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SOME INSECTS ARE ATTRACTED TO LIGHT – WHY?

03/31/2017
bugs to light
We all have seen that bugs are even worse at night when the street lamps come on or the front porch light. So why are bugs attracted to light? Unfortunately, scientists haven’t been able to pin down one simple explanation for this behavior in moths, flies, and many other insects. They have, however, developed several theories that might provide some insight into why certain insects seem to be attracted to lights.

WATER RESISTANT BAIT IMPROVES ANT CONTROL

03/27/2017
Ants
Researchers with the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) have stated pest ants like the red imported fire ant could be controlled more effectively with insecticide baits that can withstand moisture.

A MASS OF ANGRY BEES SWARMED AND STUNG A WORKER IN NORTH LAS VEGAS

03/17/2017
africanized bee
While working on a utility pole in North Las Vegas a worker has been critically injured after being stung hundreds of times by a swarm of what appeared to be Africanized Bees. According to Capt. Cedric Williams with the North Las Vegas Fire Department, the incident happened around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Craig Road and Simmons Street behind the Smith's grocery store. Williams says they received multiple 911 calls about a bee attack.

BUMBLEBEES ON THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST FOR 1st TIME IN THE UNITED STATES

03/12/2017
Bees, Wasps, Hornets, Yellow Jackets
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have designated the rusty patched bumblebee an endangered species. This is the first such designation for a bumblebee and for a bee species in the continental United States. The protected status went into effect on February 10 and includes requirements for federal protections and the development of a recovery plan. It also means that states with habitats for this species are eligible for federal funds.

PREVENTION TIPS FOR BED BUGS IN LAS VEGAS

02/28/2017
Bed Bugs
For over 50 years of virtual elimination in the United States we now are seeing bedbugs making a comeback across the country – Las Vegas included – in the last six years. These nocturnal pests come out of the mattress and the bedding to sink their teeth into sleeping humans and suck their blood. They hitchhike on people from one location to another.

EARWIGS IN LAS VEGAS

02/14/2017
Earwigs
Earwigs are among the most recognized insect pests in home gardens and can damage annual flowers – and find their way into your home. Many people will agree that earwigs are the more frightening looking insects that can be found in a home.

HELPFUL TIPS TO KEEP PESTS FROM YOUR HOME

02/09/2017
rodents and bugs
Pests are capable of undermining the quality and longevity of the home improvements you've have made to your home. They aren't merely a nuisance- many of them are downright destructive. Here are some tips to protect the integrity of your home.

CARPET BEETLES CAN DAMAGE MORE THAN JUST CARPET

01/30/2017
capet beetles
The carpet beetle belongs to the family of beetles known as dermestids and they can be found in warehouses, homes, museums, and other locations in Las Vegas where suitable food exists.

SILVERFISH IN LAS VEGAS HOMES

01/19/2017
Silverfish
Silverfish pose no danger to humans however they are quite ugly bugs that can be found in homes in all areas of the Las Vegas Valley. They are so other worldly in their appearance that they have inspired many a nightmare as well as monsters in movies and fiction.

PANTRY BEETLES ARE A PROBLEM AROUND THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY

01/13/2017
merchant grain beetle
The pantry beetle is a major nuisance pest inside the home. They are insects that infest our foods - called stored product pests. Some are in a beetle or weevil form. Pantry Beetles are unknowingly brought in the home and not detected until you see these beetles near a food source.

TINY INSECTS ARE FOUND IN SNOW

01/06/2017
bugs and rodents
We all know the Las Vegas Valley does not get much snow and if we do the snow evaporates quickly. However, many of us that live in Las Vegas either go up to Mount Charleston for a day of skiing or go on vacation to Vail or Aspen or other snow destinations.

ROOF RATS IN LAS VEGAS

12/30/2016
rodents
What are roof rats? Roof rats are also called black rats or ship rats. They are smaller than Norway rats, but cause similar issues. This rodent gets its name from its tendency to be found in the upper parts of buildings. The roof rat is thought to be of Southeast Asian origin however they are now found throughout the world and are here in the Las Vegas Valley.