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Scorpions

There are approximately 90 species of scorpions in the US and of those 90 only 4 are found east of the Mississippi River. And of the 90 species, only one found west of the Mississippi can be deadly. You can find these nasty critters typically under things like sleeping bags, shoes, blankets, etc. When a female scorpion has babies she usually gives birth to 25-35 young. They are nocturnal or diurnal, predatory animals that feed on a variety of insects, spiders, centipedes, and other scorpion buddies.

Hunting Scorpions with Black-lighting

Learn how to control ScorpionsScorpions glow under ultraviolet light so they are easy to find with the aid of a black-light during the night. Nighttime scorpion hunting can be fun but make sure that you wear good boots and have a pair of long tongs if you want to capture the scorpions to move them. You can also use glue boards to capture scorpions. Using glue boards to capture any pest is inhumane, mainly because the scorpion starves or dies of thirst and can take days to meet its end.

Can Scorpions Be Eliminated from structures?

“courtesy of University of Arizona Cooperative Extension”
The first control strategy controlling scorpions is to modify the area surrounding a house or structure:

  • Conduct U.V. black-light collections several times during the summer between 8 till 11 pm.

  • Clean up all harbourage areas such as: trash, logs, boards, stones, bricks and other objects from around the building.

  • Keep grass closely mowed near the home. Prune bushes and overhanging tree branches away from the structure.

  • Tree branches can provide a path to the roof for scorpions.

  • Minimize low growing ground cover vegetation.

  • Store garbage containers in a frame that allows them to rest above ground level.

  • Never bring firewood inside the building unless it is placed directly on the fire.

  • Install weather-stripping around loose fitting doors and windows.

  • Ensure door sweeps are tight-fitting

  • Plug weep holes in brick veneer with steel wool, pieces of nylon scouring pad or small squares of screen wire.

  • Caulk around roof eaves, pipes and any other cracks into the building.

  • Keep window screens in good repair. Make sure they fit tightly in the window frame.

  • Stucco over cinder-block walls.

Chemical Control for Scorpions

spider and scorpion controlThese products are labeled, meaning they are tested to work especially well, for Scorpions and other outside pests that scorpions use for food. By eliminating the scorpion’s food source you may drive the scorpions away for lack of food.

Be sure that before you buy or use any product, read the label carefully to be sure it is labeled for the kind of location where the application is made.

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About Mike Dukes, editor 58 Articles
I began my career in the Pest Control business in 1982 with Orkin. I started building Pest Control websites. Now since I retired two years ago. I share my years of knowledge in the pest control business and rate the new professional pest control products as I use them.
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