Those who live in Spring Valley, NV, enjoy the benefits of a warm, dry climate: lots of sunshine, little rainfall and mild winters. These conditions are also attractive to insects like ants, cockroaches, bees and wasps. If you notice any of these unwanted intruders at your Nevada property, there are several ways to live pest-free.
Four species of cockroaches are present in the Las Vegas area. Cockroaches thrive in warm, moist environments with readily available food sources. Common nesting places include under refrigerators, under sinks, around water pipes and in crevices in attics, basements and walls. They can survive for months without food or water.
Cockroaches like moist foods such as organic matter, pet food and human food. They also eat hair, books, decaying wood and sewage. Although cockroaches don’t bite or sting, they carry bacteria and other microbes that are harmful to humans and pets. Roach feces, body parts and saliva are asthma triggers.
Cockroaches are difficult to control once established in a dwelling. Removing sources of food, using baits and plugging holes can reduce numbers. Professional cockroach control services use a number of measures to eliminate these pests. Repeated treatment may be needed to prevent re-infestation.
Several species of ants are present in Las Vegas including fire ants, carpenter ants and odorous house ants. Although ants are beneficial to agriculture and do not carry disease, they can be destructive to property. Ants form colonies of up to 500,000 insects. They feed on a number of foods but are especially attracted to sweets.
Carpenter ants eat wood from the inside out. Homeowners may not know ants are present until extensive damage has occurred. Tell-tale signs of carpenter ants include insect parts or granules of wood dust around wooden windows or door frames.
Because of their small size, ants can enter buildings through very small holes. Some follow electrical wires into walls and attics. Others enter through holes around plumbing or cracks in foundations and walls.
The presence of a few ants suggests that nests may be nearby. Although homeowners can kill the ants they see, a professional pest control service will find the nests and use a variety of treatments to eradicate the colony with our effective ant control services.
Bees are social stinging insects, forming hives that support a colony. Bees are beneficial because they pollinate plants. They do, however, sting. If a hive is disturbed, bees will pursue an invader to protect the hive. Stings are painful but usually don’t harm a person. Multiple stings can cause more serious problems. If a person is allergic to bee venom, reactions can be life-threatening.
Most bees are not aggressive. Africanized honeybees, present in the Las Vegas area, are more dangerous because of their behavior. If a hive is disturbed, the bees will swarm and pursue the intruder, inflicting multiple stings. Bee hives may be attached to buildings, in attics or on trees.
Wasps, hornets and yellow jackets build nests in trees, on buildings and underground. Although not aggressive, wasps can sting several times if threatened.
If you have bee or wasp nests on your property, do not attempt to remove them yourself. Call a professional for bee control services to identify the type of insect and safely remove the nest.
If you have an insect infestation in your home or office, Pest Control Solutions will identify the specific type of pest and use appropriate treatments to eradicate the problem. Technicians will show you how to remove food sources, nesting places and points of entry. Call Pest Control Solutions, Inc. for a free quote to rid pests from your property with our home pest control or commercial pest control services.
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