Several years ago, we got a really great deal on our home, yeah, we knew it needed some TLC, but what we did not know was that it was infested with scorpions. It was not uncommon to see five or six every day. I had never lived anywhere that had scorpions and I actually told my husband that we were going to have to move because I couldn’t deal with it. I’m happy to say that we’re still in our home and scorpion free! Yes, it took working with the exterminator to get them under control. They are quite resilient.
Summer Days Bring the Scorpions Out to Play
First, you may ask how they get into your home to begin with. Scorpions can squeeze themselves into the tiniest of cracks. They can crawl up walls and ceilings. A window with a broken screen is enough of an opening for a scorpion to get inside. Holes in walls, siding, and foundation are all entry points for them. They are looking for places to hide, find shelter, food, and water. Scorpions feast on other pests like spiders, so keeping them under control will stop the scorpion’s food supply. Your first line of defense against these guys is keeping them out of your home to begin with. Here are a few tips from the Terminator:
- Seal up entry points by checking to make sure weather-stripping around doors fits correctly and holes from cables, vents and other outlets should be sealed up.
- Avoid harboring scorpions outside your home by keeping debris out of the yard. Clean up wood piles and rocks around your home to keep them at bay.
As I mentioned, once the scorpions are in your home, they are very difficult to get rid of and nearly impossible for a homeowner to do it themselves. That is why it is important to call a trained professional like Terminator Termite & Pest Control. A scorpion invasion often takes a few visits from the exterminator to fully eradicate them from your home. Just be patient and continue to communicate with the exterminator about the problem.
These warmer days and nights bring scorpions out. Contact Terminator Termite Pest Control to come out and give you an estimate on how to get rid of the scorpions or contact them before you have a problem to do a preventative treatment.