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FIVE LITTLE KNOW FACTS REGARDING TICKS

07/19/2016
Ticks
Summertime in Las Vegas means more sunshine and time outdoors – hiking and exploring nature, entertainment with friends or playing sporting games. It is also the time where you can encounter TICKS – nature’s most nefarious pest.

SILVERFISH IN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY

07/06/2016
Silverfish
Let’s face it silverfish are really ugly, more so than most insects. They are so alien in their appearance that they have inspired many a nightmare as well as monsters in movies and fiction. Silverfish can be found in many Las Vegas homes.

WHEN IT IS HOT IN LAS VEGAS THE BEES COME OUT

06/27/2016
Bees, Wasps, Hornets, Yellow Jackets
Las Vegas is full of attractions and during the summer months residents and visitors alike explore the outdoor attractions both on and off the strip. There is a good chance you might encounter members of the Bee Family – Bees, Wasps, Hornets, and Yellow Jackets

GROUPS OF MOSQUITOES IN SOUTHERN NEVADA TEST POSITIVE FOR VIRUS

06/19/2016
mosquitoe
As we know the summer season in Southern Nevada is the time we see more mosquitoes – mostly around areas that have standing water. Every year Clark County sees some cases of West Nile disease that is carried by infected mosquitoes – however this year there is the Zika Virus and another condition carried by mosquitoes St. Louis encephalitis.

COCHROACHES ARE WANDERING AROUND THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY

06/13/2016
Cockroaches
Just the word cockroach creeps people out - they are ugly and are very hard to get rid of as well as introducing bacteria and allergens to our environment. Cockroaches are found in nearly every part of the world and they are the most primitive pests. They go back over 50 million years and most likely to survive severe nuclear radiation. They range in length from 0.1 to 3.2 inches – they can fly and swim (even underwater). Also they are omnivorous -will eat either plant or animal matter and typically feed at night.

SUMMER IN LAS VEGAS IS HERE AND SO ARE THE ANTS

06/04/2016
ants 2
One of the pests that we see in the Las Vegas Valley during the summer months are ants. Ants are the most common insects that can be found in yards and gardens – most go unobserved living underground or out of sight. They find their way indoors through small cracks near utility pipes and the foundation of the home or damaged weather stripping round doors and windows. They come into the home looking for food and water

MOSQUITOES THAT CARRY ZIKA AND WEST NILE WILL ARRIVE IN THE LAS VEGAS VALLEY

05/25/2016
new mosquitoes
So far this year we have not seen any Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the Las Vegas area- this is the mosquito that carries the Zika virus. It is only a matter of time before our monsoon season and the conditions in the valley will be ripe for these mosquitoes and the mosquitoes that carry the west nile virus.

A STUDY OF BED BUGS FINDS THEY ARE ATTRACTED TO CERTAIN COLORS

05/20/2016
Bed Bugs
So you a planning a trip away from your home in Las Vegas – you might want to pack in brightly colored luggage to keep the bed bugs at bay. A new study finds that bedbugs -- just like flies and other insects -- have favorite colors. They really like dark red and black, and they avoid white, yellow and bright shades of green.

SCORPIONS IN LAS VEGAS

05/13/2016
Scorpions
You can live in Las Vegas for years and never see a scorpion. It’s true. People have done it. But it’s also true that you can stick your foot in your favorite sneaker and get stung by a scorpion that has crawled into it. Or turn on the light and catch one skulking around the kitchen.

AFRICANIZED HONEY BEES IN LAS VEGAS

04/27/2016
africanized bee
Spring and summer are the seasons we start seeing bees around the Las Vegas Valley. Over the years the Africanized honey bee population in our area has become more prevalent

ZIKA VIRUS FOUND IN THREE CLARK COUNTY RESIDENTS

04/18/2016
zika mosquitoe
In the past week the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced more cases of Zika virus infected people in the United States. As of yesterday there were a total of 358 of travel-associated Zika virus disease reported within our country and 3 of those cases are here in Clark County Nevada.

APRIL IS NATIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT MONTH

04/11/2016
bugs updated
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recognizes the pest management industry during April - National Pest Management Month. The NPMA is sharing pest prevention tips just in time for spring. Today’s quality of life are attributed to three things: better pharmaceuticals and vaccines, better sanitation, and better pest control, with pest control being an essential component in the protection of public health, food and property.