Archive for July, 2009

Green Pest Control – Wall Street Journal features Bulwark

Friday, 31 July, 2009

Bulwark Exterminating LLC, which operates 11 branches in eight states, uses only botanical sprays and boric-acid products (also derived from boron) whenever customers request all-natural solutions and often includes them as part of an overall treatment plan even when they don’t.

Read More about Bulwark’s Feature story in the Wall Street Journal -

GREEN PEST CONTROL REPORT WALL STREET JOURNAL

Bulwark has always offered a green pest control service and for those that want an all natural pest control service, Bulwark has a solution for them as well.  Green and getting greener.

Call Bulwark for all your Austin pest control needs. Recommended, Guaranteed, and Green.

Google Map of Most Reviewed Pest Control Services

Thursday, 16 July, 2009

A recent collaborate Google map rendered by a Bulwark pest control customer gives the most reviewed pest control companies and highest reviewed pest control companies in the US. And of course, our Austin pest control service is on the map. Surprisingly there are very few other pest control companies in the US with over 10 reviews and 4 plus stars. So congrats to all that made the list.


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Bulwark Exterminating – Austin Pest Control
Over 100 reviews.
Over 100 reviews.

Bulwark Exterminating – Austin Pest Control
Round Rock, Pflugerville, Lakeway
209 E Ben White Blvd # 115, Austin, TX 78704

(512) 291-1200
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Bulwark Las Vegas Pest Control
Over 10 reviews
Over 10 reviews

Bulwark Las Vegas Pest Control
1350 E. Flamingo Rd
LAS VEGAS, NV 89119

(702) 399-9572
bulwarkpestcontrol.com/lasv…

Bulwark Exterminating – Pest Control Las Vegas
172 reviews **** Highest so far and all look to be legit.
172 reviews **** Highest so far and all look to be legit.

Bulwark Exterminating – Pest Control Las Vegas
2707 E Craig Rd # D
North Las Vegas, NV 89030

(702) 255-6313
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

M & M Pest Control Inc?
Over 40 positive reviews
Over 40 positive reviews

M & M Pest Control Inc?
32 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

(212) 219-8218
mandmpestcontrol.com

Bulwark Exterminating – Phoenix Pest Control
Over 20 positive reviews
Over 20 positive reviews

Bulwark Exterminating – Phoenix Pest Control
2 N Central Ave Ste 170
Phoenix, AZ 85004

(480) 969-7474
bulwarkpestcontrol.com/phoe…

Bulwark Pest Control, Phoenix
Over 30 Positive Reviews and 5 Stars on all of them.
Over 30 Positive Reviews and 5 Stars on all of them.

Bulwark Pest Control, Phoenix
10401 N 91st Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345

(623) 934-8700
bulwarkpestcontrol.com
35 reviews

Bulwark Exterminating, Mesa Pest Control
Over 100 Positive reviews.
Over 100 Positive reviews.

Bulwark Exterminating, Mesa Pest Control
1228 E Broadway Rd
Mesa, AZ 85204

(480) 497-3734
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Bulwark Exterminating, Pest Control Charlotte NC
Over 10 positive reviews.
Over 10 positive reviews.

Bulwark Exterminating, Pest Control Charlotte NC
2300 Stevens Mill Rd # A
Matthews, NC 28105

(704) 321-1532
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Signature Pest Control
Over 10
Over 10

AAA Signature Pest Control
3248 FieldMint Ln.
Salt Lake City, UT 84128
(801) 347-5272

signaturepestcontrol.net

Bulwark Pest Control
Over 50 positive reviews
Over 50 positive reviews

Bulwark Pest Control
10207 Chapel Hill Rd # B
Morrisville, NC

(919) 481-0007

Bulwark Pest Control
Over 50 reviews
Over 50 reviews

Bulwark Pest Control
17316 Bell North Dr
San Antonio, TX 78154

(210) 402-0492
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

Animal Control & Shelters: Operation Kindness (No Kill Animal Shelter)
Over 10 reviews
Over 10 reviews

Operation Kindness
3201 Earhart Dr
Carrollton, TX 75006-5025

(972) 418-7297
operationkindness.org

Bulwark Pest Control
Over 10 Reviews.
Over 10 Reviews.

Bulwark Pest Control
720S River Road Suite A-215
Saint George, UT 84790

(435) 627-8840

Orlando Pest Control
Only 6 reviews but all 5 star.
Only 6 reviews but all 5 star.

Orlando Pest Control
1901 West Colonial Drive, Suite One, Orlando, FL 32804

(407) 292-4800
xtermpest.com

Austin Summer Brings out the Heat and the Bugs

Tuesday, 14 July, 2009

Any summer in Austin brings out the heat and the worst in all of us by the time July hits! The last thing you need is to find your home invaded by all types of spiders, bugs, wasps, and mice who do not want to be out in the heat any more than we do. I cannot imagine facing Texas without a guy like Roger to fight the battle of the bugs for me. I know that Bulwark has many good employees, but the guy on the front line is the one I must talk about. Roger always comes with a smile on his face and eager to fix whatever is going on around or in my house. It does not matter if he comes early in the morning or I am the last person of the day. He is always working with a smile on his face and concerned about my needs. Everything is done in a fast pace and with a great care to being complete and thorough. I would never leave Bulwark as long as Roger works there. He should be CEO as far as I am concerned. He IS Bulwark! Bulwark is good because the contact people to your customers are doing a job of 120%. I hope you pay them well for being your front line crawling in attics and working outside in 100+ temps. This is the absolute truth….no frills added. This is the working person at their best and I truly appreciate it.

Sincerely…
Jean D.
Austin, TX 78732

Thanks Jean for the kind letter.  We do appreciate our employees and understand that their jobs aren’t easy.  We have and do feel that its our employees that make the difference.  You may be able to find  similar products, similar trucks, and similar equipment somewhere else.  But you won’t find the same Roger, or the same Russel, or same Silver.  We do believe that the front line is where we need our exceptional employees. Its a family pest control business, run like a family, and tied together like a family.

Experience the Difference.

Most Reviewed Austin Pest Control Service

Sunday, 12 July, 2009

No other Pest Control Service in Austin has more Google Reviews:

Listen to what Tony has to say:

“We just celebrated our first year here in Austin and as you can imagine, we love everything about it: the people, the weather, our exterminating company. That’s right, I said it. When we first moved in we immediately noticed that we were going to need a good pest control service (ants, rolly pollies, June bugs, etc.). Luckily for us, Bulwark knocked on our door our third day here. They advised us that we needed to set up service and quick…with them or with someone else but do it and do it quick. After consulting with family and neighbors, Bulwark came highly recommended. And boy were they right. Every time they come, they are professional, personable, and most importantly, GOOD. With three kids and two dogs, it was important to us to get the bugs in our backyard under control. And since Bulwark started coming, it’s all good. And the last two times we’ve had the pleasure of having Roger as our technician. He’s been on time, professional, and great with the kids and dogs. In addition to doing a good and thorough job of spraying, he’s given us some great tips on how to combat Texas critters. I sincerely hope we can have him assigned to us permanently. And for anyone that is looking for a pest control company, look no further. You’ve found the best. Thanks Bulwark and thanks Roger.”


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This is what other customers are saying about Bulwark Exterminating

Jessica writes:
“Have been a customer for 7 or 8 years at two different residences. Jeff Baker has been our technician on several occasions here and is terrific. Listens to what our specific needs/problems are, is full of excellent information and tips about the various creepy crawly things we live around, takes extra precautions treating the area around our rabbits’ dwelling, and puts my mind at ease, giving the outdoor perimeter and our indoor living space the level of treatment necessary to keep us safe from all the scorpions and centipedes here in the hill country. We have had great service from other Bulwark technicians as well, and Bulwark is always willing to get someone out here quickly for us, anytime between regular treatments…we recently completely cleared our backyard of years and years of layers of leaves and, as a result, suddenly saw scorpions and centipedes in the house…I called yesterday and Jeff came out today and did a great job!”

Chris writes:
“Admittingly, I have been an ABC Pest & Lawn customer for as long as I can remember. My parents have used them since I was a kid growing up, and I continued to use them myself. My family and I just moved into our house a few months ago and were getting ready to transfer our pest control service from our old home to our new one. I was approached by a enthusiastic Bulwark employee named Oliver who sold me on the idea of “thinking outside of the box” and trying something new–which happens to be something that I am not used to doing. I signed up with Bulwark yesterday and first thing this morning, technician NATE BURGI was at my door (actually, he was 15 minutes early which is a plus in my book). Nate was extremely knowledgeable, professional and was very interested in assisting with my pest control needs. Nate was extremely diligent in providing a thorough and quality service for me and my family. So far, I am extremely impressed with Bulwark and I am glad that I made the decision to switch from ABC to Bulwark. Thanks Nate, Oliver, and Bulwark Exterminating. Chris F. Teravista/Round Rock.”

Black Widow Spider Austin TX

Saturday, 11 July, 2009

Want to control Black Widow Spiders? Check out this informative video on Spider Control and specifically black widows:

A few Quick Black Widow spider facts:

1- While they are one of the most deadly spiders, Black widow bites are not usually fatal. If you do feel sever reactions then call your local poison control center, or visit your local hospital.

2- Black widows get their name because they have been known to eat their mates after mating. However, this ritual is not the norm. I guess most husbands are smart enough to run away these days… and FYI male black widows are not always black, they are usually a combo of brown, white, and black with spots and/or strips.

3- Black widows are reclusive by nature. They don’t actively hunt prey. They wait for the prey to come to them. So black widow bites are not common. Usually you have to be antagonizing the black widow in order to be bitten.

4- Black widows are notorious for the red hour glass on their underside, but not all black widows carry this mark. Some only red markings on their bellies, some have red spots on top, and some have no red at all but are pure black. The Black widow does have an overall look is unique to their species, so if it looks like a black widow, red hour glass or not, then it most likely is a black widow.

Winged Ant or Winged Termite?

Thursday, 2 July, 2009

We received this email yesterday from a local Austin resident-

“I found a few winged insects in my home tonight and I am unsure if it is a flying ant or termites.” -Cain C., Austin, TX

Great question Cain. How can you tell if it’s a winged termite or a winged ant?

The winged termite and winged ant look similar. They can both be dark in color and have very long wings. Termites, however have rounder bodies and shorter legs, for the most part. Ants are usually larger and have a bend in their antenna. But the biggest give away is that ants will have a “waist” between the upper body and lower body. The ant’s abdomen essentially looks like a big butt. Here is a perfect photo to show the difference:

termite v ant Winged Ant or Winged Termite?

The difference between a winged ant and a winged termite

My guess without seeing the insect would be that its an ant, as it is ant season right now and those reproductive ants are out looking to establish new colonies. But being either an ant or a termite a winged insect means that they are reproductives so get rid of it and then you better start looking for the main colony.

To watch a video on ant colonies visit: http://antguru.com/2009/antcontrol/ant-guru-video/