Have you lived in a home where you thought you were bug free and then all of a sudden in the corner of your eye you see a bug scurrying across your kitchen counter? Surprise! Well you are not alone, we get customers calling in all the time saying, “I’ve lived in this house for years and have never seen a bug; all of a sudden I’m seeing them in my kitchen and bathrooms.”
Why am I starting to see bugs now?
If you think about it, we’ve built our homes on “their” land; therefore it’s a fact that they will always be in “their” neighborhood. So the pests have always been there, even if you have not seen them.
Bugs, like humans, need water to survive. Hoses, sprinklers, water boxes, and plants provide the necessary moisture for these little guys to thrive. On a hot summer day the air conditioning is an essential part to being comfortable in our own homes. Having the air conditioning on builds condensation in our walls and that condensation needs to escape so that the home’s walls don’t get moldy. Each house is purposely built with “weep holes” or “J-rails”, holes or gaps to allow that condensation to escape outside. Bugs will sense this moisture escaping and eventually make their way inside the walls of your own home through these openings. Once inside your walls they grow in population and eventually they will put pressure on you. Imagine years of bugs breeding inside your walls, it’s getting crowded and they have to go somewhere. Do you think they are more likely to move back outside or further into the moist rich environment of your home? What better place is there than our kitchens and bathrooms? Having a bug problem isn’t an over night thing. It takes time. It all starts out in your yard. It could take months and even years to finally see them inside your house. Why not stop it before it happens?
In order to stop future surprises in your home, it’s important to stop it where it first began. Bulwark Exterminating does this by maintaining a protective barrier around the perimeter of your home to stop them breeding and sneaking their way inside the walls of your home. So unless you want to stop running your A/C, protecting those cracks that breathe out the inviting moist air is a must.
Coweta Pest Control
2013 North Willow Avenue
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
A Promoted Tweet on Pest Control term by an electrical company?
“Technology has to be invented or adopted.” – Jared Diamond
Okay so this a cool quote and all, but why?
Why would GE want to promote this tweet on the pest control stream? Where is the connection? Did someone just do some keyword research and find pest control related to technology? Are exterminators a large consumer of light bulbs? Sorry, just not getting it. Pest Control Technology… Hmmm…. I mean there is a pest control technology magazine. And I often feel that Bulwark Exterminating is becoming more of a technology company than a residential pest control service… but still not getting the full picture here.
I guess the plus side to this is that I am blogging about this simply out of awe. But does it make me more inclined to buy from the promoter of said tweet?
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Christmas is in 8 days. All of the “12 Days of Christmas” lists started 4 days ago. We’ve purposely waited a few days to give you the “12 Days of Christmas You DON’T Want To See Under Your Tree”.
#12 The worst ugly Christmas sweater from eBay you can possibly imagine.
Especially if it came with a Jack Black impersonator.
Ugly Christmas Sweater
#11 Gym membership from husband.
Gym Membership Gift Certificate
#10 Justin Bieber mechandise.
Unless your name happens to be Annie Cushing.
Justin Bieber Doll Set
#9 Sex For Dummies book from wife.
New and updated 3rd Edition, because getting the first 2 wasn’t enough in previous years.
Sex For Dummies, 3rd Edition
#8 Gift card to AA from Santa with a 6-pack of non-alcoholic beer.
Non-Alcholic Beer and AA Membership
#7 Court ordered Subpoena with 5 days to reply.
Especially if your lawyer is in the Bahamas until after New Years.
#5 A recluse spider in your stocking.
Very common in areas around Tulsa, OK. Maybe coal isn’t such a bad option!
Brown Recluse Spider (Courtesy: lakeneosho.org)
#4 Unused tickets to the Neverland Ranch.
Includes shiny right-handed glove and “live” meet and greet with its original owner.
Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch (Courtesy: the PASSION blog)
#3 An all expense paid tour of one of BP’s oil rigs.
They’ll even let you play with the fire hose.
BP Oil Rig
Fake iPad with Windows OS (Courtesy: coated.com)
#1 An ant farm.
I mean, come on! How enraged would you be if you actually got an ant farm!? Unless your name is Thomas Ballantyne, then it might look good next to your scorpion aquarium.
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bulwark Exterminating. Your Loco Pest Control – Tulsa, OK.
Tulsa Bat Removed by Tulsa Pest Control
Bats may be a nuisance to people, both emotionally and physically, especially within a home. The bat will normally inhabit dark places in your home. They are most likely to be found in the attic, walls, basement, and the soffits. A bat will take up residence if any places on the exterior of the home will let them in and the environment suits their needs. If you have been having problems getting rid of these flying animals here are some suggestions to assist your bat removal endeavors.
Bat Proofing Services
There are many wildlife control companies that offer bat exclusion or proofing services to home owners. The companies not only remove the animals from your home, they also offer exclusion services to prevent future issues. These services enable you to have a home that will not allow bats back in after a bat removal service has been performed. There are many companies that provide these services, but not all of them present the quality of services that you expect. The top bat control services should be able to provide some kind of guarantee. The services should start with an assessment of your home from top to bottom. The thorough assessment will enable the service provider to locate areas of use by the bats and potential areas they could find their way back into your home. Thus the wildlife control professional will provide a proper and complete solution to resolve the bat problem you are suffering from.
Sealing Gaps, Holes, and Voids around the Home
If your home attracts bats, then there are openings that need to be tightly sealed. Openings larger then ¼ inch are considered possible entry points for bats to enter your home. Bat Exclusion consists of ensuring all these types of openings are sealed to prevent further entry of bats.
Bat Cones to Get Rid of Bats
After the home is sealed and all that remains are the entry points the bats are using, bat cones are installed tightly over the openings. Bat cones or one-way-doors are intended to let a bat that has entered your home to leave, and they will not be able re-enter the house once the bats have passed this device. Otherwise you can construct your own eviction device out of used caulk tubes by the removal of the applicator and installing the tube over the entry. Cones are ineffective if the bat exclusion steps have not been performed to the greatest attention to detail. Wildlife control suppliers normally sell bat cones online. This method of bat removal is approved by bat conservation organizations, and bat control experts. Performed properly this method will get rid of the bats within a couple of weeks. Why so long? Not all bats leave the first night and it takes time for them to decide to leave. Bat cones are a humane method of getting rid of bats.
Bat Droppings Removal and Ectoparasites
Bat droppings may cause health issues to the occupants of the home, and possible insulation damage cause by excessive urine and droppings. The droppings of the bat may host significant dangers such as ectoparasites and histoplasmosis. Handling or disturbing bat guano should be done with care and bio-hazard professional should be contacted to provide removal of the bat droppings safely. Last but not least are the ectoparasites, such as fleas, mites, lice and ticks to name some that reside with the bats. Fleas, ticks, and mites should be addressed by a Professional Pest Control Operator; I recommend this so when the hosts (the bats) are removed they are not left behind to find a new host, such as you the home owner. It is not uncommon for bats and other rodents to cause a flea infestation.