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Brown Recluse Infestation: Extreme Spiders Require Extreme Measures

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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
 
 
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June 18, 2013 - 4:49 PM Comment (1)

Why You Should Hire Professional Roofing Services In Oklahoma

Oklahoma Roofing

Oklahoma Roofing

There are several skills you should have as a homeowner. Being able to make small repairs on appliances is a skill that could easily save hundreds of dollars. Even furniture assembly and basic plumbing can go a long way, and learning how to do most of these tasks is not difficult either. But a task such as roofing your house is better left to the professionals. Roofing is a daunting task that requires days of hard labor to complete. And without the proper tools or knowledge of safety on a rooftop, it can be downright dangerous and costly.

Roofing that is not done properly can result in a leaky roof which can cost even more money to repair in the long run. A better option is to hire roofing professionals whether you live in Oklahoma or elsewhere. But the last thing you want is to end up with a bad experience, which is why doing research prior to hiring a reputable company is so important whether you have your roof repaired or reshingled. Even seemingly easy tasks such as removing leaves should be left to professionals.

There are plenty of roofing specialists in Oklahoma but only a select few are fit for the job.

Why You Should Hire A Professional

There are several benefits of having a professional company to the work on your home. One of which being is the money you will save. There will always be initial costs involved. But an incorrectly done roof will always carry significantly more costs just for additional repairs. And in regions such as Oklahoma where annual precipitation is over thirty inches per year, the resulting damage can be catastrophic.

Professional roofing companies have tools specifically for roofing tasks. And the fact that roofing jobs can be fatal is another reason to hire professional roofing services. The slants coupled with hard manual labor could result in serious injuries in the event of a fall. Professionals are fully prepared and equipped to handle such tasks. And their level of experience tends to be much higher than the average homeowner.

Roofing also takes a large amount of time depending what needs to be done. A professional could end up working a full day or even longer on your roof. Attempting to handle such a task on your own without proper knowledge or experience could very well take several weeks for completion. Coupled with all of the other responsibilities you have in your life your time is better spent elsewhere.

Tornadoes are also frequent in Oklahoma, more so than other regions. This means that high winds often occur. And roofing in Oklahoma can be damaged or even completely removed during intense tornadoes.

Roofing won’t feel like such an impossible task when you take your time to find the right business for the job. The quality of workmanship that a professional roofing company brings is in your best interest. It will pay off in the long run and will keep your roof in the best possible condition to battle the elements for years to come.

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May 28, 2013 - 4:36 PM No Comments

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

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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
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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

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