Learning About Natural Pest Control

Learning About Natural Pest Control

Understanding And Preventing Scorpions

by Norah Slieker

Scorpions are not issues in the northern part of the country, but they are incredibly common in the southwestern states, such as Texas, Arizona, and California. If you live in these areas, you may not think scorpions are a big problem. However, an estimated 25 out of the 1,500 species of scorpions have fatal stings. Because of this risk, it is important to understand these unwanted guests. This guide will give you a few interesting facts about scorpions and some tips to help rid your home and yard of these unique creatures.

Fast Facts

Most people are surprised to learn that scorpions are actually a type of arachnid, so they are similar to both spiders and ticks.

They have an elongated body, a pair of pincers, and a segmented tail that curves up over its back. Unfortunately, scorpions also have a venomous stinger that it uses as a defense mechanism if it feels attacked in any way.

If you are stung by a scorpion, it is important to remain calm. As stated earlier, a small percentage of scorpions have venom that is fatal to humans. The sting may cause pain and swelling around the site. If you notice your heart is beating rapidly, your breathing is becoming shallow and slow, or you are experiencing numbness in any part of your body, seek out immediate medical attention.


Ensuring your home and yard are free of anything scorpions may find appealing is key to prevention.

These arachnids feed off a variety of different food sources including insects, mice, lizards, and frogs. Keep the interior of your home somewhat free of food particles and crumbs, which can attract insects and rodents. Make sure to seal up containers of food and clean up spills and crumbs as soon as possible.

Cluttered areas, such as piles of clothes, stacks of newspapers, or large amounts of wood debris and trash are all attractive areas for scorpions to hide and live inside.  Clean up any of this clutter to rid your home and yard of scorpions and other pests.

Applying an insecticide to your home's exterior is also helpful. This application will kill any existing pests while preventing new ones from entering and infesting your home.

Ask your pest control team if they offer treatments of pesticides for your yard, as well. This will deter scorpions from your yard where your children and pets may be playing in daily.

Scorpions can be frightening to see, but they are common nuisances for many homeowners. This guide will help you learn about these arachnids and how to prevent them from your home and yard.


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Learning About Natural Pest Control

Hey everyone, my name is Silas. With two allergy prone children, I had to find natural ways to keep bugs from infiltrating our home. In this area, bugs tend to come into the house in droves as soon as the outdoor temperatures drop. When that happens, I'm forced to treat common areas to kill the bugs and keep them from growing in number. I want to share all of the natural pest control techniques I used to keep bugs out of our house. I will also talk about gentle commercial options available for heavy infestations. I hope you will visit my site on a regular basis to learn more.