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Don’t let mosquitoes ruin your summer fun, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

If mosquitoes are ruining your outdoor activities this summer, you are probably looking for a fast, effective solution to the problem. But unfortunately, the truth is that it is rarely so simple.

Mosquitoes are the deadliest pests on the planet and are easily one of the infamous.

With over 3,500 identified species worldwide, mosquitoes are present everywhere. They are easily one of the most expensive and destructive pest problems, transmitting diseases to millions of people each year and necessitating billions of dollars annually in preventative treatment measures.

But what does all of this have to do with mosquitoes around your property?

While we are fortunate here in the US to not deal with the many deadly diseases that mosquitoes can spread in other regions, we nonetheless must deal with their presence as a nuisance pest.

During the summer months, homeowners here in Florida often deal with an uptick in mosquito activity. This can spread to commonly used outdoor areas and even into your home, making the enjoyment of these areas almost impossible. Further, it often seems like efforts to treat the mosquitoes are largely ineffective, with the mosquitoes simply returning a short time after treatment.

The most common reason for this is the presence of certain conducive environmental conditions that are allowing mosquitoes to reproduce and spread. The principle factor among these is the presence of standing water.

So how does standing water factor into the spread of mosquitoes?

Contrary to popular belief, only female mosquitoes bite and suck blood from people and animals. While both male and female mosquitoes have a sucking mouthpart (proboscis) the males of each species subsist on nectar and other sugary substances from plants and flowers.

Female mosquitoes seek out hosts, usually warm-blooded mammals, to attain a blood meal. They do this to attain the necessary nutrients for reproducing their young. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in areas of standing water.

The larvae in these eggs hatch and spend the first part of their lives in an aquatic environment. Due to their small size, the amount of standing water required for them to survive is minuscule. As such, mosquitoes can lay thousands of eggs even in small sources of standing water such as puddles, buckets, and birdbaths.

This problem is made much worse with larger bodies of water. Lakes and ponds can provide a breeding ground for millions of new mosquitoes which in turn grow to reproduce a new generation in future.

This is also why you will commonly see an uptick in mosquito activity after a period of rain. Female mosquitoes are provided with new, temporary sources of standing water and a new generation will often appear.

 So, what should homeowners do if they are dealing with a mosquito infestation?

Effectively combatting mosquito infestations requires a multi-step approach. This starts with the eradication of standing water sources that mosquitoes can exploit. Further, larger bodies of water should be treated with specialized, professional products that make it impossible for eggs to develop.

Many of these products require special licensing to acquire and most have very specific quantity margins to ensure effective treatment without safety risks. Due to this, it is often best to call in a professional pest control service to inspect and treat your home.

At Arrow Pest Service, we have decades of experience treating pests of all kinds. We are mosquito experts, employing industry-leading techniques and cutting-edge products to ensure that your mosquito problems are dealt with as quickly, effectively, and safely as possible!

So if you are dealing with mosquitoes, don’t let them ruin one more warm summer day! Give us a call today at 850-874-1900! We will be happy to help in any way that we can!

Here’s to YOU living PEST FREE!

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How do rats get inside your home? Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

Is something going bump in the night in your home?

There are a variety of wildlife pests that can plague homes here in Florida. Of these pests, rats are some of the most reviled.

One of the most common of the invasive rat species is the roof rat.

A roof rat population in your home can cause structural damage and create a health risk.

But how do these pests get into your home? And what draws them there in the first place?

Roof rats, also commonly known as ship rats, are a species active in Florida and the greater Southeastern United States. These pests are smaller than the Norway rat, growing to around 15 inches as adults. They typically have black or brown fur, but this can vary slightly depending on environment and region.

As their name might suggest, roof rats have a preference for off ground dwellings. They are skilled climbers and are able to move across treetops, rafters, and gutters with ease. This can allow them easy access to your home, avoiding many of the protections created against pests invading from the ground.

Roof rats establish nests inside homes, typically off the ground in rafters or in secluded parts of attics. These nests are usually built out of materials found in the nearby vicinity. This can lead to structural damage, with roof rats chewing holes into insulation, drywall, wiring, and piping. This presents a further risk, as frayed wiring can create a significant electrical and fire risk.

Roof rats in your home can often be difficult to track down due to their reclusive nature. Further, they are common vectors of bacteria and pathogens that can be a health risk to humans and pets. As such, homeowners should remain cautious around areas with evidence of roof rat habitation.

At Arrow Pest Service, we have decades of experience providing pest control for the greater Panama City area. Our technicians can identify evidence of wildlife pest activity and formulate a safe, targeted plan to eradicate these pests once and for all!

So if you have pests in your home, call us today at 850-874-1900!

Here’s to YOU living PEST FREE!

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Beware of pests that target fabrics inside your home, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

Florida homeowners beware!

A nefarious force could be targeting your clothes, furniture, and even your rugs! The threat in question is not that of thievery, but rather pest activity.

There are a variety of different pests that can target fabrics and natural fibers in your home, and they can quickly cause significant damage to priceless, irreplaceable items. Two of the most destructive and most common pests of this type are the clothes moth and the carpet beetle.

Carpet Beetles:

If you are seeing groups of small, furry worms around your home, you may be dealing with a carpet beetle infestation. Carpet beetles are known to cluster around baseboards and other low-lying areas. These spaces give them easy access to a variety of carpets and other natural and synthetic fibers that can provide them sustenance.

As adults, carpet beetles are relatively harmless. They consume pollen to survive and cannot cause any direct damage to your home or property. However, carpet beetle larvae are a different story.

Carpet beetle larvae have a voracious appetite and will seek out food sources in the home which provide them the nutrients they need to grow. The larvae can consume a variety of common household items, including:

  • Carpets, both organic and synthetic
  • Persian Rugs
  • Silk, leather, and wool
  • Grains such as rice or wheat
  • Certain synthetic fibers

Carpet beetle larvae do not cause rapid damage to the items that they consume. However they often target items that are difficult or impossible to repair, and many times they feed in areas that are secluded and out of sight. As such, an infestation can spread in secret for months, leaving behind significant and sometimes irreparable damage to items in your home.

Clothes Moths:

Much like the carpet beetle, adult clothes moths are not a threat to your home. Instead, the caterpillars of this species subsist off of the keratin found in many natural fibers as well as stored food sources. This can create a double threat, both to your wardrobe and carpets as well as your pantry and kitchen.

Clothes moths have a preference for secluded, moist environments. This makes them right at home here in the humid southeast. These pests are different from other moth species due to their small size (around 1-2cm in length) and their preference for low-light conditions. While most moths have a strong attraction to light sources, clothes moths will more often be found in the dark corners of rooms.

Adult moths leave behind eggs in areas with optimum environmental conditions for caterpillar development. These pests will feed and grow into adulthood over an average of two months. During this time, they will almost continuously feed on any available sources. While they are not particularly picky, the larvae have a preference for fibers and fabrics that have residue of oils and sweat from humans and pets.

Much like carpet beetles, clothes moth larvae can contaminate and damage fibers in your home, leaving you with frustration and expense.

Protecting your home from fiber and fabric destroying pests:

Naturally, no responsible homeowner wants to deal with the threat of these and other pests. The most effective way to keep clothes moths and carpet beetles out of your home is to have regularly scheduled inspections performed by a licensed pest control expert. A trained technician can identify signs of pest activity and create an effective pretreatment plan to stop pests BEFORE they can damage your belongings!

At Arrow Pest Service, our team of technicians is trained to deal with any pest problem you might encounter. We will perform an inspection and identify any pest problems or conditions conducive to infestation around the home. If we find any pests in the home, we will provide you with the most efficient, safe, and effective solutions in the industry!

So if you have a pest problem, or simply a question, call us today at 850-874-1900! We will be happy to help you in any way that we can!

Here’s to YOU living pest free!

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How to prevent ants infesting your home this summer, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

With the return of warm weather, many homeowners here in Florida begin a variety of landscaping and spring cleaning tasks to spruce up their homes and property.

But did you know that this could cause an unintentional pest risk to your home? The truth is, the white-footed ant, a highly active pest here in Southern Florida, can take advantage of landscaping as a way to gain access to your home!

White-footed ants are a pest species known for creating massive colonies containing millions of worker ants. They are extremely small in size, growing to less than 1/8 inch in length, and can be identified by their distinctive, cream-colored feet.

White-footed ants often infest landscaping materials such as mulch, and this can sometimes lead to their unintended introduction to your home. Once in proximity, these pests can use their small size to gain access to the home through avenues that other pests cannot exploit.

Your home can be an attractive environment for the white-footed ant due to the abundance of food and moisture sources available within. Ant workers will often be spotted by homeowners around kitchens, pantries, and other food storage areas.

White-footed ants can subsist on a variety of food sources, so it is critical to ensure that you keep all stored food well sealed and clean up any crumbs or spills that could attract the ants.

There are a few steps that homeowners can take to help reduce their risk of dealing with a white-footed ant infestation.

Firstly, it is critical to inspect any plants or landscaping material that you bring in and around your home to ensure that you are not unintentionally introducing an infestation. Beyond this, it is also generally good advice to keep landscape mulch at least a foot away from the foundation of the home and to remove any lumber or debris piles around the property.

While these steps will not entirely remove your risk of pest invasion, they will certainly make it less likely.

Eradicating a white-footed ant population from your property is no easy task. They have a large nest population, and it is possible that multiple satellite nests could exist in and around your home in more severe cases. For this reason, effective treatment requires a thorough inspection to identify problem areas and often a series of regularly scheduled treatments.

If white-footed ants are invading your home, you need a pest control service that you can trust to take on your pest problems!

At Arrow Pest Service, we have decades of experience providing pest control for the Panama City area. We offer a wide range of treatment options designed to safely target pests in your home and remove the problem quickly and completely!

So if you have pests in your home, call us today at 850-874-1900!

Here’s to YOU living PEST FREE!

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PPS. Ask about our FREE Exclusive 58 Point Inspection!

What to do if you find a scorpion inside your home, Panama City, FL-Arrow Pest Service

Encountering an eight-legged creepy-crawly in your home is the stuff of arachnophobic nightmares.

Yet it is very common. If you find a scorpion in your home, it is natural to be concerned. After all, if one scorpion made its way in, there might be others.

But is that always true?

Does the presence of one scorpion indicate a significant invasion?

The truth is, it depends on a variety of factors.

Scorpions, like many other predatory insects, are classified by pest experts as an “Accidental Invader.” This means that they do not enter homes with the express intention of establishing an infestation, but instead enter due to a variety of circumstantial and environmental factors.

So when you find a scorpion in your home, the important questions are these: WHY and HOW did it enter your home?

The Why:

The most common reason that scorpions enter a home is due to the pursuit of prey. Scorpions will often follow other pest species into the home seeking a meal. This most commonly occurs during the evening, as scorpions are nocturnal predators. Due to their skittish nature, however, they often end up hiding somewhere in your home when daylight returns.

Scorpions prefer dark, dry, and warm environments. For this reason, if the climate of where you live matches these conditions, you are much more likely to see scorpion activity. In turn, a sudden snap of cold or wet weather can drive scorpions into your home seeking shelter.

Beyond this, other environmental conditions could play a role in driving scorpions into your home. Oftentimes scorpions in suburban areas are disturbed by construction or landscaping, and this can drive them out of their natural habitat and onto your property.

Beyond this, other environmental conditions could play a role in driving scorpions into your home. Oftentimes scorpions in suburban areas are disturbed by construction or landscaping, and this can drive them out of their natural habitat and onto your property.

The conclusion to be taken from this is that innumerable factors can contribute to the probability and severity of a scorpion infestation. Identifying present factors in your specific situation can give you a better idea of how much of a problem you may be facing.

The How:

Understanding how scorpions have entered your home is one of the first steps to dealing with an infestation. Scorpions are notoriously skilled at exploiting even the smallest avenues to access homes. Due to their preference for dark, secluded spaces, they will often crawl into small cracks or gaps in the exterior of the structure, and they also have been known to enter piping and ventilation systems.

Once inside, scorpions often settle in confined areas that provide them with cover. Though many areas and items in the home fit this description, some of the most common areas include:

Closets

Crawlspaces

Garages

Sheds

Boxes and Luggage

Shoes

Areas with lots of debris or clutter

Scorpions are also commonly found in sinks and bathtubs. Most of the time, this occurs because the scorpion will crawl up the piping or drainage system and into the bathtub. Once inside, they will often become trapped, unable to crawl on the porcelain surface.

It can be difficult to determine the scale of scorpion activity in your home due to their nocturnal habits and general reclusiveness. To further complicate, searching dark crevices and corners for scorpions is not for the faint of heart.

While they are not aggressive, scorpions will sting humans or pets if they feel threatened. Though few species are venomous enough to threaten humans, a scorpion sting is still painful, and thus homeowners should be cautious when investigating scorpion activity.

What to Do:

Spotting a single scorpion in your home is not necessarily proof that an infestation is present, but the possibility still exists. A single female scorpion can lay hundreds of eggs at once, and this can allow a population to grow if the right circumstances exist.

Beyond this, if a scorpion has entered your home, it is possible that an avenue exists that scorpions and many other pests could exploit to gain entry to your home.

If you are concerned about your home’s risk of scorpion or other pest activity. Your best option is to schedule an inspection with a trusted pest control service. A skilled technician can thoroughly search your home and identify any evidence of pest activity or conditions that may be conducive to future infestation.

If you are a Panama City homeowner, we here at Arrow Pest Service would like to be your one call solution for any pest problems! We have been an industry leader in pest control and lawn care services for decades, and this has given us the expertise that we need to safely and effectively tackle any current or future pest threats to your home!

 

In fact, we are so confident that we can deal with the pests in your home, all of our treatment services come backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! This means that, if you are not completely satisfied with your treatment services, you won’t pay a penny!

So if you are in need of a fast, effective, and risk-free pest control service, give us a call today at 850-874-1900!

Here’s to YOU living PEST FREE!

PS. Don’t Forget to ask about our 3 Months FREE Pest Control Offer & 1 Month FREE Lawn Spraying!!!

PPS. Ask about our FREE Exclusive 58 Point Inspection!

Don’t let ants ruin your summer activities, Panama City, FL-Arrow Pest Service

Ants in your home or outdoor eating areas can be a major nuisance.

With spring bringing warmth once again, many families here in Florida will be enjoying a variety of outdoor activities. These activities, however, can be ruined by the presence of scavenging ant pests.

Worse still, if these pests get into your home, they can establish a tenacious infestation. Oftentimes, when you find small ants moving throughout your home, the guilty party is the sugar ant.

Sugar ants are a species of small scavenger ants. Growing to around 15mm, sugar ant workers can be identified by their distinct orange body coloration and dark band on the rear of their bodies.

Unlike destructive ant species such as carpenter ants, sugar ants cannot directly harm your home. Instead, they often enter the home as accidental invaders, seeking a food or moisture source. Your home can provide a variety of food resources, from stored dried foods to small spills and crumbs.

Sugar ants will make a nuisance of themselves by spreading throughout your kitchens, dining rooms, and outdoor eating areas. Once they have found a food resource, it can be difficult to deter them from coming back over and over.

If you are dealing with sugar ants or any other pests in your home, you need to take quick action! By calling Arrow Pest Service, you can take control of the pest situation in and around your home.

At Arrow Pest Service, we have decades of experience treating for pests of all kinds. We employ a safe, targeted methodology that will eradicate pest infestations of any type or scale from your home, Guaranteed!

So don’t let pests roam free in your home, call us today at 850-874-1900!

 

Here’s to YOU living PEST FREE!

PS. Don’t Forget to ask about our 3 Months FREE Pest Control Offer & 1 Month FREE Lawn Spraying!!!

PPS. Ask about our FREE Exclusive 58 Point Inspection!

Warm weather means swarming season for termites, Panama City, FL-Arrow Pest Service

As the warm weather returns, so to do many destructive pests.

One of the most infamous groups of pests, subterranean termites, begin to emerge once again as the warmer weather returns.

During the wintertime, subterranean termites move deeper beneath the ground to survive the cold, and while an active infestation can feed during the winter, it is difficult for the colony to expand until the return of warmer weather.

During the late spring and early summer, termites begin what is known as their “swarming season”. During this time, they release groups of winged alates, also known as swarmers, to mate and establish new colonies.

The question is, however, can these swarmers threaten your home?

To assess the threat of termite swarmers to your home, you must first confirm their identity. Termite swarmers differ in appearance from workers or soldiers. They are typically beige, cream, or black in coloration, and they have two large sets of wings.

Termite swarmers are commonly mistaken for ant colony swarmers due to their similar appearance, but they can be distinguished by the shape and size of their wings. Ant swarmer species have uneven wings, and these can be contrasted by the perfect symmetry of the termite swarmer wings.

As stated above, termite swarmers are the reproductive members of the colony. They are in a sense the future kings and queens of satellite colonies. When they are released, termite swarmers will meet with swarmers from all local colonies, they will then mate and move to establish new nests.

These nests will take time to develop, usually around 1-2 years. During this time, the queen will begin to hatch the first generations of workers, which will build and expand the nest. Though these new nests are not an immediate threat, they are essentially hidden traps, lying in wait to attack your home. Though termite swarmers cannot directly attack your home, they are a sign that future termite activity is a likely possibility. Beyond this, they are also evidence that nearby colonies are active and expanding, and thus it is possible an infestation has already reached your home.

If homeowners spot termite swarmers, what steps should they take to protect their homes?

If termite swarmers are around your property, it should be treated as a serious risk.

Termites are extremely destructive. Their voracious feeding can cause significant damage to homes and other structures. As such, it is critical to identify any termite threats in their early stages.

The best way to protect your home from termites is by having inspections and pretreatments performed on your home by a licensed pest control provider. A trained pest professional can identify even the most subtle signs of termite activity as well as any structural or environmental conditions that may be conducive to future infestation.

Even if you already have termite treatment products, such as bait station systems, around your home, it is still necessary to have these systems monitored and updated periodically. As such, you should consult with your pest control provider to ensure that the necessary steps are being taken to protect your home from pests.

We here at Arrow Pest Service have been a leading pest provider for the greater Panama City area for decades! We are termite experts, employing a variety of safe, targeted treatment options to eradicate the pest infestation at the source! All of our treatment comes backed by a customer satisfaction guarantee, so you can rest easy knowing that the treatment of your home is in good hands!

So don’t let pests roam free in your home another day! Call us at 850-874-1900!

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By: Mack

Protect your lawn from turf destroying insects, Panama City, FL – Arrow Pest Service

Pest control is not just about protecting your home.

There are a number of pests that have a different target: your lawn. These lawn destroying pests can be a major threat to your property, especially during the spring and early summer.

One of the most destructive examples of these types of pests is the sod web worm. These invaders can cause significant damage to your lawn if left unchecked.

But what are sod web worms, and how do they attack your lawn?

Sod web worms are not a species in and of themselves. In fact, they are actually the larvae of the lawn moth. Adult lawn moths are not destructive, but the young larvae cause significant damage to the grass by feeding on the steams and leaves of the plant.

Sod web worms begin life as eggs inside silk-lined tunnels located just below the soil surface. They emerge when the warm weather returns, typically around April or May. For the the rest of the summer, these pests will grow and consume the grass from below. This will leave behind unsightly, brown patches of dead grass throughout the lawn.

Sod web worm prefer to live in lawns with a large amount of thatch, as this provides them with cover and a steady source of food. They often infest areas that get less water than usual such as slopes, banks, or secluded corners of the lawn.

How do you protect your lawn from sod web worms?

 Sod web worms are much more likely to invade lawns that are already unhealthy. As with many pests, the best way to protect your lawn from sod web worms is by keeping it healthy, well watered, and regularly mown. This will prevent the establishment of conducive conditions that might attract the web worms.

If you are dealing with sod web worms, or any other problems concerning your lawn, it may be time to call in the experts. At Arrow Pest Service, we are an industry leading service with decades of experience in Lawn Care AND Pest Control!

We offer comprehensive treatment plans that keep your lawn healthy and beautiful, saving you time, frustration, and expense. With our knowledge of pest control, we are also equipped to protect your lawn from any pest invaders that could threaten it!

So make keeping your lawn beautiful easy, call us TODAY at 850-874-1900!

PS. Don’t Forget to ask about our 3 Months FREE Pest Control Offer & 1 Month FREE Lawn Spraying!!!

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By: Mack

How to know if your lawn is unhealthy, Panama City, FL-Arrow Pest Service

Lawn care can be tricky business, especially here in Florida.

Our state’s hot temperatures and erratic moisture levels can make it difficult to keep a lawn healthy. This means that Florida homeowners should be even more concerned with taking the proper steps to keep their lawns beautiful and in good condition.

But this is easier said than done. The problem is, when you start to see signs that your lawn is unhealthy, you may not always know why. Without knowing the cause of the problem, you can’t know how best to resolve it.

So to help homeowners diagnose the problem, we wanted to share our Top 5 Reasons Why Your Lawn is Unhealthy.

Hopefully these tips will help you to identify and resolve your lawn care issues.

1.  Your lawn has TOO much water, or not enough.

Keeping your lawn properly watered can be difficult. While there is no perfect rule for how much to water, generally speaking you should water your lawn 2-3 times per week. An average lawn needs around 1-1.5 in of water per week, but this can vary depending on rainfall and temperature. As a general rule, it is better to water more deeply and less frequently.

You may have to experiment to find the perfect amount of watering for your lawn. Be careful not to water too much, as this can wash away fertilizer and stimulate the growth of weeds.

On the other hand, you should also avoid not giving your lawn enough water. This will lead to dead, brown patches in the grass. It is important to note, however, that a lack of moisture is not the only thing that causes these patches. If they do not respond to increasing watering, it is probable that they are caused by some other factors.

  1. Your lawn is not properly fertilized.

Fertilizing your lawn is one of the most complicated and important parts of lawn care. There are a variety of different options for fertilizer types, distribution methods, and dispersal times for different species of grass. For this reason, you need to know what type of grasses are in your lawn to know when and how to fertilize it.

 Generally speaking, most of the grasses on lawns here in Florida are warm season grasses such as Bermuda or zoysia, and these should be fertilized sometime around late spring or early summer. For many lawns and seed packet products, a mixture of warm season and cold season grasses will be included to help keep your lawn growing all year.

 When applying fertilizer, make sure that you use the correct quantity as specified by the product, and it is best to apply fertilizer a day or so after watering to that the soil absorbs as many nutrients as possible. Over-application of fertilizer can cause problems by increasing the growth of weeds in the lawn, which compete with the grasses for nutrients.

  1. Your lawn is being invaded by pests.

There are a variety of pests that can attack your lawn. Pest incursions into your lawn can result in large dead spots and reduce the overall health and quality. Some pests, such as mole crickets, can establish large infestations and attack your lawn from within.

Due to this threat, it is important to identify any evidence of pest activity in and around your lawn. Pest removal can be difficult without professional assistance, but for many pests certain steps can be taken by homeowners to reduce the probability of infestation. Mole crickets, for example, are attracted to lawns with a lot of thatch, and as such reducing those conditions will make it less likely that your lawn will be invaded.

4. Your lawn is not aerated

Aerating your lawn is an important step in maintaining its general health. Aeration is essentially the process of creating small holes throughout your lawn. These holes allow water and nutrients to more easily penetrate the soil, thus contributing to the overall health of the lawn.

 Aeration is typically done once a year, though for certain grasses and more dry climates you may need to do it twice. Researching the grasses in your lawn can help you to identify the best aeration schedule for your specific situation. You can buy or rent an aerator from many home and garden stores, and for larger lawns you can also call in a licensed landscaping company.

  1. Your don’t have a reliable lawn care company.

 As a responsible homeowner, you are committed to keeping your property in good condition. While some of the steps required to keep your lawn healthy can be done by yourself, sometimes the problems your lawn is facing are more complex.

If you are having chronic problems with your lawn, it is possible that a bigger problem exists, and the best way to diagnose such problems is by calling in an expert service to inspect your lawn. A reliable lawn care company can keep your lawn healthy and beautiful all year round, saving you time and frustration!

At Arrow Pest Service, we are a full service pest control and lawn care company with years of experience in both industries! Due to our unique dual knowledge of these interrelated fields, we are better able to diagnose problems with your lawn and identify the best possible solutions!

As an industry leader in the Panama City lawn care, we are committed to providing effective, affordable service that leaves you, our customer, 100% satisfied!

So if you looking for lawn care professionals that you can trust, or simply have a question, call us today at 850-874-1900!

PS. Don’t Forget to ask about our 3 Months FREE Pest Control Offer & 1 Month FREE Lawn Spraying!!!

PPS. Ask about our FREE Exclusive 58 Point Inspection!

By: Mack

 

 

Mole Crickets can be a major problem for your lawn, Panama City,FL-Arrow Pest Service


As spring approaches, homeowners will probably begin to see an increase of pest activity due to the warmer weather.

While the vast majority of pest prevention is centered around protecting your home, it is important to note that some pests have another target in mind: your lawn.

Among the enemies that could potentially attack your lawn, one of the most destructive is the mole cricket. These pests can be a major problem for Florida homeowners, and it is important to know how to deal with them if they come after your lawn!

Mole cricket identification:

 Mole crickets are small, grey colored insects that can be identified by their velvety bodies and large front legs. These front legs are used for digging, and this allows mole crickets to burrow beneath the soil with ease.

Identifying a mole cricket infestation can be difficult due to their nocturnal feeding habits and reclusive nature. If they happen to be on the surface, they will usually be near the base of the grass, making them difficult to spot.

How mole crickets attack your lawn:

 Mole crickets are omnivores with a preference for feeding on grasses. In the fall, mole crickets will lay their eggs in burrows beneath the soil. These eggs will hatch at the beginning of spring, and the new mole cricket nymphs will begin to feed on the roots of grasses in your lawn.

This can quickly lead to large dead patches in your lawn that are both unsightly and actively reduce the overall health of the lawn. Homeowners will often first notice the dead spots in the lawn as the first sign of mole cricket activity.

Protecting your lawn from mole crickets:

 Mole crickets are attracted to lawns with large amounts of thatch. You can reduce thatch buildup on your lawn by practicing proper mowing techniques and not overdoing fertilizer or water usage. If you are are seeing signs of mole cricket activity around your lawn, your best bet is to call in the professionals.

At Arrow Pest Service, we are a full service pest control AND lawn care company with decades of experience. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of service in the industry, all at a price that fits your budget!

So if you looking for lawn care professionals that you can trust, or simply have a question, call us today at 850-874-1900!

PS. Don’t Forget to ask about our 3 Months FREE Pest Control Offer & 1 Month FREE Lawn Spraying!!!

PPS. Ask about our FREE Exclusive 58 Point Inspection!

By: Mack

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