Why Choose Us for Scorpion Control
Scorpions aren’t exactly a sight to see! And the ones in Las Vegas happen to pack quite the punch as well. Some species of scorpion are highly venomous while some are also translucent making them hard to see. At Green Wave Pest Solutions we have just the right methods to handle any scorpion issue. Whether it be a specific treatment done out in the yard, interior treatments, or nighttime black light treatments, contact us today for a quote and we’ll be sure to get you take care of!
Scorpions have eight legs and segmented bodies with claws. They come in many sizes, ranging from half an inch to roughly eight inches and come in over 1,200 species. Their preference is warm and dry climates, so the Las Vegas Valley is a hotspot for them.
Scorpions are capable of stinging and injecting venom, which can range in toxicity from harmless to extremely dangerous. It is important to be cautious around scorpions in the Las Vegas Valley and avoid handling them to prevent being bitten or stung. Scorpion stings can be dangerous and potentially lethal, with about 25 of the over 1,200 known species capable of killing humans. Even stings from less toxic species can cause unpleasant side effects such as blurred vision, vomiting, dizziness, and severe pain.
Signs You Have a Scorpion Problem
If you spot a scorpion on your property the first thing you’ll want to do is give us a call here at Green Wave Pest Solutions. Don’t deal with the hassle of being stung, let your trusted professionals here get the job done for you. Scorpions can easily blend in with their environment, hiding near rocks or palm trees, making them harder to see and increasing the chance you could potentially be stung if you reached in the wrong spot.
How We Solve Your Scorpion Problem
At Green Wave Pest Solutions we take pride in being one of the most trusted pest control providers in the Las Vegas Valley. Our solution to your scorpion issue could require an integrated approach, using multiple methods to help get rid of the issue.
Give us a call and we’ll gladly schedule an inspection. Our treatment options may require indoor services or outdoor services, or both. Sometimes it may require a simple bait, other times we may have to use black light treatments at night. We will even offer sealing services, sealing up baseboards, weather stripping, or any other known entry points for scorpions. No matter what the issue is, our technicians are well equipped to handle the scorpions that reside in the Valley.
Common Types of Scorpions
The bark scorpion is the most venomous of the scorpions in North America. This tan and yellowish scorpion is about two to three inches in length. It’s comprised of two body parts, the abdomen and cephalothorax, with its tail curled to the side rather than above its body. They may be found indoors as they enjoy the cooler temperatures, and they have a great ability to climb vertically. Once inside, you’ll find them in dark, damp places such as basements or storage areas. With having such bad eyesight one of the first things a bark scorpion will do is attack and defend itself.
This scorpion is occasionally used a pet as it isn’t all too threatening to humans. Black in color and larger in shape, the emperor scorpion can be up to eight inches in length and typically live in large numbers. They’ll eat insects and have an affinity for termites, sometimes living in their mounds. These scorpions also have bad eyesight and will usually sting in defense, but luckily they won’t always inject venom into their prey.
Desert Hairy Scorpion
Usually tan or olive in color, this scorpion is the longest in the United States. They live to hang out in the shade but they are also a popular pet as well. They can even live up to twenty years if kept as a pet. Due to their large size they will attack other invertebrates such as lizards or other small animals. The desert hairy scorpion doesn’t have a very venomous sting and isn’t all too aggressive either. Their sting resembles that of a bee sting.
Some scorpion stings are venomous, although, very unlikely to be fatal. Numbness, pain, and some swelling are also common side effects of a scorpion sting, the severity depending on the individual. Having trouble breathing after a sting is one of the worst case scenarios.
Scorpions, like many other pests, are usually looking for food and water. They’ll look for standing water, whether it be in the kitchen, bathrooms, or basement. If it’s too hot outside there’s a stronger chance they’ll make their way inside. Cracks and crevices need to be sealed up to decrease the odds of this pest making its way in.
Medical attention could be necessary depending on the severity of the sting. Less than 5% of people experience a reaction that does require immediately attention. The venom does attack the central nervous system so there could be some complications there. Lethal scorpion stings are rare, roughly a quarter of a percent of stings have resulted in death, but most of them have been due to inadequate medical attention.