Four Effective Scorpion Control Tips For Las Vegas Properties
August 13, 2021
Have you ever seen someone freak out after seeing a scorpion for the first time? If you are new to living in Las Vegas, this is bound to happen to you eventually. These creepy-looking arachnids are everywhere, hiding under rocks, waiting to cause people a spook. They also invade homes and businesses from time to time. This, of course, is not preferable. If you are looking for a way to keep scorpions off your Las Vegas property, here are four effective control tips you should know.
The Dangers Of Scorpions
Before we get into control tips, let’s talk about why you don’t want these pests on your property--beyond their spook factor. The biggest reason you shouldn’t want scorpions around is that they are dangerous. Although not all scorpions have a life-threatening sting, they are all venomous.
A sting from an average scorpion has a pain equivalent to that of a wasp. The sting of a bark scorpion, the most dangerous species in our area, is incredibly painful and can pose a life-threatening risk to certain individuals such as people with allergies to venom, as well as children and the elderly.
Scorpion Control Tip #1: Address Moisture Issues
Although scorpions prefer to live in arid environments, they do need a certain amount of moisture to survive. To reduce moisture problems around your home start by checking your piping and fixtures, making sure they are in good repair. Do the same for your home’s gutter system making sure they are clear of debris and working properly. It also helps to eliminate sources of water buildup after times of rainfall. Finally, use a dehumidifier inside your home, especially on particularly humid days.
Scorpion Control Tip #2: Seal Your Exterior
Scorpions sneak into homes and businesses through gaps, cracks, holes, and other damaged areas. To keep these pests out, start with the exterior foundation of your home or business. Seal gaps and cracks using a caulking gun. Do the same for spacing around window/door frames. Once this is done, check window/door screens, weather-stripping, and door sweeps to make sure they are all in good condition. Finally, do your best to keep unscreened doors and windows closed.
Scorpion Control Tip #3: Reduce Clutter & Debris
The more clutter and debris your property has, the more likely scorpions will be to come onto it to take shelter. To reduce harborage opportunities for these pests around your yard, clean up leaf piles, sticks, children’s toys, thick undergrowth, unneeded rocks, logs, and other things that might provide scorpions a place to hide.
Scorpion Control Tip #4: Address Other Pest Problems
A scorpion’s main source of food is other insects. If your home or business is regularly invaded by pests like ants, beetles, flies, roaches, etc., your chances of seeing scorpions inside will go up. To make the pests that scorpions hunt stay outside, you can use DIY general pest prevention measures, or you could hire a professional. We recommend the latter.
If you are in need of quality pest control around your Las Vegas property, consider involving the experts at Pest Control Solutions Inc. Our general pest control plans do not just cover scorpions but also a wide range of pests they invade to hunt. If you have dealt with pests for most of your life, this change will blow your mind. There really isn’t anything better than a pest-free home and work environment. Contact our team now to find out more about our pest control options or to have scorpions removed from your Las Vegas property.