Category “In the News”

Man gets 70 years after stealing tuna sandwich

Wednesday, 20 October, 2010

Have you seen this Austin?  From the York Daily Record:

AUSTIN, Texas—A prosecutor says that a man who attacked a security officer at an Austin grocery store with a knife after stealing a tuna sandwich has been sentenced to 70 years in prison.

That’s right….years!  Not days.  Not hours.  Years.  Well, almost.  The perpetrator also attacked a store associate with a knife and has been in the slammer before in Texas and Louisiana.  But it really makes you wonder as to the quality and flavor of that tuna sandwich.  I wish we knew more about it.  What kind of bread was it on?  Were there any other fixin’s?  Six inch or foot long?  Regardless, many thanks to the Associated Press for a fine piece of reporting, and to YDR for passing it along.  In case you missed it, here’s the full length.

Austin Community College Requests Pest Control Bids

Monday, 2 November, 2009

As of today the Austin community college is open for bids from qualified local pest control companies. For more information read the following announcement or visit

AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE is soliciting bids from qualified firms for:

Invitation for Bids (IFB), No. 910-09042RW for District Wide Pest Control Services. Bids must be submitted on or before Tuesday, November 24, 2009, by 2 p.m., Central Time to the ACC Purchasing Department, 9101 Tuscany Way, Austin, TX 78754.

IFB packages are available beginning Monday, November 2, 2009 by accessing the ACC Purchasing website at and then clicking on the link for this IFB. The ACC contact for this IFB is Mr. Rodney Wheeler. He can be contacted at or telephone (512) 223-1056 and fax number is (512) 223-1902. All bids submitted must be sealed and returned to the ACC Purchasing Office, ACC Service Center, 9101 Tuscany Way, Austin, Texas 78754, by the date and time indicated above. Electronically transmitted bids will NOT be accepted unless otherwise stated in the documents. Late bids will be returned unopened.

The ACC Board of Trustees reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids and waive all formalities in the solicitation process.

Rodney Wheeler, MSHP
Construction Buyer
Purchasing-Austin Community College
9101 Tuscany Way
Austin, TX 78754
(512) 223-1056
Fax: (512) 223-1902
Purchasing Advertised Bids:
Please complete a survey to tell us how you feel about our service:

Companies that have been invited and are likely going to submit bids include:

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

Rated 4.8 out of 5.0 167 reviews
(512) 291-1200

J & J Pest Control
7413 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78757-2218


ABC Pest and Lawn Services 9519 N Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78753-3804

Budget Termite-Pest Control
Austin, TX

Home Team 2211 E 12th St
Austin, TX 78702-1705

Good luck to all of those that bid and may the best Austin exterminator win.


Round Rock Pest Control

Bulwark Exterminator – Pest Control Round Rock
2800 La Frontera Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78681

San Antonio Pest Control

San Antonio pest control by Bulwark Exterminating
200 E. Market St
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 249-0506

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 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!”


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

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

Spiders Give More than Bites

Wednesday, 30 September, 2009
 Spiders Give More than Bites

Spider Silk used to weave this beautiful tapestry

This is a 11-by-4-foot tapestry made completely of spider silk!  It took 4 years to make it and the help of over 1 million spiders.  While these particular spiders were farmed and harvested in Madagascar, Texas has very similar orb spiders.  Yes, they do bite and they are very large.  Austin orb spiders can weave massive webs.  When threatened they will actually swing/jump their webs.  This action makes them seem fearsome and aggressive.  My advise is not to play with them too much.  They may not be poisonous, but that doesn’t stop the bite from hurting.

And if you are not planning on spending the next four years weaving a spider silk tapestry then I would suggest not housing the Texas Orb Spiders in your home.  Better to call your local Austin spider control company.

Austin Spider Control

Pest Control Round Rock 2800 La Frontera Blvd Round Rock, TX 78681

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 -


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.