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December 25, 2009 at 10:22 pm Comment (1)

Bulwark Pest Control makes Favorite Place

“We’re a Favorite Place on Google!”

Favorite place phoenix az Bulwark Pest Control makes Favorite Place

Bulwark Pest Control - Phoenix AZ favorite Place

The owner of Bulwark Exterminating feels like he just won the lottery!  According to Google…

Over 100,000 businesses were identified as Favorite Places, representing less than 1% of the 28 million U.S. businesses. We believe that our standards for selecting businesses are as selective or more selective than other companies which have run similar initiatives.” http://www.google.com/help/maps/favoriteplaces/business/faq.html#biz-faq-decal

The internet is a buzz wondering how this will work.  Cnet reported on this feature and the possibilities it holds…

“Google has taken the concept a step further, however, in the use of the QR codes to link to the Place Pages. Owners of smartphones with a camera (Google specifically said that iPhone, Android, and most BlackBerry owners would be supported, but others may work as well) and QR code scanning applications will be able to launch this information in their phone’s browser.” -CNET

It really does seem an honor to be found by Google and recognized by the information leader as a “Favorite Place.” But what is google really after?  More information?  More votes?  More visitors?  Becoming the directory of choice, finally ousting the phone books all together? Should Bulwark give into this take over?

As a business owner, Adam hopes that being recognized will bring him more business.  And he feels that it will, so why not? Appearing in a window near you soon…

We’re a Favorite Place on Google!

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December 14, 2009 at 10:26 pm Comment (1)

What is a turtle ant?

Turtle ants are large headed ants that use their large heads to close off the entrances to their nests. Thus the name reflects the ability to protect the ant colony by using their hard heads. Much the way a turtle protects itself with its thick skin… Yes, I know its called a turtle shell, but referencing thick skinned turtles and hard headed ants is much more entertaining. Of course it’s also cliche to note that the big headed ant uses its head like a jock uses his fists.

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Another shot of the hard headed turtle ant.

Interesting Fact About Ants in Arizona:

The state of Arizona had more ant species than any other state. So not only is home to the very unique turtle ant, but it is also home to many many more types of ants

Learn more about Phoenix ants at Phoenix ants .com

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December 11, 2009 at 6:22 pm Comment (1)

Arizona given $950,000 tax dollars to research Ants.

Recent reports from Senator Jon McCain on how tax paying dollars could be going to waste included a cool $950,000 given to the state of Arizona to research ants. The lucky ants are the turtle ant and the harvester ant. The money goes to ASU and U-of-A. Individuals argue that this money keeps scientist in Arizona which will be good for the recovering economy. Others complain that the ants are remaining employed while many in the state are not. A little further research reveals that the near million dollars supports a total of 3.5 jobs at the universities.

And yet the rasberry ant is causing major problems in Houston and south Texas. They short out stop lights, cause problems in water wells, displace local wild life, and shut down manufacturing plants. But oddly enough the University of Texas, who is currently doing research on the ever invasive Rasberry ant, doesn’t receive nearly the same amount to research this problematic Texas crazy ant…. and we call the ants crazy…

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