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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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
Are looking for more to do in St. George?
Are your bored with the St. George nightlife?
If so, why not try black lighting scorpions… It can make for a very entertaining nighttime adventure that can also keep your home and property scorpion free.
If you are a St. George area resident, you are all too familiar with the stinging Bark scorpion. You see these scorpions scurrying across your tile floors in the bathroom, climbing your walls in the kitchen, and even hiding in the bed sheets in your bedroom. If you are worried about these scorpions stinging you or your family, its time to take action! It’s time to buy a black light flashlight.
Your first step is to go to your local hardware store, and pick up a LED black light flashlight. That same night, as the sun goes down, turn out all the lights in your home and around your property. Head outside with your newly acquired black light flashlight. Shine the black light in the areas you have been finding scorpions. Outside, look along the edges of your home, paying close attention to where the stucco or siding meets your home’s foundation.
Upon doing this, you will know when you spot a scorpion. They glow a bright greenish-blue, and pop out among the St. George landscape. If you have wood piles or concrete walls on your property, examine these areas closely with your black light flashlight as well. These areas tend to be a hotbed for scorpion activity because the scorpions feed on the crickets and other insects that hide out there as well.
If you wish to exterminate scorpions that you find while black light hunting, do so with caution. Scorpion stings can be very painful and can even lead to hospitalization. When exterminating scorpions, have a shovel handy or wear thick soled shoes to squash the pinching, stinging arachnids. If you plan on picking up the scorpions you find, do so with a paint stick or ruler wrapped with tape (sticky side out).
Save yourself some trouble of having to go scorpion hunting, and hire a professional St. George scorpion control professional. Let a scorpion exterminator take your scorpion worries away.Bulwark Exterminating
The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has been warning us for years, and now they have confirmed the existence of Africanized or Killer Bees in St. George, Utah; and multiple areas of Southern Utah as well.
The Washington County commissioner has informed the public that the Killer bees were found in seven traps: three near St. George, and four in the Kanab area. After determining that the bees were in deed Africanized, they were quickly exterminated.
Frequently found in most of Arizona and Texas, Killer Bees have been inching closer and closer to Utah. It now looks like they are here; but as to what extent, it is unknown. Experts say there is nothing to be alarmed about; residents of St. George just need to be aware that the killer bees are now in Utah.
It is impossible for St. George residents to distinguish between Africanized Killer Bees and European honeybees by appearance, because both bees look the same. The only way to distinguish killer bees from other bees is their aggressive behavior. If killer bees are disturbed, the will viciously and relentlessly attack in swarms. These attacks can have deadly consequences.
If you happen to see a hive of bees, of any kind, stop in your tracks. Walk away calmly as to not alarm the bees. Like I said before, they may be Killer Bees, they may not. There is no way to tell for sure. Just be aware of the bees and the situation. If you do happen to see a bee colony near your St. George home, get professional help from a bee removal specialist.
To prevent any type of bee from making a hive near your home, take a few preventative measures. Make sure your home is not bee-friendly by cleaning up your property. Plug holes and hollow spaces in which Killer Bees like to build their nests.
The presence of killer “Africanized” bees is both a health and a safety risk to people and pets. Their presence can often time result in expensive damage to your property if their hive is not removed. Do not try to remove or exterminate the killer bees on your own, as attempts can be dangerous and even life threatening. Look to hire someone with professional training and protective equipment.
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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 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.
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:
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
Who’s the best pest control in St. George?
Well, it’s easy for me to say that Bulwark is the best, but don’t just take my word for it. Try searching local pest control St. George UT reviews. Reviews like this one…
Good Technician Review – Marvis? – harmongt? – Aug 15, 2009
“Our recent visit by Marvis was excellent. He was very careful and did a great job making sure we were taken care of. He paid attention to my latest concern areas and I feel he cared for his job and took pride in his work. It is very nice to see someone that cares and does a good job instead of rushing to get done. He was efficient and fast, but took a genuine interest in doing a thorough job. Thank you Marvis and thank you Bulwark!”
Thanks for taking the time to compliment our pest control technician. Marvis is a great employee. We are happy that he has taken to heart the company’s philosophies. We want all within the Bulwark family to be happy; employees, customers, managers, and owners. Bulwark employees work to keep everyone in the Bulwark family employed. We serve our customers so that they stay with us and keep food on our tables. Customers get a bug free home. Win-win, its the best scenario.
Be sure to consider Bulwark’s All Natural Pest Control services as featured in the Wall Street Journal.
The scorpion sting is not an experience individuals should seek after. No matter how mild or intense an individual’s reaction, a scorpion sting is painful. Some consider the sting to be similar to the sting of a bumble bee. While others experience nausea, vomiting, burning sensations, and even temporary paralysis. The reaction is based on both the type of scorpion, the venom carried by the scorpion species, and by the individual, their allergies, and their bodies ability to metabolize the venom.
The good news is that most scorpion stings are non lethal. Most individuals will not need medical attention. Children and the elderly are at an increased risk due to the frailty of their bodies. Body weight often determines the bodies ability to metabolize the poisons. If stung and you feel an adverse reaction then call the poison control center. If you experience trouble breathing then you should immediately go to the local St. George emergency room. Breathing problems are what ultimately determine if a scorpion sting is fatal or not. Essentially the toxins in the scorpion’s venom can cause the victim to stop breathing, making the scorpion sting deadly. So monitoring the stung individual’s breathing is the most vital step in protecting that individual from potential death.
Bulwark Pest Control has protected over 20,000 scorpion troubled homes in the US. For even better coverage ask about our Scorpion 20/20 protection plan.