TOP FIVE PESTS TO LOVE THIS VALENTINE’S DAY
Arrow Exterminators Lists Top "Love Bugs"
Love is in the air, and with Valentine's Day right around the
corner, Arrow Exterminators has a created a list of the top five
pests to love. While most people may not think there is such a
thing as a lovable pest, Arrow challenges consumers to think again
as these pests are not only harmless, but some even provide a few
1. Ladybugs: Ladybugs are wonderful pests to
love, especially for homeowners with gardens. They feed on aphids,
which are pests that extract moisture from plants. Often times,
avid gardeners will purchase ladybugs to add to their garden as an
easy, affordable solution to keep pests away.
2. Fireflies: Who doesn't have fond childhood
memories of catching lightning bugs on a warm summer night? These
friendly pests illuminate the night for residents living in humid
temperatures, especially near ponds, streams and marshes.
Constantly love-struck, their intermittent glow is used to attract
3. Dragonflies: Anyone who dislikes mosquitoes
should love dragonflies. This four-winged pest feeds on summer's
most notorious pest. Look for dragonflies to be found living and
breeding near still water.
4. Crickets: Crickets may be considered the
most romantic pest on this list, due to their unique way of
attracting a mate. Interestingly, only male crickets chirp. To find
their perfect "soul mate," they lead an orchestra of romantic
ballads to attract females (and repel other males), as well as to
court female crickets nearby. Additionally, after a successful
mating, they will chirp a song of celebration.
5. Honeybees: "We had to include honeybees on
our list because of the sweet treat they provide us," said Shay
Runion, Arrow Pest Expert. "Additionally, this very social pest is
not only responsible for producing honey, but also helps pollinate
more than 100 different crops in the United States, including
apples, squash, soybeans and nuts."
Arrow protects homes from infestations with the STEPS® Total
Protection System, an industry-leading process that utilizes
Integrated Pest Management. STEP includes a full home and property
evaluation to pinpoint pest control issues; identification of not
only the pest, but the true cause of the problem; and treatment in
the most environmentally responsible way to alleviate current
issues and to help prevent future recurrences.