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Fortified offers state of the art Las Vegas Scorpion Control and extermination services. We understand the scorpions indigenous to the area and their proper remedy.

 

While some pests can be tolerated, homeowners usually find that scorpions are not one of them. After all, no one likes to try to put on a shoe, only to find a scorpion is living inside of it. To gain control of the situation, understanding the nature of these pests is essential. Currently, the Bark Scorpion is the most common one you will find in America. To learn more about how to get rid of these pests, stay tuned.

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Known for their venomous sting, Arizona bark scorpions are classified scientifically as Centruroides sculpturatus. If attacked, the venom can be poisonous to people with disabilities, small children and older adults. They are about 3 inches long and are a lighter color of yellow or brown. They will also have dark vertical bands of color. While many scorpions have lobster-like claws, and Arizona bark scorpion has a longer and thinner version of a pincher. They also differ from many other types of scorpions because they have a slender tail.

While they may have the word Arizona in their name, they can be found anywhere in America. Although they cannot climb smooth surfaces or glass, the scorpions can climb any rough horizontal facade. They will be drawn to the indoors or outdoors as long as they can find water and a food source. In cold months, they will group together in packs as large as 30. When it is warmer outside, they are more solitary. Typically, this includes other insects and small prey like mice, reptiles, spiders and crickets. When they are not feeding, they will hide or cling to a surface to rest.

They enjoy feeding at night and will attack any small creature that is running past their resting place. They will attack humans, but they are usually quick to run and hide as opposed to confronting a person. When they do attack a human or pet, the venom will cause numbness, severe pain, muscle twitching, shortness of breath, convulsions and foaming at the mouth. It is possible to die from and Arizona bark spider bite, but it is rare.

To reproduce, a scorpion mother will gestate her young for several months. When they are born, they will be fully formed. It is not uncommon for a female to give birth to 35 babies at a time. After birth, the young are carried around on their mother’s back for the first three weeks of life. It is not uncommon for a while the Arizona bark scorpion to live for five years or longer. This is especially true if they can find an irrigated lawns to live next to. One way to test to see if you have scorpions in your presence is to use a black light. Almost all adult species of scorpions will glow when they are exposed to a black light.

Put your pesky scorpion problem to rest

Scorpions are no laughing matter when they have invaded your home. To get a solution that will work without the extra pesticides, call Fortified Pest Management. We have developed environmentally friendly techniques over the years that forego our competition. This means that you will have a safe environment free of scorpions without residual chemicals that can harm pets or children. When you have reached the end of your rope and the scorpions need to go, give us a call and we will help you reach a resolution as quickly as possible.