When the temperatures rise during our Nevada summers, you might be surprised that you and bugs have something in common: Both people and bugs seek water and cooler environments.

Unfortunately, many times that cooler climate is in your home or business!

As spring rolls into summer, Preventive Pest always sees an uptick in the number of calls we receive. This article will teach you the signs that you have an infestation and what to do to try to prevent it before it occurs.

Stopping Pests Before They Visit

Ants, crickets, and scorpions are three of the most common unwelcome pest guests that we see every summer. One of the best ways to make your home less inviting is to keep a meticulously clean kitchen. Try not to leave leftover foods out at night or dirty dishes in the sink. While pests seek cooler climates indoors, they are also attracted to that yummy baked on lasagna pan that’s been soaking in your sink.

Keep your floors clean, as well, giving all the nooks and crannies a good cleaning each week. If you’re still having problems, call us.

Bug Proofing Your Home This Summer

One of the benefits of partnering with Preventive Pest is that we know exactly how to spot the signs of pest infestation before it becomes a problem. When we inspect a property, we’re looking for small holes on the outside that looks like an open invitation for creepy crawlies to come inside.

For example, checking the garage door seal is a really important part of these walk-throughs. Is the “lip” of your garage door flush with the ground? Does your commercial building have gaps where the HVAC pipes come inside? If any of these issues occur, you’ll eventually start to notice small creatures, including scorpions

and mice, one step closer to your living room or office kitchen. It’s only a matter of time before they come inside, so call us and we’ll do a walk around to look for potential trouble spots.

Another tip is to keep your shrubs tightly trimmed and toss any yard debris around your home. However, if you’re doing this work yourself, please wear gloves and be careful. Snakes and scorpions will curl up under yard debris, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for any unexpected surprises.

Whether it’s pigeons, mice, scorpions, or bedbugs, Preventive Pest can take a tour of your home or office, and then determine a treatment plan that is perfect to take care of what’s been bugging you. We know summer is a busy time, so if you see any signs of an infestation, it’s always best to call us right away.

Preventive Pest is your Las Vegas pest control company with a comprehensive set of tools to eliminate infestations and control future pests. Our job is to actively partner with our clients to meticulously monitor a location to keep pest control problems from occurring. We can help you fight back against some of the toughest critters – from bed bugs to scorpions to termites. Contact us.