Scorpions can be a dangerous and frightening pest. They are very distinct creatures belonging to the family of Arachnids and close relatives of ticks, mites, and spiders. They can be a nuisance when they interact with humans because they will sting when disturbed. There are more than 1,400 species of scorpions worldwide however only about 20 to 25 are regarded as dangerous to humans. Although there are only a few species that present a true danger to an adult human’s health, small children, older adults, and pets are in particular danger from any scorpion sting, regardless of the species.
Scorpions can be found on every continent except Antarctica, but dry climates are their favorite. They are very common in the America southwest but have been found in other regions of the country. Most scorpions in the United States are not poisonous, except for a few species found in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. Most scorpions are active at night and hide during the day. This behavior helps them survive extreme temperatures and minimal water in dry habitats.
Scorpions spend the vast majority of their time tucked away in cracks and crevices, under logs, stones, wood piles or nestled in the bark of a tree. Scorpions, despite their menacing appearance are not aggressive hunters, they lie and wait for their next meal. Scorpion sting with the exception of the Bark Scorpion are generally harmless. However, young children, the elderly and individuals that may be allergic to scorpion venom can experience serious health consequences if stung and should seek medical attention immediately.
Truly Nolen seals cracks, crevices around window and door frames, cracks and openings around utility access points, as well as screening, soffits, and vents where scorpions may enter.
Truly Nolen treats for pests such as crickets, roaches and spiders that scorpions typically feed on. Steps are taken to identify leaky water sources, repairing any leaks to eliminate the moisture they need.
Scorpions that make their way inside can survive without a food source. Truly Nolen conducts a thorough inspection, directly applying material to areas where scorpions may be present.