Posted on 7/14/2013
by Kimberly Beaudin, VP of Marketing
Summer is the prime time for many vacations. It is also
the time when many pest populations are at their peak. You
take the proper precautions to protect your home from burglars
while you are away and you should take the same measures to protect
your home and family from four, six or eight-legged
intruders. These invaders can cause significant damage in a
short amount of time and may also pose serious health risks.
There are no alarms for these intruders, so we have put together a
pre-vacation pest prevention checklist.
Before heading out of town, be sure to:
Remove all sources of standing water around your home.
This includes birdbaths, ki...Read More »
Posted on 6/4/2013
by Cindy Mannes, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
It's summer - the season of backyard barbeques, days by the pool
and fun in the sun! Unfortunately, while enjoying our outdoor
summertime we often have to combat pests. It's no fun swatting away
bugs and diving for cover and stinging insects send more than half
a million people to the emergency room each year! To help
protect your family, we have put together a list of the top 5
summer stingers and some prevention steps you can take.
1. Wasps - Definitely the most aggressive of
the summer stingers, these pests should be given a wide berth as
they have been known to attack humans for no apparent reason.
2. Yellow Jackets - These stingers are also
very social in...Read More »
Posted on 5/22/2013
by Shay Runion, VP HR & Professional Development
The good news is, flowers are blooming, the days are
getting longer and it is finally getting warmer. The bad news
is, that means mosquito season is right around the corner.
Experts are predicting huge populations of the dreaded menace this
year and given the warm winter we experienced, we have already seen
infestations in some areas.
While mosquitoes are most known for the painful, itchy
welts they leave behind, this tiny pest may also pose a big health
risk. They can spread diseases like West Nile Virus and
Encephalitis and infect your family pet with heartworms.
To protect your family and pets, Arrow has put together
some simple steps you can ta...Read More »
Posted on 4/1/2013
by Cindy Mannes Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
Thank goodness the warmer weather is finally here! We had
a pretty mild winter, but it is still nice to get outside and enjoy
the activities that come with the spring. Unfortunately, it's
also time to think about one of the not-so-nice effects of the
warmer temperatures as well. Termites! While termites
are active year-round, in the spring they emerge from underground
in "swarms" to reproduce and form new colonies. Given the
milder than normal winter temperatures we experienced, termite
colonies are expected to be at an all-time high this year.
Many homeowners think that just because they don't see termites
in or around their home means they don...Read More »