Scorpions come from the arachnid family. They are commonly found in the dry, arid regions of the United States and other areas of the world. South Carolina is home to a few scorpion species, which tend to be smaller (typically 1 to 3 inches in length) than those found in the desert.
What Attracts Scorpions?
Scorpions are active at night. They mainly feed on other insects and types of scorpions. During the day they retreat to the cool of the shade and can be found under rocks, wood piles, and other areas that give them relief from the heat of the day. When a scorpion enters a home, it is usually looking for water or some kind of shelter. Once it finds an area it likes, the scorpion can set up residence and begin to multiply.
What are Signs of Scorpions?
It is not easy to identify a scorpion infestation. Usually, you have to actually see a scorpion to know there could be a problem. Scorpions enter a home through any opening big enough for its body. A simple crack in a foundation can give scorpions access to your home. To limit your chances of finding a scorpion in your house, it is a good idea to keep all cracks and holes sealed and filled around your home.
How to Prevent Scorpions
There are some things that you as homeowners and renters can do to keep scorpions out of your homes:
- Keep piles to a minimum. Piles can include things like firewood, excess trash, mulch, and even toys. Scorpions like these kind of harbors to escape the heat of the day.
- Seal all points of entry into your home. Look around for small holes around windows or vent pipes. If you find areas that need to be sealed, use the appropriate sealant to shore it up. The hole does not have to be very large for a scorpion to enter your home.
- Should you find an infestation, call ARD Pest Control. ARD Professionals use only the best and safest insecticides to deal with an infestation. We can apply the solution safely so your family and pets are not in danger.
- Stay on top of the problem before it starts. Preventive action is the only way to minimize a scorpion infestation.
Should you find a scorpion infestation or any other pest problem, get in touch with us at ARD Pest Control today, and let our people do the work for you. We only want to solve your problem the safest way possible.