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The ABC’s Of Pest Control

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English: Ground bugs (Arocatus roeselii). Français : Des punaises rouges et noires (Arocatus roeselii). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pest control is a service you hope you never need. However, you typically only think about it when it’s too late and something has gone terribly wrong. Whether it’s termites compromising your home’s foundation, vampire bats terrorizing the attic, a lonely skunk looking to share a meal with the family cat, or one of a hundred other varieties of pest invasion, having to call pest control is just not a situation you generally want to be in.

Don’t worry though, we have put together a first-class checklist for your convenience. We’re calling it “The ABC’s of Pest Control” and it’s designed to help you avoid all manner of inconvenient encounters!

A) Get Informed

There is no point in you wasting your time preparing for a honey badger invasion in the middle of Alaska. Grizzly bear repellent, however, might be entirely warranted. The key is knowing what varieties of animals call your immediate vicinity home. Educate yourselves. There are a plethora of ways to do this, but the simplest would be doing an online search or obtaining some basic info from your local government’s Parks & Rec Department. Be thorough. Start basic and then continue your research more thoroughly. Look into common insect problems. Have termites been an issue in your area? In some areas, local varieties of ants pose a much greater risk to homes than termites. There is no default. Every area is unique. Preventative pest control is all about being informed.

B) Prepare

This step, obviously, is 100% dependent on obtaining effective information. Knowing, however, does you no good whatsoever if you do not act on it. In keeping with the research trend, look into effective ways to put your pest information to good use. Plant trees and bushes that naturally repel local invaders. Spray repellents or post repellent torches for the larger sized varmints. Put a fresh coat of sealant around the floorboards and foundation of your home. The possible combinations of preventative pest control are virtually endless. Consult a local pest control service if possible. While the internet can offer large quantities of general information, local businesses and individuals can typically provide much more specific, and consequently, effective information concerning the unique area in which you live. Don’t be bashful. A lot can be gained simply from asking.

C) Have Backup Ready

No matter how well you prepare, there is only so much you can do preventatively. Critters have a tendency of sneaking in at some point, one way or another. You can certainly opt to remove these pesky nuisances yourself from time to time, but certain pests will inevitably require professional assistance, and the last you want to be doing is shuffling through a phone book or manipulating online search terms while a skunk is chilling on your brand new living room sofa. If you took the time in step B to visit your local pest control professionals, this won’t be an issue. Having a number for quick calling on hand will make the whole ordeal much less stressful for you, your family, and maybe even the pests themselves.

We hope this basic guide helps you keep the critters at bay. Pest control is something every homeowner faces, but it doesn’t have to be a life-halter. Follow our ABC’s of Pest Control, and hopefully you’ll be pest free in 2013.

About the Author
Tiffany Olson lives in breathtaking Northern California where she creeps and crawls through life as a friend, a daughter, and Communications Manager at a small (but growing) web company. Her job is to educate people on a variety of mind bending topics, including pest control in Fremont, CA. Is your mind bent?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

With Valentine’s Day happening in a few days, we thought we’d give you an insider’s perspective to the holiday of love. It’s quite possibly the most loved and equally hated holiday of the year. If you have someone to share it with, it’s like having a second birthday. If you are braving it alone, then it’s usually a time for singles to unite in some sort of love-stinks party of their own.

Here’s a few tidbits about Valentine’s day you probably didn’t know.

Cupid wasn’t perfect. The Roman god of desire and affection, and son of the goddess Venus, Cupid and his famed bow and arrow have transcended the centuries from one legend to another. In most cases his arrow was on target, but in others, love grew cold. In Vergil’s Aeneid, Cupid plays matchmaker between Dido and Aeneas, but the legend ended in epic tragedy.

Valentine’s Day is expensive. Really expensive. US consumers are expected to spend around 13 billions dollars on Valentine’s Day purchases. The average consumer is expected to spend $116.21 this holiday season. There will be an estimated 180 million cards exchanged and 196 million flowers gifted.

Make or break. An astonishing 53% of women say they are willing to end their current relationship if they are not given a gift on Valentine’s Day. (We at Bulwark may or may not support that 53% of disgruntled women. Ok, we do! Come on, fellas!)

Just in time for Thanksgiving. On average, 11,000 children are conceived on Valentine’s Day. Count ahead 9 months, and they should get here just in time for Turkey Day.

Need help? There are still a few days left until D-Day, so if you need a little help trying to set something up last minute, you have your choice of 904 licensed dating services nationwide. Good luck!

And if you learn anything from a pest control company on having a successful Valentine’s Day, remember this…

Bulwark Exterminating: Best Phoenix Pest Control Per Kudzu

Kudzu Recognizes Bulwark Exterminating As Best Phoenix Pest Control

Kudzu users have spoken, and have awarded the Best of 2012 based on thousands of your votes. Businesses competed across more than 30 service categories including home improvement, healthcare, legal, financial services, auto repair and of course, pest control.

Phoenix, AZ Bulwark Exterminating has been recognized as the “Best Phoenix Pest Control” by Kudzu; the leading source of local business information and consumer reviews. Kudzu has created an open forum where the best companies can be recognized by Kudzu users.

Bulwark Pest Control is thrilled to receive this Best of Kudzu recognition. It further illustrates that consumers value companies who appreciate their business and provide superior service.

Here is the list of the “Best Phoenix Pest & Animal Control” according to Kudzu:

http://www.kudzu.com/best/arizona/pest-animal-control

Bulwark Exterminating Reviews On Kudzu

Bulwark has taken care of us since we moved to Scottsdale in 2006. The office staff always seems eager to make what we want happen. The technicians always ask if there is anything we have noticed or anything we need. They let us know what if anything they have found. They are always courteous and anxious to please. Our latest technician, Adele, continues the fine service, seeming to go out of her way to do the best she can. I always recommend Bulwark because of the fine service I have received.

- Mary
1/1/13

Dee conducted our inspection and was very friendly and informative. She answered all of my questions and even helped with my daughter’s hair by placing a clip which she could tell I didn’t know what I was doing (something that my wife usually takes care of). We have been using this company for several years and will continue with their great services.

- Paul H.
1/7/13

We were so glad that you sent Joel Robertson to serve us yesterday, again. He is prompt, courteous, knowledgeable, and he takes an interest in serving people and doing his job in the best possible ways. You’ve got a true gem there in this magnificent employee; and we hope you send him to our residence all the time!!!

- Leslee K.
11/18/2012

Have used Bulwark for several years and have always been provided courteous professional service by both telephone and appropriately attired service persons. My latest tech, Travis Wilson, as have the many before him, did an excellent job of coverage and communication before and during the application, Thanks Travis!

- David T.
10/29/2012

You can read all of Bulwark Exterminating’s outstanding customer reviews for their Phoenix, AZ branch by clicking here.

Pest Control In Phoenix, AZ

Bulwark Exterminating
10401 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 572-3016
bulwarkpestcontrol.com
 
Beekeeper Total Bee Control Inc
1202 East Maryland Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 274-0400
azbeeremoval.com
 
Critter Control
Phoenix, AZ 85001
(602) 569-2360
crittercontrol.com