• Top 3 Pests In St. George

    November 4, 2013 // No Comments »

    With the summer of 2013 now officially at an end, I thought I’d ask the exterminators at Bulwark Pest Control in St. George what pests they were receiving the most phone calls about this past summer.

    These are the top three pests in St. George:

    3. Roaches

    Cockroach

    Cockroaches can cause so many different health problems, spreading bacteria, parasites and worms. In fact, germs that roaches pick up from consuming garbage and sewage are actually protected by a roaches’ body and can remain alive and active for weeks; allowing the dirty bugs to spread germs. It should come as no surprise, that roaches are called about quite frequently in St. George. In addition to being dirty disease spreading bugs, roaches are also very hardy and multiply like crazy. When you start to see a few of these inside your home or kitchen, it’s best to call a St. George roach exterminator before the problem grows.

    2. Spiders

    Black Widow Spider

    Despite the fact that spiders are beneficial, gobbling up millions of Southern Utah pests by injecting a chemical that liquefies their victims; nobody wants to find one in their bedroom. Of all the different species of spiders found in St. George, the Black Widow spider is the most infamous. With her shiny black abdomen marked underneath by a bright red hour glass, the Black Widow spider is unmistakable. When a homeowner finds a few in his or her home, they know that they are dealing with this venomous spider. Frequent sightings of Black Widow spiders require professional St. George spider control.

    1. Ants

    Fire ants

    A nation-wide survey was recently done by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) in which participants were asked what pests they are experiencing the most. The number one response was ants. Those findings were equally shared by the residents of St. George, UT; as ants were the number one called about pests.

    Carpenter ants, Field ants, Pavement ants, and Fire ants are all found in St. George. With St. George’s dry weather and moderate winters, it allows these ants to multiply and spread very rapidly. Serious infestations of these ants require professional St. George ant control.

    St. George Pest Control

    If you live in Southern Utah, and are frequently seeing roaches, spiders, or ants of any kind, it’s time to call a St. George exterminator!

    Bulwark Exterminating
    56 North 500 East
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435) 627-8840
    bulwarkpestcontrol.com

    Truly Nolen Pest Control
    630 North 3050 East
    St. George, UT 84790
    (435) 688-1092
    trulynolen.com

    Terminix
    3568 West 900 South
    Salt Lake City, UT 84104
    (801) 618-2410
    terminix.com

    Posted in St. George Pest Control

    All About Pest Control

    February 15, 2013 // 2 Comments »

    Pest control is a problem that many people do not want to think about; however, due to circumstances in their homes, they absolutely must. Before calling a pest control specialist, there are some important facts and considerations to keep in mind.

    Types of Pest Control

    You might think that pest control is limited to a few small creatures such as termites, rodents, bed bugs and ants. However, this field is quite diverse and also includes birds, flies, cockroaches, spiders, bees and other outdoor creatures according to the National Pest Management Association. Why does this matter? Well, when a problem lurks in or around the house, you need not assume that it falls under another category. Indeed, you can call pest control specialists to help you out.

    Understanding the Risks

    Some people do not get too wound up about pests because they think they cannot cause any real harm. However, a beehive can simply be deadly to a person who is allergic, and termites can cause the whole house to collapse. According to Pest World, cockroaches have the ability to bring diseases in with them, and rodents can cause some serious problems as well. It’s also simply unsanitary to have these creatures walking through your home and kitchen.

    How Pests Affect Pets

    Another incorrect assumption is that they generally do not bother each other since they are all animals. Mites can cause major problems in a pet’s ears, and fleas can cause them to scratch at their skin terribly. Fleas might also cause them to develop internal problems. Until the pest control professionals come to take care of the problem, keep your beloved pets away from the pests.

    The Methods

    When you call up pest control services, it’s important to learn a bit about the methods that they employ. For example, some of them are able to use exterior tools to eliminate pests. Devices will be placed around the perimeter of the home, and no poisons, sprays or gases need to come into the house. If only those latter methods are used, it’s important to ensure that everyone, including the pets, has a safe place to go. You must also put children’s and pets’ toys in places where they will be safe.

    Finding a Method that Works

    Unfortunately, although pest control services do their best to eliminate these creatures, you need to focus on finding a method that works for your specific home. For example, having one round of termite treatment is not going to be enough in most situations. In fact, finding a company that offers constant monitoring, once a month or so, is the best idea. Not only does it ensure that these pests will be kept out of your home, if you ever try to sell the house, you will be able to tell the prospective owners that pest control has been a priority.

    When you find pests in your home, don’t panic. Call up a trusted service professional, and start working on a plan to eliminate these creatures.

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    Posted in Pest Control

    St. George’s Top Nuisance Pest

    January 29, 2013 // No Comments »

     

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    Ants Voted Nation’s Top Nuisance Pest 

    Living in St. George, UT you have been well accustomed to those pesky biting ants; and you’re not the only one who finds them a nuisance.

    A nationwide survey conducted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) discovered that this country’s #1 pest nuisance is of course, the ant. Colonies are usually located in the ground, but ants become a major nuisance when they enter homes looking for shelter and food.

    Ants, like the black carpenter ant or the odorous house ant, frequently bite or sting. When an ant stings, it will inject an acidic chemical which can cause pain, swelling, and/or irritation.

    Ants will also tunnel through your property, and nest in the walls of your home. Ant infestations can even compromise the integrity of your home if the infestation is serious enough… Warranting them as more than just a nuisance.

    Ant Infestations Continue To Rise 

    The nationwide survey was conducted by asking licensed pest control professionals what their most common customer complaint is. Every single person surveyed stated that they have encountered ants in the last year; and the majority feel that ant infestations are on the rise.

    Here is a list of the most common ants in St. George, Utah:

    http://pestcontrolstgeorge.com/2012/10/the-most-common-ant-invaders-of-southern-utah/

    Breaking Down The Nation’s #1 Nuisance 

    Ant Control In St. George 

    The NMPA’s national survey also found that pest professionals are very successful in treating the majority of ant infestations. Ant control is a three-part process of inspection, identification and treatment.

    If you live in Southern Utah, and are frequently seeing ants around your home or property, get professional ant control today!

    Bulwark Exterminating
    56 North 500 East
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435) 627-8840
    bulwarkpestcontrol.com  
    Truly Nolen Pest Control
    630 North 3050 East
    St. George, UT 84790
    (435) 688-1092
    trulynolen.com  
    Terminix
    3568 West 900 South
    Salt Lake City, UT 84104
    (801) 618-2410
    terminix.com

     

    Posted in Ant Control, St. George Pest Control

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