3 Things That Attract Scorpions to Your Home


How Do Scorpions Get in the House?

Scorpions typically enter homes through small cracks, open doors, and windows. In Henderson, they are drawn to cool, damp areas. At Anver Pest Control, we recommend sealing entry points and reducing moisture to keep these pests out of your home or business.

Nevada is home to 25 different species of scorpions. The Arizona Bark Scorpion is the most common and deadly in Las Vegas. Bark scorpions are yellow-brown and about 1 to 3 inches long.

Homeowners in Las Vegas and rural communities will likely encounter these pests, and knowing how to protect your home, pets, and children from scorpions is essential. With that said, here are three of the most critical factors you should be aware of that could attract scorpions to your Las Vegas home:

Water And Moisture

All pests, including those in the desert, ultimately need water to survive. Unsurprisingly, scorpions can go a long time without water as they are well equipped to survive the dry, arid climate that Nevada provides. However, they can’t go forever without water, and they usually look for areas with stagnant water to make their homes around. Outside your home, this can include leaky hoses, sprinklers, and gutters that aren’t draining properly.

Bathrooms, kitchen cabinets, and laundry rooms are common indoor water sources for scorpions. Check your home for scorpions by examining damp and dark places like basements and trying to eliminate any standing water inside or outside.


Scorpions are carnivorous, meaning their diet includes other insects. If you have a pest infestation of cockroaches, spiders, or beetles, this is the perfect food source for scorpions. Keep your house as pest-free as possible, and regularly check for termites to help keep scorpions away. However, you should keep your home clean of crumbs and other food sources. Keep all food in the home stored in sealed containers, refrigerated if possible, and vacuum the floors regularly to eliminate these potential food sources.

Cracks And Crevices

When the temperatures start soaring, scorpions are motivated to look for a shady place to hide—something your home provides in spades. They will look for holes or crevices they can squeeze into to get inside.

As a general rule of thumb for homeowners, checking your property regularly for open cracks and crevices will help decrease pest infestations. In the case of scorpions, any crack that is more enormous than the width of a credit card is big enough for a scorpion to get in. They can enter through your foundation, doorways, rooftops, and windows.

Once inside your home, scorpions look for an undisturbed place to live. They are nocturnal creatures and avoid humans but will strike if they feel threatened. Take every precaution by sealing up cracks and crevices, eliminating food sources, and looking for stagnant water.

If you’re concerned about a recent scorpion sighting in or around your home, call Anver Pest Control. We specialize in eradicating and preventing scorpion infestations. Las Vegas is a beautiful place to live, so don’t let scorpions ruin your home. Call Anver Pest Control for a free inspection today!