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Occasional Pest: Crickets, Earwigs, and Silverfish

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Common Occasional Invader Pests

Fortified Pest Management of Las Vegas, Nevada takes care of the occasional invaders that intrude on businesses and homes locally and in surrounding areas. The occasional pest invaders that are common to our desert are crickets, earwigs and silverfish. If any of these pests intrude into your building, Fortified Pest Management can exterminate the infestation and provide control services to minimize future invasions.

Where Do Earwigs Live & Do They Bite?

Earwig pests infiltrating homes or businesses in Las Vegas are relatively harmless, but if they feel threatened they will try to intimidate their assailant by executing a slight pinch with their forceps. Earwigs typically prefer the outdoors but will venture indoors in search of food, water and shelter. They prefer cool and moist places such as bathrooms and laundry rooms. Earwigs get their name from an Old English word meaning “ear insect” due to the superstition that they would seek retreat in a person’s ear to lay their eggs in the brain.

Are Silverfish Harmful? What Causes Them?

Silverfish often cross the threshold of commercial or residential properties in the Greater Las Vegas Area. They are closely related to firebrats, appearing very similar as well as sharing similar habits and preferences to food. Theses occasional invaders usually come into buildings in search of carbohydrates and protein. They are attracted to glue, wallpaper, wallpaper glue, book binding, photographs, paper, starch, cotton, linen, and rayon fabrics, wheat flour, cereals, dried meats, leather, and dead insects. Though silverfish are a major nuisance and inconvenience, they are generally not harmful to people and pets.

Cricket Jumping & Sounds

Crickets are obnoxious pests that can keep you awake all night with their songs. A cricket’s size varies depending on its species, but they range between 1-2 inches in length. Crickets also range in different levels of blacks, reds, greens and browns in color. Most cricket species have two pairs of membranous wings and flattened bodies. Despite having wings they are flightless. Instead they jump in jerky, unpredictable movements which can be quite startling. Crickets also have one pair of antenna or feelers that aid them in detecting movement of potential prey and finding food. It’s important not to store stacks of cardboard such as moving boxes in your home. Crickets are attracted to the cardboard and spiders are attracted to the crickets which can cause an even bigger pest problem!

Occasional Invader Pest Control

If you have any of these occasional invaders intruding on your commercial or residential property in the Las Vegas, Nevada Valley, contact Fortified Pest Management and let our specialists provide you with our valuable services.