Scorpions in Las Vegas are pests we all know about and do our best to avoid. A type of arachnid, these venomous creatures prey on spiders, insects, and other invertebrates. Scorpions use their pincers, which resemble crab claws, to crush smaller prey or hold larger animals. The arthropod then injects the quarry with a mixture of neurotoxins contained in its tail stinger. In addition to catching prey, the stinger fends off predators and other threats.
Scorpions typically live in warm, dry climates and are sensitive to a loss of body moisture. These conditions make Las Vegas and its surrounding areas the perfect environment for scorpions. These insects are usually nocturnal hunters that hide in shady places during the heat of the day. Although they may venture out during the day when the weather is cool and moist, scorpions typically hide under rocks, logs, boards, and other yard clutter. Scorpions also gain access to your house through loose-fitting windows, cracks, and locations where pipes, utility lines, and vents enter your home.
Scorpions can be dangerous, and people should try to avoid contact with them and their stingers. A scorpion’s sting, which is also known as a bite, should be checked by a healthcare professional as soon as possible, as it can cause life-threatening medical complications.
Like a bee sting, a scorpion bite can result in a variety of symptoms that can range from pain and a burning sensation at the sting site to more serious symptoms, such as numbness, swelling, and tenderness. Severe symptoms include blurry vision, hyperactivity, and erratic eye movements, as well as tingling and numbness in the extremities. The sting can result in the death of individuals who are sensitive to the venom, such as infants, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.
To prevent a scorpion infestation, you must make your home less accessible by sealing potential entryways and eliminating sources of food like rodents and insects. Although scorpions can survive for months without a meal, they need a consistent source of water. By repairing leaky faucets and pipes, and doing frequent checks for water leaks, you can make sure your home does not contribute to a scorpion infestation.
If you are finding scorpions in or around your home, you may need scorpion control performed by a professional pest control company. If you’re in Desert Shores, Las Vegas, or any of the surrounding areas, contact Pest Control Solutions, Inc. We are your Las Vegas scorpion control specialists.
We will identify the problem areas around your house, treat the interior and exterior of your home to eliminate any existing scorpion problems, and make recommendations on how to ensure a future infestation doesn’t occur. For your scorpion control needs, contact Pest Control Solutions, Inc. today.
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