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How To Get Rid of Scorpions

Scorpions. The name alone can strike fear in a homeowner. But when you have encountered one or a few that have ventured upon your home, that fear jumps up to astronomical proportions. It’s for good reason; Scorpions are regarded among some of the most dangerous insects that can be encountered. And while it can be quite rare to have a scorpion find its way into your home, it is possible and becoming a more frequent occurrence in recent years. Scorpions can deliver a painful sting that could potentially be venomous.

Scorpions aren’t limited to any region anymore either. They used to primarily be found in the southwest U.S. but they have been creeping up all over the country so it is best to be prepared to know what to do if you ever encounter one. Here at Solutions Pest and Lawn we can help equip you with the best sprays, traps and other scorpion control solutions to get rid of scorpions quickly and conveniently, but we also offer free expert advice online and via phone to help you.

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Scorpion Background Information

Scorpions are part of the arachnid family and are closely related to ticks, mites and spiders. There are close to 1,300 species of scorpions that have been found all over the world. Thankfully, most scorpions in the United States are not poisonous, except for two species found in the southwestern states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. Scorpions are often believed to only reside in the desert, but in actuality, they are adaptable to a variety of climates and habitats.

Scorpions are unique from other insects with their most distinguishing feature being the stinger on the end of its tail which curves upwards over their body. They use their stinger to attack and paralyze their prey for consumption or for defense. Scorpions vary in color from black to brown, yellow and even blue. Scorpions also have eight legs with two pinchers. The size of the pinchers is often a good indicator of just how poisonous the scorpion is.

Scorpions are mainly nocturnal and feed on a variety of insects, spiders, centipedes, and other scorpions. Larger scorpions have even been reported to have eaten smaller lizards, snakes, and mice. During daytime, scorpions hide under stones, piles of rocks and cracks and crevices. When scorpions enter in doors it’s usually in search of water and shelter.


Tips To Control Scorpions

The best way to control scorpions is to prevent them from entering your home to begin with. This can be done through preventative measures such as sealing of points of entry into your home with caulk. Place sealant on windows, siding doors and any other area where there is a gap or hole where scorpions may gain access into your home. Secondly, it is best to remove outdoor clutter that is stacked near your home. These can be places where scorpions hide and include piles of trash, rocks, firewood stacks and things of that nature.

Keeping your home free of other insects is another means of keeping scorpions away as they usually eat smaller insects and if your home is ripe with them, they’ll make their way in. When scorpions enter a home they are usually found in secluded dry areas such as closets and garages since they like those type of dry, dark and quiet conditions.


Solutions Recommendations For Scorpions

As the concern of scorpions entering the home grows , the more options have been created to deal with this stinging pest. There are a number of great products you can use for Scorpion control. Our main recommendation for treating scorpions in the home is Cy-Kick CS Cyfluthrin Insecticide. Cy-kick is effective because it is focused upon killing scorpions specifically on top of providing all around protection from other bugs that you may have in the home, delivering an impressive one-two punch when it comes to scorpion control and overall pest control.

Other products which provide indoor and outdoor control for scorpions include Cyper WP InsecticideDemon Max Insecticide and Temprid Ready Spray as well as dusts like Drione Dust which can applied to cracks, crevices and other hiding places.

Scorpions may be a frightening pest to endure in the home but they can be eliminated with the proper product and techniques. Browse our scorpion control products below and as always, feel free to email us or give us a call and one of our knowledgeable representatives to further assist you with your order or with any pest problems you have.


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