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Wood Destroying Ants: What You Need to Know

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A carpenter ant infestation can come out of nowhere, and unlike regular ants, they often cause significant damage to your home’s structure. Carpenter ants do not eat wood. However, they do like to nest in it. Damage occurs as they build their nest or add to their colony. If you are concerned about these little pests, the following tips will help you ward off an infestation. Carpenter Ants and Termites Carpenter ants and termites can both have wings. They look a lot alike, so it is often hard to determine what type of pest you are dealing with. Examine the body to figure out what you have. Carpenter ants are… Read More

Friday Favorites: Your Links Round-Up Of Pest Articles

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Your Homes Curb Appeal Could Be Attracting Pests It’s important to pay attention to what implications your home’s curb appeal and landscaping can have for your yearly pest prevention. Here are some helpful landscaping tips to deter pests: http://www.westernpest.com/blog/your-homes-curb-appeal-could-be-attracting-pests/ Preventing Ants Is An Ongoing Task Check out these helpful tips from our Rose exterminators to prevent ant problems in your home: http://www.rosepestsolutions.com/blog/post/preventing-ants-is-an-ongoing-task Carpenter Bees Damage Wood These bees are known as wood destroying insects, because they make their nests inside of wood and cause a host of problems for home owners as a result. If left unchecked, carpenter bees can cause structural damage. Learn more: http://www.permatreat.com/carpenter-bees-damage-wood/ Pest Control Tips to… Read More

This July 4th Declare Your Independence From Pests

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“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” -Malcom X Some 238 years ago, this Country’s founding fathers wanted independence from Great Britain’s rule of taxation and tyranny. On July 4, 1776 they made a stand! The Second Continental Congress, comprised of colonists like John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin, adopted the Declaration of Independence. Enough with the oppression! All those years ago, our forefathers pronounced their legal separation of the then Thirteen Colonies. This Independence Day, if you’re being oppressed by a malicious regimen of pests; it’s time to say enough as well! Pronounce your independence from pests… Read More

Bugs for Dinner? 4 Surprising Foods that Contain Insects

In some parts of the world, bugs are considered a healthy source of protein. Many don’t think twice about popping a cricket or worm into their mouths when they want a quick snack. In the United States, however, we generally shy away from consuming insects. What you may not know, however, is that the FDA’s position is that some bugs in food are perfectly acceptable, as long as you can’t see them. In fact, for every 100 grams of food, up to 60 insect parts are considered “safe” to eat. As a result, you probably eat way more bugs than you ever realized. The following foods are sure to surprise… Read More

Wood Destroying Insects: What You Need to Know About Carpenter Bees

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Carpenter bees are quite the nuisance, causing damage to homes all over the country. These creatures are known as wood destroying insects, because they make their nests inside of wood and causing a host of problems for home owners as a result. If left unchecked, carpenter bees can cause structural damage. The following information will help you learn more about these little pests. What Do Carpenter Bees Look Like? Carpenter bees actually look a lot like bumble bees. However, to tell the difference, look closely at their hair. Bumble bees have a hairy abdomen. In contrast, carpenter bees have a bare abdomen. In addition, bumble bees have yellow bands on… Read More

Pest Control Trust Certified

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Bulwark Exterminating is proud to announce that we are Trust Certified! We have joined up with TC Referrals, a complimentary service that allows homeowners and businesses to quickly find reliable, certified service professionals they can trust to help with any of their household, auto, and commercial facility service’s needs! What Is Trust Certified? Bulwark Pest Control is proud to announce that we are Trust Certified! What exactly does Trust Certified mean? It means Bulwark has passed TC Referrals comprehensive 8-Step Trust Certification Process and has been given the Trust Certified Stamp of Approval for our pest control and termite control services! TC Referrals has researched and sorted through hundreds of businesses;… Read More

Pest Control Prices – Bidding Wars

Lowest Bid Wins… or Lowest Bid Loses? In my previous post, If Pest Control were Real Estate, I got a little heated over an unsolicited email I received asking for a bid on commercial pest control service. More over, I was bothered by the “Lowest Bid Wins” statement. After my initial shock I have decided to put some business and consumer perspective on this lowest bid practice. How Lowest Bid Contracts Hurt The Consumer The cheapest option typically brings poor results. This can be detrimental to the consumer. Who really want to eat at a restaurant that has its pest control done by the lowest bidder? The thought of maggots crawling… Read More

Keeping Pests Out: 5 Tips to Ensure Your Home is Bug Free

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When it comes to pests, mice, cockroaches and ants top the list as the most irritating (and unwelcome) household “guests.” How, then, do you keep these little creatures from invading your space? These five tips should cut back on the frequency of your pest sightings. Eat in the Kitchen This tip sounds almost too simple, but keep in mind that many families snack throughout the house or enjoy dinners in front of the television every once in a while. To limit your pest sightings, keep food in the kitchen and dining room only. You’ll have an easier time cleaning up after meals, and establishing this habit ensures that crumbs don’t… Read More

If Pest Control Were Real Estate

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I received an email today asking for bids to treat a commercial property. The email reads as follows (red highlight added): ________ is soliciting bids for Pest Control services at _________________. Attached is a scope of services and a site plan to assist you. The current contract expires on 07/31/14. If you wish to bid on this contract, the firm bidding deadline is Friday, June 13, 2014 at midnight. The annual contract will be awarded to the lowest bidder. All solicited bids are sent to our corporate office for verification of pricing by our Vice President. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions. Attached was “the scope… Read More

6 Fun Facts about Mice

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Spotting a mouse scurrying through your home is many people’s worst nightmare. Because mice are so common, however, the likelihood of an infestation happening in your home is quite high. However, mice are actually quite surprising little creatures. They are smart, social and actually very clean. While you probably still don’t want them taking up residence in your living space, these six facts about mice may change the way you think of these “pests.” 1. Mice are cleaner than some humans. A common misconception about mice is that they are dirty little pests. However, the reverse is actually true; mice are very clean animals. Their homes are organized into different… Read More