North Las Vegas Pest Control Services
Las Vegas boasts a hot, subtropical climate with temperatures topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer that can dip into the mid-30s during the winter. Many people believe that insects and arachnids like bed bugs, cockroaches and scorpions die off when temperatures drop down near freezing. Although these pests prefer warmer temperatures, they can live for extended periods in cold weather.
Bed Bug Control
Bed bugs can survive in temperatures ranging from zero degrees to above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. They hitch rides from one location to another inside luggage, boxes and the folds of clothes. Once inside your home, they conceal themselves in bed linen and the seams of mattresses as well as upholstered furnishings and carpet. Active at night, these tiny pests inflict bites that feel similar to those of mosquitoes. Scratching these inflamed, raised welts can cause the bite marks to become infected. These pests prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. Although bed bugs are a nuisance, they do not spread disease. Along with their bites, other signs of a bed bug infestation include egg casings, shed skin and small blood drops on your bed linen.
The gradual onset of extreme temperatures will not kill cockroaches. These insects can withstand temperatures ranging from 0 degrees to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Cockroaches congregate in moist, dark areas, such as bathrooms and laundry rooms, as well as outdoor areas like landscaping beds. They enter your home through loose-fitting doors and windows as well as cracks where utility lines pass through the wall. Cockroaches pick up a variety of bacteria, parasitic worms and other microbial agents on their legs and bodies as they crawl through sewers and other filth. They then carry these pathogens into your home and transfer them onto food and food preparation surfaces as they forage. In addition to contaminating food, cockroaches can cause diseases like asthma, diarrhea and dysentery.
Commonly associated with warm, dry climates, scorpions survive colder weather by burrowing into the soil and hibernating. These pests can live for months beneath snow. Sensitive to a loss of body moisture, they usually hide in shady places like beneath rocks, logs and other yard clutter during the day. These venomous pests gain access to your house using the same entryways as cockroaches. Using their tail stingers, they inject their victims with a mixture of neurotoxins. A scorpion’s sting can result in a variety of symptoms ranging from painful tingling at the site of the bite to potentially life-threatening medical complications. For those allergic to the venom as well as children, the elderly and individuals with compromised immune systems, reactions can include difficulty breathing and widespread numbness.
The Need for Quality Pest Control
Eliminating these pests may seem impossible, especially if you are using consumer pest products. It can also be difficult to identify, gain access to and treat the site of the infestation. Storing potentially harmful chemicals around your home may place young children and pets at risk. If you need assistance eradicating a pest infestation, contact Pest Control Solutions for a free, no-obligation quote. Our highly trained technicians will inspect your home and tailor a solution to your unique circumstances.