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Pest control says scorpions and other pests hiding out in Las Vegas homes for the winter

Posted: 6:59 AM, Nov 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-13 13:24:49-05

The weather is getting colder, but that means you could have unwelcome guests hiding inside your home. Scorpions, rodents, and other pests do not like the cold, so they'll often come inside your home during the winter where they can stay warm.  

13 Action News met up with a pest control service who tells us there is a big misconception that insects, like cockroaches, and scorpions die out in the winter.  

"Even though you may not see as many bugs, they're still there," says Bryan Hurt, with EcoGen Pest Control. "By not maintaining control over them, you're going to have a bigger problem when it warms up." 

Here's some things you can do to protect your home this winter: 

  • Ensure all entry points of your home are closed off. Scorpions and cockroaches can enter through the tiniest crack. A good rule of thumb is if you can see daylight through an entry point, you'll need to seal it.  
  • Make sure trees and foliage are trimmed away from your home. Rodents and pests can jump from branches to your home. Experts suggest you trim trees about eight feet away from the home.