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Common Winter Invaders in Las Vegas

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Scorpion on the ground. Pest Control Inc talks about the common winter invaders in Las Vegas NV.

When the temperatures drop, many pests will begin to hibernate. But for those who don’t hibernate, they’ll begin looking for a warm place to wait out the winter season. Unfortunately, this often includes your home. Here’s a list of the common pests you may encounter in your home this winter.

Scorpions

The Las Vegas climate is unique compared to the rest of the country. We have 25 different scorpion species residing in our area. The two most common scorpion species you’ll see include the Bark Scorpion and the Desert Hairy Scorpion. Scorpions stings can result in an unpleasant reaction including increased heart rate, a rise in blood pressure, and convulsions.

Cockroaches

There are four common cockroach species in the Las Vegas area. Those include the American Cockroach, the Brown Banded Cockroach, the German Cockroach, and the Oriental Cockroach. Cockroaches vary in color from black to brown. They will not only leave an unpleasant odor in your home, but they can contaminate food. In fact, they’ve been known to carry Salmonella on their legs.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are year-round pests that will infest any home. They can easily hitch rides on unsuspecting passengers, their luggage, backpacks, and more allowing them to move from one location to another. They feed on human blood and contrary to their name, bed bugs will live on couches, end tables, and lamps; anywhere their host stays for long periods of time. It’s important to inspect your luggage and clothing, especially if you’ve been traveling.

Rats & Mice

There are four types of rodents common in Las Vegas. They are the Deer Mouse, House Mouse, Norway Rat, and Roof Rat. These rodents are another year-round pest and will infest any home, not just unsanitary areas. Rodents can cause structural damage, damage to personal items and electrical damage. In fact, fires can easily start if a rodent has chewed through the protective coating on wiring. Rodents can also transmit several diseases including Salmonella and Rat-Bite Fever.

Spiders

Along with scorpions, spiders are another commonly feared pest. And Las Vegas is home to several spider species including the poisonous Black Widow, the Brown Recluse, and the Hobo Spider. Spiders can fit through tiny holes and invade your home. They prefer to nest in dark, undisturbed areas and if they feel threatened, they may bite.

Experts in Pest Control

All of the above pests thrive in the Sin City, thanks to its dry winters and hot summers. If you’re experiencing a pest infestation, it’s important that you contact a professional and not try using store-bought pest control products. Bed bugs and scorpions are highly resilient and rodents and cockroaches are quite clever. A pest control technician will be able to identify the root of the problem and treat it effectively, and for good.

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