How To Identify Scorpions Infestations And Take Action In Sparks

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Scorpions are terrifying creatures that can sneak up on you when you least expect it. They have an intimidating appearance that features large front claws and a menacing tail that points toward the sky whenever they are ready to attack. Just the mere mention of scorpions can cause some people to be overcome with fear. 

At Celtic Pest Control, we believe that being armed with the right knowledge can help to keep you safe whenever you encounter a scorpion. We have been providing pest control around Sparks for years, and we know just what to do to keep these scary creatures out of your yard.

Understanding Scorpion Behavior And Habits

Scorpions have been around for a long time. In fact, there is evidence to suggest that they were walking around this Earth over 420 million years ago, which was long before dinosaurs existed. Many people think they have stuck around for so long because they are great at staying hidden and out of the way of predators. Their bodies can range in color from light brown to black, which allows them to blend into the dirt and environment around them easily. Even though their bodies are somewhat camouflaged, they are nocturnal animals that typically only come out at night. 

They are a member of the arachnid family. And like other arachnids, scorpions like to eat bugs and various insects they find crawling around. They will typically spend the day sleeping under rocks, piles of wood, or other large objects that can hide their body. Once the sun goes down, scorpions in Sparks will come out of their hiding spots and start hunting for food. Scorpions are not usually aggressive towards humans and go out of their way to avoid most people and large animals. However, while hunting in the dark, scorpions may cross paths with humans, which could result in the person getting stung by the scorpion. 

Health Risks Of Scorpions Infestations

Scorpions have a long tail that features a small needle-like stinger at the end. When a scorpion stings a person or animal, a small amount of venom will be injected into the victim's body. This venom is designed to subdue small animals when the scorpion hunts them. While some people may have an allergic reaction to a scorpion's venom, for the most part, the venom of a scorpion is not strong enough to be considered dangerous to humans. 

However, one type of scorpion, the bark scorpion, has an extremely toxic venom that can cause severe health complications in some people. In addition to feeling extreme pain and swelling, some people stung by a bark scorpion may also experience muscle weakness, vomiting, nausea, numbness, tingling, erratic eye movement, and tremors. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should seek medical help as soon as possible. 

How To Remove Factors That Attract Scorpions 

Scorpions like to hang out at homes with plenty of food and hiding spots. If you have an excessive amount of clutter in your yard, you should remove it as soon as possible to eliminate any potential hiding spots. Some of the other things that you can do to prevent a scorpion infestation on your property include:

  • Remove piles of leaves, tree limbs, and other debris from your yard
  • Don't stack firewood directly on the ground, and don't store it close to your home
  • Make sure to repair any cracks or tears in your screen doors as soon as possible
  • Put wire mesh screen around any vents or openings around your home
  • Eliminate any insect infestation you might have around your home

Scorpions could be hiding in any dark corner or crevices in your home. If you live in Sparks, you should always check cabinets, cupboards, closets, and other dark areas before reaching your hand into them. 

The Best Way To Get Rid Of Scorpions And Keep Them Away

While scorpions tend to live alone, it is not uncommon to see multiple scorpions on your property at one time if you have things on your property that attract scorpions. If you see even one scorpion on your property, you should give us a call as soon as possible. One of our professional home pest control technicians will come to your home and inspect your property. During the inspection, we will identify and remove all potential hiding spots and try to determine why scorpions are choosing to invade your property in the first place. At Celtic Pest Control, we can keep you safe by eliminating scorpions from your Sparks yard for good.

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