Distinctive in appearance and very dangerous, seeing a scorpion in or around your home is scary. They can get into your home through gaps in and around windows and doors, or are carried in on firewood, plants, and patio furniture. They can hide in crawlspaces and garages. Because scorpions eat other insects, they can also signify a deeper pest problem.
In the Coachella Valley, the most common types of scorpion are the dangerous bark scorpion, the stripe-tailed scorpion, and the Arizona hairy scorpion. All scorpion species have a distinctive, crablike look, with two pincers in the front, four legs, and a large and prominent tail with a stinger at the end. Depending on the species, scorpions can grow from 2 to 7 inches in length. Scorpions are nocturnal, and feed on insects, spiders, mice, small lizards, and snakes. Scorpions will also eat other scorpions.
Scorpions do not typically seek out humans to sting, and incidents usually happen when a person unwittingly uncovers a scorpion’s resting place. Scorpions will often hide or rest in shoes, boots, blankets, or towels. To ensure you don’t take a scorpion by surprise, don’t leave these things outdoors, and shake them out before using them. Additionally, avoid walking outdoors barefoot in the evening, and always garden wearing proper gloves.
You can help prevent a scorpion infestation by removing debris, firewood or dense plant growth close to your home.
Because scorpions are dangerous, breed quickly, and are difficult to get rid of on your own, it’s important to call a trained professional to help. Rudy’s Termite & Pest Control are Coachella Valley scorpion removal experts.
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