No one wants to find a scorpion inside their home. Unfortunately, scorpions are a fact of life in California; these pests are attracted to the warm, dry climate of the area. If you’ve seen scorpions around your home, it goes without saying that you don’t want them to stick around for very long. However, before you can get rid of them for good, there are a few things that you need to know about these pests.
Why Do Scorpions Move Inside?
Scorpions don’t like the heat or the sunlight. They come out in the evening to eat, and their meal of choice is typically insects. They also eat spiders, centipedes, and even snakes and mice.
Scorpions hide in logs, under rocks and among vegetation. They like to climb, which means they can get into homes through the attic. They are attracted to these structures because they provide the scorpions with the food, shelter and moisture that they need to survive.
Are Scorpions Dangerous?
Most of the time, a scorpion sting will not kill you. However, scorpions are venomous. Their stings can cause pain, swelling and numbness. If there is a severe reaction, the sufferer may have trouble breathing and could throw up. The very young and the very old are more susceptible to the sting of the scorpion, and extra precautions should be taken to ensure their safety.
How Can You Keep Scorpions Away From Your Home?
If you want to keep scorpions at bay, there are several steps to take. First, try to seal up any cracks and crevices in the home, particularly around doors and windows. Scorpions also like closets and cabinets because they are dark. Make sure to look through them to ensure that there aren’t any scorpions hiding where you can’t see them.
Get rid of any dead vegetation and wood piles around the exterior of the home. Check to make sure that the air conditioner is in good working order and is not leaking. Get rid of all standing water.
If you have an insect problem, make sure to address it. Scorpions feed off of insects, so by eliminating them, you give the scorpions one less reason to hang around your property.
Professional Pest Control Solutions
Scorpions can hurt you and your family members. If you are dealing with a scorpion problem, and you are unable or unwilling to address the issue yourself, get in touch with Bug Guys Pest Control today. One of our licensed technicians will put together a plan to ensure that the scorpion issue on your property is addressed quickly and efficiently.
Scorpions serve an important purpose in our world, but they aren’t a pest that you want to have around your home. If you are concerned about an infestation, get a plan in place to keep the numbers on your property low. If a scorpion gets into your house, trap it under a container and call a pest control service to remove it. You don’t have to live in fear of scorpions any longer!