How Do I Keep Scorpions Away From My Property In Henderson?

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Scorpions are one of the invasive pests that pack a punch. Some pests are more of a nuisance, and can just be generally aggravating. Other pests - like termites and carpenter bees - can cause real damage to your home and other structures. Some pests, however, can pose a danger to you and your family. Certain species of ants and spiders meet this criteria, as do many different types of wasps, hornets, and bees. Scorpions also number among these later species in that they can not only deliver painful stings, but stings that are also venomous.

If you need pest control services in Henderson, Anver Pest Control can help. Call us today to see what we can do for you.

Is A Scorpion A Bug? 

Properly, scorpions are not bugs. There are instead members of the arachnid family that includes spiders. Scorpions have eight legs and are highly distinctive, having two large pincers up front that they use to grasp prey and a large tail that hooks over their back and ends with a stinger. 

Scorpions can be highly fear-inducing pests, and can also back up their looks with powerful stings. If you have scorpions and need help with scorpion control, call Anver Pest Control today.

How Dangerous Is A Scorpion's Sting? 

There are many types of scorpions, but all of them are carnivorous and hunt insects for food. They use their venom to immobilize their prey. This venom is very effective against insects, but less so against humans. The stings still hurt, and the venom can still produce negative effects, but overall scorpion stings are rarely fatal. 

Scorpion stings produce two effects: 

  1. Local effects: These effects occur directly around the sting area, and include redness, swelling, and pain. Scorpion stings can be considered similar to, but worse than, hornet or wasp stings.

  2. Systemic effects: This is how your body responds to bee stings. These effects can include difficulty breathing, profuse sweating, faintness, nausea, increased blood pressure, and elevated heart rate. 

Anver Pest Control doesn’t like the sound of this any more than you do. If you see scorpions, contact us. We know how to get rid of scorpions.

How Can I Prevent Scorpions Around My Property?

What attracts scorpions to your property in the first place? Scorpion control in Henderson is often the most effective when performed proactively rather than reactively. Instead of waiting for scorpions to become a problem, here are some intelligent steps you can take to minimize your chances of having to deal with scorpions:

  • Eliminate clutter: scorpions love to hunt for insects in clutter. Eliminating clutter can decrease your chances of attracting scorpions.

  • Seal your home: sealing your home well can decrease the ability of insects - and the scorpions that hunt them - from coming inside your home.

  • Eliminate standing water: scorpions like to situate around water sources. Eliminating standing water makes your yard less attractive to them. 

  • Minimize outside lighting: bright lights at night can draw many insects to your home. Scorpions will then come to hunt them. Limit nighttime lighting to decrease your chances of encountering scorpions.

  • Inspect frequently: performing routine inspections can help you avoid larger scorpion infestations, making them easier to treat.

Finally, be sure to utilize professional pest control services in order to combat scorpion infestations near your home. Anver Pest Control is the professional pest control company of choice in Henderson. Contact us today for help with any pest infestation.

How Do I Safely Get Rid Of Scorpions On My Property?

It can be dangerous to try to address scorpion infestations via DIY methodology; you can get stung if you try to eliminate them yourself. Instead of risking your health and safety, use Anver Pest Control to safely and effectively eliminate pests from your yard and home. Call us today for help with scorpions or to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Henderson.

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