Posted on 7/26/2010
by Shay Runion
If you are like any of the many employees that work here at Arrow Exterminators, your backyard is your private sanctuary. It’s a place where you can kick back and relax and enjoy the fantastic summer weather. Nothing beats grilling burgers and hot dogs while family and friends play games in the yard or take a dip in the pool.
Unfortunately, your family and friends aren’t the only ones having fun in your backyard … Mid-to-late summer is when the fearsome four – fire ants, mosquitoes, wasps and yellowjackets – are most active, crashing parties and killing good moods at barbeques pretty much everywhere.
To prevent fire ants, wasps, yellowjackets and mosquitoes...Read More »
Posted on 7/13/2010
by Brad Whitten, SVP of Operations
While we normally blog about pests that affect all of our customers, this week we would like to do a special post for all of our Phoenix-based customers.
Phoenicians certainly encounter their share of rodents, wildlife and nuisance pests, but they also have to battle the dangerous, and sometimes lethal, scorpion. Most commonly found outdoors, it’s important to keep an eye out for these pests inside of the home as well, since they are drawn toward cooler temperatures during the day.
As any smart Phoenician can attest, no one puts on a pair of shoes without checking for any guests that may be lurking inside! Scorpions can also be found hiding inside of clothing and underneath beds a...Read More »
Posted on 6/21/2010
by Cindy Mannes, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Arrow Exterminators
According to a recent article in the New York Times, mosquitoes find some people tastier than others. While many think they are more attracted to the sweeter sex due to women’s higher estrogen levels, the fact is that gender does play a role but not in the way most people think.
As one report in the Annals of Internal Medicine points out, men are more likely to be attacked, primarily because of their body size. “Larger persons tend to attract more mosquitoes,” the study said, “perhaps because of their greater relative heat or carbon dioxide.”
“In addition to carbon dioxide, lactic acid is strong attractant which is why people are attacked more when th...Read More »
Posted on 6/8/2010
by Shay Runion
It’s June, which means we have three beautiful months of summer ahead of us. Do you and your family have any plans? While it’s a carefree time for the kids, with no schoolwork or studying, it can be a stressful time of the year for most parents.
Luckily, we at Arrow Exterminators have come up with a few ideas to ease your worries and keep your kids from bugging out over the next few months. Try one of our fun and educational activities, and we’re sure it will help keep them entertained all summer long!
Have Fun With Science: No matter where you live, there is sure to be a science center or insectarium near you. They usually consist of fun, interactive exhibits th...Read More »