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PESTS THAT CREEP AND CRAWL CAN BE A NIGHTMARE FOR HOMEOWNERS

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PESTS THAT CREEP AND CRAWL CAN BE A NIGHTMARE FOR HOMEOWNERS

 

Here are some tips from the National Pest Management Association to keep your home in the Las Vegas area – in Boulder City, Centennial Hills or Henderson from becoming a haunted house this Halloween.

 

The fall season is the time of year homeowners have more pest problems with spiders, rodents and bats than the other seasons – no coincidence that we associate these pests with Halloween. The real life creepy crawly pests can cause major damage to the inside of your home.

 

Spiders can be helpful to curbing the population of other bugs but some species of spiders bite people. For example the brown recluse spider and black widow – both found in Las Vegas – do bite and inject poisonous venom. If you are bitten get medical attention as soon as possible. They hide in closets, basements and woodpiles.

 

Bats will come into your home thru chimneys and vents. Infected bats can cause rabies and also their droppings spread organisms that can cause histoplasmosis, a lung disease. They are usually found in dark secluded areas of the home like the attic.

 

Rodents – rats and mice – can cause major problems in the home. They can gnaw on electrical wires which can cause fires and they contaminate food. Rodents also spread the Hantavirus.

 

Here are some tips to prevent infestations:

 

  • Seal cracks around the exterior of your home – especially where pipes and wiring enter the house.
  • Do not leave food lying around.
  • Make sure wood is stored at least 20 feet away from the house and five inches off the ground.
  • Contact a licensed pest professional if you see any signs of an infestation.

 

For help getting rid of all 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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