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Why Are Bats Dying?

Creepy! Sinister! Blood-sucking devil birds! Winged spawn of Satan! These are just a few words some of us might mistakenly use to describe the bat; but despite this fictitious reputation, bats are vital to the ecosystem. They are pest control agents; eating disease-carrying insects like mosquitoes, and feeding on crop-damaging caterpillars and worms. They also aid in the pollinating of certain plants. It’s because of their vital ecological importance, bat-lovers and scientists alike are in panic mode over massive loss of these flying mammals. Bats are dying off at an alarming rate. Just how big of a bat loss are we talking? Last year, NASA reported the North American bat’s… Read More

Giant Spider In The Pants

Giant Crab Spider

While at work today, I got a frantic phone call from my four year old daughter. “Daddy,” she cried. “I went to put on my pants and out jumped a big spider!” “It’s scary Daddy!” “We caught in a jar.” After a examining the spider, and talking to some spider control professionals, I was able to determine that the spider in question was a Giant Arizona Crab Spider; a common spider in Arizona. My Daughter Found a Giant Crab Spider In Her Pants So this is how it all went down. My daughter had been swimming in her inflatable swimming pool the previous day. Caught up in all of the… Read More

5 For Friday: Pest Control Links Round-Up

Pest Of The Week: Bagrada Bugs   Bagrada bugs, sometimes called painted bugs, harlequin bugs, or cabbage bugs, can commonly cause pest control problems in select areas of the United States. They are very common in Southern California, where they were first discovered in 2008. Since then they have migrated to parts of Southern Arizona. Bagrada bugs measure about 6 mm in length, and have a very recognizable shield shaped body. Their orange, black, and white markings also make the insects very recognizable. Those not familiar with bagrada bugs, sometimes mistake them for ladybugs; even though they are orange (not red) and are a different shape. Bagrada bugs commonly harm… Read More

5 For Friday: Pest Control Link Round-Up

 Pest Of The Week: The Asian Cockroach   In most of the southeast United States, the Asian cockroach is commonly considered a considerable pest control problem. In highly infested areas of North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia; some 250,000 cockroaches per acre have been discovered. These cockroaches are not as common in urban areas, but can frequently be found in and around suburban and rural properties. They are excellent fliers, and are abundant outdoors. Many homeowners confuse the Asian cockroach with the German cockroach. It is argued if these two species of cockroach are related, but there are a few many similarities. There are also a few differences between the Asian… Read More

Links Round-Up: 5 For Friday

Links Round-Up: 5 For Friday   Rasberry Ants Spreading Through Texas The Rasberry ant (not raspberry) was first discovered in Houston, TX in 2002, but has now spread to 24 different counties in the state of Texas. They are now also found in North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida. More… NPMA Legislative Day in Washington – Clark Pest Control Clark Pest Control participated in NPMA Legislative Day sending two executives, Here’s what they learned. More… Bulwark Scorpion Control Makes The Evening News With the scorpions making an earlier than usual appearance in Arizona this spring, residents were in need of some answers. CBS 5 News in Phoenix called Bulwark Exterminating… Read More

Links Round-Up: Pest Control Links For The Week

Links Round-Up: Pest Control Links For The Week   Spiderman Can’t Fight Spiders, Man Although spiders can assist in keeping our homes free from pest control issues with other insects, they do in themselves pose a creepy and unnerving feeling in home owners and their guests. More… Cockroach Control Tips for Maryland Homeowners – Inside, Outside – Where To Start Here’s an excellent checklist of things to do to keep cockroaches out of the home. More… Ants Are A Potential Danger To Your Home Carpenter ants are a serious danger to a house, and, if these are found, a professional ant control company should be called. Learn more about these… Read More

Pest Control For Fire Ants

The following article is intended for pest control professionals and homeowners alike, who are in need of some answers when it comes to dealing with fire ants. If you are a homeowner who is battling fire ants on your property, please seek the assistance of an ant control professional before attempting to exterminate these dangerous ants. Fire Ants The Red Imported Fire ant is one of the worst ant pests in the Southern United States in terms of human health, property damage, and environmental damage. If you are a pest control professional in states like: Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia, and North Carolina; you likely take frequent calls from homeowners that… Read More

My trip to Raliegh NC – Bulwark Pest Control Guy

Just a couple of fun highlights from my trip to Raleigh, NC for the internet summit. The 100 Mile Race Flying out of Phoenix Sky Harbor, I spoke with a man that told me he had just run 100 miles. I thought he was being sarcastic. Nope. He was in a 100 mile race. He [...]

If You Kill 100K Crazy Hairy Ants, Millions More Will Invade

  These tiny ant pests are called “crazy,” because they scramble randomly, at speeds much greater than the average house ant. They are called “hairy,” because of the tiny fuzz that covers their body, making their abdomen look less glossy; than other ant species. Regardless, neither of the two designations (crazy or hairy), paint a comforting picture for residents at risk; of a Crazy Hairy ant invasion.   Already well-established and constantly on the move, these ant pests have disable huge industrial plants and invaded homes, urban centers and rural areas in Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana; and now North Carolina. Although the cost of Charlotte ant control treatments can range… Read More