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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Pest Control Chandler, AZ

Most people will come to Chandler, AZ to visit sites like the Chandler Fashion Center, Firebird Raceway, and Chandler Center of the Arts. People will also visit Chandler for the warm weather year round. Chandler’s average temperature is about 70 degrees during the winter. With this warm weather Chandler will see an influx of snowbirds every year; additionally, it will also see an infestation of pests every year too.

What pests live in Chandler?

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Since Chandler never sees a drop in temperature below 32 degrees for months at a time, pests will survive here very easily. Some of the pests that live in Chandler are crickets, cockroaches, earwigs, spiders, silverfish, and most feared… scorpions!

Where will pests live on the outside of a home?

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The majority of these pests will live on the outside of the home. Some pests will hide under rocks, in the fence, and around pool equipment; but the main source of pests will come from the plants and bushes. The plants and bushes will give the pest both a food and a water supply. If the plants don’t get treated, the pest problem will only get worse. To treat plants and bushes they need to be granulated. The granules will let off a product that will exterminate any of the pests trying to live in the bushes.

Where do pest live on the inside of a home?

Most pests that are seen on the inside of a home will come from the walls of the home. The walls will provide protection from the harsh environment from the outside, and will also protect the pest eggs capsules. To really control the pests inside the walls, an in wall treatment most be performed. To do an in wall treatment the faceplates are taken off the outlets and a product is place inside the walls. This product will exterminate any pest living inside.

How do you prevent pests from getting into the walls?

Pests will feel the cool breeze coming from the walls of the home. The pest will then try to get in to the walls through small holes all around the base of the home. To ensure that pests will not infest the walls of the home, a power spray will need to be done around the home’s foundation. A power sprayer has three benefits. The first is it will place a strong barrier around the whole home. Second, it will be able to get under rocks. And last, a power sprayer will have the pressure to penetrate into the soil. This will need to be done on a regular base to control the pests.

How do you find a good pest control company?

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Looking at the reviews done by real costumers online will help. These reviews will tell you if a pest control company is doing a proper treatment. A proper treatment will be followed up by happy costumers. Happy costumers will then write good reviews about the company. On the flipside, if a poor treatment is done poor reviews will be written. Look on Google, Yelp, and Family Own Pest Control to see how companies stack up.

Chandler, AZ Pest 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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Pests! Why You Can’t Keep Them Off

It seems like pests never run out of ways to invade our houses, no matter how much effort we’ve put into keeping them off. They just won’t go away. Then we become apathetic until such time when these vermin carry out another heinous crime after days or weeks of hiding and plotting. After causing more problems, we again turn our attention to conquering them. After executing measures to get rid of them, they lay low for a while, and back again. They’re an awful bunch of attentions-seekers and trouble-makers. This cycle has to stop.

There are reasons why we’re not reaping the expected results of our labor in driving away these annoying critters and it’s mostly from our own errors and indecisions. Read on, and realize where you could be at fault.

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Yes, you’re doing everything—but are you doing things right?

You are fiercely holding on to a can of pesticide ruthlessly spraying its content into almost all places possible. You’re carried away. Hold your grudges and carefully plan your moves. Just like how these creatures must be strategizing their attacks, you as a human being naturally gifted with logic must plan out your actions well.

Do you know what kind of pesticide you’re holding? Do you really need it? What chemical would kill a rat, possum, cockroach, or spider? Are you killing them or sending them away for good or only temporarily?

It’s not enough to hate your enemies; know them well too. This is how you successfully stop them from bugging you, your family, and your house.

You can’t change your habits and routines

Maybe one or two of your daily routines you thought are “okay” and “normal” have actually been keeping pests attracted to your home, especially to places you don’t want them to be in.

For instance, you’re fond of bringing food to your bedroom. Even if you do clean up after, scraps of food may remain, causing rats, ants, or cockroaches to rummage around the area. Do not leave or store leftover food anywhere; and never leave spoiled food hanging around for long, throw them right away in the proper place. Wash eating and cooking utensils right away after using, and regularly clean your kitchen. Never leave your kitchen or dining area messy, and always store food in the fridge or anywhere out of these creatures’ reach. Another is, leaving trash bins uncovered or letting trash stay in for long. You know pests love trash cans, so don’t let it linger inside your house, even at your lawn.

As much as possible, leave your outdoor footwear outside the house to keep dirt and moisture off your floor. Remove any stagnant water in or around your house to keep mosquitoes and other bugs away. Improper lighting, especially at night, also contributes to pest proliferation in your house.

There are lots of things you may be doing innocently that are making your home pest prevention efforts futile. Change your habits now, unless you really love inviting pests in.

You’re not leaving it to the experts

Some pest issues don’t get solved by a can of pesticide. You need help from the experts. Don’t try to do everything by yourself. In fact, there are things you just can’t do on your own.

1. Your biggest asset is probably your home. Termites can cause serious damage in a short time thus the devaluing of the property.

2. Termites can penetrate the brickwork of your home below ground level giving no clues to their presence. That is why it is important to have your termite inspections carried out with wall, floor and ceiling penetrating radar.

Hire an exterminator. Better yet, hire the right one. Look for a trusted pest control company that can give you the kind of pest prevention service you need. Maybe you’re worried of your termite-infested walls, or the cockroach population inside your home is really getting out of control. Then go get help from the experts on termite inspection and pest eradication. Why stress yourself out too much? Leave the burden to the ones who are willing and capable, and you’ll see the difference.

 

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Pest Control and Prevention Tips for Commercial Properties

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Commercial properties often need help with pest control and prevention just as much as residences do. Insect and rodent infestations pose a threat to the health of business owners and their employees as well as affect a company’s reputation for being clean and professional. Pests that can be seen scurrying around tend to make a negative impression on clients and consumers. It’s understandable that there are already numerous duties to attend to when you own a business, but pest control is a responsibility that shouldn’t just be pushed to the side and forgotten about. There are several easy-to-follow tips that will help businesses to ensure they maintain a pest-free property and a healthy work environment.

Keep Up on Property Maintenance

A commercial property needs to be kept up in much the same way as you would a household. No matter who is designated to take care of these tasks, it’s important for a business owner to oversee that they are being done properly, not only for appearance, but also for building preservation and pest prevention. All cracks and holes discovered in the foundation and around doors and windows, however miniscule, should be sealed and secured to avoid allowing insects and rodents easy access indoors. It’s also a good idea to install screens on the windows of businesses that prefer to leave their windows open during pleasant weather.

When considering the construction of a new building, keep in mind that nearby water sources (fountains, ponds, etc.) are a magnet for many kinds of insects and are sure to attract them on a consistent basis. If your property already has these types of landscaping features, make sure they are cleaned out regularly to get rid of stagnant water. The same goes for maintaining drainage pipes and gutters that are in close proximity to the building.

Develop Employee Awareness

Employees should be responsible for keeping any food and drinks they bring onto the premises properly stored and in firmly closed containers that aren’t susceptible to pest intrusion. Any establishment that deals with food service especially will require that all products are appropriately put away and secured as well. It’s well known that even the tiniest food crumbs left out will be an invitation for pests to come right on in. All kitchen and break room surface areas need to be sanitized frequently and the trash taken out daily (preferably to dumpsters that are located far enough away from the building).

Keep a Consistent Schedule with a Pest Control Company

Different pests make their presence known at various times of the year, making year-round pest control a necessity. One of the most effective ways to make certain your business isn’t plagued with creepy crawlers is to have regular pest treatments scheduled throughout the year. A professional pest control company will assist you in achieving a pest-free property with thorough inspections and a treatment program as needed.

Make sure your commercial property and business reputation isn’t suffering from an infestation that could easily be avoided with the proper pest control and prevention techniques.

About the Author

Tiffany Olson is a blogger who has a special interest in home related topics. She enjoys sharing information with the public via blogging and social media. In her downtime she enjoys making art, reading and traveling.

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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

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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

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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

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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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Bug Movies From The Twenty-First Century

Bugs have long been the culprits of horror flicks, and for good reason: most people find insects to not only be creepy and crawly, but absolutely terrifying. The 1950s and ’60s saw a slew of B-flicks featuring gigantic bugs as evil monsters that trampled through countless American towns, as horror flicks (and B-flicks in particular) soared in popularity. The 1980s saw a revival of the bug-themed B-flicks, with movies like The Fly and Tremors becoming box-office hits. But did you know that bugs continue to play the villain’s role in modern horror movies? Below is a list of five horror movies from the 21st century featuring monstrous insects that will – literally – make your skin crawl.

1. Dragon Wasps

 

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When a scientist’s father goes missing, she enlists the help of the US Army to search for him deep in the Belizean jungle. What ensues is conflict with a strange guerrilla army controlled by a mysterious and mystical warlord and… giant, mutant wasps. That have a thirst for blood. To protect themselves, the protagonists rub themselves with coca leaves –and thereby experiencing the “effects” of it – as well as use blocks of cocaine as explosives. Made in 2012, this movie is one of the most recent of the bug B-flicks.

2. They Nest

 

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Also known as Creepy Crawlers when it was released in the year 2000, this movie tells the story of how a Maine island becomes infested with rare, lethal cockroaches which bear strange pincers that enable them to eat their victims from the inside out. A doctor who recently moved to the island from the city must battle the bugs, while trying to convince the local folk to believe him. Although only rated PG13, this movie is pretty disturbing and is not for the squeamish.

3. Mansquito

 

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Also known as Mosquito Man, this 2005 flick follows the story of a convicted murderer who transforms into a mutant mosquito after a DNA experiment with a scientist goes awry. The “mansquito” goes on a killing spree which leaves his victims sucked dry and soon – horror of horrors! – the lead female scientist – who happens to be romantically involved with the cop who originally arrested the convict and is the only person smart enough to solve the case – starts to transform into a mosquito herself!

4. Ice Spiders

 

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This 2007 flick stars Vanessa Williams and Patrick Muldoon, in a horrifying tale of a government experiment gone awry. When a ski team arrives at the Lost Mountain Ski Resort to train for the Olympics, they are thrilled that a retired Olympic skier is going to help them train – until a local scientist arrives with the news that giant spiders – which have been produced by a top secret government project – have escaped, and are devouring everything in sight. Snow, ungodly webs, and Olympic hopefuls battling horrible humongous CGI spiders –what could be better?

5. Mongolian Death Worm

 

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This made-for-TV movie from 2010 starring Sean Patrick Flanery tells the story of an American oil company that awakens a nest of deadly “death worms” when they set up an experimental drilling facility in the deserts of Mongolia. Of course, the creatures breed and spread, devouring everyone who crosses their path. Only one man can stop them – an adventurer and treasure hunter who has dedicated his life to seeking a legendary tomb that is fabled to be protected by the horrendous Death Worms. The hero faces a major dilemma: he knows in his heart he must kill the Death Worms, but doing so would destroy his life’s work. Of course, not destroying the worms could lead to the worms destroying him! What to do, what to do?

Bad acting, bad special effects and geographically inaccurate scenery makes for a splendid time for those who enjoy low-budget flicks, which is exactly what “Mongolian Death Worm” is.

While these movies were all made for TV, it’s simply because the days of watching B-flicks starring giant mutant bugs at the drive-in have passed us by. Still, who says we can’t continue to watch –and enjoy – some hokey bug flicks?

About the author: Chris is a blogger for a Jersey City Pest Control company. Chris used to enjoy interesting and quirky movies but now that he has children he sticks to Disney and Pixar films.

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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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Infographic- The Pest Word Search

The following infographic is brought to you courtesy of Bulwark Pest Control:

Pest Test Word Search Puzzle

This summer thousands of participants commented on Facebook the first pest they found in this pest test word search:

 

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Infographic- The Pest Word Search Results

After coming through all of your comments on the pest test word search puzzle, the results were interesting to say the least. See for yourself, as the following infographic breaks down your comments:

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I would have never of guessed that so many of you thought that ice, rice, and Ted were all pests… the cop I get. I’ve been pulled over a more times than I can remember.

What was the first pest you found in the pest test word puzzle, and where did it stack up against the other participants?

Thomas Ballantyne

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How To Get Rid Of Wasps In Your Yard

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One of the biggest pains when you want to make the most of spending time in your garden or around your pool can often be the presence of wasps. Wasps are unusual creatures in that unlike bees, they can be very aggressive because stinging something doesn’t cause them to die, and they can sting multiple times. This can make them quite a nuisance, and they tend to be prolific breeders in even cooler countries during the summer, so unlike other dangerous animals like tarantulas, scorpions and snakes, you aren’t safe from them even in places like Toronto or London! While the sting of a single wasp is only life threatening if you have an allergy, it can be extremely painful even if you aren’t allergic, and if you are attacked by a swarm it can be very dangerous even if you aren’t sensitive to the venom. For this reason, if you see a wasp nest or suspect there might be one somewhere on your property, it is important to deal with it.

Wasps only use their nests for one season and don’t return to them after their winter hibernation period. However, they can really spoil your outdoor time in summer and can also threaten the health of your family; or at the very least cause a very painful sting, means it is usually best to dispose of them.

Do Any Signs of Wasps Mean You Have a Nest?

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Interestingly, while most animals are either social or lone, wasps come in both varieties. You get some wasps who live alone in solitary nests, which can be in plants or even in holes underground, and others who live communally in nests they form out of paper mixed with their saliva over time. Solitary wasps can be an annoyance, and can sting just as badly as social wasps; but they will not bring lots of friends with them, and their habitats won’t cause you any issues. Wasps living in communal nests, however, can be a very big problem if their home is in your garden, loft or the eaves of your house (all common places where wasps develop communities).

How to Dispose of a Wasp Nest

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To kill the wasps in your nest you need to use quite potent pesticides, designed to kill wasps specifically. If you use the wrong kind of poison, like ones used for cockroaches or spiders, you will just end up with some very angry wasps buzzing around; and that is never good! You also have to watch the nest and assess the best way to approach it and withdraw from it based on how the wasps access the nest. If you are not confident about doing this and don’t have suitable clothes to wear, it is generally better just to call a professional pest control company who will take the wasps out for you and remove the remaining nest. They will also be able to make sure that all of the specimens have been killed so you aren’t left with homeless wasps parading your garden!

Ryan Hall, the author of this post, has years of extensive experience in pest and wildlife control and this becomes quite apparent through his blogs. He works at SWAT Wildlife, a renowned pest control company in Toronto. His hobbies include surfing and bowling. Log on to www.swatwildlife.com/ to know more about his company.

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