Scorpions are a type of arachnid that can cause stinging and painful bites, especially if a person is bitten by a venomous species. Prompt pest control services can help to eliminate a scorpion infestation in your house.
How to Find Scorpions Hiding Inside of Your House
Scorpions are a type of arachnid that makes their home in dry environments, especially the desert areas of the southwestern United States. While only a few species of scorpions are venomous, a sting from one of these arachnids can be painful and debilitating. An experienced company that provides pest control in Las Vegas can help you to identify a scorpion infestation in your house and eliminate the pests from your living areas.
Cabinets and Drawers
Scorpions are nocturnal and will usually spend the daytime hours hiding in a dark space. The bottoms of drawers and the small gaps underneath cabinets are ideal hiding spaces for scorpions. You may notice them moving if you shine a flashlight into the crevices of cabinets or when you lift items out of deep drawers.
Clothing and Shoes
Clothing and shoes that are put into storage in a closet or dresser are an ideal hiding spot for scorpions. They thrive in the dark conditions. If the clothing or shoes have any skin cells or other organic material, the scorpions can use this as a food source. Scorpions may also lay their eggs in these areas.
If you have a basement, utility or attic storage area, be weary of finding scorpions hiding there. Scorpions prefer to be away from people, so they will hide in areas where people seldom go. Stacks of boxes, piles of newspaper and towers of storage bins are quiet, out-of-the-way hiding spots where scorpions will hide. Before you access or rearrange your items in storage, turn on the lights and wear a breathing mask and gloves. If you find signs of scorpion infestation, leave the area and call an exterminator. You may need to discard many of your stored items if they have been damaged by nesting scorpions.