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Horrifying News- We Swallow How Many Spiders In Our Sleep?

Spider Face Sleeping

Phoenix, AZ—In news of the weird and down right horrifying; a leading arachnologist has confirmed that spiders, do in-fact, crawl on you while you sleep. The average person will swallow several a month, and that’s not even the worst part. How Many Spiders Do We Swallow In Our Sleep? Brian Lofton, the lead arachnologist at The University of Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ, claims that during an average night’s sleep, some two or three spiders crawl across your face, neck, and body; depending on the level of infestation in your home. “With a dozen or so spiders parading across your face in a given week while you slumber, it’s inevitable that… Read More

PestWorld 2013 Day 3

Stephen Dubner

 It’s Day three (October 24, 2013) here at PestWorld in Phoenix, AZ, and what an event filled day it has been. The day kicked off with the pest control industry rewards, followed immediately by the general session. The general session featured Freakonomics author Stephen Dubner addressing the 3,300 pest management professionals in attendance. After the general session, we all headed over to the exhibit hall to gander at all of the latest and greatest products and services for our industry. Our afternoons were spent in education sessions, in which I was able to attend three. Here are a few of the highlights from day three of Pest World 2013: General… Read More

PestWorld 2013 Day 1

PestWorld Opening Ceremony

The first day of PestWorld 2013 (Tuesday, October 23, 2013) in Phoenix, AZ is just wrapping up, and what a day it’s been. Some 3,300 Pest Management professionals from across the globe have packed the Phoenix Convention Center, getting all the latest info on everything from new methods of treatment and control to marketing strategy. Here are a few of the highlights from day one (pictures to come): Pre-Convention Activities Before PestWorld 2013 officially kicked off, many participants elected to run/walk in the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) 5K, just outside the downtown Phoenix Sheraton, with proceeds going toward a breast cancer cure and awareness. Additionally PestWorld 2013 held a… Read More

Blog Pest Control Headed To PestWorld 2013

Phoenix Convention Center

Blog Pest Control Headed To PestWorld 2013 Exciting news! Blog Pest Control will be at NPMA PestWorld 2013 this week. For those of you in the pest management industry, tune in this week for our comprehensive daily reports regarding all things PestWorld. Blog Pest Control will be front and center at PestWorld, getting all the latest info on everything from new methods of treatment and control to marketing strategy; as we receive focused education, browse hundreds of pest control related exhibits, and mingle with some 3,000 pest management professionals. In addition to our daily reports from PestWorld, the experience will no doubt allow Blog Pest Control to continue to bring… Read More

How To Go Scorpion Hunting

Scorpions glow fluorescent under UV black light.

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

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 [...]

5 Things You Might Not Know About Arizona Bark Scorpions

The Arizona bark scorpion is the only species of scorpion in Arizona, that can cause very serious harm to small children (and anyone who is ill or has a compromised immune system), and can truly be considered life threatening. However, thanks to a powerful anti venom scorpion stings are now rarely life threatening. Aside from their powerful, painful and venomous sting, here are five (5) remarkable facts about the Arizona bark scorpion, you might not have known: The Arizona bark scorpion has 8 jointed legs, that are lightly covered in hair, which helps the scorpion detect subtle vibrations; in the air. Although all other species of scorpions are known to… Read More

The 3 Most Dangerous Phoenix Pest Control Problems [OPINION]

Black Widow

If you have recently moved to Phoenix, Arizona, there are some notable insect, bug and pest control concerns, that are prominent in the region. These common pests include a variety of aggressive ants, as well as venomous spiders and scorpions. These dangerous pests, travel from the surrounding arid desert environment, to the shelter of lush gardens and plentiful food and water, that is common in populous Arizona cities; like Phoenix. Below, is a list of the three Phoenix pest control problems, that I consider to be the most notable, dangerous and (at times) highly venomous: Number 3: Not to be under-estimated, the Fire ants in Phoenix are highly aggressive, and… Read More