Is It Dangerous To Have Scorpions On My Summerlin Property?

July 30, 2022

Pest control in Summerlin covers a wide variety of creatures, from ants and roaches to rodents and spiders. However, there's a unique pest in the American Southwest that poses a particular danger to local homeowners: the scorpion.

Scorpions are some of the most mysterious pests to grace Summerlin backyards. Despite their intimidating appearance, most scorpions are not dangerous to the health or wellness of Summerlin property owners. However, there is one species that may cause pain, reactions, and potential hospitalizations with its venom. Let's explore this in greater detail.

What Are Scorpions?

Scorpions are a species of arachnid that is related to spiders and ticks. They have a segmented body with two large claws (pedipalps) and a long, curved tail that is tipped with a venomous stinger.

For the most part, scorpions in Summerlin are nocturnal predators that hunt for insects and other small animals to eat. They are most active at night, when the temperatures are cooler, although they are well adapted to our desert conditions.

Scorpions immobilize their prey by attacking with their venomous tail. Once their prey is stung, the scorpion patiently waits for the venom to take effect before settling down to eat. This hunting behavior rarely, if ever, affects humans or pets, but there are occasions where it becomes problematic.

How Dangerous Are Scorpions?

Scorpions are not naturally aggressive, but they will sting if they feel threatened. This is often in self-defense, but may also be in response to being grabbed or pinched. The vast majority of scorpion stings will cause only minor pain and swelling at the site of the sting. However, there is one species, the Arizona bark scorpion, that may cause more serious reactions in people and pests.

Unfortunately, these Arizona scorpions are increasingly common in the Las Vegas area. Their potent venom has been associated with a number of ill effects, including:

  • Muscle twitching
  • Trouble breathing
  • Excessive sweating
  • Foaming at the mouth
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Seizure-like symptoms
  • Intense muscle pain

Bark scorpion venom is particularly dangerous to young children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. If you think or know that these arachnids are anywhere near your property, it's wise to get help as soon as possible.

Why Do I Have Scorpions On My Property?

Scorpions enter properties in search of three factors: food, water, and shelter. If your property is infested with small insects, there's a good chance scorpions will be drawn to the area. Similarly, if there are thick shrubs or bushes for them to hide in, they may take up residence on your property.

The best way to prevent scorpions from taking over your yard is to address the underlying problem: insects. By eliminating any food sources or hiding places, you can redirect lingering scorpions to a different, better-suited habitat. And one of the best ways to do this is through professional local scorpion control, particularly with the help of Vantage Pest Control.

Professional Scorpion Control For Summerlin Residents

Vantage Pest Control has been providing quality scorpion control in Summerlin for years, proudly protecting hundreds of homeowners against pest species of all kinds. Our scorpion plans both remove and reduce populations around your yard, with year-round control that stops infestations from taking hold.

Get rid of scorpions in Summerlin fast with a quick phone call to Vantage Pest Control. Ready for a quote? Simply submit an online contact form to schedule an estimate.

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