Posted on 5/7/2010
by Cindy Mannes, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer
The snow has melted and winter is long gone, but Old Man Winter isn’t done with our area yet. Mosquitoes are back- with a vengeance. The unusually moist ground combined with the warm spring temperatures have created the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. Our offices from Atlanta to Dallas are being inundated with calls from customers requesting one of our seasonal mosquito treatments, and it is only May!
Mosquitoes are active from dusk until dawn, and will travel a long distance for a blood meal, up to 14 miles. In addition to the itchy, red bumps we’re used to receiving from mosquitoes, they can also spread diseases, such as West Nile Virus and malaria.
Mosquitoes love...Read More »
Posted on 4/13/2010
by Shay Runion
This year’s harsh winter seems as though it has finally come to an end. Spring has definitely arrived, and with it, the annual homeowner rite of spring cleaning. In addition to the typical spring cleaning activities, pest proofing should be added to the list. Many homeowners don’t realize that their kitchens, bedrooms and living rooms may be harboring pests that could pose dangers to their health, home and belongings. Here are some tips on what pests to look for in and around the house and how to keep them out:
It is no surprise that the pantry is a popular place for pests seeking food, but did you know that ants, cockroaches and moths are often found in pantri...Read More »
Posted on 4/8/2010
by Shay Runion
Is that faint buzzing noise outside your home making you crazy? First you thought it might be an air conditioner, right? Or, perhaps a lawnmower in the distance? Why won’t it EVER stop? You can blame that persistant sound on this season’s latest invaders -- carpenter bees. They’re back and buzzing louder than ever throughout the south. Our Arrow offices in Georgia and Tennessee have also been buzzing -- with calls about carpenter bees, so heed our advice and be on the lookout for these potentially damaging pests.
If you haven’t seen them yet this spring, here’s what to look for: Carpenter bees are large bees that resemble bumble bees, but are differentiated ...Read More »
Posted on 3/3/2010
by Shay Runion
The arrival of spring’s warmer temperatures also means the arrival of spring pests. The wet conditions we experienced this winter provided the prefect breeding ground for one of our region’s most dangerous pests, termites. Termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage every year, despite cold temperatures. And the damage incurred by termites is often an expense that is not covered by homeowners’ insurance.
Termites chew through structures 24-hours a day and can be found in various places throughout the home including concrete, wood, carpeting, floors and even wallpaper.
Because a termite infestation may be hard to control, it is important for homeowners to be ...Read More »