27 May

Top 10 Pests Most Likely to Bug you in Las Vegas

Pests can be very annoying and an inconvenience to your daily life. Not to mention some pests could effect your health if not taken care of. In Las Vegas there are a few common pests that many homeowners have to deal with. A commercial pest company is the best option in eliminating the pests mentioned in this article.

  1. cockroach-667043_960_720Cockroaches – Cockroaches are no stranger to any Las Vegas home. These pests prefer living in warm, dark areas which makes a house the perfect place for them. Cockroaches have been around for millions of years, probably due to their ability to live through many treacherous circumstances. They are able to live weeks without having food, water and even without their head. These pests can eat anything which is why they are commonly found in kitchens and anywhere with exposed food. Cockroaches carry lots of bacteria and allergens that can lead to allergies, but children are the most likely to be effected by these pests. If you have found cockroaches around your home you should contact a pest control company in your area.
  2. wasp-538470_960_720Wasps – These pests make their nests near buildings or around trees. They are most commonly seen around the spring and summer time. People with pools or gardens in their backyard are more likely to see these pests. Similar to bees, wasps sting but they do not die after they sting something. Some people have severe allergic reactions to wasp stings. It is important to have the nests removed as soon as they are found so that more wasps don’t continue to live around your home.
  3. cricket-101344_960_720Crickets – The chirping noise you hear on a warm summer night is most likely coming from a cricket. Crickets are most frequently found living under dirt, rocks, or leaves outside in backyards, fields, etc. Crickets are similar to grasshoppers in their appearance and how they travel. Crickets jump similar to a grasshopper because their wings are not long enough for them to fly.
  4. animal-1238239_960_720Mice – These disease carrying rodents are terrifying to find in your home, workplace or any place in between. These rodents rarely travel alone so if you see one there is probably at least one more somewhere near by. Even if you don’t see a mouse you may find some of their droppings on the ground, in drawers, or even on top of tables and desks. These rodents leave many droppings around each day which is one way in which they spread germs. If you see a mouse or their droppings it is important to contact a commercial pest control service that offers rodent removal services. If not taken care of immediately the rodent population in that area could increase.
  5. ants-498731_960_720Ants – Ants often come by the hundreds to thousands. Unlike many other pests, ants can be found year round. They typically find their way to exposed foods or drinks that are sweet or sugary. Female ants are able to have millions of babies in their lifetime. If not promptly taken care of, ants will infest the surrounding areas.
  6. black-widow-570476_960_720Black Widows – Black widows are black or brown and some have red or yellow areas around the abdominal region. Females are the largest of the two sexes and the most venomous. The female black widow is one of the most venomous insects in North America and a male black widow is not venomous at all. Black widows are nocturnal and prefer dark areas. Like many spiders black widows eat other insects that they store in their webs.
  7. desert-recluse-spiderDesert (Brown) Recluse Spider – These spiders typically live out side in dead plant limbs. This type of spider typically remains outside unless unknowingly is living in a piece of a plant that is moved by a human. Unlike the black widow, a desert recluse’s rarely bite humans and their venom is not dangerously potent.
  8. honey-bee-1347772_960_720Bees – Bees are most active during the spring and summer times. They are often found around   pools and gardens. They live in hives which in some circumstances up to thousands of bees can live. Bees often sting people which is often painful and can be irritating for days to come. Some people have severe allergies to bee stings that have many side effects some of which could lead to death. Getting a pest control company to perform a bee removal of a bee hive will eliminate bees from the area.
  9. elm-root-borerElm Root Borer – This pest is held in the beetle category and are most active between spring and late fall. Elm root borers can be anywhere between a half an inch to an inch long and look similar to other beetles. Elm root borer’s are found in elm trees which is also their main source of food. They feed off of leaves and other parts of the elm tree. If a elm root borer is not caught soon enough the elm tree may have to be removed from the land to prevent any future issues.
  10. cicada-115913_960_720Cicadas – Cicadas are insects that make a very loud noise. They typically live underground where they can live up to 17 years. Cicadas mainly only eat tree sap so they are not threat to any plants or exposed food that may be laying around. Cicadas are not a disease carrying insect and do not sting or bite. For this reason cicadas do not pose a direct threat to humans but the noises they make may be disturbing.

Pests are something most homes and buildings have to take care of. Although there are pesticides offered at local stores that are not nearly as efficient as commercial products. The products that commercial pest control companies use are much more effect and long lasting. Also, pest control companies also know what is best to use for the specific issues you are having. By having scheduled pest control services you should remain bug free.

17 Nov

Other Pests

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Appearance and Size Facts

  • Many bugs that normally live outdoors will occasionally come indoors for shelter, especially as fall and winter approach
  • Often referred to as occasional invaders
  • They do not want to live in our homes, but once they wander inside they will become a nuisance
  • Do not complete their entire life cycle in the structure

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Active Seasons:
spring winter summer fall

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Many bugs that normally live outdoors will occasionally come indoors for shelter. This is especially common as fall and winter approach. These insects are often referred to as occasional invaders. Occasional invaders can be real pests. They do not want to live in our homes, but once they wander inside they will become a nuisance. These pests may be found inside, but do not complete their entire life cycle in the structure.

Occasional invaders have certain times of the year where they are more prevalent. For instance, earwigs, silverfish, sowbugs, pillbugs, and millipedes are most commonly found in the middle of summer when the temperatures are the warmest and rainfall and humidity is high. These critters can be found entering your home and lying in dark, damp places. Other concerns are with stored product pests such as weevils. Bugs infesting stored foods are some of the most common household pests. Insects that invade stored dried foods are often referred to as “stored product pests or pantry pests.” They are usually a type of beetle or moth, and they contaminate more food than they consume.

Nearly all dried food products are susceptible to insect infestation, including cereal products, nuts, seeds such as dried beans and popcorn, dried fruits, chocolate, powdered milk, cured meats, and spices. Other items that may be infested include birdseed and dry pet food.

A stored food product may become infested at the processing plant or warehouse, in transit, at the grocery store, or while in your home. Most of the stored food insects also are pests of stored grain or other commodities and may be relatively abundant outdoors. Food products that are left undisturbed on the shelves for long periods are particularly susceptible to infestation. However, foods of any age can become infested. Stored food insects are capable of penetrating unopened paper, thin cardboard, plastic, foil, and cellophane-wrapped packages. They may chew their way into packages or crawl in through folds and seams. Insects within an infested package begin multiplying and can spread to other stored foods.

Another common insect that most Nevadans are familiar with is the Love bug. Its reputation as a public nuisance is due not to its bite or sting (as it is not capable of either), but to its slightly acidic body chemistry. Because airborne love bugs can exist in enormous numbers near highways, they often die on automobile windshields, hoods, and radiator grills when the vehicles travel at high speeds.

Mosquitoes are becoming more common to Nevadans. This pest has caused countless problems for man throughout history. The mosquito feeds on human blood in order to provide nutrients to make eggs. It can leave behind serious health threats such as viruses and other disease-causing pathogens.

Do you live in Las Vegas, Henderson or North Las Vegas and have a pest problem in your home or business? PCI offers custom designed pest control treatments to control and prevent these pests!

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Behavior & Habitat

Nevada’s temperate and dry conditions provide significantly increased insect and pest activity as compared to most areas of The US. The lack of a cold season allows pests to thrive and multiply all year long. Learn more about your pest here.

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Signs of Infestation

Pests provide a variety of warning signs that vary from species to species. Some may leave subtle clues while others may cause major structural damage resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. Learn more to protect your home and family.

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Preventative Pest Tips

There are many things we can do to prevent pests from controlling our environment. Caulking cracks that pests can crawl through, maintaining sanitary conditions to deny pests a food source and eliminating any structure wood content with the earth are just a few.

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17 Nov

Lawn Pests

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Active Seasons:
spring winter summer fall

Appearance and Size Facts

  • Most homeowners in Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas take pride in maintaining their gardens and landscapes. But healthy landscapes can bring certain  bugs, and these pests feed on plants and grass. Unless protective pest control measures are taken, various outdoor invaders can do extensive damage to your yard and garden.

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Looking for information on lawn pests in Las Vegas, Henderson or North Las Vegas? You have found the right place on the web! Most homeowners in Nevada take pride in maintaining their gardens and landscapes. But healthy landscapes can bring certain unwelcome bugs, and these pests feed on plants and grass. Unless protective pest control measures are taken, various outdoor invaders can do extensive damage to your yard and garden.

Chinch bugs and False Chinch bugs are seriously damaging to turf grass species. They suck the plant juices through their needle-like beak and can also cause other internal injuries to the grass, which can result in yellowish and brown patches in lawns. These affected areas are frequently noticed first along concrete or asphalt-paved edges, or in water-stressed areas where the grass is growing in full sun.

Aphids and whitefly feed on vegetable plantings, ornamentals and tender plant parts such as grass shoots, sucking out essential fluids. Aphids and scale excrete a sweet substance known as honeydew that attracts ants and forms a sticky coating on leaves. The honeydew can form a fungus called “sooty mold,” which can make leaves, especially on ornamentals, look black and dirty. Aphids can also transmit plant viruses to their food plants, which can cause the plant to die. These pests, as well as chinch bugs, are particularly prevalent throughout the spring months.

Armyworms, sod webworms and grubworms eat the grass blades and shoots that make up healthy lawns, causing major damage to various kinds of turf grass. They are common during the fall months.

During fall and winter, mites and scale are common. Scale insects live in the soil and suck the juices from the grass roots of turf grass; they can also be harmful to ornamental plants. Symptoms attributed to scale insects include yellowing of the grass, followed by browning; scale damage becomes most noticeable when the grass is under stress due to drought, nutritional deficiencies and other afflictions. Ordinarily not a pest in well-managed lawns, mites are known to attack grasses. They suck the sap and cause leaves to appear blotched and stippled, and severe infestations can also kill plants.

Some of these pests are especially damaging since they are literally born and raised on lawn turf grass in the surrounding soil. Sod webworms eat various grasses as larvae and continue doing so as adults. Others, like mole crickets, destroy lawns by tunneling through the soil near the lawns surface, which loosens the soil so that the grass is often uprooted and dies due to the drying out of the root system. They also feed on grass roots, causing thinning of the turf, eventually resulting in bare soil. Mole crickets are common when the temperatures are the warmest and rainfall and humidity is high. They can also be found in and around your home in dark, damp places.

Slugs and snails often move about on lawns and may injure adjacent plants. They are night feeders and leave mucous trails on plants and sidewalks. Plaster bagworms, close relatives of the clothes moth, are often found in sheds and garages.

Do you live in Las Vegas, Henderson or North Las Vegas and have a lawn pest problem in your landscape? PCI offers custom designed lawn care treatments to control and prevent these pests!

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Behavior & Habitat

Florida’s temperate and humid conditions provide significantly increased insect and pest activity as compared to most areas of The US. The lack of a cold season allows pests to thrive and multiply all year long. Learn more about your pest here.

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Signs of Infestation

Pests provide a variety of warning signs that vary from species to species. Some may leave subtle clues while others may cause major structural damage resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. Learn more to protect your home and family.

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Preventative Pest Tips

There are many things we can do to prevent pests from controlling our environment. Caulking cracks that pests can crawl through, maintaining sanitary conditions to deny pests a food source and eliminating any structure wood content with the earth are just a few.

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17 Nov

Wasps

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Appearance and Size Facts

  • Wasps, in the order Hymenoptera, are generally 1 to 2 inches long, slender, narrow-waisted with long legs
  • Usually reddish-orange to brown or black in color
  • Smooth-skinned and shiny
  • Wasps can sting repeatedly and will often do so if they feel threatened or if they are defending their nest, unlike bees
  • Only attack humans when provoked
  • Only females have the ability to sting

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Active Seasons:
spring winter summer fall

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Looking for information on wasps in Las Vegas, Henderson or North Las Vegas? You have found the right place! Due to their intimidating size and appearance, wasps are typically feared by most people Nevadans. Wasps are most common around a variety of structures. Most are social insects that live in colonies, and they aggressively defend their nests by stinging. Wasps can become a problem in autumn when they may disrupt outdoor activities, but otherwise are considered nuisance insects.

Wasps, order Hymenoptera, are generally 1-2 inches long, slender, narrow-waisted with long legs and are usually reddish-orange to brown or black in color. They also appear smooth-skinned and shiny. Unlike bees, which can only sting once before dying, wasps can sting repeatedly and will often do so if they feel threatened or if they are defending their nest. However, they are not overly-aggressive and will not attack humans unless provoked. Only females have the ability to sting.

Cicada Killer wasps are large, sometimes reaching up to two inches, but rarely attack and do not provoke easily. Instead, they tend to concentrate on hunting their namesake prey, the cicada. They paralyze the cicadas by stinging them, and then drag them back to their earthen burrow for the wasp larvae to feed. Cicada Killer wasps are solitary insects that feed on nectar and sap. They prefer to build their nests by digging a hole in dry, soft soil and building a burrow in areas of sparse vegetation such as golf course sand traps, which can be problematic. In spite of their large size, the wasps usually ignore people but they can give a painful sting if bothered. Mating males are aggressive and more easily disturbed.

Female Cicada Killers feed, mate, and construct burrows for several weeks before beginning their hunt for cicadas in July and August. After capturing the cicada, the wasp carries it to the burrow, sealing one or two into each egg cell. The wasp eggs hatch and the larvae begin to feed on the paralyzed cicadas, allowing them to develop into wasps the following summer. Unlike other stinging pests, they live independently rather than in colonies and do not depend on other members of a colony to share in the raising of young or the maintaining of a nest.

The Paper wasp is known by most Nevadans by the sight of their nest, which is grayish-brown and looks like an upside-down umbrella and often attached to ledges and eaves by a thin stem. Paper wasps are predators of plant-feeding pests, such as aphids and mealybugs, but will also feed on nectar and other sugary substances. Paper wasps are so named because their nests are made of paper fibers collected from dry wood and bark and mixed with the wasps’ saliva. In each paper-fiber nest there are one or more combs, or densely packed arrays of larval cells. The adults are usually found congregating on the combs, and the heads of the larvae are visible from the outside. This is the familiar open nest that may house hundreds or thousands of individuals.

Do you live in Las Vegas, Henderson or North Las Vegas and have a wasp problem around your home or yard? PCI offers custom designed pest control treatments to control and prevent these pests!

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Behavior & Habitat

Nevada’s temperate and dry conditions provide significantly increased insect and pest activity as compared to most areas of The US. The lack of a cold season allows pests to thrive and multiply all year long. Learn more about your pest here.

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Signs of Infestation

Pests provide a variety of warning signs that vary from species to species. Some may leave subtle clues while others may cause major structural damage resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. Learn more to protect your home and family.

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Preventative Pest Tips

There are many things we can do to prevent pests from controlling our environment. Caulking cracks that pests can crawl through, maintaining sanitary conditions to deny pests a food source and eliminating any structure wood content with the earth are just a few.

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17 Nov

Ticks

Tick - parasitic arachnid blood-sucking carrier of various diseases

Appearance and Size Facts

  • Ticks have four pairs of legs as adults and no antennae
  • Vary in color by species
  • Two groups of ticks, sometimes called the hard ticks and soft ticks
  • Hard ticks, like the common dog tick, have a hard shield just behind the mouthparts. Ehen unfed, are shaped like a flat seed
  • Soft ticks do not have the hard shield and they are shaped like a large raisin
  • Size: Adult ticks range in size from 1/8 inch to 5/8 inch in length

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Active Seasons:
spring winter summer fall

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Behavior & Habitat

Nevada’s temperate and dry conditions provide significantly increased insect and pest activity as compared to most areas of The US. The lack of a cold season allows pests to thrive and multiply all year long. Learn more about your pest here.

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Signs of Infestation

Pests provide a variety of warning signs that vary from species to species. Some may leave subtle clues while others may cause major structural damage resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. Learn more to protect your home and family.

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Preventative Pest Tips

There are many things we can do to prevent pests from controlling our environment. Caulking cracks that pests can crawl through, maintaining sanitary conditions to deny pests a food source and eliminating any structure wood content with the earth are just a few.

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PCI offers a wide array of residential and commercial services. There is no better time than now to obtain PCI’s – Health Conscious Services Program at a discount. See below for discount plans available in your neighborhood.  See special terms and conditions.

17 Nov

Termites

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Appearance and Size Facts

  • Drywood termite alates (winged reproductives) are usually pale brown to reddish-brown in color
  • Hardened bodies with a cylindrical shape
  • Four equal sized wings that extend longer than the body
  • Drywood termite nymphs and soldiers have cream colored, soft bodies, but are normally hidden from sight, inside of a piece of wood or other cellulostic material
  • Size: Range from 3/8 to 1/2 inch in length

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Active Seasons:
spring  summer 

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The two most common types of termites are drywood termites and subterranean termites. Both types feed on cellulose found in wood and wood products, but there are differences between the two species.

Drywood termites do not need ground contact or moisture. They can live their entire life cycle inside a piece of structural timber or a piece of furniture. Their numbers are less than that of subterranean termites and they tend to be a bit larger in size. Drywood termites generally swarm after sunset or at night, from May until November. However, they can swarm at other times. Their swarmers are generally pale brown in color.

Termite swarms occur when a termite colony has grown so large that they send out new reproductive termites to start new colonies. The swarmers can come out during the day or night depending on their species. Drywood termites swarm generally at night.

Drywood termites cause serious damage to structures, often long before they are discovered. Possible signs of infestation include the leaving of sawdust-like pellets and wings left over from swarmers.

Do you live in Las Vegas, Henderson or North Las Vegas and think drywood termites may be invading your home? PCI – Health Conscious Services offers specialty termite control treatments designed to control and eliminate termites. Ask about our No-Tent Drywood Termite Solution!

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Behavior & Habitat

Nevada’s temperate and dry conditions provide significantly increased insect and pest activity as compared to most areas of The US. The lack of a cold season allows pests to thrive and multiply all year long. Learn more about your pest here.

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Signs of Infestation

Pests provide a variety of warning signs that vary from species to species. Some may leave subtle clues while others may cause major structural damage resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. Learn more to protect your home and family.

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Preventative Pest Tips

There are many things we can do to prevent pests from controlling our environment. Caulking cracks that pests can crawl through, maintaining sanitary conditions to deny pests a food source and eliminating any structure wood content with the earth are just a few.

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Special Offers

PCI offers a wide array of residential and commercial services. There is no better time than now to obtain PCI’s – Health Conscious Services Program at a discount. See below for discount plans available in your neighborhood. See special terms and conditions.

17 Nov

Spiders

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Appearance and Size Facts

  • Spiders are perhaps the most feared pest
  • There are large and hairy spiders, such as the wolf spider
  • Other spider species are smaller and shiny, such as the black widow spider
  • All spiders have eight legs, and most have eight eyes
  • Spiders do not have ears; instead they feel the sound vibrations with tiny hairs on their legs

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Active Seasons:
spring winter summer fall

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Spiders are perhaps the most feared pest. Some species are large and hairy, such as the wolf spider, while others are smaller and shiny, such as the black widow spider. Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, affects millions of Americans and can be quite a debilitating problem.

Spiders are arachnids, not insects. Arachnids include spiders, scorpions, harvestmen, ticks, and mites. Spiders are the only arachnids that have special glands in their abdomen which produce silk. Spider bodies have two parts: the cephalothorax (combining of head and thorax) and the abdomen.

There are many different kinds of spiders. All spiders have eight legs, and most have eight eyes. Spiders do not have ears; instead they feel the sound vibrations with tiny hairs on their legs. Spiders also breathe.

Blood fills up all the empty space in a spider’s body and helps it to keep its legs stiff so it can walk. As spiders grow, they molt. That means they shed their old skin and grow a new one. They molt many times before they become adults. Many spiders live for only one year, but some like the tarantula can live much longer.

Do you live in Las Vegas, Henderson or North Las Vegas and think spiders may be invading your home or yard? PCI – Health Conscious Services offers specialty pest control treatments designed to control and eliminate spiders!

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Behavior & Habitat

Nevada’s temperate and dry conditions provide significantly increased insect and pest activity as compared to most areas of The US. The lack of a cold season allows pests to thrive and multiply all year long. Learn more about your pest here.

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Signs of Infestation

Pests provide a variety of warning signs that vary from species to species. Some may leave subtle clues while others may cause major structural damage resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. Learn more to protect your home and family.

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Preventative Pest Tips

There are many things we can do to prevent pests from controlling our environment. Caulking cracks that pests can crawl through, maintaining sanitary conditions to deny pests a food source and eliminating any structure wood content with the earth are just a few.

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PCI offers a wide array of residential and commercial services. There is no better time than now to obtain PCI’s – Health Conscious Services Program at a discount. See below for discount plans available in your neighborhood. See special terms and conditions.

17 Nov

Scorpions

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Appearance and Size Facts

  • In Nevada, scorpions are usually tan to dark brown or striped in color
  • Broad flattened body and eight legs
  • The front pair of claw-like pincers are used to hold their prey, while a sting is present at the tip of the tail
  • Size: In Nevada scorpions vary in size from 1 to 4 inches in length
  • Scorpions are predators that usually feed on other insects, and they are very active at night.

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Active Seasons:
spring winter summer fall

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Behavior & Habitat

Nevada’s temperate and dry conditions provide significantly increased insect and pest activity as compared to most areas of The US. The lack of a cold season allows pests to thrive and multiply all year long. Learn more about your pest here.

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Signs of Infestation

Pests provide a variety of warning signs that vary from species to species. Some may leave subtle clues while others may cause major structural damage resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. Learn more to protect your home and family.

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Preventative Pest Tips

There are many things we can do to prevent pests from controlling our environment. Caulking cracks that pests can crawl through, maintaining sanitary conditions to deny pests a food source and eliminating any structure wood content with the earth are just a few.

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PCI offers a wide array of residential and commercial services. There is no better time than now to obtain PCI’s – Health Conscious Services Program at a discount. See below for discount plans available in your neighborhood. See special terms and conditions.

17 Nov

Rodents

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Appearance and Size Facts

  • Belong to the order Rodentia
  • Rats are short-bodied rodents
  • Usually having a pointed muzzle, a long slender tail, and dexterous forepaws
  • They have overly sized front teeth
  • Size: 5 to 18 inches
  • The most common rodents found in homes are the Norway rat and the Roof rat

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Active Seasons:
spring winter summer fall

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Rats make up the largest single group of mammals on earth, an estimated one-third of the earth’s total mammal population. Several kinds of rats and mice are found around Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas. However, only the Norway rat, the roof rat, and the house mouse are common pests found around homes and businesses. They are referred to as “commensal rodents” because of their need to live with humans.

Rats belong to the order of Rodentia. Rats are short-bodied rodents, usually having a pointed muzzle, a long slender tail, and dexterous forepaws. The term rat usually refers to the two most common nuisance rat pest species, the Norway rat and the Roof rat. Both species originated in Asia, but have spread throughout the world by human travel overseas. They both belong to the genus Rattus, which includes 51 species.

The average life span of a rat is 2 years. Rats have poor eyesight and are colorblind. They primarily see light, shadow, and movement. They do have very developed senses of hearing, smell, touch and taste. Their hearing is ultrasonic.

Worldwide, rats and mice spread over 35 diseases. Rodent-borne diseases are spread directly to humans through bite wounds, contaminated food or water, and through breathing in germs that may have been stirred into the air. Diseases from rodents are also spread indirectly to humans by way of ticks, mites, and fleas that transmit the infection to humans after feeding on infected rodents.

Rats are also known for causing damage to homes and structures. They often chew on electrical wires creating the potential for a structure fire. Rats can also cause insulation damage thereby decreasing the thermal efficiency of your home, and water damage from chewing on roof shingles, water pipes, and fascia boards.

Do you live in Las Vegas, Henderson or North Las Vegas and think this rodent may be invading your home? PCI – Health Conscious Services offers the most advanced and effective rodent prevention and control services!

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Behavior & Habitat

Nevada’s temperate and dry conditions provide significantly increased insect and pest activity as compared to most areas of The US. The lack of a cold season allows pests to thrive and multiply all year long. Learn more about your pest here.

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Signs of Infestation

Pests provide a variety of warning signs that vary from species to species. Some may leave subtle clues while others may cause major structural damage resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. Learn more to protect your home and family.

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Preventative Pest Tips

There are many things we can do to prevent pests from controlling our environment. Caulking cracks that pests can crawl through, maintaining sanitary conditions to deny pests a food source and eliminating any structure wood content with the earth are just a few.

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Special Offers

PCI offers a wide array of residential and commercial services. There is no better time than now to obtain PCI’s – Health Conscious Services Program at a discount. See below for discount plans available in your neighborhood. See special terms and conditions.

17 Nov

Roaches

PennsylvaniaWoodCockroach(Parcoblattapennsylvanica) on a white background and cutout

Appearance and Size Facts

  • Roaches vary in color from a brown to black in the house-invading species
  • Tropical species can be green, orange, and other colors
  • These insects can grow up to 1.5 inches in length and prefer warm, moist, and dark areas
  • They have an oval shape and are flat-bodied, with a pronotum, or shield-like covering, which projects behind their head
  • Males and females of most species are fully winged
  • Able to fly short distances but seldom do – preferring to let their six long legs do the scurrying when making a run for cover

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Active Seasons:
spring winter summer fall

More Information

Looking for information on roaches in Las Vegas, Henderson or North Las Vegas? You have found the right place on the web! Anyone who has lived in Nevada, even for a short time, has probably come in contact with one of the most unpopular and prominent of Nevada bugs, the cockroach.

There are about 3,500 cockroach species world-wide, about 70 of which are found in the United States. Roaches are also commonly referred to as palmetto bugs or waterbugs, but regardless of their name they can be real pests!

Roaches vary in color from a brown to black in the house-invading species, but the tropical species can be green, orange, and other colors. These nasty pests can grow up to 1.5 inches in length, and prefer warm, moist, and dark areas. They have an oval shaped and are flat-bodied, with a pronotum, or shield-like covering, which projects over their head. Both the male and female are fully winged. Although they are able to fly short distances, they seldom do, preferring to let their six long legs do the scurrying when making a run for cover, which anyone who has surprised one feeding knows.

Females produce their skittering spawn from purse-shaped egg capsules, which are formed at a rate of about one per week until 15-90 have been produced. Each capsule contains 14-16 eggs, which produce grayish-brown nymphs. These nymphs quickly begin feeding, and although their appearance and behavior is similar to the adults, they are smaller and don’t have wings. Newly molted nymphs are white, but darken to their normal color within a few hours.

Although cockroaches can be found in groups in their daytime hiding areas, known as harborages, or feeding in groups at night, cockroaches are generally not social insects as ants or wasps are. They tend to behave in an individual or non-social manner, but often form small clusters. Cockroaches aren’t picky eaters, though they tend to favor decaying matter, and have been known to snack on sweet, starchy and greasy foods. As scavengers, the cockroach is an opportunistic and omnivorous feeder. They have been known to eat just about anything: paper, boots, pet food, book bindings, cloth, leather, glue, and even other roaches.

Most Nevadans are familiar with the American roach, which is the largest pest species of cockroach. They are reddish-brown with light brown markings around and behind its head, as well as two dark spots on the pronotum that look like eyes. Other cockroach species, such as the Smoky Brown roach, Brown Banded roach, Australian roach, German roach and Oriental roaches are common in Nevada as well.

Do you live in Las Vegas, Henderson or North Las Vegas and have a roach problem in your home or business? PCI – Heath Conscious Services offers custom designed pest control treatments to control and prevent these pests!

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Behavior & Habitat

Nevada’s temperate and dry conditions provide significantly increased insect and pest activity as compared to most areas of The US. The lack of a cold season allows pests to thrive and multiply all year long. Learn more about your pest here.

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Signs of Infestation

Pests provide a variety of warning signs that vary from species to species. Some may leave subtle clues while others may cause major structural damage resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. Learn more to protect your home and family.

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Preventative Pest Tips

There are many things we can do to prevent pests from controlling our environment. Caulking cracks that pests can crawl through, maintaining sanitary conditions to deny pests a food source and eliminating any structure wood content with the earth are just a few.

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