Pest Control Las Vegas NV

Family Pest Control Service in Las Vegas Nevada

5 Stars: Bulwark exterminator doug (by Mark C.)

Doug schwepp was fantastic and a pleasure to have service our house. He took the time to sit down with us and show us the 5-point treatment he used to get rid of scorpions and black widows, and we havent seen anything since, definately better servicing than western exterminating. Doug, if u get achance to read this, me and my roommate really appreciate everything you’ve done. Thank you

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November 19, 2011 at 3:38 am Comments (0)

Pest control Las Vegas NV

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3932 Octagon Road
North Las Vegas, NV
89030

(702) 255-6313

Kim says:
“I have used Bulwark Pest Control for a long time and just had to write you about the amazing service I received from your technician Brent Beirdneau #202984. He did an incredible job servicing my yard. He sprayed all the areas that were noted on my account without skipping one and without having to be reminded by me. He is the type of worker you can tell takes pride in doing the best job can. I was very impressed. Please have him service my home each month! You should be glad to have someone with his work ethic representing your company! I hope you will consider giving him a raise – he is an employee you don’t want to lose!”

Jennifer says:
“We’ve been using Bulwark since 2005 and they’ve always provided excellent service. Ryan Peck has been our tech for the past few years and he is so courteous and professional. He always makes sure to knock in case the kids are napping or if I missed some of the kids’ toys in the back he picks them up for me. He always asks if we’ve seen any bugs in the house or if any areas need special attention. Thankfully, Bulwark’s spray is so efficient I rarely see any bugs in the house, which is really unusual for the summer here in Las Vegas. If you live in the desert, it’s pretty much a requirement to have pest control, it just makes sense to go with the one that is the safest for your kids and provides excellent service.”

Robin says:
“We just started new service from Bulwark and the first treatment was very good. They sprayed inside, outside and was sure to cover everything. When I called back to schedule the next appointment I told them I really liked the first guy and they told me he only does the initial treatment. I thought great just another pest company that does an awesome job the first time and then send someone out for the rest of the contract to do half the job. I have to say I am extremely happy. Billy Mac was my technician(#202787) and he was professional, nice and very accomodating! I do hope we will have him the entire time of our contract. Also, for the first time since living in our home, we are finding dead scorpions!!!!!”

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July 31, 2009 at 8:45 pm Comments (3)

Nevada Nation’s Least Safe State

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Nevada was recently recognized with an unflattering designation, and it’s not going to help with our lagging tourist numbers.

The latest study conducted by WalletHub, designates our much-loved state as this country’s least safe state! We couldn’t even get 49th out of 50; but I guess someone has to come in last.

According to the report, several different factors (26 to be exact) were taken into consideration when compiling the rankings of most safe to least safe states. Some of these factors include: crime, natural disasters, insurance coverage, traffic accidents, and even took into account the amount of money in our savings accounts.

The most disturbing trend was that Nevada ranked 47/50 in the highest number of assaults per capita. Yikes! It’s not determined just how many of these assaults were done by local residents or tourists.

Other than assaults per capita, there wasn’t any other specific category that we ranked especially low in; just low averages across the board.

Top 5 Least Safe States

 

51. Nevada
50. Arkansas
49. Tennessee
48. Oklahoma
47. Texas

Top 5 Safest States

 

1. Massachusetts
2. New Hampshire
3. Minnesota
4. Hawaii
5. Washington D.C.

See the safety rankings of each state in order of most safe to least safe, here.

WalletHub

 

Some Good News From Bulwark

 

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While the recent report labeled Nevada as this country’s least safe state is pretty grim, Bulwark Exterminating is doing our part to make this great safe… Safe from dangerous and deadly pests like the bark scorpion and black widow spider.

Pest control treatments from Bulwark Exterminating Las Vegas, NV eradicate the threat of unsafe pests that find their way inside your home.

As for the other dangerous conditions that happen to be afflicting our great state, we can only hope some of our legislators can figure a few things out!

Las Vegas Bulwark Pest Control

 

Bulwark Exterminating
3932 Octagon Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
888-624-3683
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

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June 20, 2014 at 10:26 pm Comments (0)

Pest Control Boulder City

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Boulder City, Nevada is home to one of the biggest lakes in Nevada. The lake is held back by the Hoover Dam. Each year thousands of people will come visit this beautiful area every year. The weather is never too cold in Boulder City during the winter, so even more snowbirds will come spend the winter months here. With the great weather year round, thousands of unwanted visitors will also come. These visitors are various pests like spiders, ants, crickets, and even scorpions. All of these pests can be controlled if you use the right pest control.

What should you look for in a pest control company?

In Bolder City there are a lot of pest control companies to choose from, and choosing the right one can be tough. It can be done if you know how to look. Here are some very easy things to look for in a good pest control company.

Make sure they do a foundation spray with a power sprayer.

When looking at different companies ask what they use to treat around your home. A lot of pest control companies will use a backpack sprayer. A backpack sprayer will not work! A pest control company that uses a power sprayer is doing the right job. The power sprayer will have pressure to get into the soil and under rocks around your foundation.

Make sure your pest control company treats the plants.

Most pest control companies will not treat your plants; make sure you get one that will. Treating around your plants will help kill the bugs at the source of the problem. Pests live at the base of the plants, eating the roots and drinking the water from the drippers. By granulating these plants, it will control the pests. The granules will be activated by the water and will help prevent the pests from infesting your yard.

Make sure your pest control company does an in wall treatment.

Pests you see inside your home will live inside the walls. To treat this you will need an in wall treatment done. An in wall treatment will be done by taking off the faceplates from outlets and placing a product inside the walls. This product will exterminate any pests that are infested inside your home.

Pest Control Boulder City

Bulwark Exterminating
3932 Octagon Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
888-624-3683
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

K-9 Sweeps LLC: Bed Bug Control
& K9 Scent Detection
8201 Woodland Prairie Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 586-5179
k-9sweeps.com

Orkin
4550 Ziebart Pl # A
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 597-9760
orkin.com

 

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May 2, 2014 at 9:03 pm Comments (0)

Don’t Share Your Food With Roaches

There are very few things we find in our Las Vegas homes more repulsive than roaches. Just the thought of flipping on the kitchen light, and seeing them scurry off into the deepest corners of our cupboards is enough to make any of us lose it!

Want to hear something even more revolting? If you are seeing these roaches in your kitchen, you are likely sharing your food with them as well.

Just one unattended donut can be swiped by a sneaky roach whenever you’re not looking. See the drama for yourself:

While roaches, like the one above, love sugary sweet donuts; they will actually eat just about anything organic in nature. Leather? Yup! Dog doo? Gross, and yup. Blood? Yes, one of their favorites.

Cockroaches are attracted to the food and water in your home. Just like you and me, they need these things to survive. Also like you and me (some of the time), roaches are capable of spreading diseases, worms, and bacteria. If they are crawling on the food you’re ingesting, you’re that much more likely to get sick.

Don’t share your food with roaches; don’t get sick. Get professional Las Vegas roach control.

Las Vegas Roach Control

 

Like it was mentioned before, roaches are nasty business that can spread diseases and make you sick. You don’t want them in your home, and you definitely don’t want them in your kitchen sharing your food with you.

If you are seeing roaches in your Las Vegas home, it’s time to call a professional. Get Las Vegas roach control today!

Bulwark Exterminating
3932 Octagon Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
888-624-3683
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

K-9 Sweeps LLC: Bed Bug Control
& K9 Scent Detection
8201 Woodland Prairie Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 586-5179
k-9sweeps.com

Orkin
4550 Ziebart Pl # A
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 597-9760
orkin.com

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April 16, 2014 at 9:00 pm Comments (0)

Nevada Exterminators

Las Vegas ExterminatorThe 7th largest state in the United States is Nevada, and is home to over 2 million Nevadans.  With Nevada’s many beautiful white capped mountain ranges it is no wonder why Nevada is derived from the Spanish word “snowcapped.”  Nevada is famous for having the world’s biggest littlie city; Reno, NV. In addition, the world famous city of Las Vegas, and the awe-inspiring Hover Dam, are also found in Nevada.  Nevada is also home to many pests like crickets, cockroaches, spiders, scorpions, and ants. All of these pests will need to be exterminated or they will cause a huge problem.

Where will Nevada pests live? 

Most of the pests that live in Nevada are going to live on the outside of the home. Pest will live anywhere from plants, to woodpiles, grass, under rocks, and even in pool equipment. These areas will provide protection for the pests to live, and provide a valid food source. When the pest starts to over populate outside the home, they will then make their way into the home. Inside the home they will infest the walls and cause a major problem.

What will an exterminator do to stop the infestation? 

To stop pests from infesting a home, an exterminator will need to do a very intensive treatment.  The exterminator will need to identify what pests are living at the home. When the pest is identified, the exterminator can then treat for the problem with the correct product(s). The exterminator should also do an in-wall treatment to kill any pests living inside the walls of the home. The exterminator will then power spray around the whole home, and then treat the plants and bushes with granules.  This will provide the home with a strong barrier, and exterminate any pest trying to infest the home.

Where can you find a good exterminator? 

The best place to look for a good exterminator in Nevada is online. You can do this by looking on Better Business Bureau, Google and Yelp.

Las Vegas Exterminators

Bulwark Exterminating
3932 Octagon Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 255-6313
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
K-9 Sweeps LLC: Bed Bug Control
& K9 Scent Detection
8201 Woodland Prairie Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 586-5179
k-9sweeps.com 
 
Orkin
4550 Ziebart Pl # A
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 597-9760
orkin.com

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April 8, 2014 at 4:08 pm Comments (0)

How To Care For Scorpion Stings

First Aid KitI recently wrote about the signs and reactions of a scorpion sting. So, let’s say you have determined you have been stung by a scorpion by demonstrating some of the common symptoms and signs.

What do you do?

First Aid For Scorpion Stings

If you have been stung by a scorpion in Las Vegas, there are a few steps that should be taken to treat the sting, and alleviate your pain. Most treatment can be done in the comfort of your home, unless you’re experiencing symptoms that are serious in nature.

With the scorpion’s venom speeding up your heart-rate, it’s critical that you remain calm after being stung. Panicking will only increase your already elevated heart rate and blood pressure.

 

  • Take off your rings, watches, and bracelets. Once stung, you will likely swell, and your jewelry can cut off circulation; not to mention be very uncomfortable.
  • Tenderly clean the scorpion sting area with soapy, lukewarm water.
  • You should never cut into the sting area and try to suck out the venom. Doing so can cause infection and make the sting worse.
  • If the bite does happen to become infected, you’ll likely need antibiotics.
  • Rotate an ice pack or cold compress, 15 minutes on then 15 minutes off, at the sting site.
  • Elevate the sting area on pillow
  • If you are prone to insect allergies, like that of a bee sting, take an anti-allergy medication like Benadryl.
  • If you are experiencing pain, take a couple Tylenol every 4 hours until the pain subsides.
  • Do not take ibuprofen or aspirin after a scorpion sting.
  • If a sting victim is young, elderly, or ill. Seek medical attention. If your symptoms are severe or long lasting, seek medical attention as well.

 

HospitalWhen Should I Go The Hospital?

Pain, swelling, burning, numbness, and discoloration are all possible reactions to being stung by a scorpion. These sensations may last for mere moments, or may last for several days.

Like with any insect/arachnid bite or sting, severe reactions can take place.

If any of the above mentioned reactions continue for an extended time (several days or longer), or if they are severe in nature, then you should go to the hospital. A licensed physician will determine the severity of the sting reaction and suggest what additional treatment may be needed, including possible scorpion antivenom. The victim may be held overnight for medical observation.

Additionally, if an infant or someone with a compromised immune system is stung, you should go to the hospital immediately as well. In these cases, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

If at all possible, and if it can be done safely, it helps if you can bring the scorpion into the hospital with you. The scorpion can be properly identified. In most Las Vegas scorpion sting cases, the likely culprit will be an Arizona Bark scorpion.

Any questions or concerns regarding scorpion stings can be directed to Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222.

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Being stung by a scorpion is nasty business. Make sure you have taken some preventative measure to keep yourself and your family from being stung.

Get Las Vegas Scorpion Control today:

Bulwark Exterminating
3932 Octagon Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 255-6313
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
K-9 Sweeps LLC: Bed Bug Control
& K9 Scent Detection
8201 Woodland Prairie Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 586-5179
k-9sweeps.com 
 
Orkin
4550 Ziebart Pl # A
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 597-9760
orkin.com

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March 20, 2014 at 6:08 pm Comments (0)

Signs & Reactions Of A Scorpion Sting

scorpion on rocksImagine lying in your warm, comfy bed after a long days work when you suddenly feel something bite or sting your leg.

OUCH!!!!

You jump out of bed, frantically ripping the covers off, desperately searching for the little bugger that got you. You search and search, but cannot find the culprit. You begin to worry because you know that Las Vegas is home to the very dangerous and very common Bark Scorpion.

If you suspect you’ve been stung by a scorpion look for some of the following signs and reactions:

Signs Of A Scorpion Sting

If you believe you’ve been stung by a scorpion, look for some of the following signs:

  • Pain
  • Burning sensation
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Edema (fluid accumulating under skin)
  • Tenderness to touch
  • Sensitive to hot or cold
  • Regional lymph node enlargement

Severe Scorpion Sting Reactions

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There is actually a huge range of reactions that can occur from a scorpion sting. Severe reactions are more likely to occur with individuals who have existing insect allergies (bee stings).

  • Mild to severe pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Blurred vision
  • Twitching muscles
  • Numbness in mouth or face
  • Sensation of thick tongue
  • Hyperactivity

Most of these reactions would be deemed as severe, with the exception of the mild pain. Under these conditions it would be best to seek medical assistance immediately; after a suspected scorpion sting. Although rare, scorpion stings have lead to respiratory failure, coma, organ disease or failure and even fatality.

Scorpion First Aid

First off, if you have a compromised immune system, have insect allergies, or the victim is a child or elderly person; seek medical attention as soon as possible. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

All other victims of scorpion stings can treat the ailment at home. Wash the sting area with hot soapy water, dry, and then apply Bactine. To reduce the swelling, ice the sting in increments of ten minutes. Stay calm, elevate the sting area, and take some Tylenol (not aspirin or ibuprofen).

Scorpion StingerScorpion Stings: Additional Info

While Bark Scorpion stings can be deadly, most are comparable to the sting from a bee or wasp. Deaths from a scorpion are far more common in other parts of the globe. Brazil for example has nearly 50 scorpion sting related deaths each and every year. A sting will not spread any sort of disease.

Las Vegas Scorpion Control

If you have been stung by a scorpion, you know you never want to go through it again. Prevent scorpions from entering your home and hanging out on your property with professional Las Vegas scorpion control.

Bulwark Exterminating
3932 Octagon Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 255-6313
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
K-9 Sweeps LLC: Bed Bug Control
& K9 Scent Detection
8201 Woodland Prairie Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 586-5179
k-9sweeps.com 
 
Orkin
4550 Ziebart Pl # A
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 597-9760
orkin.com
 

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February 19, 2014 at 11:16 pm Comment (1)

Integrated Pest Management: A More Strategic Pest Control Plan

Pest Control TechIntegrated pest management is an effective way to take care of those pesky little critters that wreak havoc in your home, yard, business, crops, etc. without having to rely heavily on harmful pesticides. The IPM approach involves utilizing knowledge and evaluation combined with various tactics to regulate infestations in the least hazardous and economical way possible. This is a method that can be applied successfully to most any situation that calls for pest control. Though each pest management professional may vary slightly in their practice of IPM, the fundamentals of the strategy remain the same.

Identify

Proper identification is one of the most important steps of any pest control plan. Pests differ in their habits, life cycles, purposes and vulnerability to treatment, making it crucial that information is gathered on the species you’re dealing with before implementing a method for elimination. Without adequate knowledge, there’s a good chance you could execute the wrong type of plan, which can result in killing insects that are actually beneficial, using toxic pesticides unnecessarily and putting your property at risk for a worsening pest condition.

Monitor/Sample

Monitoring, or sampling, the situation allows for data to be collected on the seriousness of the infestation (if there’s an infestation at all). It’s significant to know which areas of the building and/or property have been affected or damaged, if the problem is spreading, whether this is a new outbreak of pests or a recurring one, etc. Monitoring also allows the IPM professional to establish an action threshold and determine if there is an actual need for pest control.

Take Preventative Action

Prevention is key in all IPM programs. Before applying any treatment, current conditions of the property must be assessed and addressed in an effort to take the appropriate actions to prevent a growing or future infestation. Seal entrances where pests can enter a building, maintain nearby water sources, clean out drainage pipes and gutters, minimize clutter, landscape upkeep and crop cultivation are all steps that will help to make your property less attractive to bothersome creatures and steer them in the opposite direction.

Exterminator InspectionSelect Pest Control Tactic and Put Into Effect

Once it is deemed that a pest control plan is required, it’s time to select the best method for management and put it into effect. IPM utilizes a variety of tactics depending on the situation. These can include biological control (using non-toxic pesticides or beneficial insects), chemical control (a lower-risk pesticide) or physical and cultural controls (crop rotation, irrigation scheduling, etc.).

Follow-Through

The last step in integrated pest management is to re-evaluate the conditions to ensure the desired results have been achieved. This is important in keeping recurring pest problems at bay and for handling any future ones that may arise.

Following the steps of IPM is a more efficient and practical way to get rid of pest infestations. If handled correctly, pest control doesn’t have to be a major disruption or health risk to your life.

About the Author:  Tiffany Olson is a full-time blogger from California. She enjoys writing about home related topics and sharing information via guest blogging and social platforms. Some of her hobbies include cooking, traveling, and reading.

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February 12, 2014 at 10:58 pm Comments (0)

Easy Pest Control Strategies

Whether you accept this fact or not, but the ugly truth is that your home is vulnerable to pests. If you don’t implement precautionary measures from the beginning it will get just more and more difficult to get rid of them. There are more than 5000 different species of pests that can make your home as their breeding grounds. We have been struggling with pest control from times immemorial. Pests like cockroaches are actually one of the oldest living organisms on the planet and have evolved to survive in the most unfavorable conditions. Pest presence in your house can cause serious health problems. Malaria, dengue and typhoid are just a few to name from an array of diseases that pests can cause. At times these diseases can even prove to be fatal. For these reasons it becomes extremely important to adopt measures of preventing them from flourishing in our homes. It is also equally important to keep the surroundings of your house free from pests as sometimes these surroundings become the breeding ground for pests, ultimately leading them in to our homes. If you find your home infested with pests, your best bet is to immediately call a pest control professional. Professionals dealing with pest control are known as exterminators. In this article we will mention some steps that you can take to check pest population in your home.

  • Be observant:

No matter what pest control method you adopt, your home will never be free from pests unless you are observant. To start with, you should check your walls for any cracks. Pests literally love these small cracks. They burrow in to them and make them their breeding grounds. Any cracks that you find in your walls must be immediately sealed. Also check if your doors and windows are closing perfectly. Open doors and windows are an invitation for rodents.

  • Check moisture level:

In a survey it was found that almost thirty percent of calls that pest control professionals receive are for termite related problems. Termites can destroy your wooden furniture. If your home is built from wood, you should be even more worried about their existence in your home. One thing must be clearly understood, it’s not the wood that attracts termites. It’s the moisture laden wood that attracts them and serves as their breeding ground. First of all you must make sure that any furniture you buy is made from well seasoned wood. Secondly you must make sure that your dehumidifier is working well. During summers, if your dehumidifier or air conditioning system is not working optimally, moisture can seep into your wooden door frames and furniture. This moisture is destined to infest your home with termites and many other potentially dangerous species of pests.

  • Maintain hygiene:

Keep your house clean and dry. You must never leave unwashed dishes in the kitchen sink. The leftover food on these dirty dishes is the buffet for cockroaches and many other pests. You rarely see these cockroaches as they mostly come out at night when you are fast asleep. They venture out in your home at night and dine on any food material that you might have left uncovered. Many pests carry harmful microorganisms, they can easily transfer these micro organisms to any uncovered or leftover food in your house. Any person who then consumes this food is destined to fall ill.

This post is brought to you by David Myers of FloridaServiceExperts.com. David works as media director and content advisor for FSE blog where you can find frequently asked questions on a range of topics from roofing to pest control to mold remediation.

January 21, 2014 at 3:45 pm Comments (6)

Guide To Nevada Pest Expo 2014

NPCA-Expo14Nevada’s very own Pest Expo is coming to The Orleans Hotel and Casino in vibrant Las Vegas, Nevada; January 31, 2014. The event marks a great opportunity to network with other pest management professionals, earn continuing education credits (CEUs), and catch up on all of the latest happenings in the pest control industry.

Nevada Pest Expo

 

This January 31, 2014 marks the Nevada Pest Control Association’s (NPCA) premier pest control event; the Nevada Pest Control Expo 2014!

Thousands of pest professionals from the western United States, including professionals from states like Nevada, Utah, California, and Arizona will descend on Las Vegas’ Orleans Hotel and Casino.

Participants will have the opportunity to listen to numerous pest/pest control presentations, browse or present in the expo hall, meet with suppliers and vendors about new pest control technologies and products, and network with other pest management professionals.

In addition, attendees can earn up to six continuing education credits, and will receive free breakfast and lunch buffet. Enter to win great prizes as well.

We hope to see you there… It’s the greatest show in town!

Click here to register for the Nevada Pest Control Expo 2014!

Nevada Pest Expo Classes & Presentations

 

  • “Public Health & Pest Control” by Dr. Stanton Cope
  • “Flying Insects” by Jeffrey Weir, BCE
  • “Ants of the Southwest” by Sylvia Kenmuir, BCE
  • “Nevada Laws and Regulations” by NPCA President George Botta

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The Orleans Hotel and Casino

 

The host venue for the Nevada Pest Control Expo 2014 is The Orleans Hotel and Casino. Great room rates are still available!

The Orleans Hotel & Casino
4500 W Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 365-7111
orleanscasino.com

Other Nearby Las Vegas Hotel Options

 

Days Inn Las Vegas At Wild Wild West Gambling Hall
3330 W Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(800) 225-3297
daysinn.com
 
Worldmark Las Vegas-Tropicana
5275 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 818-1940
worldmarktheclub.com
 
Club De Soleil
5625 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 507-9400
clubdesoleil.com

Recommended Nearby Las Vegas Restaurants

 

The French Market Buffet – The Orleans
4500 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 365-7111
 
McMullan’s Irish Pub
4650 West Tropicana Avenue #110
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 247-7000
mcmullansirishpub.com
 
Sushi 21
4965 West Tropicana Avenue #102
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
(702) 952-2500
sushi21.net

 

Author Bio:  is a pest management professional with Bulwark Exterminating in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am very much looking forward to the Nevada Pest Expo 2014.

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January 9, 2014 at 8:07 pm Comments (0)

Las Vegas Hospital Ant Attack

According to a recent Clark County court report, a patient at a Las Vegas hospital was reportedly attacked by hoards of biting ants as she lay in her hospital bed; despite the fact she had complained about the ants previously. The woman is now seeking damages.

Here’s how it all went down (allegedly):

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Imagine laying in your hospital bed, and suddenly being woken up by a swarm of ants, biting your face, lips, ears, neck, and the rest of your body. According to Mar’Jean Egenlon, that’s exactly what happened to her at the Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Las Vegas. Now she’s suing!

According to Clark County court reports, Egenlon first began seeing ants in her hospital bathroom, a couple days before the ant attack. She promptly brought it to the attention of the hospital staff, but nothing was done about the ants. Two days later is when the attack occurred.

Egenlon woke up the morning of July 6, 2013 at approximately 5:00 AM because of a vicious headache. As she reached up to massage her head she was shocked to feel dozens of ants crawling all over her scalp, head, face, lips, mouth, and ears. It wasn’t enough that the malicious ants were crawling all over her; they were allegedly biting her repeatedly as well.

Egenlon began screaming as loud as she could, with no urgent response from nurses. By the time the hospital staff discovered the ants, the woman was covered with boils, welts and infections on her scalp, face and body.

The victim is now seeking damages because of the incident for negligence, emotional distress and vicarious liability. She claims to need ointments and creams the rest of her life because of the attack.

No word yet on the result of the lawsuit.

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There is no word as to the species of ant involved in the attack at the Las Vegas hospital, but the Pharaoh ant is the likely culprit. These ants are the most commonly occurring indoor ant in Las Vegas; especially in hospitals. In hospitals, Pharaoh ants cause significant damage, and are most problematic. This ant pest is drawn to the warmth of the intensive care units and operating rooms. They cause even more concern for hospitals when they access the sterile environment and promote the spread of infection; or create electrical interference. Pharaoh ants can carry pathogens like streptococcus, staphylococcus, and salmonella.

I did find one thing interesting about the contradictory to the woman’s story who was involved in the ant attack… Pharaoh ants do not sting or and usually do not bite. Just throwing it out there…

Las Vegas Ant Control

 

If you live in the Las Vegas, NV area, and are having problems with ants of any kind (including Pharaoh ants), don’t wait until you wake up one morning and find them crawling all over your body. Make the call to a Las Vegas ant control professional today!

Bulwark Exterminating
3932 Octagon Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 255-6313
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
K-9 Sweeps LLC: Bed Bug Control
& K9 Scent Detection
8201 Woodland Prairie Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 586-5179
k-9sweeps.com 
 
Orkin
4550 Ziebart Pl # A
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 597-9760
orkin.com
 

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