Posted on 12/5/2011
by Kimberly Beaudin, VP of Marketing
The holiday season is officially in full swing! Decorating, parties and visits from friends and family have us all in the holiday spirit, but we do want to remind you of a few simple steps you can take to keep pests from ruining the fun!
Stored undisturbed in basements and attics for most of the year, holiday decorations can provide the perfect environment for rodents like squirrels, mice and rats to build nests. Additionally, Christmas trees, door wreaths and even firewood provide the ideal hiding spot and transportation into your home for pests such as the brown recluse spider.
To prevent these pests from interfering with your holiday plans, we recommend following these few simple ste...Read More »
Posted on 11/17/2011
by Shay Runion
Thanksgiving is next week and preparations are in full swing! Families will be gathering to share wonderfully prepared meals and all they are thankful for but the one thing we don’t want this year is an uninvited guest that can put a damper on all the festivities.
This time of year, we always encourage folks to conduct a thorough inventory of their pantries and cupboards. This is a great way to see what you have on hand before venturing to the grocery store and to make sure your pantry hasn’t been invaded by Indian meal moths, grain and flour infesting beetles and weevils, ants and even mice.
We recommended starting with all your dry ingredients. Indian meal moths are small ...Read More »
Posted on 10/31/2011
by Kimberly Beaudin - Vice President of Marketing
When you think about the fall, the top things that most likely come to mind are back-to-school, football, leaves changing colors and finally, cooler temperatures. What you don’t want to think about is that scratching noise in your attic or walls. Fall is one of the busiest times of the year for wildlife as roof rats, squirrels, raccoons and even bats are all on the prowl, looking for shelter for the winter months ahead.
In their quest to find a nesting place for the winter, these furry pests will do anything it takes to get inside including chewing and clawing through wood, plastic and siding.
Hopefully you will find the following information on the most common fall intruders usef...Read More »
Posted on 9/23/2011
by Shay Runion VP of Profesional Development
As the long hot summer finally comes to an end, folks often think their battle with pests is as well. While certain pest populations do diminish with cooler weather, the fact is that many continue to thrive and also begin to seek food and shelter indoors. Every fall, we receive an increase in pest related calls from homeowners.
So as you are enjoying the change in seasons and gearing up for football games and fall festivals, Arrow Exterminators wants to share with you the top five most prevalent pests we expect to see this fall along with tips for keeping them outside where they belong!
Rodents: Some of the most common fall intruders are mice and rats. Just like us, they need warmth and...Read More »