Arrow Exterminators Shares Their Top Five Most Lovable Bugs

Every Valentine's Day our romantic spirit is rekindled and we are reminded to show our love and appreciation for those we hold dear.  This year, Arrow Exterminators wants to you save some of that love for a few special insects that are cute, romantic and even provide a few benefits!

"While our primary focus is protecting our customers from the very real threats that pests pose to both health and property," said Shay Runion, Arrow Pest Expert, "it is also important to remember that there are many beneficial insects that improve our quality of life as well."

  1. Ladybugs: A perennial favorite, Ladybugs again top the list.  Not only are they adorable and bring good luck, they provide a sustainable solution to keeping real pests out of your garden.


  2. Fireflies: Fireflies are the ultimate love bug, using their soft glow like candlelight to attract new mates and what could be more romantic than collecting them on a warm summer night.  They are usually found in humid climates, especially near ponds, streams and marshes.


  3. Dragonflies: This beautiful four-winged flyer deserves a lot of love, especially if you don't like mosquitoes!  Unchanged since dinosaurs roamed the earth, dragonflies usually take up residence in common mosquito breeding areas and then they feed on them helping control the local population.  Mother Nature definitely got this one right!


  4. Crickets: Crickets might be the most romantic insect of all.  Only the male crickets chirp and in their quest to the perfect mate, they produce an orchestra of romantic ballads to woo female crickets and repel other males.  Additionally, after a successful mating, they will chirp a song of celebration.


  5. Honeybees: There are many reasons to love this insect.  They are social in nature and produce a yummy sweet treat we all enjoy!  Additionally, they pollinate beautiful flowers, many that are given at Valentine's Day and also more than 100 different crops across the United States, including apples, squash, soybeans and nuts.