Posted on 6/15/2009
by Cindy Mannes
With summer peering around the corner, two things are prone to
getting out of control: the kids and the bugs. School is out, the
energy is running high and kids are looking for something to do.
Luckily, Arrow Exterminators has you covered with educational - yet
fun - activities that will help your kids to chill out despite the
Gather some household items and craft supplies to allow kids to
design their own bug. Be creative! Even an empty toilet paper roll
and some pipe cleaners can turn into an ant.
Revise the standard game of bingo for some vacation fun. The
first child to find five new bugs they do not find at home
Keep fun at a low expense when you encou...Read More »
Posted on 5/18/2009
by Shay Runion
We’ve been receiving a large number of calls from our customers in Florida and Georgia reporting termite swarms. And really it comes as no surprise since the hotter temps and heavy rains have created the perfect conditions for swarming. Even the Florida Department of Agriculture’s Entomology Bureau has taken notice, marking 2009 a banner year for termites.
Swarm season usually begins in March and can last through early June. Swarming occurs when termites decide to expand their territory and leave their nests to create new colonies. Not surprisingly, termites become most visible when they swarm – especially if the swarm happens inside your home.
It’s very common f...Read More »
Posted on 4/29/2009
by Shay Runion
With the record heavy rains we've been experiencing and now that
the higher temperatures are here, this is creating prime conditions
for one of the most dreaded summer pests - the blood-sucking
mosquito. It's only April, and we've already been receiving a
record number of calls reporting mosquito problems.
Mosquito-borne illnesses continue to plague regions of the
country, as evidenced by the increasing incidence of West Nile
Virus over the past year.
The experts at Arrow Exterminators offer these tips to prevent
mosquitoes from interfering with the enjoyment of your property
this season and to safeguard your family:
Replace all standing water at least once a week; this include...Read More »
Posted on 4/28/2009
by Ron Burton
As temperatures heat up in the Southwest part of the country,
residents may notice an increase in scorpion activity. And that
means extremely painful and potentially lethal stings. In fact,
scorpions seem to be everywhere in Phoenix, as our customer calls
requesting service have increased by a large percentage.
While most scorpion stings take place in the home, they are more
active when the weather is over 75 to 80 degrees. They are also
drawn to moisture, so places such as underneath sinks and in
bathrooms may be a perfect place for them to hide. When outside,
scorpions prefer palm trees, woodpiles and decorative bark.
Signs of a scorpion sting include:
Sharp pain at the site of the...Read More »