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:
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.
Click here, for a complete transcript of the CBS News piece entitled, “Scorpions Popping Up in Phoenix-Area Homes Earlier.”
Spring Baseball & Scorpions
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
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
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.
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.
Austin Pest Control
Bulwark has three major branch locations in Texas and one of them is Austin. Austin has moderate winters and humid summers giving ideal living conditions for bugs. Dry spells in Texas lead bugs to migrate into the homes in search of water, food, and shade. An increase in construction also provides better living conditions for pests in Austin.
Austin pests include: fire ants, spiders, scorpions and roaches. Fire ants cause damage to human health, properties, and the environment. The neurotoxin of the black widow spider makes it the most deadly spider in North America. Scorpions will come out at night. Their painful stings and are harmful to young children, the elderly, and those with weak immune systems. Roaches may not bite but they create dangerous conditions as they contaminate the area that they live in.
Bulwark Exterminating is here with a family pest control service. We are an extermination company serving Austin with a money-back guarantee. Our services are specialized as they focus on the pests we find when we evaluate your home. Our methods are backed by the research done by colleges and universities. We want you to have a quality experience with your exterminator and we make sure the problem is solved. Bulwark Exterminating is your source for all of your pest control needs.
Mesa Pest Control
Bulwark Exterminating proudly serves the valley of the sun. One of our branch locations is Mesa, AZ. Arizona has hot summers so pests are going to go inside of homes seeking a cooler place to live. Mesa residents are also constantly building new homes and new sprinkler systems to water their lawns. This provides new water sources for pests to thrive. Bulwark is here to provide a quality solution with a money-back guarantee.
Pests to look out for include: scorpions, roaches, spiders, ants and bed bugs. Scorpions are deadly to small infants and the elderly, and their bites hurt. Cockroaches smell and carry diseases wherever they go. Arizona is home to the black widow spider, the deadliest spider in North America. Ants infest by the thousands, with queens laying eggs everyday. Inspecting your home for bed bugs is a must… Nobody wants the bed bugs to bite.
At Bulwark we have a family pest control service for all of your pest control needs, including the pests already mentioned. If you experience problems with your service call us back and we will spray your home again at no extra charge. In Mesa we also have our nocturnal scorpion service to specifically target the scorpions when they are active. A bulwark is a barrier; we protect your home from invading pests.
San Antonio Pest Control
It’s summertime and scorpions are plentiful, especially in Texas. Bulwark can help with your scorpion problem. One of our main branches is found in San Antonio, TX with branches also found in Austin and Houston. San Antonio summers are hot and humid making it ideal for pests like scorpions to thrive. Nobody wants to have to deal with a scorpion infestation, that’s why you need Bulwark Exterminating with its special scorpion treatment to solve your pest problems.
San Antonio Scorpions
Scorpion stings are not normally deadly, unless they sting small children or the elderly. The sting still hurts and causes large amounts of pain. Scorpions normally prefer to live outdoors but if the temperature is too hot, they will migrate closer to the house and eventually take shelter in your shoes and clothing. Bulwark has come up with a specific method for exterminating scorpions that will destroy them more effectively than other pest control methods.
Bulwark Pest Control
Not only do we fight off scorpions, we spray for all of the common pests. We build a bulwark around your home. A bulwark is a defensive barrier that will keep scorpions and other pests away from your home. We are here with a long-term solution. We don’t want you to have to deal with a scorpion or other pest problem ever again.