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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

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

Worst Allergy Cities In The Country

Our Bulwark headquarters may be in Mesa, AZ, but we have a vested interest in the stories and happenings in all the cities across the country that we service. Earlier this week the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America released its Spring Allergy Capitals list. All cities are ranked across America, but only the top 100 are published. Cities are ranked using factors such as pollen ratios, medication consumption and certified allergists per capita. According to the results, Jackson, MS will be the most challenging city to live with allergies this spring season. Fortunately, we don’t service in Mississippi. However, we do service #2 and #3, Knoxville and Chattanooga, respectively.… Read More

Satisfaction Guaranteed

The two most dangerous words in business are “satisfaction” and “guaranteed”. If you put them together you have a potentially very destructive policy. Using them lightly can be about the same as digging your own grave. Your epitaph would read something along the lines of “They guaranteed it. They couldn’t deliver”. As a business owner you are basically promising that your product or service is so good that if your customer is in any way dissatisfied they are entitled to complete retribution. It doesn’t even matter if the product or service actually worked. The dinner plate may have been cooked exactly to order, met every expectation, but the service may… Read More

5 For Friday- Pest Control Links Round-Up

Pest Of The Week: The Arizona Bark Scorpion   The Arizona Bark scorpion, is a small light brown scorpion; commonly found in the southwest United States. This scorpion pest is predominately found in the Sonoran Desert, however less toxic species have been discovered; throughout the Southern US. A nocturnal pest, the Bark scorpion prefers to ambush its prey; which often consists of crickets and/or roaches. Considered the most venomous scorpion in North America, the number of Bark scorpion sting victims in Arizona; is estimated to be in the thousands each year. With that being said, fatalities in the United States are rare (only 2 recorded fatalities have occurred in the… 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 [...]

Can Cockroaches Jump? Meet the Leaproach.

Yes. The cockroach can jump… well at lest the Leaproach can jump, and up to 50 times it’s own length!   But this unique roach is the only 1 of ~4000 known roach species that can jump. While a few roach cousins like the American Cockroach are equipped with wings and do fly, the Leaproach has no wings. The secret to the roach jumpers success lies in it’s knees, modified with rubber-band-like resilin. Other differences from most cockroach species are in the antennae and eyes. The antennae also have an additional fixation point to apparently help with navigation. The eye’s are more rounded, perhaps an aerodynamic feature, and larger, possibly… 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

Does Bug Repellent Work for Bed Bugs?

Bulwark Exterminating created this video with K-9BedbugInspectors.com testing bug repellent against bed bugs. Could the solution to the EPA spending $550,000 on research be that simple? Does bug repellent prevent bed bugs? 1st test is in and the results look promising. Bedbug repellent just might solve the nation’s woes of the spreading bedbug epidemic. From [...]