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5 Most Common Las Vegas Pests

Las Vegas is world renown for its awe inspiring mega resorts, its entertaining shows, and hopping night life. Vacationers and residents alike can dine in the finest restaurants, cool off in lavish pools, and try their luck at a hand or two of black jack.

What many people don’t know is that Las Vegas has a dark side. The city is also home to some serious pests (and no, we’re not talking about the smut peddlers on the Strip).

Thanks to Las Vegas’ hot summers, dry winters and rainy springs, pests like ants, scorpions, crickets, roaches, spiders, bed bugs and termites all call Vegas their home.

Here are the top five most common pests that Bulwark Exterminating takes calls about in the city of Las Vegas, NV:

5. Desert Recluses

 

Desert Recluse - Loxosceles sp.

 

Often mistaken for its similar cousin the brown recluse, the desert recluse is another dangerous Las Vegas pest. Hiding in the tiniest, darkest, places it can find, the desert recluse is a threat to Las Vegas homeowners; because of their toxic bites. These spiders are a light brown, with a near black violin-shaped spot. Its legs are light brown, and its oval-shaped abdomen is dark brown, or even a greenish yellow. If disturbed by humans, the desert recluse will bite, producing a mild stinging, followed by redness and intense pain. Bites can cause death to the young, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.

4. Black Widows

 

Black Widow Spider 

The most recognizable of the Las Vegas pests also happens to be one of the most common… and the most dangerous. She’s the Black Widow spider, and she is marked with an unmistakable red hour glass underneath her large, glossy, black abdomen. Stay away from these deadly pests because their bites are serious business that may require medical treatment and anti-venom. Symptoms include fever, chills, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Professional spider control services can keep these nasty pests from building their webs anywhere near your Las Vegas property.

3. Cockroaches

 

Roach On Cracker 

The dirtiest and most disgusting of the Las Vegas pests is also one of the most common. Number three on our list is the dirty, disease spreading cockroach. When referring to Las Vegas cockroaches, we are specifically talking about four different species. The American cockroach (also known as a water bug), the Australian cockroach (a littler version of the American), the Oriental cockroach, and the German cockroach are the four common Las Vegas roaches. Not only are these cockroaches found infesting your homes, they also infest Las Vegas restaurants. Professional roach control methods are needed to eliminate these pests from our Las Vegas homes.

2. Bark Scorpions

 

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The most notorious pest found in Las Vegas; also happens to be one of the most common. It’s the Arizona Bark scorpion; commonly referred to as a bark scorpion. Las Vegas scorpions unleash a painful sting that can leave you incapacitated for hours, even days. When stung, you’ll experience pain, dizziness, burning sensations, darting eyes, nausea, and vomiting. Professional scorpion control can keep these dangerous Las Vegas pests away from your home.

1. Crickets

 

Cricket 

The most forgotten of Las Vegas pests, happens to be the most common. Crickets are the most frequently called about pests in Las Vegas, according to a recent survey by Bulwark Pest Control. Because they are not dangerous pests, they are often times overlooked. Las Vegas homeowners are reminded of these common pests when they start their loud chirping at night. Because they reproduce so rapidly, they can be found in huge numbers in and around Las Vegas homes.

Las Vegas Pest Control

If you are seeing scorpions, black widows, roaches, desert recluses, or any other Las Vegas pest near your home or property; take action! A Las Vegas pest control company will exterminate the existing household pests, and prevent others from making your home theirs. Get Las Vegas pest 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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July 19, 2013 at 7:22 pm Comments (2)

Buying A Home? Have It Inspected!

Home_InspectionBefore any home-purchase contract is ever signed, a potential home-buyer should, most definitely, have an official home-inspection performed on the property.  In fact, the inspection should be included in the actual contract as a condition of closing the sale.  Some things that could be uncovered might be structural malfunctions, electrical systems not up to code, defective roofing, dry rot and pest infestations, etc.

But even before an inspection is performed, an official disclosure, in writing from the seller, should be obtained.  With that being said, however, that disclosure should not be considered all-inclusive.  Any number of home-owners #1) may not even be aware of any possible hazards or malfunctions which means, of course, they would not even be reported and #2) an on-going problem that a seller has lived with for years may be honestly ‘forgotten’ by him or her, and not divulged.

Putting It All Together:

 

#1:  Do Your Own Inspection:

This should be accomplished before any formal inspection is scheduled and could be done before an offer is made, as well.  Ask the seller if he or she is willing to have you come in to look around and make notations.  If the homeowner has nothing or little to hide, they will welcome the request.

Eyeballing every nook and cranny is vital since big problems can hide is small spaces.  One scrutinizing, prospective buyer, with the help of a magnifying lens, noticed incredibly small bugs nestled inside one bedroom’s baseboards, only to discover they were nocturnal bedbugs—a nightmare that is almost impossible to get rid of.   A new homeowner bought a beautiful four year-old residence and discovered, shortly after moving in, cockroaches would scatter when the kitchen light was turned on in the wee-hours of the morning.  Know the home before it becomes a part of your family!

#2:  The Seller’s Inspection Report:

At the risk of sounding mean-spirited, don’t trust an inspection report the seller may voluntarily provide.  Certainly accept it, but use it as an initial part of the inspection process, and nothing more.  It could be very valid and accurate, but as stated earlier, problems could exist that the homeowner genuinely isn’t even aware of.  One shoddy home builder in a small community was out to save money and built homes whose electrical systems were below code; and were fire hazards waiting to happen.  How the homes passed inspection remained a mystery.

#3:  A Professional Inspection:

Hiring a seasoned pro, who knows exactly what to look for, is your peace of mind!   A veteran professional should take a good 2-3 hours to examine everything from the roofing, to the exterior siding, plumbing, electrical and heating systems, drainage, foundation, drywall, gutters etc.   If at all possible, be available during the inspection to ask questions and get a feel for what problems might be very minor or any revelations that could be a reason for real concern, such as asbestos or lead.

Those Pesky Varmints: 

 

As per LRETX.com, request a pest report!  A licensed, structural pest-control inspector thrives on finding pesky, living things in or around a home that could pose a health risk and/or structural damage.  He’ll look for:

1:  termites/flying beetles/powder-post beetles/carpenter ants/carpenter bees

2:  bedbugs/cockroaches

3:  rodents, especially mice

4:  dry rot (fungus)

5:  moles…your yard could turn into a maze of large mounds or tunnels

If nothing is found that would compromise the sale of the house; you’re good to go!  If potential problems were uncovered, you have justification to negotiate the selling price or you can back out, assuming your contract has allowed you to do so.

But the bottom line remains:  have any potential residence thoroughly inspected since you have way too much at stake not to!

Residing in Nebraska as a retired educator, Karen spends much of her time writing about the real estate industry.

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May 24, 2013 at 5:23 pm Comments (0)
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