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Top Five Pests to Smoke out This BBQ Season

Posted on 5/23/2011 at 2:50PM by Kimberly Beaudin Director of Marketing
Memorial Day is almost here, which means many of our customers (and employees) are firing up their grills. While dining alfresco is a beloved rite of summer, we always like to warn our customers of dangers potentially lurking in their own backyards. Pests such as wasps, yellowjackets, fire ants, mosquitoes, flies and ants are attracted to the same things we are: tasty food and drink. Here are some tips on how to prevent summer's most notorious pests from ruining backyard fun: 1. Wasps and Yellowjackets: Have you ever been outside and it feels like a wasp is following you for no apparent reason? Don't worry. That feeling is not all in your head! As one of summer's most agg...Read More »
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Housing Recovery Could Lead to Uncovered Pest Problems

Posted on 5/13/2011 at 11:24AM by Shay Runion VP of Profesional Development
According to the National Association of Realtors®, "existing-home sales continued to recover in the first quarter with gains reported in 49 states and the District of Columbia." In the south, "existing-home sales increased 8.5 percent." While we are excited that the housing market is on the rebound, it's important for prospective homeowners to take caution when purchasing a home and obtain a pest inspection from a licensed pest professional. While all homes, new or old, should receive a professional inspection for pests, foreclosed homes need extra attention because they may have been uninhabited for a long period of time. These empty homes create the perfect breeding groun...Read More »
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April Showers Bring May Flowers – and Mosquitoes

Posted on 5/5/2011 at 10:58AM by Rick Bell VP of Government Affairs
The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and mosquitoes are back with a vengeance. While this may seem premature, the recent rains following a very wet winter have created perfect conditions for a very strong - and early - mosquito season. Mosquitoes breed fast, needing only 10 to 14 days to mature into an adult. Once they are fully grown, they'll do whatever it takes to get a meal - flying as far as 14 miles to satiate their craving. While mosquitoes most often leave behind itchy, red bumps on their victims, they can also spread diseases like West Nile Virus and Encephalitis in humans and transmit heartworms to the family pets. To prevent mosquitoes from invading ...Read More »
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Do Your Part to Protect Mother Earth with These Simple “STEPS”

Posted on 4/28/2011 at 2:31PM by Cindy Mannes Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
Did you know that Earth Day is April 22? This special day encourages everyone to take a moment to think about their impact on our environment. At Arrow Exterminators, we have integrated sustainability into our every day routines with STEPS® - short for "Sustainability Through Environmental Practices and Solutions." Our technicians put this philosophy into action on a daily basis, striving to treat homes in the most effective and environmentally responsible way possible. Homeowners often ask us what they can do to control pests in a sustainable way. We thought Earth Day was the perfect time to provide some earth-friendly tips from our experts that can be easily adopted t...Read More »
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