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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
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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
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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.

MANY PESTS OVERWINTER DURING THE COLDER MONTHS

12/23/2016
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Pests in Las Vegas as well as the rest of the world survive the winter by taking on the temperature of the air around them. This is called overwinter mode – insects manipulate their metabolism and biochemistry to avoid freezing to death.

HAVING A REAL CHRISTMAS TREE AND THE PEST PROBLEM

12/15/2016
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Having a real Christmas tree in your home is a wonderful thing – there is nothing like the smell of a real tree over an artificial tree. This can be a big decision for many people - fears of introducing unwanted and potentially harmful pests into the home via the tree are unwarranted.

HOLIDAY TIME CAN MEAN A LOT OF TRAVELING AND MANY BED BUGS

12/07/2016
Bed Bugs
HOLIDAY TIME CAN MEAN A LOT OF TRAVELING AND MANY BED BUGS December is the time of year families get together to enjoy the holidays with one another. If you are travelling out of Las Vegas or family members are coming to visit you – Beware of Bed Bugs.

YOUR BRAIN CAN CONFUSE DISGUST WITH FEAR AND COULD BE THE REASON BUGS ARE SCARY

12/01/2016
bugs updated
Recently creepy clowns are getting all the attention; however Science of Us is investigating the psychology behind some of the most common fears – bugs!

THE COLDER TEMPERATURES IN LAS VEGAS ARE HERE AND PESTS LOOK FOR SHELTER IN HOMES

11/22/2016
bugs and rodents
This is the time of year when the temperatures fall to the 40’s and 50’s and bugs and pests look for somewhere warm to overwinter like your home. The pests looking for shelter during winter months include rats, mice, stink bugs, cockroaches, Asian lady beetles, boxelder bugs and some spiders. These pests can be harmful to both people and homes

THERE IS DNA IN THE DUST IN HOMES THAT SHOW BUGS ARE LURKING

11/17/2016
bugs updated
Recently there has been a new finding that suggests no amount of housecleaning will turn your home into a bug-free zone. There are over 600 types of insects, spiders and centipedes that live in most American homes.

CENTIPEDES AND MILLIPEDES CREEP INTO HOMES IN LAS VEGAS

11/09/2016
Centipedes, Millipedes
Centipedes and Millipedes that live in the Las Vegas area are for the most part not poisonous and they also do not cause damage to homes. An infestation can cause anxiety for a lot of people when they come across these crawlers

COCKROACHES MOVE INSIDE IN THE FALL IN LAS VEGAS

11/02/2016
Cockroaches
Cockroaches cause us both fear and revulsion and are certainly unwanted in our homes- with good reason. Cockroaches are pests simply because they introduce bacteria and allergens into our homes and are difficult to get rid of. Nothing unnerves us so much as a threat we cannot see. We might catch sight of the cockroach scurrying away, but what it contaminated is impossible to know for sure.

HALLOWEEN IS NEAR AND SO ARE THE CREEPY CRAWLERS

10/24/2016
bugs updated
As the temperatures starts getting a bit cooler in late October many pests will try to found shelter from the outside. Here are a few tips to keep your home in the Las Vegas Valley from becoming a haunted house this Halloween.