How To Keep Scorpions Away From Your Las Vegas Home

August 15, 2022

Scorpions are considered by many to be the scariest pests in Las Vegas. Would you agree with this? If so, what are you doing to keep these invasive pests out of your living areas? If you aren’t currently doing anything to control scorpions and want a simple method to keep these potentially dangerous pests out of your home, you have come to the right place. Here are some things you should know about the scorpions in Las Vegas. If you are looking for an immediate solution to a scorpion problem inside your home, go to our contact page and reach out to us.

How To Keep Scorpions Away From Your Las Vegas Home

How To Identify A Scorpion

Three types of scorpions are common in Las Vegas: bark scorpions, emperor scorpions, and desert hairy scorpions. A bark scorpion has a 2 1/2” long body, tan color, and dark-colored back. Under a UV light, bark scorpions glow a soft blue color. An emperor scorpion has a 7” long black body. Like the bark scorpion, the emperor scorpion also reflects UV light and glows blue. Finally, the desert hairy scorpion is between 4-7” long and has a tan to olive-green body and a darker colored back. Although scorpions do not prefer to live inside area homes, they will come indoors when necessary. One thing that is sure to push scorpions into buildings is construction. Construction disturbs these pests’ natural habitat and causes them to seek shelter, usually inside basements, mudrooms, and other safe spaces. Some types of scorpions might also come indoors to hunt for other insects.

The Problems Scorpions Create And Indicate Around Your Home

Not all scorpions have life-threatening stings. The most dangerous type of scorpion in Las Vegas is the bark scorpion. If you have an allergy to insect venom, a sting from a bark scorpion could be life-threatening. Consult with your doctor to better understand your risk. Another thing to think about is if you find a scorpion inside your home, are there other pests present? Scorpions sometimes come indoors to hunt for other pests. Sometimes these pests hide inside wall voids and in other hard-to-reach areas.

Five No-Sweat Scorpion-Prevention Tips For Your House

If you want to keep scorpions out of your home year-round, one thing you should do is put some prevention tips in place. Here is how to prevent scorpions with five no-sweat tips and tricks.

  1. Use some silicone caulk to fill in holes, gaps, and spacing in your home’s exterior foundation.
  2. Protect all of your windows and doors with screens, weatherstripping, and door sweeps.
  3. Reduce clutter around your property by raking leaves, picking up debris, and clearing up trash.
  4. Create a five-foot clear area around your home that allows sunlight to keep your foundation dry.
  5. Turn off exterior lights at night. Another option is to replace lights around your home’s exterior with insect-resistant bulbs.

Although you may find these prevention tips helpful, the only true way to eliminate scorpions from your property is with the pest control experts from Pest Control Solutions Inc.

The Best Scorpion Control Solution For Your Home

If you are looking for a method to keep Nevada scorpions out of your home year-round, you are in the right place. Pest Control Solutions Inc. provides detailed services to remove and prevent these potentially dangerous arachnids. Start with one of our thorough pest inspections. This process allows our team to assess your risk, identify current problems, and design a plan of action to remove pest problems and prevent future infestations. We know all about scorpions and how to control these pests around Las Vegas.

Call now to learn more about pest control in Las Vegas and find a time to have your property and home treated for these harmful pests.

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