Las Vegas Scorpions
Although scorpions are thought of as having a deadly sting, cases of death by scorpion in the United States are extremely rare. But the presence of these pests on your property needs to be taken seriously.
Some people are allergic to the venom scorpions carry and may experience:
• Substantial pain
• Numbness in the area of the sting
• Difficulty breathing
• Convulsions (in rare cases)
• General discomfort and uneasiness
Important: If you are stung by a scorpion and there is the slightest indication of any of these unwanted side effects, seek immediate medical care.
Las Vegas Scorpions tend to be most active at night especially if the temperature rises above 70 degrees. This is when they are the most dangerous and pose the biggest threat to your health and well being. During the day you’ll find them anywhere is it cool and moist. This includes under rocks and bricks, in wood (particularly fire wood), bricks, logs and in the bark of trees.
Most scorpions have the same basic features and are easily identifiable. Look for their lobster-like bodies, long tails and segmented abdomens. They can be brown, black, gray or green in color.
All EnviroSafe technicians are fully trained to deal with the safe removal of scorpions. And like with other pests, once these pests are removed from your property, our technicians will inspect the area looking for any situations that are encouraging these pests to return including damaged window screens, loose fitting doors and windows, tree branches and shrubs that provide scorpions access to your roof and ground-level trash cans in cluttered areas (it’s best to place your trash and recycle bins on a platform at least six inches from the ground).
We highly recommend that you do not try to kill or remove scorpions from your property. In fact, it’s best not to disturb them at all. Their removal requires a trained technician with the knowledge of the different species as very specific methods of removal may be needed.