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  • About Us

    • Do you keep any insects/spiders?
    • What’s the most poisonous pest?
      The desert brown recluse. Bites are rare, however they are highly venomous. Their venom is a necrotoxin which means it destroys tissue cells.
    • What’s the most interesting pest?
      The most interesting pest in Las Vegas are scorpions. You can find scorpion infestations by searching for them at night with a blacklight. They glow because of proteins close to the surface of their exoskeleton. We offer exclusion services to help reduce an infestation immediately and help determine the source of the problem.
    • What’s the worst pest?
      Hands-down, bed bugs. They spread disease, create infestations that are difficult and tedious to eliminate. Bed bug elimination is one of the most expensive pest control services.
    • What are people worried about the most when they first contact you (safety, cost, damage)?
      My customer’s main concerns are the cost of pest control services and safety of their families and pets.
    • What makes you different from any other pest control company?
      Our unprecedented customer service, guaranteed treatments with no contracts and one-hour time windows for all appointments.
    • What qualifications do you need to excel in pest control?
      Pest control in Las Vegas is a competitive industry. Excellent customer service, reliable technicians, good driving practices, and effective pest control treatments are the key to a successful pest control career.
    • What qualifications do you need to do professional pest control?
      There are multiple State-issued licenses through the department of agriculture that are mandatory for operation of equipment and application of pesticides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • What do you like most about it?
      Entomology has always fascinated me. Studying bugs and understanding their behavior has enabled me to more effectively diagnose and treat a variety of pest problems. This also helps me to improve the quality of life for my customers, which is the most fulfilling part of my job.
    • What led you to enter the pest control industry?
      I’ve always wanted to help improve the quality of life for people experiencing challenges or problems. I also have a fascination with bugs and other pests. Becoming a pest control professional has allowed me to combine my life’s interests into a successful business.
  • Ants

    • What kinds of ants do we have in Las Vegas?
      There are several types of ants in Las Vegas, including Argentine Ants, Southern Fire Ants, Black Harvester Ants, Carpenter Ants, and Odorous Ants. Although each species of ant poses different risks, the most common are the Argentine Ants.
    • Are ants dangerous to people?
      Ants generally do not pose a health risk, but they do have the ability to contaminate food or other areas of your household by carrying dirt and debris into your home. Some types of ants, such as fire ants, will bite when feeling threatened. This can be dangerous for small pets or children. Other ants, such as carpenter ants, can even cause structural damage to your home by tunneling through your walls to build their nest.
    • How do I stop ants from getting in the house?
      The best way to keep ants from entering your home is to seal off cracks, holes, or other places that allow ants to get in. You should also remove all debris and overgrown foliage from around your home that could be used as a bridge for ants to enter your home. Store all food in sealed containers or in the refrigerator and keep surfaces in and around your home clean.
    • What attracts ants to your home?
      Ants are generally attracted to food and moisture in your home. If you tend to leave food out or have a leaky pipe or faucet, you’re more likely to experience an ant infestation. Ants are also drawn to areas that could provide nesting areas for the colony.
  • Bed Bugs

    • Can I use insecticides on bed bugs?
      DIY solutions for bed bugs typically do not work. Eliminating bed bugs is an extensive process that must be done properly to ensure they are eliminated. Fischer’s Pest Control guarantees our work and can save you a lot of time and headache.
    • Do bedbugs only live in beds?
      While commonly found in mattresses, bed bugs can be found in many areas. In furniture such as sofa or chair cushions, behind outlets, in cracks and crevices around baseboards, behind picture frames and many more places.
  • Bees

    • How do you know if I have Africanized honey bees?
      Our trained Las Vegas bee control experts will be able to distinguish between Africanized bees or a standard European honey bee by the behavior of the swarm. Africanized honey bees are more aggressive in nature. However, it’s not always easy to tell the difference without a trained eye. When you see a swarm around your home, stay away from the hive and contact our office as soon as possible.
    • What should I do if bees come into my home?
      If a swarm of bees enters your home, you should call a bee control specialist immediately. Make sure you, your family, and your pets avoid the area and do your best not to disturb the swarm until help arrives. Bees will sting if they feel threatened, so you should move to a safe location until the bees can be taken care of.
    • Can bees cause damage to my house?
      Bee colonies can consist of thousands of bees and can put substantial strain on walls, chimneys, roofs, or other areas of your house where they choose to nest over time. The weight caused by the bees themselves, along with their hive, honeycombs, and waste, can result in a roof caving in, a wall buckling, or other structural damage. If you have a bee problem, contact a pest control expert as soon as possible to avoid damage to your home.
    • A swarm of bees landed on a tree in my yard. Will they go away on their own?
      A swarm of bees are most likely searching for a new place to live because their previous hive was threatened or they simply outgrew it. There is usually too much activity around a home for bees to want to build a hive, but there is always a chance that they will try to nest near your home. However, avoid the urge to kill or trap the bees. If they do not leave after a few hours, it’s time to contact an experienced bee control professional.
    • How do I know if I have a bee swarm or a bee hive?
      A bee swarm is generally smaller than a hive and appears as a dense ball of bees. A swarm will only stay in one place for a few days to a week, while a hive is more permanent. A hive is larger in size with a visible white or yellow honeycomb seen underneath the bees. A hive tends to have more of an oblong shape.
  • Preventative Pest Control

    • Can I Get Rid of Pests with Over-the-Counter Methods?
      Unfortunately, the generic sprays and powders you find at your local grocery store or hardware store are simply not powerful enough to stop even single pests from invading, let alone whole colonies. You will likely only end up wasting a lot of time and money if you try to take this route. To get rid of an entire infestation, always speak to professionals like our team at Fischer’s Pest Control, who can provide superior baits, pesticides, and monitor stations.
    • When is the best time for preventative pest control?
      A cool, air-conditioned home can be inviting to pests during hot Las Vegas summers, so it’s a good idea to implement a preventative pest plan before the hottest months roll around. However, our annual pest protection plans are meant to guard your home against unwanted insects, rodents, and other pests all year long. To schedule a home or office evaluation, you can reach us at 702-815-7894 or simply fill out our convenient online form, and we will contact you as soon as possible.
    • How much does preventative pest control cost?
      The cost of professional pest control and prevention will vary based on the size of your property and if you already have a pest problem. You may require extermination services in addition to preventative pest control. To get an accurate idea of how much preventative pest control will cost for your needs, contact the Fischer’s Pest Control team to schedule a FREE estimate!
    • What does your preventative pest program implementation look like?
      Our preventative pest protection plans include a full evaluation of your home or office to identify problem areas, helping to close off ways that pests can get in, and spraying safe pesticides around doors, windows, and other high-risk areas. Indoor-approved repellents and strategic organization of your property will help prevent pest infestations. You can also contact us between visits if you suspect any issues. We also use baits and granules around wet and dry soil, apply dust pesticides into cracks and crevices and use monitoring glue boards where needed.
    • How can I prevent pests from entering my home?
      The best thing you can do to prevent pests from entering your home is to seal all cracks and holes in walls, doorways, and windows. Pests are notorious for finding ways into homes, so it’s crucial to stay on top of potential entryways. Additionally, you can work with a Professional Pest Control Company to monitor potential pest problems.
    • Is There Anything I Can Do to Prevent Pest Infestations?
      There are plenty of things you can do to make your space less attractive to pests. One of the most crucial methods is keeping all food and drink sealed, so pests will not be attracted to the food. Keeping your space clean (particularly moist or contaminated areas like the garbage can or near the toilet) will keep pests at bay too.
  • Roaches

    • What is the lifespan of a cockroach?
      If roaches have a food and water supply and are left undisturbed, they have been known to live anywhere from 1-2 years. However, there are environmental factors and other conditions that can affect the lifespan of a roach.
    • Are cockroaches harmful?
      Cockroaches are known as pests because they can be harmful to people, particularly if you have a large infestation. Roaches are likely to carry bacteria and pathogens because they often live in unsanitary areas, including sewers, bathrooms, and garbage bins. These pathogens can cause diseases, such as diarrhea and colera, and viral outbreaks. It’s always best to eliminate cockroaches immediately before an infestation becomes worse.
    • What attracts cockroaches to my home?
      Cockroaches are generally attracted to accessible food and grease, including leftovers sitting on your counter, food in your trash cans, dirty dishes left in the sink, grease around the stove and crumbs dropped on the floor. Cockroaches are also attracted to moisture, so keep an eye out for leaky pipes or damp areas. These are some reasons roaches may be coming into your home.
    • What kind of cockroaches do we have in Las Vegas?
      There are several different types of cockroaches found in Las Vegas and throughout Southern Nevada. These include the German Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach, and American Cockroach. The most difficult to eradicate is the German Cockroach, which can vary in color (tan to almost black) and size (.50 – .63 inches in length), and reproduces faster than other types of roaches.
    • Is it possible to get rid of roaches and keep them from coming back?
      Cockroaches can be eliminated from your home or office. However, reinfestations can occur depending on several factors, including the particular type of roach, where you home or business is located, and the condition of the building. In addition to indoor cockroach control, regular outdoor monthly treatments are recommended to reduce the chances of reinfestations.
  • Rodents

    • What kind of rats do we have in Las Vegas?

      The Norway rat is common in Las Vegas. It’s easily identifiable due to its large size and aggressive nature. The pest can grow to be nearly 9 inches in length or up to 18 inches including the tail! The Norway rat has coarse dark brown fur that is lighter on the belly.

      The roof rat is several inches smaller than the Norway rat and has black, shiny fur. The ears are large and mostly hairless, and they have pointy noses. The tail of the rat is usually longer than its body. The roof rat is also nocturnal and tends to burrow for shelter.

      Las Vegas is also home to field mice and house mice. Both rodents are much smaller than the two rats found in the area but can still cause problems for residents. Their smaller size, speed, and climbing abilities make it easy for these mice to find access to homes.

      The Most Common Rodents in Las Vegas

      • Norway Rat. This rat is very destructive. It is a large at, weighing up to one pound, and is considerably long compared to other rats. These rats are scavengers and are attracted to cluttered areas and love garbage. Although there are not a lot of problems with this type of rat in the Las Vegas area, they still have been seen on occasion. These rats can breed very quickly, so when one is seen, action should be taken to exterminate the rodent.
      • Roof Rats. The Roof Rat first appeared in the Las Vegas Valley area around 1990. It is believed that they made it to the area on imported palm trees. These rats are small and have a much longer tail in comparison to a Norway Rat, but are still very destructive. Roof Rats are more prone to eating natural foods like fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts, but they have been known to dig through garbage when food is scarce. Roof Rats have been a large problem in the Las Vegas area because they breed rapidly. Each female rat can have eight babies each litter, and can have up to six litters a year.
      • Field Mice. These small mice live in the fields or on farms where they can easily access vegetation to eat. Field mice, however, are omnivores and will eat meat or anything else they determine is safe to eat. Field mice are known to burrow into the ground to get to a food source. Field mice have litters of babies that can easily exceed 14 each time. Stopping the population is necessary because offspring can start reproducing within 8 weeks of birth.
    • Do you eliminate rats inside as well as outside the home?
      Yes, Fischer’s Pest Control can eliminate your rodent infestation inside your home or business as well as the outside area.
    • Can I use over-the-counter remedies to eliminate rats?
      These products are typically not aggressive enough to combat a rodent infestation. With Fischer’s Pest Control, you’ll get guaranteed results.
    • Why are rodents considered dangerous?

      Rats and rodents can carry diseases and parasites that are harmful to humans. You and your family could be at risk of catching these diseases through exposure to rodent feces and urine. They can also bring in bacteria and germs by walking over counters and other surfaces after foraging in unsanitary conditions.


      Having rats in your home can be very dangerous. Not only can they cause extensive damage to the home itself, they create health hazards. Rats and mice leave urine and droppings everywhere they scurry. These contaminates have been associated with:

      • Plague
      • Typhus
      • Salmonella
      • Rat Bite Fever
      • Leptospirosis
      • Allergies from fur
      • Asthma
      • Flea infestations
      • Other bacterial infections
    • Why are Las Vegas mice & rats so hard to catch?

      Rats are remarkably adaptable vermin and notoriously hard to catch. They are small creatures that can slip in and out of small holes, crevices, and cracks in your home that you may have never even noticed. They’re also quick, alert, and always on the move.

      Generally, laying traps isn’t enough to completely rid your property of mice or rats. It’s essential to get to the root of the problem―find how they accessed your home or business and where they are nesting. If you fail to do that, you are just treating the symptoms and not the cause of the infestation. Also, mice will quickly learn to avoid mouse traps altogether if you aren’t strategic with where you place them.

    • What attracts rodents and rats?
      The main thing that attracts rodents to your home is a food source. Additionally, rats will look for a place where they can nest and breed. Rodents prefer clutter and unclean areas because it provides them with a place to hide. Rodents will nest indoors or outdoors, so it is important to also keep the outside of your home uncluttered and clean as well as the inside.
    • How do I know I have a rodent or rat infestation?

      As pest specialists, we know what signs to look for when inspecting your property for a rat or rodent infestation. But to the untrained eye, it could be harder to know what type of pest you’re dealing with. Here are some signs to look for if you think you may have a mouse or rat problem:

      • Holes in the walls or entryways
      • Rodent feces or urine in corners, under sinks, or other hidden areas
      • Rustling noises in the walls or ceiling
      • Chewing or gnawing marks on food containers

      Of course, if you see a mouse or rat in your home or business, you can be sure there are others nearby. Working with rat and mice pest control experts in Las Vegas will ensure you find the source of the problem, eliminate the issue quickly and safely, and prevent future rodent or rat infestations.

  • Scorpions

    • Where do scorpions hide in my home or business?

      Since scorpions like to hide away from the sun, homes and businesses are ideal places for them to find hiding places both indoors and outdoors. Here are the most common hiding places where you might find scorpions in your home or business:

      • Garden and landscaping plants: Scorpions also prefer areas that provide some moisture, especially in the extreme desert heat of Las Vegas. Because plants need to be watered regularly, there’s usually an accumulation of moisture where they grow – typically a yard or garden. Before doing yard work or mowing the lawn, look carefully for any movement that could potentially be a scorpion. Always wear close-toed shoes and gloves when working and be cautious in darker, damper areas.
      • Near swimming pools: Scorpions are also naturally drawn to water, so pools and outdoor drains are a favorite spot for these little pests to gather. Keep your pools chemically treated and well-lit at all times to deter scorpions from getting too close. Check the pool water and surrounding areas carefully before jumping in and shake out damp towels, articles of clothing before using.
      • Garages or basements: The most easily accessible parts of your home or business include the garage and basement because entry points are not always sealed and walls may lack insulation. If you suspect your neighborhood may have scorpions, it’s a good practice to keep the garage or basement well-lit and always wear shoes while in these areas. You can also use a black light to regularly scan for scorpions as they glow in the dark using this method.
      • Underneath sinks: The areas underneath sinks or vanities both in the kitchen and in bathrooms are ideal hiding places for scorpions in Las Vegas. These enclosed spaces are dark, damp, and hidden from the rest of the room, so it’s one of the first places they’ll go if they’re able to get into the house. The best thing you can do to prevent this is to keep the area under your sink clean and organized and check it regularly using a black light.
      • Showers and bathtubs: Showers and bathtubs offer the same attraction as swimming pools to scorpions with the bonus of being in an air-conditioned house. If scorpions can get inside your home, this is a common area you may find them. Be sure to check the tub and shake out the shower curtain before use.
      • Inside shoes: If you have shoes lying around that you don’t often wear, it can be a very attractive hiding spot for a scorpion. Before reaching for that pair of shoes and slipping them on, try shining a light into the shoes or carefully turning them over. To prevent scorpions from hiding in your shoes, keep them in a sealed bag or shoebox.
      • Dark drawers or shelves: Drawers and shelves in a dark and quiet part of a home or business can be perfect shelters for scorpions avoiding the heat of the day. Scorpions can live for months without any food or water, and so they may stay settled in a dim, discreet area for some time. Try to keep everything organized, clean, and well-lit to prevent scorpions and other bugs from infesting these areas.
      • Laundry rooms and closets: Laundry rooms and closets often accumulate clothing piles, creating a perfect den for scorpions to hide in. Always fold your clothes after washing and do your laundry often to avoid having laundry in one area for an extended time. Carefully shake the clothing out before folding and putting them away.
    • I have scorpions in my home. What should I do?
      Make note of where you have seen them so far, but do not continue to hunt for scorpions on your property. Doing so could be dangerous, and you can safely assume that there are many more if you found one. The best option for removing scorpions is to contact the Las Vegas pest control professionals at Fischer’s Pest Control. They’ll have the equipment and training to get it done safely and effectively.
    • How do you find scorpions on your property? When do scorpions come out of hiding?
      Scorpions are most active at night because this is when their prey is most active. However, as soon as the light comes on, they scurry away into hiding. The best way to find scorpions is with a black light. Scorpions have an enzyme within their bodies that glows when it is hit with black light. This tool can make them easy to find, but removing them can be much more difficult. Contact the professional scorpion removal specialists at Fischer’s Pest Control instead.
    • How do scorpions get in the house?
      Bark scorpions and stripe-tailed scorpions can be quite small and slip through surprisingly narrow cracks and gaps in your home’s entryways. Giant hairy scorpions have more trouble squeezing in but are very good at finding holes that can get them into uninsulated walls and flooring. It can be very challenging to find where pests gain entry to your home or business. That’s why you should contact Fischer’s Pest Control for scorpion control in Las Vegas.
    • How do I avoid having scorpions in and around the home?
      Since scorpions eat other bugs, the best way to keep them out is to eliminate their food source. Regular monthly pest control service which keeps bugs away will also help to prevent scorpions. Call Fischer’s Pest Control today to find out how our guaranteed prevention service can help you stay scorpion-free.
    • Can scorpions climb walls?
      Of the three most common types of Nevada scorpions, bark scorpions and striped tail scorpions are excellent climbers. Giant hairy scorpions are less capable climbers and tend to stay at ground level.  Unfortunately, this means that the smaller bark and striped tail scorpions can get just about anywhere in your home once they’re inside, and the larger, more intimidating giant hairy scorpion is most likely to be on the floor. Contact Fischer’s Pest Control to learn about how to keep scorpions away from your home or business with our guaranteed preventative care.
  • Spiders

    • What attracts spiders to my home?
      Spiders are attracted to your home if they see a potential food source and a safe place to live. If you have a lot of clutter in your house or places where spiders can hide, you are more likely to experience a spider problem. You should also do your best to eliminate their food source from your home, which are other insects from your house such as ants, cockroaches and crickets.
    • Are spiders dangerous? Which ones?
      Some spiders have venom that contains dangerous enzymes that can affect humans and pets if bit. Particularly, the Black Widow and Brown Recluse are both venomous and pose a threat to you and your family. Seek medical care immediately if you suspect you were bit by one of these spiders.
    • What kinds of spiders are common in Las Vegas?
      Common spiders you might see in Las Vegas include the Wolf Spider, Camel Spider, Black Widow, and Brown Recluse. Unfortunately, the most common spiders found in Nevada include two of the most dangerous spiders in the country.