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Pallidwinged Grasshoppers

Pallidwinged Grasshoppers

Good evening, Las Vegas, coming to you from a cold night here in the valley. So, we are now in our cold months of the year and there are not many bugs to be seen these days. However, one species has persisted so far, and it has been coming in massive swarms over the...

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Wintertime Ants

Wintertime Ants

 Where Do Ants Go During the Winter? Ants do not like the cold weather and will move their colony to a warmer location to hibernate, usually deeper underground.  They will close off their ant holes and huddle up together while protecting their queen. They spend lots...

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Changing Seasons and Pests

Changing Seasons and Pests

Well, good morning and happy September Las Vegas and all our surrounding towns and friends. This is Matt over at American Pest Control. We are coming to the end of the rope of summertime, and it looks like we are going to have absolutely beautiful temperatures this...

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Cleaning Tips to Avoid Pests in Your House

Cleaning Tips to Avoid Pests in Your House

No one wants to have pests invade there home, but it happens to the best of us. In the case of an infestation, immediate reaction is imperative to keep it from getting out of control. Yes, reactions, but what about being proactive? Can’t we stop the infestation from...

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The Tiny Pharoah Ant in Las Vegas

The Tiny Pharoah Ant in Las Vegas

Good afternoon, everyone from sunny, (and currently muggy) southern Nevada. This is your friendly neighborhood bug man Matthew Detisch at American Pest Control. I wanted to drop in here and take a minute to discuss a unique pest that is a challenge for many...

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What Not to Do About Ants as a Homeowner in Las Vegas

What Not to Do About Ants as a Homeowner in Las Vegas

It’s the best time of the year – Spring and Summer!  All the joys of beautiful weather and warmth come our way.  With that, sometimes we get unwanted little creatures invading our homes. ANTS!  One day you’ll look down and see a few crawling across your floor.  The...

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Hunting Scorpions at Night in Las Vegas

Hunting Scorpions at Night in Las Vegas

A scorpion is probably the last thing you want to find in your backyard. They just look scary with that curled up stinger just waiting to pierce something.  They have 8 legs like a spider and pinchers like a lobster. In Las Vegas, you can find three species of...

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Arizona Bark Scorpions in Las Vegas and Henderson

Arizona Bark Scorpions in Las Vegas and Henderson

Out of all the pests you can host at your house, scorpions just seem the scariest with that curved, pointed stinger. Most people cringe at the thought of seeing one of those in their home! Well, living in Las Vegas, there’s a possibility you may encounter a scorpion...

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Pigeon Diseases and Control

Pigeon Diseases and Control

Pigeons are prevalent in Las Vegas and we all have to deal with them, whether you think they are a nuisance or you don’t mind them.  With these little creatures disease can sometimes be spread. Pigeons cause human disease because they carry close to 60 pathogens. ...

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What is Harborage?

What is Harborage?

So what is harborage? Well let's break down the word. We all know what a harbor is. So, a harborage, in the context pertaining to pests, is a temporary or permanent sanctuary or refuge for pests to live and or rest. Harborage is a very important thing in our field....

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Let’s Talk About Pesticides

Let’s Talk About Pesticides

Hello Las Vegas, Henderson and all the surrounding areas in our little valley here in the southwest. So, like the title says above, I want to talk a little about pesticides. Everything I'm going to share with you comes from 15 years of experience using pesticides and...

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Subterranean Termites

Subterranean Termites

Of all the pests out there, termites are by far the most costly and difficult to treat in the United States. They are treated for prevention before houses are built, after houses are framed up, and they are treated during infestations, all of which form a giant junk...

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Bee Encounter

Bee Encounter

Two people were stung several times Saturday afternoon by bees near their home in the north part of the city. They quickly went into their home to get away from the bees. They were checked by paramedics on scene and did not appear to be seriously injured. They later...

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The Asian Giant Hornet

The Asian Giant Hornet

The Murder Hornet!! Well....kinda. These large Vespids do kill between 30 and 50 people across Japan a year, so I am not by any means saying that they are harmless. They have a stinger that is a quarter inch long and, like all hornets, they have very large and...

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Spring Time and Ants

Spring Time and Ants

Spring time is here and that means ants are on the rise. This is the time of the year when ant colonies begin to ramp up reproduction. Most ant species and in most places of the country, ants are mostly dormant. The colony stays inside the nest and feeds on any food...

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