Pest control is always a problem for homeowners in Las Vegas, but some pests are more dangerous than others. Here are just a few pests that should have you calling a Las Vegas pest control company near you.
Dangerous Las Vegas Pests
Scorpions are venomous arachnids that are found throughout the Nevada area. Their sting is very painful and can cause problems such as numbness, convulsions, and breathing difficulties.
Scorpions can live for many years, and it can be very difficult to get rid of them in your home. Your best defense is to seal off cracks around light fixtures, switches, and baseboards when it gets cold outside. Scorpions tend to head to warmer climates when the temperature drops, and they could try to get into your home.
Termites are common throughout Nevada, and even though they aren't a serious threat to your physical health, they can destroy your home. Subterranean and drywood termites will do the most damage to a typical Las Vegas home, but dampwood termites are common in the region as well. If you are unsure if you have a termite infestation, look for signs such as wood that seems rotten and has a spongy feel to it or small piles of sawdust near the wooden elements of your home. As always, a Las Vegas pest control company will help you determine once and for all if you have a termite problem.
Most spiders are harmless to people and many actually feed on other pests. Unfortunately, there are some species that can be dangerous to some people. Bites from a black widow spider can cause fever, chills, nausea, and abdominal pain, although they are rarely fatal. Desert recluse spiders also have very painful bites that can sometimes be fatal for very small children. Camel spiders have no venom, but they are aggressive and can bite hard. Particularly severe camel spider bites might even require antibiotic treatment if it becomes infected.
If you suspect that you have a problem with these or any other pests in your Las Vegas home, Top Line Pest Eliminators will be glad to help you get rid of them. We require no contracts or startup fees, simply because we believe in eliminating pests instead of merely controlling them. For more information about our services, contact Top Line Pest Elimination today.