You probably saw it on our home page, but one major advantage of using Evolve Pest Control for all you pest control needs is that scorpion control is a part of our basic service agreement. Do your homework and you'll see that most of our competitors will treat your scorpions at an additional cost. Not only do we cover them in our basic service agreement, but we promise you won't be bothered by scorpions with a 100% service guarantee.
Scorpions are eight-legged venomous arachnids that are related to spiders, mites, and ticks. They love the warm, so they’re readily found in Southern Nevada. In fact, there are about 25 species found in the Las Vegas area. Scorpions can live for years, but they don’t like the cold. During the colder months, they will try to find their way into your warm home, so make sure all your cracks and sealed up nice and tight. They can squeeze through an opening as small as a paperclip! If you do find them, calling an exterminator is definitely your best bet. While they’ve never killed someone in the United States, its sting could be fatal. Especially for small children and the elderly.
This pest is very menacing looking with its eight legs, two large pincers (used for holding food), flat body, and a segmented “tail” (really just an extension of its body) with a stinger that secretes poison. Their stings cause all sorts of unpleasant reactions like nausea or vomiting, numbness, and even trouble breathing or convulsions. If you have a severe reaction, to scorpion sting, seek medical assistance immediately. Otherwise, you can try icing it and using alcohol swabs. They range from 1”-5” and are white, yellow, light brown, brown, or black. They typically don’t attack unless you bother them or they feel threatened.
Scorpions don’t lay eggs. The mother gives birth to live young (and has an average of 32 babies in her life). After birth, the babies, climb on her back and stay there for five to fifteen days (depending on the species). It usually takes about three or four years to reach maturity. They molt often as they grow.
They like to eat soft-bodied bugs like spiders, insects, crickets, roaches, other scorpions, earthworms, etc. They make their nests under logs, rocks, boards, trash and some even burrow or can be found on trees, bushes and walls. They typically hide during the day and come out to eat at night. They live in a desert, so they’re always on the lookout for water and food. If you have landscaping on your property with a water source, you can bet they’ll be there. If they’re inside, they will hide in bathrooms, closets, clothes, shoes or bedding. So if you’ve seen scorpions around your house, be sure to look for them before you put your shoes on.
The Bark Scorpion is the most venomous scorpion in North America and it is found right here in Southern Nevada! It is light brown and between 1 and 3 inches in length. They can be found on trees, bushes, walls and gates. This is the one you definitely want to be on the lookout for around your house. If you find this pest, you probably have more than one and you should call the exterminator.
One of the coolest features of a scorpion is that it glows yellow-green or pinkish when you shine a blacklight on it. It’s exoskeleton is made of the polysaccharide, chitin. Fossilized scorpions still glow even after 300 million years. If you want to see if you have a problem, shine a black light around your yard at night. They can also rotate their stingers a full 360 degrees!
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