Friday Link Round-Up: Pest Control Information

bug in noseWhen Pest Control Should Not Be a DIY Project

There are a few instances in which you should never attempt to do your own pest control. These include…

Getting Rid Of Spiders – Australia

Spiders have the uncanny ability of closing off their lungs for several hours, making surface sprays and aerosols ineffective in killing them and their egg cases. The most effective method is to use fast-acting contact chemicals that kill the spiders efficiently. More…

Carpenter Ants: Silent Destroyers

Carpenter ants are basically destructive ants. The earlier they are treated the lesser are the chances of damage. More…

Demand For Pest Controllers On The Rise

Despite the demand for skilled pest controllers, the profession has trouble attracting graduates due to a lack of exposure to the field and a misunderstanding of what pest managers do. More…

Fighting Flies of All Types

Whether its fruit flies, drain flies, bottle flies, or house flies; battling them can be an uphill battle. Here’s what you need to know. More…

ladybug swarmPest Of The Week: The Ladybug

Our pest of the week really isn’t much of a pest, unless their swarming behavior happens to take place near your home or property. Ladybugs, also known as ladybirds in other parts of the world, are actually very beneficial insects. A few ladybugs in your garden will actually go a long way, because they will eat scale insects, mealybugs, mites, and aphids that feed on and damage your plants. In fact, one of nature’s forms of all natural pest control for gardens, orchards, and agricultural fields is indeed the ladybug.

Ladybugs are most commonly seen during the fall months, with their swarming behavior reaching a peak about October (depending on the area of the country in which you live). Watch for swarming ladybugs from September-November; and gladly watch for a few in your gardens during the spring and summer months. It’s when these ladybugs swarm; they can be a real pest control problem for homeowners, especially if you live near fields. Sealing up all entryways into your home is the best way to keep them out. When ladybugs feel threatened, they can spray a toxin. This toxin is not very dangerous to humans, but is poisonous to certain types of animals.

Oh, and one more thing… The notion that you can tell how old a ladybug is simply by counting its spots is actually a myth. Now you know.


Anthony Ball is a Content Marketing Manager with Bulwark Exterminating, an industry leader in providing high quality pest control service. Bulwark is fully operational in nine states, including thirteen major cities. While Bulwark provides pest extermination for common pests like ants, roaches, crickets and spiders; the company's differentiating aspect is great personalized service. Bulwark uses the finest and most effective products in the world to solve common pest problems.

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