Scorpions are one of the most feared creatures that you can find creeping around your home. They are tough, expert survivalists, and capable of delivering a painful sting if you unsuspectedly get too close. Hiding under rocks and in crevices, scorpions are built to survive the arid conditions like in places like Las Vegas, NV. Scorpions are most active at night as they seek food in the cover of darkness when the ground is not so hot.
While most scorpions eat other insects, some larger scorpions can even eat rodents and get most of their water needs from their food. Scorpion control in Summerlin, Las Vegas is important to keeping these stinging arachnids out of your home.
Scorpions are incredibly difficult to kill because of their tough exoskeleton, incredible food storage system, and their ability to climb. Not only can they go a year without food, they can also stay submerged in water for up to 48 hours.
Prevention is key to not having scorpions roaming the halls of your home. The best way to keep scorpions out is to eliminate any entry points that may allow the scorpions to get inside while also eradicating any food sources in the home that may be drawing them in. Because scorpions can squeeze through the tiniest cracks, be sure to:
- Caulk any cracks and holes that may allow scorpions to get inside
- Make sure the weather stripping around doors is in good condition and stays put
- Keep piles of mulch, wood, and rocks away from the house
- Put in grass around the home and keep it trim
- Do not let shrubs or even trees grow too close to the home
- Stay on top of pest prevention in your house to keep out bugs that scorpions love to eat
If after these prevention tips are attempted and scorpions still have found a way into your home, calling a scorpion control expert is the next step.
A pest professional will inspect your property for scorpion activity as well as common prey that scorpions eat. Scorpions sting to defend themselves from threats or when they feel cornered. While a scorpion sting can be very painful, scorpions are not considered dangerous for most people, unless you have an allergic reaction.
Hiring a professional to rid your home of scorpions is by far the best way to eliminate these persistent creatures. With regular inspections and treating your house and yard for these stinging arachnids, you can enjoy your home without the fear of accidentally stepping on a scorpion.
Scorpion solutions in Summerlin
If you are a Summerlin resident and want to make sure you do not have scorpions on your property, give our team at Pest Raiders a call today. We will carefully treat your property so that any scorpion that tries to enter your yard won’t live to tell about it.