Scorpion Identification & Prevention

About Scorpions In Reno

a big scorpion ready to attack

Scorpions in Reno are a very common sight as our climate provides the perfect home for these critters. Because they are so common, it is essential to know about this pest and what is the best way to protect yourself and your family from an infestation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Scorpions

What are scorpions?

Most scorpion species are solitary, which means they live alone. They are also nocturnal predators, coming out to hunt for prey at night.

Scorpions range in color and size depending on the species, but they all have eight legs, a hard exterior, a segmented tail with a stinger, and claws. While their stinger and claws are intimidating, they are mainly used for subduing prey and for defense when threatened. Most scorpion species you will encounter are non-aggressive and prefer to keep their distance from people.

Are scorpions dangerous?

Scorpions are not necessarily dangerous. Although they all have venom and stingers, most venom is not strong enough to harm people. However, some people can be allergic to their venom, and certain people, like children, are more vulnerable. It is always wise to monitor symptoms after a sting and get medical attention if necessary.

Why do I have a scorpion problem?

There are two main reasons you might have a scorpion problem on your Reno property. The first reason is you have another pest problem. Scorpions are predators, which means they hunt for prey and will follow other pests inside.

The second reason is there have been changes in the weather which cause them to look for somewhere more controlled to survive. In either case, scorpions can make their way inside through damaged screens, cracks in the foundation, and other weaknesses in a home's exterior. 

Where will I find scorpions?

Most scorpions prefer to keep their distance from people. They are also nocturnal, so these pests will hide during the day and come out at night to hunt for prey. During the day, some of the places they may hide in your home include cabinets, closets, under sinks, furniture, potted plants, window sills, and behind curtains.

As with other pests, it is always beneficial to keep your home decluttered and organized to reduce hiding spots and make it easier to clean and address conducive conditions that are attracting pests in the first place.

How do I get rid of scorpions?

The only thing worse than finding scorpions in your home is figuring out how to get rid of them. Scorpions can be intimidating and even scary, especially if you have little kids or pets that might easily come into contact with them. At Celtic Pest Control, we offer home scorpion control as a specialty service. This service allows you to get the scorpion treatments and assistance you need without being locked into an annual contract.

Scorpions aren't the only pests we treat either! No matter what pest you are dealing with, contact us at Celtic Pest Control for custom pest control and quality customer service. We even offer eco-friendly pest treatments to keep your whole family safe! 

How can I prevent scorpions in the future?

There are several things you can add to your routine home maintenance to prevent future scorpion problems:

  • Regularly clean your yard of leaves, dead trees, and other organic debris, especially near the foundation.
  • Properly store firewood away from your home.
  • Empty any standing water.
  • Inspect the exterior of your home for weaknesses that can provide a way inside.
  • Turn off outdoor lights when they are not needed as not to attract prey pests.

For scorpion control for your Reno property, call Celtic Pest Control for assistance with removing scorpions and keeping them away!

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