Posts Tagged food

Roaches Steal Your Food Video

Posted by on Thursday, 17 April, 2014

All of us here in Austin know just how revolting and repulsive cockroaches are. These sneaky little buggers creep into our homes in search of shelter from the elements, water, and of course food.

Our food???

Yup, our food… The same food you eat on a regular basis is also food that can be shared with roaches. Unfortunately, you heard me right! You share your food with cockroaches!

Those filthy bugs will steal just about anything they can get. See for yourself:

While this video was good for a little chuckle, it also illustrates an important issue. Cockroaches love sugary, starchy, and otherwise sweet foods… Just like you and me. Unfortunately, these foods are regularly found in our homes; drawing the cockroaches in!

Once in our homes, they begin chowing down on anything that they can find. Foods that are not adequately sealed are going to be the first to go. Once roaches eat your food, they regurgitate it back up, and then dive in once again. Ewwww!

When it comes to sharing your food with roaches, keep in mind that they are notorious for spreading diseases. Bacteria, dysentery, diarrhea, worms; all are spread by roaches as they crawl through the food you ingest.

Don’t let cockroaches steal your food, get professional roach control in Austin today!

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Home Cleanliness: Things To Do To Prevent Pest Infestation

Posted by on Wednesday, 7 August, 2013

You can prevent pest infestations by maintaining cleanliness in your home. Pests love dirty environments since they provide them with an abundant supply of food and a nice hiding place. If you just leave food scraps on the floor and table and never bother emptying your trash can, then it is more likely that you will see pests roaming around your house.

Therefore, if you do not want to have a miserable life because of these miserable creatures, here is a list of things that you should do:

To Do Number 1: Clean the Yard

Before pests invade your home, they will colonize your yard first. Therefore, if you want to ensure that your house is safe from pests, the first thing that you need to do is to clean your yard.

You need to free your yard from fallen fruits, dead plants, fallen branches, and weeds, for insects love these things. You must also trim your plants, since excess foliages serve as a nice place for insects and pests. Furthermore, wood and fruits serve as a valuable source of food for ants and termites.

You must also empty any containers in your yard that hold standing water. Standing water is a nice breeding place for insects, such as flies and mosquitoes. By keeping your yard clean, you will be able to prevent pests from reaching your home.

To Do Number 2: Clean Your Storage Spaces and Rarely Visited Places

You need to clean your closet, boxes, containers and drawers from time to time, for this serve as an ideal place for pests to build their nests. You must also clean the areas in your house that you seldom visit at least once a week. In this way, you will be able to prevent pests from colonizing your house.

To Do Number 3: Free the House from Scraps of Food

If you want to make your house uninviting for pests, you must free your house from scraps of food. Remember, food is the main reason why pests want to stay in your home. Therefore, if you want to drive away pests, you must deprive them of food. If pests cannot find food in your home, then there is no reason for them to infest your home.

To ensure that your house will be free from scraps of food, it is advisable that you vacuum your home regularly. You must also wipe your table and sweep the floor every time you finish eating your meal. You must also clean the bowls of your pets.

To Do Number 4: Seal the Cracks and Holes

Aside from cleaning, it is also advisable that you check your house for cracks and holes. Mice will always try to break into your house through these holes. Insects can also gain entry through cracks. Sealing cracks and holes in your home is one way of preventing pests from gaining access to your house.

Pest infestations are a nightmare for homeowners because they can cause damage to their properties and belongings. One way of preventing pests from colonizing your home is by maintaining cleanliness in your home, for they hate clean environments.

About The Author

The author has vast experience in pest control as he has worked for a reputable termite pest control Brisbane company once. He suggests the above to take care of your home.

10 Things I Am Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Posted by on Thursday, 15 November, 2012

10 Things I Am Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Turkey (Photo credit: tengrrl)

 Thanksgiving is fast approaching. It’s a time we gather together as friends and family and count our many blessings.

Thanksgiving Traditions

Thanksgiving is full of family traditions. One tradition I grew up with was often times challenging for me as a young kid. Every family member was required to stand and give thanks for one thing that we each were grateful for before we could dig into the “good stuff.” I waited for my long-winded mother, for what seemed like forever, as her one thing turned into many. My stomach growled as the smell of turkey crept through the house. When my turn finally arrived I quickly spouted off something to the affect of “I’m thankful for my Lego’s,” or “my new Nintendo game.” At the time this was looked at as a right of passage in order to eat all the delicious food that had been prepared. Times have since changed as I’ve grown older.

Now that I’m grown, and have a family of my own, I have kept the same family tradition of giving thanks around the Thanksgiving dinner table. I have become my long-winded mother when it comes to giving thanks. There are so many things that I am grateful for, too many to count in fact, here is a list of just a few:

10 Things I Am Grateful For This Thanksgiving

1. My wife. She’s always been my #1 fan. She’s been someone who has always given me unconditional love and acceptance not matter how much money I make, or how much weight I’ve gained or hair I’ve lost. I’m a lucky guy.

2. My daughter. Even when she’s crying and screaming, I’m grateful I have a three year old daughter who love’s me. There are a few bumps in the road, but they are usually followed by easier times.

3. My parents. Even when they still continue to tell me how to run my life, I’m thankful that I still have them around. I’m grateful that they raised me to be the person I’ve become.

4. Liberty. I’m so thankful that we live in these United States, and all the freedoms which it grants me.

5. Fishing. The feel a big fish pulling back on my fishing pole has always been my escape from all the stressors in life.

6. Education. We live in a time of learning. A world of knowledge is at our fingertips. I’m thankful that I can continue to learn and grow as a person through gaining this knowledge.

7. Football. Honestly, how boring would my life be without my favorite sports team to follow all year long? I hope I never have to find out.

8. Health. Knock on wood. I’m thankful I haven’t had any major health issues. Now if diet and exercising were a little easier, I’d be golden!

9. Food. Not to endorse any specific restaurant, but there are a couple I could eat at daily. Whether it’s tacos, steak, a spicy curry, pasta, or pizza, I love it. I’m thankful that I’ve always had food at my dinner table and had the means to provide for it.

10. Job at Bulwark Pest Control. Seriously, how cool is it that I get to come to work each day and write about bugs? Awesome!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a very special holiday. Embrace those around you and your ability to give thanks to those you love. Give thanks for all that you have in your life. What are you thankful for?

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us bug guys at Bulwark Exterminating!