People don’t realize just how many pests there are in Las Vegas. Especially if they are new to the area.
This is why knowing the type of pests you can encounter in your new city can be of crucial importance. You don’t want to be surprised and you want to be able to get rid of them quickly or they will ruin your entire experience.
Here are just some of the pests you can encounter.
Obviously, cockroaches can be a common pest anywhere, whether you’re in New York or Las Vegas. They are really common, and you can expect to find them, especially in older buildings.
The most common cockroaches in Las Vegas are the Australian cockroach, oriental, German and American cockroach. They can be small or really big, typically of brown or black color. Click here to learn more about cockroaches.
They love the darkness and damp places, especially if they are near the food. This can be either in your home or outside of your home. Of course, they are harmful to you and they multiply quickly.
Why are they dangerous?
Well, first off, they can carry all sorts of bacteria, like salmonella. So, once you spot them, you have to get rid of them quickly.
They can fly, swim and stay in one spot without food for a very long time. They are so crafty that they even have a part of their mouth that lets them taste food and not eat it which in turn, allows them to survive poisoning.
No pest list is complete without rats – they are everywhere. Every city has a degree of problem with them. Las Vegas valley is no different, especially when it comes to roof rats.
It’s assumed that this pest came with palm trees that came to Las Vegas.
These rats are so small that you can easily think that they are mice. They can live both inside your home and outside. As a bonus, they cause a lot of damage because they eat insulation, wires and make nests all over the place.
They multiply very quickly and soon you could have a full-on infestation. They can also carry diseases.
You can also expect to encounter a Norway rat which is really huge. They are not that common, but they can cause a lot of trouble and tons of damage.
They also spread germs, bacteria and they can make your home dirty by urinating or leaving fecal pellets everywhere.
If you live in a more urban part of the city, scorpions are hard to find. But, if you live a bit further from the city center and you have some land, scorpion problems are more likely.
They love to hide in dark places, and you can barely see them. They don’t multiply that quickly, but even one is a big problem because they can be deadly.
They can sting you and poison you. So, removing them as soon as possible if you think you have one is a good idea.
These bugs are not that dangerous, but they are annoying, especially if there are more of them. They will likely live in the tree around your home. You probably know them by those sounds they make.
And while a few of them can make a night magical, an infestation can damage your sleep.
Their membranes vibrate and so they create a loud clicking or buzzing noise. Cicadas start out as nymphs living underground and they leave their nests when they reach adulthood.
Of course, it’s easier to get rid of them when they are in the ground, as Fortified Pest Control recommends, so you’ll probably want to take care of this problem periodically to prevent them from reaching adulthood and bothering you.
These are some of the most problematic pests in the world, specifically because they can enter even through the tiniest of cracks. It’s hard to protect against them.
They can nest anywhere, whether it’s inside your home or in your yard – even in cement foundations, which damages your structure. They also leave a trail for other ants – a trail you can’t really see.
It’s frightening to know that a single colony usually counts about 300.000 members or more. They move quickly. Fire ants are the worst because they have a painful sting and some people are allergic.
Las Vegas is also home to spiders, and many different types of them. However, some are harmless and quite easy to get rid of while some are dangerous.
One of them is the desert recluse which hides in tiny, dark spaces and it’s a threat to homes. It will not bite unless threatened or touched. The sting will hurt a bit and then the area will become red and painful.
Then, a growing ulcer will appear, and it can carry all sorts of symptoms with it. There have been some death cases, often in kids.
Black widows are rarely deadly, but they can cause a ton of bad symptoms which may require you to take an anti-venom. Camel spiders are somewhere between a spider and a scorpion and they have no venom, but they may attack, and you’ll need to take an antibiotic if bit.