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. To learn more about how to get rid of scorpions, stay tuned.
Which type of scorpion is most common to the United States of America?
Currently, the Bark Scorpion is the most common one you will find in America, let alone in the average Vegas backyard.
The Distinctive Features of a Las Vegas Scorpion
Known for their venomous sting, bark scorpions (also known as Arizona bark scorpions) are classified scientifically as Centruroides sculpturatus. 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, the 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. If they attack, their venom can be poisonous to people with disabilities, small children and older adults.
While they may have the word Arizona in their name, they can be found anywhere in America, especially in the Las Vegas Desert. Although they cannot climb smooth surfaces or glass, the scorpions can climb any rough horizontal facade. Scorpions will be drawn to the indoors or outdoors as long as they can find water and a food source. Pest control for scorpions will ensure they stay out of local areas as long as the community hires a service. In cold winter months, they will group together in packs as large as 30. When it is warmer outside, they are more solitary – just like other insects and small prey like spiders, mice, crickets and reptiles. When they are not feeding, they will hide or cling to a surface to rest.
General Scorpion Traits & Characteristics
Scorpions generally 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 scorpions do attack a human or pet, their venom will generally cause numbness, severe pain, muscle twitching, shortness of breath, convulsions and foaming inside the mouth.
Can you die from a scorpion sting?
- Yes, it is possible to die from bark scorpion venom from a sting, but it is a rare case scenario.
Scorpion Reproduction & Birth Facts
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.
Do scorpions lay eggs?
- No, scorpions do not lay eggs. Instead, the female scorpion waits until the eggs hatch inside her body – which is when the baby scorpions emerge from their mother.
In Las Vegas and Have a Scorpion Problem?
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 at (702) 879-4007. We have developed environmentally friendly techniques over the years that no other pest control company is doing in Las Vegas. 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 you need to get rid of the scorpions throughout your property; give Fortified Pest a call at (702) 879-4007 and we will help you reach a solution to your scorpion problem as quickly as possible.