Scorpion Identification & Prevention

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Frequently Asked Questions About Scorpions

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What are scorpions?

Scorpions are a type of arachnid known for their predatory behaviors and preference for living in warm, arid areas. Scorpions are recognized for their eight legs, strong pair of grasping pincers at their front, and a long segmented stinger-tipped tail that is typically carried forward somewhat over their back. Scorpions come in a range of colors, though most species will be light brown or tan. However, some different types of scorpions can be dark brown or almost black.

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Are scorpions dangerous?

Though most scorpions prefer to stay as far away from humans as possible, these pests are dangerous. All scorpions have the ability to sting, and some scorpions carry venom that presents a serious health risk. Symptoms of a scorpion sting that require immediate medical treatment include pain, tingling, numbness, difficulty breathing or swallowing, and muscle twitching.

Additionally, scorpions may trigger allergic reactions with their stings that result in anaphylaxis. Avoiding any scorpion or group of scorpions you come across and defeating infestations on your property is essential to prevent these dangers.

Why do I have a scorpion problem?

Your property most likely has a scorpion problem because these arachnids are attracted to dark, secluded hiding places on your property, plenty of easily accessible moisture, or a plethora of pest prey. While scorpions are typically solitary creatures, if your property provides lots of these attractants, you may find that a major infestation problem is developing.

To learn all about scorpions and what may attract them, contact California Exterminators Alliance and speak with one of our expert technicians.

Where will I find scorpions?

Scorpions are commonly found hiding in dark, secluded areas during the day so they can avoid the heat. You will most likely see scorpions hiding around your property in piles of debris or overgrown foliage, near woodpiles, and in any cracks or crevices. They may also hide under rocks and fallen trees.

If they do manage to get inside, scorpions will be found in storage spaces, dark crawl spaces or basements, or hiding around the backs of closets.

How do I get rid of scorpions?

If you want to get rid of scorpions for good and avoid the dangers these arachnids bring to your property, look no further than California Exterminators Alliance. Our expert technicians will help you identify your major scorpion problem areas and provide you with tailored solutions that effectively remove this pest from your Sonoma County property. Trusting us allows you to avoid the dangers that come with trying to remove scorpion infestations alone.

Contact us today to learn more about our home pest control and commercial pest control solutions or to get started on services.

How can I prevent scorpions in the future?

Prevent scorpions in the future by following our expert advice to make your property inhospitable to this pest:

  • Remove piles of debris and brush from outdoor areas in addition to cutting back overgrown foliage and storing woodpiles high up so scorpions can’t hide in them.
  • Address moisture issues and pest prey problems around your property that might be attracting opportunistic scorpions.
  • Seal up cracks and crevices around your property to stop scorpions from infiltrating interior spaces or hiding around your structure’s foundation.
  • Invest in weatherstripping and door sweeps to keep scorpions and their pest prey firmly outside.

Contact California Exterminators Alliance for more information or assistance in defeating scorpion invaders in Sonoma County.

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