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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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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!

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By: Mack

 

 

How to keep a roach free home, Panama City, FL-Arrow Pest Service

Watch the short video above to find out how to keep your home roach free!

Here’s to YOU living pest free!

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Happy Thanksgiving, Panama City, Fl- Arrow Pest Service

Thanksgiving is a holiday spent surrounded by friends and family in a time a joy and merriment. During this time of the year it is so important for us to take a break from our busy lives and appreciate the things that we have been given.

 We here at Arrow Pest Service consider ourselves some of the luckiest people on the planet. We are fortunate to have been able to prosper and serve the greater Panama City area for many years, and we hope to continue to have the opportunity to do so. The truth is, we have only been able to do this because of you, our customers, continuing to rely on our services. It is because of YOU that we are able to enjoy this Thanksgiving with our friends and family, and that is something we are very thankful for.

 To us, our customers are our neighbors, our friends, and our community. We have always striven to operate with integrity and to keep every customer who we do work for 100% satisfied. Our goal is and has always been to provide the highest quality of service possible at a fair price.

 We want you, our customer, to know that we are always a phone call away if you ever have any pest problems. The blessings we have been given come with a responsibility to operate according to our principles as individuals and as a company, and this is a commitment that we do not take lightly.

 So, from one neighbor to another, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving, and we hope that you will continue to rely on us for years to come.

 -Mack Glover, President of Arrow Pest Service

 

Roof rats around my home, Panama City,FL – Arrow Pest Service

Rats are an undesirable houseguest in any circumstance.

Finding a rat in your home can cause quite a fright, and naturally homeowners want to keep their home protected from rats and similar pests. While most people might expect rats to congregate to dark, secluded areas of the home such as the basement or garage, the truth is the most common area for infestation is the attic. One of the most common types of rats that infest homes here in Florida is the roof rat.

Roof rats, which are sometimes known as ship rats or black rats, grow to around 40cm in length, and are slightly smaller than the Norway rat. They can be best identified by their blackish-brown fur coloration.

Roof rats are skilled climbers, and they can often be found at the tops of trees in the wild. They prefer to nest up off the ground, where they are safe from predators. Their preference for higher altitude areas extends to attics of homes, where they will sometimes create nests. While roof rats prefer to nest in the wild, housing development often uproots their nests, and this causes them to seek new shelter in suburban areas.

Like most rats, the roof rat has a very diverse diet. They prefer to consume nuts and fruit, but when necessary they will consume meat. They tend to store their food in nests, as this helps them to survive the cold winter months, when food sources are scarce.

Roof rats often enter homes by exploiting exterior structure damage, or by creating that damage themselves. They will often use nearby trees to climb onto the home, and from there will find a way to access the home. The rats prefer the attics of homes, as these are often secluded and are at a temperature level that they find comfortable. As they are nesting creatures, the rats will create nests out of whatever materials they can find nearby, often damaging insulation in the process.

Roof rats can cause a lot of damage to your home if left unchecked.

They are known to chew through electrical wires and water lines, which can create a fire hazard. They will also sometimes chew through drywall and leave behind contaminates in areas that they move through. Like most rats, the roof rat can carry a variety of diseases and bacteria. Homeowners should be cautious when in areas that they believe rats are active, as they could become sick.

If you are concerned that roof rats have infiltrated your home, the first sign that you might notice is the sound of rat activity during the night. Roof rats are nocturnal foragers, and homeowners will sometimes hear the sounds caused by the rats moving around late at night. Other common signs are the chewing damage left by the rats as well as grease marks left from the oils in their fur. While a variety of different wildlife creatures can leave similar evidence, it is always best to have a professional pest service perform an inspection on the home if you are concerned about the possibility of a roof rat infestation.

Removing roof rats from your home can be tricky work. Due to their tendency to nest in out of the way areas, homeowners can sometimes have difficulty identifying exactly where the rats are nesting in the home. It is also important to remember to avoid directly handling the rats, as they may bite when threatened and can carry disease. Because of the difficulties of correctly removing the rats, it is often best to call in a licensed pest control company to deal with any roof rats in your home.

At Arrow Pest Service, our team has years of experience dealing with pests of all kinds. Rather than simply providing a generalized treatment service, our technicians treat each job as a unique situation. We use information gathered by our inspections of the property to formulate a safe, targeted treatment plan to deal with your pest problems once and for all!

 

So if you have pest problems in your home, or simply have a question, call us today at 850-874-1900!

Here’s to YOU living pest free!

Mack

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How do you keep your home bed bug free? Panama City, FL-Arrow Pest Service

In our previous articles, we have discussed how a homeowner might be able to identify bed bugs, as well as the ways bed bugs tend to access your home. However, one big question remains: how do you keep your home bed bug free?

 The fact is, once bed bugs have established themselves in your home, it is significantly more difficult to keep them out as opposed to taking measures to keep your home bed bug free to begin with. In our previous article, (Check that article out here: http://arrowps.com/uncategorized/1091/) we discussed how bed bugs often enter homes traveling inside luggage or furniture. Due to this, one of the best steps homeowners can take to keep their homes free of bedbugs is to carefully inspect and clean any luggage or furniture before it is brought into the home. This can help to significantly reduce the chances of bed bugs being brought into the home in the first place.

 Like many other pests, bed bugs prefer to hide in secluded, cluttered areas.

Cleaning up areas with clutter can help to expose any active infestations and reduce possible habitation areas. Another important step is to regularly wash an linens and sheets with the hottest possible temperature, as these are common hiding areas for bed bugs. The heat from this washing will kill any bed bugs inside and destroy any eggs.

 If you are already dealing with an active infestation, your best option is to call Arrow Pest Service.

While there are a variety of products marketed for bed bug treatment, many of these products are Kill-On-Contact, which means that they are only effective against pests that are directly exposed to them. Since the majority of the typical bed bug population remains in hiding, these products will do nothing to deal with the larger problem. Due to this, the best option for treatment is a professional technician inspecting the property and applying treatment capable of completely eradicating the infestation.

 At Arrow Pest Service, we have years of experience dealing with bed bugs. Our technicians are highly trained, and begin any service with a thorough inspection of your property. Once we have identified any signs of pest activity or conditions conducive to infestation, we will formulate a safe, targeted treatment plan to completely deal with your pest problems!

 

So if you are dealing with bed bugs, call us today at 850-874-1900!

 Here’s to YOU living pest free!

Mack

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Sugar ants invade homes, Panama City, FL-Arrow Pest Service

Sugar ants are a nuisance pest that can invade your home in search of food around this time of the year.

While sugar ants are technically a single, unique species(Camponotus consobrinus), the term “sugar ant” is commonly used to refer to any species of ant that consumes sugary foods. While ants have an extremely diverse diet, many species prefer sugary foods in particular and will be attracted to available food sources that fit that description.

Sugar ants are relatively small, usually less than 1/2 inch in length. Their size varies depending on the availability of food within their habitat. Sugar ant swarmers, which are the winged reproductive members of the ant colony, are completely black in color. The workers, on the other hand, are easily identified by their orange body coloration.

Sugar ants can often be found foraging around suburban and woodland environments. Like all ants, they are social insects, and live in large colonies. In the wild, these colonies are often located inside of wood or foliage, and are large dirt mounds with a number of entrances dotted around the surface of the mound. Sugar ants prefer hot, humid climates, which makes them right at home here in Florida.

Around the home, sugar ants can often be found in kitchens, pantries, and around outdoor cooking areas. They gather anywhere that a food source is available, and can sometimes be spotted foraging near dusk around the outside of the home.

Sugar ants can also be seen during the early fall and late spring during their swarming season. During this time, the winged swarmers will gather by the thousands and swarm during their mating process. This is very similar to the swarming process of termites, and it can be easy to mistake the swarming ants for termites without closer inspection.

Sugar ants consume a large variety of foods. In the wild, they will often consume other insects, as well as nectar and other sugary products from plants. Sugar ants are also known to gather honeydew from aphids, and will protect and farm aphids. In suburban areas, sugar ants will often forage around the home for any leftover food or food that is not properly sealed.

Sugar ants can be a major nuisance due to their attraction to any food spillage, stains, or scraps. Sugar ants will also get into any food that is not sealed, and can ruin good food if it is left out. Sugar ants do not sting. While they can bite when threatened, the bite is harmless for anyone without severe allergies to insect bites.

If you have noticed ant activity around your home, it is important to eliminate any conditions that are conducive for their infestation. Sealing all doors and windows as well as repairing any exterior damage can help to prevent ants from accessing your home. It is also important to seal any food sources and to clean up any food spillage or stains.

If sugar ants are already active in large numbers in your home, there are several types of DIY baits and traps that can help to reduce their numbers, but eliminating the food source they are foraging for is by far the best way to control their population. In cases of severe infestation, it is often best to call for a professional pest service to inspect and treat your home.

Here at Arrow Pest Service, our team has years of experiencing treating for pests of all kinds, including ants! Rather than just applying a nonspecific, general treatment, our technicians will thoroughly inspect your home to identify any signs of pests or conditions conducive to infestation. After thorough inspection, we can offer you the most efficient, effective, and safe solution to your specific pest problem, all at a price that fits your budget!

 

So if you are dealing with ants in your home, or simply have 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!

Mack

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Boxelder bugs, Panama City, FL-Arrow Pest Service

Are you seeing black bugs inside your home? They might be boxelder bugs.

 

As springtime approaches, it brings with it a surge of pest problems for homeowners. One common pest seen during this season is the boxelder bug. Boxelder bugs are a type of beetle that is very active throughout the entire Southeast, including Florida. Boxelder bugs are small, approximately 1/2 in size at adulthood, and can be identified by the orange/red stripes found on their black bodies. During the springtime, it is also common to see boxelder nymphs, which are much smaller in size and are bright red in color.

During the fall, the boxelder bug will often seek shelter inside of homes or other buildings. They will attempt to find small openings on the exterior of the structure to exploit and gain access to the home. Once inside, the boxelder bugs will often be found on or near to walls that are close to heat sources. Many homeowners are shocked to suddenly find a large number of the beetles in their home seemingly out of nowhere.

It is important to note that, while large populations of the boxelder bugs can be found inside of homes, they do not reproduce or eat during the winter months, and will instead wait for warmer months to perform those activities.

Once spring has returned, the boxelder bugs will abandon their winter homes and emerge into the warm weather. During this time, they can often be found swarming on the exterior walls of the home. The boxelder bugs will seek out nesting sites on trees. True to their name, the boxelder bugs typically prefer to nest on the boxelder tree. However, in cases of severe infestations, they will sometimes seek out maple and ash trees as well.

Once they have found a suitable nesting tree, the boxelder bugs will lay eggs inside of the bark of the tree. These eggs will hatch within a few days and release new nymphs that will become the next generation of boxelder bugs. The beetles will also feed on the softer parts of the tree during this time such as the leaves, twigs, or flowers. This feeding can cause damage to the tree and cause growth deformities in the branches and a yellowing coloration on the leaves.

Boxelder bugs do not directly damage the home in any way. However, when they overwinter or swarm on the outside of the home, they will often leave droppings that can stain furniture and walls. Typically, the main concern that they cause comes from the sheer number of beetles that can swarm on the outside of the home. In severe cases, thousands of boxelder bugs can be found in and around the home or on nearby trees.

Treating for boxelder bugs can be challenging.

Use of pesticides, while effective in killing the beetles, can sometimes cause more severe problems because the dead boxelder bugs can become a food source for other pests such as ants. The best way to deal with the boxelder bug is to prevent it from entering into the home to overwinter. Using proper exclusion techniques and sealing up any exterior damage that could provide access for the beetles will help to eliminate the population from around the home. If you are planting boxelder trees around your home, it can also help to plant only the male trees, as the boxelder bugs prefer the female trees as a nesting site and food source.

If you have boxelder bugs swarming around your home, you should not wait for them to become a problem. Call Arrow Pest Service our professional service can allow you to get an expert opinion on how best deal with the pests around your home.

Here at Arrow Pest Service, our team has years of experience dealing with pests of all kinds. We are proud of offer only the most efficient, effective, and safe treatment methods in the industry. No matter what pest problem you are facing, we have the solution that you need!

 

So if you have boxelder bugs around your home, or simply have a question, call us today at 850-874-1900!

 

Here’s to YOU living pest free!

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WDO Termite Inspections , Panama City, FL-Arrow Pest Service

Termite inspections are an important part in protecting your home from termite damage.

As we head into the swarming season for termites, any responsible homeowner knows that is important to make sure that your home and property are well protected. I have already written on the major types of termite treatment. However, one aspect of termite treatment that is often neglected is to have an up to date inspection of your home.

Termite inspections are one of the most common types of inspections that many pest control companies perform. The reason for this is due to the requirement in most real estate transactions to have a Wood Destroying Organism(WDO) report drawn up before a property can be bought or sold. While there is no legal requirement to do so, most banks and buyers will not close a deal until an inspection has been completed due to the potential of substantial expense termites can cause.

WDO reports are a very important part of selling a property, however it is also important to have regular termite inspections on homes, even if you are not planning to sell. Much like insurance or checkups with a doctor, it is always better to make sure your home is termite free as opposed to paying to eradicate an infestation that goes undetected.

Unlike many other pests, it is relatively easy for termites to remain hidden from homeowners.

We have several videos posted to our YouTube channel showing the hidden damage that termites can cause, and unfortunately it is fairly standard for termites to pick out of the way areas to consume. It is also important to remember that termite damage is exponential. In many early cases, termites will do relatively little damage. However, as the nest grows and the termites become more accustomed to the area, the amount of damage will rapidly increase. If you have an inspection at least once a year, termites can be found before they are well established and this will prevent the bulk of the damage that they cause.

Even if your home has been treated within the last year for termites, it still is a good idea to have it inspected. The fact is that even professionals can sometimes make mistakes, and even the best products and solutions will sometimes fail. Because of this, having regular inspections can help to expose any potential mistakes or unforeseen problems with the treatment.

If you have recently renovated your home or are planning on renovating, it can also be beneficial to have an inspection. Any new renovation to your home can sometimes displace previous treatment or create conditions that are conducive for termite infestation such as wood to ground contact. It can also be beneficial to treat hard to reach areas of the home during renovation, as this allows the technician to access areas such as inside of walls without having to damage finished space.

If you are finishing a large area, such as a basement, there are also certain treatment methods, that can protect your home from termites for long periods of time. Boric acid treatment is one of the most popular methods for these types of scenarios, and it involves spreading a solution of boric acid and glycol onto any wood or wood based products. Once this product has entered into the wood, it will be poisonous to any termites that try to consume it. Just that relatively simple step can guarantee protection to your home for years to come.

Another advantage to regular termite inspections is the possibility of locating other undiscovered pests and problems.

Termites are not the only threat to your home, and in many cases an inspection for termites can reveal the presence of wood destroy fungus and mold, or other pests such as ants. While there are inspections that can be done specifically for those pests, termite inspections often focus on areas that can be missed when looking for other pests.

In conclusion, as we approach the active season for termites, it is in the best interest of any homeowner who has not had an inspection in over a year to consider having an inspection done for their home or other property. Termites cause billions of dollars in damage every year, and they are most troublesome if they stay undetected over a period of years. As I said before, much like you would visit a doctor to catch any unknown health problems, it is always a smart decision to have your home inspected for termites before they have the chance to cause significant structural damage. Like in many other parts of our lives, it is always better to be safe than sorry!

Our team at Arrow Pest Service has decades of experience performing termite treatment and inspections. If you need to have your home inspected or treated for termites, you can count on us to give you the most dependable, efficient, and effective service no matter what!

 

So if you need termite service, or simply have a question, call us today at 850-874-1900!

 

Here’s to YOU living pest free!

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