Scorpions
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Description

The scorpion is a venomous arachnid that lives in warm habitats all over America. These pests have a stinger they use to kill or stun their prey.

There are many different species, and their size, color, and appearance can vary greatly.

Appearance

With their unique look, scorpions are easily recognizable. The pests have two large pinchers at the front of their body and a curved tail with a stinger.

Scorpions are usually around three inches long, but some grow up to seven inches in length. They may be yellow, reddish-brown, or black in color.

Habitat

Inside the United States, scorpions typically thrive in hot, dry climates such as the Southwest. However, the pests do not live strictly in desert areas.

Also found in deciduous forests, grasslands, and mountains, scorpions can live in many different habitats.

Entry

Are scorpions known to enter homes or yards?

Preferring the outdoors, scorpions live under rocks and brush. Residents may carry them inside with firewood or find them crawling through an open door.

Some scorpions are adept climbers. Still, their initial instinct is to flee from people and they do not nest in homes.

Damage

Do scorpions harm people or property?

It is rare to find a scorpion indoors. While the pests cause minimal property damage, they can injure people.

Scorpions are venomous with stings that may cause swelling, pain, or more serious allergic reactions.

Control and Safety

Mowing grass and removing debris from the yard will reduce potential hiding spots for a scorpion. These pests are nocturnal and hibernate during the winter, so encounters often occur on warm evenings.

Prevention and Removal

Homeowners can keep scorpions away by securing doors and windows. For help removing scorpions safely, contact your local pest control specialists.


This type of pest control is not available in all markets. Please contact your nearest Critter Control location to see if traditional pest control service is available in your area.