Posts Tagged ‘Green Pest Control’

Bulwark Pest Control is green and getting greener all the time.

Going digital means going green… “58,000 sheets of paper per month.”

Bulwark Exterminating
1228 E Broadway, Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 969-7474 ‎

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:

Green Pest Control with Genma Holmes

Just wanted to add a few more thoughts on Gerry’s post: Seeing the Green Light

Right vs. Left, Traditional pest controllers vs. environmentalists

“How Green is the pest control when you have to take 3 extra trips to the property?”

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.


What does that have to with pest control?

Just got through reading a post on marketing and they questioned the use of facebook and twitter. I agree, similar to my previous post there is a lot of hype about SEO tools and SEO stuff all of which is bugging me, because its like the emperor’s new clothes a bunch of hype with no fabric to it.  Or this year’s big “Green Washing” marketing tactic. For many its a pitch.  No substance to it.

Good business is good business.  Good marketing on the other hand….
Twitter – A tool.
Facebook – A tool.
Hammer- A Tool.
What you do with the tool is what makes the difference.

You can use a hammer to build a building or use the same hammer to bring a building down.

same tool… your choice.

If you can combine good business with good marketing then you’ve got a two punch combo worth talking about. That’s where SEO comes to into play.

There is no sense pushing a product that does not carry its weight in gold.  Pushing products that don’t give a customer what they want is a short term mentality.  Its a losing game plan.  But adding a little push to a product or service, like Bulwark’s pest control service, that already has momentum, well then you are just fueling the fire.  And big fires get noticed. So start by building a good service,  find under served customers, ask them what’s bugging them, and then fix it.  Create a solution to someone’s problem.  See a need, fill a need.

SEO signing off.

Get your SEO here.

I ran across a new logo today after reading about Green Servers on Blog Pest

It’s your handy dandy Green Certified Website logo: And you can buy it now add it to your site and they will monitor how many visitors you get and determine the carbon impact of your website.  But wait, it gets better, Just by adding this logo to your site you will get visitors to Trust you more, stay longer, and link back to.  WOW! What a magically little logo! And you don’t even have to be green!  Just add the logo and watch the Green Cash Flow in.

BUT WAIT IT GET’S BETTER!  For each affiliate website that signs up after clicking through on your magical Green Website Logo you will get a commission.  So what we are really saying when we say Green is $GREEN$.

And Buy now and we will throw in your FREE EMEPROR’S NEW CLOTHES!!!



….Sorry got a little carried away.

I will just finish up with one of my favorite quotes from Troop Beverly Hills. “Patches, we don’t need no stinking patches.”

After Green week there has been a lot of buzz on Green Pest Control.  Jump on the band wagon before it leaves town… What’s that? What is Green Pest Control?

Well unfortunately nobody knows, but for many of the proponents at the Green Pest Management Conference in Dallas, Green is the color of money. But they warn not to participate in “GREEN WASHING”.  They say be real about your efforts to offer a Green Pest Control Solution.  Despite the fact that there is no solid ground under such claims.

But, the good news is that there is hope for a greener pest control future.  With this big green wave that hits every year, more and more pest control operators are starting to move toward friendlier solutions.  Just the mere fact that they had so many show up for the conference is a step in the right direction.  Hopefully those that attended don’t take the green as in say what you want and get more “Green” from the customers.

The best Green Practice? – Do what is best for the customer with the least amount of exposure or risk to them and the environment.  Don’t take the easy road and just blanket a home with unnessesary products.  In my humble opinion, a well placed product can be much more effective then a mine-field of products.

And whatever you do, don’t just blanket yourself green when it doesn’t mean a thing to you!