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Old 03-16-2009, 10:38 PM
 
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I'm coming out to Vegas in about 4 months, and I am concerned about the types of pests and bugs that are common in the area. I am coming from south GA, which is a completely different climate, so I don't know what to expect as far as what bugs are common there. I also have a small dog that is an indoor pet, but I'm worried about scorpions and other dangerous things I need to watch for. I'd really appreciate any advice anyone can give me. A side note -- I've always been deathly afraid of cockroaches...so could you all make my day and tell me they don't exist out there? LOL
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:19 AM
 
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No mosquitoes, fleas, snails, slugs, and you'll never see a scorpion inside of town. Roaches do exist, but there indistinguishable from people from L.A., so be careful with your spray!
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:29 AM
 
Location: Somewhere.
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I hate to tell you this, GoWest, but when it gets hot out here, the giant underground cockroaches come out, terrorizing the city, carting off small kids and pets. They will also take up residence on your favorite recliner, hogging the remote.
On the serious side, they will come into your home, hang around outside your home, but it's only during the hot months, which is mostly from May to October.
The german roaches are different. Those are the ones you find in many low-rent apts and homes. Furnished pets. But, never fear, Bugbully is here! Pest control is a wonderful thing. And it works very well for peace of mind.
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:46 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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You need a spray service monthly in the heat.

Nothing here will bother your dog. Less animal pests than in the south...

Dogs seem to like the heat mostly.
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Here and there, you decide.
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just remember to keep alot of water around for the furry one!
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:22 AM
 
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As far as pets are concerned, no one has yet mentioned coyotes and those are pretty big pests. Just received a picture of a coyote prowling a dog park in Summerlin. They wouldn't bother bigger dogs but little ones and cats could be in danger. And what about the occasional poisionous snake?
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:36 AM
 
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If you don't like spraying:

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Old 03-17-2009, 09:11 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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As far as pets are concerned, no one has yet mentioned coyotes and those are pretty big pests. Just received a picture of a coyote prowling a dog park in Summerlin. They wouldn't bother bigger dogs but little ones and cats could be in danger. And what about the occasional poisionous snake?
Coyotes do exist. But pretty much only in the ruralish areas or the golf courses. Generally don't come over the walls in walled areas. Coyote knows some of those walled areas have things that would eat a coyote.

I have yet to see a snake. Maybe up against the mountains or such. I actually have not even heard of one down on the flats. My dog ran a lot in the desert chasing rabbits and desert rats. He never raised one. Silly dog....never did figure out that the rabbits did not even need high gear to get away. The desert rats though were in trouble.
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I lived in Vegas for 10 years and never saw a snake or scorpion or any thing too scary. Just a few big roaches outside.I lived in NY for a long time and we had lots more bugs. I have heard of others having problems with scorpions in their house or apartment. Either they lived on the outskirts of town or in a new just built development.
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Desert Southwest
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Add black widow and brown recluse spiders, ants, and pegeons to your list of pest.
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