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Cockroach Allergens Continue To Be a Major Trigger of Asthma, Especially in Children

Posted on 4/16/2009 at 9:20PM 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...Read More »
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Take back your yard this spring – protect your family and home from dangerous fire ants!

Posted on 4/16/2009 at 12:00PM 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 ...Read More »
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Day One at the EPA’s Bed Bug Summit

Posted on 4/15/2009 at 12:00AM 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 »
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Think Green for National Pest Management Month

Posted on 4/3/2009 at 12:00AM 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 t...Read More »
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