Remove all debris from the ground around your home. Stacks of wood, piles of leaves, overgrown bushes, even flag stone just lying on top of the dirt are areas that scorpions love. They love these areas not only because they provide harborage but because they can find other pest here that they can eat.
Seal all concrete expansion joints. Often times around your home you will find a gap between your patio or front porch concrete and your home. When the concrete is poured they put a material between the concrete. Over time this material rots or falls apart and thus it leaves a gap for pest to get down under your concrete and live. Scorpions love this area!!! You can seal this area with caulk, or if it is a wider gap expandable foam.
Close up gaps on your side walk or cool decking. Often times your sidewalks, or cool decking around your pool is poured directly on top of the soil without digging. Overtime the pest will dig out between the concrete and the top of the soil allowing pest to harbor in this area. Just simply go around your sidewalk and push the soil back up against the concrete.
Caulk your block fence I blocks. Scorpions love to live in the I block around your block walls. The I block is the column that looks different every 8-10 feet. These blocks have voids that scorpions love.
Make sure all the weather stripping on your doors are in good order.
These 5 steps will help you reduce the chances of having scorpions in your home. But they will not fix all your problems. If you would like to learn more about scorpion control you can find good information at http://www.responsiblepestcontrolmesa.com
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Angela Brasser, CRS, ABR
We ordered some stuff called Onslaught and it worked great.
you can take a look at it.
Here's why I would hire a professinal. Over the counter sprays and baits are not nearly as effective as proffessional poisons. It's like taking Tylenol or Asprin to manage the pain of a broken arm - prescription pain meds work much better. With a prescription, only a licensed medical provider can provide the powerful relief you need. A bug guy is similar. The poisons they use are Federally regulated, and a license is usually required to purchase and apply them. Which means a much higher dosage and more stopping power. Compare "Ortho Max Bug B Gone". It's avaialble for about $7-10 almost anywhere and it's a popular seller at Home Improvement stores. It has .03% Bifenthrin (less than 1%). Compare that to professional grade products that have over 12% Bifenthrin with possibly another 10-20% something else. More power, more risidual.
Scorpions and spiders of all shapes and sizes are rather prevalent in Nevada, and unfortunately they often times find themselves in our kitchens, bedrooms, garages, etc. Friends of mine who aren't afraid of pests like this say how good they are to keep other insects out of the house, but I personally would rather not have ANY insects in my house, and I am sure many would agree!
A young gal that works in my office is absolutely terrified of spiders, scorpions, and so on, and just a about a month ago she was telling me the problem she was having in her home with both! She said she went to Home Depot and picked up a gallon bug sprayer called Ortho Home Defense and it was around $15, and she boasts about how she hasn't seen anything in her home since she sprayed! Makes me wonder why I pay my exterminator $250 a year when this $15 gallon lasts for a year and has such great results apparently! She said she only used about half of the gallon too, so she has some left over for the next time she wants to spray. You should give it a try before you spend hundreds on those pricey exterminators!
Best of luck!
Senior Loan Officer
New American Mortgage
Darrell - I believe I just said just that that.... they are terrestrial arachnids of the order Scorpiones. They have lobster-like pincers and a stinger (often poisonous) at the end of it's tail. But many of the chemicals and pesticides I outlined can be effective in controlling scorpions, and keeping them out of your dwellings.
You can try these:
Cy-Kick CS is a pesticide that uses cyfluthrin as an active ingredient. It is available in an aerosol can or in a liquid concentrate for a sprayer. It can be used indoors or outdoors for spraying cracks, crevices, and perimeters.
Onslaught Insecticide is another indoor/outdoor spray insecticide. Its active ingredient is benzeneacetate. Onslaught is micro-encapsulated, which for us means that it will continue to release the active ingredients for a long period of time.
Demon WP is a spot treatment that works for contact control as well as residual control. The active ingredient is cypermethrin1. For best results, use a 1-gallon sprayer.
Suspend is a perimeter pesticide for use indoors and outdoors. It leaves a clear residual film wherever it is sprayed and continues to kill pests for up to three months. Its active ingredient is deltamethrin.
Talstar EZ Granular Insecticide is a spreadable granular insecticide for use in lawns and landscaped areas. It is recommended to spread it around the perimeter of your home. The active ingredient in Talstar is bifenthrin.
the website listed below gives you more suggestions as to how to make your yard/home unfriendly for scorpions. Good luck.
Spray it all around the outside of your house including door thresholds and windows. Repeat every 3-6 months.
They love Mexican Fan Palms. Scorpions give live birth, so there are no eggs and they carry their babies on their backs. You can check around your house and the outside of it with a black light at night - they glow under a black light.
I had a number of them at one property I owned.
Don't go barefoot, always turn on the light at night so you can see them. They like dark places like cupboards and closets and hiding under things.
You can also use Borax. It comes in a blue powder and they sell it at Home Depot. The bad news is you have to look at blue powder, but it sucks the moisture right out of them and they don't like to cross it.
Thanks for your question. Yes i would be a bit concern and have a professional come out and spray your house. In the summer, the heat tends to be too much for rodents. That'[s why they migrate inside your home... all of them. As far as a spray, i don't think over the counter is enough if you have found 4. Though you could try a protective layer around the perimater of your house, which you can find at most grocery stores. Then contact a professional. Hope that helped.
Here is some info I found on e-How:
here is a Scorpion exterminator specialist:
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