Gilbert Exterminator

Female Pest Tech Gilbert ExterminatorArizona is home to many beautiful cities. There is one city that has a small town feel but is still right in the middle of the valley. Gilbert, AZ has a population of about 222,000, and is very alive with entertainment. Downtown Gilbert is very much like a small town, with only a hand full of places to eat, but each restaurant is full of different foods, and events.

The location of Gilbert is only a couple of minutes from big city events, and a couple hours from the mountains. Gilbert’s weather is amazing year round, jumping in the pool in the summer or walking the dog in shorts in the winter. The weather in Gilbert will pose a problem though… It doesn’t get cold enough to kill the pests. Pests love the weather in Gilbert, and if not exterminated will infest your home.

What pests are found in Gilbert? 

There are many different types of pests that will live in Gilbert. Many of these pests can be found both inside and outside of your home.  The main pests found are crickets, cockroaches, spiders, earwigs, ants, silverfish, and scorpions. These pests can be very annoying, and even deadly if not exterminated.

Who will exterminate these pests? 

There are many exterminators in Gilbert that will treat your home, but you need one that will take care of the pests and keep you and your family safe. Choosing an exterminator can be hard and take a lot of time so here are some helpful tips.

Look for an exterminator that will do this when they are exterminating your home:

On the outside of the home 

  • Treat using a power prayer
  • Treat around the windows and doors
  • Treat the bushes and plants
  • Bait for ants if any
  • Take any webs down

On the inside of the home 

  • Treat around windows and doors
  • Treat in corners of rooms
  • Treat under sinks
  • Treat the inside the walls of the home

Doing this kind of treatment will insure you and your family are safe, and that your home is protected from an infestation.

Gilbert Exterminators

Bulwark Exterminating
1228 East Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 969-7474
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
Bulwark Exterminating
10401 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 572-3016
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
Terminix
2400 West Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282
(623) 688-1885
terminix.com 

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Arizona Ranked As 7th Least Safe State

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Bad news Arizona!

According to a recent report done by WalletHub, our beloved state was ranked as the seventh least safe state in the country. The report compiled data from some 26 different key metrics, including: crime, insurance coverage, traffic accidents, natural disasters, and even took into account the amount of savings in our bank accounts.

Some of the most disturbing trends include: ranking low for the percentage of people who spend more than they make, low ranking in occupational injuries, and low ranking in number of DUI arrests made.

Additionally, Arizona ranked 47/50 for the lowest number of law enforcement employees per capita. Yikes!

The least safe state was Nevada; with this country’s safest state being Massachusetts.

See the safety rankings of each state in order of most safe to least safe, here.

Arizona State Of Affairs 

17th – Number of Climate Disasters (over 1 billion in damage)
23rd – Sex Offenders Per Capita
31st – Assault per Capita
35th – Public Hospital Rankings
35th – Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter per Capita
37th – Percentage of People Who Spend More Than They Make
37th – Percentage of Population Without Health Insurance Coverage
38th – Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles of Travel
41st – Employer Health Insurance Coverage Rates
50th – Annual Consumer Savings Account Averages

Some Good News 

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Guess what Arizona? It’s not all bad news. Bulwark Exterminating is here to keep your safe; we’ll safe from dangerous pests that is.

One important thing that can contribute to Arizona’s unsafe conditions are it’s pests. The very dangerous Arizona Bark Scorpion and deadly Black Widow Spider are very common throughout the state of Arizona.

Pest control services from Bulwark Exterminating in Mesa, AZ can eliminate the threat of dangerous pests in and around your home.

As for the other unsafe condition plaguing our state, we can only hope some of our legislators can figure a few things out!

Bulwark Pest Control In Mesa 

 

Bulwark Exterminating
1228 East Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 969-7474
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 

 

 

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Attention Roaches! Stay Away From My Donut!

 

Fact. Cockroaches love eating food that are sugary, sweet, and starchy in nature.

Fact. Once a roach eats food found in your kitchen, they barf it back up, and then eat it again and again.

Fact. Roaches carry microbes on their bodies that are spread to your food.

Fact. These microbes are known for causing food poisoning, dysentery, diarrhea, parasitic worms.

Fact. These roaches can cause allergy and asthma symptoms.

Fact. You don’t want to share your food with roaches!

Fact. The most effective way to combat a cockroach infestation is with professional cockroach control from Bulwark Exterminating!

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Mesa Ants

Mesa, Arizona has some of the most amazing sunrises and sunsets in the United States. Mesa also has some of the best weather year round. The weather will also bring a lot of ants in to your yard. 

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What types of ants are in Mesa? 

Mesa commonly has two different ants; Pavement ants and Argentine ants.

What does the Pavement Ant look like and what does it like to eat? 

The Pavement Ant is a shinny black ant and will range in size from 1/10 to 1/8 of an inch. Inside the home, the Pavement ant will eat greases, pet foods, and a lot of different sweet materials. Outside the home the Pavement ant will eat fruits and the sweet honeydew produced by aphids.

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What does the Pavement Ant do? 

The Pavement ant will build their colony under concrete, and pavement. You can see colonies pop up around the sidewalks, the drive ways, and areas where the grass and the house meet. Pavement ants can house around 3,000 to 4,000 ants in their colony. When the colony is disturbed hundreds of Pavement ants will come out at a time. Pavement ant’s bites will hurt but do not pose a health risk.

What does the Argentine ant look like and what does it like to eat? 

Argentine ants are about 1/16 of an inch to ¼ of an inch in length.  The coloring of the Argentine ant will be a dark brown or black, and they are also shiny. Argentine ants will eat almost anything including: eggs, meat, and oil. The Argentine ant will leave a pheromone trial everywhere they go. This will help the ants to not waste time as they look for food.

Argentine Ants Mesa Ants

What does the Argentine Ant do?

Argentine ant’s colonies are located near their food sources, in wet environments.  They can be found in gardens, and back yards. Argentine ant’s colonies can grow to monumental sizes, covering a whole back yard or garden. Argentine ant bites will hurt, but they will not create any health threats.

What can you do if you find a colony of ants? 

Argentine ants and Pavement ants can be killed using baits. The ants will take the bait back to their colony, and it will kill the whole colony. When you bait an area, watch and see where the ants are making trails; then place the baits in that area. If your home is infested with these ants it would be best to call a professional pest control company.  The ant professional will be able to find the colony and attack it with the right baits, and the right products.

Mesa Ant Control

Bulwark Exterminating
1228 East Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 969-7474
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
Bulwark Exterminating
10401 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 572-3016
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
Terminix
2400 West Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282
(623) 688-1885
terminix.com 

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5 Tips On How To Avoid Bug Bites Around The House

It doesn’t seem to matter how clean the house and yard are, I always see a bug or two. After my dog was bit by something near his eye, I decided to do some serious research on how to avoid that happening to him again, or worse, to one of the kids! Here are some tips I found from talking with other moms, some professionals and doing a little reading of my own.

1. Duck tape that scorpion

Scorpion Pliers 5 Tips On How To Avoid Bug Bites Around The House

I don’t get too many scorpions around my neighborhood, but I thought it’d be a great thing to know how to deal with them just in case I ever ran across one.
Scorpions can sting even after they are dead, so disposing of the body can be just as ‘risky’ as trying to kill it. If you can kill them safely (smashing hard with a thick boot, for example), do so, but do not pick it up with your bare hands or with a thin tissue.

It was recommended by professional exterminator to use the sticky side of duck tape to pick them up. Then, be sure to put the scorpion in a place that small children or pets cannot get to. Try to flush it down a toilet (if the bundle is small enough to flush) or toss it into the big outside trashcan or dumpster, as opposed to the kitchen garbage where curious children or puppies can reach.

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2. Watch out around sources of water

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When I vented my frustration of finding bugs in my clean house, I was made aware of an interesting fact. Sure, bugs are attracted to food left on the ground, but more so to sources of water. That was what was leading insects to my house. I have watered grass, a pool, and a house full of water sources and plants that are regularly watered.

My dog, who loves sticking his face in my bushes, very likely was bit when he disturbed an insect that made its home near the plant bed’s water source! Lesson to learn from here: be extra aware around sources of water.

Tip: If you have to move a plant, do some gardening or work around a pool or fountain, wear some think gloves and be extra cautious!

3. If you move it, wear gloves!

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If there is a pile of wood or a plank that has been sitting for more than a few hours in a single spot, make sure you wear a pair of thick gloves if you have to move it. Insects tend to gravitate towards organic material (which, unfortunately, our homes are made of!). If you have tools that are in dark sheds for weeks, watch for bugs, especially spiders, when you go to move it. Dark, quiet, undisturbed areas are ideal spots for creepy crawlies to hide.

The scary thing is that some of these creepy crawlies bite! Make sure that the children you’re your spouse know to be wary when moving things that have been in one spot for a while: pool toys that were stored all winter, tools and garden supplies, even an outside dog bowl can be known to attract insects under it.

4. Use a light!

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Usually, insects are most active at night. If you absolutely must go in a dark area, make sure you have footwear on and use a light! For particularly scorpion heavy areas, a portable black light flashlight is very handy. There is a substance in their exoskeleton that will glow under a black light.

Either way, make sure you illuminate the places you go at night, especially where you place your hands and feet. Watch out for spider webs, as well, as the spiders are active and hunting at night. You don’t want to get bit in the face by a spider on the web you walked through!

5. Exterminate on a regular basis.

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Many people, including myself, only exterminate once or twice a year, if that. After doing some research, I learned that the products that professional companies use only last about 60 days and the stuff found in the stores, last even less time. Many times, that is not enough time to take care all the bugs and any eggs that might have been laid.

There are also many species of bugs that, once inside the home, will hide within the walls of the house. They may stay there weeks or months without leaving. If you spray around your home and the insects do not venture out within the 60 day window, you may miss hundreds of little critters hiding just out of site.

Tip: find a company that will do regular pest control services on a monthly or bimonthly basis. It would be ideal if the company you choose does an in wall treatment, as well extensive inside and outside treatments.

Avoiding bug bites around the house is not as difficult a task as one might think. It is just a matter of taking a more proactive approach and becoming more vigilant until you can find a pest company that can eliminate those biting pests.

Author Bio:  is an aspiring novelist, with books in the works for both children and adults. While away from the computer, she enjoys running and doing yoga. She is also rediscovering her joy of swimming and biking and has a couple sprint triathlon races in sight.

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Dancing Scorpions

Scorpions are cool… Unless you are an Arizona homeowner who is finding them crawling throughout your house.

Despite this, one cool scorpion characteristic is that a pair of male and female scorpions will perform an elaborate courtship process, which looks like dancing scorpions!

Here’s how it all goes down:

Dancing Scorpion Courtship

Giant Hairy Scorpion Face Dancing Scorpions

It’s a rare thing to see—I’m referring to a scorpion courtship process that entails a pair of scorpions that look like they are learning the tango or salsa. They gracelessly scurry around with their pinchers locked together.

The dancing scorpions are performing a courtship of sorts; a mating courtship. Here is what is really happening:

A male scorpion will leave a packet of sperm behind. His goal is to get a female scorpion to pick it up. The male will grasp the female’s pedipalps or pinchers, and do his best to push her on top of the sperm packet.

It’s a wrestling match-up of sorts, a match that can last for hours. A successful courtship will result in scorpion babies in about six to twelve months.

You can watch the amazing video below:

Video: Scorpion Courtship

Results Of Dancing Scorpion Courtship: Scorpion Babies

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If the scorpion courtship is successful, the female scorpion will carry her young for six months to almost a year. After this gestation period, the female scorpion will then birth live scorpions! As many as 25 scorpions can be in one litter. These young scorplings will be carried on their mother’s back four a couple weeks as they grow and molt. After a couple of weeks, the babies will climb down off their mother and begin lives of their own; living anywhere from three to eight years.

Mesa Scorpion Exterminator

It’s pretty neat to see the scorpion courtship process. It’s also pretty cool to see a scorpion with baby scorpions hitching a ride on their mother’s back. While this is quite the site, it also means that baby scorpions will grow up and have babies of their own. You don’t want your home overrun with stinging scorpions. To eliminate any scorpion problem it’s best to call a Mesa scorpion exterminator!

Bulwark Exterminating
1228 East Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 969-7474
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
Bulwark Exterminating
10401 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 572-3016
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
Terminix
2400 West Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282
(623) 688-1885
terminix.com 

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What Are The Top 3 Most Common Pests in Arizona?

I was pleased to sit down with a couple of the pest control professionals at Bulwark Exterminating recently, and talk candidly about the pest situation here in the Valley. I was interested to know what the most common pests are here in Arizona… The pests that are most frequently called about.

Here are the top 3 most called about pests in Arizona, according to Bulwark Pest Control Mesa:

3. Fire Ants

Fire Ant Sign What Are The Top 3 Most Common Pests in Arizona?

They’re red, they’re nasty, and in Arizona they have stung approximately 40 percent of the State’s population. I’m talking of course about the Red Imported Fire ant. These ants are known for their destructive mound building, and their painful stings which are unleashed whenever one of their huge ant mounds is threatened. Once stung, a victim will display painful red welts that rise above the skin and eventually blister. It’s because of these painful stings; Arizona residents want no part of the Fire ant and call Bulwark Exterminating in Mesa for professional Fire ant control.

2. Black Widows

Black Widow Spider In Web What Are The Top 3 Most Common Pests in Arizona?

Almost 99 percent of all spiders found in Arizona are harmless. One of the spiders that make up the remaining one percent is the Black Widow spider. Her appearance is unmistakable; with her large glossy black abdomen, and of course her bright red hour glass that warn everybody to keep their distance. Black Widows will only bite when provoked, and will likely run away when confronted. Despite this behavior, Arizona resident’s take know chances when it comes to this spider. Perhaps it’s her painful and dangerous bite that has residents calling Bulwark Exterminating in Mesa for professional spider control.

1. Arizona Bark Scorpion

Scorpion What Are The Top 3 Most Common Pests in Arizona?

The number one called about pest in Arizona, is without a doubt, the Arizona Bark Scorpion. Most Arizona residents are able to put up with a few cockroaches or crickets running around their home, but not scorpions. If you live in Arizona long enough, there’s a really high probability that you will be stung by a scorpion at some point. Anybody that has ever been stung does not want to ever go through that experience ever again. To avoid scorpion stings, it’s advised that professional scorpion control actions be taken. Arizona residents know this, and that is why scorpions are the most frequently called about pest.

Mesa Pest Control

If you are tired of seeing Fire ants, Black Widow spiders, Bark scorpions, or any other pest inside your home or on your property, it is time to do something about. Call or click a Mesa pest control professional today.

Bulwark Exterminating
1228 East Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 969-7474
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
Bulwark Exterminating
10401 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 572-3016
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
Terminix
2400 West Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282
(623) 688-1885
terminix.com 

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Brown Recluse Infographic

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Mesa Spider Control

The above infographic sheds some much needed light on the Brown Recluse spider. While the Brown recluse doesn’t live in Mesa, or in any part of Arizona for that matter, a few of it’s relatives do. The Desert Recluse and Arizona Recluse are commonly found in parts of Arizona, and are dangerous, just like the Brown Recluse. If you are worried about recluse spiders in your Mesa area home, or are growing weary of any other spider, get professional spider control.

Whether its Wolf spiders, House spiders, Black Widow spiders, or recluse spiders, Bulwark Exterminating is here to help. Get professional spider control and begin living spider free!

Bulwark Exterminating
1228 East Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 969-7474
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
Bulwark Exterminating
10401 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 572-3016
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
Terminix
2400 West Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282
(623) 688-1885
terminix.com  

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Arizona Blonde Tarantulas: Are They Dangerous?

Arizona Blonde Tarantula Arizona Blonde Tarantulas: Are They Dangerous?

In the Arizona desert, there is a wide variety of bugs and creepy crawlies. The tarantula is definitely a common arachnid in Arizona with 30 species known to plaque the land. One of the most common tarantulas is the Arizona Blonde tarantula.

The Arizona Blonde Tarantula

The Arizona blonde tarantula (also referred to as the Mexican blonde tarantula or western desert tarantula) is commonly seen during the summer months and rainy season of the year. It is a solitary tarantula, and the males will usually only emerge from their burrow to find a mate. Females are rarely seen out of their burrow. The male will die shortly after mating, if the female lets him live!

Tarantulas defend themselves with their venomous fangs and irritating hairs. In addition to a venomous bite, this arachnid can also brush some of its hairs on its predator. They are very difficult to remove and extremely irritating for all kinds of enemies. Despite these defensive skills, tarantulas can still be preyed upon by birds, lizards, snakes, wasps, and others.

Are Arizona Blonde Tarantulas Dangerous?

Arizona residents may have seen a Arizona blonde tarantula roaming around their property from time to time, and were left wondering if these ugly spiders are dangerous. Well rest assure, these spiders do not pose any significant threat to Arizona residents. While these tarantulas are venomous, their venom is not all that potent. These tarantulas do have the capability to bite humans, but this rarely happens. Arizona blonde tarantulas are very mild mannered and docile spiders. It’s for this very reason many people keep them as pets.

The only thing Arizona residents need to worry about when it comes to the Arizona Blonde tarantula is that they have protective hairs that can irritate other attackers, animals, and yes people’s skin.

Author Bio:  is a journalism student and blogger for Bulwark Exterminating, an industry leader in providing high quality Mesa Spider Control services. When I’m not playing with my two adorable nieces, I’m on the tennis court chasing that little green ball around.

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Hunt Scorpions With Black Light Flashlights

Black Light Scorpion Hunt Scorpions With Black Light Flashlights

If you are the adventurous type, who finds scorpions fascinating, as opposed to running the other direction screaming in fear at the sight of one, then you are in luck. You can easily spot them with a black light. In fact, black lighting scorpions is a common method used to control the scorpion populations around your home and property… And you can do it too! It’s actually quite the nighttime adventure!

Hunt Scorpions With Black Light Flashlights

Are you worried about scorpions entering you home; hiding out in your shoes and bed sheets, waiting to sting? If so, be proactive. One such way to be proactive is to hunt them with black light flashlights. It’s actually quite fun, if you are not creeped out by these stinging arachnids.

First you need a black light flashlight. Your best bet is an LED one. They are very bright, and will really light up the glowing scorpions. You can purchase black light flashlights at at your local hardware store. You really don’t need anything huge or fancy or extra powerful.

When it gets dark, head out in your yard with your new black light flashlight. Walk along the edges of your house, paying close attention to where the stucco or siding meets the foundation. Shine the black light in these areas. The glowing scorpions jump out at you when see them. Fences and concrete walls are also popular hangouts for scorpions. We actually call these areas, scorpion condominiums. Look there as well.

If you wish to exterminate the scorpions that you find, do so with closed toe shoes or boots. Do not handle the scorpions, as they’ll unleash a very painful and very toxic sting is disturbed. Sticky tape wrapped around the outside of a ruler works well to grab them.

Why Do Scorpions Glow Under Black Lights?

UV Scorpion Hunt Scorpions With Black Light Flashlights

Fluorescent chemicals, like beta-carboline, that are found in the exoskeleton of the scorpion cause them to glow an eerie neon bluish-green when exposed to ultraviolet light. From the scorpion’s crushing pinchers to its stinging tail; the scorpions entire body collects UV light and converts it into blue-green wavelengths to the human eye. This practice is known as fluorescence. As to the functionality of this process to the scorpion, scientists still aren’t completely sure of the benefit.

Types Of Arizona Scorpions To Hunt With Black Lights

In the State of Arizona, there are two common species of scorpions you’ll frequently find in your home and on your property. These two common species are the Arizona Bark scorpion, and the Desert Hairy scorpion.

Arizona Bark Scorpion

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The most common species of scorpion found in Arizona, also happens to be the most venomous in the country. The Arizona Bark scorpion is a yellowish tan in color and can measure about two inches in length. It will come into your Arizona home, looking for water, shelter, and it’s favorite meal of crickets or roaches.

Desert Hairy Scorpion

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Desert Hairy scorpions are bigger in size, compared to the Arizona Bark scorpion, reaching lengths of 5-6 inches. While their stings are painful (like getting stuck by a tack), they are not very dangerous. These scorpions don’t like to come into your home as much, but do still invade occasionally.

Mesa, Arizona Scorpion Control

If you don’t like the notion of inspecting your home and property every night with a black light flashlight in order to control your scorpion population; get Mesa scorpion control instead. Let a scorpion exterminator take your scorpion worries away.

Bulwark Exterminating
1228 East Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 969-7474
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
Bulwark Exterminating
10401 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345
(623) 572-3016
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
Terminix
2400 West Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282
(623) 688-1885
terminix.com  

 

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