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HELPFUL TIPS TO PREVENT BUG BITES WHILE ON SPRING BREAK

03/26/2016
insects updated
Spring is a beautiful time of year in Las Vegas however spring break is upon us and some people that live here like to vacation somewhere else. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has made a list of recommendations for those travelling during spring break and other times to help avoid bug bites especially from bed bugs and mosquitoes (in certain areas they can carry the Zika Virus).

HOW TO IDENTIFY THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COCKROACHES IN LAS VEGAS

03/22/2016
Cockroaches
Spring and summer are the bug seasons in the Las Vegas Valley as well as across the country. One of the biggest pests is the cockroach – and Las Vegas is home to many varieties. There are around 70 species of cockroaches in the United States – however there are only a few that we come in contact with. The most common are the American cockroach, Brownbanded cockroach, German cockroach and the Oriental cockroach.

MORE ON THE ZIKA VIRUS

03/11/2016
zika mosquitoe
As we get further into 2016 we are learning of more cases of Zika virus in the United States. As of February 24 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) there have been 107 cases of the Zika virus in the United States.

A MORE ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY PREVENTION AGAINST ARGENTINE ANTS

03/03/2016
ant army
The Las Vegas Valley has many different types of ants – one of them is the argentine ant. There are light to dark brown in color and originated in South America and most likely got here via coffee ships. They are usually found near moist areas and Argentine ant colonies will mix with each other and form what is called super colonies. Because of the sheer size of these colonies they will drive out other insects. They will eat almost anything but prefer sugars and syrups.

WHAT TYPE OF LIGHT BULB YOU SHOULD USE TO AVOID ATTRACTING INSECTS

02/26/2016
bugs to light
In Las Vegas spring and summer months are wonderful times to eat and entertain outside on the patio of your home. In the evening hours we use light bulbs to illuminate the area and this attracts insects to the area

HOW SOME INSECTS SURVIVE WINTER IN LAS VEGAS

02/11/2016
Ants
Las Vegas can get pretty cold during the winter months especially once the sun goes down. Many people assume pests just die off during the winter, but the truth is insects often devise strategies to make it through the winter.

RESEARCH MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP PRESENT HONEYBEE WINTER DIE-OFF

02/05/2016
Bees, Wasps, Hornets, Yellow Jackets
Winter is a really tough season on many pests including the honeybee. Nevada and most of the national is experiencing a colder than average winter and that means no pollen for food, and hives can starve to death while pests and disease problems are on the rise.

CAN HUMANS BE AFFECTED BY MOUSE MENINGITTS IN SOUTHERN NEVADA

01/28/2016
rodents
Las Vegas and all of Southern Nevada have a large mouse population. When most people hear the term rodent-borne disease the first thing to come to mind are the likes of Hantavirus, plague, rat-bite fever and salmonellosis. However, there’s another rodent-borne viral infectious disease people should be aware of as we enter the winter season — Lymphocytic choriomeningitis, or LCM, which is caused by lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV). LCVM is transmitted to humans following exposure to fresh urine, droppings, saliva, or nesting materials from infected house mice. Individuals who are bit by an infected rodent may also be at risk of exposure.

MOSQUITO –SPREAD ZIKA VIRUS

01/19/2016
mosquitoe
From time to time GLOBAL PEST SERVICES will inform you of disease outbreaks that can affect our population – especially in Las Vegas where we have a huge number of tourists each year. Zika Virus has not spread to the United States although the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) has issued a warning to pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant to postpone travel to several Latin American and Caribbean countries and territories experiencing Zika outbreaks

BEES ARE LESS AGGRESSIVE WHEN THEY SMELL FLOWERY SCENTS

01/12/2016
honeybee
Want to avoid being stung by a bee? Honeybees exhibiting aggressive behavior seemingly 'calm down' when exposed to floral scents like flowery perfume.

BED BUGS TOP THE LIST OF MOST SEACHED PEST ONLINE IN 2015

01/05/2016
Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are a type of parasitic insect that can infest homes. The beg bugs that infest people's houses are usually a species called Cimex Lectularius, but other species can cause an infestation as well. Bed bugs bite people and drink a small amount of blood.

BEHAVIOR AND LIFESPAN OF ANT COLONIES AFFECTED BY PARASITIC TAPEWORMS

12/29/2015
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The Las Vegas Valley has several different types of ants – black ants, fire ants, carpenter ants and argentine ants to name a few. Recently there was a study on how parasitic tapeworms affect ant colonies.