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TIPS FOR PREVENTING OCCASIONAL PEST INVADERS

TIPS FOR PREVENTING OCCASIONAL PEST INVADERS

The Las Vegas Valley has several pests we are all aware of – ants, cockroaches and scorpions to name a few.  But there are many other nuisance pests that find their way into our homes when weather conditions become non-friendly outside.

These invaders include boxelder bugs, centipedes, earwigs, house crickets, ladybugs, millipedes, silverfish and springtails.  They usually find their way into homes through exterior cracks or other openings in the structure – looking for food and water.  They usually die within a few weeks if they cannot find a significant amount of moisture.

These pests are not a threat health wise, more of an annoyance.  The following are some steps to take to prevent these pests from infesting your home whether it is in Spring Valley or Southern Highlands on the west side to Henderson or Green Valley on the east side.

  • 1-   Seal cracks around doors and windows, repair damages to siding and utility pipes with a good quality silicone-latex caulk.  Also check the screens on your doors and windows for damages – and either fix or replace.
  • 2-   Check for leaky pipes as the pests look for moisture sources. Also check the garage, basement, attic and crawl spaces.
  • 3-   Remove debris from around your home – mulch, leaves, clippings of grass and stones.  If you have firewood store it at least 20 feet away from your house and make sure it is off the ground.
  • 4-   These pests are attracted to bright lights so it is recommended to have yellow bulbs in your outside lights and windows should have blinds or curtains.
  • 5-   Vacuum frequently – this can give you immediate but temporary relief from these invaders.

If you have a considerable amount of the pests you are advised to contact GLOBAL PEST SERVICES before the infestation gets out of control.  Our licensed professional technicians are well trained in eliminating all pests.  Get your quote now!

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