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Why You Need a WDO Inspection

When you live in your home day after day, it is easy to take the walls around you for granted. However, your walls may not be as secure as you think. There are many things that can damage your home's structure from the inside out, which is why it is important to know about a Wood Destroying Organism inspection. A WDO inspection involves looking over your home for signs of damage to the wood. The aim is to discover if there is wood damage and to identify the cause of the damage. Most people worry about termites during this inspection, but other organisms can also be flagged. This could include beetles and fungi. The inspection must be completed by a certified professional. During the inspection, the inspector will carefully examine as much of the home as possible. This includes any unfinished spaces, which may be where wood damage is easiest to...
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Did You Know About the Arrow Peace of Mind Pledge?

When you contact Arrow Environmental Services, you are probably not having a good day. Whether it is concern about termites or problems with other pests, we know that no one wants to call a pest control company. That is why we are fully committed to giving you our best when you are at your worst. To prove this to our customers, we provide the Arrow Peace of Mind Pledge. This pledge is at the heart of our overall commitment to customer satisfaction, reflecting a level of quality that is nearly unmatched in the pest control industry. With our Arrow Peace of Mind Pledge, you can have confidence that we are out to get your pests and not just your money. The Arrow Peace of Mind Pledge means that whenever you hire Arrow Environmental Services, we will work until the problem is resolved to your expectations. Other companies may make similar claims,...
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Ants vs. Fire Ants

It may be hard to tell one ordinary ant from another, but it’s fairly easy to distinguish a fire ant from all the rest. If you’ve ever unwittingly stepped on a fire ant mound, you have to agree. The biggest difference between fire ants and other types of ants is their extreme aggression. Common Ants The most common home invaders in Sarasota are pavement ants, crazy ants, ghost ants and carpenter ants. Pavement ants are the tiny, brownish-black creatures that you see in sidewalk cracks. In homes, they set up shop inside walls and under floors. Crazy ants are marked by erratic movements and frequent changes of direction. They look as though they’re not sure where they want to go. They have unusually long legs for their size. Ghosts ants’ small size and pale, near-translucent bodies make them difficult to spot. They’re only 1 to 1 ½ millimeters in length. If...
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Drywood Termites

Drywood termites are one of three types of termites; the other two are subterranean and dampwood. The drywood ones are mostly located in the southern reaches of the country with coastal Florida from the Tampa Bay area to Miami being amongst the country's most infested. They received their name because they do not need a water source as they satisfy that part of their diet by metabolizing wood. These insects are usually between a quarter to a half inch long, have short legs and straight antennae. Wings, which have often been shed by the time you come across them, will be quite long and equal length with each other. Their bodies are brownish in color, sometimes with a hint of red, orange or yellow. Drywood termites tend to not be noticed for quite a while as they are quite talented at hiding within the wood they are feeding upon, and they...
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Chinch Bug Prevention and Control

Chinch bugs are tiny insects that have the ability to destroy your lawn. These tiny bugs are easily recognized but difficult to spot because of their size. If you believe that your lawn may be infested with chinch bugs, it is important for you to call for help from the professionals at Arrow Environmental Services. Our professionals can help to identify an infestation and then eradicate it before the bugs kill your grass. Identifying Chinch Bugs Chinch bugs are about 1/5 inches long. They have black bodies and flat, white wings that are folded on their backs. The young bugs are red but turn black with what looks like a white “X” their back as they get older, and it takes them from four to six weeks to reach maturation. In order to identify chinch bugs, you can look carefully at the blades of grass at the areas where they turn...
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