Scorpions are arachnids. Yes, they belong to the same group as spiders. Just like spiders, these creepy animals use venom to subdue their prey which includes ground spiders and insects. Scorpions can eat almost anything they can successfully conquer including prey that’s twice their size.
They are generally nocturnal animals. They have poor eyesight, yet they thrive in the dark, relying solely on their unique body, stinger, and pinchers to defend themselves and navigate the hostile environment. Scorpions are also known as land lobsters as they take after the lobsters and crabs you are likely to find in the ocean.
The biggest danger associated with scorpions is an allergic reaction to their venom. Sometimes, a secondary infection may occur around the bite’s area. Besides, having these insects in your house or backyard is scary. Here are different scorpion treatment options in case these creepy little jerks have invaded your living space.
Keep your home clean
You can save yourself a lot of grief by eliminating all the stuff outside your home that scorpions may find as a suitable place to live. Begin by clearing all brush piles and then do all the necessary landscaping work. In case there are old broken pieces of furniture and other wood chips, eliminate them. Also, check for and eliminate anything else that scorpions may hide under including rocks, old dirty toys, logs, and more. Focus on ensuring that your yard is inhospitable and keep your eye out for these insects as you clean your home.
Seal your home
Scorpions and other tiny insects need openings no bigger that a credit card to access your home. Thus, light-switches, windows, doorways, baseboards, fixtures, wall and foundations, and the ceiling fans are all potential entrances for scorpions.
Walk around in your home and look for any little spaces and make sure there are no crevices anywhere. Check your air conditioner and its ducts and ensure that there are no spaces where scorpions can hide. Also, look for cracks in the foundation and fix them.
Ensure your home is inhospitable for scorpions
Every living organism requires food, shelter, and water. If you are battling with a scorpion infestation in your home, the chances are that you’re supplying these necessities to your creepy little friends. To eliminate them, begin by eliminating the water supply: Fix all leaky water pipes and faucets., and then starve them. Keep in mind that scorpions eat other insects including ants, crickets, and cockroaches. Get rid of these insects and anything else that they may feeding on.
Tear your entire home apart and eliminate any dirty laundry lying around, old papers, magazines, and anything else that may serve as home to scorpions. Pack what needs to be packed and place every item in your home in the right place. This will make it easier for you to keep your home clean and moisture-free.
If you aren’t keen about squishing scorpions under your boot, you can consider using commercial scorpion control products. You can also contact a professional to help you eliminate these creepy animals.