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More creepy crawlers due to recent Las Vegas weather

Posted at 11:28 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 19:14:56-04

As summer comes to an end and we approach the fall months, you may be noticing more bugs in and around your home.

James Hildebrand with Red Rock Pest Control says this season's monsoon can be to blame for the uptick in bugs around the Las Vegas valley.

"A lot of things thrive off the humidity out here, especially when it comes to bugs," said Hildebrand. "Bugs can go up to a year without feeding and just water alone so that's what they are looking for right now."

Hildebrand says bugs like ants, silverfish, cockroaches, centipedes, beetles and springtails are all more active with the moisture. They have a ripple effect on the scorpions because the scorpions eat a lot of those bugs.

"I've seen a lot of them (scorpions) with a roach in their mouth just feeding on them as I catch them," said Hildebrand.

And if the home next door to you recently started a professional pest control service, that could be another reason why you are seeing more at your home.

"If your neighbors are getting sprayed, tampering with their food source, they have to migrate so they are going to be coming to your hard," he said.

Red Rock Pest Control says most neighborhoods across town are having bug issues right now.