3 Things Everyone In Henderson Ought To Know About Scorpions


Scorpions are by far the scariest pests that invade homes here in Henderson. Depicted in movies and television as lethal killers, scorpions have gotten a rap over the years for being incredibly dangerous and aggressive. If this is what you think when you hear the word scorpion, we have some things you need to know. Here are three things everyone in Henderson ought to know about scorpions.

All Scorpions Are Different

Nevada is home to three different species of scorpions — the bark, emperor, and desert hairy scorpion. Here is what you need to know about these common area pests.

Bark Scorpions

Bark scorpions are by far the most venomous scorpions found here in Henderson. They are identified by their sand-colored bodies and the black stripes on their backs. When temperatures are unfavorable outside, these pests seek shelter within temperature-controlled homes. Once inside, bark scorpions do their best to stay out of sight, avoid humans, and remain around dark, damp areas such as basements and crawlspaces.

Emperor Scorpions

Emperor scorpions aren’t as common as bark scorpions and are considerably less dangerous. Identified by their black bodies, you’ll find these scorpions outside in hot and humid areas.

Desert Hairy Scorpions

Desert hairy scorpions are the least dangerous species here in Henderson. These pests are tan or olive green and have hairs on their tails. When inside homes, desert hairy scorpions stay around cool, dark areas such as cabinets and attics.

Not All Scorpions Are Dangerous

Despite how these pests are portrayed on television and in movies, they are not all dangerous. Although all scorpions have venom, most species either have weak venom or do not inject it when they sting humans. In our area, the only exception is bark scorpions, known for their fairly potent pain-inducing venom. If you believe you have been stung by one of these pests, seek medical attention immediately.

Scorpions Are Preventable

Scorpions get into homes in several ways. Most commonly, they invade to escape unfavorable weather conditions outside or hunt other pests. Here are some ways to prevent scorpions and the pests they hunt from getting into your Henderson, NV, home.

  • Inspect your home’s exterior for gaps and cracks. Fill in these potential entry points using a caulking gun or liquid cement.
  • Repair or replace damaged window and door screens.
  • Check your home’s weather-stripping and ensure it is all in good condition.
  • Install screens over exterior vents leading into your home.
  • Make sure all of your exterior doors have high-quality door sweeps.
  • Keep unscreened windows and doors shut as much as possible.
  • Reduce clutter and eliminate debris in and around your home.
  • Store lumber piles at least 30 feet from your home’s exterior.
  • Clean indoors regularly.
  • Make sure all of your trash cans have tight-fitting lids.
  • Eliminate standing water.
  • Fix leaky fixtures and piping.
  • Repair broken gutters.
  • Use a dehumidifier indoors.

If you don’t have the time to deal with scorpions or want to remove a current infestation, we offer scorpion control solutions here at Anver Pest Control. Our highly trained pest technicians have everything your home needs to combat potentially dangerous pests like scorpions. Reach out to one of our friendly pest control representatives today to find an affordable plan that best fits your needs.