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Tulsa Roaches Love Donuts

 

Roaches love eating the food inside your home. If it’s sweet, if it’s starchy, or if it’s both, it’s one of a roaches favorite things to eat. Yes, that includes donuts. Keep these dirty, disease spreading roaches outside of your kitchen or home by enlisting the services of a cockroach exterminator… And not just any exterminator, you want the best! You want Bulwark Exterminating’s professional roach control service in Tulsa, OK.

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April 18, 2014 - 9:39 PM No Comments

Video- Don’t Share Your Halloween Candy With Roaches

 

This Halloween, instead of sharing your candy with those disease carrying cockroaches, keep it all to yourself. Enlist the services of a cockroach control professional!

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October 29, 2013 - 5:54 PM No Comments

Simple Ways To Keep Roaches Out Of Your Home – Permanently

Just hearing the word “cockroach” is enough to make most people’s skin crawl, and even though you don’t have to have a dirty house to have a cockroach problem, these insects conjure images of filth and decay. Unlike many other home invaders that play some helpful role like cleaning up fleas or mites, roaches don’t contribute greatly to the home economy and may spread diseases as they walk across counters and other surfaces.

There are many species of cockroaches that invade American homes, including a few that may wander in accidentally, but can’t breed inside. The most common inside cockroaches are German cockroaches, American cockroaches, Oriental cockroaches, smokeybrown cockroaches, and brownbanded cockroaches. It’s important to know which roaches are in your home, since some require slightly different conditions to thrive.

Identifying Roaches

 

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German cockroaches

German cockroaches reach 1/2 to 5/8 inch long, with light brown bodies and two dark stripes on their pronotum, the plate just behind their heads. Females may be observed carrying an elongated, ridged egg case with them as they travel. They are mainly spotted in kitchens and baths, but other areas with increased humidity and lax sanitation may become targets.

Brownbanded cockroaches

Brownbanded cockroaches are similar in appearance to German cockroaches, but lack the dark stripes on the pronotum. Instead, brownbanded cockroaches boast a pair of light bands across the wing and abdomen. They need a drier environment and may be found inside electronics, appliances, ceilings, or light fixtures.

American cockroaches

American cockroaches are terrifyingly large, reaching up to two inches. This giant, red-brown cockroach has a yellow band around its head and pronotum. They tend to remain in very moist areas, favoring basements in homes. Adult American cockroaches may fly around on warm evenings.

Oriental cockroaches

Oriental cockroaches primarily appear in jet black, but this 1 1/4-inch long bug can also be dark brown. Its wings are distinctive for a cockroach because they don’t reach the end of the abdomen. This strong-smelling insect prefers cool, moist environments like basements, cellars, and crawlspaces.

Smokeybrown cockroaches

Smokeybrown are slightly larger than Oriental cockroaches, reaching up to 1 1/2 inches with smokey brown coloration as adults – the pronotum is so dark it’s almost black. Smokeybrown cockroaches thrive in warm, moist environments, but are highly mobile, so can be spotted nearly anywhere.

Indoor Habitat Modification

 

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Once roaches are in your home, you have to take action immediately to remove food sources and make the place generally unwelcoming. Clean up all spills the moment they happen and vacuum or mop regularly to keep any unnoticed food crumbs off the floor. Purge anything you are storing, but never use. Roaches love clutter and will use it for cover, especially when the items aren’t frequently disturbed.

In the kitchen, keep your food, recycling and trash tightly sealed and never leave food-laden dishes on the counter, where roaches may feast. Drippy faucets or drains may draw moisture-loving roaches to areas under cabinets, so make sure these items are in good repair. Dog or cat food is also a draw for cockroaches that prefer grease or protein-based foods.

Outdoor Habitat Modification

 

If your home is landscaped with organic mulches like wood chips or pine bark, these can be holding roaches close to your home. Remove thick, organic mulches from around the house and replace them with gravel to deter perennial roach problems. While you’re going around the house, seal any cracks you find with caulk and check that all your screens fit well. Adding screens to foundation vents and tightly fitting crawlspace covers will prevent cockroaches from coming inside.

Other less obvious areas serve as breeding areas, such as hollows in trees, wood piles, and thick ivy patches. Check these areas carefully, sealing or removing them as necessary. Trimming up shrubs and other perennials around the house can help keep cockroach numbers low by removing hiding spots. You may not be able to eliminate them completely, but by moving these pests away from your house, they’re less likely to find their way indoors.

Roach Baiting

 

Dead Cockroaches

Once you’ve sealed your house, indoors and out, and removed as many sources of food and water as you can find, you’re ready to bait for roaches.

Baiting roaches is relatively safe, more so if you use the most selective chemicals possible for roach control. Many granular and gel baits are available, with active ingredients like abamectin, boric acid, dinotefuran, fipronil, hydramethylnon, indoxacarb, and imidacloprid. Boric acid is safest for areas where pets or children may frequent, but any roach baits that come in a bait station are difficult to remove from their housing without destroying it.

Place baits around areas of heavy cockroach activity, checking and replacing baits as necessary. It’s a good idea to have a second set of baits handy at all times, since one heavily frequented station may run out of bait much more quickly than others. Intermittent poisoning may lead to ineffective control, or worse, bugs that develop a resistance to your poison of choice.

A minor cockroach infestation can easily be tackled by a patient homeowner, but if your cockroach problem is serious, you should call a professional before reaching for potentially dangerous bug bombs.

This article was written by Jacob Salmon, a pest control specialist based in Austin, Texas.

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July 1, 2013 - 7:44 PM No Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day From Bulwark

Valentine’s Day is on Thursday, so there is still time to either make a few last minute preparations for the big day. Or, if you’re like the rest of us, then there is still time to start making preparations for the big day.

You might be more of a do-it-yourself kind of person who doesn’t believe that making reservations truly comes from the heart. The only real way to show how you truly care is to march yourself down to the market, hand pick each ingredient with extreme detail, wake up early on Valentine’s Day at about 5am and prepare the main course which requires a slow cook time 10 hours.

Or, if you’re like the rest of us, you have babysitters already scheduled, and you have a 6pm reservation at the place for which you have a $10 gift certificate. That means that will either help cover the tip or you can splurge with your own individual desserts.

Here are some of the nicer restaurants around town.

The Melting Pot. If you don’t mind a little bit of adventure and some variety on Valentine’s Day, then try The Melting Pot. You’ll get a four-course fondue dining experience that is guaranteed to delight. Also includes private tables, fine wines and first class service.

Flemings. Do you and your valentine like steaks? If so, then go to Flemings. You won’t be sorry.

Garlic Rose. Italian restaurants are the easy choice for any Valentine’s Day dinner date. We’re far from Rome here in Tulsa, but if you want to try something particularly tasty, then reserve a table at Garlic Rose. The breaks, desserts and pastas are all homemade and as a personal recommendation, consider the Rosemary Crusted Filet.

From all of us at Bulwark Pest Control, have a happy Valentine’s Day… just don’t let this happen to you.

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February 11, 2013 - 5:21 PM No Comments

10 Tips On Keeping Pests Out Of Your Stored Christmas Decor

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Tulsa Pests In Your Christmas Decorations

Christmas has almost come and gone. It always goes by way too fast. After all of the visiting family leave, after all the gifts are opened, and after all the eggnog has been drunk; it’s time for some unpleasantness. It’s time to pack away all those Christmas decorations.

Did you know that all those Christmas decorations; your strings of lights, your tree, and your boxes of ornaments can house certain pests. Tulsa pests like rodents, silverfish, cockroaches, and spiders love to make boxes of decorations their year round homes. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep these creepy crawlies from invading your Christmas décor.

10 Tips On Keeping Pests Out Of Your Stored Christmas Decor

1. Use plastic storage totes. Avoid using the traditional cardboard box when storing your decorations. Not only will pests sneak inside the cracks of the cardboard boxes, but silverfish and cockroaches love munching on the cardboard, the tape, and the glue. I suggest using plastic storage totes that have tight fitting lids.

2. Thoroughly clean storage totes. Before you start filling those plastic storage totes with all of your decorations, thoroughly wash them out. This is an easy step that will go along way in keeping unwanted pest intruders out.

3. Properly dispose of your real tree. That amazing smelling Spruce you bought at that Christmas tree lot will give shelter to rodents and bugs if it’s not removed from your property quickly. Whatever you do, don’t leave your tree in your backyard or leaning up against your house.

4. Use an artificial Christmas tree bag that zips. It would be simpler to just put that artificial tree back into the box in which it came, but just throw it out. Rodents like squirrels, rats, and mice love making their nests in artificial Christmas trees. It reminds them of their homes in the wild. Use an artificial Christmas tree bag that tightly zips.

5. Dispose of edible Christmas decorations. Those candy canes you used to trim the tree, those wonderful smelling candles, and that gingerbread house you spent hours on will simply invite pests into your basement, garage, or attic. Don’t save them.

6. Store cloth materials in plastic bags. Tulsa can be humid during those summer months; you don’t want your Christmas tablecloths, your tree skirts, and your stockings to get damp. They will attract silverfish. Clothing moths and cockroaches will also eat cloth materials if not sealed and properly stored.

7. DIY pest control methods. Placing glue traps, silverfish drops, and even mothballs inside each box of Christmas decorations with keep pests away; and kill any that happen to get inside. Do-it-yourself pest control products can be found at pestproejoe.com

8. Thoroughly examine storage areas. Garages, attics, and basements are already a favorite hideout for common household pests. Look for spider webs, rodent droppings, and dead insects before staking your boxes of decorations. You may already have a pest problem.

9. Clean out storage area. After inspecting your storage area for signs of pests, clean the area out. Brush away any spider webs and dead insect. Remember, cleanliness is nest to pest-freeness.

10. Get Tulsa pest control. Even if you don’t currently have pests living among your Christmas decorations, a Tulsa exterminator can ensure you never will. Spider control treatment plans will make sure you don’t get bit when you take out those decorations again next year.

Pest Control in Tulsa

Bulwark Exterminating
507 S Main St # 201
Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 582-2629
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

The Skunk Whisperer, Inc
9521 B Riverside Parkway #343
Tulsa, OK 74137
(918) 261-4444
totalwildlifecontrol.com

OK Wildlife Control
Tulsa, OK
(918) 739-4382
oklahomawildlifecontrol.com

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