Help! There Are Scorpions Inside My Las Vegas Home

scorpion with arched tail

The Las Vegas population is multiplying rapidly; it's not just a gambling destination or conference hub anymore. Since the 1990s, the city has set a goal of making the city more family-friendly. With an influx of new families comes the need for new homes. As new homes get built, the habitat of scorpions starts to shrink, making Las Vegas pest control services a necessity.

Are There Different Types Of Scorpions?

When you live in Nevada, the possibility that you will run into a scorpion is high; in fact, Nevada has over 23 types of scorpions. Scorpions come in various colors and sizes (some as small as ½ inch; some reaching over 7 inches long). Scorpions are most comfortable in areas with dry land, making Las Vegas the perfect place to roam. While they look scary, there is only one in the area of Las Vegas that needs special attention. The bark scorpion is considered the most venomous in North America. While they are rarely deadly, young children and the elderly are at most risk from their venom.

What Do Scorpions Eat If They're In My House?

Las Vegas scorpions feed on things that they can subdue quickly. Since they are nocturnal, they tend to hide within homes during the day, but at night, the "bugs" in your home are susceptible to becoming their nighttime dinner feast. Their hunting technique involves ambushing their prey, grasping it with their pincers, and injecting the victim with paralyzing venom. 

Some foods in your home that may end up on a scorpions menu include the following:

  • Spiders
  • Centipedes
  • Cockroaches
  • Termites
  • Lice
  • Ticks
  • Beetles
  • Other scorpions

Every day, bugs that find their way into your home can be the attraction a scorpion needs to enter your domain. Identifying the conditions that attract scorpions can be difficult. With help from the pest professionals at Anderson Pest Control, we can identify problem areas and offer solutions for effective pest removal.

Where Do Scorpions Like To Hide In My Home?

Scorpions in Las Vegas homes seek out areas that offer cool, dark places for scorpions to shelter in place during the daytime. Many spots inside homes offer scorpions a perfect place to rest undisturbed until they are ready to venture out in search of a meal at night.

Eight places scorpions might hide while inside include:

  1. Attics
  2. Crawl spaces
  3. Basements
  4. Closets (inside shoes)
  5. Furniture (drawers)
  6. Cabinets
  7. Boxes
  8. Behind woodwork and baseboards

Scorpions are not generally aggressive with humans, so they don't purposely come after people looking for a fight. Still, people may experience a nasty surprise when they stumble onto their hiding spot and disturb them. One scorpion inside is too much, making options for removal a priority.

How Can I Get Rid Of The Scorpions Crawling Around My House?

While a sting from a scorpion is rarely fatal, it can be pretty painful. Homeowners should leave scorpion removal up to the professionals. At Anderson Pest Control, we are well acquainted with scorpion habits and hangouts. Our family-owned and operated company is local and has provided pest removal services to the Las Vegas area since 2002. We can safely and effectively get rid of scorpions and provide pest control treatments with long-lasting results. Contact Anderson Pest Control today, and let us help bring peace and tranquillity back into your home.