Pest Control Las Vegas NV

Family Pest Control Service in Las Vegas Nevada

Common Las Vegas Ants

 

Ants 

Ants are social insects. They are also considered generalist predators, scavengers and indirect herbivores. This pest has colonized almost every landmass in the World. The only regions that lack indigenous ants, are Antarctica and a few large islands; such as Greenland, Iceland, (parts of) Polynesia and the Hawaiian Islands. These common pests form colonies that range in size from a few dozen predatory individuals, to highly organized colonies which sometimes occupy large areas; consisting of millions of ants.

Las Vegas Ants 

The city of Las Vegas has several ant species that can be a nuisance. They also can cause pain from stings/bites; they can spoil your food, and damage and your property. The Las Vegas ant scene is dominated primarily by the Argentine ant and the Pharaoh ant.
argentine ant

Argentine Ants 

Though the Argentine Ant is a small, non-stinging ant, it is very territorial and aggressive and will drive away or kill competing ant species. They make a chemical called iridomyr-mecin which they smear on their enemies to kill them or make them run away. Neighboring colonies of Argentine ants appear not to be aggressive toward each other, allowing for the rapid spread and domination of this species. More…

 

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Pharaoh Ants 

Tiny pharaoh ants become a huge problem when they inhabit structures. Colonies can become very large, with several hundred thousand workers and many queens. In response to repellent chemicals, colonies often split off into new colonies. Workers will forage for food hundreds of feet from the colony and find their way back using trails established by pheromones. Pharaoh ants have a strong desire for moisture and nests may be established in almost any void or large crevice, as well as outdoors in the soil under debris or objects. More…

 

Las Vegas Ant Control 

Ants attack and defend themselves by biting, and in some cases; stinging. An ant sting often results in the injection, or spraying, of a chemical like formic acid. As such, some ant species are widely considered a pest control problem. Unfortunately, because of the adaptive nature of most ant colonies, eliminating the entire group is nearly impossible. Therefore, it becomes a matter of controlling the local pest population, rather than exterminating the entire colony.

If you are a Las Vegas resident, and need help controlling the ant population around your home, contact a local pest control professional today! Whether it’s Argentine, Fire, or Black Ants you are dealing with, a pest control professional will have a solution to your ant problem

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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October 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm Comments (0)

5 Interesting Facts About Cockroaches

English: High detail closeup of a cockroach.

English: High detail closeup of a cockroach. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Not-So-Fun Facts About Cockroaches

 

Cockroaches are equal opportunity invaders. Regardless of who a person is, how they make a living, or where they reside, cockroaches can be a problem. Roaches enter homes and businesses through cracks and crevices in the walls and floors. They walk through open doors and stowaway in empty boxes from the storage shed.

Cockroaches are waterproof. A thick protective coating of waxes and oils keeps the cockroach from drying out. Without this coating, the insect dies of dehydration. To preserve this coating, roaches groom themselves regularly, brushing their “hairs,” combing antennae and rubbing up against objects to stimulate productions of body oils.

Cockroaches are killed off by eye wash. Boric cid, the antiseptic powder used in eye washes, is extremely effective in roach control. Cockroaches don’t recognize boric acid as a poison, so they walk right through it. The powder sticks to their legs and antennae, and they ingest it while cleaning themselves. Within a day or two, the roach is dead.

Cockroaches are not equipped to swim underwater. While the roach’s waterproof coating allows it to float, the insect cannot swim. So contrary to popular opinion, cockroaches do not come up household drains from the sewer—water in the traps keep them out. If a home is left empty, or a drain is not used for awhile, traps can dry out and allow roaches to come through.

Cockroaches carry disease like the postman carries mail. Roaches are naturally contaminated with about 40 different types of bacteria, including those that carry leprosy, bubonic plaque, dysentery, diarrhea, urinary tract infections, food poisoning, and typhoid fever. They also harbor polio viruses and eggs of parasitic worms. By walking and feeding on filth, roaches pick up germs at one point, and deposit them somewhere else. With that being said, roaches have never been found to cause an epidemic.

Cockroach Control

It’s no mystery that cockroaches are common place here in Las Vegas, NV. They are becoming more and more prevalent because they are becoming more resistant to insecticides that where once figured to be effective. If you are a Las Vegas, NV resident, and have cockroaches inside your home, try eliminating them with boric acid. In the likelihood the boric acid doesn’t take care of the problem, contact a local pest control professional today!

For Las Vegas Cockroach 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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