January 12, 2022

Best Scorpion Pest Control Services to Keep Them Out of Your Home

Most scorpions that are either native or that have been introduced to the U.S. are found in the Southwest and Western states. They come in many sizes and colors but are usually pale gold or tan. The majority of them also come in at well under 2 inches in length, with most being an inch or less. They are commonly found in homes that have recently been built, that have recently had major yard work done, or that live in very rural and wooded areas. This is because scorpions live in brushy natural areas and anything that disturbs them and their habitat can cause them to seek out new shelter. And this usually ends up being in your home!


Understanding Scorpion and Human Interaction

There are so far a confirmed 90 species of scorpions that make their home in the United States. Thankfully, only one, the Arizona bark scorpion, has venom deadly enough to kill a human. However, the venom of any scorpion can be very painful and can still cause severe reactions and anaphylaxis in individuals sensitive to their sting. Even when a scorpion sting is not deadly, it is still very painful, so it is best to avoid them.

If you encounter a scorpion in or around your property, it is always best to proceed with caution. You can deal with the best yourself and get it out of your home by scooping the scorpion into a container of some kind and moving it outside. If you take this approach, however, be sure to wear protective clothing such as gloves and long sleeves. If you would rather not deal with the pest issues yourself, you can call a local professional exterminator for help.

One thing that is important to remember if you are dealing with scorpions on your property or in your home, is this- they are not doing it intentionally and are not coming after you and your family. They are just doing what comes naturally to them. They are looking for food, water, and shelter. If your yard and home provide these things then they will try to move in. Finding the best scorpion pest control services will depend on your unique situation and the approach that will work best for your specific needs.

How to Get Rid of Scorpions at Home

To help avoid up close and personal encounters with scorpions in and around your home these tips can help make your home less attractive to them and help keep them from invading your personal space:

  • Eliminate standing water. In the yard, make sure there are no long-standing puddles or leaks from outside faucets. Indoors, be sure to check regularly for water damage and leaking pipes that can give these pests easy water access.
  • Seal cracks and crevices around the home to make it harder for scorpions to get inside. Pay careful attention to gaps around doors and windows as well as plumbing and wiring entry points around the home’s exterior.
  • Inspect cabinets, closets, and other dark places on a regular basis. Scorpions want cool dry and dark places to hide, so these are prime hiding areas. Also, check your basement often if you have one as well.
  • Clear away plant matter from around the home, so there is a buffer between the house and any plants. Keep plants, debris, and mulch back from the home at least 4-6 inches if possible and keep firewood at least 20 feet away
  • Scorpions hunt and eat other small insects such as flies, moths, gnats, spiders, and crickets. You can help keep these pests away from your home by turning outdoor lights off, so scorpions are less tempted to settle in.

 

Trust the Experts to Know How to Get Rid of Scorpions at Home

If you have tried as many of these steps as you can and are still dealing with scorpions getting into your home, then it is time to call the local pros. Your professional exterminator will know the best products to use to eliminate scorpions and to deter them from getting too up close and personal with your family. Call them today for an on-site consultation and see what they recommend so you can take back your home and say goodbye to annoying scorpion pests for good!

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