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9750 E 55th Pl
Tulsa, OK, 74146
Many local insects pose threats to both families and farms in the greater Tulsa area. Getting through difficult bug seasons often requires the help of an experienced, professional team of pest experts. Bulwark Exterminating’s Tulsa branch is here to educate locals, address their pest problems, and develop customized treatment plans. It is our mission to create a safe and happy environment for you and your family so you can enjoy living in Tulsa.
Bulwark Exterminating’s main objective through pest control is to create a bug-free and safe environment for families within their homes. We pride ourselves on providing safe treatment options and world-class customer service. We work around your schedule, provide a friendly atmosphere, and answer any questions you may have to the best of our ability.
Tulsa is home to pests with painful and potentially dangerous bites. Take a moment to familiarize yourself with some of Tulsa’s scariest pests, which include:
The Greater Tulsa area is home to a variety of spider species, including brown recluses, black widows, and nonvenomous wolf spiders. Brown recluse venom is one of the most toxic, causing blisters, itching, and intense pain. Severe cases can even cause necrosis, or soft tissue death and breakdown. Due to these spiders’ dangerous nature, it’s highly recommended to treat your home if you live in the Tulsa area. Young children are the most susceptible to brown recluse bites because they often climb on or reach into common spider hiding spots, such as behind bed headboards and under large furniture.
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Tulsa has a large amount of green space around many of its residential areas. During peak termite season, homes become feeding grounds for swarms and infestations. Termites can also invade after periods of heavy rain, as they’re attracted to wet or moist wood. For this reason, storm-damaged homes are often one of their first targets. If you have recently experienced damage to your home, or find evidence of termite activity, schedule an inspection immediately. The faster you act, the sooner we can prevent further structural damage.
In 2019, mosquitoes in the Tulsa area tested positive for the West Nile virus. While West Nile prevalence varies from year to year, this positive test proves that mosquitoes in the area can carry the virus. Knowing the virus could reside right in your backyard should be encouragement enough to take the necessary precautions now. Dump and drain outdoor items such as buckets, cans, or flower pots that can hold stagnant water, which mosquitoes use as breeding grounds. If you have areas of poor drainage in your yard, ask us about our spot treatment options.
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Although fire ants are one of the rarest ant species in Tulsa, they do exist in some areas. They have very painful bites, and in large numbers, they can even kill livestock. A single ant can cause a small pet to go blind if stung on or near the eye. Fire ants often come into homes looking for food and water sources and can even damage wooden structures. They often climb trees, and when the wind blows, they can fall on humans or animals and sting out of fear. Directly treating the nest is often the best way to eradicate fire ants and remove them from your home.
At our Tulsa location, we pride ourselves on the services we provide to residents within the area. We employ several methods to address different types of pests:
We recommend in-wall treatments in situations with termites or similar pests that damage the internal structure of homes. Our experts spray in small spaces and tight corners, such as around plumbing and cabling. Repeated use and full coverage discourage pests from even entering your walls. In-wall treatments are typically extreme solutions for severe problems. The process involves taking down drywall around the most affected areas and installing tubes. These tubes distribute pest treatments throughout your walls and prevent future problems.
Baiting involves dressing a pest control product in a way that’s attractive to a particular pest; this draws them out to either eat it or share it with their colony. Baiting is one of the more effective methods, as many species notice spray and dust products and avoid them. However, baiting is a slow process, and the results are not often immediate. It’s relatively safe to use within the home because the products generally contain 5% or less of the active pest control ingredients. It’s only enough to cause harm to pests.
Areas such as plumbing under the sink, space behind large appliances such as dishwashers, and even along window sills are preferred locations for many pests. We typically treat these areas with sprays and dust to temporarily deter pests. For tiny crevices and cracks in the walls, we use injection tubes to seal them off. Ingredients within the injector solution cause common pests to avoid the sealed areas, creating a protective barrier around them.
We apply exterior power sprays along the outer perimeter of your home; this creates a protective barrier that prevents most pests from entering the premises. Power sprays are one of the most common, long-term pest solutions most exterminators provide. Using exterior power sprays allows you to avoid in-home sprays that, although safe, may have an undesirable smell, preventing you from entering certain rooms for brief periods.
Traps are regularly used for animal control, rodent control, and snake control. Snap traps and glue traps are the most common. Rattlesnakes are a major concern in the Austin area. You may be surprised at a few other trapping methods available, chat with us about our scorpion traps.
The exterior power spray is the key to long term pest control for your home. If the outer barrier is maintained correctly, it will prevent bugs from breaching the barrier and infesting the inside of your home. The ideal scenario is that the exterior protective barrier keeps bugs outside, and therefore you never need pesticides within your home again.
When you choose Bulwark’s Tulsa branch, you can look forward to the following:
We uniquely treat every situation. As such, we don’t offer cookie-cutter treatment options or plans. The type of pest you’re dealing with, the extent of their damage or annoyance, and the reason they’re there all factor into how we respond to individual customers. We will create a customized plan based on your property, your pests, and your needs.
If you need a recurring service, we’ll make sure to time our visits to work with you on your schedule. If all required treatments are only exterior, there’s no need for you even to be home. One of our trained technicians will come out, treat the discussed area, and complete the job before you return. Our normal treatment times are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. We offer monthly, bimonthly, and quarterly prevention plans.
Our goal is to provide a defensive barrier for your home, hence the name Bulwark. If you notice that pests are still alive and well after our first treatments, then we didn’t do our job effectively, your technician will return for free retreatment at any time. If you like our results, we hope you’ll choose to work with us again. You’ll likely need more services within the first year to guarantee a bug-free environment next year.
One of the most common questions we receive concerns the safety of pest control for both farms and family homes. While harmful pesticides do exist, we use ingredients that attack insects, not mammals. Bulwark Exterminating uses the most effective products available to solve your pest problems. Our customers even get to choose between our hybrid treatment or our all-natural active ingredient treatment.
People have treated their crops with anti-pest remedies since 2500 B.C., using a mixture of sulfur compounds to target mites and other insects. By 1500 B.C., people began experimenting with other methods, such as planting and cultivating on specific dates to avoid particular insects. Over the course of human history, across all cultures and ways of thinking, our methods for targeting insects have adapted and evolved. For example, around 400 A.D., Chinese rice farmers applied arsenic to the roots of rice paddies to prevent infestation.
While previous concoctions posed harmful side effects to crops and animals, modern technology has granted us safer and more effective ingredients. Around 1700 A.D., scientists discovered new plant alternatives for creating better, safer insecticides.
A little insect education goes a long way toward identifying a potential pest problem, and we can help if you give us a call. Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a great place to live and grow a family. We want to ensure you and your loved ones feel happy, safe, and secure within your home so you can focus on more important things in life.
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