A Mini Guide To Bark Scorpions In Las Vegas

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If you’re a resident of Las Vegas, then you know all about scorpions. You know to always check your shoes for them, or if you see a questionable object on the carpet, your first thought is, “Scorpion or leaf?” If scorpions are invading your home and threatening your peace of mind, then you should reach out to a professional pest control company. But first, here are a few things you should know about scorpions in Las Vegas.

What Is The Deadliest Scorpion In Las Vegas?

The deadliest scorpion in our area is the bark scorpion. It is widely considered the most dangerous scorpion in North America and can be identified by its yellow coloring with two dark stripes down the side of its body. If you are stung by a bark scorpion, it may lead to nothing more than localized pain and numbness around the wound; however, if a sting happens in a child or animal, it could be much worse.

Bark Scorpion Behavior

While most scorpions hide under rocks and attack when you flip things over in your yard, bark scorpions hang out upside down on trees and other objects. This gives them a better opportunity to sting you, so it is far more likely that you’ll be stung by one of these scorpions.

  • Bark scorpions use their climbing ability to get into man-made structures — like your home. This makes them far more common as house pests.
  • Bark scorpions hide in cracks and crevices. This makes any cracks or gaps in your home the perfect hiding place.
  • Bark scorpions are nocturnal, which means they’re exploring your home while you’re sleeping — making stings more common late at night and early in the morning.

Sting Prevention

  • Refrain from walking barefoot around your property.
  • Trim and maintain palm trees and other landscaping in your yard.
  • Wear gloves when working in your yard and turning items over.
  • Shake shoes, clothing, and blankets before wearing them.

How To Keep Bark Scorpions Out

One of the best ways to keep bark scorpions out of your home is identify and seal any points of entry. Here are a few locations you should inspect first:

  • Check window and door frames.
  • Inspect the seals around window and door frames.
  • Inspect the door sweeps on the bottoms of your doors.
  • Inspect vents to make sure they have covers.
  • Make sure there are no gaps in the rubber weather-stripping around doors.

Scorpion Control

If you have a scorpion infestation, don’t try to manage it on your own. A professional pest control company has the knowledge and means to safely eradicate scorpions and keep them at bay! Call Anver Pest Control today to make an appointment and keep your home scorpion and pest-free.

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