Reno Scorpion Extermination
Scorpions are arachnids who thrive in warm climates and are prevalent throughout the Southwest. They feed on insects, invade homes and workplaces, and crawl under any object that provides protection to them and their young. The United States is home to 70 known species of scorpions. Of those 70 species, 56 can be found in Nevada. While few scorpions sting people or pets, the poisonous Arizona Bark Scorpion is a frequent problem pest throughout Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Texas and is capable of causing highly painful stings.
At nighttime, scorpions can be easily spotted using a black light flashlight. Their exoskeletons light up when the ultraviolet light from a black light strikes them. When we perform scorpion exterminations, we look for and treat scorpion hives and breeding sites. Scorpions love to make their homes under rocks, downed trees, shrubbery, firewood stacks, potted plants, outdoor furniture, barns, sheds, and unsealed attics, basements, and crawl spaces.
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Health Risks of Scorpion Stings
Scorpion stings are painful, and can be life-threatening, especially for infants, small children, the elderly, and the immunocompromised. Common symptoms of scorpion stings can include sharp intense pain, numbness, tingling, burning sensations, and swelling in the affected areas.
At-risk individuals may experience additional symptoms such as breathing difficulty, involuntary muscle twitching or thrashing, drooling, sweating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, elevated blood pressures, accelerated or irregular heart rates, or general restlessness.
People who are hypersensitive to stings from stinging insects such as bees or wasps should take extra precautions around scorpions, due to the risk of experiencing an overactive immune response.
What Scorpions Look Like
Scorpions are most easily identified by their pincers and tails. They are classified as arachnids, and have eight legs like other arachnids such as spiders, mites and ticks. Scorpions are equipped with a pair of pincers that make them look like small lobsters, and they have a segmented but thin tail that arches over their back. Scorpions may be yellow, blue, reddish-brown, or black.
Scorpion Extermination Service
Scorpions can enter through door gaps, improperly screened windows, pipes, electrical wiring, or telecommunications lines. Sometimes, people accidentally introduce scorpions into their houses on contaminated firewood, storage boxes, outdoor furniture, or potted plants.
Scorpion exterminations begins with thoroughly inspecting your property to determine where scorpions are thriving and how they are entering your home or business. Once we find out where these scorpions live, we apply pesticide to the affected areas. Our goal is to achieve complete extermination goals, and we will make sanitation recommendations designed to reduce potential long-term scorpion habitats on your property.
Scorpion Pesticide Treatment
Since scorpions can thrive in hard-to-access or out-of-mind areas, we treat scorpion risk areas with long-lasting eco-friendly insecticides rated for scorpion and arachnid control. Our favorites are Demand CS, Onslaught FastCap, or Demon WP.
All of the scorpion pesticides that we apply are safe for humans, small children, and pets. They will prevent scorpions from returning to the affected areas as long as the application remains undisturbed.
Proper scorpion control and prevention on your property requires a keen eye. Scorpions can and will thrive in any location that offers them a dry shelter from the desert sun. If you need our scorpion extermination services or suspect that you have scorpions on or near your property, give us a call to get your property checked right away!