Survey after survey shows that more people have problems with ants than any other pest. It hasn’t always been like this, but ants have emerged in recent years as the most common pest plaguing homes. That’s not surprising considering how numerous and common this pest is. There are over 750 different kinds of ants in […]

One way homeowners discover they have termites is when they see winged reproductive termites, called swarmers. During swarming season, hundreds of termites with wings will make a mass exodus out of a colony and take to the air. Usually this happens after a rain as the temperatures begin to warm and the days lengthen, but […]

Get rid of all standing water in plant saucers, plugged rain gutters, and anywhere else in your yard. Not only can mosquitoes breed in these, but rodents and other animal pests come and drink from them. Change the water weekly in bird baths to prevent mosquitoes from becoming adults in them.

Are poisonous spiders being imported in shipments of bananas and other international cargo? A recent study in the Journal of Medical Entomology looked into this scary problem. The study found that the spiders most often seen in bananas imported into this country are usually one of two harmless species, the pantropical huntsman spider, and the […]

It is well known that some people show no reaction to bed bug bites. Others may develop redness in the area bitten, or itching without the welts, or the characteristic itchy red welts. The largest survey ever conducted about bed bug bites was recently published. People known to be living in premises infested with bed […]

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) believes that insects are not involved in transmission of the Ebola virus. While research shows that transmission from mosquitoes is unlikely, medical entomologists are concerned about insects like flies. Some species of flies, especially those in Africa, feed on eyes and open wounds of people. It is possible that […]

The number of serious foreign pests that are finding their way into this country has been rising in recent decades. It’s not just happening here—due to increased globalization, this is happening all around the world. Although the spread of pests has been increasing, an interesting recent study has been able to document the spread of […]

Arrow Exterminators is a family owned and operated company that has provided pest control services to Oklahoma for over 60 years. We are the most experienced pest management company in the area with a proven history of effectiveness. In fact, we were the first pest control company in Oklahoma to test the popular termite elimination […]

For a long time it was thought that the average subterranean termite colony contained about  50,000 termites. It was thought that these colonies might have as many as one million individuals only in unusual situations. But in recent years new research has shown that some termite colonies are much larger. Dr. Grace has evidence that […]

In this day and age, Do-It-Yourself is all the rage! As a homeowner, we know the temptation is real to take on as many DIY projects as you can: things like fixing a leaky faucet, taking care of some yard landscaping, or painting your house, but when it comes to termite control, doing it yourself […]

Watch your pet food. Ants, cockroaches, other insects, plus rodents and other wild animals may all be feeding on pet food if you leave it outside overnight. Also store bags and boxes of pet food and bird seed in sealed containers. Use up the food first that you’ve had the longest, to prevent flour moths […]

Bed bugs are infesting more and more places where people are, from homes to hotels and from cars to airplanes. As people become more aware of the bed bug problem, the facts and the myths about these pests seem to be getting jumbled together. It’s important to know that the best way to fight a bed […]