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!
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.
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:
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!