Bulwark Exterminating ant control specialist explains how a common ant, the acrobat ant, infests your yards, and spreads through your neighborhood. Ants can spread and quickly become a nuisance moving from your yard to you home, and even getting up in the roof and rain gutter. Bulwark Exterminating pest control will rid you of these annoying pests.
Here we are in the backyard. This is a rather large neighborhood with a lot of developed trees. These trees and surrounding areas have numerous colonies of acrobat ants, because the fence lines all touch every single house in the neighborhood like a highway system touching every single house at least twice on each side of the house. Acrobat ants often times will use holes in fence posts; often times old dry rot holes. This is a perfect example of how ants here in Texas will thrive inside of a rotting fence post and then migrate to the various attached houses. We got ants moving now from the fence that we just looked at to the tree moving along the limbs of the tree across the sprays that pest control companies lay down on your foundation all the way to someplace where the leaf or limb touches the house and they'll set up camp in your gutters and set up the entire colonies up in the gutters up by your roof. You can spray all you want on the foundation it won't get rid of them unless you have a pest control company that knows what to look for. -Bulwark Exterminating Pest Control and Ant Control
Here we have an example of fire ant colony moving from the yard into the house through a weep hole. Weep holes are gaps in the wall that are designed between the bricks to let moisture out. The ants can detect that moist air exiting the building and they go in. I broke the middle away so you can see the ants marching up into the wall. They build a nest up all the way to wall to preserve the moisture of their colony. They'll even move their egg sacs and all their entire colony back in the wall putting pressure on your kitchens and bathrooms.
Bulwark Exterminating Ant Control and Fire Ant specialists show how fire ants get in the house. Fire ants move from your yard to the base of your house and crawl into your home through weep holes. Bulwark Exterminating gets rid of ants the right way! They are the educated professionals of pest control that will give you the relief that you need from bugs. -Bulwark Exterminagting Houston, Texas Pest Control
Why do you see a line of ants? Bulwark Exterminating Ant Control Specialist explains why ants march in a line. This pheromone trail was found upon inspection, before Bulwark treated the house. Bulwark Exterminating Ant Control - Ant Exterminating.
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 Control instead.
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. Bulwark Exterminating has a five-step ant control process that is a guaranteed ant control solution.
Fire ants (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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.
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 your home’s ant treatment… You will be glad you did!
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!
Bulwark Family Pest Control Service is the most reviewed exterminator in Charlotte, North Carolina. We serve all residents living in Charlotte and surrounding areas. The increase of pest problems in Charlotte stems from the introduction of people and new homes that pests thrive in. In order to win the war against these pests, you need an exterminator that knows what they are doing. Here at Bulwark we can provide just that.
Common pests that you can find in Charlotte include ants, spiders, roaches, and crickets. The red imported fire ant is dangerous because a person will usually receive at least a hundred bites at once. Wolf spiders are common to North Carolina and they can be very aggressive when threatened. The oriental cockroaches, also known as water bugs, spread diseases with their unsanitary living habits. Crickets are annoying and they will keep you up at night.
Bulwark Exterminating is here to help with all of your needs. Our family service covers all of the pests with a money-back guarantee. We have done our research and found ways to effectively exterminate the problem from your home. We create a bulwark, or a defensive wall around your home, preventing unwanted visitors. With Charlotte’s professional technicians and friendly customer service, Bulwark is here to help.
Pest Control Professional and Ant Control Specialist Speaks: "What does Raid and professional sprays do? That’s what we want to talk about next. Let’s talk about this picture down here that I drew. Let’s pretend like this black mass is the colony itself, it’s where all the young are breeding. It’s where all the worker minors, the eighty percent of the colony, are thriving, right in here. Forgers will often times forge outside, but they’ll also forge inside, like on the floors or up on the counter tops. That’s what the little black dots represent." "Other bug companies use a pump can to pump up their spray, their standard bug spray, their insect spray, and they spray along the floorboards right here. If someone has an ant problem, they’ll spray right here. If it’s a really bad problem, they’ll tell the consumer to open up your cabinet and take all the stuff out, and spray all over in here, and they spray inside, everywhere. They even might spray up on the counter top. And they’re just using a general pesticide. Usually it’s some sort of a pyrethroid; that means it’s been dried from a chrysanthemum flower, very similar to the products that we use." "But, they’re spraying it all over here. And you’ve got to ask yourself, well, what does all of that spray do? And I’ll tell you what all that spray does. It will kill any ant that’s out right now at the time. But, this spray, as is Raid and most professional sprays, they’re all repellents. Ants can tell that they’re there, so ants will not cross them. In other words, the colony right here will just refuse to come out. They just won’t come out. And so what you’ll see is a consumer who’s had another pest control company, but if this house is in a neighborhood that’s infested with ants and they have ants, what’s going to happen is the guy comes in and sprays, everything’s cool for about three to six weeks. And then BAM, the ants are right back in the same place, or three feet to the right. Or the guy comes out and sprays and this colony moves, and it starts showing up in the kitchen, or the bathroom, or just some place other than where he sprayed. This is why people think that when you spray, bugs move from one location to the next." "Most pests can’t tell that the insecticides are down, but ants can, and they won’t cross it, so they’ll move their colony. Another thing that can happen is let’s say there’s another cabinet over here, right? This is the kitchen and there’s another cabinet over here. This is the pantry. And there’s a whole bunch of stuff in the pantry. And there were just a tremendous amount of forgers forging in here. And the guy says, well, I’m going to go to the source, and he sprays all over here. But, all of these ants can’t go back across the line, they won’t cross it again. So you actually have divided the colony. This is called budding, and what will happen is very likely one of these normal ants, one of these normal working ants will mutate slightly into a queen, and they’ll develop a new colony. It’s called budding." "You have to get the queen and you’ve got to get a large majority of their workers to successfully eliminate the colony." - Bulwark Exterminating Ant Control
Pest Control Professional and Ant Guru Speaking: "Okay, welcome. We’re talking today about ants, specifically ants in the desert. I want to go over how ants breed, what an ant colony is, under what condition should you expect to find an ant problem. I’m going to tell you how they operate, how they react to certain types of sprays." "Let’s talk about the ants themselves. Ants live in a colony. They’re a social insect. There are many types of workers in a colony. There’s a queen or multiple queens. Those are the ones that are responsible for reproducing. They lay eggs deep in the nest. Queens, an important fact to know about queens is they never, ever come out." "Another important fact is that there are worker majors and worker minors, we call them forgers, and only about 20% of an average colony ever comes out of its nest. In other words, I’ll repeat that. Only 20% ever come out of a nest. So, if they take a vacuum and vacuum up all of the ants they see, did they get rid of their ant problem? No, because the worker minors are the ones that help the queen and help the baby larvae and the baby ants grow up to be big ants, and they never come out, and they always have a food supply in their nest." "There’s a fourth class called the winged reproductives. Those are the ants that sometimes have wings on them, and they’re males and females, and they fly up and usually mate in the air, and they fly to a new location and they start a new colony." "Of all of the different classes, probably the most important are the queens, because unless you get the queen, you don’t get rid of the problem. A lot of people ask the question, why do ants walk in a line? Everyone knows that ants will walk in a line. And they walk in a line because certain forger ants can lay down a chemical trail; it’s a literal chemical hormone that they lay down and other ants follow it to the food source. Chemical trails laid down by ants can last up to a year." "How does that implicate, I mean, what implications or what kind of conclusions can we draw from that? Well, if we eliminate an ant colony that’s in a consumer’s wall, completely eliminate it, right? And let’s say there’s another ant colony floating around in their yard, just kind of living out there. And they pick up on the chemical trail that led into the house that led the first colony into the house, they pick up on that and they can shoot right in. It’s like a freeway system has already been built for them. So, it’s like they’re floating around out in the yard living kind of good, but it’s still hot and they’re still looking for a better place to live, they come across that chemical trail that that forger ant put down for the last colony that we eliminated, and they’ll shoot right back into the house." - Bulwark Exterminating Ant Control