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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

Halloween Ants: 3 Ants Inspired By The Things Of Our Nightmares

Zombie Ant

What do Halloween spooks like vampires, ghosts, and zombies have to do with the picnic ruining, biting, stinging, and all around pesky ant? More than you might think! Here are three different species of ant that are inspired by the things of our nightmares: Dracula Ants Horrifying ants that suck blood… Say it isn’t so! Dracula ants (Adetomyrma venatrix) are named after the very famous fictitious vampire count Dracula; because of the grisly way in which these ants feast on the blood of their young. Well, technically it’s not the blood of their young that Dracula ants are drinking, but rather the hemolymph or ant blood equivalent. This practice is… Read More

Friday Links To Pest Control News

Black Light Scorpion

Friday Links To Pest Control News Black Lighting Scorpions For Scorpion Control Are you the adventurous type, always looking for something to do at night? Try something new… Try black-lighting scorpions. It’s a fun nighttime activity that can also help keep your home and property free from stinging scorpions. More… Avoiding Mosquito Problems in the Summer Months For some tips on how to keep mosquitoes from breeding, and how to keep these blood-sucking pests from biting you, click here. Austin Bats In Danger? Every year some 100,000 plus people visit Austin’s Congress Avenue Bridge to witness one of nature’s marvels. During summer evenings, upwards of 1.5 million bats emerge from… Read More

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: This Week’s Links Round-Up

Rasberry_Ant

5 For Friday: This Week’s Links Round-Up    Clearwater Crazy Ants  Crazy Rasberry ants are becoming more and more of an invasive pest throughout much of the south and in Texas. They are even driving out the much dreaded fire ants. These ants go everywhere, invading homes and nesting in walls and crawlspaces, even damaging electrical equipment by swarming inside appliances. More… Mobile Pest Control Software  With a huge demand for pest control software right now, here is mobile pest app by Beevio that is worth looking into. More… The History of Pest Control  Here is an interesting read about the history of pest control; from the 1800’s until today.… 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

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

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

Bedbug Laws By State

With the serious increase of bedbug infestations over the past decade, many victims of such infestations are wondering what the bedbug laws are in their state. Currently, twenty-two states have bedbug laws in the books. Several other states have bedbug legislation, or yet to be passed bedbug laws. Here is a compiled list: *** Disclaimer*** The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only, and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. These are the bedbug laws as of March 11, 2013, and can change. If  you feel that you have been a bedbug victim; whether landlord, tenant, or otherwise, please contact a licensed attorney who specializes… Read More