Pest Prevention Services in Florida
If pests are a problem in your southern Florida home or business, there are acceptable solutions. Arrow Environmental Services focuses on using environmentally responsible methods to keep your employees, loved ones and pets safe while ridding your property of unwanted critters. We use integrated pest management techniques that focus on identifying, removing and controlling pests with minimal use of chemical applications. When chemicals are required, we use those approved by the Environmental Protection Agency in the lowest applications possible to effectively control pests.
Environmentally Responsible Pest Control Services
We use techniques that identify and control insects common to Florida including termites, ants, bees, wasps, mosquitoes, cockroaches and spiders. We also treat for bedbugs, fleas and rodents. We begin by identifying the pests that are causing a problem. For example, Florida is home to more than 200 species of ants. Although most ants are not harmful to humans or pets, some can damage property. Others sting or bite, which can cause allergic reactions or pain. Proper identification is required to devise an effective eradication strategy.
Integrated pest management uses a multi-step process to identify pests, where they enter a building and their nesting and feeding sites. We then devise an eradication strategy. Eliminating breeding grounds and food sources reduces re-infestation.
Integrated Pest Management
Integrated pest management controls pests and prevents infestation both indoors and outdoors. Eliminating outdoor breeding and nesting places deters rodents, ants, mosquitoes, termites and other insects from entering buildings. Our technicians identify areas that should be cleared or repaired. Removing debris such as old tires and leaf litter makes the area more attractive and removes breeding grounds.
Rather than covering the yard with chemicals, we recommend keeping the landscape healthy. Blanket pesticide coverage can harm the environment and affect "good" insects such as ladybugs and mantids. Instead, we apply products where needed that have less negative effect on the environment. Products such as pyrethrins, bacterial insecticides and baits, should be used as part of a comprehensive management plan by a professional service.
We also check around the building's foundation for cracks or other entry places. We recommend storing wood away from the main structure to prevent access to the interior by termites, ants and rodents. Keeping gutters free of leaves and eliminating standing water removes breeding grounds for mosquitoes. We use baits for pests such as fire ants that are difficult to eradicate.
Indoors, we identify breeding and nesting sites. Cockroaches, ants and termites rely on water sources for breeding and nesting. We check under sinks and around pipes for leaks. We also use moisture detection devices to identify hidden pockets of water.
We use baits and gels as part of a pest control program. When necessary, we will apply products that kill insects or disrupt the breeding cycle of insects and rodents. We use products that minimize disruption to the environment.
About Arrow Environmental Services
Since 1958, Arrow Environmental Services has served communities in southwestern, south central and southeastern Florida including Sarasota, Tampa Bay and Fort Meyers. Technicians are certified in green pest control strategies. We are licensed, insured and bonded. Call (800) 226-3139 for a consultation for your home or business. We guarantee our services.