What are scorpions?
Scorpions are arachnids, which means they are related to spiders and share similar features such as eight legs and a hard exoskeleton. This pest also has a pair of claws and a segmented tail, with a stinger on the end.
Depending on the species, scorpions will range in size and color, but most you will see in Georgia are tannish-brown. A home pest control plan is the most effective way to handle scorpions near your property.
Are scorpions dangerous?
Most species you will encounter are not aggressive and usually only attack when threatened, so it is best to keep your distance from any you see. All species have venom and stingers, but there is only one medically dangerous scorpion species in North America; any can be harmful to people that are allergic to their venom. Although they are not welcome in any home, scorpions help control the populations of other nuisance pests.
Why do I have a scorpion problem?
The scorpion is not a pest that likes to be inside, but they will seek shelter due to weather conditions. When this happens, they will find their way in through cracks in the foundation, open doors and windows, and other holes in the exterior of your home.
Another reason scorpions will gravitate toward residential properties is food. Because scorpions are predators, they will follow insects and other pests inside.
Where will I find scorpions?
When scorpions get inside, they will usually hide in dark spaces, including closets, cabinets, under furniture, potted plants, and other similar places.
You might also be able to find scorpions in areas of your home where you have seen pests previously since they will follow prey.
Keep in mind that you might not see this pest during the day since scorpions are nocturnal, but at night you could potentially see them glow under a black light due to part of their exoskeleton.
How do I get rid of scorpions?
Even though scorpions are not necessarily dangerous, they are still unwelcome in any home, which is why you should contact us at Shane’s Pest Solutions. Our residential and commercial pest control services help protect you and your property from pests like scorpions. Find out more about how our Newnan pest management programs can help you with scorpions and other pests by calling today!
How can I prevent scorpions in the future?
You can help reduce the possibility of a scorpion infestation by keeping your yard clear of unnecessary organic debris, dead trees, and leaf piles. You should also keep the lawn and foliage trimmed to limit harborage areas for scorpions and prey pests.
Make sure to seal your home by repairing entry points, damaged screens, and other holes such as cracks in the foundation. To make your home less attractive to pests, get rid of excess moisture.
The best way to keep your home scorpion-free is with one of our quarterly pest protection plans, so don’t forget to call us at Shane’s Pest Solutions!