• Saint George Pest Control

    April 3, 2014 // No Comments »

    Pest Control

    St. George, UT is very beautiful. It is home to Dixie State University, and it is also surrounded by great landscaping. The weather is also amazing year round. The weather will draw hundreds of visitors every year. It will also allow pests to live through out the whole year.

    What pests live in St. George?

    With the weather never really dropping down past a freezing point for months at a time, most pests will thrive in St. George. Some pests that are seen in St. George are: crickets, cockroaches, spiders, ants, earwigs, and scorpions.

    animal insect bug

    Where do pests live? 

    Most of these pests will live on the outside but of the home but if not treated will start moving their way into the home. On the outside, most of the pests will live by the plants. The plants will offer the pest a good food source, and also a supple amount of water. When the pests start to overpopulate, they will then move toward the home. Around the whole home is small area where there are holes so the home can breathe. The pest will find these holes and make their way in to walls of the home. Inside the walls is where they can live and be protected year around; and if not treated will only get worse.

    How can pests be controlled?

    If pests are not controlled they will infest your whole home. To truly control them, a pest control company will have to treat your home. A pest control company will be able to treat the pests at the source and move the pests off your property.

    What will a pest control company do? 

    In order to control the pests, a company will need to do a three part treatment. The first part will need to be done on the inside of the home. Since most of the pests live inside the walls of the home, that area will need to be treated. To treat this area, an in wall treatment will be done. To do this the face plates will need to be taken off and a product will be placed in to the walls of the home. This product will exterminate any pests infested inside the walls. The 2nd and 3rd part of the treatment will take place on the outside. One will be done by treating the foundation of the home using a power sprayer. The power sprayer will have the ability to treat into the soil, and get under any rocks. The other will be to kill the pests at the source of the problem; and that is the plants. To treat this area, granules are used. The granules are activated by water. This will allow the product to seep down to the base of the plants and roots, where the pests live, and exterminate them. Doing this kind of treatment will ensure a pest free home.

    How can I know if a company does this kind of treatment? 

    The best way to see if a pest control company does this kind of treatment is to look at the reviews. Reviews can be found online at Yelp, Google, and Angie’s list.

    Pest Control St. George

    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

    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

    Tips On Handling A Scorpion Sting

    September 17, 2012 // No Comments »

    English: Mother Arizona Bark Scorpion giving birth

    English: Mother Arizona Bark Scorpion giving birth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    St. George, UT is home to 11 of the worlds 1,500 scorpion species. Of the 11 different species, the Arizona Bark Scorpion is the only species of scorpion that is deadly to humans. Their stings can be dangerous to children, to the elderly, and to anyone with a vulnerable immune system. People who are suffering from a respiratory ailment or any other serious illness are in the most danger, because that’s when scorpion stings can turn deadly.

    Serious Scorpion Sting Symptoms

    • Pain
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Dizziness
    • Heavy sweating
    • Blurred vision
    • Drowsiness
    • Chest pain
    • Vomiting
    • Cramping
    • Diarrhea
    • Rapid heartbeat
    • Allergic reactions
    • Slurred speech
    • Hypertension

    These severe symptoms, although rare, can lead to seizures, respiratory failure, neurological failure, cardiac arrest, and death.

    If you do get stung by a scorpion, here are some helpful do’s and don’ts when handling the sting:

    Stay calm. It’s natural to panic when you have been stung by a scorpion. Remaining calm helps to decrease your blood pressure and heart rate; this may already be rising due to the scorpion venom. Keeping your blood pressure and heart rate down limits the spread of the scorpion’s venom throughout the body.

    Seek medical attention. If you are having any of the symptoms mentioned above, it’s best head to the nearest emergency room. Medical specialists can immobilize the area affected by the scorpion’s venom, and keep it from spreading to other parts of the body. This will delay the absorption of the poison. Most hospitals have scorpion antivenoms, like Anascorp, that can save your life. These antivenoms can be pricey, but it’s better to be safe then sorry.

    Wash the area of the sting. If you are not experiencing any severe symptoms, and you wish to treat the sting at home, wash the affected area with warm water and soap. Make sure you make a habit out of washing the wound until it heals.

    Use an antiseptic. Applying an antiseptic can help reduce the odds of an infection. Rubbing alcohol, Bactine, hydrogen peroxide, or iodine are all suitable antiseptics you can use to disinfect the wound.

    Apply an ice pack. After being stung by a scorpion, you will likely experience some pain and inflammation around the affected area. After you’re done washing, apply an ice pack or cold compress to help lessen these side effects.

    Don’ts of Scorpion Stings

    After you have been stung, you should never handle the culprit that stung you. They are still very capable of stinging again, and may still have venom left to inject. There is a myth that if you slice open the wound it will help with blood-flow. Don’t do it. Doing so can actually lead to further infection. Do not try to attempt to suck out the venom from the bite. Doing so can cause ulcers in your mouth. Allowing someone else to do so can put their lives in danger as well.

    It is uncommon for a person to die from a scorpion sting, but it is still wise to steer clear of any scorpion contact. If you have been stung by a scorpion, follow the above tips. If you do not want to be stung by a scorpion, contact a St. George pest control professional 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 St. George Pest Control

    Roaches Eat Toothpaste

    August 28, 2012 // 1 Comment »

     

    For St. George Roach Control:

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

     

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