Scorpion Identification & Prevention

What are scorpions?

Scorpions are a type of stinging pest. They use their stinger located at the end of their segmented, curved tail to inject venom into their prey. Scorpions are a type of arachnid and are related to spiders, ticks, and mites. These arachnids have four pairs of legs that end in claws and a pair of large pincers they use to hunt and hold onto their prey. Despite being excellent hunters, scorpions have poor vision. To hunt, they depend on their sense of touch and vibrations.

a scorpion in the dirt

Are scorpions dangerous?

Scorpions are a pest you need to avoid and one that you should never handle. Some species of scorpions have venom that is life-threatening to people. However, most healthy adults will not have a life-threatening reaction to a scorpion sting. The venom that most scorpions deliver is as potent as bee or wasp venom, and in some – especially children – the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems, the venom could trigger a severe allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention. When you first spot scorpions on your property, contact a professional to get rid of them safely.

Why do I have a scorpion problem?

Scorpions live together in groups and become a problem on any property that offers them plenty of food. Scorpions feed on a wide variety of creatures, including insects, spiders, mice, and small lizards. Once in your yard, they are likely to find their way into your home, usually while hunting. They move inside through spaces under doors, around windows, torn screens, or spaces in exterior walls.

Where will I find scorpions?

Scorpions are nocturnal and like to hide in dark, cool places during the day. Common hiding spots for scorpions include under rocks, logs, fallen trees, woodpiles, and mulch in gardens. Most scorpions are very good at climbing, and you'll see them hanging out on trees or the exterior or interior walls of buildings. Those that have moved indoors usually choose damp, cool places to live like basements, crawlspaces, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.

How do I get rid of scorpions?

Get rid of scorpions with the help of the professionals at Premier Pest Control. Our professionals go above and beyond to meet the needs of all our customers. Trust our customized pest control services to eliminate current pest problems and prevent them from returning.

We are a local, family-owned company dedicated to exceeding expectations and treating every home like it's our own. To learn more about protecting your Beaver County, Iron County, or Washington County, Utah home or business from scorpions, reach out to Premier Pest Control today!

How can I prevent scorpions in the future?

Prevent problems with scorpions the easy way by partnering with Premier Pest Control! It is also important to implement the following prevention tips to avoid problems with scorpions:

  • Use caulk to repair openings in the foundation and exterior walls of your home.

  • Install door sweeps on exterior doors.

  • Repair any loose door or window screens.

  • Replace loose siding or shingles.

  • Install screens over any vents entering your house.

  • Seal up spaces around wires and other utilities entering your home.

  • Remove fallen trees, tree stumps, and debris from your yard.

  • Remove areas of standing water in or around your home.

  • Wipe down excess moisture from sinks or tubs.

 

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