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How to entertain your “pests” this summer

Posted on 6/15/2009 at 11:26AM 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 rising temperatures: 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 wins. Keep fun at a low expen...Read More »
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Is that a flying termite or ant that I see???

Posted on 5/18/2009 at 2:11PM 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 homeow...Read More »
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With record heavy rains comes an unwelcome summer pest

Posted on 4/29/2009 at 10:44AM 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 we...Read More »
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As warmer temperatures spike, so do scorpion bites

Posted on 4/28/2009 at 9:57AM 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...Read More »
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