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How to Avoid a Termite Infestation

Termites are valuable members of the ecosystem, but when it comes to homes, the opposite is true. Our FL pest control experts share tips for avoiding a termite infestation that could cause extensive structural damage to your home. Types of Termites • Eastern...

What to Know About Identifying Termites and Ants

You may think one insect is as bad as another, but the distinctions are important for effective Florida pest control. Our experts share ways to spot the crucial differences between termites and ants. Physical Comparison • Ants have segmented bodies with a thinner...

What to Know About the Florida Carpenter Ant

As if termites eating your house weren’t enough to worry about, now we have two species of carpenter ants to deal with. Fortunately, the Florida Carpenter Ant does not nest in undamaged wood. Instead, it seeks out already compromised structures. But therein lies the...

Carpenter Bees Dive Bombing Behavior is About Nesting

Carpenter bees have made their appearance, and their presence can be a bit shocking. These bees are quite large, and they tend to hover around people's homes. They get their name from the way they carve through wood, which is where they raise their babies. When you...

Watch Out For Wasps This Spring

Wasps are among the most feared insects in Florida because of their ability to sting repeatedly without dying. Even so, they are still quite useful for pollination, but that does not make them any less scary. If you think you might have a wasp problem on your...

What Kind of Ants Call Panama City, Florida Home?

Ants are the common barbeque and indoor pest, causing a stir and accumulating quite quickly when lured by their favorite foods. Fire ants are the most common in Panama City and have a serious sting! However, these are not the only species to watch out for this...

Conehead Termites Are Making A Comeback, Here’s What You Should Know

The conehead termite is a species of termite that was once thought to be eradicated from the United States. But in 2003, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reported that it was back after several were spotted in Broward County. Today, they...

Are They Carpenter Ants or Termites? Learn Identification Tips

Carpenter ants or termites? Not a choice any homeowner wants to face, but knowing which is which is an important factor in Panama City pest control. Here's a look at how to identify these two common household insects. Physical Characteristics of Carpenter Ants vs....

Start Watching For Florida Carpenter Ant Swarms this Month

When it comes to Florida carpenter ants, out of sight shouldn't mean out of mind. Our Panama City pest control experts explain why you should be prepared for upcoming sightings and what this can mean for your home. Identifying Carpenter Ants With their distinct,...

What Florida Pests Should You Expect This Spring?

Spring is just around the corner. In fact, you may already have shed the jackets and long pants that were your regular wardrobe during the cooler months. Unfortunately, as you're beginning to embrace the sun’s rays, so too are the insects that have been lying dormant...

Get Ready For Yellow Biting Fly – What to Know

It may still be February, but yellow fly season is just around the corner. Hitting their peak breeding season in May and June, yellow flies start coming out to feast as soon as the weather slips into spring. How do you prepare? There are several ways to prevent and...

What Termites Live in Panama City, Florida?

The south is known for many things, but unfortunately, humidity is one of them. While most people find the dampness to be a nuisance, it can be much worse. One of our most damaging pests loves damp climates. Termites According to the article, they cause over $5...

Top Four Roaches Lurking Around Florida – Here’s How To Identify Them

Cockroaches are far too common in Florida. These pests love to infest houses, apartment buildings and businesses. But what you may not realize is that there are actually four different types of cockroaches that are native to our area. Your Panama City pest control...

Traveling? Here’s How To Check Your Accommodation For Bed Bugs

As we have previously discussed in our blog, bed bugs have rebounded from near eradication in the United States to become a legitimate concern for travelers throughout the country. We will sum up the three steps for checking your hotel room for bed bugs below....

It Might Be The Dead of Winter But These Pests Are Still Hard At Work

When seasons change, we often see a shift in the pests that we have to deal with. While mosquitoes and ants might be lying low through the temperature drop, we have other problems such as vermin that want to stay warm. Fortunately, for the folks at Arrow Pest...

What’s Up With The Rise of Bed Bugs? Here’s What We Know

Remember the old saying about not letting the bed bugs bite? Maybe you heard your grandma say it at some point. Your Panama City Pest Control experts have heard the saying too, and are prepared for the problem. Bed bugs were nearly eradicated in the middle of the last...

What to Know About the Panama City Pharaoh Ant

Here in Florida, we're certainly no strangers to ants. They're everywhere, and they terrorize us all year long. In fact, they're one of the top complaints your Panama City pest control specialists get. While there are many types of ants in our state, the Pharaoh ant...

How to Identify a Crazy Ant Infestation

When you see ants moving in a zig zag pattern instead of a straight line, you’re seeing what are known as crazy ants. These ants can be hard to get rid of, so it’s important to identify infestations and have Panama City pest control professionals handle them promptly....

What to Know About Climbing Roof Rats

Rats aren’t always scurrying around on the ground near homes in the Panama City area. In fact, you might need to look up to see some of them. Climbing roof rats are one of the more common rodent species that Panama City pest control experts deal with. Climbing Roof...

What to Know About Beach Mice Found in Panama City Florida

The Panama City area is home to several different types of rodents, including beach mice. While you might be worried about these mice invading your home, they typically live in dunes or areas of open scrub. Find out more about these mice, so you can determine if you...

What Floridians Need to Know About Bed Bugs and Our Tourist Population

It's no secret that Florida is a top destination for tourists. Many people choose our state for their vacation every year, but when they visit us, they could be bringing a lot more than their families. The increase in easy traveling is mostly to blame for the...

What Are House Centipedes and How Do I Know if I Have Them?

House centipedes are very common in Florida because of our humidity. It presents the perfect environment for them to thrive in. But the question that many homeowners want answered is, how do I know if I have them? Your Panama City pest control professionals are very...

Eww, Everything You Did Not Want to Know About Palmetto Bugs

Palmetto bugs have an exotic name, but their true nature may surprise you. Read on to learn more about this common Florida insect that's a frequent target of Panama City pest control. Palmetto Bugs by Any Other Name While their name derives from their habit of hiding...

What Are Silverfish and How Do I Know if I Have Them?

Silverfish may sound like something that should be on the menu at a seafood restaurant, but the truth is less pleasant. Our Panama City pest control experts share facts you should know about this annoying household invader. Physical Characteristics of Silverfish While...

What Are the Top Winter Florida Pests?

Living in Florida has its perks; there's no doubt about that. But because of our warmer temperatures year-round, we still have to contend with different types of pests. Your Panama City pest control professionals deal with them constantly, even in the winter. Knowing...

Florida Is Closing In On Natural Pest Control Option For Fire Ants

Since fire ants made their way from Argentina in the 1930s, their population in Florida and other southeastern states has reached 10 times that of numbers in their native country. However, scientists have made breakthroughs in natural Panama City FL ant control...

So You’ve Got Ants In The House, How To Identify Them

All ants may look alike from a distance, but there are approximately 10,000 species throughout the world. Fortunately, only a few of those are found in Florida, Here's a look at the species that are most often the target of Panama City ant control. Types of Ants in...

My Fair Ladybug: Be Prepared For These Overwintering Pests

This is the time of year when those crazy high temperatures start to fade away. In Florida, most people love the cooler temps that come with fall, but they also mean more pests in your home. There are many you may have never heard of before, and one of them is the...

What Panama City Homeowners Should Know About the Acrobat Ant

Acrobat ants may sound like a circus act, but they're far from entertaining. Here are some facts about this common Florida nuisance from our Panama City Florida pest control experts. Physical Characteristics With a length of approximately one-eighth of an inch,...

What Panama City Homeowners Should Know About German Cockroaches

German cockroaches are one of the more frequent targets of our Panama City Florida pest control services. Here are some facts that you should know about this most unwelcome house guest. German Cockroaches: Bad Boys of the Insect World While sometimes confused with its...

What Panama City Homeowners Should Know About the Florida Mouse

Mickey Mouse may be the most popular rodent in Florida, but there's another species that's much less pleasant. Our Panama City Florida pest control experts share facts you should know about the native Florida mouse. Physical Characteristics Young Florida mice...

What Panama City Homeowners Should Know About the Brown Recluse Spider

There are certain pests that your Panama City Florida pest control specialists know strike fear in the hearts of those who come across them. The brown recluse spider is an excellent example.  Every year, there are around 300 incidents involving brown recluse...

What Panama City Homeowners Should Know About Yellow Jackets

Here in Panama City Florida, pest control specialists are still waging war with stinging insects, and yellow jackets are plentiful in our area. If you're a homeowner and you've come across these pests - or their nests - on your property, then this is important...

Florida Has Tons of Pests, Fireflies – Curiously – Aren’t One of Them

Because you live in Florida, there's no doubt that you're very aware of the various types of bugs we deal with on a daily basis. We have cockroaches, bed bugs, mosquitoes, love bugs, fire ants, and the list goes on. Your Panama City FL pest control specialist is aware...

Help Your Gardens Thrive this Month with These Tips!

Living in Florida provides some great perks to gardeners. They're fortunate enough to have a longer growing season than other parts of the country. They also get plenty of rain and sun, which can result in a thriving garden. If you have a garden, this could be your...

Floridian Bees Matter on a National Level, and They’re In Trouble

As your Panama City Florida pest control experts, we're always very clear about bees as a critical part of our environment. Without them, we would suffer great loss, and that's putting it lightly. Unfortunately, Florida bee populations are...

Zika Isn’t the Primary Concern for Florida Residents – Dengue Fever Is!

A few years ago, the Miami-Dade area dealt with several cases of Zika because of infected mosquitoes. Fortunately, the response against these pests was swift and effective, and the outbreak was brought under control. Unfortunately, there are other diseases that...

University of Florida: Guide to Having a Healthy Panama City Lawn

Your lawn is a big part of your home's curb appeal. When it's healthy, it makes your entire property look beautiful. The question is, how do you keep it that way? You should consider a Panama City lawn spray service, but in addition the University of Florida has some...

University of Florida: Five Ant Species Are Found in Panama City

How do you tell which kinds of ants you have? This is important because there are at least five common ant species in Florida. Your Panama City ant exterminator will need to identify these pests and use the correct control method depending on the species. Five Common...

Do You Have Thief Ants in Your Panama City Home? How to Know

Have you spotted tiny ants in your kitchen? Panama City pest control often finds thief ants in the region. They can be a sign of a larger problem. Their name comes from the fact that they steal food from other ant species—so you might have more than one ant colony...

What to Know About Tiny Dark Rover Ants

Ants are known for being unwanted guests at picnics, but they're even more annoying when they turn up in your home. Our Panama City pest control professionals offer some helpful information about dark rover ants, a species commonly found in Florida and other Gulf...

Tawny Crazy Ants Are Coming – What to Know Now

Any Panama City ant exterminator knows that dealing with these pests are part of the job. They're quite common, and there are different types that like to invade our area every year. Among them is the tawny crazy ant, and if you think you might have seen them in your...

The EPA Weighs In On How to Select an Exterminator

Choosing a Panama City pest control specialist can be tricky. There are so many different options, and a simple Google search can quickly get overwhelming. What's the best way for you to pick the professional who will provide the best services? The EPA has these tips...

Mosquito-Borne Diseases Found in Panama City, Florida

A mosquito-borne virus that can lead to seizures and paralysis has already been spotted in Bay County this year. Eastern equine encephalitis has infected horses in the area, and the disease can infect humans as well. It’s especially important to take cover and get...

Summer Tips for a Great Panama City Lawn

A lush green lawn is the perfect setting for summer backyard fun. Get ready for the season with these helpful lawn care tips from our Panama City pest control and lawn service experts. Summer Lawn Care Tips • Start by testing pH levels in the soil. Based on the...

What Every Panama City Resident Needs to Know About Bed Bugs

You may have heard that recent years brought a resurgence in bed bugs, but how much do you really understand about this common pest? Bed bugs are a common target for Panama City pest control, so here are some facts you need to know. Physical Appearance Bed bugs are...

Grass Types for Panama City Lawns – What to Know

Wondering which type of lawn grass is best in Northwest Florida? The right choice for your home depends on more than just looks. Factors such as saltwater, soil pH levels, and how you use the lawn will affect how well your grass thrives. Panama City pest control and...

Termite Swarming – How to Keep Them Away

It is so important to respond quickly and early when you think you may have a pest problem on your property. This applies to all types of pests, but termites can be a serious problem because of the amount of damage they can do. Preparing for the Spring Swarm of...

Avoid Pesky Mosquitoes this Summer with These 5 Tips

Summer is the perfect time for entertaining family and friends, but mosquitoes are warm-weather visitors that no one wants. Our Panama City pest control experts share five helpful tips to keep pesky mosquitoes from spoiling your summer fun. 1. Use Mosquito Repellent...

How to Identify the Ants You Are Seeing in Your Home or Office

When you live in Florida, ant problems are par for the course. When this time of year rolls around, the question isn't, will you have an ant problem? Instead it's, what type of ant problem will you be dealing with this year? There's no need to worry...

What Panama City Homeowners Need to Know About the Cockroach Life Cycle

Cockroaches can seem indestructible, and we’re not talking about surviving an atomic bomb. Unlike many insects and pests that reproduce seasonally and then die off, the cockroach lays eggs almost continuously. Panama City pest control pros can put an end to...

How is a Mud Dauber Wasp Different Than Other Wasps? What to Know.

If you’ve seen wasps around the yard or patio but can't find the nest, look again. You might have mud dauber wasps that build nests out of mud rather than the papery stuff most other wasps use. Call a Panama City pest control company before you get stung....

Panama City, Florida is Home to the Tropical Bed Bug

If it bites like a bed bug and itches like a bed bug, what’s the difference? In Florida, we're experiencing the return of a related species called the tropical bed bug - which hasn't been seen for more than 60 years. After spotting the telltale bite...

Did You Know a Velvet Ant is Not an Ant?

If you’ve seen bugs that look like hairy ants in your yard, what you’re seeing are velvet ants. Despite the name, these ants aren’t actually ants at all. They’re a type of wasp that resembles an ant in a couple of ways.  Ant-Like Features...

What’s a Ghost Ant? How Do I Know If I Have Them?

You don’t need to believe in ghosts for your home to be haunted by the ghost ant. This species has become increasingly common throughout Florida. Ghost ants create a nuisance by nesting both indoors and out, and they give off an odor when crushed. A Panama City...

Mosquito Borne Diseases – What to Know

The tiny mosquito kills more human beings than any other creature. In Florida, we rarely get outbreaks of deadly mosquito-borne diseases, but we always have to worry about painful and frightening illnesses. If you have a mosquito problem around your house or business,...

Hotel Owners: What to Know About Bed Bugs so You Can Protect Your Guests

After a bed bug scare, hotel owners find themselves under tons of stress. Be proactive and get Panama City pest control on the scene immediately. Online reviews that mention bed bugs in a hotel can tank your reputation. In some cases, hotel customers have successfully...

Panama City is Home to Carpenter Bees – What to Know

The carpenter bee has a lot in common with the less problematic bumblebee. They're relatively cute and they rarely sting. The males don’t even have stingers. However, you should bring in Panama City pest control services if you discover carpenter bees....

Don’t Let the Florida Carpenter Ant Take a Bite Out of Your Property

Of all the wildlife in Florida, the carpenter ant is one of the most annoying and most likely to invade your home. At first you might be glad to learn you do not have termites. However, these biting ants definitely need to be dealt with swiftly by your local Panama...

Are You Ready for Mosquito Season? Tips for Early Preparation

We all know mosquitoes are coming, yet we often don’t think about them until we get the first bite of the year. Your Panama City exterminator can help get rid of mosquitoes inside and outside the home, but you’d probably prefer to keep them away in the first place!...

How to Identify Panama City Fire Ants – What to Know

Ant bites can be annoying and painful, but fire ants come with the added nuisance of their venomous stingers. Fire ants are found throughout the Gulf Coast, so our Panama City pest control team can help with identifying ants and other pests. Fire Ant Color, Shape,...

Panama City Formosan Termites – What to Know

In Florida, we’ve had the bad luck of being affected by Formosan termites since the 1980s. Large colonies and aggressive behavior make this the most destructive species of termite in our area. Formosan termites are resilient against common liquid termite treatments,...

German Roach Prevention, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

German roaches can be a troublesome pest, and since they are common across the United States, homeowners and businesses should prepare for the threat they pose. German roaches are extremely sneaky creatures, and this can allow them to smuggle themselves into your home...

Chagas Disease, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

Chagas disease is on the rise! Recently a report from the American Heart Association was published which highlighted a troubling trend: Chagas disease, a dangerous infection that can damage the heart, has been spreading. While Chagas is relatively unknown here in the...

Wood Decaying Fungi, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City,FL

We spend a lot of time discussing insect and wildlife pests, but the truth is that pest threats to your home do not always come in the form of a critter or a bug. In fact, your home may be host to a very different, very destructive pest problem: Wood Decaying Fungi.  ...

Pest Treatment, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

If I have pests, why should I call in a professional pest control service instead of simply buying pesticide?   One of the biggest misconceptions that I encounter as a pest provider is the idea that pesticides are a "safe, 100% effective solution" to pest...

Brown Widow Spiders, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

When you think of dangerous, venomous spiders, odds are you are thinking of the black widow or the brown recluse. While these two species are certainly the most infamous venomous spiders, they aren't the only concerning spiders out there. In fact, even amongst the...

Sand Fleas, Arrow Pest Service- Panama City, FL

As the summer heat continues without reprieve, many here in Florida take trips to the ocean to help stay cool, but while our beaches are certainly beautiful, sunburns and jellyfish are not the only problems you need to worry about. One of the common pest problems...

Fall Webworm, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

If you have spotted what appear to be large "web nets" in trees around your home, it may look like Halloween came early. Unfortunately... these web nets are not fun decorations but instead may represent a pest infestation. But what is this webbing? And what causes it?...

Snakes in Home, Arrow Pest Service- Panama City, FL

  SNAKES! There is perhaps no more unwelcome and horrifying house guests than snakes. While finding a snake in your home is an unlikely (though unpleasant to consider) possibility, the fact remains that your home can sometimes be a very attractive environment for...

Palmetto Bugs, Arrow Pest Service- Panama City, FL

Here in the Southeastern United States, palmetto bugs are a common pest problem that has earned the ire of homeowners, hotels, and businesses. These troublesome pests have many similarities to cockroaches in appearance and behavior, which leads many to question: What...

Yellow Jackets, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

Yellow jackets are a major concern for many homeowners during the summertime. After all, these pests are known to be aggressive and can be a danger to those that are allergic to their venom. But while seeing yellow jackets around your home can be a concern, it can...

Cicada Killer, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

Cicada killers can cause concern for homeowners due to their rather frightening appearance. These large wasps grow to over an inch and a half in length and share similar physical characteristics and behaviors with other more dangerous wasps. While cicada killers can...

Pharaoh Ants, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

If I have pests in my home, should I attempt to treat them with a DIY pesticide product before calling in a professional service? While this may seem like an economical idea, it does not come without risks. In some cases, unsuccessful attempts to treat pests or...

European Hornets, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

Is European hornet activity around your home a guaranteed sign of an infestation problem?    The answer might surprise you... Well known for being the largest wasp in North America, the European hornet can be an unwelcome and sometimes frightening sight around your...

Stink Bug Prevention, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

Some types of pests can be a problem inside and outside of your home. A good example is the stinkbug, it has the capacity to be a nuisance in both your garden and your home.  How can stink bugs be a threat to my home and garden?  Stink bugs are members of the...

Invasive House Mice, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

Are you hearing something moving around in your home late at night? While we can’t rule out the possibility of ghosts, it could be a sign of pest activity. Amongst the variety of invasive wildlife pests found here in Florida, house mice are one of the more common...

How to Keep Pests Away, Arrow Pest Service-Panama City, FL

Summer is officially back! The season of barbecues, beach days, and.. bugs? Unfortunately, the truth is that, though summertime here in Florida is a time for many fun activities with family and friends, our hot, humid climate is ideal for pest activity. This is only...

How to get rid of house flies, Arrow Pest Service -Panama City, FL

Flies are typically nothing more than a summertime nuisance. While one or two flies are not much of a problem, a large population active in your home can become a nightmare. Flies are different from other pests such as roaches or ants in that they do not intentionally...

Fabric Destroying Insects, Panama City, FL -Arrow Pest Service

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...

Swarming Termites

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...

Turf Destroying Insects

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...

Unhealthy Lawn?

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...

Mole Crickets Bugging You?

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...

Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite

Mattresses are the most common sites of bed bug infestation, and due to this preventing and removing bed bugs from your mattress is often a big part of treatment processes. But why is the mattress so commonly infested? Put shortly, this is because the mattress serves...

The Bed Bug Heat Treatment

What is a heat treatment for bed bugs? Pest control is a complex, multistep process. Each type of pest has its own treatment methodology, and the fact is even each individual home and infestation should be approached in its own specific manner to ensure the most...

How to Prevent Bed Bugs

In the past couple of posts on our website, we have discussed how bed bugs can be a destructive pest in your home and we have covered a variety of tips and tricks homeowners can use to identify bed bugs. But the fact is, preventing bed bugs from entering your home in...

How To Inspect For Bed Bugs

We have spoken at length about how important regular inspections are in the effort to keep your home pest free, but it is not often discussed how particular pests can be identified via inspection. Bed bugs are an infamous pest, and if they are in your home it is...

Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation

The possible bed bug infestation can be a terrifying prospect for many homeowners and hotels, and rightfully so. After all, a well-established bed bug population in your home can be extremely difficult to remove and result in a great deal of frustration and expense....

When is Pest Control Most Important?

The logical answer might be to say spring or summer. After all, these are the times when the majority of destructive pests species are active. However, the truth is, even though the cold weather eliminates the majority of outdoor pests, it can sometimes increase the...

Silverfish

We have previously discussed at length how conducive environmental conditions can allow for pest infestation, but did you know that, for some pests, those conditions can exponentially increase the degree of infestation? For some pests, the right environment can create...

Can Carpenter Ants Damage My Home?

As we draw closer to spring, homeowners will often call us to report spotting signs of damage around wood and sometimes the presence of large, black ants. In most cases, the culprits in question are common carpenter ants. While we have discussed at length how...

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