Posted 5/29/2015 3:47:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
While Lyme disease is the most common tick-transmitted disease, with 30,000 reported cases a year, ticks continue to be in the news because of the other viruses they transmit.
A Kansas man died last year from Bourbon virus, a new virus named after Bourbon County where he lived. He was a healthy m... Read More
Posted 5/28/2015 3:47:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
Record breaking rainfall across Oklahoma these past few weeks has caused flooding of homes and properties as well as a lot of grief for good people in our community. People everywhere are dealing with major cleanups in one hand while trying to protect themselves from more forecasted rain in the othe... Read More
Posted 5/22/2015 3:35:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
Here are three common questions people ask us about spiders.
How do spiders re-infest an area?
Spiders eventually re-infest a treated area. Many young, light-weight spiders travel through the air by a process called "ballooning." They simply let out one or more silk lines that easily catch... Read More
Posted 5/21/2015 5:55:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
Bed bugs are infesting more and more places where people are, from homes to hotels and from cars to airplanes. As people become more aware of the bed bug problem, the facts and the myths about these pests seem to be getting jumbled together. It's important to know that the best way to fight a bed bu... Read More
Posted 5/15/2015 4:07:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
Watch your pet food. Ants, cockroaches, other insects, plus rodents and other wild animals may all be feeding on pet food if you leave it outside overnight. Also store bags and boxes of pet food and bird seed in sealed containers. Use up the food first that you've had the longest, to prevent flour m... Read More
Posted 5/14/2015 3:35:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
In this day and age, Do-It-Yourself is all the rage! As a homeowner, we know the temptation is real to take on as many DIY projects as you can―things like fixing a leaky faucet, taking care of some yard landscaping, or painting your house―but when it comes to termite control, doing it yourself s... Read More
Posted 5/8/2015 10:27:00 AM by Arrow Exterminators
For a long time it was thought that the average subterranean termite colony contained about 50,000 termites. It was thought that these colonies might have as many as one million individuals only in unusual situations. But in recent years new research has shown that some termite colonies are mu... Read More
Arrow Exterminators is a family owned and operated company that has provided pest control services to Oklahoma for over 60 years. We are the most experienced pest management company in the area with a proven history of effectiveness. In fact, we were the first pest control company in Oklahoma to tes... Read More
Posted 4/24/2015 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
The number of serious foreign pests that are finding their way into this country has been rising in recent decades. It's not just happening here—due to increased globalization, this is happening all around the world. Although the spread of pests has been increasing, an interesting recent st... Read More
Posted 4/17/2015 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) believes that insects are not involved in transmission of the Ebola virus. While research shows that transmission from mosquitoes is unlikely, medical entomologists are concerned about insects like flies. Some species of flies, especially those in Africa, fee... Read More
Posted 4/10/2015 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
It is well known that some people show no reaction to bed bug bites. Others may develop redness in the area bitten, or itching without the welts, or the characteristic itchy red welts. The largest survey ever conducted about bed bug bites was recently published.
People known to be living in ... Read More
Are poisonous spiders being imported in shipments of bananas and other international cargo? A recent study in the Journal of Medical Entomology looked into this scary problem.
The study found that the spiders most often seen in bananas imported into this country are usually one of two harmle... Read More
Posted 3/27/2015 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
Get rid of all standing water in plant saucers, plugged rain gutters, and anywhere else in your yard. Not only can mosquitoes breed in these, but rodents and other animal pests come and drink from them. Change the water weekly in bird baths to prevent mosquitoes from becoming adults in them.
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Posted 3/20/2015 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
One way homeowners discover they have termites is when they see winged reproductive termites, called swarmers. During swarming season, hundreds of termites with wings will make a mass exodus out of a colony and take to the air. Usually this happens after a rain as the temperatures begin to warm a... Read More
Posted 3/13/2015 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
Survey after survey shows that more people have problems with ants than any other pest. It hasn't always been like this, but ants have emerged in recent years as the most common pest plaguing homes.
That's not surprising considering how numerous and common this pest is. There are over 750 di... Read More
Posted 2/20/2015 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
Despite all the pain and anguish bed bugs cause, it was believed at least they didn't transmit any diseases. A new study changes all that. The study found that bed bugs can both transmit to mice the parasite that causes Chagas disease—they can also pick up the disease from infected mice.
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Posted 2/13/2015 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
Many people believe that a massive volcanic eruption on the Greek island of Santorini is what inspired the legend of Atlantis. It is thought that the eruption occurred sometime between 1627 and 1600 B.C. While the exact year of the eruption is not known, a new study of bean weevils found in an an... Read More
Have you ever wondered if our urban areas produce bigger bugs? Well, we now know the answer is, 'Yes!'
While some bugs don't do well around our homes and other buildings, other species thrive in this environment. The size of the pest is one good indicator of whether it is an 'urban exploiter... Read More
Posted 1/30/2015 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
A new species of wood-eating cockroach was recently discovered in China. Entomologists found a colony of more than 100 cockroaches when a rotten log was split open.
This is not the first cockroach discovered that eats wood. So far 55 species have been identified, in various places around the... Read More
Posted 1/23/2015 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
Whether stripping does more than just keep out cold air—it can also reduce the number of pests coming in. Apply new (or replace old and brittle) weather-stripping around all exterior doors, including garage doors. Caulk cracks and other openings in exterior walls, including where pipes and ... Read More
Posted 1/16/2015 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
For many of us, when we see a cockroach or even think of one, we are repulsed. They are gross! This reaction is quite natural because cockroaches are often found in sewers and other unsanitary places where germs abound.
Another study showed that roaches in apartment buildings harbor an avera... Read More
More and more, licensed professionals that provide regular pest control services are being recognized for what we do every day, as "Protectors of Health".
Why? Because our customers have far fewer encounters with biting and stinging pests, and the venom or diseases these pests may transmit. ... Read More
Posted 12/19/2014 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
The trap jaw ant (Odontomachus haematodus), originally from South America, was first recorded in Alabama 50 years ago. Although this ant is known to be aggressive and invasive, it was thought that the species hadn't spread much. However, new surveys show that trap jaw ants have been on the move i... Read More
Posted 12/12/2014 4:30:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
Ever since Michael Crichton published Jurassic Park in 1990, followed by the classic Spielberg film three years later, there has been a popular urban legend that blood-engorged mosquito fossils are common and that a real Jurassic Park is possible someday. In fact, fossilized mosquitoes are fairly... Read More
Posted 12/5/2014 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a phenomenon where large numbers of honey bees gradually leave their hives, never to return again, has been confounding scientists all over the world since the disorder was first identified and named in 2006. Scientists have thought that the problem could be cause... Read More
Posted 11/28/2014 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
A team of scientists captured 133 rats at various places in New York City's subways, and used DNA sequencing to catalog the pathogens they were carrying.
They found an alarming number of disease causing bacteria, viruses, and protozoa, but what was most alarming was the viruses they found &... Read More
Posted 11/21/2014 1:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
In the fall and winter mice and rats invade homes in record numbers, looking for food and a more comfortable place to spend the cooler months. The question many people ask us is, "How do mice and rats get in?" The short answer is, "Very easily!"
Mice and rats have an amazing ability to squ... Read More
Posted 11/17/2014 9:30:00 AM by Arrow Exterminators
For a variety of reasons, many homes will experience increased pest problems during the holidays and the months ahead. Regular pest control is important during this time of the year because of the numerous pests that people encounter. Here are just a few of them.
Fall and winter invaders are... Read More
Posted 11/7/2014 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
Chikungunya is a mosquito-transmitted virus that has the potential to become a nasty disease in the U.S. It is already near us—it has been spreading recently in the Caribbean and Central and South America. Since 2006 there have been an average of 28 annual reported cases of the disease in ... Read More
Posted 10/31/2014 9:31:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
Red fire ants have an amazing ability to survive floods. As waters rise, the ants stream from their nests, start gripping onto ants beside them, and form living ant "rafts" that float and carry them to safety. This is an extraordinary engineering feat, considering each ant is denser than water an... Read More
Posted 10/24/2014 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
In two separate incidents recently, homeowners trying to kill a spider that crawled indoors inadvertently set their homes on fire.
In the first incident, a man used a can of spray paint and a lighter to try to kill a spider in his laundry room, but it ended up causing a fire that spread thr... Read More
Posted 10/17/2014 8:45:00 AM by Arrow Exterminators
When a Boeing 757 crashed in the ocean less than five minutes after takeoff in 1996, it tragically killed all 189 people on board Birgenair Flight 301. The black box revealed that the instrument panel had told the very experienced captain they were going too fast, so he slowed down too much and c... Read More
Posted 10/10/2014 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
Head lice lay their eggs, called nits, directly on strands of hair, using a glue that is extremely strong. In fact, the glue is so strong that it is commonly said that the lice "cement" their eggs in place.
Removing the eggs, or even the empty eggshells, from hair is difficult. The... Read More
Posted 9/26/2014 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
Don't inadvertently bring pests indoors! Check furniture, food, grocery bags, boxes, luggage, and other items you carry in. Also check all potted plants you bring indoors for ant colonies nesting in the soil, pests like sowbugs and earwigs underneath the pots, and pests on leaves and stems.
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Posted 9/19/2014 6:00:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
Rats and mice are only a problem in dirty, unsanitary homes. FALSE. Unfortunately, even the cleanest homes and offices experience rodent problems. These pests are very adept at finding food, and living on little or no water. However, reducing available food, water, and shelter is important in ong... Read More
Posted 9/12/2014 7:43:00 PM by Arrow Exterminators
In the fall a wide variety of pests begin invading homes because of environmental cues such as shorter and cooler days, plus less food available outside. They start by seeking shelter in cracks and crevices, then gradually follow these openings deeper inside until they often pop out right into ou... Read More
Arrow is the leading company in Oklahoma using this system. To battle insecticide-resistant bed bugs we use the only equipment designed specifically for the application of heat to kill bed bugs.
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We're excited to offer you the latest advancement to the Sentricon System --- Always Active technology. Always Active technology features innovative Recruit HD termite bait, which is inserted into all Sentricon stations upon installation so a monitoring-only phase is not necessary. Recruit HD ter... Read More
At Arrow Exterminators, Inc., we are firm believers in protecting our environment and as we move forward, we will continue to lead the way with Green Chemistry innovation. Environmentally sensitive solutions are part of that innovative process that we started over 15 years ago. This is, in large,... Read More
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