Having a pest infestation on your property can result in you having to spend major amounts of money that you were not expecting to spend.
These pests can hide in your home without your knowledge for many weeks and even months if you do not know of the common signs that indicate their existence.
This can result in extensive damage being caused in your home that may be irreversible. Here are some signs that you should be cautious of as they indicate that there are pests in your home.
Rodents such as mice and Norway and Roof rats, which are the most common in Las Vegas, are crafty pests that hide carefully on your property. They can chew through almost anything putting your property at risk.
Rodents can also carry diseases that they can spread to you and your family.
If you see the following signs of these rodents, it may mean that the infestation has grown severely:
Termites are a terrible pest to invade your home. As they are very small they can grow their colony to hundreds of thousands without your knowledge.
Termites can weaken the structural integrity of your home and cause thousands of dollars in damage without your knowledge. It would be best if you are to hire a professional contractor to check your home at least once a year to survey your property for any termites.
In Las Vegas, the most common termite is the subterranean termite which is also the most destructive type of termite.
Here are some common signs of termites in your home.
Bed bugs are small insects that feed off the blood of animals and humans. Aside from being nuisances, they can pose health risks to you and your family should you have an infestation.
These health risks can include skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. They are small in size, about the size of an apple seed, but can swell up slightly after feeding.
Bed bugs cannot fly, but because they move swiftly they can quickly move across floors, walls, and ceilings.
A female bed bug can lay hundreds of eggs over a lifetime. These eggs are the size of a speck of dust making them very difficult to spot.
Bed bugs will hide in a group in a designated hiding place like mattresses, box springs, bed frames, and headboards. This is because they have the easiest access to the human they are feeding on.
However, bed bugs can spread into other areas of your home and even to other peoples homes. You can also transfer bed bugs to another location if you are travelling.
When a bed bug bites you, there is usually no pain however, the bite area may become itchy and will welt. They bite you on any area of exposed skin while you are asleep.
Some signs of a bed bug infestation may include:
If you think you have a bed bug infestation you should remove all the bedding and check it for signs of bed bugs such as their excrement. You should also remove the dust cover over the bottom of the box springs and inspect the seams in the wood framing.
You can also check the surrounding area by the bed. You should also look at telephones, radios, inside books, the edge of a carpet, and also the electrical outlets.
In addition, bed bugs can also attach themselves to your clothing, so if you do have an infestation on your bed then you most likely have an infestation in your closet.
If you have had suspicions that there was an infestation in your home and you have confirmed these suspicions, the next step is to treat your home and get rid of the pest in question.
It is possible to carry out a treatment plan by yourself, however, this depends on the extent of the infestation. If the infestation is much bigger than initially thought you can put yourself at risk of even more damage as you may not eliminate all the pests.
The best option is to contact a professional pest control company. Luckily at Red Rock Pest Control, we can provide you with the best pest control treatments that you need.
We even conduct free inspections. All you need to do is contact us at (702) 518-2580.