Tag Archives: pests

Infographic: The Brown Recluse Spider

Tweet How many times have you found a brown spider in your home and your immediate thought (after an earsplitting scream of course) was “ARGH, A BROWN RECLUSE!” There’s good reason that there is so much attention brought to the Brown Recluse spider. This spider is very poisonous, very dangerous, and even deadly. When they… Read More »

Infographic: Breaking Down The Pest Test Word Search

Tweet Last June, Bulwark Exterminating posted a word search puzzle on their Facebook page. Like all word search’s, there were a number of words hidden within… These words just happen to be pests. Some of these pests are scary, like the scorpion or a spider. Some of the pests hidden within were meek; like the gnat. The… Read More »

Common Household Pests In The U.S.

Tweet Insects always seem to have a way to get into your house, no matter how well you guard your home against them. From ants, to cockroaches, to the common housefly, the world is full of pests that seem determined to make a nuisance of themselves in your home. Sometimes it probably seems like you’re… Read More »

How Caulking Is You First Line Of Defense Against Pests

Tweet If you’ve ever noticed flying insects, such as wasps, flying around the exterior of your house, there’s a simple reason why – they’re searching for a warm place to take up camp during the cold winter months. Sealing cracks and gaps with caulk and foam can be your first line of defense against insects… Read More »

Caterpillars Invade Arizona

Tweet Caterpillars are the beginning of a creature many of us have grown to marvel at. Seeing as these creatures develop into butterflies, growing up with a fear of caterpillars is uncommon, but in the local deserts of Southern Arizona, tent caterpillars are setting up camp, literally everywhere! This invasion is quite the sight to… Read More »

Phoenix Scorpions: Why Do They Glow Under UV Light?

Tweet They’re frightening! They’re creepy! They sneak into our homes; hiding in our beds and even in our shoes. As if these Valley pests weren’t terrifying enough, when illuminated by ultraviolet rays from a black light, they will glow aberrant neon blue… But why? Why Do Scorpions Glow Under UV Light? Scorpions glow under ultraviolet… Read More »

17 Uncommon Cicada Facts

Tweet Although cicadas look ugly and strange, they are not dangerous. Cicadas typically live in trees or underground. They are very loud, noisy insects that make a clicking sound. Even if you have never seen one you have probably heard one. 1. Although the Cicadas do fly, they do not fly well. They are clumsy… Read More »

Ew! Earwigs! Here’s How To Deal With Them…

Tweet Oh yes, earwigs are definitely creepy and kooky – this is one home-invading insect that looks like it belongs in the Addams Family. This insect’s ability to make homeowners race around the house, flailing their arms in alarm the first time they spot one creeping across the counter is nearly unmatched in the insect… Read More »

How I Fought Wasps Like Iron Man

Tweet As a fan of technology and something of a nerd, I have always enjoyed Iron Man comics. Here’s a hero who defeats the bad guys using not his brawn, but rather his incredible intellect. His only ‘super-power’ is his resourcefulness and his technological brilliance, and through that he has been able to throw down… Read More »

Outbreaks Of Bed Bugs Reported In Northern California

Tweet Residents of Arizona who plan on travelling to California for summer vacation… Watch out for bedbugs. We’ve all heard horrifying tales of bed bugs – one of the earliest rhymes most children learn is “goodnight, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite”. But did you know that these nasty pests don’t necessarily just… Read More »