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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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The Black Widow Spider

The Black Widow Spider

The Black Widow is often synonymous with fear or danger, and there is some warranted reason for that. Spiders have terrified people for millennia in general and many have a very potent venom, including the Black Widow spider. Its no secret that being bitten by a Black...

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The Desert Blonde Tarantula

The Desert Blonde Tarantula

Contrary to popular belief, tarantulas are not true spiders. They are part of the arachnid family yes, but they are not true spiders. Arachnids are a group of some of the oldest land animals from the prehistoric perspective. Scorpions have been found in the fossil...

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German Cockroach Concerns in Las Vegas

German Cockroach Concerns in Las Vegas

After decades of fighting them we still find cockroaches to be a formidable and common enemy. It is not so much that the weapons we have for our fight are not effective, since a cockroach properly exposed to an insecticide is very likely to die. The problems may have...

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Letting the Bed Bugs Bite

Letting the Bed Bugs Bite

Apartment complexes can be very difficult challenges for PMPs. The nice thing about a single family dwelling is there is one client’s perspective or point of view to engage with. There is also only one person often to make executive decisions about services or...

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