Las Vegas is home to some of the greatest entertainment and brightest lights, but did you know it’s also home to some of the most annoying pests? From pigeons to spiders, here’s why you want to act fast when you notice these unwelcome guests.
1. The Problems With Pigeon Infestations
Not only are pigeons the most unhygienic of all birds, but they’re also the messiest. An infestation of pigeons should not be ignored. Nearly all pigeons carry bird mites, tiny insects that can infect our skin, causing a severe itch. Their feces are poisonous to inhale, and they can carry up to 60 known infectious diseases. In short, pigeons can make you sick.
They can also damage the structural integrity of your home or office building. Dealing with a pigeon infestation can prove to be harder than it seems – pigeons have no mercy! They nest anywhere, and they don’t scare easily.
The first step into handling a pigeon infestation is to keep all food and standing water out of their reach while you reach for the phone to call Flatliners Pest Control. Why risk it?
2. Are Scorpions Hiding In Your Home?
Visible by blacklight, most scorpions native to Nevada are not venomous, but they are still a cause for alarm for humans and pets. These desert creatures can make themselves paper-thin to get in your home.
Not only can they get in through nearly invisible cracks, but they breed quickly. If you find one, chances are there are several hiding out nearby. One sting can cause pain for days.
To handle a scorpion infestation properly, it’s safest to bring in professionals. We are trained in safe, effective removal techniques.
3. Nevada – Home To So Many Spiders
No one wants spiders in their home, but they are pretty tricky to keep out. Because there are so many species, you never know where you’re going to come across one.
Some spiders are attracted to moisture, others prefer dry environments. They can reach the air vents and can take shelter in crawl spaces.
Many different spiders are native to Nevada, but the three most concerning are camel spiders, brown recluses, and black widows. Camel spiders are not venomous, but they can inflict painful bites. The brown recluse and black widow spiders are both venomous.
Whether you have these particular spiders or not, it’s still best to call an experienced bug exterminator to take control of the situation.
4. Ants – Pests That Feed Other Pests
If you see scorpions or spiders, you might also notice ants. Ants are food sources for many larger pests. Plenty of us have tried to DIY treat an ant problem, but oftentimes it just doesn’t work. Signs of an ant infestation can be tricky to spot because so many things can attract them.
The mere presence of carpenter ants can be a sign of an infestation. They like to live inside wood and create tunnels inside your walls. Fire ants are attracted to shiny objects and like to live in moist environments.
Regardless of the type of ant, they are industrial creatures and can be insistent on where they take up residency.
If ants keep returning, which so often it does, professional insect control may be the best way to eliminate the problem for good. A pest inspection can spot where they’re coming from and how they’re getting in.
5. Nobody Likes Roaches
Cockroaches are the worst. The most common types of roaches in Nevada are American cockroaches and German cockroaches. American roaches prefer to live outdoors, but German roaches love indoor spaces.
One or two bugs outside may not call for professional treatment, but you may have an infestation if you see any roaches indoors. Calling a professional is the best course of action.
6. Rodents – Don’t Risk DIY
It can be a little difficult to determine whether you are dealing with a rodent infestation or just wandering pests, but all it takes is for one male and one female to make an infestation. Mice and rats can squeeze through the smallest of crevices, holes, and cracks. To prevent further rodent infestation, measures to seal your home or office building must be taken.
Dealing with rodents can be dangerous. They carry diseases that spread through droppings, urine, and saliva. They are also incredibly destructive, chewing and gnawing on anything, including electrical wires that can cause fire hazards.
It’s best to hire professional pest control to manage any rodent infestation. Not only are we trained to remove the pest problem, but we take measures to prevent future ones.
Las Vegas Pest Control For Whatever’s Bugging You
If you think you have a pest infestation of any kind, please call us today. We can get rid of pigeons, rodents, and bugs and help you keep them out. Flatliners Pest Control serves residential and commercial customers in Las Vegas, Henderson, and Summerlin.