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Nevada Nation’s Least Safe State

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Nevada was recently recognized with an unflattering designation, and it’s not going to help with our lagging tourist numbers.

The latest study conducted by WalletHub, designates our much-loved state as this country’s least safe state! We couldn’t even get 49th out of 50; but I guess someone has to come in last.

According to the report, several different factors (26 to be exact) were taken into consideration when compiling the rankings of most safe to least safe states. Some of these factors include: crime, natural disasters, insurance coverage, traffic accidents, and even took into account the amount of money in our savings accounts.

The most disturbing trend was that Nevada ranked 47/50 in the highest number of assaults per capita. Yikes! It’s not determined just how many of these assaults were done by local residents or tourists.

Other than assaults per capita, there wasn’t any other specific category that we ranked especially low in; just low averages across the board.

Top 5 Least Safe States

 

51. Nevada
50. Arkansas
49. Tennessee
48. Oklahoma
47. Texas

Top 5 Safest States

 

1. Massachusetts
2. New Hampshire
3. Minnesota
4. Hawaii
5. Washington D.C.

See the safety rankings of each state in order of most safe to least safe, here.

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Some Good News From Bulwark

 

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While the recent report labeled Nevada as this country’s least safe state is pretty grim, Bulwark Exterminating is doing our part to make this great safe… Safe from dangerous and deadly pests like the bark scorpion and black widow spider.

Pest control treatments from Bulwark Exterminating Las Vegas, NV eradicate the threat of unsafe pests that find their way inside your home.

As for the other dangerous conditions that happen to be afflicting our great state, we can only hope some of our legislators can figure a few things out!

Las Vegas Bulwark Pest Control

 

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

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June 20, 2014 at 10:26 pm Comments (0)

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)

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)

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)

5 Insects That Are Good For Your Garden

Not all insects are bad. In fact, some insects are classified as “good,” in that they help keep other bug populations under control. “Good” insects are great biological forms of pest control for your garden, as they will eat the other “bad” bugs before they can eat your plants. Below we’ll discuss the top 5 insects that are good for your garden.

Ladybugs

 

Ladybugs

Ladybugs are the most common insects used for biological pest control in home gardens. The familiar red-and-black polka dotted critters feast on aphids, tearing through a colony rather quickly. Even ladybug larvae can consume 100 aphids per hour. Ladybugs can help control other insect outbreaks, such as spider mites and scale insects.

The best way to lure ladybugs to your garden is by planting plants that they attracted to, such as dill, angelica, and cilantro. You can also buy a colony of ladybugs to release in your garden.

Green Lacewings

 

Green lacewings

Adult lacewings tend to prefer nectar and pollen, but their larvae absolutely love aphids, making green lacewing larvae a fantastic way to control your garden’s aphid population. Adult lacewings don’t get along with one another, which is why they’re sold as eggs – you can add them to your garden and enjoy the benefits of having their larvae present.

Nematodes

 

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Nématode (Photo credit: cquintin)

If you want to kill pests below the soil, nematodes are the way to do it. These tiny, colorless roundworms wiggle their way into grubs, weevils, and beetles, effectively killing them with parasitic bacteria within days. You must be careful with nematodes, though – some will attack plant roots, and others can cause disease in humans.

Honeybees

 

Honeybee

Gardens wouldn’t be able to survive without honeybees. Honeybees are responsible for ensuring that your garden is properly pollinated. Honeybees are naturally drawn to plant life, although if you want to help the pollination process along, you can purchase or rent a honeybee hive for your yard. Not only will it support the growth of your plants, it will also provide you with a steady supply of fresh honey.

Praying Mantises

 

Praying mantis

Next to ladybugs, praying mantises are the second best known “good” bug used for biological pest control purposes. This graceful insect is deadly to most bugs, and unlike other insects that are good for your garden, mantises prey on more than just aphids – they will eat anything they catch. In fact, some larger species have even been known to eat fish, lizards, frogs, snakes, birds, and rodents. The ones in your garden probably won’t be that big, though, so they’ll stick with catching and eating fellow bugs.

Maintaining a healthy garden can be a challenge, but with the help of these insects, you’re well on your way to enjoying a happy, healthy, pest-free garden.

About the author: Chris is an associate for a NJ pest control company.

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September 10, 2013 at 6:34 am Comments (0)

Storage Units And Insects

Storage UnitsSelf-storage units and public storage lockers have many obvious benefits. There is always a need for extra space and the benefit of having an uncluttered house drives many to take advantage of this option. In many cases, items are packed up without much thought and dropped into an aluminum locker. There is usually no more time spend on the storage unit once the lease is signed and door is closed. Once treasured personal belongings are now sitting, alone in the dark, never to be heard from again. Well, so maybe it is not all that dramatic. But, there are some unpleasant things that can happen when personal belongings are haphazardly left in storage. The problems are actually twofold. The first would be due to owner neglect, and the second would be due to dilapidated facilities.

Owner Neglect

Some people simply do not take care to thoughtfully pack items in preparation for storage. This is a fairly easy fix, and just requires some time and diligence. There are a few common sense ways to protect items from damage during packing, moving and storing. Any glass or delicate items should be properly cushioned in newspaper, bubble wrap or even blankets to protect them from accidental breakage. To prevent clothing from being eaten by moths or made into a home by other insects, place them in airtight container or use moth balls throughout the unit as a deterrent to bugs. Clearly label each box, tote or bag to indicate what contents are inside and if any special instructions (such as “fragile” or “flammable”) apply. Finally, do not use any boxes that once contained food to store any objects that insects may be remotely interested in exploring. Even aged scents may attract new insects for vermin to a storage unit.

Dead RoachesNeglected Facilities

Although property owners have the best of intentions, not every compound can be a Keyport Self Storage. Beyond that, there are certain unavoidable effects of aging. Once solid building structures can become corrupt over time by weather, misuse, mistreatment, and infestations. Some of these issues area avoidable, but some are just par for the course and a part of nature that must be accepted. For example, rust occurs when metals are constantly exposed to the elements and oxidation forms. This can be regularly treated through cleaning processes, proper irrigation and special paints that are rust resistant. However, nothing can fully prevent rust from forming. It is up to the property management to keep an eye on the affected areas and make any necessary adjustments and maintenance to the property. Rusty buildings create holes that small rodents and large insects can easily enter to wreak havoc on the contents. The most common insects to enter closed in spaces are termites, spiders, water bugs and bees or wasps during nesting season. The cool, dark spaces are ideal for exploration and making webs, nests or cocoons that will not be disturbed. Period and consistent treatments with effective pesticides will eliminate this problem and prevent future infestations. Likewise, educating the public and encouraging renters to understand their responsibilities will help the overall health and longevity of the storage unit and property.

As seen in his G-to-the-Plus zone, Mr. Holdeman helps maintain a marketing business. He grew up in lovely Cali.

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September 3, 2013 at 8:13 pm Comments (0)

Massive Mosquito Swarms

Mosquito SwarmThe summer of 2013 could easily be described as the summer of the mosquito; with massive swarms surfacing throughout much of the United States. One such state that has seen the most mosquito activity, with clouds of mosquitoes swarming, happens to be Alaska. It’s so bad in Alaska, many of the local’s joke that the mosquito is the state bird.

Massive Mosquito Swarms In Alaska

Alaskan mosquitoes are infamous for not only their size, but the size of their swarms. Nobody knows this more than the scientific researchers at the Toolik Field Station; that happened to be caught in a massive swarm on Alaska’s North Slope.

From late June through the month of July, the Alaskan horizon is nothing but mosquitoes. It appears that the ground is on fire, as smoke rises up over the fields. This smoke apparition is not caused by fire, but are actually clouds of buzzing mosquitoes hovering above the ground. It’s quite a site to behold, but definitely not a time you want to be caught in shorts and tank top without any bug spray.

With So Many Mosquitoes, How Big Is The West Nile Threat?

According to scientists, the deadly West Nile Virus doesn’t pose much threat in Alaska. With two different species of Alaskan mosquitoes being vectors of West Nile, the deadly virus has not been able to take hold in higher latitudes. The resident’s of Alaska, and those looking to vacation in the beautiful state this summer, will have to deal with the massive and menacing swarms of mosquitoes, but need not lose much sleep over the probability of catching West Nile.

The main problem that these pesky mosquito swarms project, is physiological stress among residents and tourists alike. Preparing for a summer in Alaska can seem like quite the burden; from buying the right repellent, to wearing the right clothing, to not being caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Still, with the threat of West Nile, not only in Alaska but throughout much of North America, special precautions must be taken as to not contract the frightening virus.

Mosquito Alert SignMosquito Precautions

  • When outdoors, wear suitable attire. I know it is really alluring to want to go sleeveless, and wear short shorts during the warm and sunny summer months, but this will only expose you to the mosquito’s bite. Don’t become an easy meal. Cover up!
  • Make sure you have ample mosquito defenses. I’m talking of course about mosquito repellent that is loaded with DEET. Mosquito coils, mosquito dunks, and citronella candles and torches also help in fighting the mosquito battle.
  • Wear light-colored clothing. Mosquitoes are naturally attracted to certain colors; especially dark colors. Opt for whites, creams, and beiges when outdoors.
  • Limit outdoor activity at dusk and dawn. These hours happen to be the prime feeding time for the blood-sucking mosquito.
  • Ditch the perfumes, scented lotions, and shampoos. These happen to be mosquito attractants.
  • Eliminate free-standing water. Free-standing water on or near your property gives mosquitoes the perfect place to breed and lay their larvae.

The West Nile Virus

As mentioned before, out of the 35 different species of mosquito that are commonly found in Alaska, only two species actually pose the threat of carrying West Nile Virus.

For those of us living in the lower 48 states, including those of us in Las Vegas, NV, West Nile is much more common. So far in 2013, there have been 296 total West Nile Virus cases resulting in 11 deaths; according to the Center For Disease Control.

West Nile Virus causes illness, inflammation of the brain, or inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord.

Author Bio: Heydi Ruelas is a journalism student and blogger for Bulwark Exterminating, an industry leader in providing high quality pest control service. When I’m not playing with my two gorgeous nieces, I’m jamming out to the newest One Direction song.

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August 26, 2013 at 6:00 pm Comments (0)

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