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COMMON PESTS IN THE LAS VEGAS AREA

Facts, treatments, & solutions

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ANTS

  • Fire ants are common in southern Nevada and can deliver a painful bite.
  • It can be difficult to control because you donโ€™t want to kill them immediately, they need to take the pesticide back to the nest.
  • Sanitation is crucial in keeping ants out of your home.
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SCORPIONS

  • 23 species in Nevada
  • Females have 14-100 young on their back for 7-12 months
  • Scorpions are nocturnal & live for 2-5 years.
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  • Reducing places that scorpions can hide is a great place to eliminate them. Places like a loose pile of wood.
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COCKROACHES

  • German cockroaches are very common in Las Vegas and surrounding areas.
  • They are almost exclusively found in the kitchen or bathroom area as they thrive off of moisture.
  • Cockroaches will eat just about anything, but they especially love greasy and fatty food remnants.
  • Unfortunately, German Cockroaches are also very tricky to eliminate. Sanitation is very crucial in resolving a cockroach problem.
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SPIDERS

  • Spiders tend to enter homes in the fall as the weather begins to cool down.
  • There are only a couple of venomous spiders in Nevada: Black widow and brown desert.
  • Proper control consists of de-webbing regularly and proper pesticide application.
  • Reducing clutter around the yard helps to reduce spider populations
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RODENTS

  • There are 4 main rodents in Nevada:
    • House mouse
    • White-footed mouse
    • The Deer rat
    • The Norway rat
  • Make sure that things are stored off of the floor, in tight containers, and away from walls is crucial in resolving rodent issues.
  • Our treatment consists of using baiting stations that keep the bait away from pets and children but is still accessible to the rodent
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WASPS

  • There are 2 main types of wasps: Social and solitary
  • The social wasp colonies die off at the end of every season (fall, winter, summer, & fall)
  • Solitary wasps rarely sting and are not very painful when they do
  • For treating wasps, we kill the wasps directly and then remove the home
  • It is not recommended to try and remove the wasp nests yourself as they will become agitated and attack

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