They slink into our homes and kitchens looking for an easy meal.
While the above video is good for a quick laugh, it also illustrates an important issue… The cockroaches that are invading our homes are eating our food!
The truth is these creepy crawly roaches will eat just about anything; from, cat food to glue, to blood, and everything in between. While roaches chow down on a wide variety of foods, they love sweets!
Roaches love donuts!
Not only do they love to eat your favorite donuts right from under you; they love them so much that they’ll spit the donut back up, and then eat it once again. Disgusting!
If you are tired of sharing your food with cockroaches, it’s times to give Bulwark Exterminating a call! Bulwark’s guaranteed roach control solution will send those roaches packing, so you can keep your donuts all to yourself.
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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:
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. Tick Remedy: 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.
Spider Remedy: 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. Read more about smoking being bad for bugs.
Snail & Slug Remedy: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.
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.
Wasp Remedy: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!
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.
Ant Remedy: 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.
Bedbug Remedy: 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.
Bedbug Remedy: 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.
Scorpion Remedy: 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!
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 Controlinstead.
Many people wonder where those larger roaches come from the sewer roaches or the darker ones as from scurry across the pavement at night or sometimes you find in your house in the bathroom, near the garage every house in the city's connected by a storm drain the cockroaches will come out through the manholes that are oftentimes located in your yard when the climate changes and gets too wet or dries out too much these organisms specifically the sewer roaches or oriental cockroaches will come out these manhole covers and look for more stable environment frequently that's your yard, they infest vegetation there eating decaying organic matter and eventually migrate into the house putting pressure inside on the home.
So where do those larger cockroaches come from? The ones that you see scurrying across the pavement at night or in your garage or in your house, every house in your city is connected by a storm drain these storm drains obviously collect water during rainy season but they store it throughout the year this allows the roach population to breed exponentially year-round and eventually when it dries out in the summertime of possibly when a drought comes along they'll scurry out of the storm drain move into your yard where there's more water and eventually migrate into the house putting pressure inside on the home. Bulwark Exterminating Roach Control.
Okay after those palmetto bugs or sewer roaches move from the storm drains and woodlands to your yard they quickly move in to your mulch beds your mulch retains water very well and the root system has a lot of different insects that those roaches can eat as well as other decaying organic matter unfortunately they won't stay here they noticed that there is moisture or moist air coming out of the weep holes these weep poles are normal holes that your builder leaves in your walls so that moisture can escape or weep out of the walls so you don't get mildew unfortunately that moist air will draw those oriental sewer roaches into your home and will start to pressure your home from the inside.
On my first day of service, Bulwark removed for me A Black Widow in my underwear drawer
On my second day of service, Bulwark removed for me Two Fire Ant mounds, And a Black Widow in my underwear drawer
On my third day of service, Bulwark removed for me Three wasp’s nests Two Fire Ant mounds, And a Black Widow in my underwear drawer
On my fourth day of service, Bulwark removed for me Four termite colonies, Three wasps’ nests, Two Fire Ant mounds, And a Black Widow in my underwear drawer
On my fifth day of service, Bulwark removed for me Five stinging scorpions, Four termite colonies, Three wasps’ nests, Two Fire Ant mounds, And a Black Widow in my underwear drawer
On my sixth day of service, Bulwark removed for me Six Brown Recluses, Five stinging scorpions, Four termite colonies, Three wasps’ nests, Two Fire Ant mounds, And a Black Widow in my underwear drawer
On my seventh day of service, Bulwark removed for me Seven leggy centipedes, Six Brown Recluses, Five stinging scorpions, Four termite colonies, Three wasps’ nests, Two Fire Ant mounds, And a Black Widow in my underwear drawer
On my eighth day of service, Bulwark removed for me Eight pinching earwigs, Seven leggy centipedes, Six Brown Recluses, Five stinging scorpions, Four termite colonies, Three wasps’ nests, Two Fire Ant mounds, And a Black Widow in my underwear drawer
On my ninth day of service, Bulwark removed for me Nine chirping crickets, Eight pinching earwigs Seven leggy centipedes, Six Brown Recluses, Five stinging scorpions, Four termite colonies, Three wasps’ nests, Two Fire Ant mounds, And a Black Widow in my underwear drawer
On my tenth day of service, Bulwark removed for me Ten Raspberry Ants, Nine chirping crickets, Eight pinching earwigs Seven leggy centipedes, Six Brown Recluses, Five stinging scorpions, Four termite colonies, Three wasps’ nests, Two Fire Ant mounds, And a Black Widow in my underwear drawer
On my eleventh day of service, Bulwark removed for me Eleven scurrying cockroaches, Ten Raspberry Ants, Nine chirping crickets, Eight pinching earwigs Seven leggy centipedes, Six Brown Recluses, Five stinging scorpions, Four termite colonies, Three wasps’ nests, Two Fire Ant mounds, And a Black Widow in my underwear drawer
On my twelve day of service, Bulwark removed for me Twelve bloodsucking bedbugs, Eleven scurrying cockroaches, Ten Raspberry Ants, Nine chirping crickets, Eight pinching earwigs Seven leggy centipedes, Six Brown Recluses, Five stinging scorpions, Four termite colonies, Three wasps’ nests, Two Fire Ant mounds, And a Black Widow in my underwear drawer
Just to clarify, pest control customers wont need 12 days of consecutive service to eliminate all of these pest problems. Most pests can be eliminated in one single service!
"The roaches come in from out here; they shoot up underneath the J-rail, and start infesting inside the walls." "Roaches are thigmatropic, thigmatropic. You can say that however you want to say, thigmatropic, however you want to say it. I believe that’s the correct spelling, if it’s not, you know, who cares. But, this word right here means that they prefer to have pressure on three sides of their body at all times. It’s the way that they feel safe". "I’ll give you an example: Mammals, we use our vision to feel safe. If we put a blind fold over Riley’s head. And tell him to walk across, the freeway? He’s going to take that blind fold off before he walks across the freeway. He doesn’t feel safe. Well, most invertebrates like roaches, scorpions, crickets; they don’t feel safe unless they have pressure on three sides of their bodies, it’s how they’ve survived for so long. They stay in cracks and crevices. It’s different with mammals, we rely in vision. I tell you this because it’s not normal for the roaches to come out. They prefer to never come out. They would prefer never to see the homeowner. Just never, ever come out. They always want to stay; they don’t want to walk across that freeway with a blind fold on, okay? I’m trying to explain this." "But, it gets so crowded back there and so populous that they start coming out. They start to be forced out. They’re cannibalistic. They’ll eat each other. The weaker ones are going to flee. So, they won’t run out along this pipeline and hang out inside the cabinet, a lot of times, they’ll, they’ll, there’s a backing to the actual cabinetry. It’s not the sheetrock, in most cabinetry, there’s a backing. And it’s maybe just an eighth of an inch between the sheetrock and the backing of the cabinet, and that backing is a great location for roaches to hang out, between the cabinets and the wall itself. So, they’ll hang out in between there, and at night when it’s dark, they might run up around up onto the sink, looking for soap scum, looking for toothpaste, things like that, okay- Hair follicles off the, you know, off of a hair brush." "Every now and then, one falls into the sink at night and runs around, but cannot get out because the sides are too slick. Eventually, the sun starts coming up and he says I’ve got to get out of here, so he shoots down the drain and hangs out right by the water; he’s like cool, new place, going to inhabit this place, okay? He can’t get all the way down into the sewer because this is what’s called a P-trap right here, it’s always filled with water, that’s what the green represents. The water prevents gases from the sewer lines and pests like roaches and mice from coming up the drain." "These roaches will never come up the drain. And then Betsy comes in, in the morning time, turns on the water, she sees no roaches, right? And she turns on the water; the water comes out of the spicket, out of the spicket, into the drain and starts to flood this guy, so he comes running out and she thinks she thinks roaches are coming out of her drain. But, they’re not. The roaches are infested in her wall. One fell into her drain and was hiding there for her because he couldn’t get back out. - Bulwark Exterminating Roach Control