow Exterminators has created Sustainability Through Environmental Practices and Solutions, or STEPS™, a three-part system to get to the root of the problem and keep pest infestations from becoming a serious predicament.
Mice are known to be a major problem this time of year. They can enter a h...Read More »
Posted on 10/27/2009
by Shay Runion, VP of Professional Development
With Halloween right around the corner, kids are aflutter with
thoughts of candy and dressing up. Halloween can be scary enough
for little guys, so parents often choose cutesy costumes for the
younger ones, like the ladybug pictured below. Older kids often
take on the scarier ghosts and ghouls, but more likely than not,
you won't see them choosing our Top 5 Creepy Crawler Bugs for their
costumes - and with good reason!
# 5: Earwigs
Earwigs earned their name a long time ago. They were thought to
crawl into the ears of sleeping people, and once inside, the Earwig
would bore into the brain! Earwigs have claw-like forceps, a...Read More »
Posted on 10/2/2009
by Rick Bell
Last week Tommy Irvin, Georgia Department of Agriculture
Commissioner, issued a statement to Georgians warning them to be
vigilant in protecting their homes and businesses from potential
increased termite activity due to recent rainfall and subsequent
flooding. "Now is a good time to review or re-establish termite
control measures that may have been disturbed by the flooding,"
It's unfortunate for Georgia homeowners to experience a natural
disaster like this on a variety of levels but taking a chance on
loss of termite protection through a 100 year weather event
occurrence is a gamble that shouldn't be taken.
Contacting a licensed pest management professional is the best
wa...Read More »