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Scorpion Found In Bananas

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Imagine shopping at your local Wal-Mart with your two children. You pull your cart up to a box of bananas, reach your hand in looking to pick a few out that aren’t quite ripe and you feel it… A PINCH! That’s exactly what happened to a Pittsburgh area man… And the pinch was from a scorpion!! “I yanked my arm out and flung it, and this scorpion flopped to the ground,” said the unidentified man who wished to remain anonymous. “I was standing there in disbelief looking and there was another shopper there and people started to converge, and sure enough it was a scorpion.” After feeling the pinch, and… Read More

Your Guide To Scorpion Management

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The following article is intended for pest control professionals and homeowners alike, who are in need of some answers when it comes to identifying, and treating scorpions. Knowing a little more about these scorpions can help homeowners and pest management professionals take some preventative measures to minimize scorpion’s impact. If you fear that you may have a scorpion infestation, please enlist the help of a licensed scorpion control professional who can administer the proper insecticides. Identification: The 3 Most Common Types of Scorpions  Before you can treat for scorpions, it is helpful to know which species are infesting a home or property. Here are the three most common species that… Read More

The Oldest Scorpion In The World

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The old rocks of the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument in southern New Mexico hid a secret for some 280 million years. The secret? The World’s oldest known scorpion! Fossil Discovery: The Oldest Scorpion In The World Found In New Mexico Scientists recently found the World’s oldest scorpion in the Prehistoric Trackways National Monument in New Mexico. This newly discovered evidence proves once again that scorpions have been on this planet for millions and million of years. The 280 million year old scorpion fossil doesn’t look like much, but this vague rock impression has been identified as the ONLY fossil impression of an entire scorpion body ever found. The scientists believe… Read More

Pest Control Information- Friday Links Round-Up

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Pest Control Information- Friday Links Round-Up   Bedtime Stories For Pest Control Enthusiasts Have your parents ever told you to “sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite”? Thinking about it… isn’t this scary – especially for children? More… Termite Facts To Chomp On Infographic Here is an awesome infographic about termites. Get all the termite facts here. Problems with DIY Pest Control Does DIY pest control really work? Use caution and read about all of the problems that can occur here. Stinging Insect Classification: Wasps, Bees and Hornets Controlling any pests starts by knowing the type of pests that are inside the premises. Learn about all the different… Read More

How To Go Scorpion Hunting

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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

5 For Friday- Pest Control Links Round-Up

Pest Of The Week: The Arizona Bark Scorpion   The Arizona Bark scorpion, is a small light brown scorpion; commonly found in the southwest United States. This scorpion pest is predominately found in the Sonoran Desert, however less toxic species have been discovered; throughout the Southern US. A nocturnal pest, the Bark scorpion prefers to ambush its prey; which often consists of crickets and/or roaches. Considered the most venomous scorpion in North America, the number of Bark scorpion sting victims in Arizona; is estimated to be in the thousands each year. With that being said, fatalities in the United States are rare (only 2 recorded fatalities have occurred in the… Read More

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

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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

Scorpions in Washington Home

Did you know that there are scorpions in the State of Washington? Well this information came as a real surprise when Matt McGee, editor of Search Engine Land, found one in his home! The Northern Scorpion rarely invades homes and is actually a very rare find, but yes, Washington has scorpions. Matt’s Email: Last night, we were shocked to find a small scorpion inside our house. It was no more than 1.5 or maybe 2 inches. Might’ve been a baby. It was sitting in the glass portion of a picture frame that was at the bottom of a small pile of frames. We didn’t even think scorpions live up here,… Read More

Scorpions On The Road

Italian automaker Fiat is making a concerted marketing push in the United States. Just take a look at this year’s Super Bowl commercial. Among Fiat’s new lineup of 500 series cars is a logo that we wholeheartedly endorse. Did you notice the super model’s…neck? Take another look at the ad if you’d like to get a better look at the….uhh….tattoo. The scorpion logo can actually been seen in various locations on the vehicle. Even here… While the country of Italy is not known for its plethora of scorpion species, FIAT will probably be the one to put Italian scorpions on the map.

Mesa Exterminator Receives Angie’s List Super Service Award

Bulwark Exterminating Earns 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award  Bulwark Exterminating has been awarded the 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Award for the company’s excellent customer service rating in Arizona. Super Service Award recipients have maintained an “A” grade average in Angie’s rating formula. Only an estimated five percent of companies listed on Angie’s List [...]