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Earwigs, the occasional home invader, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

Earwigs are a pest that often come inside homes as an occasional invader.

There are a variety of myths surrounding earwigs that give them a more fearsome reputation than they deserve. The strangest of which being the belief that earwigs enter people’s ears during the night and lay eggs in their brains. Naturally this is untrue, and the truth is earwigs represent no threat to humans and spread no diseases or bacteria that can be harmful. While they are harmless, they can still be a nuisance to homeowners and gardeners alike.

Earwigs are members of order Dermaptera, which has over 2000 species around the world.

There are a couple dozen distinct species of earwigs that are active in the United States, a variety of which are native here in Florida. While their appearance varies significantly depending on species, they are usually small, with flat bodies that can allow them to slip into small crevices. Earwigs are usually black, brown, or red in coloration, and can be recognized by the large pincer-like tail located on their abdomen. While this tail may give them a fearsome appearance, it is in fact harmless, and is used defensively to mislead would be predators.

Due to their unusual appearance and prevalence across the world, there are a variety of myths and legends associated with earwigs. They are present in Japanese folklore, as well as the works of European poets such as Thomas Hood. Despite their popularity in folklore, they are quite harmless.

Earwigs typically prefer to live in moist, cool areas with a degree of seclusion. For this reason, they will often be found beneath logs, rock piles, and various types of ground cover such as mulch or pine straw. Earwigs are omnivorous scavengers with a diverse diet, but they prefer to feed on plant matter when possible. Their taste for plant matter can cause them to be a pest for gardeners due to their tendency to eat immature sprouts. They are nocturnal, and are often attracted to lights on porches, which can lead them into homes.

When a population around a home becomes too large, earwigs will sometimes move into homes seeking food. While they do not live in homes permanently, their rapid reproductive rate can allow them to establish a large, transient population. A female earwig can lay up to 50 eggs per day, and newly hatched nymphs grow into adulthood relatively quickly. Earwigs can be active in any part of the home, but prefer areas that are high in moisture such as bathrooms, basements, kitchens, and crawlspaces.

Homeowners will often spot earwigs when they unintentionally expose their hiding spaces. In such cases, earwigs will often quickly scatter, which can be a frightening surprise for the unsuspecting homeowner. There are a variety of treatment methods that can help eliminate an earwig population. Typically, the most effective approach is a multi-step treatment plan involving exclusion techniques such as sealing any gaps or cracks in the exterior of the home as well as applying treatment to the outside. This treatment is typically focused on identified nesting areas such as exterior mulch or areas with significant ground cover. While it is possible to apply treatment to the interior, this is often unnecessary because the earwigs are unable to survive indoors for long periods of time as it is.

 

If you are concerned about earwigs or any other pests in your home. It is often best to call in a licensed pest control company to inspect your property and make recommendations if treatment is necessary. At Arrow Pest Service, we have decades of experience treating for pests of all kinds. Rather than simply applying the same, basic treatment plans for every job, we treat each home as a unique situation. We use information gathered through our inspections as well as advisement from our in-house pest experts to formulate a safe, targeted treatment plan to deal with your pest problems!

 

So if you need help with any pest, or simply have a question, call us today at 850-874-1900!

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Giant bees swarming, Panama City, FL – Arrow Pest Service

Here in Florida, pests are often thriving during the month of August due to the hot, humid climate.

Homeowners will sometimes call us after having spotted what look like giant bees swarming around light sources in the evening. Typically, the insects in question are European Hornets.

The European hornet is a very large species of wasp, growing to approximately 1.3 inches in length.

True to their name, these hornets originated in Europe, and were first spotted in the United States during the 1850’s. European hornets are very distinct, and can be recognized by both their large size and distinct brown and yellow striped coloration.

Unlike most wasp species, European hornets forage at night, which is why they are often spotted in yards and around homes during the late evening. European hornets are social wasps, and therefore they live in a colony that can contain thousands of hornets. The hornets that you spot are usually the workers of the colony gathering food for the queen and larvae. European hornets are predatory, and will feed on a variety of other insects such as grasshoppers, crickets, and yellow jackets.

Since they will often feed on more harmful pests such as termites, they can be beneficial for homeowners if they are not too close to the home.

If you are noticing large numbers of European hornets in close proximity to your home, it is possible that a colony has been established nearby. This can be a risk for both people and pets, as European hornets carry an unusually high amount of venom in their stings which may be dangerous to even those with mild allergies. If you are concerned, the best course of action is to call Arrow Pest Service to inspect your property and identify any signs of pest activity.

At Arrow Pest Service, we have decades of experience treating for pests of all kinds. Rather than simply applying the same basic, generalized treatments in every instance, we treat each job as a unique situation. We use information gathered by a thorough inspection to formulate a safe, targeted treatment plans to resolve your pest problems quickly and completely!

 

So if you are a dealing with European hornets, or simply have a question, call us today at 850-874-1900!

 

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Stink bugs are a major nuisance, Panama City, FL-Arrow Pest Service

Stink bugs are a pest that can be a major nuisance for homeowners during the spring and summer months.

Due to their rapid reproductive habit and capacity to cause significant damage to various types of plant life, stink bugs are viewed by many as a growing problem in the United States. In many cases, the best way to keep your home stink bug free is to prevent them from gaining access in the first place. Using the information provided here, a responsible homeowner will be better able to keep their home safe from this frustrating pest.

Stink bugs are members of order Hemiptera, and are thus considered to be true bugs. One of the most common species, the brown marmorated stink bug, can sometimes be found around homes in Florida, especially during the warm weather. These bugs grow up to 17mm in length as adults, and can be identified by their varied, dark and light brown coloration.

Life Cycle

During the early summer, the adult females of this species will begin to lay eggs, usually between 20 and 30 at a time. These eggs will be attached to the underside of plants, and in less than a week new nymphs will emerge. The nymphs are fairly easy to spot due to their bright yellow and red colors, and they will quickly feed and grow throughout the rest of the summer.

By fall, these nymphs will be grown adults. They will then seek out a safe, secluded area in which they can live through the cold winter months. It is this that can often bring them into contact with homeowners. A home can provide the stink bugs with the perfect hiding place to remain warm and safe all winter. They will often exploit openings in the exterior of the structure, and can sometimes hide in areas such as crawlspaces and inside walls. Once they are inside the home, it can be much harder to remove them, and as such preventative treatment is often focused on the exterior of the structure. During the spring, the stink bugs will reemerge from their hiding places. They will often be found at this time massed on the exterior of the building.

Beyond the nuisance that they can cause to homeowners, stink bugs can be very damaging to plants as well.

Stink bugs, as adults and as nymphs, feed on a variety of plants. Common plants that they can sometimes consume include the following:

  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Corn
  • Soybeans
  • Tomatoes

Due to this threat, many farmers and others who work with agriculture are concerned by the threat that stink bugs may pose as they continue to reproduce and spread. Stink bugs feed on plants by piercing their stems and fruit with their sucking mouthparts. This leaves behind a scar on the plant as it continues to grow, which can ruin its appearance and damage it permanently.

Homeowners concerned with the threat that could be posed by stinkbugs can protect their home by taking several important measures. As stated above, the nuisance caused by stink bugs is due to their tendency to overwinter in homes.

Prevent Stinkbugs from entering your home:

As such, the first step that homeowners should take is to ensure that any cracks or caps in the exterior of the home are sealed. Any other potential openings, such as unsealed windows or unscreened vents, should also be sealed up if possible. If you are concerned about potential vulnerabilities around your home, it is best to call Arrow Pest Service to inspect the home and identify any potential problems.

Ways to Eliminate Stink Bugs:

If you are dealing with stinkbugs already inside the home, there are a few treatment options that can be effective to eliminate the population. Due to the difficulty and risks of using treatment products in your home, homeowners should  call Arrow Pest Service to administer treatment to the home. At Arrow Pest Service, we have decades of experience treating for pests of all kinds. Our technicians begin each treatment job with a thorough inspection of the property, which we use to identify any signs of pest activity as well as any conditions that might be conducive to future infestation. Once this is complete, we will formulate a safe, targeted treatment plan to deal with your pest problems once and for all!

So if you are dealing with pests, or simply have a question, call us today at 850-874-1900!

Here’s to YOU living pest free!

Bed bug problem, Panama City, FL-Arrow Pest Service

The bed bug is a pest that is viewed with fear and repugnance.

A bed bug infestation is a nightmare that owners of homes and hotels fear, and for good reason. Bed bugs are very difficult to deal with, and it can take months to fully eliminate an infestation from a home. For this reason, it is very important to be informed about bed bugs and the ways to mitigate the risk they pose to your home.

Bed bugs are small, round insects with a red and brown body coloration. While they are easy to identify when spotted, their reclusive nature can make them difficult to identify until they have built up a significant population inside your home.

 Due to their secluded nature, bed bugs will often hide in areas around the home that are both well hidden and offer access to a host for blood meals, be that a person or a pet. They are commonly found in areas such as mattress seams, sheets, furniture, near baseboards, or in closets.

Bed bugs are nocturnal insects, and therefore they will remain hidden until they emerge to feed after dark. Often, the first evidence of bed bug activity are the bites found on people and pets in the home. Another common sign of bed bug activity are the skins left behind by young, developing bed bugs as they grow. Bed bugs also leave behind black or brown stains from defecation, which will often be found around their hiding areas.

 Bed bugs are a problematic and tenacious pest.

Homeowners who see any possible signs of bed bug activity should have call in a professional pest service to inspect and treat their property.

 At Arrow Pest Service, we have years of experience treating bed bugs. Our technicians can thoroughly inspect your home, identifying any signs of bed bug activity, and then provide you with a safe and targeted treatment plan to solve your pest problems once and for all!

 

So if you are concerned about potential bed bug activity in your home, call us today at 850-874-1900!

 Here’s to YOU living pest free!

 Mack

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Small ants inside my home, Panama City,FL-Arrow Pest Service

If you are a homeowner living in Florida, it is likely that you have encountered the swarms of small ants that frequently plague homes in the state. In many cases, the culprits are white footed ants.

White footed ants are a species native to the United States. They are especially active in Florida due to the warm climate, but can be found in other Southeastern states. White footed ants are relatively small in size, growing to less than 1/10 of an inch in length. They are black or brown in coloration, and can be most easily identified by their yellowish-white feet for which they get their name.

Like most species of ants, white footed ants have a diverse diet. They will consume sweets, proteins, dead insects, and plant nectar. In some cases, they will also farm honeydew from aphids or mealybugs.

White footed ants are often spread to homes via plants and landscaping materials such as mulch. They will be carried to a new location, and then enter homes in search of food. Due to their small size, they are able to enter into areas that would be inaccessible to other pests. Most commonly, ants around your home will be spotted in bathrooms, kitchens, or crawling along the exterior of the structure.

White footed ants do not sting or bite, and they cause no structural damage to homes that they infest. However, they can be a problem for homeowners due to the sheer size of their nest populations. The average nest can contain several million ants, and they can quickly swarm and infest your home when searching for food.

Dealing with white footed ants can be difficult due to their large population and small size. The best step for keeping the ants out of your home is to ensure that any plants or other materials that are brought to your home are not carrying white footed ants. This especially applies for any indoor plants, as they can give white footed ants easy access to an otherwise well protected home. If white footed ants have already infested your home, the best option is usually to call in a professional pest service to treat the home.

 

Here at Arrow Pest Service, we have years of experience treating for pests of all kinds. Our skilled technicians will thoroughly inspect your home and formulate a targeted treatment plant to deal with your specific pest problems. 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!

 

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Mack

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Carpet beetles, Panama City, FL-Arrow Pest Service

A common concern amongst homeowners is the threat of carpet beetle infestation.

Carpet beetles can be a major threat to any animal based textiles if they establish a presence in your home.

Carpet beetles are generally found in areas of the home such as laundry rooms, bathrooms, and bedrooms. Often they are carried into the home clinging to linens and textiles, and from there they disperse and infest your home. The adult carpet beetles themselves are generally not a threat, however their larvae are attracted to and will cause damage to animal based products. Product such as leather, silk, and wool are common targets for consumption.

While carpet beetle larvae generally only chew small holes through garments, even a small hole on costly and delicate clothing such as a wool coat or a silk scarf can ruin the item, and this can be an expensive loss. Carpet beetle larvae will not consume most carpets as they do not eat synthetic fibers. They will, however, consume expensive animal fiber rugs such as Persian rugs.

Due to the potential damage they can cause, it is important to act quickly if you notice any signs of carpet beetle activity in your home. The most commonly reported sign of carpet beetle activity is spotting the larvae around areas near textiles, and they can be spotted on light colored tiles, baseboards, and washing machines. Carpet beetles are also commonly found clinging to fibers such as towels and blankets, and areas such as storage closets can be excellent hiding places for the beetles.

If you are dealing with a carpet beetle infestation, it is often best to call for a professional pest company to treat your home to avoid the potential expense that carpet beetles can cause with their feeding.

Here at Arrow Pest Service, we have years of experience treating for pests of all kinds. Rather than simply applying a general treatment, or technicians will thoroughly inspect your property, identifying any signs of pest activity or conditions conducive to infestation. After inspecting the home, we will provide you with the best pest solutions for your specific situation, all at a price that fits your budget!

So if you are dealing with carpet beetles, or simply have a question, call us today at 850-874-1900!

Here’s to YOU living pest free!

Mack

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Sod webworms cause major damage in lawns, Panama City, FL-Arrow Pest Service

 Caring for your lawn can be a complicated job.

There are a variety of pests that can cause major damage to your lawn if not dealt with it correctly. One of the most notorious and destructive pests that can invade your lawn is the sod webworm.

What are they?

Sod webworms are the larvae of lawn moths, which are a part of genus Crambus. Lawn moths themselves can be fairly annoying due to their habit of flying low to the grass in large numbers when disturbed. However, the sod webworms can be more than just an irritation as they are capable of causing direct damage to your lawn. Both the larvae and adults are nocturnal, which can make them difficult to identify.

What do they look like?

Sod webworms are fairly small, usually around 3/4 inch in size. They can be in a variety of colors depending on species, but are usually greenish-beige in color, with dark, circular spots scattered on their bodies. Because of their small size, it can sometimes be difficult to identify sod webworms until damage starts to appear on the lawn. The adult lawn moths, however, are more easily spotted. They can be identified by their long snouts and sporadic “zig-zag” flight pattern.

Where are they normally found?

Sod webworms live in thatch, typically in parts of the lawn receiving the most direct sunlight. Thatch is the layer of dead stalks and debris that is found just above the soil surface. Oftentimes, an irregular amount of thatch on a lawn is a symptom of an issue with the health of the lawn in general such as a bad ratio of fertilization, a lack of water, or incorrect mowing. Areas with irregular areas like slopes and banks are particularly vulnerable because they often have lower moisture levels due to the difficultly of sufficiently watering such spaces.

Why are they a problem?

Sod webworms are notorious for consuming the leaves and stems of turf grasses and disturbing root systems. While the adult moths will not consume grasses, the larvae have a voracious appetite and can kill portions of grass. When winter approaches, sod web worms will construct silk lined tunnels to escape the cold. These tunnels can break up the soil and damage root systems.

If sod webworms have infested your lawn, the first signs of damage will be small brown spots that appear as the grass dies. While there are several potential causes for brown patches in grass, sod web worm damage will be unusual because it will often be surrounded by untouched, healthy grass where feeding has not occurred. Most damage done by the larvae will occur in the late summer months and end when the larvae move into tunnels to overwinter.

Life Cycle:

The life cycle of sod webworms begins during the early summer months. During this time, adult lawn moths can frequently be seen flying low over turf grasses. The adults will mate and then scatter eggs around the lawn. Each female can produce a few hundred eggs, allowing their population to rapidly grow. After about 10-14 days, the eggs will hatch and the young larvae will begin to feed.

After a short period of time, the cold weather will force the larvae into their tunnels, where they will remain until the warm months return. Once they have emerge again in spring, the larvae will continue to feed and undergo several instars. They will enter into a pupal stage around May, and emerge as adults that will restart the cycle once again. Usually, at least two complete cycles of reproduction will occur in a year.

Keeping Your Lawn Safe:

Sod webworms can be a difficult pest to remove from your lawn. The best way to keep the larvae away from your lawn is to ensure that it remains in the best possible health. By taking the proper steps to care for your lawn, you can greatly reduce the amount of thatch in your lawn. This makes the lawn less appealing for sod webworms, and healthier grass is also more resistant to feeding damage.

If you are already seeing signs of damage from webworms. It is possible to test the soil for infestation by pouring a small amount of soapy water onto the grass. The soap will irritate the webworms, and force them to surface in the grass. This can help to identify an active infestation. If they are in small numbers, they can be eliminated with a rake or other tool after being forced to surface.

For more severe infestations, it may be necessary to use a pesticide solution. While some DIY pesticides can help with this, it is extremely important to apply the pesticide correctly to avoid damaging the lawn or making the area unsafe for pets or children. Because of these difficulties, it can sometimes be better to refer to a lawn care professional to deal with the infestation.

Here at Arrow Pest Service, we have years of experience as both a full service pest control company and a lawn care service. Our team of expert technicians can inspect your lawn, identify any source of problems, and resolve the issue with the most efficient, effective, and safe solution possible. We can also continue to care for your lawn after treatment, keeping it pest free and in perfect health year round!

So if you are dealing with sod webworms, or simply have a question, call us today at 850-874-1900!

Mack

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Don’t let weeds ruin your lawn, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

Weeds are one of the biggest obstacles faced by homeowners who are trying to maintain a healthy and beautiful lawn.

There are a large variety of plants that can be classified as weeds, with some species being more common in certain climates and less common in others. Here in Florida, our warm climate and frequent rain are ideal for some of the most notorious types of weeds such as crabgrass, dandelions, clover, and bull thistle.

It is important to note that weeds in a lawn are almost always a symptom of a greater issue.

While small numbers of weeds can sometimes encroach on healthy lawns, it often requires some issue with the health of the lawn to give weeds the foothold they need to establish themselves. For this reason, one of the most effective ways to deal with weeds is to ensure that you keep your lawn in excellent health. Listed below are several tips to maintaining a healthy lawn and keeping weeds away.

Fertilization:

When fertilizing your lawn, it is important to apply only as much as is directed by the packaging. If too much fertilizer is applied to a lawn, the excess can act as a nutrient source for weeds. It is also important to only apply fertilizer during growth seasons for your lawn. If the grasses in the lawn are unable to take advantage of the fertilizer, certain annual weeds can easily use the nutrients to take over your lawn.

Watering:

It is always better to water your lawn less frequently with more water at each application. If a lawn is only lightly watered, the root systems of the grasses will often be shallow. The lack of deep root systems will make the grasses weaker and provide an opportunity for weeds to sprout and where grass might otherwise choke them out.

Mowing:

When mowing your lawn, make sure to avoid mowing too close to the soil. This can weaken turf and expose surface soil to the light, which can allow weeds to sprout more easily. Typically the best setting for mowing is between 2 and 4 inches, depending on the type of mower and type of grass in your lawn.

If weeds are already established in your lawn, it can sometimes be necessary to use herbicide or weed and feed to deal with the problem.

While these types of treatments are very effective, it is extremely important to follow the instructions for the use of these products. Improper application or the use of the wrong type of product can cause major damage to your lawn.

However, just as it is with many species of invasive pests, the best way to deal with weeds is to prevent them from spreading on your lawn in the first place. Following proper lawn care procedures and dealing with any problems early will help to prevent any major problems. If you are already dealing with significant growth of weeds in your lawn, it is often best to refer to a professional service.

Here at Arrow Pest Service, we have years of experience working as both a full service pest control company and lawn care service. Our team can assess the condition of your lawn, resolve any problems with weeds or other issues, and keep your lawn in the best possible health, all at a price that fits your budget!

So if you are dealing with weeds in your lawn, or have a question about pests or lawn care, call us today at 850-874-1900!

Here’s to YOU living pest free!

Mack

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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!

 

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What to do if you have a hornet problem around your home, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

Here at Arrow Pest Service, we receive many calls about European Hornets. Notable for being one of the largest species of wasps in the world, European Hornets are prevalent all throughout the United States. They are approximately 1 inch in length, and have a yellow/brown coloration all over their body.

European Hornets are carnivorous. Their diet typically consists of other insects, such as other wasps and moths. When hunting, they will often capture prey through the use of their stingers. They deliver an unusually high amount of venom to their targets. Stings delivered to humans can be dangerous to those who are allergic. Even individuals with more mild allergies can be affected at an unusually high level due to the sheer amount of venom that the European Hornet releases.

 European Hornets are known to create nests. These nests will often be located more than 6 feet above ground in hollows and other areas. Each nest has a queen as well as hundreds of workers. European Hornets are extremely defensive around their nests. They will often sting any person or animal that comes too close to a nesting area. Due to this, extreme caution should be taken if you are near to a European Hornet nest.

 European Hornets are also known to be attracted to light. If you approach a nest, it is important to remove any artificial light sources that could attract them. If a nest is far away from your home, it is typically not a concern. The European Hornet nests are short lived, and will die out during the winter months. However, if a nest is located near to a home or other structure, it can be a danger to pets as well as any people that approach it. Removal of a nesting area can be extremely hazardous without professional equipment and training. Therefore, calling Arrow Pest Service for professional assistance is almost always the best approach for European Hornet extermination.

 If you have a European Hornet problem around your home, you want to call Arrow Pest Service, a company you can trust to solve your problems in a safe and effective manner. Here at Arrow Pest Service, our team of technicians are trained in the use of industry leading extermination techniques. We pride ourselves in being able to offer safe, reliable, and fairly priced solutions for all of your pest problems!

 So if you have a pest problem, or have any questions, 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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