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Could Bees Hold The Cure To HIV?

A recent study by St. Louis’ Washington University School of Medicine has indicated that we are one step closer to a cure for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This news gives hope to the 34 million people worldwide, who are currently living with HIV or AIDS. Bee Venom Can Destroy HIV A study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and published in the journal Antiviral Therapy, claims that the common bee may be the answer to killing off HIV; the virus that leads to the development of AIDS. Bee venom carries a toxin called melittin, which has been proven to destroy the human immunodeficiency virus. The… Read More

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Pest Of The Week: Pocket Gophers   Pocket gophers have dark brown fur, large heads, powerful necks, very short tails, and very large, broad front feet with enlarged claws, which they use in combination with their teeth; to dig and push mounds of soil to the surface. They are approximately the size of a small rat, and can reach 10 inches in length. Because this rodent uses it’s two exterior, fur-lined cheek pouches to carry food materials, it has earned the name Pocket gopher. More… This Week’s Pest Control Links Round-Up   Guide To MPMA PestWorld 2013 In Phoenix PestWorld will be coming to Phoenix, AZ October 23-26, 2013, and… Read More

Weekly Pest Control Round-Up

Pest Of The Week: The Eastern Gray Squirrel   In most of North America, the most common variety of squirrel encountered in urban areas, is the Eastern Gray squirrel; or Grey squirrel (Canada). These rodent pests have spread across the United States, and are often discovered in parks, backyards (urban) and farmlands (rural). In fact, in many areas the Eastern Grey squirrel has largely displaced the native Red squirrel. As the name suggests, the Eastern Gray squirrel is characteristically covered in gray fur, but it can also display a reddish color. This rodent pest has a white underside, and a large bushy tail. The head and body length ranges from… Read More

Ear Maggots- Woman Has 57 Maggots Removed

Imagine an excruciating burning and itching inside your ear. After three days of constant pain and ear tugging, you are shocked to discover a maggot crawling out of your ear; and the worst part… Not being able to tell anybody about it! That’s exactly what happened to 92 year old Catherine McCann of Arlington Heights, Illinois. 57 Maggots Found Living Inside Woman’s Ear CBS Chicago reports that 92 year old Catherine McCann was living in an Arlington Heights’ nursing home, and was unable to speak because her Alzheimer’s disease. While living in the $10,000 a month nursing home, the elderly woman had a fly crawl into her ear and lay… Read More

Friday Pest Control Links

Friday Link’s Round-Up Can You Identify Any of These Invaders? Want to play a fun pest control game? Click here, and see if you can guess how many of these common pest invaders you might know, just from at their pictures. Preventing Ticks The Nation’s tick problem is growing. Here is an excellent article on understanding these tiny blood-suckers and how to keep them away from your home. More… Tulsa Facing Invasion of Black Widows Oklahoma Poison Control is now informing the State’s residents that there are more Black Widow spiders than normal this year. The mild weather has allowed the dangerous spider to thrive, and that means there numbers… Read More

A $1 Million Commitment To Pest Control

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A Commitment To Pest Control The University of Illinois in Champaign, along with its researches and scientists, are now supporting pest control efforts worldwide thanks to a very generous donation from a former alum. Roy Barker, a former graduate student at the University of Illinois, donated just over $1 million to establish an endowed faculty position that will research all things insects. The hope is that the university’s entomology department will now be able to recruit top researchers to better understand insects and how to best control them. The donor, Roy Barker, grew up on a Missouri farm and witnessed his family’s crops be destroyed by troublesome insects like crickets,… Read More

Bulwark Exterminating’s New Pest Control Methods?

Bulwark Exterminating denies all reports of organic pest control methods that they could be testing that might cause such an occurrence. “Bulwark will make no formal statements on the the 311 degree high in Phoenix reported by ABC, even if it were beneficial for pest control the evidence that would suggest our involvement is circumstantial at best.”

Pest Control Company Receives Military Honor

Recently Bulwark Exterminating was nominated for an ESGR award by Staff Sergeant A. J. Richards. The ESGR award is given to employers of Guard and Reserve soldiers where the servicemen feel that the employer goes above and beyond the basic responsibility’s an employer has to their Reserve employees. The law requires those that employ Military Reserve and similar to abide by additional requirements, such as holding a position for those that serve while they are gone on military leave. The owner of Bulwark pest control was thankful to receive such an honor and comments that it is a very small service that he provides in light of the service provided by the U.S. Military.

Pest Control – By the Numbers.

Pest Control Services by the numbers PCT news on Bulwark.

Pest Control Technology Magazine gave the owner of Bulwark a quick interview about what makes Bulwark Exterminating’s company so different.  Here is what they reported: BY THE NUMBERS: Bulwark Exterminating, Mesa, Ariz. At 10 years old, Bulwark Exterminating is built differently than most firms. More than half of employees’ compensation is determined through statistical analyzes, said President Adam Seever. They typically make 30 percent more than the industry average, according to Seever, due to higher productivity and the company only promotes from within, giving them “lots of reasons to stick around.” Employees must feel financially and emotionally respected or they can’t respect your customers, explained Seever. The company has 250… Read More