What Attracts Scorpions And How To Keep Them Away In Sparks

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With their long front pinchers and stout and long legs, scorpions almost look like some sort of odd-looking sea creature at first glance. However, you will not likely find scorpions hanging around lakes and oceans. Instead, these menacing creatures are actually a member of the arachnid family and are more closely related to spiders than they are to the crab. 

At Celtic Pest Control, we understand the importance of having an effective scorpion control plan. These animals may be small, but they have a powerful sting that can cause extreme pain and other severe symptoms. That is why we suggest everyone in this area team up with a qualified Sparks pest control company to have them safely removed from your property. Here are a few other things that you can do to keep yourself safe from scorpions. 

How To Identify Common Types Of Scorpions

On average, a scorpion can measure anywhere from two to four inches and usually has a tan, yellow, or dark-brown body. At the end of their bodies are long, segmented tails with a sharp and large stinger at the end. They also have six legs and two long limbs at the front of their body and large pincers on the end. While their pincers and long tail make them stand out, they use their bland-colored bodies to easily blend into the dirt, sand, and other surroundings. 

Even without their camouflage coloring, scorpions are still difficult to spot during the day. They are nocturnal and sleep most of the day, but if they are out during the daytime, they will usually be under large pots, rocks, and other cool and dark areas. At night, the scorpions will come out of their hiding spots and roam around looking for food. If you have a black light around your home, you have a better chance of spotting the scorpions as their bodies can glow a bright green color around UV light. 

Health Risks Of Scorpion Infestations

All scorpions use stingers and venom to take down their prey. For the most part, scorpion venom is not known to cause a big problem in humans. A person will typically experience pain, swelling, and numbness or tingling that will usually go away in about 48 hours. 

However, certain types of scorpions are known to have venom that is considered much more toxic to humans. The bark scorpion, for example, has been known to cause serious side effects in children under six years old and adults over 65. If you are stung by a bark scorpion and notice any serious symptoms such as loss of muscle control, trouble breathing, difficulty talking or swallowing, or start to have convulsions, you should seek medical help right away. While a scorpion sting can be fatal in some instances, in the United States, it is rare for a scorpion sting to cause death in a healthy adult. 

Identify And Remove Factors That Attract Scorpions

Scorpions like places that have plenty of hiding spots. To prevent scorpions from invading your yard, you can try the following:

  • Remove large rocks and other decorative lawn ornaments from your yard
  • Seal all cracks and gaps around your house.
  • Repair any broken door or window screens.

Scorpions like to eat insects. If you have an insect infestation around your property, you are more likely to see scorpions hanging around your home. 

Quality Pest Control Makes For The Scorpion Control

Scorpions lurking around your Sparks property can be a significant problem. At Celtic Pest Control, we can safely eliminate the scorpions from your property. Contact us for a free quote.

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