I Found Scorpions in My Home. Now What?
In this article, we discuss what to do when you spot scorpions in your home. Did you know that 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 scorpions in your home, it is important to have an experienced pest control 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. 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.
We get asked a lot about how to get rid of scorpions naturally, and while we totally appreciate the DIY approach, our answer is always to call us. Google searching “what to do when you spot scorpions in your home” can provide insightful information like what’s contained in this blog post, sure.
However, hiring a scorpion pest control company like ours is our #1 recommended solution to finding a scorpion in your home.
I Found A Scorpion In My House Are There More
This sounds like a bad movie title, but it’s something many residents in the Las Vegas area find themselves saying. If you find yourself using this phrase at some point, the first thing you need to do is ensure that everyone in the house is safe, particularly children and pets.
Avoid provoking the scorpion as this may lead to a sting, which could be dangerous, particularly if you are allergic to its venom. It is also essential to keep calm and avoid panicking as this could also provoke the scorpion.
Can you kill a scorpion with a shoe? We don’t recommend it. You might just end up provoking it further and making a situation go from bad to worse.
Is it bad luck to kill a scorpion? Well, as understanding as we are of all cultures and belief systems, the real bad luck is getting stung by a scorpion. Scorpions in your home is a serious matter and keeping your home and family protected should be your priority.
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.
We highly recommend you contact us immediately. Attempting to get rid of scorpions on your own can be dangerous and result in injury.
At Tri-X Pest Management we’ve been dealing with scorpions for over 20 years. We know their habits and the fastest, most effective ways to protect your home. We are licensed, insured, and provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee on our scorpion pest control service.
Here’s What To Do When You Find A Scorpion In Your Home
- Don’t panic. Scorpions generally aren’t going to attack unless provoked.
- Sweep the scorpion into a dustpan or broom without having to touch it.
- Lay glue traps around your home to catch any other scorpions that may be present.
- Carefully use pesticides if necessary, making sure to follow directions and safety precautions outlined on the product label.
- If the above items are not up your alley or you want the job done right, call us. We’ll come inspect the situation for free, remove the scorpions, and implement preventative measures to protect your home ongoing.
Don’t DIY or Settle For Less, Get Tri-X
So now you know what to do when you spot scorpions in your home. We know where scorpions frequent and nest, and we tailor our service to your home. Our trained team of scorpion pest control specialists uses inspection and control techniques to target scorpions at their source, where they nest and breed.
Your family, quality of life, and safety come first with us, which is why we provide safety tips and information on scorpions and stings. We’re licensed, insured, and provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee on our services. We treat your home and family as if it were our own and offer the most competitive pricing in Las Vegas.
Don’t panic, put the shoe down, and give us a call. We look forward to serving you soon!