The Answers To Las Vegas's Most Commonly Asked Scorpion Questions

August 14, 2020


Have you ever read about scorpions in mythology or other works of literature? Most often they are portrayed as extremely dangerous and feared creatures. All it takes is one sting from their tail to paralyze or kill a victim. The question is, are the scorpions in Las Vegas all that dangerous? To help you learn more about mysterious scorpions, we will discuss some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding these elusive creatures.

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What Scorpion Species Are Common In Las Vegas?

Las Vegas is home to three different types of scorpions. We have the bark scorpion, the emperor scorpion, and the desert hairy scorpion. Of these three, both emperor scorpions and desert hairy scorpions can be kept as pets. It is the bark scorpions that pose any real danger.

Where Do Scorpions Live?

Most scorpions prefer to hide and live in cool, damp, and dark locations. Out in nature, it is common for scorpions to seek shelter beneath rocks and rubble, within a burrow, or deep inside any other sheltered place. When inside homes, scorpions will stick around dark closets, beneath sinks, and around basements.

How Dangerous Are Scorpions?

Here in Las Vegas, only the bark scorpion poses any real danger to you or your family. Compared to their close cousins, the venom of bark scorpions is much more powerful. Fortunately, they are not aggressive and will only sting if they feel threatened. A sting from one of these pests produces symptoms such as intense pain, numbness and tingling, warmth, and swelling. Young children and people with preexisting medical conditions that make them more susceptible to venom may also experience difficulty breathing, drooling, sweating, nausea and vomiting, muscle twitching, high blood pressure, accelerated heart rate, and restlessness.

What Does A Scorpion Sting Look Like?

Scorpion stings appear different depending on the species of scorpion that has stung you. Most commonly, scorpion stings result in redness and slight swelling around the area of the sting.

What Do Scorpions Eat?

Most scorpions hunt and eat other insects to survive. Certain scorpion species will eat their mate after reproducing. Some scorpions will even hunt small lizards and mammals. Though they hunt regularly, a scorpion is capable of living months without a meal but only a few days without water.

What Should You Do If You Encounter A Scorpion?

There is no easy answer to what you should do if you find a scorpion inside your Las Vegas home. Our best recommendation is to be extremely cautious and try to kill it from a distance. If you are not comfortable doing this, reach out to a professional. Our experts at Pest Control Solutions, Inc. are here to help. In an emergency, we can quickly disperse one of our highly qualified pest technicians out your way to handle your scorpion for you.

What Do Scorpions Hate Most?

Scorpions hate to be disturbed. If at any point a scorpion feels threatened, they will become defensive and ready themselves to attack. If you ever find a scorpion inside your home, avoid agitating it as this can be dangerous. 

What Is The Safest And Most Effective Way To Deal With Scorpions?

If you would rather not find a scorpion inside your home, there is one simple and reliable solution you should use. With on-going, high-quality scorpion control, you won’t ever have to worry about finding a scorpion inside your Las Vegas home ever again. For the absolute best services, give the professionals here at Pest Control Solutions Inc. a call. Our team will inspect your home for scorpions and come up with a plan to keep them and other unwanted pests away for good.




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