Posted on 4/16/2009
by Shay Runion
If you've ever wandered too close to a fire ant nest in your
yard, chances are you have experienced one or more of their very
painful stings in a matter of seconds. Just one sting is painful
and usually results in a welt, but these ants are highly organized
and work together, so in most cases, the encounters aren't limited
to just one sting.
With the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures,
unfortunately comes the arrival of red imported fire ants.
Discovering a colony of fire ants is a serious situation that
requires immediate expert attention since they are extremely
territorial and will attack anyone that comes near their nest. As
temperatures in our area heat up this week, we have...Read More »
Posted on 4/15/2009
by Rick Bell
Today I am at the EPA Bed Bug Summit in Washington, D.C. I am here to represent Arrow and help address the growing bed bug problem in the U.S. and contribute ideas to help develop a solution.
The meeting has been very comprehensive and informative, with speakers from the EPA, New Mexico Dept. of Agriculture, the National Pest Management Association, as well as representatives from Congress and academia.
For the first half of the day, we’ve been discussing the factors for the resurgence of bed bugs after they essentially disappeared from the Western world over the past 30+ years. Most likely they have suddenly reappeared due to increased travel and trade.
As we know here at Arrow,...Read More »
Posted on 4/3/2009
by Cindy Mannes
April is celebrated as National Pest Management Month, which has
been recognized by the President of the U.S. for the past 30 years.
This special month is designated to honor the pest control industry
and our dedicated professionals for protecting families, homes and
property from serious pest-related problems.
As we continue our hard work to protect our valued customers,
we're also committed to doing it in a more sustainable way. So we
recently launched the STEPS™ Total Protection System, a
company-wide initiative to provide homes and businesses property
protection using the most effective and environmentally-responsible
methods available today. STEPS is a straightforward three-step
pr...Read More »
Posted on 4/1/2009
by Richard Spencer
Fact is, in the US, termites strike five times as many homes as
fires do and cause more economic damage annually
than tornados, hurricanes, and windstorms combined. Because
home insurers often do not cover termite damage, homeowners spend
an estimated $5 billion each year, out of their pockets, to repair
When left untreated, termites have the longest life span of any
household pest, often living up to 15 years - or longer -- under
favorable conditions. During this time, they can leave a house
physically weakened and cause major, costly damage.
As spring approaches and temperatures heat up, we typically see
a record number of reports of termite activity. And wi...Read More »