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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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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.
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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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