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Summertime is the season that all the stinging pests are most active in the Las Vegas Valley. From Henderson to Centennial Hills the stinging and biting insects can pose a threat to our health – sending people to emergency room every year.


The following are some interesting facts about stinging and biting insects that can be found in and around your home.


Mosquitoes: Only female mosquitoes bite humans – they need blood to reproduce. Studies found that mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors, women, beer drinkers and smelly feet.


Wasps: Theyare more aggressive and are more of a nuisance than bees although they look very much alike.  They build their hives in trees, beneath homes and under gutters using particles of wood to build the nest and if encountered are more likely to sting.


Hornets: Hornets can live in colonies that contain 200-400 members and unlike other stinging insects are active at night.


Yellow jackets: They feed on various dead insects and also like people food especially sweet sugary items. Yellow jackets are very aggressive and live in colonies with up to 4,000 workers.


Africanized “killer” bees: They will attack when threatened. They have been known to chase people for more than a quarter of a mile once they get excited. If you are being chased by Africanized bees, run in a zigzag pattern and seek shelter in a house or car.


Scorpions: The Arizona Bark Scorpion a common scorpion in Las Vegas is the most dangerous.Scorpions are nocturnal pests, so they hide during the day and are active at night.


Fire Ants: Red fire ants get their common name from their ability to inflict painful bites and stings. Originally from Brazil, fire ants were introduced to the U.S. in 1933 and are now found throughout the southern part of the country.


GLOBAL PEST SERVICES in Las Vegas is a licensed pest control company that is qualified to handle all your pest elimination needs including STINGING AND BITING INSECTS.  Call our office at 702-657-0091 or go to our web site- to speak with us for all your pest control needs.  Get a quote now!


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