Las Vegas is warming up and in a couple of weeks we should see the temperature going into the low 100’s. With the warm conditions everything is starting to bloom and we start seeing scorpions in the yard and yes they might come into your home.

The bark scorpion and the desert scorpion are the most common scorpions in our area. The bark scorpion is the most problematic species the in Las Vegas area since their stings can be deadly if not treated. If you get stung by a scorpion take some Benadryl and go to an urgent care facility for medical treatment. This is not something to take lightly.

The best time to inspect your home and property for scorpions is at night. All scorpions have a tendency to become fluorescent under ultraviolet lights, such as blacklights. A bark scorpion can appear to glow with a color similar to fluorescent green color at night, an oddity that is often used to detect these nocturnal predators.

Bark scorpions can be easily recognized with two broad darker color bands on the dorsal side of the abdomen. They also have eight legs, oversized claws and a stinger-armed tail. They usually feed on small insects. Since they are small and blend with landscaping they can be missed and accidentally stepped on. The popularity of irrigated lawns, and other systems which increase environmental humidity in residential areas, has led to an increase in the amount of this species.

Desert scorpions or the Hadrurus arizonensis and are the largest scorpion in North America. They live in the southwest part of the country since they are desert dwellers. This scorpion likes to burrow in sand and like other scorpions is nocturnal.

If you think you have an infestation it is strongly recommended that you hire a licensed professional pest control company to eliminate the scorpions. It is advised once you have the situation under control make sure you eliminate anything that might provide a food source for these pests – like emptying garbage cans on a regular basis.
GLOBAL PEST SERVICES in Las Vegas is a licensed pest control company that is qualified to handle all your pest elimination needs. Call our office at 702-657-0091 or go to our web site- to speak with us for all your pest control needs. Get a quote now!

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