Round-Up Of Pest Control Articles Of The Week

stuffed tickWarm Spring Weather Brings Ticks back to The Garden State

April showers and May flowers may be especially welcome this spring because of the harsh winter just past. But this is also the time of year when anyone visiting or living in New Jersey should be on the lookout for another, less pleasurable harbinger of the season – the blacklegged, or deer, tick… Read More

Ladybug-Mimicking Spider

The ladybug mimic spider (Paraplectana coccinella) mimics the ladybug in what is called Batesian mimicry. This means mimicking a toxic animal without actually being toxic yourself. So you get the protection, but don’t actually need to worry about producing the toxins… Read More

Gopher Control Season in Full Swing in San Diego

Heavy gopher activity in San Diego County shows a sign that gopher season is in full swing in Southern California. With large open areas and uninhabited areas, San Diego is prime real estate for gophers and other rodents looking to set up residence… Read More

Four Facts about the House Fly

For a few facts about house flies, and a few tips on keeping them away, click here.

Mesa Ants

Mesa, AZ is commonly has two different ants; Pavement ants and Argentine ants. Learn more about these pesky ants… Read More

Pest Of The Week: The Kudzu Bug

Soybean Research

Measuring 1/6th of an inch to ¼ of an inch, and a very distinct olive green in color with brown spots, the Kudzu bug is quite the pest control problem. As the soybean farmer’s number one most wanted pest species, kudzu bugs flock to fields of soybean every summer, and feast away. This causes significant damage to the plants, and cost farmers millions of dollars each year as they destroy a significant portion of crop.

When they are not busy feeding on the beans and legumes in the field, they have been known to infest the homes of residents in the Southern States. Every fall, kudzu bugs clumsily take to the air. They move in on your home and property, entering through the cracks and crevices’ spilling through holes in screens and gaps in your windows and doors. These bugs are attracted to light colored surfaces and objects, so your homes, vehicles, and even you can be a target.

Traditional pest management methods do little to keep these pest invaders away, as preventive measures are your best bet. A shop-vac filled with a solution of vinegar and water is very effective at sucking up these pests. Do avoid smashing them as they can stain and will definitely leave an unpleasant sting; much like a relative of theirs, the stinkbug.

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 receive the prestigious award on an annual basis. This will be the 3rd time that Bulwark has received the award here in the Phoenix area.

“Our technicians and office staff deserve this award 100%”, said Mesa Branch Manager Joe Davey. “They work tirelessly to ensure the needs of our customers are met day in and day out.”

Bulwark Exterminating services over ten thousands customers valley wide from offices in Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix and Peoria. The family owned exterminating company has made a name in Arizona as the pest control provider in the valley that absolutely guarantees to eliminate scorpions with a money back guarantee. In 2010, 97% of Bulwark’s current customers said they would recommend their pest control services to a friend of family member.

“We appreciate that our customers take the time to recognize the hard work of the technicians that service their homes,” said Davey. “Our techs are the face of Bulwark. Receiving the Super Service Award is an honor and it validates the hard work of our entire staff across the valley.”

While the award went to the Mesa pest control branch of Bulwark Exterminating the owners feel that the award is shared by all of the valley locations as customers on Angie’s list don’t often realize which branch services them.

Phoenix Metro Locations include:

Bulwark Exterminating, 40 N Central Ave #1400, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (602) 652-2251
Bulwark Exterminating, 10401 North 91st Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345 (623) 572-3016
Bulwark Exterminating, 1228 East Broadway Road Mesa, AZ 85204 (480) 969-7474
Bulwark Exterminating, 18256 E Williams Field Rd # 2 Gilbert, AZ 85295 (480) 539-4933

English: Bulwark Exterminating

About Bulwark Exterminating

Bulwark Exterminating LLC is based in Mesa, AZ and is an industry leader in providing high quality residential pest control service. Bulwark is fully operational in seven states, including eleven major cities. While Bulwark provides pest extermination for common insects such as ants, roaches, crickets and spiders, the company’s differentiating specialty is scorpion control. To do this, Bulwark uses the finest and most effective products in the world to solve common pest problems. Bulwark is privately and family owned, has approximately 250 employees and services over 50,000 customers nationwide, providing pest control in Raleigh, NC, Charlotte, Atlanta, Tulsa, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, St. George, UT, Phoenix and Las Vegas. For more information, visit