Pest Control Tulsa 918-252-3548

Family Pest Control Service in Tulsa Oklahoma

Top 3 Pests In Tulsa

I recently had the opportunity to talk with one of the pest management professionals at Bulwark Exterminating Broken Arrow, OK and picked their brains about all things pests. One of the questions I was most looking to get answered was “What are the most frequently called about pests in the Tulsa area?”

Here are the top three most common pests in the Tulsa area:

3. Crickets

 

cricket

It came to a little bit of a shock to me to hear that crickets were one of the most frequently called about pests in Tulsa. To me, crickets just seemed like a tiny nuisance; with their chirping being more a calling of summer. As a kid, I loved staying up past my bedtime, swinging on the porch swing, listening to the crickets. It was a summer right of passage of sorts. After addressing my cricket beliefs with the pest professionals at Bulwark Pest Control, I discovered just how much of a pest crickets really can be.

The truth is that crickets will attack all types of different materials, causing alarming amounts of damage. Often it is synthetic fabrics that are most damaged, although cotton, wool and silk are also attacked as well. Additionally, you never see just one cricket… they come in bunches! They will even enter our homes looking to eat any organic material they can find. On top of that, crickets like the mole cricket tear up the grass in your yard with their burrowing/nesting habits.

One of the most disheartening factors that come into play regarding crickets is that that attract other pests (like brown recluse spiders) that are looking to eat them. Serious cricket infestations require professional Tulsa cricket control.

2. Ants

 

ants

One of the peskiest and annoying pests found in the Tulsa, OK area are ants. Ants come in second on our list of the most frequently called about pests; perhaps because there are so many different types that infuriate homeowners. Carpenter ants, Pharaoh ants, and the dreaded Fire ant are all common ant invaders. Tulsa is also seeing an influx of the crazy ant as well. Depending on the species of ant; ants can damage electrical equipment, destroy your yard with their massive mounds, chew through the wooden structures of your home, and inflict painful stings.

If you are frequently seeing ants crawling throughout your yard, or even entering your property, it’s best to get professional Tulsa ant control before the problem worsens.

1. Brown Recluse Spiders

 

Brown Recluse Spider

It should be no secret that the most frequently called about pests in Tulsa is the Brown Recluse spider. A lot of this attention is garnered from the reputation this spider has. It’s gotten to the point where if anybody even sees a brown spider in their home, they’re calling in because they’re afraid it might be a Brown Recluse. Unfortunately, this reputation is well deserved. Brown Recluse bites are dangerous, and although rare, can be deadly. A bite can even cause necrosis; a symptom in which the skin rots and dies after a bite. People are willing to deal with a few roaches in their home, but when it comes to a Brown Recluse spider, they go running for the nearest phone to get professional Tulsa Brown Recluse control.

For tips on identifying A Brown Recluse Spider, click here.

Tulsa Pest Control

If you are seeing crickets, ants, Brown Recluse spiders, or any other type of pest in or around your home in the Tulsa or Broken Arrow area, get professional pest control!

Bulwark Exterminating
2013 North Willow Avenue
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 252-3548
bulwarkpestcontrol.com
 
OK Wildlife Control
Tulsa, OK
(918) 739-4382
oklahomawildlifecontrol.com
 
Orkin
6550 East 40th Street
Tulsa, OK 74145
(918) 622-0800
orkin.com
 
 

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Today, 6:29 PM No Comments

10 Preventative Measures To Avoid A Brown Recluse Spider Bite

Brown Recluse Spider

There’s no question that the Brown Recluse spider is on of the worst feared pests in Tulsa; unfortunately, these spiders are also some of the most common. Seeing one of these toxic spiders in your garage or shed is enough to make you lose it, but if you find one in your Tulsa home… Heaven help you!

Despite their unpopularity amongst Tulsa homeowners, I do have some fortunate news for you. First, Brown Recluse spiders are very shy and timid pests that will only bite if unintentionally (or intentionally for that matter) disturbed or threatened. Second, there are a few preventative measures that you can take as a homeowner to decrease the unlikelihood of getting bit by one of these dangerous and deadly spiders.

Here are ten preventative measures to avoid a Brown Recluse spider bite:

*** Important*** if you believe you have been bitten by a Brown Recluse spider, seek medical attention as soon as possible!

10 Preventative Measures To Avoid A Brown Recluse Spider Bite

 

Inside The House

1. Keep rooms very well lit. This includes opening blinds and curtains, as well as the doors to your closets. Brown Recluse spiders love hiding out in un-lit areas.

2. Keep clothing and shoes that you don’t regularly wear in sealed storage boxes, or inside sealed plastic bags. Make sure lids are airtight, and that possible box entry points are taped.

3. Never leave you laundry, whether clean or dirty, on your bedroom floor. Many Brown Recluse bites occur when handling or wearing temporarily discarded clothing.

4. Give your clothes and shoes a good shake before putting them on. A Brown Recluse pressed up against your naked self will certainly end badly!

5. Do not let any part of your bed touch the floor. This may include eliminating bed skirts. You don’t want extra company in your bed tonight… At least not company that has eight legs!

6. Move beds away from the curtains and walls in your bedroom. Before crawling into bed at night, thoroughly inspect your bed and bedding. Many Brown recluse bites occur while crawling in bed, or while sleeping.

Outside The House

7. Firewood stacked up against your home is essentially a Brown Recluse resort. These spiders will move right in! Make sure firewood is stacked away from your home, and that the pile is up off the ground and properly covered.

8. Cracks, holes, and crevices, old weather-stripping, etc… Seal them up! These make for easy access into your home.

9. Any shrubbery that is near your home (closer than 18 inches) needs to be trimmed back or replanted. Brown Recluse spiders love lurking in these secluded areas because of the abundance of water and other insect meals.

10. Tree branches will act like an interstate for Brown Recluse spiders that want to come inside your home. Trim these branches so they don’t touch you home.

Professional Black Widow Exterminators In Atlanta

If you are a Tulsa homeowner who is fearful of being bit by a Brown Recluse spider, take the above mention precautions. Additionally, it is in your best interest to contact a professional Brown Recluse Exterminator in Tulsa.

Bulwark Exterminating
2013 North Willow Avenue
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 252-3548
bulwarkpestcontrol.com
 
OK Wildlife Control
Tulsa, OK
(918) 739-4382
oklahomawildlifecontrol.com
 
Orkin
6550 East 40th Street
Tulsa, OK 74145
(918) 622-0800
orkin.com

Tags: , , , , ,
January 13, 2014 - 7:59 PM No Comments

How To Spot A Brown Recluse Infographic

The Brown Recluse spider.

With each word, that line gets more and more terrifying.

The Brown Recluse spider is a staple to Tulsa, right along with Sooner football and fried catfish. Unfortunately, the Brown Recluse isn’t nearly as fun as screaming “boomer sooner” at the TV screen while you’re elbow deep into a bucket of fried catfish.

The Brown Recluse spider has earned its malicious reputation because of the nature of its bites. If you are ever bitten, chances are you won’t even know it until it’s too late. It takes about a week before you’ll experience pain from a Brown Recluse bite. About this time, the infected bite area will be red, with shades of grey and purple. As the wound progresses, the living tissue will begin to decay and die; a symptom known as necrosis. Yikes!

Well, its easy to establish how awful a Brown Recluse bite is, and we know we don’t want them in our homes. What we don’t all know is exactly how to spot one.

The following infographic, is a guide to understanding and spotting Brown Recluse spiders:

How To Spot A Brown Recluse Infographic

 Brown Recluse Infographic

Tulsa Brown Recluse Spider Control

I know it goes without saying, but nobody wants the misfortune of dealing with a Brown Recluse spider bite. Extreme spiders require extreme measures. That is why you need to solicit professional Tulsa Brown Recluse Spider Control if you are frequently seeing these dangerous spiders inside your home. Check the online reviews for pest control companies. These companies happen to be the best in town:

Bulwark Exterminating
2013 North Willow Avenue
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 252-3548
bulwarkpestcontrol.com
 
OK Wildlife Control
Tulsa, OK
(918) 739-4382
oklahomawildlifecontrol.com
 
Orkin
6550 East 40th Street
Tulsa, OK 74145
(918) 622-0800
orkin.com
 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
October 14, 2013 - 10:23 PM No Comments

Brown Recluse Infestation: Extreme Spiders Require Extreme Measures

Brown_Recluse_Spider_White_Background

It has been well established that Tulsa, Oklahoma is a hotbed of Brown Recluse spiders. These dangerous spiders can infest Tulsa homes by the hundreds, and even the thousands. If you are bitten by one of these spiders, you will experience necrosis, or tissue death. The dangerous and extreme Brown Recluse spider requires extreme measures.

Homeowner Brown Recluse Measures

There are a few things Tulsa homeowners can do themselves to eliminate Brown Recluse spiders, and prevent them from entering their home again. First, eliminate all harborage that Brown Recluse spiders hide in. this includes, wood piles, debris, excessive shrubbery, and clutter. Second, seal up any cracks or voids that lead to the inside of your home. Vents and light fixtures affixed to your basement and attic are easy entry points for brown Recluse spiders. Third, vacuum up any webs, spiders, and egg sacs with a wet-vac that has extended tubes to reach high places. Keep the wet-vac full of bleach and water to kill any brown recluse spiders you may suck up. Last, de-clutter your garages, basements, and attics as spiders like these areas. Use storage containers with tight fitting lids, and tightly seal any boxes with packing tape.

After you have taken these measures, call a professional spider control exterminator in Tulsa, OK. Remember, extreme Brown Recluse spiders require extreme measures.

Professional Brown Recluse Measures

 

Direct Contact Treatments

Pesticides can be effectively used when applied directly to Brown Recluse spiders. This treatment method is best used when large numbers of the spiders are grouped together. The problem is that this isn’t always the case with Brown recluse spiders, so this technique needs to be used in conjunction with other spider control techniques.

Exterior Treatments

After a homeowner takes a few steps to control the Brown recluse infestation, like removing harborage and sealing cracks, then the exterior of the home needs to be treated with pesticides. A pesticide spray barrier needs to be applied around a property and home. Aerosol pesticide needs to be injected in voids behind a homes brick veneer. Any crack in the exterior of the home should be treated with a pesticide dust.

Crack and Void Treatments

The most critical step in controlling Brown Recluse spiders is the application of pesticides in cracks and voids. The reason being is that Brown Recluse spiders prefer these spaces. These spaces include all of the plates covering electrical outlets of a home, which need to be removed and filled with pesticide. All crevices and cracks need to be dusted with pesticide. Holes may need to be drilled in a home’s walls as to treat all of the voids. Special attention must be paid to basements and attics with the application of pesticide behind insulation as well.

Spot Treatments

Spot treatments inside a home must also be used in conjunction with the other Brown Recluse spider control methods for best results. Areas that these spiders like to crawl, like along baseboards and behind furniture, need to be treated with pesticide spray. Spray wherever Brown Recluse spiders frequent.

Tulsa Brown Recluse Exterminators

 

Bulwark Exterminating
2013 North Willow Avenue
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 252-3548
bulwarkpestcontrol.com
 
OK Wildlife Control
Tulsa, OK
(918) 739-4382
oklahomawildlifecontrol.com
 
Orkin
6550 East 40th Street
Tulsa, OK 74145
(918) 622-0800
orkin.com
 
 
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
June 18, 2013 - 4:49 PM Comment (1)

How to Keep Spiders Out of Your Home

Spiders

Spiders are one of the most common household pests. They can easily thrive in your home, and if you don’t do anything to control their population, their number could easily get out of hand.

Some spiders are pretty harmless. If you get bitten by one, all you have to suffer from is an annoying itchy, red spot that typically resolves on its own. However, if your home is also home to deadly spiders, two of which are the brown recluse and the hobo spiders, then it’s important that you get rid of them quickly since they are pretty dangerous.

The Brown Recluse and Hobo Spiders

These spiders are very poisonous. Their venom could cause not only wound infection that heals slowly, but it can also trigger an allergic attack. The non-healing wound could grow bigger and deeper, and if it does heal, it could leave a sizable cratered scar. In addition to an unsightly scar, their venom could also cause damage to vital organs such as the kidneys. If left untreated, coma and even death could happen.

If you suspect that you’ve been bitten by a brown recluse spider or a hobo spider, it’s important that you go to the hospital immediately where you will be given proper medication. There’s no known anti-venom yet for brown recluse spider bites, but you’ll be given medications to help with the pain as well as arrest tissue necrosis or tissue death.

Tips for Getting Rid of Spiders

It’s quite easy to keep spiders out of your home. The first thing that you have to do is to keep your house clean and organized. Cluttered homes attract small insects like mosquitoes, flies, ants, etc., and these are the food source of spiders. If there is ample number of smaller insects in your home, it’s sure to attract spiders, too. So if you want to keep them out of your property, be sure that you keep these small insects out first.

You also have to see to it that you’re not providing spiders with hiding places. Spiders love to make old cardboard boxes their home, so if you have some at home, then dispose of them the right way by sending them to recycling plants. Instead of using cardboard boxes as storage space, use plastic ones instead. Plastic containers don’t attract pests like spiders, roaches, ants, etc. do.

If you have a garden, then make sure that it’s clean as well. It’s important that you trim the shrubberies and make sure that they’re not touching any part of your home, especially the windows and doors. It’s also just as important that you prune long tree branches and make sure they’re not touching your roof. Spiders could easily crawl over them and gain access into your home. In addition to this, you also need to get rid of piles of wood and dead leaves. Spiders are also using these as hiding places.

You can also set traps to catch spiders. You can purchase some at the store, but if you want to save some money, then you can simply make your own spider traps.

If spider infestation is too much for you to handle, then get in touch with your local pest control company.

 

Jennifer Daisley writes for several pest control blogs such as Interstate Pest Control. Spiders are nasty pests, so you have to get rid of them and prevent them from infesting your home.

 

Tags: , , , , , , , ,
January 23, 2013 - 4:53 PM No Comments

« Older Entries

css.php