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For Las Vegas residents, cockroaches, specifically German Cockroaches, are thriving across the valley and making their way into homes. But now, we are seeing a massive cockroach invasion into local Las Vegas eateries. So far, 2017 has seen confirmed closings of more than a dozen local restaurants due to multi-generational German cockroach infestations.

It seems like we are hearing about some restaurant closing its doors due to filthy roaches invading the kitchen every week. Multi-generational cockroach infestations mean that the cockroaches have completed the gestation period and are now adults. Well, gestation periods for German cockroaches are typically four to six weeks. So if it is a multi-generational infestation, that would mean that these restaurants have had full blown infestations for months. Let me say that again. The local Las Vegas restaurants that we are talking about have been serving food to their customers prepared in an area overrun by filthy, bacteria-ridden roaches for MONTHS. Over the course of a couple months, a restaurant can serve literally thousands of guests.

Just let that sink in.

We will not list the names of these businesses because many have struggled to reopen and have taken massive efforts to eliminate the German cockroach infestation. We will though provide links that will give you the names of the restaurants, if you so desire The fact that cockroaches are discovered in Las Vegas area restaurants is no surprise. What is startling though, is the number of restaurants that allow cockroach problems to persist for months without contacting a professional commercial cockroach exterminator.

Why Are Cockroaches Infesting Local Las Vegas Restaurants?

So why would a restaurant owner or manager do this? Simple. Money. Commercial German cockroach treatment is not cheap, with the average treatment ranging anywhere from $500 to a couple thousand dollars. But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that it is better to spend the money with a professional and keep your doors open and your employees working, or, Dirty Dining shows up with the Health Department and you end up on the news.

It should be noted that commercial cockroach treatment alone won’t keep your favorite neighborhood lunch spot from having roaches. Effective pest control requires a battle on all fronts. The use of commercial pesticides alone won’t do it. It requires vigilance by employees, monitoring of kitchen cleanliness and the cooperation of all staff members.

Bottom line, the restaurant owners have to care. From the perspective of this pest control professional, it’s pretty obvious some just don’t. Before trying a new local restaurant, due yourself the service of giving a quick Google search to the place in question. Your health will thank you.

Videos courtesy of KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas “Dirty Dining”

 


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Residents of certain areas of Las Vegas have never seen a live scorpion on or around their home. But if you live in southwest Las Vegas or the Red Rock area, you may be more than tired of seeing them.

In our experience, scorpion pest control is an ever changing with different temperaments and different ecosystems.  Sometimes this can mean different areas of Las Vegas are affected by different pest control treatments. There are about 25 species of scorpions in Nevada, but the Arizona bark scorpion is the most venomous in North America and a common pest in the Las Vegas Valley.

The beautiful southern Nevada landscape is a perfect home for the Bark Scorpion with many places to hide to escape the scorching desert heat and harsh elements.

Scorpions are naturally nocturnal creatures which can make them especially hard to find. The team at Red Rock Pest Control regularly performs black light hunts for scorpions at local Las Vegas homes. The ultraviolet light will make them glow. Pretty interesting stuff.

Scorpions are not considered deadly unless there is an allergic reaction. As with any venous creature, there is more risk for children, pets and the elderly.  Scorpion stings can be excruciatingly painful, feeling like a hornet or wasp sting. Immediate symptoms can include nausea, dizziness swelling, shortness of breath and a generally horrible experience.

If you have a scorpion issue or have any questions, please give us a call at 702-518-2580



Speaking on behalf of us over here at Red Rock Pest Control have seen a rise in Las Vegas bed bug treatments so far in 2017, and it is only April. Whether you’ve recently bought a used piece of furniture or maybe your child hung out with a schoolmate, that’s all it can take. Bed bugs are a recognized pest epidemic that has received national coverage, with Las Vegas ranking in the Top 50 Cities plagued by bed bugs.

 

More Las Vegas Families Are Experiencing Bed Bug Issues

Free Bed Bug InspectionMany families or landlords attempt to rid themselves of bed bugs by applying a treatment themselves that they grabbed at the local Walmart in hopes this will solve the problem. Unfortunately, it isn’t that easy. Bed bugs require numerous effective treatments and an understanding of their life cycle. “I bombed our rooms, bombed the kitchen, bombed this whole house, it still didn’t work.” We hear this often. Our advice is to immediately contact a local Las Vegas exterminator. Let’s explain why.

Bed bugs can be more than a nuisance and embarrassment. They are also carriers of disease and can be very harmful to young children. Pair that with painful bites, lack of sleep and overall stress and it’s easy to see how bed bugs can put someone into a nightmare situation. Not to mention the fact that they like to hitchhike and can easily hitch a ride on clothing and be transmitted to the next unsuspecting family or home.

The life cycle of the bed bug means numerous treatments are required to eradicate them as well as multiple tactics and solutions, known as integrated pest management. What this means is it’s a battle on all fronts. Adult bed bugs can be killed with pesticide or vacuumed up but eggs cannot. In almost all scenarios at least two treatments are required for real success. Bed bug numbers are on the rise sharply after almost being completely eradicated at one point. Like a horror movie monster, they drink the blood of unsuspecting victims while they sleep. Educate yourself on bed bugs even if you simply call a professional and ask questions, the more you know the better and the less surprises. Search Google Images learn what bed bug bites look like.

Schedule Your Free Bed Bug Inspection

If you are unsure you can always contact a professional pest control technician. We off free bed bug inspections and are happy to talk to you and answer any questions you may have. Let a professional like Red Rock Pest Control handle it for you and schedule your free inspection by calling 702-518-2580.



Just a few years ago, bedbugs were practically unheard of, brought under control decades earlier. However, recently these pesky creatures have made an unwanted comeback and are increasingly invading hotels around the world. If you’re unlucky enough to check into lodgings that bedbugs have claimed as their own, this can ruin your vacation. Fortunately, there are several precautions you can take to reduce the risk of falling prey to these critters, who can cause annoying skin irritation and other symptoms.

 

Packing Tips

How you pack for a trip can dramatically reduce your risk of encountering bedbugs while traveling. Opt for a hard suitcase instead of a soft one, because the sturdy exterior keeps the bugs out and also has fewer nooks and crannies for them to hide in. Stash all of your belongings in sturdy plastic bags that you can seal tightly. Leave items inside the bags at all times except for when you need them. You can also put the entire bag or suitcase in durable plastic such as a heavy-duty trash bag.

 

Inspect Your Hotel Room Immediately

Before unpacking your belongings, examine the room thoroughly for signs of bedbug infestation. They like to hide out in crevices and other small areas, so you’ll need to look everywhere. You may need to use a flashlight. Start with the bed — remove any comforters and sheets, and take a close look at the mattress and box springs. Also inspect any upholstered furniture. While these are where bedbugs typically prefer to hang out, they might also be lurking on the undersides of nightstands and tables, in curtains and even behind the pictures hanging on the wall.

 

Signs of Bedbug Infestation

Even if you don’t see any bedbugs, that doesn’t mean the room is free of them. If you know the telltale signs of a bedbug infestation, you can spot trouble even if it isn’t obvious the room has a problem. Be on the lookout for the following: live or dead insects, eggs, blood stains, and a distinctive odor that’s often described as both musty and sweet. If you see any of these, contact hotel management immediately so they can take care of the problem. If you decide to transfer to another room in the same hotel, request one that’s well away from the infested room. One that’s next door or even just above or below might also be infested.

 

To learn more about bedbugs, signs of bedbug infestation and what you can to do prevent them, contact Las Vegas pest control service – Red Rock Pest Control. We can educate you on what to look for, as well as take care of any bedbugs you might accidentally bring home with you after a vacation.



Everyone loves coming to Las Vegas! It’s a great place to visit and relax or have an exciting time. Tourist love the casinos and hotels. People come from all over the world to enjoy the hot weather and sun. The casino pools and attractions. One thing a lot of people don’t know about Las Vegas and the surrounding cities like Henderson, Summerlin, North Las Vegas and Mts Edge is that it gets COLD! Las Vegas is known to have some bug problems in the summertime. Here at Red Rock Pest Control, we deal with them on a daily basis. I mean we live in the desert. Scorpions, Roaches, Ants, Spiders and Crickets are common around here. We even have the deadly Bark Scorpion. Most people think these are bugs that thrive in the summer and disappear in the winter. Guess again! Yes! It gets cold here. It has been known to even snow in places like Anthem, Henderson and even East side Las Vegas.
Las vegas bugs are just like is when it comes to cold weather. They like to stay warm too. Most people think that since they like to stay warm that they will just burry deep underground and disappear for the winter. Well that is true in some cases with some bugs like Silver Fish and Ants but bugs like Scorpions and Spiders love to take residency inside of our homes. I don’t know about you but I don’t want to share my home with a Black Widow or a Brown Recluse. I definitely don’t want to share my home with a Bark Scorpion or a centipede. That’s where Red Rock Pest Control comes in. We offer our Safer Barrier Technology. This means that we set up a pet and human friendly barrier around your home to protect you from bugs. Our professional pest specialist come to your home and customize a plan of action to keep you bug free. Its kinda of like locking the doors to bugs. Keeping your home pest free is our priority and making our customers feel safe is what we do. If you feel you are being invaded by unwanted pest, call Red Rock Pest Control today (702)-518-2580 and we will come to your home the same day to answer any questions or concerns you may have.