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THE COLDER TEMPERATURES IN LAS VEGAS ARE HERE AND PESTS LOOK FOR SHELTER IN HOMES

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THE COLDER TEMPERATURES IN LAS VEGAS ARE HERE AND PESTS LOOK FOR SHELTER IN HOMES

This is the time of year when the temperatures fall to the 40’s and 50’s and bugs and pests look for somewhere warm to overwinter like your home.

The pests looking for shelter during winter months include rats, mice, stink bugs, cockroaches, Asian lady beetles, boxelder bugs and some spiders. These pests can be harmful to both people and homes.

If rodents both rats and mice make a nest in the walls they can chew on drywall or electrical wiring causing damage to your home. They also can carry diseases such as salmonella and Hantavirus. Some spiders can be poisonous and cockroaches can contaminate stored food, leave droppings around the house and cause allergic asthma especially in children. The stink bugs are just nuisance pests. Asian lady beetles can aggravate asthma and cause allergic reactions. They also tend to exude a staining, yellow, foul-smelling fluid. Boxelder bugs fecal material can discolor fabric and they occasionally bite when handled, causing slight irritation to the skin.

The following tips can help keep your home pest free during the winter.

  • Screen attic vents and openings to chimneys or any other areas in the home that may be open to the outdoors.
  • Keep basements, attics and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry. Pests are attracted to moist areas.
  • Seal cracks and crevices on the outside of the home using caulk and steel wool. Pay close attention to where utility pipes enter the home.
  • Keep kitchen counters clean, dispose of garbage regularly and store food in airtight containers.
  • Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around the foundation and windows.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and also keep shrubbery well trimmed.
  • Install door sweeps and repair damaged screens.
  • Inspect any boxes or grocery bags that you bring into the home – even boxes you have stored in your garage.
  • Do not leave pet food dishes out for long periods of time.If you suspect a pest infestation contact a licensed pest control professional to evaluate and eliminate the problem.

GLOBAL PEST SERVICES in Las Vegas is a licensed pest control company that is qualified to handle all your pest elimination needs. 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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