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Nevada Exterminators

Las Vegas ExterminatorThe 7th largest state in the United States is Nevada, and is home to over 2 million Nevadans.  With Nevada’s many beautiful white capped mountain ranges it is no wonder why Nevada is derived from the Spanish word “snowcapped.”  Nevada is famous for having the world’s biggest littlie city; Reno, NV. In addition, the world famous city of Las Vegas, and the awe-inspiring Hover Dam, are also found in Nevada.  Nevada is also home to many pests like crickets, cockroaches, spiders, scorpions, and ants. All of these pests will need to be exterminated or they will cause a huge problem.

Where will Nevada pests live? 

Most of the pests that live in Nevada are going to live on the outside of the home. Pest will live anywhere from plants, to woodpiles, grass, under rocks, and even in pool equipment. These areas will provide protection for the pests to live, and provide a valid food source. When the pest starts to over populate outside the home, they will then make their way into the home. Inside the home they will infest the walls and cause a major problem.

What will an exterminator do to stop the infestation? 

To stop pests from infesting a home, an exterminator will need to do a very intensive treatment.  The exterminator will need to identify what pests are living at the home. When the pest is identified, the exterminator can then treat for the problem with the correct product(s). The exterminator should also do an in-wall treatment to kill any pests living inside the walls of the home. The exterminator will then power spray around the whole home, and then treat the plants and bushes with granules.  This will provide the home with a strong barrier, and exterminate any pest trying to infest the home.

Where can you find a good exterminator? 

The best place to look for a good exterminator in Nevada is online. You can do this by looking on Better Business Bureau, Google and Yelp.

Las Vegas Exterminators

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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April 8, 2014 at 4:08 pm Comments (0)

Signs & Reactions Of A Scorpion Sting

scorpion on rocksImagine lying in your warm, comfy bed after a long days work when you suddenly feel something bite or sting your leg.

OUCH!!!!

You jump out of bed, frantically ripping the covers off, desperately searching for the little bugger that got you. You search and search, but cannot find the culprit. You begin to worry because you know that Las Vegas is home to the very dangerous and very common Bark Scorpion.

If you suspect you’ve been stung by a scorpion look for some of the following signs and reactions:

Signs Of A Scorpion Sting

If you believe you’ve been stung by a scorpion, look for some of the following signs:

  • Pain
  • Burning sensation
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Edema (fluid accumulating under skin)
  • Tenderness to touch
  • Sensitive to hot or cold
  • Regional lymph node enlargement

Severe Scorpion Sting Reactions

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There is actually a huge range of reactions that can occur from a scorpion sting. Severe reactions are more likely to occur with individuals who have existing insect allergies (bee stings).

  • Mild to severe pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Blurred vision
  • Twitching muscles
  • Numbness in mouth or face
  • Sensation of thick tongue
  • Hyperactivity

Most of these reactions would be deemed as severe, with the exception of the mild pain. Under these conditions it would be best to seek medical assistance immediately; after a suspected scorpion sting. Although rare, scorpion stings have lead to respiratory failure, coma, organ disease or failure and even fatality.

Scorpion First Aid

First off, if you have a compromised immune system, have insect allergies, or the victim is a child or elderly person; seek medical attention as soon as possible. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

All other victims of scorpion stings can treat the ailment at home. Wash the sting area with hot soapy water, dry, and then apply Bactine. To reduce the swelling, ice the sting in increments of ten minutes. Stay calm, elevate the sting area, and take some Tylenol (not aspirin or ibuprofen).

Scorpion StingerScorpion Stings: Additional Info

While Bark Scorpion stings can be deadly, most are comparable to the sting from a bee or wasp. Deaths from a scorpion are far more common in other parts of the globe. Brazil for example has nearly 50 scorpion sting related deaths each and every year. A sting will not spread any sort of disease.

Las Vegas Scorpion Control

If you have been stung by a scorpion, you know you never want to go through it again. Prevent scorpions from entering your home and hanging out on your property with professional Las Vegas scorpion 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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February 19, 2014 at 11:16 pm Comment (1)

Integrated Pest Management: A More Strategic Pest Control Plan

Pest Control TechIntegrated pest management is an effective way to take care of those pesky little critters that wreak havoc in your home, yard, business, crops, etc. without having to rely heavily on harmful pesticides. The IPM approach involves utilizing knowledge and evaluation combined with various tactics to regulate infestations in the least hazardous and economical way possible. This is a method that can be applied successfully to most any situation that calls for pest control. Though each pest management professional may vary slightly in their practice of IPM, the fundamentals of the strategy remain the same.

Identify

Proper identification is one of the most important steps of any pest control plan. Pests differ in their habits, life cycles, purposes and vulnerability to treatment, making it crucial that information is gathered on the species you’re dealing with before implementing a method for elimination. Without adequate knowledge, there’s a good chance you could execute the wrong type of plan, which can result in killing insects that are actually beneficial, using toxic pesticides unnecessarily and putting your property at risk for a worsening pest condition.

Monitor/Sample

Monitoring, or sampling, the situation allows for data to be collected on the seriousness of the infestation (if there’s an infestation at all). It’s significant to know which areas of the building and/or property have been affected or damaged, if the problem is spreading, whether this is a new outbreak of pests or a recurring one, etc. Monitoring also allows the IPM professional to establish an action threshold and determine if there is an actual need for pest control.

Take Preventative Action

Prevention is key in all IPM programs. Before applying any treatment, current conditions of the property must be assessed and addressed in an effort to take the appropriate actions to prevent a growing or future infestation. Seal entrances where pests can enter a building, maintain nearby water sources, clean out drainage pipes and gutters, minimize clutter, landscape upkeep and crop cultivation are all steps that will help to make your property less attractive to bothersome creatures and steer them in the opposite direction.

Exterminator InspectionSelect Pest Control Tactic and Put Into Effect

Once it is deemed that a pest control plan is required, it’s time to select the best method for management and put it into effect. IPM utilizes a variety of tactics depending on the situation. These can include biological control (using non-toxic pesticides or beneficial insects), chemical control (a lower-risk pesticide) or physical and cultural controls (crop rotation, irrigation scheduling, etc.).

Follow-Through

The last step in integrated pest management is to re-evaluate the conditions to ensure the desired results have been achieved. This is important in keeping recurring pest problems at bay and for handling any future ones that may arise.

Following the steps of IPM is a more efficient and practical way to get rid of pest infestations. If handled correctly, pest control doesn’t have to be a major disruption or health risk to your life.

About the Author:  Tiffany Olson is a full-time blogger from California. She enjoys writing about home related topics and sharing information via guest blogging and social platforms. Some of her hobbies include cooking, traveling, and reading.

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February 12, 2014 at 10:58 pm Comments (0)

Guide To Nevada Pest Expo 2014

NPCA-Expo14Nevada’s very own Pest Expo is coming to The Orleans Hotel and Casino in vibrant Las Vegas, Nevada; January 31, 2014. The event marks a great opportunity to network with other pest management professionals, earn continuing education credits (CEUs), and catch up on all of the latest happenings in the pest control industry.

Nevada Pest Expo

 

This January 31, 2014 marks the Nevada Pest Control Association’s (NPCA) premier pest control event; the Nevada Pest Control Expo 2014!

Thousands of pest professionals from the western United States, including professionals from states like Nevada, Utah, California, and Arizona will descend on Las Vegas’ Orleans Hotel and Casino.

Participants will have the opportunity to listen to numerous pest/pest control presentations, browse or present in the expo hall, meet with suppliers and vendors about new pest control technologies and products, and network with other pest management professionals.

In addition, attendees can earn up to six continuing education credits, and will receive free breakfast and lunch buffet. Enter to win great prizes as well.

We hope to see you there… It’s the greatest show in town!

Click here to register for the Nevada Pest Control Expo 2014!

Nevada Pest Expo Classes & Presentations

 

  • “Public Health & Pest Control” by Dr. Stanton Cope
  • “Flying Insects” by Jeffrey Weir, BCE
  • “Ants of the Southwest” by Sylvia Kenmuir, BCE
  • “Nevada Laws and Regulations” by NPCA President George Botta

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The Orleans Hotel and Casino

 

The host venue for the Nevada Pest Control Expo 2014 is The Orleans Hotel and Casino. Great room rates are still available!

The Orleans Hotel & Casino
4500 W Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 365-7111
orleanscasino.com

Other Nearby Las Vegas Hotel Options

 

Days Inn Las Vegas At Wild Wild West Gambling Hall
3330 W Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(800) 225-3297
daysinn.com
 
Worldmark Las Vegas-Tropicana
5275 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 818-1940
worldmarktheclub.com
 
Club De Soleil
5625 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 507-9400
clubdesoleil.com

Recommended Nearby Las Vegas Restaurants

 

The French Market Buffet – The Orleans
4500 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 365-7111
 
McMullan’s Irish Pub
4650 West Tropicana Avenue #110
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 247-7000
mcmullansirishpub.com
 
Sushi 21
4965 West Tropicana Avenue #102
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
(702) 952-2500
sushi21.net

 

Author Bio:  is a pest management professional with Bulwark Exterminating in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am very much looking forward to the Nevada Pest Expo 2014.

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January 9, 2014 at 8:07 pm Comments (0)

5 Tips For Winterizing Your Home Against Pests

repairing screenThe weather is growing cold and wet, and the days are growing shorter, meaning one thing – critters who happily stayed outdoors will soon be migrating inside your home to overwinter. Insects seek out shelter from the elements, as well as a place to hibernate or lay eggs during the winter, so it’s important to winterize your home before the bugs get in. This not only will help you keep the critters out, but will help you save money on your energy bill by keeping drafts out and the heat in, as well as save you money on indoor pest control in the future.

Tighten the House Up

Search the exterior of your house for any cracks, holes, or other openings that pests could possibly wiggle through. Double-check to ensure your house is sealed up tight by going inside and searching behind furniture, cabinets, and in corners for any signs of possible pest entryways. Use a protective sealant or caulk to seal up any holes or cracks you do find. Be sure to apply weather stripping along any doors and windows to keep the bugs and cold drafts out.

Put Space Between Wood and Leaf Piles and Your Home

Winter is a season which calls for cozy fires and plenty of leaf raking as the leaves fall from the trees. If you keep a wood pile or happen to have a pile of dead leaves on your property, make sure they are at least 20 feet away from your house. Since these things are moist and warm, they are a haven for pests, and the closer they are to your house, the higher your risk of facing a pest problem. Try to avoid bringing firewood indoors until you’re ready to burn it, as many pests like to hang out in the wood and could inadvertently invade your home if you allow the wood to sit around for too long.

Check For Moisture

Make a trip through your house and check for any leaks, fixing them as you find them. Pay close attention to your bathrooms, attic, and basement. The accumulation of water will attract a slew of pests to your home, not to mention it will cause damage to your property.

wood pileRemove Clutter

Clutter can attract pests such as spiders, stinkbugs, and rodents. Before the weather gets too bad, take the time to remove any clutter that may be collected outdoors on your property, as well as any clutter that has collected indoors.

Clean Your Gutters

Gutters are an insect sanctuary, as dead leaves, muck, and moisture provide the perfect habitat for them to cozy up in. Cleaning out your gutters makes your home more aesthetically appealing, as well as prevents the possibility of leaking if water gets backed up on your roof. It will also prevent pests from creeping in.

It’s important to perform general maintenance around your home on a regular basis, but especially so before the cold weather sets in. The last thing you want is for pests to get in and make themselves at home – even if you don’t see them in the winter, you’ll find them come springtime! By taking precautionary measures you are cutting down on the stress a pest infestation would cause, as well as saving money on future pest control issues.

Chris is a blogger for Fox Pest Control a Connecticut based pest control company.

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December 6, 2013 at 9:04 pm Comment (1)

Bulwark Customers Say Thanks This Thanksgiving

Thankful GirlsTomorrow is Thanksgiving; a day in which all of us here in Las Vegas reflect on all of our many blessings.

All of us here at Bulwark Exterminating in Las Vegas, have so much to be thankful for this year, but what we are most grateful for is you… Our customers!

Many of you have returned this gratitude recently, by leaving us glowing reviews on online review sites like Angie’s List, Yelp, and Facebook.

Las Vegas Residents Thank Bulwark

The following reviews have recently been added to our Las Vegas Yelp page, and all thank Bulwark Pest Control technicians for their hard work, customer service, professionalism, and aptitude.

You can read all of Bulwark Exterminating’s Las Vegas Yelp reviews here.

I have been using Bulwark for over two years and have been very satisfied. Their customer service and technicians are great. If we ever have a problem between services we simply pick up the phone and they are here right away. Our current technician, Maze Tufele is great. He does an incredible job and is always there when we need him. I have tried other pest control companies and Bulwark far exceeds anyone else in the valley. The best part is they keep the pests under control and out of sight, which makes me very happy!

Tom L.
Henderson, NV
11/26/2013

Jason came out and did a great job as always. I’ve used other services before, but I would still end up with some pests now and then. I haven’t seen ONE since I started using Bulwark. They’re not the only company that guarantees their work, but I had to call my last company back out 4 times, and I still had pests. I’d rather have it done right the first time.

Martin L.
Las Vegas, NV
11/12/2013

We’ve had Bulwark exterminating since October 2013, and they have been great. We’ve had issues with scorpions at our new home and with 2 toddlers and a dog it’s very scary. I have had no problems with them coming back out on a call back and every time they send someone who is knowledgeable about their products and does an excellent job spraying our home inside and out. The past 2 times we’ve had Dallas as our tech. and he’s very polite, punctual, and understanding about our problem. We will def. be recommending them to our friends.

Sheryle P
Las Vegas, NV
11/25/2013

This company is extremely professional and our technician Dallas represents the epitome of that professionalism. Removing shoes without being asked. Explaining the work he was about to do and a general good conservationist.

They use top notch chemicals that have kept us bug and scorpion free for two years (even with vacant houses on either side) at a reasonable price. I have recommended not only the company to my friends, but also to ask for Dallas as their technician.

Ted V.
Henderson, NV
11/21/2013

Dallas was great thanks again bro. Thanks for climbing in my foam factory of an attic to rid the scorpions!! We’ll be in touch.

Joe D.
Las Vegas, NV
11/12/2013

Wesley Prierce was very friendly and made sure all areas were covered. He took care of my ant problem in my front yard.

Nancy J.
Henderson, NV
11/25/2013

Happy Thanksgiving From Bulwark

Happy Thanksgiving Dinner

All of us here at Bulwark Pest Control would like to wish each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving! Eat way too much food, spend time with family and friends, watch too much football, and reflect on everything you have to be thankful for this year. Oh, and continue to live pest free!

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November 27, 2013 at 8:31 pm Comments (0)

Ewww Earwigs

Earwig on stemThe first thing people should know about earwigs is that they don’t really crawl into your ear and eat your brain or lay millions of eggs or any of that stuff. It is all mythical with no scientific backing. On occasion, just like a mosquito, fly or any other bug, a lost and confused earwig may find your ear, but this is not typical earwig behavior. The scariest thing about an earwig is probably its pincers.

The earwig is a brownish-black bug with a slender, elongated shape. At the end of its abdomen, the earwig has a pair of ferocious-looking pincers. These pincers are used to defend themselves and capture prey. When threatened the earwig may curve up its rear and expose its pincers. These pincers can pinch slightly, but are typically harmless to people. The pincers also determine the gender of the bug. Females have straight pincers, while males will have them a bit more curved, with a much bigger width than those of the females.

Earwigs happen to be extremely fond of moisture and warmth. They’re commonly found in gardens, potted plants, and under welcome mats; pretty much anywhere with its basic needs of shelter, food, and warmth. Earwigs eat different plants, insects, and greasy foods. Earwigs can usually be found gathered together wherever they can find their needs. This usually can push them into homes. Earwigs are most active at night and secrete a foul-smelling, yellowish-brown liquid from their scent glands.

EarwigLas Vegas Pest Control

Las Vegas is home to a variety of pests, including earwigs (although rare). If you are seeing pests like roaches, ants, spiders, scorpions, or earwigs in or around your Las Vegas property; call a Las Vegas Exterminator!

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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November 5, 2013 at 9:21 pm Comment (1)

How To Tell If You Have Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can be a real nuisance. These tiny insects, which feed only on blood, can make their homes in furnishings (especially beds – hence their name) where they bite people to eat their blood. As well as the idea of sharing your bed with hundreds of insects and their eggs being pretty gross, the bites can cause nasty rashes on some people, and infestations almost always need to be combated with professional pest control.

Here we take a look at what bed bugs behave like, how you can end up with them in the first place, and what you need to do if you are infested:

Can You See Bed Bugs?

 

Some people get the idea of bed bugs confused with dust mites, another kind of small creature that can live in your furniture, however while dust mites can be almost impossible to spot with the naked eye, bed bugs are not. However, because they are most active late at night (their main ‘busy hours’ are between 10pm and 6am), and their eggs are extremely small, not everyone who has an infestation finds out by spotting the bed bugs themselves. Instead, it is more usual that people are alerted because they find bites on their bodies, and go in search of the insects as a result.

How Do Bed Bugs Get Into Your Home?

 

Because bed bugs like to live in warm places where there is some fabric, they can live in all kinds of upholstery and can be transported on clothes. If you go to a place where there are bed bugs, for example a hotel, a friend’s house, or even somewhere like a movie theatre where they might be living in the chairs, you may unwittingly bring home enough creatures on your clothing or in bags and luggage to allow them to breed in your home. Equally, if you buy second hand furnishings these could carry bed bugs. In rarer cases, they can come to you on animals, especially wild animals like birds and bats. Bed bugs have seen a huge resurgence in the Western world since around the mid nineties, having previously been all but eradicated. This means that there are more and more bugs being moved between locations, and so if you do notice any insects or their bites it is vital to take action rather than risking spreading them further.

How Do You Get Rid of Them?

 

Trying to rid yourself of bed bugs alone is very difficult, and it isn’t advisable to try using pesticides for this purpose without professional supervision. A bed bug exterminator will use the best suited pesticides for the job of wiping out your bed bugs, and will make sure it is safe before you are allowed to re-enter the property. Another technique that is often used in combination with pesticides is to suffocate the bugs by sealing things that may be infested like cushions, children’s stuffed toys and pillows in plastic so the bugs can’t breathe and die. If you have bed bugs, call a local pest control company and arrange extermination immediately.

Today’s contributor, Frank Coleman, loves the outdoors and likes to blog about his trekking adventures. He is employed with HomeHardwarePestControl.com, premium bed bug exterminator in Toronto.

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October 28, 2013 at 7:23 pm Comments (3)

Understanding The Brown Recluse Infographic

Brown Recluse SpiderEEK!

SQUEEL!!

AAHHH!!!!

These are typical responses most of us have when we spot a spider inside our home. These strident emotions are more intense when the spider in question happens to be brown. If it’s brown, “It could be a Brown Recluse!”

The Brown Recluse spider has garnered much attention across the United States. This is mostly due to its venomous bite that has been shown to produce skin lesions, or necrosis.

The Brown Recluse’s bite is the bad news.

The good news is that the Brown Recluse is not commonly found in Las Vegas.

The next time you see a brown looking spider inside your Las Vegas home; keep in mind the following infographic:

Understanding The Brown Recluse Infographic

 

 Brown Recluse

Las Vegas Spider Control

 

Although the Brown Recluse spider is not commonly found in Las Vegas, there are plenty of other species of spider that do reside in Sin city. If you have the misfortune of battling Black Widow spiders, Wolf spiders, Cellar spiders, Desert Recluses, or any other type of spider for that matter; get professional spider control in Las Vegas.

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
 
 

Thomas Ballantyne

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October 14, 2013 at 5:16 pm Comments (0)

Pest Word Search Infographic

The city of Las Vegas is home to many pests, and I’m not talking about all the smut peddlers that frequent the streets of The Strip. Scorpions, roaches, spiders, and ants are really easy to find; but have you ever tried to find them in a word search puzzle? The pest professionals at Bulwark Exterminating, who have a branch in Las Vegas, put together a fun social media piece… A pest word search puzzle.

Wanna see?

The Pest Word Search Puzzle 

 

Pest Test Puzzle

The word search puzzle that you see above, was shared on Facebook, and participants were asked to comment on the puzzle the first pest that they found. The results were quite interesting; and impressive. Some 12,500 plus participants took part.

Wanna know how the first pest you found stacked up to the other 12,500 plus participants? Well, look no further than the following infographic:

Pest Word Search Infographic 

 

Pest Word Search Puzzle Infographic

How’d You Fare On The Pest Test Puzzle?

 

After searching the pest test word search, and noting the first pest you found; then comparing it to the other participants, how’d you fare? Did you find all the pests listed, and a few non-pests? Was one of your greatest fears, i.e. scorpion or spider, one of the first pests you found?

Please feel free to comment the first pest you find below in the comments section.

Thomas Ballantyne

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September 17, 2013 at 7:41 pm Comments (0)

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