We have all heard the classic winter ballad that starts with, “Oh, the weather outside is frightening….” Well, because of the unusually mild winter in the Las Vegas area, it is becoming even more frightening. Without a hard freeze to kill them off, the scorpion population is exploding. One family reported killing over 100 scorpions in a 3 month period. There are at least 25 species of scorpions in the Las Vegas area. If you come across just one scorpion, be aware. Andy Kuniyuki, Dean at Nevada State College’s School of Liberal Arts & Sciences and associate professor of biology said, “For every one scorpion that is seen, there are six or seven hiding in the house because they tend to travel packs.”

All scorpions will give a nasty sting. You will feel an intense pain similar to a bee sting. There will be swelling around the bite site and a numbness or tingling. According to the Center for Disease Control, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Slurred speech
  • Convulsions
  • Abdominal pain and cramps
  • Respiratory distress
  • Staggered gait

Those are just some of the symptoms. Most symptoms will disappear within 48 hours, unless it is the bite of the most venomous scorpion in America, the Arizona Bark Scorpion. The bark scorpion has poor eyesight and will be aggressive and attack if it feels they are being threatened. In some cases, these bites can be life threatening.

At the first sight of a scorpion, call us at Intrusion Pest Control. We are experts at locating all the nooks and crannies that scorpions like to hide in. We will come out, inspect, and help you become scorpion and worry free.


How much does scorpion control cost?

Intrusion Pest Control offers our Ultimate Pest Protection service to protect your home and family from scorpions and other pests on a monthly basis starting at $49.

How do you control a scorpion infestation?

You remove conditions conducive to scorpions as well as implement a Pest Protection program to reduce and eliminate scorpions and other pests.

What is the best scorpion control in homes?

A proactive Pest Protection program along with continuous nighttime black light scorpion hunts and removing conditions conducive.



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