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Tulsa is home to almost 400 thousand people. With all the people in Tulsa, there are a lot of homes that have pests. With so many homes with pests, Tulsa has a lot of pest control companies.  SO, how do you know what pest control company in Tulsa will protect your home properly?  Here are a few helpful tips to help save you money and headaches in the long run.

Look For A Pest Control Company That Does In-Wall Treatments 

When looking for a pest control company make sure they do an in wall treatment. Most pests will live inside the walls of your home. Pests really like this area mainly because it will protect them from the heat in the hot summer months, and it will also keep them warm during the cold winter months. Most pest control companies will just treat around the baseboard. Spraying around the baseboard will only kill some of the pests. A reputable pest control company places a product directly inside the wall, which will kill the pest at the source of the infestation.

Look For A Pest Control Company That Does A Power Spray 

The in wall treatment will do an excellent job on kill all the pests inside your home, but what about the outside. Preventing the pests from coming inside the walls takes additional efforts outside as well. Pest control treatments that are done correctly will have a power spray done around the foundation of the home. The power spray will have enough power to penetrate into the soil and under the rocks around the home. The power spray will also be able to place a strong barrier around your home; this will kill any pest trying to sneak in.

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Look For A Pest Control Company That Granulates 

The power spray will work very will at preventing pest from coming in, but you also need to kill the pests at the source of the problem. Most pests will live at the base of plants and trees. At the base, pests will eat the roots and drink the water from the drippers. Using a product call granules will help kill the entire pest problem. The granules are activated from the water, and then the product will seep down to the base of the plants. If this part of the treatment is not done you will continue to see and here more pests.

Look For A Pest Control Company That Has Good Reviews 

Doing this kind of treatment will control the entire pest problem at your home. All three parts must be done or the problem will only get worse. A lot of pest control companies will try to do short cuts and cheat to save money. To see if a company is doing this, check reviews that costumers have posted.  Companies that use short cuts will have little to no reviews on the service. A company that is not taking any short cuts and controlling the pest will have the opposite, therefore have more reviews.  Good places to see how companies rate up are Google, Yelp, Better Business Bureau, Family Own Pest Control, and Angie’s list.  Doing this is the easiest way to see how other pest control companies work, and if they really are doing their job.

Pest Control 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

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April 2, 2014 - 9:33 PM No Comments

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

 

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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

 

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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
 
 

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March 3, 2014 - 6:29 PM No Comments

Effective Flying Termite Control Tips

Flying termites are one of the most annoying pests that are twice as likely to damage your home as regular termites. What makes flying termites very difficult to control is the fact that they can easily fly from one location in your home to the next. This essentially means that if you spot them near your cupboard and spray some type of extermination chemical they may still survive if they flew to a nearby food cabinet or into your pantry. So, as soon as you spot even one flying termite near your premises or in your premises its time to exterminate with extreme prejudice. That said it’s not easy to kill these otherwise resilient pests.

Flying Termite Control Steps

If you want to get rid of flying termites effectively the below tips offer a good starting point.

Step no. 1: Scrape their Nest

Termites cannot help but to leave a trail of wood fillings and dirt. This trail almost always leads to their nest which looks as if it’s something that is built out from the woodwork. The nest can vary in size but it’s almost always solid and gray or brown in color. Once you have identified the nest you should scrape it off using a metal blade. After the nest has been removed the termites that inhabited the nest will be forced to relocate. Hopefully, this will disrupt their activity enough to give you time (usually around 24 hours) to get all the stuff you need to exterminate them completely from your property.

Step no. 2: Treat with Orange oil

Now, if you do not have many termites to deal with i.e. a minimal infestation then orange oil spray is the best solution. Orange oil can be purchased for a few dollars from any hardware surplus store and is a natural termite repellant. It is harmless to human beings and pets and all you have to do is load a regular spray bottle with the liquid and spray it anywhere you see the termites. Also spray wooden furniture that are not yet infested with these pests.

Step no. 3: Secure your wooden possessions

There are a number of effective flying termite control pesticides that can be purchased over the counter and be applied to everything made of wood in your home. However, since these consists of various chemicals make sure that they are as per your building’s regulations because you certainly do not want to be fined for using chemicals that are not allowed. That said splashing these termite control sprays should help to secure almost everything. Furniture you cannot spray or do not want to spray should be varnished every year to safeguard them against termites in general.

Step no. 4: Preventing future infestations

Once you have run through the steps given above you should have gotten rid of 90% of the termites in your home. However, the next step in termite control especially if you are already living in a home that was infested before many times or near a home that is infested use poisonous termite control baits. These often consist of a number of different types of treated natural plants that kill termite naturally. When one termite takes the bait it spreads over to the entire termite colony hence saving you the trouble. The only thing you need to be careful of is to purchase natural termite control baits.

Professional Services

In most homes professional termite control services may not be needed unless the home has not been lived in for a long time due to which it has severe infestation. It may also be needed if all the above procedures were not effective or cannot be performed. Hiring an expert team can save time but they are also expensive. If the infestation was widespread apart from getting rid of the termites you’ll also have to get a lot of the wood around your home replaced since termites will certainly reduce the reliability of everything made from wood. If your home is mostly made from wood, consider extensive renovations prior to moving back in with your family. Then proper termite control measures can be put in place to prevent any future infestations.

Manu Alias is one of the leading experts on flying termite control in Australia. He has authored a number of books and manuals on the subject. His techniques are used by some of the best professionals in the country to get rid of termite infestation. Forensic Pest Control Facebook, Google +

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February 19, 2014 - 3:54 PM No Comments

The Ins and Outs of Perimeter Pest Control

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Implementing perimeter pest control around your home or business is a good way to take action against the pests that plague numerous residential and commercial properties every year before they become a menace to you. Though there is a slight chance that insects or rodents could already be living inside of your structure, pest control professionals find that most pests come in from the outside searching for food and a warm place to take shelter. This means that by beginning your pest prevention and control on the exterior, you should have less to worry about on the interior.

What is Perimeter Pest Control?

The idea behind perimeter pest control is to keep insects and rodents from ever making their way into a structure. By treating the source of the colony or nest and finding burrows of unwanted animals, there is a greater chance of avoiding a battle with these pests on the inside of your home or business. Treatment applied to the exterior of a building, including its foundation, lawn, driveway, landscape beds, patios, etc., will act as a barrier between your home and the annoying and damaging pests that threaten to violate and contaminate your personal space.

Benefits

The benefits of perimeter pest control are plenty. Besides the obvious advantage of not having to deal with trespassing pests invading your home or business, perimeter defense allows you to keep the treatment chemicals outside and away from the areas you live or work in. It also works to eliminate a variety of pests without harming your lawn, flowers, soil, trees, plants, etc., and with it being an odorless, colorless application, you may not even remember it’s there (although it will continue to do its job day after day). Another convenience of perimeter control is the home or business owner not necessarily having to be around during the service, which makes scheduling an uncomplicated process.

Seasonal Scheduling

Most pest control companies will recommend perimeter treatments to be applied three to five times a year for year-round protection. This includes spring, summer and fall treatments since different pests are more prevalent at different times of the year.

Services Performed

Each company will vary in their services, but in general, perimeter pest control will involve sealing cracks or gaps in the building’s exterior, removing cobwebs, checking for screens on doors, windows and vents, reducing excessive moisture around the property, making sure firewood and mulch are not in close proximity to the structure and applying treatment to window frames, lighting fixtures, downspouts and a specified area of footage all around the foundation.

Effective Perimeter Protection

For the most effective perimeter control, there are a few tips for home and business owners to consider that will aid in the fight against undesired pests. Trim trees and bushes back away from the structure, keep a clean yard so there are less places for pests to hide, make sure outside trash cans are sealed and not overflowing and don’t allow consistent access to pet food. Following these guidelines along with executing a perimeter pest control plan will help you to see greater results in your war with pests.

A thorough perimeter pest control program can support you in achieving what most home and business owners would love to accomplish, which is never having to deal with a pest infestation inside their building.

About the Author

Tiffany Olson is a full-time writer from Northern California who has a special interest in home related topics. She loves to share information with the public writing and social media.

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December 3, 2013 - 6:47 PM No Comments

Pest Control Tips -Make Life Easy!

Pests like rodents, insects and raccoons, are a common problem faced by every household sooner or later. Although they are an unwanted burden and a bother you need not worry! Some easy yet effective tips mentioned below can help you get rid of these creatures.

There are different tricks to tackle different types of pests. So be sure to read the correct guide for your unique problem.

Insects:

 

Ants infesting house

Ants: To keep ants away make a mixture of sugar and borax, one cup each. Make the mixture in a glass quart jar and punch holes in the lid of the jar. Now sprinkle this mixture in each and every corner of the house, outdoors and indoors. Borax poisons ants and to attract ants to it you need to have sugar in the mixture. Carpenter ants are attracted to damp wood. These can be avoided by making sure that there is no leak in windowsills, the roof or pipes.

Cockroaches: To get rid of cockroaches sprinkle the borax mixture in the bathroom cabinets and also in the kitchen. Don’t sprinkle in areas within the reach of children and pets.

In the event you have wasps, bees, hornet or any other insect use insect spray or even hair spray will do the job.

Fleas: Vacuum rugs thoroughly before spraying the house. After you are done cleaning throw away the dust bags.

Mosquitoes: make sure you keep the bird bath’s water clean. Make it a habit to change it every three days. This will prevent mosquitoes from collecting.

Centipedes: If there are centipedes in your house this mean there are other insects present as well. This is because centipedes prey on other insects so if they are in the house, it is for the other insects.

Termites: Holes in the wood indicate termite presence in the house.

If you live in a multi-unit area individual efforts won’t pay off. These pests can travel from one apartment to the others. An entire building sweep is required. An effective pest control company can be a good choice for to get rid of the pest problem.

Raccoons and Rodents:

 

trapped grey squirrel

  • Mousetrap: Peanut butter and raw bacon are two useful baits. For peanut butter apply it on the trigger of the trap and make sure it has hardened before you set the trap. Tie bacon on the trigger of the trap.
  • Raccoons: mustard oil is a useful repellent for raccoons. Wait for the raccoon to leave and then cover the entry point. Seal all possible openings that they can enter through. Keep poison in holes and cracks of the house. You can also stuff them with some wool, steel or a scouring pad.
  • Use a compound mixture to seal the spaces and holes coupled with fragments of steel wool.

The suggestions made here are a sure thing to get rid of the pest problem. These useful tips help you keep pests and hence your worries away! Try them and you will be amazed at how useful they all are.

The author Ben suggests useful tips to keep your house free from pests. Ben writes for Eclipse Pest Control- Brisbane Pest Control, which is an effective pest control company.

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