Perfecting Pest Control

If you don't like pests setting up shop in your home, you might be interested in hiring a professional exterminator to help you with your problems. However, unless you understand the tools that they are working with, you might find yourself wondering what else you can do to curb issues. For example, if you don't mention that mosquito problem, your exterminator might not know to treat that water feature with a pesticide that targets larvae. My site explains different ways you can prepare for your professional pest control treatment, so that you aren't left with issues later down the road.

Scorpion Control Methods


Most scorpion species live in deserts or semi-arid climates. The painful stings and pinches that scorpions are known for have classified these arthropods as nuisances. Scorpion control should involve outdoor and indoor assessments, eradication and removal strategies, and routine pest treatment applications.

An Assessment

Scorpions consume a variety of insects. They also prefer to hide under wood, leaves, and other debris that is found outdoors. An assessment of your property should include inspecting your garden, walkways, patio, and surfaces that contain debris. Using an insecticide in your garden can cut back on the number of insects that are present, which will ultimately deter scorpions from taking up residence on your property.

An indoor assessment should involve inspecting your basement and all of the floors within your home. Scorpions may enter through a crack or hole that is located at the level of your home's foundation. Once they seek refuge indoors, they may attempt to find somewhere to hide. At night, a UV light can be used to detect scorpions. A UV light that is aimed at a scorpion will cause a scorpion's body to become illuminated. 

Eradication And Trapping Methods

Eradication methods include using scorpion control sprays and sticky traps. A licensed pest control company will administer sprays outdoors and may apply pesticides indoors, to surfaces where scorpions have been previously spotted. Sprays will kill on contact, as long as a scorpion's body comes into contact with the pesticide. Some commercial-grade sprays may continue to kill scorpions for several weeks or longer.

Sticky traps may/may not contain a pesticide. A trap may be in the shape of a rectangle or square. A scorpion that walks upon the sticky surface will be unable to move. If a sticky trap has been pretreated with a pesticide, a scorpion will die quickly. After scorpions have become stuck to a trap, a trap can be disposed of. If you feel squeamish about dealing with dead scorpions or if you would like to add some extra trapping methods to your scorpion removal plans, purchase a tall container that you can trap scorpions in.

Use a pair of tongs to pick up any scorpions that you notice outdoors or indoors. Place all of them inside the container. Once you have conducted the trapping process, release the scorpions into the wild if you don't want to kill them. Never release the scorpions in a residential area, since this could ultimately lead to another infestation in someone else's home. 


25 May 2022