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Scorpion Control and Extermination

Are scorpions creeping you out? Killroy can help solve your scorpion problem.

The scorpion is a pest found in many parts of the world. Scorpions are predators that hunt at night. They use their long, curved tails to sting and kill their prey. Scorpions can be up to eight inches long, and they are usually a brown or yellow color. Some scorpions can be more aggressive than others, and some can even be deadly to humans. But, don’t worry, we have very few scorpions in the Bay Area and those we do have are relatively harmless. If you still have concerns about scorpions on your property, give Killroy Pest Control a call today to put you at ease.


Scorpion Habitats

There are more than 2,000 species of scorpions in the world, and they dwell in various habitats. Scorpions are on every continent except for Antarctica. They prefer warm climates and are in deserts, rainforests, and grasslands. In the United States, they are primarily in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas. Scorpions generally live outdoors but can sometimes be found indoors in basements or crawl spaces.

Scorpions like to hide during the day and are most active at night when hunting for food. Their diet consists of insects, spiders, and other small animals. Scorpions use their long tails to sting their victims to catch their prey. Scorpions are immune to most venomous snakes, which means they often live near these dangerous creatures. Scorpions are not hazardous to humans unless they are provoked or feel threatened. If you are stung by a scorpion, it will usually only cause minor pain and swelling. Some people may have a more severe reaction to the venom and need medical attention.

Types of Scorpions that can be found in Central California​

Scorpion Nesting Behaviours

Scorpions are nocturnal predators that hunt at night. During the day, they hide in dark places to avoid the heat. When it’s time to mate, males and females will meet up and engage in a complex courtship dance. Once the female is ready to lay her eggs, she’ll find a suitable place to build her nest.

Scorpions nest in burrows underground, but they can also be found in cracks in walls or beneath rocks. The female scorpion will carefully construct her nest using her chelicerae (pincers) and metasoma (tail). She’ll then lay anywhere from 20 to 35 eggs inside the nest before sealing it.

The female scorpion will stay with her eggs until they hatch, at which point she’ll carry them on her back to their first molt. Once the young scorpions have molted for the first time, they’ll be able to fend for themselves and will leave the nest in search of food. Scorpions live for about two to three years in the wild but can live up to 25 years in captivity.

Scorpion Prevention and Treatment

Scorpions are most active at night, so it is essential to keep your yard well-lit. Remove any potential hiding places like rocks and woodpiles from your property, and seal any cracks or openings in your home’s foundation.

If you are stung by a scorpion, you should first wash the area with soap and water. Apply a cool compress to the affected area to help relieve pain and swelling. If you have difficulty breathing or swallowing, seek medical attention immediately.

If you take these precautions, you can help prevent scorpions from becoming a problem in your home. But if you do find yourself dealing with these pests, don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional pest control company for help. They can quickly and efficiently get rid of the scorpions with their expertise.

Killroy Pest Control Scorpion Control Services

If you already have a scorpion problem, Killroy Pest Control can help in scorpion pest control. Our experienced professionals will find where they’re hiding and get rid of them as scorpion exterminator. We also offer long-term solutions to help keep them away for good. Contact us today at 866-851-1366.

Killroy can help to solve your Scorpion problem.

We use a 4-step process to solve scorpion problems.

Inspection: It is critical to identify the particular types of scorpions that are bothering you. Knowing the characteristics of the invading scorpions will affect how these pests are eliminated. Inspecting the property is important for locating the source and causes that enabled scorpions to access your building.

Modify environment conditions: Your Killroy pest management professional will look for and suggest modifications to any environmental conditions that might encourage scorpions to enter the structure. This could include changing the color of your outdoor lighting or eliminating food sources that are attracting the scorpions, as well as trimming plants and trees touching the structure.

Establish and implement a plan: Your Killroy pest management professional will consider the most effective and least toxic approach to get rid of your scorpion problem. He will explain his plan which may include customer/tenant participation and answer any questions you may have. He will then carefully treat the situation. He will find the scorpion webs and egg sacks and remove them.

Monitor the process: It is important to monitor the situation until it is resolved. If there is any sign of returning scorpions, your technician will gladly come back at no additional charge to make the appropriate adjustments to ensure the problem gets taken care of completely.

Call 888-669-3460 today!

We're here for you.

We are glad to answer any questions or schedule an appointment.
We provide commercial and residential pest control services in the South San Francisco Bay, Tri-Valley areas, and Santa Cruz County.

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