MITES IN LAS VEGAS – THE MOST “UNWANTED LIST” PART 11
Mites are one of the most common types of pests on earth and because of their small size (most are microscopic,) go largely unnoticed. They are found everywhere in the Las Vegas Valley – including Spring Valley, Henderson, Summerlin and Centennial Hills.
Since they are so small most mite invasions go unnoticed. They can live outside in all kinds of weather conditions but would much rather survive in a house. No matter how clean your home is it is also home to mites. There are all types of different species of mites – now exceeding 48,000.
The house dust mite is the mite that causes most people the greatest concern. They do not bite but feeds on dander – dead skin which is shed – from humans and animals. They have adapted to flourish in human environments. The most common areas in the home that house dust mites can be found are beds, carpets, furniture and clothing.
Another concern regarding house dust mites is people are allergic to them. The symptoms associated with them are sneezing, watery eyes, nasal stuffiness, runny nose, stuffy ears, eczema, itchiness and in severe cases asthma.
To help in the elimination of house dust mites wash your bed sheets once a week, dry clean your blankets once a year, and clean your carpets once a year. You should also vacuum on a regular basis.
There are a few biting mites that are worth mentioning – the tropical rat mite, the house mouse mite, the tropical fowl mite and the northern fowl mite. These can be found in houses that have had rat, mouse or bird infestations. They are not parasitic on humans but their bites often produce dermatitis and itching.
For help getting rid of all mites or other pests you might encounter in the Las Vegas Valley contact GLOBAL PEST SERVICES. The licensed professional technicians are well trained in eliminating all pests. Get your quote now!
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