It is starting to get cooler in the Las Vegas Valley and soon temperatures in Summerlin and Henderson will drop to the 40’s and 50’s. This is the time of year bugs and pests look for somewhere warm to overwinter like your home.
In recent years insects from other countries have been introduced to the United States including Las Vegas. Pests hitching rides from overseas in cargo ships and planes or residents bringing them here intentionally or accidently.
The Southern Nevada Health District has announced the first human case of the West Nile virus for 2014. They have also identified West Nile positive mosquito pools on both the east and west side of the Las Vegas Valley.
Southern Nevada has had an increase in colonies and bee keepers – more than ever before. Honeybees are important for vegetables and fruit trees in the Las Vegas Valley from North Las Vegas to Boulder City.
The Southern Nevada Health District ha confirmed a resident of Clark County has contracted the Chikungunya disease after returning home from vacation in the Caribbean. The disease has spread throughout the Caribbean and into the United States since its introduction late 2013.
The Southern Nevada Health District announced they have detected the first mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus so far this year in southern Nevada. That includes all of Clark County from Centennial Hills to Boulder City.
Summer in Las Vegas is monsoon season and with humidity in Summerlin and Henderson – with humidity comes mosquitoes. Mosquitoes spread more than just itchy welts – they can transmit painful and sometimes deadly diseases.