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Don’t Share Your Food With Roaches

There are very few things we find in our Las Vegas homes more repulsive than roaches. Just the thought of flipping on the kitchen light, and seeing them scurry off into the deepest corners of our cupboards is enough to make any of us lose it!

Want to hear something even more revolting? If you are seeing these roaches in your kitchen, you are likely sharing your food with them as well.

Just one unattended donut can be swiped by a sneaky roach whenever you’re not looking. See the drama for yourself:

While roaches, like the one above, love sugary sweet donuts; they will actually eat just about anything organic in nature. Leather? Yup! Dog doo? Gross, and yup. Blood? Yes, one of their favorites.

Cockroaches are attracted to the food and water in your home. Just like you and me, they need these things to survive. Also like you and me (some of the time), roaches are capable of spreading diseases, worms, and bacteria. If they are crawling on the food you’re ingesting, you’re that much more likely to get sick.

Don’t share your food with roaches; don’t get sick. Get professional Las Vegas roach control.

Las Vegas Roach Control

 

Like it was mentioned before, roaches are nasty business that can spread diseases and make you sick. You don’t want them in your home, and you definitely don’t want them in your kitchen sharing your food with you.

If you are seeing roaches in your Las Vegas home, it’s time to call a professional. Get Las Vegas roach control today!

Bulwark Exterminating
3932 Octagon Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
888-624-3683
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

K-9 Sweeps LLC: Bed Bug Control
& K9 Scent Detection
8201 Woodland Prairie Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 586-5179
k-9sweeps.com

Orkin
4550 Ziebart Pl # A
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 597-9760
orkin.com

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April 16, 2014 at 9:00 pm Comments (0)

Happy Halloween From Bulwark Exterminating

Halloween is only a few more days away. We’d like to wish all of our customers and neighbors a very, happy Halloween. Stay safe and have fun. In need of a last minute costume ideas? Have a look at our latest video…

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October 25, 2013 at 8:33 pm Comments (0)

Four Cockroaches You Might Find In Your Home

It is said that two things will survive a nuclear holocaust: Cher and cockroaches. While a nuclear holocaust may not be on the horizon, one thing’s for sure: cockroaches are here to stay. These insects have been roaming the earth since the days of the dinosaurs, and can survive just about anything, including a month without food, two weeks without water, 40 minutes without air, and an entire week without a head! Although there are literally thousands of different species of cockroaches, only four are known to dwell in houses.

American Cockroach

 

Periplaneta americana (American Cockroach)

Periplaneta americana (American Cockroach) (Photo credit: Arthur Chapman)

 

The largest cockroach found in houses is the American Cockroach, which averages at about two inches long. It has an oval shape and six legs, antenna, and wings that it doesn’t get until it reaches adulthood. The American cockroach is reddish-brown in color, with a yellow figure eight marking on the back of its head. The American cockroach eats just about anything, from plants to other bugs. They live in dark, wet places, and are often found in sewers and basements. They lurk around pipes and drains. Female American cockroaches can hatch up to 150 children a year – meaning that if you don’t call a pest control professional when you see one of these roaches, your home could easily become invaded!

Brown-Banded Cockroach

Beautiful Brown Banded Cockroach

Beautiful Brown Banded Cockroach (Photo credit: cdresz)

 

Brown-banded cockroaches are smaller than their American counterparts, only growing up to half an inch. They are also oval in shape and dark-brown in color with light brown bands across their wings (which is where their name originates from.) Male Brown-banded cockroaches have longer wings than females. The females often hide their eggs in or under furniture. These types of cockroaches live off of a diet consisting of starchy foods, such as book bindings and wallpaper pastes. They will also eat things such as nylon stockings, and other non-organic materials. The brown- banded cockroach prefers living in warmer, drier climates than the other common house roaches, and will take up residence in just about any room in your house. Fortunately, this species only lives five to six months.

German Cockroach

 

Blatella germanica

Blatella germanica (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

German cockroaches are slightly larger than the Brown-banded roach, ranging between 1/2 – 5/8 inches. They are oval shaped and can be brown or dark brown. The German cockroach is found all over the world, but is the most common cockroach in the United States. Its diet consists of sweet, floury foods, as well as things like toothpaste. German cockroaches like to dwell in damp, warm places, such as bathrooms and kitchens. This roach species has a lifespan of 100 to 200 days.

Oriental Cockroach

Oriental Cockroach

Oriental Cockroach (Photo credit: K Schneider)

 

The Oriental cockroach is the dirtiest of all cockroaches. They are oval-shaped and have a dark brown, almost black color. Although they are called the “Oriental cockroach,” they actually originate from Africa. The Oriental cockroach can grow to be about one inch in length. It lives off a healthy diet of garbage and other organic materials. This roach lives in sewers and other wet, decaying areas, such as basements, crawlspaces, and among firewood or piles of leaves. Oriental cockroaches prefer cooler temperatures (and dirtier places) than most other cockroaches. They give off a strong smell, contributing to their reputation for being filthy.

Cockroaches may be filthy, disease-ridden creatures, but one thing’s for certain: nature has taught them how to adapt. Cockroaches can survive just about anything, but even their evolutionary prowess can’t outwit a professional exterminator. If you’ve seen a cockroach (or two, or ten) roaming about your home, don’t hesitate to call pest control. Thousands of years of evolution have taught us that cockroaches are not something you’d wish to contend with.

 

About the author: Chris is writer for a Midland pest control company.

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August 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm Comments (0)

How Are You Attracting Roaches Into Your Home?

Roaches seem to come out of nowhere. One minute, you’re enjoying a luxurious bath, and then you open your eyes and find yourself face to face with a bunch of creepy cockroaches. It’s enough to make you scream and scamper out of your tub, and you could even bump your head or slip in the process. Roaches can definitely ruin your day. But aside from that, there are health issues in relation to cockroach presence. For one, these bugs are capable of spreading bacteria and viruses that cause illnesses, like dysentery, salmonella, and gastroenteritis, to name a few. If you have a lung problem or other chronic respiratory disease, then you should avoid these critters because they can exacerbate asthma and other allergies.

What Attracts Roaches into a Home?

Cockroaches are attracted to a certain area because of several factors. Here are a few examples.

1. Food Source

Roaches are voracious eaters. Not only do they delight in things that they can find in sewers and garbage, but they are also known to eat non-food items, such as paper and soap. So, one way to keep the bugs away is by disposing garbage properly. If you’re throwing a plastic garbage bag in a bin that’s located outside, be sure to secure the plastic and then cover the bin as well. Avoid leaving uncovered food. If you want to keep some of the meatloaf you cooked for your husband, put this in a Tupperware or any container with a secure cover.

If you keep a compost pile for all your plant and vegetable waste, be sure to take precautions. Composts attract all sorts of insects, and this includes the roach, which is a creature that actually helps in breaking down organic matter. A few things that you can do are: cover your compost with mulch or old newspaper; turn your compost regularly; and avoid throwing meats and dairy products into the compost pile.

2. Water or Moisture

All living things need water to live, and that includes the cockroach. This is why they are drawn to areas in a house that usually remain humid, like bathrooms and kitchen sinks. Get rid of their water source by keeping things as dry as possible. Make sure to close faucets properly after using, and fix any leak problem as soon as possible.

3. Hiding Place

You’ll often see cockroaches hiding in dark and moist areas, or places where they feel safe. For example, they’ll feel perfectly at home underneath kitchen or bathroom sinks, as well as in cupboards, shelves or boxes. To avoid getting roaches, get rid of clutter and properly store items that you don’t often use.

Keeping Roaches Out

In order to further discourage roaches from getting inside your house, you need to employ physical barriers that will keep them out. Check if there are gaps, holes or cracks in your walls or floors, and fix these right away. You can use weatherstripping to close gaps or caulking material. In case you have a severe infestation and no amount of bug spray seems to keep them at bay, then maybe it’s time for you to call an exterminator.

Citations:

Claire Pritchard is a pest professional. Her articles are usually about pest management, and these have been used by pest control sites, like http://www.admiralpest.com/fullerton-pest-control/ .

 

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May 1, 2013 at 8:04 pm Comments (0)

It’s Not Really Valentine’s Day Unless It Happens In Vegas

Is there really a better way to spend Valentine’s Day than in Las Vegas? Everything magical and mysterious about Las Vegas is literally within walking distance down Las Vegas Blvd. Need a flower shop? We have a few of those. Need a drive-thru wedding chapel? We hear “The Fast Lane” wedding chapel is the place to go, with your selection of three different wedding packages. (Ok, I just Googled that. No one at Bulwark, that we know of, has had first, second or third hand experience with said location)

That said, there are lots of fun things to do around the city on Valentine’s Day. Stop by the M&M Store and get creative with your partner. After that, head over to the Coca-Cola store and sample all the international flavors. If you’re looking for some of Vegas’ finest food establishments, then consider Alize, Nove Italiano or Foundation Room.

If you’re the do-it-yourself kind of person, and can’t leave the fate of your relationship or marriage in the hands of your waiter at Alize or the cashier at the M&M Store, then you’ll probably opt for something homemade and in the privacy of your own home. A nice candlelight dinner perhaps. A little bit of wine, some nice hors d’oeuvres, and eventually a main dish that you’ve been slow roasting in the oven for the past 8 hours.

The meal is done, but the night is far from over. You have a few more tricks up your sleeve that are sure to make this night the most memorable since the Ravens upset the 49ers 10 days early in the Super Bowl. You lead her upstairs, eyes closed.

But while you couldn’t put Valentine’s Day in the hands of your waiter, maybe you should’ve put it in the hands of… your pest control guy!

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February 11, 2013 at 4:18 pm Comments (0)

5 Interesting Facts About Cockroaches

English: High detail closeup of a cockroach.

English: High detail closeup of a cockroach. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Not-So-Fun Facts About Cockroaches

 

Cockroaches are equal opportunity invaders. Regardless of who a person is, how they make a living, or where they reside, cockroaches can be a problem. Roaches enter homes and businesses through cracks and crevices in the walls and floors. They walk through open doors and stowaway in empty boxes from the storage shed.

Cockroaches are waterproof. A thick protective coating of waxes and oils keeps the cockroach from drying out. Without this coating, the insect dies of dehydration. To preserve this coating, roaches groom themselves regularly, brushing their “hairs,” combing antennae and rubbing up against objects to stimulate productions of body oils.

Cockroaches are killed off by eye wash. Boric cid, the antiseptic powder used in eye washes, is extremely effective in roach control. Cockroaches don’t recognize boric acid as a poison, so they walk right through it. The powder sticks to their legs and antennae, and they ingest it while cleaning themselves. Within a day or two, the roach is dead.

Cockroaches are not equipped to swim underwater. While the roach’s waterproof coating allows it to float, the insect cannot swim. So contrary to popular opinion, cockroaches do not come up household drains from the sewer—water in the traps keep them out. If a home is left empty, or a drain is not used for awhile, traps can dry out and allow roaches to come through.

Cockroaches carry disease like the postman carries mail. Roaches are naturally contaminated with about 40 different types of bacteria, including those that carry leprosy, bubonic plaque, dysentery, diarrhea, urinary tract infections, food poisoning, and typhoid fever. They also harbor polio viruses and eggs of parasitic worms. By walking and feeding on filth, roaches pick up germs at one point, and deposit them somewhere else. With that being said, roaches have never been found to cause an epidemic.

Cockroach Control

It’s no mystery that cockroaches are common place here in Las Vegas, NV. They are becoming more and more prevalent because they are becoming more resistant to insecticides that where once figured to be effective. If you are a Las Vegas, NV resident, and have cockroaches inside your home, try eliminating them with boric acid. In the likelihood the boric acid doesn’t take care of the problem, contact a local pest control professional today!

For Las Vegas Cockroach Control:

 

Bulwark Exterminating
3932 Octagon Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 255-6313
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

K-9 Sweeps LLC: Bed Bug Control
& K9 Scent Detection
8201 Woodland Prairie Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 586-5179
k-9sweeps.com

Orkin
4550 Ziebart Pl # A
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 597-9760
orkin.com

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October 4, 2012 at 6:33 am Comments (0)
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