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Preventive Pest Control Offers Free Commercial Pest Inspection

Pests may be exactly what’s bugging your business. Did you know Preventive Pest Control offers a free commercial pest inspection for businesses in the Las Vegas area?   Our company works closely with hospitality, healthcare, housing, and other commercial businesses to ensure they pass all health code inspections for a pest-free and safe operation. We use best practice scientific methods to assess and respond to commercial pest problems, and we do this work discreetly and professionally.   What are the kinds of situations and treatments that we can help your business with? Let’s look at the top two most common pests that are plaguing the Las Vegas business community.   Las Vegas Bed Bugs   One of the most difficult situations to treat is actually from one of the smallest pests we see – the common bed bug. Bed bugs are, literally, almost everywhere in our city, and every other city on the planet. That’s because, while they were eradicated completely in this country in the 50s and 60s, airline travel has brought these little visitors to a business near you. The pesticides we used to use were very toxic to humans, and have been eradicated in this country. The end result is that bed bugs have returned with a vengeance. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) did a national survey that showed bed bugs are increasing in:  ...

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Are Bed Bugs Bugging You?

Preventive Pest Control receives a lot of calls from Las Vegas residents who are very concerned that they have a bed bug problem. While it’s certainly not something they would bring up at the neighborhood potluck, you would be shocked to know just how many people you’re in contact with every day that are struggling to control an outbreak.   While bed bugs can certainly make your skin crawl, the truth is that they actually cannot transmit any diseases to your or your family. But that’s really the only good news we can report, because bed bugs are very hard to eradicate, and they are spreading all over the world.   Bed Bugs Fly First Class   The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) points out a simple fact in their 2013 Bugs Without Borders Survey:  We thought we had eradicated bed bugs in the 50s. But EPA regulations eliminated some the hazardous chemicals that we used to use to kill these pesky pests.   Traditionally, these critters lived happily in developing countries, and were simply not a problem here. With airline travel increasing, bed bugs began hitching rides back to the U.S., where they have rapidly taken up residence again in our homes, hotels, and other facilities where humans cohabitate.   The Center for Disease Control (CDC) says bed bugs are, “small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on...

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