Category “ants”

97% of Bulwark Exterminating Customers would recommend their service to a friend

Thursday, 12 August, 2010

Based on an annual survey, 97% of Bulwark Exterminating Customer would recommend their service to a friend.  Bulwark Pest Control believes in quality service and treating the customers like a customer deserves to be treated.  Other companies should follow in Bulwark Pest Control’s footsteps.

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Saturday, 7 August, 2010

Blog Pest Control has some of the most interesting pest stories on the web. Learn all about Pest Control and what you can do to prevent pests at Blog Pest Control!
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Pest Control Austin Texas Ant Control Video

Tuesday, 15 June, 2010

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Pest Control Austin TX Report Card = A+

Wednesday, 11 November, 2009

Bulwark gets an A+ on their report card!

August 03, 2009
Debbie B.
Category:
Pest Control/Exterminating
Work Done:
Yes
Hire Again:
Yes
Home Build Year:
1999
Description Of Work:
We had experienced ants coming into our garage and home. This had been going on for a few months. Then I heard a “critter” scratching around in our attic. That prompted me to call an exterminator and take care of both problems. Bulwark got me quickly on their schedule. Very personable, knowledgeable man came and sprayed inside and outside for the bug problem. Also set a trap in the attic and bait boxes in the back yard to catch the RATS – PLURAL!! Eeeck!!! (determined by the type and amount of “droppings” found in attic). They came back 2 weeks later to check the traps (found 1 dead rat). They are coming out 2 weeks from that follow-up date to check again. They’ll keep coming until that problem is resolved. Thank goodness!!

Page Of Happiness Nominee

Overall A
Price A
Quality A
Responsiveness A
Punctuality A
Professionalism A
Additional Questions Answered when completing this report

How much did the final cost compare to the original estimate? right on

How does the value of the work compare to the price? I got more than my money’s worth.

How far in advance did you schedule the work? within a week

Why did you choose this contractor? reputation

Have you used this company before? this is the first time I’ve used this company.

What did you like most about this contractor? professional, prompt, thorough, friendly

What surprises came up during the course of the work? none

What words of advice would you give other members considering this contractor? I recommend them.

What words of advice would you give this contractor? Keep up the good work!

To sum it up: I am very impressed. Both techs that have come out are friendly, knowledgeable, thorough and productive. We signed up for their every-other-month maintenance since we have had recurring problems with fire ants.

Thanks Debbie!

We are grateful for your feedback! Fire ants are a big problem in the Austin area and regular pest control is required to keep these aggressive ants under control. A fire ant queen can produce over 1000 new eggs a day!  Yikes.  It’s also interesting that the queens fly in to start new colonies.  These new colonies will go unnoticed for few days to a couple of weeks until the queen is ready to hatch out her eggs.  Then they push up those easy to spot fire ant mounds placing the eggs near the top so that they can heat up and start blowing up like popcorn.  Pop, Pop, POP!  And out come your newest harvest of fire ants!

But don’t worry!  We’ve got you protected.  Even when these mounds pop up in between your regular visits!  Just call us up and we will be out within 48 hours to treat the fire ants at no extra charge.

Want fire ant control in Austin?  Call us today!

Bulwark Exterminating – Austin Pest Control
Round Rock, Pflugerville, Lakeway
209 E Ben White Blvd # 115, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 291-1200

Austin Ant Control is only one of many services provided by this Austin pest control company.

Austin we have an Ant Problem.

Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Austin has always had an Ant problem, but every year about this time ants are on the prowl. Yes, it’s Ant Season. They are making their last few preparations before settling in for a “long winter nap.” Fire Ants, Carpenter Ants, Little Black Ants, are all bundling up for the cold. And some of these preparations may lead them right into your kitchen cupboard. And why not? What ant would try to weather an Austin winter without a little food storage? You would have to be a crazy ant!

Speaking of crazy ants, the Texas Rasberry ant is still flooding through Texas and beyond. The rasberry ant has now reached Louisiana and Mississippi. Still no report of the rasberry ant in Austin, but the expert says that he wouldn’t be surprised if they were already here.

So what makes this ant so crazy?

Well being different in the orderly ant world makes you a crazy ant. They don’t walk in straight lines. They kind of look like a nervous wreck with the way the skirt about. So this funny walk is the first hint and perhaps the main reason for the crazy ant title.. But that’s not the really crazy part…

“This is an alien species. This is in higher densities than any other insects I’ve ever seen. They number in the billions and cover everything around them.” – Dr. Jerry Cook.

IN THE BILLIONS!!!

In one small condensed lab study of these ants they found 96 queens in a the ant colony! But it gets better… or should I say worse… The rasberry ant queen produces 2 to 4 eggs per hour. So… 96 x 3 gives you 288 eggs each hour. 288 x 24 hours…

That is 6912 new eggs every day for a SMALL colony!

That’s not so small.

This ants are flooding the state of Texas in a very real sense.  And they are causing havoc as they scurry about.  They have shut down manufacturing plants, they have shorted out street lights, they have caused Fort Houston electrical problems, they have attacked sewage systems and they have damaged well water systems.  “Houston, We Have a (an ant) problem!” is an understatement.  And if you thought ants in Austin were before… just wait.

But then some see a lighter side to this story…

“there is one thing good about these types of ants….they EAT Fire Ants!”

Daryl

I don’t know, maybe getting rid of the fire ant is a good thing, but there maybe a day when Texans miss the occasional fire ant bite over the flood of Rasberry ants.

ant control pest 06 Austin we have an Ant Problem.

Got Ants? Get Ant Control. Bulwark is your Austin Ant Control and Houston Ant Control specialist.

Ant Control Houston

Bulwark Exterminating – Houston Pest Control
10900 Brittmoore Park Dr
Houston, TX 77041
(713) 849-8533

Ant Control Austin

Bulwark Exterminating – Austin Pest Control
Round Rock, Pflugerville, Lakeway
209 E Ben White Blvd # 115, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 291-1200

Ant Control San Antonio

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17316 Bell N Dr
San Antonio, TX 78154
(210) 402-0492

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/

Austin Ant Control

Saturday, 27 June, 2009