Preventing Lawn Pests in 6 Steps

Servicing a lawn in Oklahoma City OK - Arrow Exterminators

As the weather begins to warm up in Oklahoma City OK, all of us are getting excited to spend more time outside in the sun. However, with better weather comes an increased risk of pest infestations. From ticks and fleas to chinch bugs, all kinds of common lawn pests thrive in the warmth and growth […]

10 Interesting Facts About Spiders

Many people admit to having a fear of spiders. At Arrow Exterminators, we think that people might not be so scared of spiders if they knew more about them. Spiders are crucial contributors to our local ecosystems’ regulation here in Oklahoma City—if there were no spiders around, the area would be overrun with insects. Beyond […]

Termite or Ant? How to Tell the Difference

  Some of the worst pest infestations in the U.S. can be traced to wood-destroying insects. Carpenter ants and termite swarmers are two of the most feared pests, and for good reason. Even though these insects look similar and have similar habits, it is important to understand the differences between them. After all, termites can […]

What Animal Are You Hearing in the Attic?

Strange noises, scratches, and movement coming from your attic can scare any homeowner. Unfortunately, hearing such sounds is a major indicator that you have some type of nuisance wildlife in your home. It is not uncommon for wild animals to gain entry into our homes through the roof, where they can quickly take up residence […]

Attack Of The Bagworms!! How To Get Rid Of Them And What’s Really In The Bag?

Bagworms: How To Get Rid Of Them And What’s Really In The Bag? You have seen the brown areas on an otherwise evergreen tree, particularly Cedars, and often they are covered with masterly disguised silk cocoons made of the host tree’s leaves. But what is inside the “bag”? It is actually a caterpillar, not a […]

Why Is My Fescue Not Green?

Why Is My Fescue Not Green?

HERE ARE THREE IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW AND WHAT YOU SHOULD DO TO YOUR FESCUE LAWN NOW: 1. OVERSEED The war waged on this summer between Army Worms and our lawns. Add late summer drought and Fescue in particular is really struggling. Overseeding now is best so the roots can really establish before the stresses […]

Winter Pests 101

Common Pests that Invade the Home During the Winter Season When winter weather arrives, some pests go into hibernation while others enter homes seeking warmth and food sources. The National Pest Management Association encourages homeowners to take several precautions against common winter pests like mice, rats, raccoons, cockroaches and spiders. Follow this guide of quick […]

Common Oklahoma Weeds That Germinate In The Fall

Common Chickweed Photo Courtesy of Bob Mann Stellaria media Chickweed is a low growing, mat-forming winter annual with numerous branched stems. This weed disappears in the heat. Leaves are opposite, smooth, oval to broadly elliptical in their shape. Upper leaves are often without petiole; lower leaves with a sparsely hairy long petiole. Stems have vertical lines […]

DID YOU KNOW NOW IS A PERFECT TIME FOR LAWN AERATION?

Overseeding

Years of turf traffic, foraging critters like moles and gophers, summer heat/winter cold, lawn clippings and thatch can wreak havoc on your turf. We offer core aeration that will remove small plugs of soil–as opposed to many other companies that simply spike into the ground. The type of aeration equipment used is very important and […]

Paper Wasps, Yellowjackets and Other Stinging Wasps

Published Oct. 2016|Id: EPP-7305 By Hal C. Reed, Richard Grantham, Russell Wright Introduction Most people have had an unforgettably painful experience with stinging insects so that the sight of such an insect causes fear. However, only a few of the 35,000 species of bees and wasps can inflict a sting painful to man. Many stinging […]