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Spiders Reattempt Mass Auto Takeover, This Time With Toyota.

Toyota's recall affects Camyrs, Venzas and Avalons

Spiders have recently organized another offensive assault against the auto industry, this time taking their operation to late model Toyota sedans. Last week 2012 and 2013 Camrys, Venzas and Avalons were recalled by the manufacturer to fix a spider-web problem in the air conditioning line that ultimately causing malfunction in the airbag’s electrical system and deployment mechanism. Pretty sneaky if you ask us. It so happens that this rogue band of spiders, their species yet to be identified, discovered that by blocking the drainage tube that relieves condensation from the a/c condenser, that water would eventually find it way to the airbag control module, causing all sorts of malfunctions to… Read More

Social Media Mogul Gary Vaynerchuk Set To Release Book, Speaks To Bulwark

Social media and online branding powerhouse Gary Vaynerchuk is set to release his next book of online arsenal on November 26, 2013. As a pre-release promo, Gary is offering varying quantities of his new piece entitled Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook with different incentives attached to each quantity. If you buy 30 copies of his new book, you get a three minute personalized video in which Gary speaks directly to you with real life tips. Buy 60 books and you get a 10 minute phone call. One hundred books gets you two hand-picked bottles of wine from Gary’s selection. Three thousand books buys you a social media corporate audit of your… Read More

Oregon Police Called In To Exterminate House Spider

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“Whatcha gonna do?! Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? Bad boys, bad boys!” And Oregon teen recently found a intruder in her house. Instead of thieving and looting her home like most intruders do, this one was actually relaxing on her couch. He didn’t seem to be doing much, other than enjoying an opportunity to put his feet up. Unfortunately, this teen felt otherwise. Forest Groves native Makenna Sewell was able to get to a phone fast enough to called the authorities, unbeknownst to the invader. The call went a little something like this… Yeah, you heard that right. The police were dispatched and sent to a home… Read More

How To Go Scorpion Hunting

Scorpions glow fluorescent under UV black light.

Southwestern desert cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas are home to the infamous Bark Scorpion. For the more adventurous types, now is the perfect time to scrounge up the trusty black light and go scorpion hunting. Even though bark scorpions are some of the most poisonous scorpions in the country, it’s a great opportunity to see them up close and expose others to they way they behave. We’ve obviously seen our fair share of scorpions, so here is everything you need to know about how to go scorpion hunting. (Obligatory disclaimer: We do not condone handling scorpions, as they can cause serious harm or even worse. If you should be… Read More

Cockroach Man Makes Front Page Of Google

Goodle Doodle of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Have any of you been to Google.com today? If not, hurry over there and take a look at Google’s latest “doodle” logo. In place of the regular multi-colored text, today on July 3, Google doodled a cockroach coming through a door. He is even donning “press hat”, bow tie and a briefcase. A little odd, don’t you think? Every once and a while Google will roll out a new doodle on their front page, typically to commemorate the birthday of a historical figure or the anniversary date of an important event. June 3rd, 2013 would mark the 130th the birthday of Franz Kafka, a German writer and novelist known for… Read More

Insects Offer Solutions To Fight Hunger And Pollution

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization recently published data and information making a case to consider bugs and insects as a viable source of protein to help aid in world hunger and pollution. Third-world and other less developed countries already integrate insects into their daily diet and the Rome-based FAO believes that developed countries should follow suit. Does that simply mean you’d be eating crickets on your pancakes in the morning and beetles in your burger in the evening? Well…yes, and no. How exactly does this all work? It’s a very complex and global process, so let’s start with the simple nutritional aspect of the issue. Gram-per-gram, edible insects… Read More

Worst Allergy Cities In The Country

Our Bulwark headquarters may be in Mesa, AZ, but we have a vested interest in the stories and happenings in all the cities across the country that we service. Earlier this week the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released its Spring Allergy Capitals list. All cities are ranked across America, but only the top 100 are published. Cities are ranked using factors such as pollen ratios, medication consumption and certified allergists per capita. According to the results, Jackson, MS will be the most challenging city to live with allergies this spring season. Fortunately, we don’t service in Mississippi. However, we do service #2 and #3, Knoxville and Chattanooga, respectively.… Read More

Will Roaches Survive The End Of the World Predicted By Mayans?

On December 21, this Friday, the Mayan calendar indicates the end of an earth period and the beginning of another. Many around the world have taken this to mean that the world will actually end altogether on Friday, and apparently its suppose to be some big nuclear explosion. Like, maybe all the countries around the world leave their nuclear weapons too close to the fireplace, and Friday happens to the be the day that it all goes wrong. I’m gonna try and hit a nice steakhouse before Friday morning, and I definitely encourage all of you to find time to got out with a bang (pun intended). Treat yourself to… Read More

Satisfaction Guaranteed

The two most dangerous words in business are “satisfaction” and “guaranteed”. If you put them together you have a potentially very destructive policy. Using them lightly can be about the same as digging your own grave. Your epitaph would read something along the lines of “They guaranteed it. They couldn’t deliver”. As a business owner you are basically promising that your product or service is so good that if your customer is in any way dissatisfied they are entitled to complete retribution. It doesn’t even matter if the product or service actually worked. The dinner plate may have been cooked exactly to order, met every expectation, but the service may… Read More

The Cost Of Pest Control Vs. The Value of Pest Control

Scorpion Antodote

The Associated Press recently reported about an Arizona woman who was charged more than $83,000 by her local hospital for receiving the scorpion anti-venom Anascorp. Marcie Edmonds was billed by Chandler Regional Medical Center for multiple doses of anti-venom priced at $40,000 per dose. Edmonds’ insurance ended up covering over $57,000 of the bill, but the hospital is still expecting her to cover the remaining $25,000 of the cost. Back in November of 2011, Arizona hospitals were reportedly charging more than $12,000 per vile of Anascorp. A patient’s total bill was reaching beyond $50,000 because they were being given five or six doses at the time of treatment. Is It… Read More