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Protect your Pets from Pests

Monday, June 19, 2017

Sunshine and warm temps mean getting to be outside and enjoying the great outdoors! A summer adventure wouldn’t be half the fun without bringing our pets along for the journey. While we all love bringing back fun memories from adventures, often times we bring back more than that - we bring back pests! This summer, Clark Exterminating wants you to enjoy the great outdoors with your pets, while avoiding bringing pests home with you. To keep those pests outdoors where they belong, follow these steps all summer long.   Read More . . .

Bug or Insect?

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The Mouth
Bugs suck...literally. A true bug possesses mouthparts that allow them to pierce an object or fellow living being and suck the fluids out of the plant or animal. While true bugs have this pierce-and-suck tactic, insects that are not bugs do not have this ability.

Stages of Growth
Bugs and insects also grow and mature differently. True bugs go through what is called an incomplete metamorphosis, while insects that are not bugs go through a complete metamorphosis. Incomplete metamorphosis has three stages: egg > nymph > adult. Once the bug hatches out of the egg and becomes a nymph, this is just a baby version of their adult being. Complete metamorphosis contains four stages: egg > larva > pupa > adult. The prime example of an insect that goes through complete metamorphosis is the butterfly. The caterpillar is the larva stage of the butterfly, while the pupa stage is when it’s wrapped inside of its cocoon.    Read More . . .

What's in a Name?

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Ever wondered where the bumblebee got its name? Or how about the science behind a red-and-black-spotted beetle being called ladybug? There are so many bugs out there with some pretty creative names. So how are they named? Well, your friends at Clark Exterminating have done some research and have the answers for you. These random facts about common bugs may help on the next trivia night you attend with friends.   Read More . . .

Tick, tock: springtime is here and so are the bugs

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Tick, tick, tick… No, we’re not talking about that old clock hanging on your living room wall. We’re talking about an increased tick population! Due to recent warmer winters, scientists are warning people to be on the lookout for tick bites. They’re paying particular attention because a rare tick-borne disease called Powassan (POW for short)  is spreading throughout the Northeast. Fortunately, the pros at Clark Exterminating know just how to keep you in the clear.    Read More . . .

What's in your Garden?

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Home horticulturalists know, spring is prime time to start planting and working your garden again. It’s important for homeowners to note, however, that the way you plan your garden can seriously impact the potential for pests to invade your home. The secret is to understand the way common pests behave, and plan your spring garden around this behavior. Lucky for you, your friends at Clark Exterminating are the pros and know just the tricks for a successful garden and happy home.    Read More . . .

Celebrating Earth Day in the Natural State

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Birds chirping, wind chimes tinkling and babbling water are all common sounds of springtime, especially in Arkansas. Speaking of Spring, nature’s favorite holiday is just around the corner - Earth Day! Every day is Earth Day for your friends at Clark Exterminating – we specialize in ridding the bad bugs and keeping or simply relocating the good ones so your home can thrive in its Natural State. Our professionals have rounded up a list of ways to celebrate our beautiful planet this weekend.   Read More . . .

What's the buzz with the bees?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Did you know that as of March 21st, the humble Bumble Bee has been listed as an endangered species? This means that a busy bug many of us may have considered a pest before is now a federally protected creature in the United States. The real question is, do you know why?    Read More . . .

Most Common Springtime Pests and How to Rid Them

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Ah, Spring. A time when birds are in the air, flowers are in bloom, and all around you is the sound of... pests! Fortunately, your friends at Clark Exterminating are professionals and have exactly the help you need. Beat the buzzing bees and the busy ants before they invade your home this year with these simple tips.    Read More . . .

Ants vs. Termites: How to Spot the Difference

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

You may think ants and termites are completely different, and you’d be right about that! However, when you compare winged ants to winged termites, the similarities are startling. It can be hard to distinguish between a swarm of ants and a swarm of termites. Both are prevalent this time of year as winter fades and springtime creeps in, but your friends at Clark Exterminating are here to help guide you.    Read More . . .

Winter Survival Guide: Keep Germs and Bugs at Bay

Monday, January 23, 2017

We all love to cozy up on the couch with a warm blanket and flip through the channels – especially when it’s cold outside. Since you probably spend more time in your home now than in warmer months, have you stopped to think that maybe pests are, too? The professionals at Clark Exterminating know how to keep your home critter-free in every season.   Read More . . .


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