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How To Treat Fire Ant Stings

Fire Ants

The Red Imported Fire ant is one of the worst species of ants found in Tulsa, OK. On top of being very aggressive and destructive, these vicious ants also bite and sting. The fire ant’s sting is what makes this pest infamous.

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Fire Ant Stings

If you have ever been stung by an ant, not bitten but stung; the culprit was a fire ant. Fire ants are the only stinging ant found in the United States. When stung by a fire ant, you will know it immediately. You will be in pain. The pain ranges from moderate to severe, depending on your body’s reaction to the fire ant venom. Once stung, the infected site will turn red. The area will eventually turn white and blister.

If you are stung by a fire ant, the reactions will subside after a couple days unless an infection sets in; or have insect allergies.

Common Fire Ant Sting Symptoms

  • Moderate pain
  • Burning sensation
  • Tenderness around sting site
  • Redness
  • White blisters
  • Hives
  • Inflammation
  • Itching 

Severe Fire Ant Sting Symptoms (Allergic Reaction)

  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting 

How To Treat Fire Ant Stings

If you have been stung by a fire ant, it’s important to remain calm. If you panic, your blood pressure will rise and the ant venom will spread further and faster.

If you have known insect allergies (bees), or are experiencing any of the severe fire ant sting symptoms, seek medical attention immediately. If you have been stung numerous times, having stepped on a fire ant mound for example, it’s probably a good idea to seek medical attention as well.

If you’ve been stung by a fire ant, and are not experiencing allergic reactions, you’ll likely be in pain for a few hours. Take an Advil. Clean the infected sting area with a mixture of water and bleach OR ammonia (not both). Water and meat tenderizer also works well. These concoctions will help denature the fire ant’s venom.

The pain from the fire ant sting will subside after a couple hours. The redness, the white blisters, and the itching will take a few days to alleviate.

Preventing Fire Ant Stings

In order to prevent stings from fire ants, you will need to take precautions. If you see one of the fire ant’s distinctive mounds, keep your distance. Point out fire ant mounds to your children—who are frequent sting victims. If one of these ant mounds is disturbed, the colony will spill out of the mound and defend it by attacking the perpetrator; crawling up feet and legs as they sting repeatedly.

One of the best precautions to take when dealing with fire ants is getting professional ant control. Ant control professionals are up-to-date on of the most effective methods to exterminate and control fire ants on your property.

Make the call today, and avoid getting stung by a fire ant!

Fire Ant Control 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

 

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April 12, 2013 - 5:44 PM No Comments

Pest Control For Yellowjackets

English: a yellow jacket wasp

English: a yellow jacket wasp (Photo credit: Wikipedia) 

Yellow Jackets 

Yellow jackets are a species of predatory wasp that are common in the Tulsa, OK area. Yellow jackets are most commonly black and yellow in color, but are sometimes black and white and even have red markings. All female yellow jackets are able to sting multiple times. These stings will cause unbelievable pain, and have even caused death in a few rare instances.

Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jacket Nests 

Yellow jackets will build their nests in shrubs or trees; but prefer the protection of man-made structures such as hollow walls or flooring, attics, sheds, porches, and eaves of houses. A fertilized yellow jacket queen will take shelter in these protected areas during the winter months, and build begin building a new nest and laying eggs when the weather warms.

With summer just around the corner, now is the time that those stinging yellow jackets start looking for places to build their nests. Most homeowners will not notice a yellow jacket nest until late summer, when the wasps have had time to grow the nest and flourish on your property. From spring to summer a wasp colony expands very rapidly, reaching a maximum size of 4,000 and 5,000 workers.

If you eliminate the wasp’s nests now, while they’re small and still being built, it will prevent the likelihood of a more serious problem later this summer.

Controlling Yellow Jackets 

If you are seeing yellow jackets near the garbage cans of your home quite frequently, or near picnic areas and hummingbird feeders, it is a sure bet that there is a nest nearby. The first step to controlling yellow jackets around your property is to determine where their nests are. Open a can of chicken-flavored cat or dog food and place it near where you are seeing yellow jackets. They’ll soon find the food and you can follow their flight as they take it back to the nest. Now you’ll know if the wasp’s nest in on your property.

Once you have located a yellow jacket nest, it needs to be treated. While this can be done by injecting a pesticide into a hole drilled into the nest, or dusting the nest with a pesticide powder, it’s best to leave treatment to a professional. Attempting to spray the yellow jackets with an aerosol pesticide can result in numerous painful stings during the process. I repeat it’s best to leave the process to pest control professionals.

If you are going to attempt to exterminate the aggressive wasps on your own, opt for a “quick-freeze” aerosol product to eliminate stirred-up wasps near the entrance of the nest. Remove the nest completely after all of the yellow jackets are dead, so another colony will not make it their home in the future.

Pest Control In Tulsa 

Many homeowners will not take action against yellow jackets until somebody is painfully stung. Obviously by then it is too late. Take action now and properly eliminate yellow jacket nests around your home and property. Get pest control!

Wasp & Bee Control 

Ace Bee and Wasp Removal
34340 W 2nd St N
Mannford, OK 74044
(918) 850-3820
localhoneyandpollen.com?
 
Bee Zee Pest Control
1329 North Sheridan Road
Tulsa, OK 74115
(918) 834-0300 

General 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

 

 

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March 5, 2013 - 5:34 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

Impressive Award Given To Tulsa Bulwark Pest Control

Bulwark Exterminating Receives Angie’s List Super Service Award

This just in for 2013:

Bulwark Pest Control has been awarded Angie’s List Super Service Award 2012 for the Tulsa, Oklahoma branch. This particular honor is only awarded to a mere five percent of businesses reviewed on the customer review site Angie’s List. Angie’s List is a leading source for customer reviews.

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2012 award recipients have met stringent eligibility requirements. Some of these include: a company must receive a minimum number of reports; a company must receive outstanding “A” ratings from their customers; and companies must abide by specific Angie’s List rules.

Essentially, the Angie’s List Super service Award is voted on by you, the customer.

Customer Reviews Are Important For Consumers

Customer review sites, like Angie’s List, have given pest control customers more influence on the quality of customer service they receive. If a pest control company offers great products and service, like Bulwark Exterminating, the entire world can know about it. Conversely, if a company is servicing their customers poorly, the world will know about that as well; and consumers can avoid using such a company.

Recent data suggests that over 80 percent of consumers use customer review sites before making a purchase decision. In addition, 92 percent of consumers trust the reports they read on customer review sites; more so than any other source.

Here Are A Few Angie’s List Reviews for Bulwark in Tulsa:

I used the services of Bulwark Exterminating in April and then I used them again in the beginning of June. They came out and sprayed my whole yard. They were reasonable compared to everybody else. They were good. They were very professional. They were very nice and I scheduled an appointment and they were able to come out. They were able to shift me back for a 60 day redo and they came right out. I had no problems. I will use them again.

Overall Grade: A

- Angie B.
Broken Arrow, OK

Bulwark came out and did an entire treatment of my home. They started on the interior where they put product in my walls and under appliances. All the interior treatment was placed where the bugs live and hide and not where we live. It was nice to have a service man that cared about my family’s well being, especially since I have kids. The exterior treatment was thorough as well. They put a good barrier around the base. He followed up with some additional treatments by doors and widows. He even treated plant areas that were badly infested. Very good job.

Nice, professional, good service. Clean cut tech was on time. He explained each step. They will come back whenever need for no extra charge. He explained the money back guarantee. If we are every not satisfied we can call and they promise to do everything they can to make me happy…and I believe them. It’s been awhile since I have felt so impressed by a company.

Overall Grade: A

- Joe B.
Broken Arrow, OK

We are very happy with their work, they were very professional and answered any questions we have had…we have only had one treatment so far, but will continue to use them on a regular basis.

Overall Grade: A

- Michelle D.
Tulsa, OK

Tulsa, Oklahoma 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

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January 18, 2013 - 6:45 PM No Comments

Guide To Univar’s 2013 Annual CEU Training In Tulsa

 

Tulsa

Tulsa (Photo credit: KB35)

Univar’s 2013 Annual CEU Training – Tulsa, OK

If you are a pest control professional, and need some continuing education units to maintain your pest control license, plan on attending Univar’s 2013 annual CEU training. The training will be Thursday February 28, 2013 at the Clarion Hotel in broken Arrow, Oklahoma. If you have any question about the Annual CEU training, contact Deb Chamber at (918)-630-3222.

Nearby Hotels In Tulsa, OK 

If you happen to be traveling to Tulsa/ Broken Arrow for Univar’s CEU training, your best bet for a hotel will be the Clarion Hotel; where the actual event will be taking place. Rooms run about $69.00 a night on average.

Clarion Hotel
2600 North Aspen Avenue
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 258-7085
clarionoftulsa.com 
 

Other Hotel Options:

 

Hampton Inn Tulsa/Broken Arrow
2300 West Albany Street
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 251-6060
hilton.com
 
Quality Inn
2301 West Concord Street
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 258-8585
qualityinn.com
 
Towne Place Suites Tulsa Broken Arrow
2251 N. Stonewood Circle
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 355-9600
marriott.com 
 

Nearby Restaurants in Tulsa, OK 

 

Memories of Japan

In the mood for some sushi between training sessions, try memories of Japan. The salad with ginger dressing and avocado rolls come highly recommended, and you can get out of the restaurant spending $10-$15 a person.

Memories of Japan
2409 West Kenosha Street
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 259-8686 
 

Charleston’s

For a great steak, and some of the best croissants you’ve ever eaten, hot up Charleston’s.

Charleston’s
251 E Hillside Dr
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 355-9177
charlestons.com 
 

Los Cabos 

Los Cabos is known for their great southwest atmosphere, and decent Tex-Mex. The beef enchiladas come highly recommended, as do their margaritas. If you go during peak hours, expect a 45 minute wait to be seated.

Los Cabos
151 Bass Pro Dr
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 355-8877
loscabosok.com 
 

Shiloh’s Restaurant

The closest restaurant to the CEU training will be Shiloh’s. For a hearty, stick-to-your- ribs meal, look no further than Shiloh’s. Good quality homemade cooking, that serve’s breakfast all day.

Shiloh’s of Broken Arrow
2604 North Aspen Avenue
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 254-1500
shilohsrestaurant.com 
 

Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ

Need a hot beef injection in the form of ribs, pulled pork, and brisket? Look no further than Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ. This just might be the best BBQ in the area. Make sure you combo-up so you can take home some leftovers after your training.

Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ
333 W Albany St
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 355-0000
okjoes.com 
 
 

Other Options:

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
The Olive Garden
Louie’s Bar and Grill
Pei Wei Asian Diner
Red Robin

 

Other Activities & Events- Tulsa & Broken Arrow 

Bassmaster Classic- if you get to Tulsa a few days early, check out the Superbowl of fishing; which is being held at the Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees and The Tulsa Convention Center February 22-24, 2013.

Blue Dome Entertainment District- This Tulsa hotspot offers nine blocks of restaurants, boutiques, bars, and nightlife.

Tulsa Performing Arts Center- catch a performance of Tulsa ballet, Tulsa opera, or Tulsa symphony.

Philbrook Museum of Art- This prestigious museum of fine art is housed within the former 72-room mansion of Tulsa oilman Waite Phillips.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino- Play a hand or two of poker, or try your luck on the blackjack table.

Gilcrease Museum- Learn all about the American Indian legend, frontier lore and the romance of the American West

Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum- If you are traveling with you family for the CEU training, bring them to see all the diverse animals at the Tulsa Zoo.

Explore Route 66- take a drive and enjoy the history, the scenery, and the quaint shops on this historic road.

See You In Tulsa! 

If you are a pest control professional, and live near Tulsa, OK, we hope to see you at Univar’s training. Stay in Tulsa or Broken Arrow through the weekend (Thursday Feb. 28- Sunday Mar. 3), and enjoy the city.

 

Tulsa Pest Control:

Bulwark Exterminating
507 S Main St # 201
Tulsa,OK74103
(918) 582-2629
bulwarkpestcontrol.com
 
OK Wildlife Control
Tulsa, OK
(918) 739-4382
oklahomawildlifecontrol.com
 
Mosquito Defense Systems LLC
4136 S 70thEast Ave
Tulsa, OK 74145
(918) 622-6844
mosquitodefense.net

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