Please remove yourself from
the vicinity in an orderly fashion.
Please don’t force us to squash you.
( licensed to kill )
Holistic pest control? Yes. Effective? No.
Please tell me which you like better. Thanks!
Bulwark Pest Control is green and getting greener all the time.
Great interview with Genma. A very witty lady that is always on the move. She is certainly a beacon of light to pest control companies, entrepreneurs, mothers, political activists, and so many more in her community. I’ve shared a few laughs with her and a few Tennessee memories. She is a promoter of EcoSmart and All Natural pest control. Read more here:
Just wanted to add a few more thoughts on Gerry’s post: Seeing the Green Light
Right vs. Left, Traditional pest controllers vs. environmentalists
There is definitely a balance. As Bulwark’s marketer I try not to even broach the subject of “green pest control”. Does Bulwark Exterminating offer Green Pest Control? Yes Bulwark does offer an all natural pest control solution for those that request it. In fact Bulwark was featured in the WSJ last year because of it, but people have very different concepts of what “Green” is. So I redefine the conversation. Do you want an all natural pest control solution that may be a little less effective or do you want our more effective regular service which we make low-impact and which only uses products that fall into the lower caution labels? By the way, arsenic works for killing bugs as well, and it’s ALL NATURAL, but I would never advise using arsenic for pest control. Just because something is organic or all natural doesn’t mean it is safe. Further making a synthetic product based on natural products may require less energy, less gas, and fewer bulldozers running over trees to cultivate the natural product. But Bulwark also uses products that we feel are best for our technician’s health. In fact, there are certain “all natural/organic” pesticides that we don’t use because of potential chronic risks. All of our products are found in the caution label range. By putting the safety of our technicians first and protecting them, we are in turn protecting our customers, their families, and their beloved pets.
And as time rolls forward and better products and techniques are created, Bulwark will evolve and improve and embrace those pest control advances.
Interesting read today from Fox news on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This is something that would effect SEO companies as they are prone to adding links and building blogs to get more traffic. The FTC has voted to regulate blogging and fine those that are posting product reviews for money. They believe that these reviews are misleading in that the consumer is unaware if the review is a organic unsolicited review or if the review is paid for by the product company. Further, many of these sites and reviews sign on as affiliates and receive a commission if the product is bought through their site.
The law will require that bloggers must make it known that they are being paid in a “clear and conspicuous” manner and the law goes into force December 1st, 2009. The law does not require notification for “free” products, meaning if I were to offer you free pest control service in exchange for a review then you are not required to disclose that you are receiving free service. While these regulations may make many bloggers nervous, the FTC says that they intend to target the companies and advertisers. This actually makes me more nervous as a pest control company.
Let’s say that I am paying an SEO company to build my site and back links. How can I be sure that the SEO company I hire is adhering to this law? Who then is responsible, the SEO company or the pest control company? Further, this law seems very inadequate. How do you define a “review” of a company or a review of a product? How will the FTC distinguish between legitimate customers reviewing a product or service versus the paid reviews? And what about blogs that benefit indirectly from their reviews (i.e. Google adsense)?
Or better yet define “clear and conspicuous”. How do I know if this site “clearly and conspicuously” show that I am a Bulwark employee. Is the facebook profile on the left sufficient or do I need to disclose this in every post? Beyond that this blog isn’t purely a Bulwark blog, its my own blog and thoughts as well. Bulwark does not sanction everything written on this blog and I am not really getting paid directly for my content.
Overall, however, I applaud the FTC’s attempt to regulate this gross flood of solicited reviews. It is unfortunate that so many companies and individuals are cashing in on the naive public. Having worked on the internet for sometime I spot the propaganda reviews and comments regularly. In fact, there are entire blogs that look like just a single user reviewing everyday products, but in fact are a paid blogger.
As far as I am aware Bulwark has not overstepped these requirements. But, again, I am unaware of every attempt hired SEO firms have undergone to boost my web presence. Further, I don’t know how they define “clear and conspicuous”. Hopefully a site that is owned by Bulwark is clear. But, it does sound like I will need to check in on my SEO team, and I would advise all internet advertisers and business owners to do the same. Don’t get caught with your pants down.
From your Pest Control SEO guy.
This post was not directly paid for by Bulwark Exterminating, however the writter is biased as to which pest control service is the best.
Wingless Ladybugs used for “Organic Pest Control”. Fantastic, I can now go down to the local Home Depot and buy myself a bag of chilled close to frozen ladybugs dump them on my rosebushes and whala! Clean, green, organic, natural pest control. Ladybugs, nature’s best defense against aphids. The problem is keeping my investment to stick around. Until now, with the invention of wingless ladybugs! Now they can’t fly away.
Its pretty amazing how far science has moved forward. This latest invention is probably the best DNA alteration since the seedless watermelon! Its not only a very green way to save rose bushes from aphids and other nursery pests, but its completely natural!!!… or is it?
Honestly I think its extremely hypocritical, very ironic, and even oxymoronic. The garden loving organic growing groupies love the idea of using all natural pest control solutions. They love the idea of using completely organic pest control. So the idea of using lady bugs is very appealing. Heck its even appealing to me, not for the organic side but the sheer fact that rose bushes are so sensitive to any and all products sprayed on them, organic or not. But come on, you are okay with altering a living organisms DNA so that it no longer has wings, but creating man made synthetic pesticides is wrong?
Pyrethoroid, man made products based on pyretherins the all natural product derived from a Chrysanthemum flower. Same chemical make up, but not organic because its man-made. The same debate goes on with Hexa-Hydroxyl, when EcoSmart made a product with all natural ingredients to formulate Hexa-Hydroxyl, the EPA said, “No Way!”. Even if it looks the same and acts the same its the man made alternative, so you can’t use the term Hexa-Hydroxyl.
But when it comes to altering a bugs DNA, then its okay? So DNA altered Wingless Ladybugs for natural organic pest control is okay, but a man made pesticide that memics natural pest control products isn’t. Like I said, its ironic, hypocritical, and an oxymoron…. Gets your all natural DNA altered ladybugs for organic pest control today!