• 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

    Treating Brown Recluse Bites Infographic

    October 14, 2013 // No Comments »

    Brown Recluse Spider

    The following infographic is an excellent resource for identifying a Brown Recluse; and what to do in the unlikely event of being bit by one of these dangerous spiders.

    Treating Brown Recluse Bites Infographic 

    Bulwark Exterminating Brown Recluse Infographic

    St. George Spider Control

    While the Brown Recluse spider is not commonly found in Southern Utah, there are other dangerous spiders that lurk. Some of these include the Black Widow Spider and the Desert Recluse. Even if the spider is not venomous or dangerous, like in cases involving Wolf spiders and common House spiders, you don’t want them in your St. George home, scurrying across your walls and floors.

    If you are frequently seeing spiders inside your St. George home, or on your property, it’s time you solicit the help of a spider control professional. Get St. George spider 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 Spider Control, St. George Pest Control

    Skin Care – Lightening Or Removing Scars Caused By Insect Bites

    July 2, 2013 // No Comments »

     

    One of your best assets is your skin. Skin that’s glowing with health is attractive, and it’s even more appealing if you have an even skin tone. But what if your beautiful skin becomes riddled with scars because of insect bites? When an insect bites you, it introduces foreign substances into your system that cause your body to react. This is why you experience itchiness, pain, or swelling and other signs of skin irritation. Some bites get better in just a few minutes, but others take a long time to heal. Some creatures, like spiders, bed bugs, bees and stinging ants, may leave behind itchy pustules that can easily become infected when scratched. Other injuries become too itchy that the victim finds it hard not to scratch. These are the insect bites that leave a mark, especially if these become infected.

    Getting Rid of Unsightly Spots

    Brown or black spots on the skin are quite unattractive, but there are ways to remove them. Here are some tips that you could consider.

    1. Visit a dermatologist.

    There are different kinds of scars. Some leave small nasty holes, while others develop into raised black, red or brown spots, such as hypertrophic scars. It is important that your scars are properly identified so that you’ll be able to find the right creams, such as hydroquinone cream, or over-the-counter topical meds that you can use. A visit to a dermatologist will help you discover what kind of creams you need. Not only can a doctor suggest what scar-removing ointments you could use, but he or she can also perform laser or chemical peel treatments to lighten your scars.

    2. Use natural remedies.

    The juice of citrus fruits, especially lemon and lime, can help in lightening dark areas. It’s so simple to use natural ingredients. Just slice and juice half a lemon. Get a cotton ball and soak it with the fruit extract. Place the soaked cotton on your scar for about 5 to 10 minutes before rinsing. Other natural ingredients with bleaching properties are potatoes, strawberries and papaya, to name a few.

    3. Undergo needed skin treatments.

    If you really cannot stand the blemishes on your skin and natural ingredients just work too slowly for you, there are alternatives that will give you faster results. As mentioned earlier, there’s laser and chemical peel treatments, as well as dermabrasion. Here’s a short description about each method.

    – Laser Scar Removal

    Scars due to surgery, acne or insect bites can be removed with the use of laser. This is a non-invasive method which reduces the risk of infection and other dangers. Since it’s non-invasive, pain is reduced and the patient will recover more quickly as well.

    – Chemical Peel Treatment

    Such treatments can greatly help in improving your skin’s appearance. In such treatments, a chemical solution is applied onto the skin, which then causes the skin to peel to reveal new and healthier-looking skin. Because such mixtures make use of substances that can potentially cause serious burns, it’s vital that only medical professionals that specialize in skin care perform such treatments.

    – Dermabrasion Procedure

    In this procedure, a dermatologist uses a special brush or a diamond wheel to scrub or exfoliate the skin. Once the topmost layer of the skin is removed, new and better-looking skin is revealed.

    Citations:

    Claire Brent is a freelancer who has written many articles about Pest Control in Irvine. Her goal is to spread helpful info about pest management to everyone who is dealing with insect problems.

    Posted in Bugs, Health

    Keep Black Widows Away: Get Pest Control

    January 4, 2013 // No Comments »

    Black Widow Spider Eating Something

    As I go through my life, I pride myself in the fact that I am able to manage the few fears that I have. However, there is one fear that I have a very difficult time handling well: my phobia of spiders.

    I have some strange fears – claustrophobia of people, having water on my face, and seeing those pink and white Circus Animal cookies – but I don’t let them affect my everyday life. If I did, well, let’s say there would be no end to the torment my friends would do.

    Anyway, as long as the spiders are not moving and are not very big, I can usually keep my cool. If they start moving, though, I am not going to stick around.

    Black Widow Infestations

    In my book, there are few things scarier than the Black Widow.

    When I lived in Colorado, we started to have a Black Widow problem. They appeared on our porch, inside our cars, in the showers, and elsewhere. Needless to say, I was terrified of sleeping or sitting anywhere for fear that they would all attack me at once.

    However, rather than call a pest control company in Denver, my mom decided to catch the Black Widows and put them either in a plastic bag or jar.

    The one in the plastic bag was ceaselessly tormented as my mom tried to get it to squirt its poison. It did, and let’s just say that it did not placate my fear of it at all. It was terrifying.

    The ones in the jar did not have it much better. My mom put three or four of them in there at a time and waited for them to get so hungry that they would eat each other. Though my hatred of spiders is very, very deep, I had some sympathy for them. I truly believe that stomping on them or something would have been more humane than torturing them and forcing them into cannibalism.

    Ugh. I get shivers even thinking about it.

    Common Misconceptions

    Originally, I thought that you would die in a matter of hours if you got bitten by a Black Widow. I was always nervous that I would have to be rushed to the hospital in the event that one of the Black Widows decided to take its revenge out on us.

    However, one of my close friends’ brother got bitten by a Black Widow in his sleep, and he did not even know that it happened for several days. He finally noticed when he started limping on one leg that was considerably swollen and discolored.

    Apparently, a Black Widow’s venom works in the opposite way of a muscle relaxer. It makes your muscles tense up and would eventually constrict the movement of your heart, causing death. But, it takes more than a week for the venom to get there, if I recall correctly.

    Even though I know that I will not die if one of my mom’s fascinations comes running after me, I still do not want to take any chances. I mean, those black and red beings are freaky anyway. Their bodies are all disproportionate and nasty. I can handle snakes and most other bugs, but spiders are in a whole different category. Blech.

    I am a fan of pest control. I think it is one of the best inventions mankind could have created. I would really rather not deal with the creepy crawlies if I could avoid it.

    If you are like me, then having regular pest control is worth the investment.

    By Kassandra Konecny

    Bio:

    Kassandra Konecny has been writing creatively for years and has recently begun to turn those writing skills to write about pest control in Denver. Using her skills she has gained from attending English classes at the university level, she has been a successful pest control advocate.

    Posted in Spider Control

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