Of all the things we have to be thankful for as a company, we are most thankful for you the customer.
We have the greatest customers in the world… Many of you feel more like family than customers.
You’ve been there to greet our technicians at the door, with a smile on your face, happy to see us.
We love listening to all of your stories, as you keep us updated on what’s new in your lives.
During those hot and sticky summer days, you were always quick to offer a tall glass of ice cold water.
Some of you have even made our technicians lunch, bought them pizza, and we even had one of you bake a technician a delicious pie.
You all have been so cordial; graciously thanking us for eliminating all of your pest problems.
So many of you have written raving reviews about our service on sites like Yelp, Angie’s List, and Facebook; thanking Bulwark’s technicians by name.
This Thanksgiving, Bulwark truly is thankful for each and every one of our loyal customers. We love serving you and ensuring your Thanksgiving is pest free!
Our Customer Give Thanks Through Reviews
“Just had our first visit from technicians Adam and Dallas with Bulwark. The difference in professionalism was obvious from the first conversation. These guys know their business and they specialize in eradicating evil bark scorpions from homes. They moved furniture, treated furniture, pointed out gaps in my weather stripping that allows critters to get inside. Treated the gap between the carpet and the wall going up my stairs, under the baseboards, even put the granular stuff into my wall outlet boxes. I’ve now got my own black light flashlight so I don’t worry so much about walking around the house after dark. Treated the outside all the way back to the rocks that the little guys live in. Die in excruciating pain, little scorpions.”
“I’m very impressed with the techs’ professionalism, knowledge, and dedication. Looking forward to a week, a month, a year without seeing any bugs.”
“I am writing to state that I’ve been a Bulwark customer for several years. They have impeccable service and have helped us keep scorpion free in our house which is next to a mountain. Cory A. is our technician which helped us address an ant problem and was very knowledgeable with other insect concerns. The glue traps are a great tool and I appreciate the friendly, professional, timely service we receive. Thanks Cory & Bulwark.”
“I want to say how much we enjoy Bulwarks’ services. The team immediately answers our calls and their techs are so informative and friendly. Nikki in particular was really great – super friendly, showed us the extent of our pest problem, and even picked up a pest or two that scared us! No more fire ants and spiders make me a happy customer.”
Happy Thanksgiving From Bulwark Exterminating!
All of us here at Bulwark Exterminating, would like to wish each and every one of you a very happy Thanksgiving! Take some time this holiday, and reflect on all of the many wonderful things we have to be grateful for. Play and watch lots of football, have seconds of pecan pie, and spend time with all of your loved ones.
Bulwark Exterminating scorpion control expert talks about the Texas striped bark scorpion and how the bark scorpion gets in your house from your yard and garden.
With today being Veterans Day, I want do something a little different then talk about the latest pest threat or pest related news story. Today I want to show our love and appreciation to the brave men and women who have so honorably and nobly sacrificed so much for our freedoms and liberties.
I felt it appropriate to reach out to all of the employees of Bulwark Exterminating and see if anybody wanted to pay tribute to a loved one who has served or is currently serving in the military.
Bulwark Salutes Veterans
The following service men and women are all relatives or loved ones of a Bulwark Exterminating employee:
Marine R. Stephen DeVincent
While I know many heroes who unselfishly serve our country, I would like to personally recognize my brother-in-law Steve. Steve is a Marine who is serving in Afghanistan while his wife (my sister) and young daughter are at home. We love you Steve! Thank you for your sacrifice.
- Anthony B.
Marine Sgt. Robert Bruce
I would like to pay tribute to Marine Sgt. Robert Bruce. Robert’s family lived next door to me, from the time he was born until graduating from high school and joined the Marines. In March of 2011, Robert was on his 4th deployment in Afghanistan. While on patrol one marine stepped on an IED, Robert went to help him and triggered another. The explosion amputated both of his legs from the knees down. With multiple surgeries and rehab Robert is able to walk again with the help of prosthetics.
I have always respected and admired those that serve for our country, but until then I didn’t realize what the men and women that serve are willing to endure to protect us.
Thank you all, for your service and dedication.
Thomas Marvin Ballantyne Sr.
This is a photo of Thomas Marvin Ballantyne Sr during WWII writing to his future wife.
- Thomas B.
Technical Sergeant Karsten Pettersson
First Oak Leaf Cluster Award
Technical Sergeant Karsten Pettersson distinguished himself by meritorious service while assigned to the 93d Air Refueling Squadron, 398th Operations Group, 97th Air Mobility Wing, Castle Air Force Base CA from August 17, 1990 – October 31, 1992. Sergeant Pettersson’s expertise, attention to detail, and dedication were consistently instrumental in the safe accomplishment of wing goals.
- Gitte P.
When it comes to protecting and defending our land, you are the only ones to raise a brave hand.
You leave your own families, you leave us all. To fight for our freedom and answer that call.
You march onto the battlefield with your heads held high. Your gleaming weapons ready and the flag pointed towards the sky.
Some may ask, “How do you fight? I would just run away and hide.” The simple answer is, God is on our side.
So we know whenever we come to war, we can count on you to defend us just as before.
God gave you strength, bravery, and trust. He gave you the courage to save all of us.
- by Aubree age 11 (Daughter Of Bulwark Employee)
Happy Veterans Day
All of us here at Bulwark Exterminating would like to wish everyone a happy Veterans Day. There are so many others who have nobly and unselfishly served. We are all truly indebted to those who have put their lives on the line to help protect our freedom, liberties, and these United States.
We live in the greatest country in the world; the land of the free because of the brave. Only real heroes can do what you do.
To all those who serve our country, THANK YOU! Thank you for your unselfish efforts. Thank you for serving our country selflessly. We salute you!
Fall is finally here, and it seems like much of the Valley is coming out of its heat induced coma. Valley residents are out and about; riding bikes, hiking, and taking their dogs for long walks while enjoying the cool crisp fall weather. Our outdoor activity has increased due to the cooler weather, as has the bug activity.
With this increase in bug activity in the Phoenix, particularly with ants and scorpions, the local media turns to the pest management professionals at Bulwark Exterminating for some answers.
Phoenix’s ABC-15 speaks with Bulwark’s Thomas Ballantyne and watches as Bulwark technician Adele Shields treats an ant infested yard here in Phoenix.
ABC-15 In Phoenix Turns To Bulwark About Influx Of Cold Weather Bugs
Why Do We See An Influx Of Pests When The Weather Cools?
It’s natural to begin to see more pests when the weather cools, not only in your home but around your yard as well. Just because you are seeing a few more pests, doesn’t mean you are dealing with a full-blown infestation.
Just like you and me, pests do not like cold weather. The cooler fall months are used by the pests to prepare for the cold winter months. Pests like scorpions, do not do well exposed to the winter elements. During the fall, they are actively feeding, preparing for the winter, and enter our homes looking for refuge.
When in an exposed environment, pests will actually hibernate to survive the frigid temperatures. Those that find themselves in a protected space, such as an insulated attic or in a box in the garage, may never experience enough cold to trigger their internal clocks to notify them to start the hibernation process. If this happens you may see them throughout much of the winter.
If you are seeing pests like ants, scorpions, roaches, or spiders in your Valley home this fall, call Bulwark Exterminating today!
Here we have an example of a wolf spider these are typically pretty fast ruuners right now is affected by an insecticide they’ll set up camp inside the we polls that’s the gap between the bricks that is established by the builder let moisture out of your wall you can see his fine, little threads of web in there problem is often times they lay their eggs and their baby spiders inside the walls and then you see them inside your house
Bulwark Pest Control roach control expert talks about the Texas Tree Roach, also known as the Palmetto Bug, American Cockroach, Smoky Brown Cockroaches. Bulwark Exterminating cockroach specialist explains how roaches get in your home from your yard, in your oak trees, by getting inside your house from the weep holes.
Back in June we posted a word search puzzle on our Facebook page in which was hidden a number of pest-related words. We really didn’t know how much response we would get, but it has since become easily the most engaging social piece we’ve ever shared. In case you missed it, this is what we posted.
Pest word search puzzle. Which did you see first? Is it the one you fear the most?
As we saw the engagement numbers grow, we decided to wait until we had 10,000 responses before we took a good look at the results. Two weeks ago we passed that mark. And, as promised, here are the results, findings and observations from the puzzle.
Bulwark Search Word Puzzle
Everybody fears scorpions the most. We have a lot of insider information around here, but anybody in our company could have told you that. No surprise for us.
Not only do many of you consider “rice” a pest, but you fear it more than wasps, bedbugs and lice. I guess if you’ve had a really bad experience with rice, that could make sense. Maybe an unpleasant experience at the dinner table or on a date at a restaurant.
Your responses put “cat” fifth on the list. I’m personally not a cat-guy myself, so I can kind of understand that. I might even agree with it.
Wasps come next, that’s understandable. After that the next pest most discovered was… ice. Ice? Yeah, ice. Apparently over 700 of you have some sort of pest-like phobia of ice. In fact, that even has a name: Pagophobia. Look it up!
“Bugs”, “roach”, “fly” and “bedbugs” follow that. We thought some of those would be higher on the list but we’re not here to judge anybody.
Near the bottom comes some of our favorite answers. Nearly 200 respondents noticed or have a fear of cops. No explanation needed there! We get that. Some of us here in the office may or may not share the same sentiment.
Down just a bit further on the list is “toys”. There is no definition beyond that, but it would have been nice to know exactly what kinds of toys you were all thinking about.
Next to last on the list was “ted”. Ted can be a lot of things to a lot of people. You might have a boss you don’t like named Ted. You may have a brother-in-law named Ted that makes you dread holiday get-togethers and family pictures. Whichever Ted may be plaguing your life, we thought we’d represent him with our most favorite and unfavorite Ted of Hollywood.
Dead last on the list is an item we consider to be of considerable debate. “Soda” ranks at the very bottom. To some in this office, it is truly the sweet nectar of life. The sustenance from which all things grow and bloom. The lifeline to the lives we lead. But we understand there is a big health-kick going around, so we’ll allow it on the list.
So out of all those little spiders get inside your home the ones that kind of run along jump along the grass they have organisms like these pincher bugs and other insects down-deep right along the foundation where the grass meets the foundation what happens though is that these running hunting spiders will set up camp inside what we call the we poll that the gap between the bricks that allows moist air to escape your wall that moist air draws insects and they’ll set up camp and nest back there and unfortunately when they lay their eggs their eggs are inside your wall two to six hundred babies will then hatch inside the wall and you’ll start seeing little tiny spiders running around the corners of your phone you also see little cobwebs set up in the corners. This is where it comes from.
Bulwark Exterminating is the #1 pest control option for keeping pests out of your home.
Summer is in full swing, and pests like ants, scorpions, cockroaches, bedbugs, ticks, spiders, and snails are all looking to put a damper on our summer fun. Over the years, victims of these pests have been frantically searching for effective pest control remedies to combat these unwanted invaders. Some work; some don’t. Some are just plain bizarre.
Here are the top ten most bizarre pest control remedies:
10. Don’t Embrace Your Inner Al Borland- Ditch The Flannel
Bet you didn’t know that Home Improvement’s Al Borland was virtually a tick magnet. Blood-sucking ticks hide out in the trees and bushes on your property, waiting for an unsuspecting host to brush up against them… FYI that blood host is YOU or your pets. A little known fact; these ticks are known to jump onto flannel as they are attracted to the fibers.
To get rid of ticks on your property, drag pieces of flannel tied to rope or string throughout your yard. Make sure the flannel passes through all the shrubbery in your yard, as these are the areas ticks lurk. You can hang your flannel shirt in a tree as well. The ticks will jump onto the flannel for a ride. When you’re done, check the flannel for ticks. Carefully remove them and place them in a bowl of disinfectant (bleach/water). If the number of ticks stuck to the flannel is substantial, disinfect the entire piece and dispose of it.
Note: Fleas are also attracted to flannel.
9. Pick Up Smoking
Haven’t you heard the saying, “A pack a day keeps the spiders away?” The chemicals in cigarette smoke are bad for bugs, especially spiders, just like they are bad for humans. While cigarettes are effective killers of all things living, we don’t recommend picking up smoking to control your spider infestations.
Are you in need of an inexpensive and simple method to get rid of garden slugs and snails? Simply buy them a beer. As it turns out, snails and slugs love beer just as much as the average person. Place empty pie tins randomly throughout your garden, and fill them about ½ an inch full of your favorite beer. Slugs and snails will slime their way into the pie tin, but will not be able to get out. Check the tins every morning, replace the stale beer, and discard the captured slugs and snails.
7. Cat Food- A Tasty Treat
Ant & Roach Remedy:
Having problems with ants or cockroaches… Just feed them cat food! While the thought alone of eating cat food would kill just about anybody, it’s especially effective at killing ants and roaches. Technically, it’s not the cat food that kills the pests, but the boric acid you mix with it. Here’s what you need:
¼ Cup Grape Jelly 1 Small Can Wet Cat Food 1 Teaspoon Boric Acid
Directions: Mix all three ingredients together. Place small spoonfuls of the cat food near foraging ants and cockroaches. In the case of ants; not only will they eat the deadly poison, but will also bring some back for the Queen ant to munch on. If baited successfully, the ants in the nest should be exterminated within a couple days. The cockroaches will also die after ingesting the boric acid laced cat food.
6. Hang A Scarecrow Nest
Wasps are one of the worst summertime pests. That sentiment is magnified if you ever have to deal with a wasp’s nest on your property. One solution is to buy or build your own fake wasp nest. It’s like a scarecrow for wasps! Many kinds of wasp are extremely territorial and will not build a nest within 200 yards of another one. Hang a scarecrow nest in the front yard, and one in back. Now you can enjoy your outdoor picnics!
5. Bug Smoothie Spray
Garden Pest Remedy:
Tired of nuisance pests attacking your garden plants? Simply treat the bugs to bug juice! Collect by hand the nuisance pests, bugs, grubs or snails from your garden. Place the bugs into a blender, add water, and cover. Flip the switch, and make a bug smoothie. Dilute the bug smoothie, one part to twenty parts of water, to make bug juice. Pour the concoction into a spray bottle, and spray the juice on the leaves on the plants and flowers in your garden and backyard. This homemade bug juice/spray will keep the nuisance pests away.
4. Treat Ants To Breakfast
If you are seeing trails of ants outside your home, or are even seeing some mounds or nests popping up, the answer may be simple… Feed the ants breakfast. Sprinkle a box of Cream Of Wheat near ant mounds or nests, and wherever you see foraging trails. The ants will gobble down the yummy breakfast cereal, and EXPLODE! The grains of wheat will expand in the ant’s stomach, causing them to burst. With any luck the ants will take some of the cereal down to the queen, and share.
Note: Cornmeal is an equally effective substitute for treating ants.
3. Hire A Blood Donor
Worried about bedbugs feeding on you while you sleep? Just let them feed on somebody else. For centuries the wealthy and prosperous, especially royalty and nobility, would hire servants to sleep on their floors near their beds. The thought is that blood-sucking bedbugs would feed on the dirtier and less affluent host. This practice still continues today in countries like India. Of course we know today that bedbugs play no favorites, and even frequently infest the beds of celebrities.
2. Stop Shaving
Research from the UK suggests that my wife should stop shaving her legs, as hairy skin can help prevent bedbugs from biting. Worried about getting bit by bugs like mosquitoes, bedbugs, or ticks on your face or neck… just grow a long beard. I’m talking a Duck Dynasty style beard. The UK study showed that body hair is highly beneficial to people, because it helps deter bed bugs in two ways: by increasing the time it takes for the insect to find a suitable spot to start sucking blood, and by helping people feel them crawling on the hair; across their skin. The next time you go on vacation, make sure it’s not ruined by bedbugs by growing out your body hair.
1. Chicken Patrol
One of the best scorpion exterminators around just happens to be a chicken. Scorpions are like candy to a chicken. Set a few clucking chickens free in your yard everyday and watch as they hunt the stinging scorpions. When your property is clear, return them to their coup. Just make sure all of your chickens are hens, or your neighbors will really love you come 5:00 AM! Unfortunately, chickens can do very little for any scorpions inside your home, unless you want to deal with feathers, and excessive bird droppings on your kitchen floor!
Get Bulwark Pest Control Instead
If the thought of buying a bunch of chickens to patrol your property, growing out your leg or armpit hair, picking up smoking, or making bug smoothies is too much to fathom; look for an easier and more effective alternative to combat your pests. Get Bulwark Pest Control instead.