DID YOU KNOW? The hot Las Vegas desert is home to 25 different species of scorpions, all of which are venomous. The most venomous scorpion though, is the Arizona Bark Scorpion which can administer a neurotoxin through its sting. Any time that you have venomous pests in your home, it is important to have a pest management company there to make sure that your children and pets are safe from being stung. Although most scorpion stings are not fatal, they can warrant a trip to the emergency room in the case of young children under the age of eighteen months and the elderly.
How common are scorpions in Nevada?
Scorpions are nocturnal, which means that you may not really see them unless they make their way into your home and you happen to turn on a light in the middle of the night to see one skulking around your kitchen. In fact, it is possible to live in Nevada and not see a scorpion for years at a time. That is because, like most animals in the wild, they don’t really want to be bothered by humans. The only reason they make their way into your home is in search of food and water, which we have a lot of. You see, our homes have food and provide cool, dark shelter for other insects like cockroaches and crickets which are the main food source for scorpions.
Las Vegas has very mild winters which means that young scorpions and their food sources survive easily meaning that when Summer rolls around, there will be a lot of scorpion sightings in the Summer. Areas of the Las Vegas Valley that are closer to desert landscapes tend to see a lot of scorpion activity. This is also their home, after all.
What to do when you spot a scorpion on your property?
What should you do if you spot a scorpion on your property? Well. if you spot one, there are probably six or seven more in hiding because scorpions travel in packs. First, you should make sure that physically prevent any scorpions from entering your home through cracks unsealed entry ways. Then call Tri-X Pest Management to come inspect and spray your property so that any pest infestation of your home can be handled by professionals.
Have you seen scorpions in or around your home?
If you’re experiencing issues with scorpions on your property, contact our team of experienced pest management experts. We can evaluate your situation and execute a strategy to keep you safe and protected from unwanted pests.