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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

2014 Pest Threats To Watch Out For

Heather Gordy, VP Professional Development

For many years pests have been a threat to the quality of life we all enjoy due to their ability to transmit disease and cause significant property damage. Unfortunately, our team of experts is predicting that 2014 will be no different. To help you be prepared, we have put together a list of the top five pests that we believe will be the most active and have the potential to cause you significant problems this year including ants, fleas, termites, rodents and mosquitoes.

Keep Your Family and Home Safe from These Five Pests


Although they may be small in size, ants continue to be one of the most common reasons why people seek help from professional pest control companies. There are actually more than 700 different species of ants in the U.S. alone and each requires different methods of treatment making them particularly hard to remove from your property.


Fido is not the only one that should be worried about fleas in 2014. Fleas have become increasingly resistant to common treatment methods allowing them to quickly breed and making them very difficult to control. Always on the lookout for a warm-blooded host to attack, they are not only attracted to family pets but humans as well.


Living in our area, it's not if you will get termites in and around your home, but when. These voracious eaters are active year round and are responsible for nearly $5 billion in property damage every year. The bad news is their damage is rarely covered by homeowners insurance. The best prevention to avoid the financial burden of termites is to have your property protected with a 24/7/365 protection plan. We also recommend that you have your property inspected for termites annually by a licensed professional.


Rodents are another pest that we predict will cause commotion in 2014. These not so cute furry intruders can enter the home through a crack as small as a nickel and once inside your home they can wreak havoc by spreading diseases, causing structural damage to your property and often bring with them other pests like fleas, ticks and mites. Rodents reproduce very quickly making them difficult to control.


Mosquitoes have long topped the list of pest concerns in the South and unfortunately they are not going anywhere in 2014. We know them from the red, itchy welts that they leave behind but they can also transmit diseases such as West Nile Virus and Encephalitis. Mosquitoes need very small amounts of stagnant water to breed, a bottle cap full is enough, and take just 1-10 days to develop from egg to adult.

Contact Your Local Arrow Exterminators Professional Today!

If you spot any of these pests in or around your home, we suggest you contact a licensed pest professional immediately to prevent a full-blown infestation. Arrow Exterminators is a full-service company specializing in pest & termite protection as well as mosquito, wildlife, and fire ant control. For a free, no-obligation complete home evaluation, call us at 888-462-7769 or click here to complete our free whole home evaluation form.

We hope this information will help you protect your family and your home in 2014!