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THE BOXELDER BUG IN LAS VEGAS

10/05/2017
Box Elder Bugs
The boxelder bugs are more of a nuisance than harmful to the population of Las Vegas.  If you have a boxelder tree then you most likely have boxelder bugs. This pest has a very distinct look – it has a black and red body.

FALL IS NEAR IN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY LEADING TO PESTS MOVING INDOORS

09/27/2017
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Bugs and other pests start looking for indoor shelter once the temperatures outside drop.  They will look for any way to escape the cold so it is important to check the outside of your home for any ways these pests can move in with you.

CRICKETS BECOME A NUISANCE AT THE CHANGE OF SEASONS

09/20/2017
Crickets
The Las Vegas Valley is ready for a change in seasons and with this change crickets can become a nuisance at this time of year. Crickets are part of the Gryllidae family and a distant relative to grasshoppers.

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR - STINK BUG SEASON!  

09/16/2017
stink bug
Fall is a wonderful time of year in Las Vegas – the hot weather is dialing back to pleasant days and lovely nights, however it is also the season for stink bugs. The stink bug can put a damper on being outdoors in all parts of the valley.

SCORPIONS ARE OF INTEREST TO PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY

09/12/2017
Scorpions
Last week we wrote a blog regarding Bed Bugs – there are several other bugs and pests that interest people that reside in Las Vegas.  We at Global Pest Services are asked about Scorpions all the time. The two most common scorpions in Southern Nevada are desert scorpions and bark scorpions – the bark scorpion is the main problem around Las Vegas because their stings can be deadly if not treated.

WHAT BUGS OR PESTS ARE OF INTEREST TO PEOPLE LIVING IN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY?

08/28/2017
Bed Bugs
When someone asks what I do for a living and I answer Pest Control I get many different types of reactions from dismay to oh wow.  Many people do not realize that pest control is important to keep families safe as well as animals, property etc. If we didn't have exterminators our homes could literally be damaged- having to spend untold amounts of money to fix it.  They don't realize bugs and rodents carry diseases that affect families.  Children could develop asthma. Also the yards that surround their homes would be under attack.

AMERICAN HOUSE SPIDERS IN LAS VEGAS

08/21/2017
Spiders
American house spiders are found in most of the states in the United States including Nevada.  They build their tangled webs that are typically Halloween looking  in or near human dwellings - often in secluded areas such as between loose walls and behind open doors and attic windows.   

MOSQUITOES CAN BE A CARRIER OF THREE DISEASES

08/08/2017
mosquitoe
Residents of the Las Vegas Valley are lucky – we usually do not have a lot of mosquitoes.  Then monsoon season comes and the valley sees flash flooding and standing water which attracts mosquitoes – and they can carry diseases – Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya.

LAS VEGAS ANTS GO INSIDE HOMES DURING THE HEAT OF SUMMER

07/28/2017
Ants
They may be small however ants are a big headache for homeowners in the summer in Las Vegas.  Ants have been ranked the number 1 nuisance pest in the United States by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). Ants are attracted to sweet food and that’s one of the many reasons they love to invade kitchens. Aside from hunger, these little pests also find their way indoors, especially in the heat, for a consistent water supply.

ROOF RATS HAVE BEEN FOUND IN ALL ZIP CODES IN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY

07/22/2017
roof rat
Roof rats are now a year-round problem in the Las Vegas Valley. The roof rat is smaller than other rats – it weighs only 5-10 ounces, with a total length of 10-14 inches and large ears plus tails that are longer then their body.

SEEMS LIKE THERE IS MORE BEE ACTIVITY IN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY

07/20/2017
bees from thinkstock
Warmer weather and increased outdoor activity leads to the increased possibility of bee encounters. The Las Vegas Valley had a lot of rain this winter and experts feel that the more rain –the more bees.

FIVE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT FIREFLIES

07/07/2017
lightning bug
As we know a major percentage of the population of the Las Vegas Valley came from other areas of the country and spent time catching fireflies’ also known as lightening bugs.  It’s a bit of nostalgia – outside- armed with a jar with holes in the lid and catching a bit of magic – bringing them home only to release them back into the air since you didn’t want them to die.