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I had my first service appointment with Bulwark yesterday (John was the representative). After coming from an exterminator service that wrapped me into a contract and then seemed to dilute their chemicals to the point of being useless, I was a bit apprehensive about trusting another provider but I was more sick of spraying my yard myself. Bulwark to the rescue! I spoke at length with them before making an appointment. Bulwark does not do contracts (more vested interest in always doing a great job!), has very comparable plans, their treatments are pet safe, and they are thorough. They also emphasize taking care of their employees so that their employees are more empowered to take better care of the customers. Having met John, I have to say that this is the case. John was absolutely fantastic. He thoroughly explained what steps he was taking today, what to anticipate every other month on the return visits, what to do if any insect activity is seen between visits, and even treated inside of some baseboard outlets to dissuade any infestations that may move into the walls. John was pleasant, intelligent, and seemed to genuinely care about delivering a good experience. Two thumbs up all around! I anticipate a long relationship with Bulwark - if you are in the market, this is one company that is absolutely worthy of your business.
My wife and I moved to New River last year after living 40 years in Southern California. Needless to say we have encountered insects and arachnids we never saw previously. We recently began seeing scorpions in our house so we contacted Bulwark Exterminating. They sent Lance to our house to provide service and both he and the service were outstanding. Lance treated our home inside and outside, providing protection against not only scorpions, but centipedes, cockroaches, spiders, crickets, and all those unnamed critters we occasionally see. The day after the treatment we began finding dead insects inside and out so we know the treatment works. Lance fully explained what he was going to do and why, taking into consideration the safety of our pets. He was fully knowledgeable of Bulwark's products and processes and answered all questions to our satisfaction. Coupled with his professionalism and personable demeanor the entire experience was very positive. As a result we'll have Bulwark (and Lance) providing pest treatment to our home on a recurring basis. I highly recommend Bulwark and Lance for anyone living in New River and surrounding areas
Great company! Unfortunately about 8 months ago I got bed bugs and called 2 pest companies before I called Arizona Bug Busters; neither of which took care of the problem. My aunt suggested I call Arizona bug busters and get another Heat treatment. They were very nice and took time to explain why previous treatments hadn't worked was because the other company didn't get the whole house hotel at the same time. They did what they call a true Heat treatment where they used extremely powerful heaters to heat my whole house at the same time. Luckily it worked and have been bed bug free ever since. I will say they made a complete mess of my house pulling things out of drawers to get everything evenly heated they were also 2 hours late but I don't care it worked cost less than the other to companies. Also I recently had a bad roach infestation I again called another company first with no luck. Finally I called az bug again and within 2 visits I have been roach free since. If you want to get your problem taken care of call them first. They may be a little late lol but they work hard and do it right they spent over 12 hours heating my house.
This is absolutely the best company. Their employees are great. I had to have a retreat because I still had bugs because of the massive storms the day after my treatment. No problem. The first guy Nick was great. Today they sent Tyler J. who arrived just before the scheduled 7:00 pm appointment and stayed retreating everything again. He left me traps for the nasties, sprayed like crazy and was another Bulwark dedicated employee. Where do they get these sweet, kind, and hardworking young men from? I give Bulwark a lot of credit for the work ethic these guys have. The office ladies and Randy were also great trying to get me in as soon as possible for a re-treatment. I never thought I would like a bug guy, but they deserve a big thank you for being such an honorable company with great employees that really look to solving my problem and do the work. WOW!
Our family has been struggling with a horrible coach roach problem, so I finally made the call to get help. I called Bulwark Exterminating on Monday night, and they had a technician out the following afternoon. The technician, Kyle K., was extremely helpful an informative. He made sure to get every area of our house (inside and out), and focused on the problem areas I told him about. He answered all of my questions and eased any concern I had. Since I have a 4 year old daughter, I had a lot of concerns. He was also really great with my daughter, who followed him around the whole time. I could not have asked for a better tech to come out and help. I definitely recommend Bulwark Exterminating particularly Kyle K. the tech who came out. Thank you for your help!
Had Seth come out on such short notice and it was arranged around my hectic work schedule. I called with a "bug" emergency or rather an emergency to me..., as I am NOT a bug fan. From the office people to technicians I would highly recommend this company. I had the office spending a lot of time trying to fit me in at short notice because they knew I was anxious to have inspection. Seth came out and did a great job and was so accomodating to come after my work in the evening for a first time inspection. He put my mind at ease and could sleep so much better knowing that my issue was getting taken care of. Thanks Bulwark!!!! You guys are amazing and let us know you really care about the customers concerns!!!!! :-D
Hello! My name is Nick. I have been a customer of Bulwark for almost a year now. My technician Damian is so wonderful. He is very knowledgeable of his work. He always explain the type of procedure he's going to do and he is always kind and courteous. Every time he comes over, he always has a BIG smile on his face. Me and my family has truly grown to love him. Ever since he started treating our home, we have seen little to no bug activity. I truly recommend Bulwark to anyone because not only do they have THE BEST technician around, but the kind of product they use to treat your home is safe and affective. I am so glad I found this company. I will forever be a life long customer of Bulwark :-)
If you are looking for a good pest control company in Mesa, AZ you should consider Legacy Pest Control. Phil came out to my home and i'm sure there isn't a single pest that made it through the experience. It was almost comical how much he did to exterminate. I'm used to someone just spraying around the front and back yard and then taking off. Phil went the extra mile and did tons more stuff, and even helped me with this nagging scorpion problem that I've had for awhile. Anyway, I liked them so much I thought I'd take the time to give a shout out to them. If you need exterminating in Mesa, Gilbert, or Chandler...you should give these guys a try, you'll love em!
Bulwark is THE BEST pest control company in the valley, HANDS DOWN! I had a horrible scorpion problem and in one visit Nick had it under control. He treated my fence, attic, even took my outlet plates off and treated in there. These dudes are thorough. I refer them to everyone I know, including my own mother, who is now a happy customer of 6 months. I want to thank Nick for saving my home from those pesky scorpions, and thank Bulwark for saving me money in the process. A+++
Corey, the technician who came today was great! He covered all the bases and explained everything to me...patiently. We've been using Bulwark for several years and this is the level of service we've come to expect. Highly recommend them! ::::::::::::::today, 1-21-14. Today the technician was Nick Arkills. What a great guy! He explained everything about scorpions and then he did the work quickly and efficiently. Very professional. The whole company is that way.
Pest control is the process of managing, and often exterminating, insects, rodents and other common vermin from your home or place of business. You can hire an exterminator to kill or keep pests such as cockroaches, termites and rats at bay.
Many companies either have technicians on staff or hire commercial pest control operators to keep their facilities clean and compliant with health codes and other regulations. While your house doesn't need to meet the same stringent codes a restaurant might, you likely want to keep your home safe from bugs and mice. Besides being general pests, termites, carpenter ants and other vermin can destroy the structural integrity of your home, making it unsafe for anyone to live in.
It's important to ask the right questions before hiring a pest control company. You need to know whether the exterminators do quality work and if they know the proper ways to kill pests without exposing you and your family to potentially harmful chemicals. Here's a list of questions you must ask any extermination company to ensure you hire the best people for the job:
Are You Licensed?
Pest control experts must be licensed in your state to do their work since they handle powerful pesticides and insecticides. Make sure the company you go with is registered with your state. You can verify a business's license through your state's pesticide regulatory office.
Are You Bonded or Insured?
Just like any other professional working in or on your property, you want to ensure they're bonded. Being bonded or insured means any damage they do to your home will be covered by an insurance company instead of you.
How Long Have You Been in Business?
You want a veteran extermination company that knows how to handle all types of pests. A company that's been in business for a number of years will have more experience trapping or killing a wide range of bugs and rodents than a relative newcomer.
Do You Guarantee Your Work?
You wouldn't want to call a pest control technician out to spray your home and have roaches or rats return in just a few days, would you? Get a guarantee for the work that is done. Additionally, be wary of exterminators who ask you to sign a long contract with them. If you must sign an extended pledge, ensure you can cancel it at any time.
May I Have a List of References?
Ask your friends, family and neighbors if they can recommend any reputable pest control operators. If they can't, ask the company itself for a list of references you can contact.
Will I Need to Leave My House or Place of Business?
An exterminator might require you to leave your house or workplace depending on the seriousness of the infestation or the chemicals used to annihilate the bugs or rodents. Ask him or her what chemicals they plan to use, when it's safe to return to your home or commercial building and if the treatment spray could harm children or pets.
Remember that you can better avoid scammers by ensuring all the technicians with the pest control company you hire are licensed as well as bonded.
You may need to seek the help of an exterminator depending on the type of pest and the amount of infestation your residence or commercial building has. While you can use glue traps and insecticide to kill off a few cockroaches, these measures are no match for large clusters and colonies of insects or rodents. Here's a list of creatures you should contact a pest control technician about:
Contact a professional exterminator as soon as possible if you suspect your property has termites. Termites can cause costly damage to your home or building in a small amount of time.
Besides eating into wood and causing destruction to your foundation, termite nests are also hard to locate. With that said, look for cracked paint along the wooden surfaces of your home and tap beams and pillars every once in a while. If you hear a hollow sound, you might have a termite infestation.
Other culprits that can damage your house include carpenter ants. Like termites, they are bugs that burrow into buildings, damaging insulation, floors and walls. Unlike ants that build underground colonies and hills in your yard, carpenter ants are usually found living in trees. However, many times this species of ant will make a home for itself under your roof. It's smart to enlist the help of an experienced pest control company when handling carpenter ants since they're known to cause as much damage to buildings as termites.
If you have bed bugs but want to keep getting a good night's sleep, you should contact an exterminator, as this pest spreads easily. Unfortunately, knowing whether or not you have bed bugs is difficult until you feel an itch on your skin or find their bites on you.
Controlling the spread of this pest is notoriously challenging, which is why you should employ a professional. Bed bugs feed on blood and make their homes on mattresses and other pieces of furniture. So wash your laundry frequently, steam clean your mattress and seek out the guidance of an exterminator in order to go back to sleeping in comfort.
The common ant, unlike its carpenter ant cousin, won't destroy parts of your home. However, a trail of bugs is something no one wants in their house. Ants usually enter a building looking for a sugary food source and will leave a scented trail for the rest of the colony to follow. This is why it's better to eradicate the whole group instead of just the handful you might find in your home.
Roaches are a nuisance no one likes to deal with. However, many homes, condos and apartments have them. Unsanitary conditions, such as leaving food out, dirty dishes in the sink or failing to take out the garbage, attract cockroaches into your living space.
Regular bees, bumble bees, hornets, wasps and yellow jackets can take over your backyard, making sitting on your deck a challenge. Some insects such as bees can be good for your garden since they help pollinate plants. However, you don't want your property swarming with stinging insects. There are preventative measures you can take, as well as special formulated insecticides, but it's best to contact a professional. Exterminators and beekeepers have the protective gear required to handle stinging bugs and can remove the insects without anyone getting hurt.
Rats and Mice
Rats are not just an irritant; they also pose risks to your health and to your home. While rats, mice and other rodents can burrow holes in your house, rats also carry disease in the form of fleas in their fur. Bait, poison and mechanical spring-loaded traps can eliminate them.
While you want some animals off your lawn and out of your house, you don't want to exterminate all pests, especially wildlife like deer, raccoons and squirrels. They may eat your plants but you will want to ward them off or either find a safe and humane way to trap and release them.
There are some great do-it-yourself tricks you can use, such as connecting small bungee cords to your trash can lids to keep raccoons from going through your garbage. However, if you find an opossum, snake or other varmint in your house, you should call a professional pest control company to reduce your chance of getting bit or otherwise injured. An expert knows how to humanely trap mammals or reptiles and keep them out of your home.
There's a whole range of pest control methods and customized solutions for killing insects, mammals and reptiles, as well as preventing them from returning. Unfortunately, there isn't one approach that will keep all pests at bay. Here are a few ways you can eliminate or discourage critters from making camp in your residence or yard:
Inspection and Exclusion
Before you or an exterminator sets out bait, traps or poison, it's best to thoroughly check your home and pinpoint where the pests are coming from. Look for cracks or openings in your residence. After that, the professional will locate where the bugs or other animals are living and set traps or spray insecticide accordingly.
He or she will also suggest ways to keep future pests out, either by caulking up holes or by explaining what you might be doing that's attracting the vermin.
A trap can run the gamut from sticky-padded glue traps that use an adhesive material to capture bugs and mice to milk jugs filled with sugar water that capture flies and wasps.
If you hire professionals to kill or capture pests, ask them which traps will work best for your needs. They could suggest a particular glue trap if you have a frequent cockroach problem or a type of bait that's more effective in leading rodents to the trap.
Baits range from laying out food to entice pests into a trap to poisonous substances the bugs or rodents eat and take back to their colony or hive. The latter type of bait takes time to work but can be much more effective than spraying insects with a pesticide. It attacks and can eliminate all the other pests in the community.
Many commercial pest control operators will spray your house or yard with strong insecticides around nooks, crannies and other parts of your home where bugs are usually found. You can also do this yourself with store-bought sprays or purchase commercial grade pesticide to dilute with water.
When pest control technicians visit your home or place of business, expect them to first identify what insect or other animal it is that's causing trouble. After identification, they will inspect your building to see where the pests are coming from and locate their hive or nest.
Then the exterminator will spray or set out traps and bait according to which pest you have. The price for exterminators can range broadly since they can charge for a monthly inspection and treatment. The final bill also comes down to the square footage of your property.
Keeping critters out of your house is easier said than done, but there are a number of preventative steps you can take, including:
You might need to change your pest prevention approach with the seasons, however. If you find insects and other animals trying to get in through cracks or openings, use a caulk gun to fill the gaps. You'll also want to either use traditional bug spray or a citronella candle to keep bugs such as mosquitos away from you during the summer months.
Many pest control experts now offer environmentally friendly treatment for your home and yard with insecticides that aren't as harsh for the ecosystem. Check with exterminators around your area to see if they provide these kinds of services.
Also, keep bugs at bay and your plants free from harmful chemicals by spraying cedar oil or soapy water on your prized flowers. Ask your pest control company about no-kill traps you can use if you want to get mice, rabbits, opossums or other furry creatures out of your house without harming them.