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 Exterminatingâ€™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.Bulwarkâ€™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 youâ€™ve ever seen. Participants race through several different glow zones, and get sprayed with different colors of super intense ultraviolet glow water. Todayâ€™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 â€śScorpion Truckâ€ť 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 truckâ€™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 scorpionâ€™s natural habitat. Even though the scorpions were here first, you still donâ€™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:- Click Here to Start Scorpion Control Service Today -
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] English: A frontal view of the Bark Scorpion of Arizona. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption]
Spring is in the air here in Arizona, and that can only mean one thingâ€¦ 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 Scorpionâ€¦ The most dangerous scorpion found in the U.S.
Brewers GM Stung By Scorpion
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] English: Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption]
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, Melvinâ€™s wife spotted a â€śbugâ€ť 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 bugâ€”which happened to be a scorpion. The scorpion retaliated by stinging Melvinâ€™s left middle finger through the tissue. Ouch!
After the sting, Melvinâ€™s arm began to tingleâ€”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, heâ€™ll likely just squash it with his shoe.
Symptoms Of A Bark Scorpion Sting
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] English: Closeup (macrograph) of the barb of an Arizona Bark Scorpion. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption]
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 donâ€™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. Bulwarkâ€™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.