Saturday, May 11th was the Neon Splash Dash 5K in Scottsdale, AZ, and Bulwark Exterminating was a big hit with their scorpion trucks and glow-in-the dark scorpions. It was a night unlike any other.
Bulwark A Hit At Phoenix Neon Splash Dash
Before, during, and after the 6,000 neon clad runners crossed the finish line of the Neon Slash Dash 5K, they had the opportunity to get up close and personal with some scorpions. Tanks of Arizona Bark scorpions and even a Desert Hairy scorpion were the stars of the show, as they posed for spectator pictures. As the day turned into night, runners were amazed to see the scorpions glow under black lights.
Bulwark Exterminating’s scorpion professionals were also on scene, with two scorpion trucks, to answer any questions about the scorpions and scorpion control. Raffle tickets were sold, with a lucky winner getting a free initial scorpion service.
Bulwark’s team scorpion also competed in the 5K, finishing the race covered in glow-in-the-dark neon paint. Good times were had by all.
The Neon Splash Dash
The Neon Splash Dash is the wildest & brightest night time running event you’ve ever seen. Participants race through several different glow zones, and get sprayed with different colors of super intense ultraviolet glow water. Today’s top music hits are also blasted at each of these glow zones to keep the energy going.
After the neon clad runners cross the finish line, they pose for pictures under black lights. The thousands of glowing runners then dance the night away during the events after glow party.
Bulwark Exterminating Scorpion Trucks
Bulwark Exterminating has developed a nocturnal treatment program for eliminating scorpions in Arizona, using a custom-built “Scorpion Truck” that operates at sundown. These scorpion trucks were on display at the Neon Splash Dash.
Inside the enclosed bed of the scorpion trucks, is a 500 gallon reservoir which allows an average application of 20-30 gallons per treatment. The truck’s power sprayers will put out enough product to get under every rock in your yard. The trucks are also able to run off electric power which eliminates motor noise in the late evening hours. Many of the 6,000 runners at the Neon Splash Dash in Scottsdale commented on how cool the scorpion trucks were to see up close.
Bulwark Scorpion Control
Homes in Arizona have been built on the scorpion’s natural habitat. Even though the scorpions were here first, you still don’t want them coming into your home and un-expectantly stinging you. Bulwark scorpion control will come out with a scorpion truck and lay down a protective barrier to prevent scorpions from entering your home. Scorpions only breed once a year, so once you get the population under control with scorpion services; the population will not rebound quickly.
Interested in a nocturnal scorpion control service? Let us know:
The opening of “Iron Man 3” this last weekend marked the beginning of the summer movie season. It has finally arrived! There are some big movies we are all looking forward to this summer. “The Wolverine,” “Man of Steel,” “Fast & Furious 6,” “World War Z,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” and “The Lone Ranger” have all peaked my interest.
The opening of “Iron Man 3” also marked a big weekend for Bulwark Exterminating. Bulwark débuted a video advertisement entitled “Roaches Eat Toothpaste” before the start of all of your favorite summer movies.
The funny and slightly disturbing video shows an adult cockroach, played by our very own Thomas Ballantyne, chowing down on gobs of toothpaste; something roaches are known to dine n from time to time. Yes, disgusting as it is, roaches do eat toothpaste. See for yourself:
Houston Roach Commercial: Roaches Eat Toothpaste
The video advertisement will be showing before your movie starts in select Houston, TX theaters… So, get to your movie early, grab a bucket of buttered popcorn and a Dr. Pepper, and settle in for a hilarious and horribly disturbing beginning to your summer flick.
The video will run for a couple months, and hopes to raise public awareness to the serious roach problems in the Houston, TX area.
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Cockroaches smell, spread disease, and can cause asthma. Whether it’s American Roaches, German Roaches, Asian Roaches, Texas Waterbugs, Tree Roaches, or any other type of cockroach; don’t let cockroaches ruin your summer. Get professional roach control from Bulwark Exterminating. Bulwark’s roach control solution not only gets rid of roaches inside your home, but extends to protecting the outside of home in a way that prevents cockroaches from ever infesting your home again.
Health products are quite the rage lately. Everything from bars, to drinks, to supplement pills. These days people will eat just about anything in order to eat organic, slim down or help a cause. Entire grocery stores are dedicated to ultra-healthy foods and ingredients.
There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “If you can’t pronounce what it’s made of, then you shouldn’t be eating it.” Sounds simple enough. Seems like a good rule of thumb. Besides, how healthy can something really be that contains “disodium inosinate” and “disodium guanylate”? (The ranch-flavored sunflower seeds I’m eating as I write this article.)
So for all you health nuts (pun intended) out there, how does these ingredients sound in your next bar product:
- Organic dates
- Organic agave nectar
- Cocoa powder
- Organic oats
Sound good so far? Let’s continue…
- Chapul cricket flower
- Flax seed meal
Whoa, whoa! Wait a second! Let’s back up there. Chapul cricket flower?! What the heck is that?
Well, it’s as real as it sounds. Chapul (cha-pool) cricket flower is made from real life Jamaican crickets. Or, scientifically known as Gryllus assimilis.
I give to you the Chapul Original Cricket Bar.
Chapul Cricket Bar
The idea behind grinding down crickets into flour to be used in a protein bar is actually quite complex. Quite global . The mastermind behind the Chapul cricket bar, Pat Crowley, grew up in the cunning wilderness of Arizona. He is even a white-water rafting guide down the Colorado River, the same body of water he grew up exploring as a child. The interesting thing, he explains, is that by the time the river passes through Arizona, Nevada and California it has mostly been used by nearly 30 million people and even more livestock being raised for consumption. The river no longer reaches to the Pacific Ocean.
Fast forward to 2011 when Pat hears a TED talk by Dr. Marcel Dicke on entomophagy. Dr. Dicke’s talk, entitled “Why Not Eat Insects?”, addressed the reasons first-world, developed countries such as the United States should consider introducing insects as a regular source of protein in a daily diet. If we rely on insects, argues the Dr., there will be lesser of a need to raise so many cattle and swine, thereby helping to sustain the rivers.
Pat then coupled the theories and topics that Dr. Dicke covered in his talk with his own understanding of water conservation and consumption, and decided to give it a try. Next thing we know, Chapul bars!
But How Do They Taste?
If you’re already accustomed to eating all-natural, organic products, it honestly taste just like any other bar. To me, it’s not that far off from eating a chocolate flavored LARABAR. It’s a bit cakey in texture, not crunchy or hard. There are only two flavors available, chocolate and Thai, and I’ve only tried chocolate. The retailer where I purchased the bar was selling it for $3.29. I’m no health freak, but I feel that is probably about average for what you’d pay for a similar product. Plus, 10% of the profits from each bar help fund water sustainability projects along the Colorado River.
If you honestly didn’t know what was inside, you’d think it was just another food bar. Except this one helps to sustain the Colorado River. Oh yeah… it also has crickets inside.
Anytime you live next to a open field, a golf course or a lake you get a lot of little spiders ballooning over to your house they spin a little web in the wind when their babies and the wind picks up that web and carries it to the high tree or to your house where they’ll attach to your house and start to thrive. Eventually they grow up in a way and this is what we have here we have five egg sacs each containing about two hundred ends so while the problem did not originate here they got here and now they’re laying eggs directly on your wall, problem is that these egg sacs, hatch they’re gonna find a way in this window from small cracks or crevices and pressure inside your home.
CBS 5 News In Phoenix Turns To Bulwark For Scorpion Advice
With this year’s warmer than usual spring, Arizona residents are seeing quite the increase in scorpion activity. Warmer weather means more scorpion breeding; which in turn, means we are seeing a lot more of these dangerous pests. Because of these early sightings, Bulwark Exterminating technicians have been making more house calls than usual for this time of year.
Scorpions are the most significant and prominent pests found in Arizona. When you’re dealing with such a malevolent pest, you want to call the best there is. That’s why CBS 5 News (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) turned to Bulwark Exterminating for some much needed scorpion advice.
CBS 5 reporter Colton Shone and crew tagged along in Bulwark Exterminating’s scorpion truck, as technician and scorpion expert Devin Conner treated a scorpion infested house.
“For every scorpion that you do find, there are a lot more hiding that you are not able to see,” Devin said.
“They will usually travel along electrical lines.” Even closed doors… “They only need one-sixteenth of an inch which is about the width of that guy right there (credit card).”
Darren Desylvia, whose home Bulwark was treating as CBS filmed, believes scorpion control efforts will pay off this year, and that his family will no longer have to live in fear of these stinging, malicious pests.
Bulwark was happy to help.
Bulwark’s Scorpion Control
When CBS News was in need of some expert advice and help dealing with scorpions, they called the best, and so should you. Bulwark Exterminating is an expert when it comes to Scorpion Control, having treated some 25,000 scorpion infested homes. Bulwark’s signature treatment, administered by highly experienced technicians, will create a barrier around your home that will keep those stinging scorpions away.
Call us to find out about our nocturnal treatments, and our highly specialized scorpion truck.
New Report: Microscopic Scorpions Crawl On You While You Sleep
Phoenix, AZ—A study conducted by The University of Phoenix has found, that during an average night’s sleep, some 300 microscopic scorpions unknowingly crawl across your face, neck, and body as you slumber.
These microscopic scorpions, which look a lot like lint when bunched together, are confined to the State ofArizona; but researchers fear outbreaks inTexas, and isolated parts ofNevadaandSouthern Utahare inevitable.
It’s important to note that these microscopic scorpions cannot sting humans, unlike their cousin the Bark Scorpion. Their stingers are simply too small.
The University of Phoenix’s lead entomologist, a Klaus Meine, issued the following statement regarding the microscopic scorpions:
“As you sleep, you become a virtual playground for these creeping pests just mere minutes after you fall asleep; inhaling dozens of the scorpions and swallowing at least 20 during an eight-hour period.”
It gets worse. Meine added,
“While these microscopic scorpions are drawn to the moist and humid areas of the nose and mouth, they will also spend each night birthing hundreds of their young in and around your armpits.”
There is one surefire way to tell if you have a microscopic scorpion infestation, Meine continued.
“Like all otherscorpions, these microscopic scorpions give live birth. Victims who suffer from a microscopic scorpion infestation will awaken with scorpion afterbirth in their bed sheets. It’s about this time a victim should know they are not alone in bed.”
At this time homeowners in Arizona, Texas, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah should be on high alert. There is no known cure for the microscopic scorpions, as this is a new report.
*** Update: The Horrifying Truth About Microscopic Scorpions
The truth is, microscopic scorpions are not real, and according to this report, we do not swallow scorpions, spiders, or any other insect while we sleep.
The next time you see a spider in your shower, be prepared. Have a surefire plan of attack. The following methods are your best weapons to combat an unsightly spider found hiding inside your home.
If you want an effective way to kill a spider, a firearm will get the job done. A .44 caliber Ruger should do the trick.
9. Call Chuck Norris
The truth is, you don’t need a firearm to kill a spider… Chuck Norris is an equally efficient killing machine!
8. Play Carly Rae Jepsen’s, “Call Me Maybe”
If you see a dangerous spider in your home, take the following preventative steps:
Step 1: Put in earplugs.
Step 2: Turn on the radio and find Carly Rae Jepsen’s, “Call Me Maybe.” With as much airplay as that song gets, it should be easy to find playing on some station.
Step 3: Point the speakers in the spider’s direction and watch as it instantly falls to it’s death.
Note: Playing anything by Justin Bieber is also equally effective.
When you see a spider running across your ceiling, grab the nearest can of hairspray. Enough of the sticky spray will freeze that spider in it’s tracks. Even if it doesn’t kill it; the spider will still have great hair.
6. Eat The Spider
A delicious way to kill a spider, assuming the spider is not dangerous, is to eat it. Marinade the spider with some garlic, thyme, olive oil and cayenne pepper; then toss it with some garden fresh arugula. Enjoy!
Many cultures regularly eat spiders, scorpions, and other insects.
5. Smash Spider In An Oreo Cookie
When that unsightly spider is running across your kitchen counter-top, grab your nearby bag of Oreo cookies. Take an Oreo apart, and quickly smash the spider in the Oreo’s cream. On top of killing the spider, you’ll also gain internet fame when you post a photo online claiming that you found the spider inside.
You see a spider running across your bedroom floor and you freeze. Don’t panic– Now’s the time to react quickly. A thick-soled, steel toed boot is your best ally at this point. Slip it on, and stomp. Keep stomping! Twenty or thirty times should be efficient.
If you want to try a different strategy with the boot, and have good aim, throw the boot at the spider and run!
3. Make The Spider Sit Through A Phoenix Suns Game
WARNING: Watch a Phoenix Suns game at your own risk… Viewer discretion is advised.
If you want the spider to suffer a slow and painful death, subject the spider to a 2013 Phoenix Suns basketball game. One half of inept basketball should be enough to put the spider out of it’s misery.
If you want an effective way to kill a spider, a flamethrower is one of your best bets. Even though you may risk burning your house to the ground, you know that spider is not coming out of it alive.
A surefire way to kill a spider, and keep them from ever entering your home in the first place, is to hire Bulwark Pest Control. If you want a money back guaranteed spider control solution; then call Bulwark today and start living a spider free life! It’s just easier than any of the above methods.
Bulwark Exterminating does not recommend the shooting of spiders with firearms, treating them with a flamethrower, or eating them with arugula. Watch a Phoenix Suns game at your own risk… Viewer discretion is advised.
In some cases, like those of the Black Widow or Brown Recluse, spiders can be dangerous. Avoid striking a venomous spider. Doing so may simply knock them to the floor, where they can easily escape. The spider may also fall onto your hand or another part of your body and bite.
English: A frontal view of the Bark Scorpion of Arizona. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Spring is in the air here in Arizona, and that can only mean one thing… MLB Spring Training! Every year, 15 Major League Baseball teams ascend on the Valley of the Sun for six weeks of preseason baseball.
Teams like the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and Cleveland Indians all square off in the Cactus League; preparing for the upcoming season. Teams frequently use players’ spring training performances as a way of assigning starting roles and roster spots.
While spring training attracts a huge number of fans and spectators who eager to see the promising new talent, all while enjoying the warm weather, it also happens to coincide with the beginning of the scorpion season here in Arizona.
Nobody knows that better then Milwaukee Brewers GM, Doug Melvin, who was recently stung by a very venomous Arizona Bark Scorpion… The most dangerous scorpion found in the U.S.
Brewers GM Stung By Scorpion
English: Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Milwaukee Brewers MLB club has descended on Maryvale Baseball Park, in Phoenix, AZ for their annual spring training. While in town, Doug Melvin, the General Manager of the Brewers, was stung by a scorpion. It all went down last Wednesday, March 5, 2013.
Melvin and his wife had just enjoyed a night out in the Valley. Upon returning to their Phoenix-area condo after dinner, Melvin’s wife spotted a “bug” on the floor. After eyeing the bug, she shouted to her husband to take care of it. In an attempt to be the hero and save the day, the Brewers GM grabbed a tissue and picked up the bug—which happened to be a scorpion. The scorpion retaliated by stinging Melvin’s left middle finger through the tissue. Ouch!
After the sting, Melvin’s arm began to tingle—kind of like hitting your funny bone. His left arm began to feel numb. The sensation moved from his arm to his shoulder. About this time, he began to worry that the venom might be spreading and eventually reach his heart. He headed to a Scottsdale emergency room where he was treated for the sting.
After three hours in the ER, some pain medication, and some scorpion education, the Brewers GM made a full recovery. The next time he encounters a scorpion, he’ll likely just squash it with his shoe.
Symptoms Of A Bark Scorpion Sting
English: Closeup (macrograph) of the barb of an Arizona Bark Scorpion. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In Arizona alone, the Arizona Bark Scorpion is responsible for several thousand stings each year. With that being said, fatalities in the United States are rare, and generally limited to small/young children and adults with weakened immune systems.
The symptoms of a Bark Scorpion sting include: pain, tingling sensations, blurry vision, throat swelling, darting eyes, and tense muscles. Those experiencing an allergic reaction will have difficulty breathing and walking, and should seek medical attention.
The Arizona Bark Scorpion
The Arizona Bark scorpion is a golden tan in color, and can reach lengths of about two inches. They are frequently found in the southwest United States; predominately in the Sonoran Desert. Less toxic species of Bark scorpions have been discovered throughout areas in Southern Utah, New Mexico, Nevada and Texas. Bark scorpions prefer to hunt at night by ambushing their prey. They commonly dine on crickets and cockroaches.
As Doug Melvin can attest, being stung by a scorpion is not a pleasant experience. Whether you live in Arizona, Texas, or Southern Utah; you don’t have to live in fear of these malevolent pests.
Bulwark Exterminating is an expert when it comes to Scorpion Control, having treated some 25,000 scorpion infested homes. Bulwark’s signature treatment, administered by highly experienced technicians, will create a barrier around your home that will keep those stinging scorpions away.
Call us to find out about our nocturnal treatments, and our highly specialized scorpion truck.
Of all insects that infest homes, ants are the most common. Ants are also very tricky pests to control. If you’ve tried to eliminate the pesky invaders yourself, you’ve likely discovered that just because you kill a few ants, you haven’t solved an infestation. Pest control sprays that you purchase at your local hardware store cannot eliminate an infestation.
This frustration has left many homeowners overwhelmed with the scope of their ant problem. You have good reason to contact a pest control professional.
Step 1: Inspection. The first step in controlling an ant infestation is a thorough inspection of your property. A Bulwark Pest Control technician will find ant colonies by tracing foraging trails back to their nest. Ants like to travel inside driveway and sidewalk cracks; and along fence lines and foundation walls.
Step 2: Identification. Once a Bulwark Pest Control technician has discovered an ant colony, they will determine exactly what type of ant is infesting your property. Technicians may even collect specimens for positive identification. Each ant species is unique in terms of nesting sites, habits, characteristics and feeding preferences. It’s imperative to understand what type of ant is bothering you, in order to best treat the infestation. It’s important to note that you may be dealing with multiple types of ants, or multiple ant colonies.
Step 3: Recommendation. After inspecting your property, and identifying the type of ant pest, an experienced Bulwark Ant Control professional will recommend a plan of action. Actions will likely include the application of a unique ant control solution, and other non-chemical measures. A Bulwark technician may also recommend trimming vegetation, eliminating moisture problems, removing dead wood, etc. Correcting these conditions will help prevent future infestations. Multiple treatments may be necessary to completely control or eliminate an ant colony.
Step 4: Treatment. Through years of experience and research, Bulwark has established a very effective ant control solution. After strategically applying this solution; non-chemical ant control measures will also be taken to eliminate conditions conducive to ant infestations. Your technician may opt to use ant baits, sprays, and granules in a variety of combinations as the infestation dictates.
Step 5: Evaluation. The key to long-term success in controlling and eliminating ants is to follow up and assess the effectiveness of the measures taken. Additional treatments may be necessary to ensure the ants never come back. With an every-other-month contract, a Bulwark technician will be continually evaluating and treating your home and property for ants.
Get Bulwark’s Ant Control
There are many types of ants that may be infesting your home or property. Some of the most common include: Acrobat ants, Argentine ants, Odorous House ants, Pharaoh ants, Red Imported Fire ants, and Western Carpenter ants. A Bulwark Ant Control technician will be able to identify the type of ant you are dealing with, and know the most effective treatment method for each type. When it comes to ant baits for example, certain ants only like sugar, others starch, others protein, and others change diets based on what time of year it is.
Bulwark Pest Control has come across a very effective ant control solution, only known to a select few pest control professionals. Let Bulwark take control of you home’s ant abatement… You will be glad you did!
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