Scorpions are terrifying arachnids that no one wants in, or anywhere near, their homes. They have eight legs and a pair of large claws used to seize prey and defend themselves against predators, but that’s not their only weapon —they possess a segmented tail that often curves back over their bodies and is equipped with a venomous stinger. Scorpions have an unusually long life span and live between three and five years. However, some species live 10 – 15 years.
Scorpions thrive in dry climates and feed on a variety of prey, including insects, spiders, mice and lizards. They use their pincers to capture their victims and sting them with neurotoxic venom to paralyze them. Scorpions can survive months without food if necessary, but require water and a shady area for sustainable habitation.
Because scorpions are venomous and aggressive, you don’t want these guys getting in your house. Unfortunately, scorpions have been known to find clever ways to enter homes. They may first hide around outdoor woodpiles, potted plants and outdoor furniture near your property to avoid the sun, but this can lead to an indoor invasion.
When scorpions move indoors, they can make their way in through torn windows, door screens, vents and openings in the walls. Damaged or exposed weather stripping can also lead to a scorpion infestation. They like to hide out in dark basement dwellings, crawl spaces, bathrooms and garages, and may even roam around kitchen cabinets.
If disturbed, scorpions use their stingers and claws to defend themselves against human interactions. Scorpion stings can cause swelling and pain similar to bee stings, and some people may have allergic reactions to scorpion venom that require professional medical treatment.
The Arrow Solution
During a free, whole home evaluation, we will inspect your house for scorpion entry spots and hunt down their favorite hide outs. Our pest management professionals will determine the most effective scorpion control treatment to rid your home of scorpions and other pests and take measures to prevent future intrusions. We guarantee total satisfaction through out STEPS Total Protection System. Contact us today for complete scorpion extermination.