Some local ants in Las Vegas.
Argentine Ant: Scientific name: Linepithema Humile.
They live near the food source, which their food preference are sweets such as honeydew, fruits juices and plant secretions, but will go for proteins (meat,insects,eggs) and fats and will attack small, vulnerable animals.
Fire Ants: Scientific: Solenopsis Invicta.
They typically nest outdoors in sunny areas of expose soil or lawns. Fire ant infestations may reach 30-100 single queens mounds per acre and containing up to 80,000 ants.
They prefer high-protein food, but will feed on almost any animal matter.
Odorous House Ants: Scientific name: Tapinoma sessile.
These ants colonies may contain up to 100,000 members with many queens. When indoors, odorous house ants prefer sweets during most of the warm season, but will eat high protein foods and greasy meats and cheese as dictated by colony requirements. Outdoors, they feed on honeydew, plants secretions and sometimes seeds and insects.
Common Bed Bug: Scientific name: Cimex lettularius Linnaeus
Bed Bugs and their close relatives in the insect order, Hemiptera (the true bugs) are universal pests of man and his domestic animals, as well as of bats, birds, and various other mammals. The sole food of bed bugs is the blood of warmblooded animals. Common names used for the bed bug include "mahogany flat", "chinch", and "red coat".
Honey bees: Scientific name : Apis mellifera Linnaeus
They can become a serious pest when it establishes a nest in or on a structure. The most serious problems result when a swarm of a wild bees locates a small opening or openings in an exterior wall, chimney, or behind some faulty flashing of a home, and then nests in a wall void or some other interior area.
Honey bees may be various shades of yellow, black, brown, or orange; with the head, antennae, legs, and a portion of the being dark. The body is covered with light colored hairs, thickest on top of the thorax. Workers bees are usually about 2/3 inches long. This is a social species with three adult castes queens(only one lays eggs in each colony), drones (males), and workers (sterile females). individual colonies may have 20-50,000 bees.
German Cockroach: Blattella germanica (Linnaeus)
This roach is the most economically important urban pest. It is the most common cockroach species in houses, departments, restaurants, hotel and other institutions throughout the United States. in some areas it may still be referred to as the "croton bug". This roach can be distinguished from other roaches by the two dark stripes on the pronotum.
Roof Rats: Scientific name: Rattus rattus
Norway Rat: : Scientific name: Rattus norvegicus
House Mouse: Scientific name: Mus musculus
Rats and Mice attack our food in the farms fields, orchards, and livestock facilities, during its processing, storage and transport, and while it is in our supermarkets, restaurants and homes. And what the rats and mice don't eat, they spoil by contaminating it with their urine, feces, or fur. The loss of food world wide to rodents is staggering.
Black Widow Spider: Scientific name: Latrodectus mactans
Male 1/8' (3-4 mm), female 3/8" (8-10 mm). Male's abdomen elongate with white and red markings on the sides. Female's abdomen almost spherical, usually with red hourglass mark below or with 2 transverse red marks separated by black. Legs of male much longer in proportion to the body than those of the female. Spider lings are orange, brown, and white, gaining more black at each molt. The female rarely leaves the web, stays close to the egg mass.She also stores sperm, producing more egg sacs without mating. Of all the spiders, the black widow is the most feared. The female's venom is especially poisonous to people. Despite its reputation, this spider often attempts to escape rather than bite, unless it is guarding an egg mass.Males do not bite. After mating, the female often eats the male, earning the name "widow".