An In-Depth Guide to Common Las Vegas Pests

Las Vegas Pests

Nobody likes to see bugs in their house. Usually, when you see one bug in your home, others follow. Check out this quick guide on common bugs in Las Vegas, and how to get rid of them once and for all.

Common Bugs in Las Vegas

Fortunately, the desert climate in Las Vegas limits the number of creepy crawlies we have to deal with. We don’t, for example, see a lot of ticks or mosquitoes here, but we do have our own set of ugly, skittery critters. The top 10 most common pest infestations seen by homeowners in Las Vegas include:

Ants: These pests are everywhere. They breed with lightning speed and come in various types. If you see them in your house, they are likely looking for food. For the most part, they’re harmless, but some can chew up your wood and cause damage to your house. Prevent them from entering your home before they do by following these tips.


Termites: Termites are terrible. If you spot one of these vaguely ant-looking creatures in your house, it’s time to call in the cavalry and get them gone, fast.


Flies: Fruit flies are the smallest species of fly and thrive on decaying vegetation. Common houseflies can be dangerous because they spread bacteria after feeding on fecal or decaying matter.

Crickets: These are mainly harmless, but their chirping can drive you nuts in the middle of the night.


Cockroaches: These frequently disliked pests are challenging to get rid of once they get a foothold. Many can also carry diseases and breed like crazy. Call a professional for extermination before they get out of hand.


Spiders: Some spiders are very venomous and dangerous to humans. Some common toxic spiders include the brown recluse, hobo spider, and black house spider. Others can be harmless and primarily eat other bugs. Get rid of spiders in your home by following these simple tips.


Scorpions: The common house scorpion isn’t generally deadly, but you still wouldn’t want to get stung. For an in-depth guide on the 3 types of scorpions found in Las Vegas, read our blog here.


Bees and Wasps: Bees are dwindling in population, which is very bad for our ecology. If you have a beehive in your house, call a professional like Dr. Death Peast Control, and have it relocated instead of exterminated. Wasps, on the other hand, are the jerks of the insect kingdom. They set up shop in chimneys, vents, and other such places. They can be aggressive and sting multiple times. Get them exterminated if you find a nest and learn what to do if you do end up getting stung here. 

Bedbugs: Bedbugs are an epidemic these days. Though they are usually harmless, their bites can leave itchy welts behind.


Stink Bugs: Stink bugs don’t usually bite people. However, they do let off a horrible odor when they are killed or stressed. 

Stink Bugs

Why These Bugs Are Bad for Your Home

Some bugs like ants, stink bugs, and crickets are harmless. They’re usually just a nuisance but are helpful in indicating the presence of other insects. Many of which that bite, spread disease, and bacteria.

Getting Rid of Nevada Pests

If you have a bug infestation in your home, the best thing to do is call in the pros right away. It can be difficult to get rid of these pests on your own. For help getting rid of Nevada pests in your home, contact Dr. Death Pest Control today!

Currently only servicing Henderson and Boulder City.

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