Know Your Enemy: Scorpions
Contrary to what you may think, scorpions are not an insect – they are actually an arachnid, like spiders. Scorpions are very common across the southwestern United States and, interestingly, most scorpions are not actually poisonous. The sting from their segmented tail is closer to a bee sting than anything else. However, there are two species of scorpions in the United States that are poisonous, so it is best to assume that any scorpion sting is a serious one.
While scorpions prefer to live outdoors, preferring habitats like deserts, grasslands, and savannahs, they can sometimes find their way into your home. Like other pests, scorpions may enter your home in search of food or shelter. Because scorpions do not leave signs of an infestation, you can tell you have an infestation simply by seeing scorpions in your home or commercial property.
Here are a few things that you can do to limit the chances of scorpions entering your home:
- Keep the area around your property tidy, removing things like piles of trash, stone, or firewood
- Trim your shrubs so the trunk and ground around the plant are exposed
- Remove things like leaf litter and mulch
- Seal cracks around doors and windows and apply weather stripping to limit entry points
By taking preventative measures like those listed above, you can prevent unwanted scorpions from entering your home. However, none of these measures are foolproof. In the summertime, when scorpions tend to be most active, be aware of the objects you’re picking up. Shake out your clothes or shoes before putting them on. Don’t walk around barefoot at night. Scorpions don’t actually want to hurt you but can do so out of self-defense.
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