Scorpions can be found all over the Las Vegas Valley. There are at least 25 known documented species and three of these species are commonly found roaming inside our homes. Scorpions have a painful sting and in some cases, can be fatal, most especially for the elderly and young children. Scorpions are considered to be one of the harder pests to control and often require professional assistance combined with the homeowner’s efforts. Pre-Empt Pest Control will share how to identify the common scorpion species and what you can do to control them around your home.
Scorpions; Residency in Las Vegas, NV
There are many different species of scorpions roaming around Las Vegas. However, there are two species that make their presence known. The top two scorpion species found roaming around Las Vegas homes are the Arizona bark scorpion and the stripetail scorpion. Both of these species are frequently found inside homes. However, it is the Bark or Arizona Bark scorpion that has the more harmful venom. When you have a major scorpion problem it is important to know which species is overwhelming your home.
The Arizona bark scorpion is a semi-social scorpion and has been found in large communities. When you see one Arizona Bark scorpion, you can assume others are nearby. The Arizona Bark scorpion can grow up to three inches in length and are light brown in color. The Arizona Bark scorpion also has a thin and curvy tail. The Stripetail scorpion is more robust than the Arizona Bark scorpion. They are also easily identified by the distinct stripe that goes down their tail. The stripetail scorpion can also grow around three inches in length.
Where Do Scorpions Live In & Outside Your House?
Both Arizona bark and stripetail scorpions will seek out food, water, and shelter. They like to hide under rocks and debris and particularly like damp places. When they invade inside the home, they will hide underneath furniture or any dark place they can find. One of the biggest draws for scorpions is the need for water. Scorpions can go a month without food but require water much more frequently. When scorpions invade it is often to find water. You will frequently find scorpions in the kitchen or bathroom near the sink or other leaky plumbing.
What Attracts Scorpions?
When seeking to control scorpions, your first step is to eliminate all water sources. Another major step to reduce or eliminate scorpions is to remove potential food sources which can be a bit tricky. Scorpions feed on smaller insects, spiders and even other scorpions. In order to prevent feeding scorpions, you must control other pests. Keeping insects, spiders and other scorpions away from your home can be tricky. However, by working on controlling other pests, you will help reduce scorpions.
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When there is a current scorpion problem around your home, you may want to seek professional pest control services. Not just any pesticide will work against scorpions. It requires professional quality formulas designed to treat scorpions. There are a number of different scorpion traps you can use to help reduce population. Sticky traps or scorpion traps can be used to control or help draw out scorpions that are roaming about and trap them. These traps are pesticide free and are more of an environmentally friendlier option. If you find you have a major scorpion problem and need help controlling them along with other pests, contact Pre-Empt Pest Control today.