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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Arrow Exterminators, Parent Company of Hughes Exterminators, Hosts “Entomologists-In-Training” Field Trip

Arrow Field Trip 2017Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators recently hosted their first ever field trip at Arrow’s National Training Center located in Woodstock, GA. Over 160 second grade students from Avery Elementary School in Cherokee County attended and participated in unique labs focused on entomology, science, and math.

The students were broken into up into five groups appropriately named the Bumblebees, Beetles, Ants, Crickets, and the Roaches. These groups visited various labs and learning stations including: a Build-A-Bug workshop, a Home Inspection Lab, a Nature Walk, a WDO (Wood Destroying Organism) Microlab, and a Non Petting Zoo. Arrow Team members taught them how Arrow service professionals perform inspections, the tools that they use, and the students were even given the opportunity to perform their own inspection. Additionally, they learned more on entomology, insect identification, and the methods to treat various pests.

The students were provided a picnic lunch complete with a drone fly over above the campus. At the conclusion of the field trip, Arrow also provided each student with a special entomologists-in-training backpack with insect related tools such as a magnifying glass, an insect collection kit, stickers, and pencils.    

“We hope that our students understand that what we do as an industry protects their health as well as the homes that they live in,” said Shay Runion, Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior VP of Professional Development. “We want them to understand that school is important as well as fun and exciting!  We love educating our next generation and cannot wait to plan another class field trip to Arrow University.”