Everyone knows that the heat of summer is the most deadly time of year in Las Vegas. That’s why it’s so important to have a plan for dealing with scorpions. Even if you live in a rural area, chances are your home has been exposed to scorpions at some point during the year. If you don’t know what you’re up against or how to protect yourself, then you could be left vulnerable for an extended period of time. Likewise, if you have no idea how to get rid of scorpions in your home or yard and prevent them from coming back next season, then they could pose a constant threat that will cost you countless hours and dollars over the long term. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to control and even exterminate scorpions in your yard this summer. In this post, we’ll outline everything you need to know about protecting your family against these venomous arachnids before they take over your house once again:
1. What are scorpions and how do they survive in Las Vegas?
Scorpions are arachnids that are native to most parts of the world. These eight-legged creatures can be found in tropical and subtropical areas, where they can survive year-round thanks to their ability to live in tropical conditions and thrive in extremely hot weather. You’re most likely to come across them in areas where these conditions exist, including Southern Nevada. The extreme heat that Las Vegas experiences during the summer months provides the scorpions with ideal conditions to thrive. This means that they can flourish here with little to no effort. This can make them especially challenging to keep under control. In order to make sure that you don’t have a scorpion problem in your Las Vegas home, you should be aware of what these pests look like and their habitat. There are many different species of scorpion, but the most common in Southern Nevada is the bark scorpion. These creatures are small and yellow in color and can be found anywhere there is vegetation to seek shelter in. They are most likely to be found in yards, crawl spaces, and other areas that are easy to hide in. If a scorpion is spotted in an area that receives a lot of sunlight, then there’s a good chance that the area is their natural habitat.
2. Scorpion Control Basics
There are a few things that you can do to keep the population of scorpions down in your Las Vegas home.
The first is to keep your home clean. Maintaining a clean environment and keeping your home free of clutter and other potential hiding places for scorpions will help keep the population low.
Second, you should make sure that your outdoor spaces are well maintained. Fix any debris or holes that are in your yard and keep your outdoor decorations away from the ground to prevent scorpions from hiding in them.
Finally, be aware of what’s going on in your neighborhood. If you notice that a lot of your neighbors are having a scorpion problem, it could be because one of them is letting them loose in their yard. While you can’t change where scorpions live, you can change how you deal with them.
3. How do you get rid of scorpions?
There are a couple of ways that you can get rid of scorpions if they’re a problem in your Las Vegas home. The first is to hire a professional. This is likely to be the most effective way to get rid of scorpions, but it will also likely cost you the most money. You could also try to kill scorpions on your own. While this will likely be a waste of time, it will also likely be much cheaper than hiring someone else to do it. If you decide to kill scorpions, then you should wear protective gloves and safety glasses while doing it. You should also use a long-handled shovel or another tool that is away from your home so that you don’t accidentally contaminate it with scorpion remains.
Call Anver Pest Control
Many homeowners in Las Vegas mistakenly think that they don’t need to worry about scorpions at all. Thankfully, there are several things that you can do to keep the population of scorpions down in your home. If your scorpion infestation persists despite your best efforts, it’s best to let the professionals handle it.
Call Anver Pest Control today for a free home inspection!