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 for homeowners to mistak...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 »
Posted on 4/16/2009
by Cindy Mannes
While cockroaches may be known as one of most prevalent
household pests - a projected $1 billion dollars is spent each year
on professional management services - it has now become one of the
most serious. According to recent medical studies and groups like
the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the
allergens that cockroaches attract have the potential to increase
asthma attacks, especially for children. The research also found
that cockroach allergens are one of the leading causes of
absenteeism in schools.
Cockroach allergens collect in the form of droppings,
secretions, cast skins and the dead bodies of roaches. In addition
to the allergens, cockroaches can spread a...Read More »