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The Latest Buzz on Carpenter Bees

Posted on 4/8/2010 at 2:44PM by Shay Runion
Is that faint buzzing noise outside your home making you crazy? First you thought it might be an air conditioner, right? Or, perhaps a lawnmower in the distance? Why won't it EVER stop? You can blame that persistant sound on this season's latest invaders -- carpenter bees. They're back and buzzing louder than ever throughout the south. Our Arrow offices in Georgia and Tennessee have also been buzzing -- with calls about carpenter bees, so heed our advice and be on the lookout for these potentially damaging pests. If you haven't seen them yet this spring, here's what to look for: Carpenter bees are large bees that resemble bumble bees, but are differentiated by a bare and sh...Read More »
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Unseasonably Cold Temperatures Will Not Eliminate Spring Termite Risks

Posted on 3/3/2010 at 12:37PM 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 vig...Read More »
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Keeping Pests Away With A Few Simple STEPS®

Posted on 11/4/2009 at 12:00AM 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 e...Read More »
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5 Creepy Crawler Bug Costumes You Won’t See Kids Wearing

Posted on 10/27/2009 at 1:57PM 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! [lady_bug_costume,StoryPhoto,Center] # 5: Earwigs [earwig,StoryPhoto,Center] 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 cla...Read More »
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