Did you find a scorpion in your house? Don’t be surprised. They’re attracted to hot, dry climates and can be found all over the world. They also like to hide – meaning that even if you don’t see scorpions during the day, they could still be around – hiding under your stuff.
Are Scorpions Poisonous?
They are definitely poisonous. Scorpion bites may include “several neurotoxins, histamine, serotonin, enzymes, enzyme inhibitors, and other unidentified compounds.” Eesh.
That’s a lot of stuff. Generally, a scorpion’s sting causes fairly intense pain and numbness. You could have a LOT of swelling in the affected area. Some say the smaller the scorpion, the more intense the venom and the sting, but this honestly depends on the type of scorpion and the health/general condition of the person affected. It’s no wonder people out there are looking for a surefire scorpion killer.
How to Prevent Scorpions
First of all, if you know your home is prone to scorpion visits, make sure you free areas of clutter. Scorpions like to hide – so make sure that there aren’t clothes, papers, boxes or anything else in your floors. Do a whole-house check for scorpions – if you’ve seen one, there are likely several more to follow.
One Wondercide friend picked up a roll of toilet paper off her bathroom floor and found a scorpion inside. This goes to show that they can hide almost anywhere!
Next, treat your home. Spray BioDefense around base boards, door frames, corners, and all through your home. Make sure to seal any external cracks or holes that scorpions can get through. You can use caulk – and then spray the BioDefense on the caulked area once it dries. This is a great way to prevent scorpions.
Prevent Scorpions in Your Yard
You can use BioDefense indoors, and EcoTreat Outdoor Pest Control outdoors to get rid of scorpions. EcoTreat will kill scorpions on contact, and will also prevent scorpions from coming into your perimeter.