Scorpion Infestations – What Should You Do?
Scorpions Are Resilient
Scorpions are one of the most resilient pests aside from cockroaches in the Las Vegas area, scorpions do not respond to normal pest treatments like many other insects so they require specialized treatments to exterminate. One myth is that scorpions are normally only found in homes on the outer edges of the desert, or in new construction, this myth is false. Even in home developments that are mature, scorpions can flourish, and even when there hasn’t been a scorpion problem in years past, it only takes one scorpion hitching a ride in to create a problem for many people.
Hiring a Pest Control Company That Specializes in Scorpion Treatments
As mentioned above, scorpions don’t respond to normal pest treatments, so scorpions take extra work and treatments to control. Typically exterior treatments work to control scorpions, but hiring a scorpion specialist can mean the difference in scorpions getting into your home, or staying outside where they belong. Scorpion specialists will inspects the exterior of your home to identify probably entry points, and make recommendations such as trimming bushes and vegetation back from the home to prevent easy access. A though scorpion treatment will also include a close inspection under siding, cracks and crevices to treat these areas. Since scorpions are on the move much of the time, additional treatments for larger infestations may be necessary to get this pest under control.
Scorpions Inside Your Home
Nothing can disrupt the feeling of security and comfort when you feel the need to always be on guard against scorpions in your home. Once even one scorpion has been found in a home, many homeowners will turn to internet looking for solutions to keep these aggressive invaders at bay. Below we’ve compiled a few things you as a homeowner can do to help protect yourself from further unexpected encounters with these pests.
- Hire an Exterminator That Specializes in Scorpions – Scorpions are notoriously difficult to exterminate, and short of hunting down each and every scorpion, many do it yourself treatments fall short of keeping these pests out of your home. Specialized scorpion exterminators will not only be able to provide effective treatments to eliminate these pests, they will also be able to identify proboble entry points and provide valuable information on how best to scorpion proof your home.
- Invest In a Black Light – Black lights are an effective tool in helping to spot scorpions. When scorpions are seen with a black light, they glow a yellow-green making them easier to spot when completing an interior sweep of your home. Black lights are repetitively inexpensive and can be purchased at most home improvement stores.
- Seal Entry Points Into Your Home – Scorpions are naturally an outside dwelling insect, but can be attracted inside. Seal easy to enter points under exterior doors, window frames, cracks in siding and stucco, and entry points between your homes foundation and siding/stucco. Another easy entry point for scorpions is around pipes that enter your home such as: HVAC pipes, faucets, and vents.
- Vegetation Around Your Home – Bushes and vegetation should be trimmed to keep it away from your home. Scorpions like to hand out in dense bushes and foliage, so don’t make it an easy transition to crawl onto your home.
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