Las Vegas is home to many things – including serious pests.  There was an article in the Las Vegas Sun some months ago that we would like to share with you. 

We have ants, spiders, scorpions, cockroaches and mice all over the Las Vegas Valley most thanks to our hot summers and dry winters.  Sometimes we have a rainy spring that adds to the pest problem as well.  Here is some information on the top offenders:

ANTS IN SPRING VALLEY – Las Vegas is home to several types of ants  - most prominent are the Argentine ant and the Pharaoh ant.  We of course have black ants and fire ants – that sting and can cause an allergic reaction in some people.  They can colonize anywhere in and around your home and not easy to control as they leave an invisible trial of pheromones gaining the attention of other ants.

SPIDERS IN SUMMERLIN – there are three types of spiders that are common in Las Vegas.  The desert recluse spider that hides in small dark places so you will find it indoors.  Then there is the black widow spider – they bite but usually not life threatening causing a rash and slight fever.  Lastly there is the camel spider – they are aggressive and will bite.  If the bite becomes infected they are treated with antibiotics.  

SCORPIONS IN THE SOUTHWEST – a venomous arachnid (eight legged).  They are related to spiders, ticks and mites.  No one has ever died in the U.S. from a scorpion sting but it can cause nausea, vomiting, numbness, convulsions or breathing issues.  They like warmer places so during the winter may try to come indoors.  They can live for several years and eradicating them takes time.

COCKROACHES IN HENDERSON – The Las Vegas Valley has four types of cockroaches – American cockroach (water bug), Australian cockroach, Oriental cockroach and the German cockroach.  They consume human food and contaminate it with saliva and excrement.

MICE IN LAS VEGAS - Mice can breed rapidly and do quite a bit of damage to your home by chewing on things and getting into food supplies.  You may notice signs of an infestation before you catch a glimpse of the actual mice. One of the most common signs is the presence of mouse droppings.

It is important to have pest control service in Las Vegas on a monthly basis all year long as each season sees different pests. Make sure you speak with us at GLOBAL PEST SERVICES to provide the care you need in and around your home or office. Get your quote now!

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