Posted on 9/23/2009
by Shay Runion
Back to school season is in full swing and students across the
country are learning new and exciting things. While most students
will be learning reading, writing and arithmetic, they probably
aren't learning about the potential bugs living in their
lunchboxes, lockers or backpacks. Pests such as lice, fleas and bed
bugs, all have the potential to bite and leave behind painful
sores. They also can easily spread disease.
Here is a list of the most common pests found in schools and how
to recognize them.
Deer ticks are small black pests, about the size of a sesame
seed. They're known for the distinct red bull's eye rash they leave
if you get bitten. They can carry Lyme Disease and may b...Read More »
Posted on 8/25/2009
by Shay Runion
If you have a dog, you’ve seen it before; your pet seems to be scratching at the same spot over and over again. Usually the telltale sign that your poor pup has fleas. But what many don’t realize, is those same fleas, may be biting you and your family, too. Most people think an itchy red bump is from summer’s more famous pest—mosquitoes. Few people realize they could have a flea problem inside their home.
Fleas breed extremely quickly and they have the ability to jump 150 times their own length, allowing them to quickly spread through your home. In addition, fleas can spread serious illness to you and your pet.
Here are a few tips to keep fleas away from your hom...Read More »
Posted on 8/12/2009
by Gail Johnston
Arrow is truly committed to the communities where we work and
live. I recently had the opportunity, along with ten of my
co-workers, to accept phone pledges during the Camp Twin Lakes
Radiothon, a one-day event held each July. While manning the phone
lines, our group had the opportunity to see the many faces of
campers we were helping out as well as to hear the heartfelt
stories of how the camp has positively impacted their lives. A
total of $229,790 was raised during this event and in its first
four years, the radiothon has raised more the $1M in support of
Camp Twin Lakes. We couldn't have been more thrilled to have been a
part of this important fund- raising effort.
Camp Twin Lakes i...Read More »
Posted on 7/30/2009
by Rick Bell
The housing market has been the subject of intense scrutiny over
the past few months. According to the National Association of
Realtors, there are currently 3.8 million homes "on the market."
Certainly homeowners recognize that a house is a major investment
and if they ever have to sell - even in a difficult economy - it
must be in great shape without any major issues.
But often there is one crucial matter that both home owners and
buyers often overlook: underlying pest issues. Every year, damage
caused by pest infestations costs homeowners billions of dollars in
repairs. Termites alone cause more than $5 billion in property
damage each year, and can threaten the structure of a home. An...Read More »