If you live in Southern Nevada, there’s a pretty good chance that you’re familiar with the Arizona Bark Scorpion. It’s the most common types of scorpion in our area, so it’s not all that out of the ordinary to spot one. However, these scorpions are venomous and potentially deadly to small pets and children, so you should not take a scorpion sighting lightly. Let’s look at a few facts about these common pests to help you better understand them.
They often hide in the shade during the day to escape the heat.
Like many other creatures that live in the Southwest, the Arizona Bark Scorpion must sometimes retreat from the intense desert heat. These scorpions usually spend their days hiding in the shade before coming out at night to eat. The good news is that you probably won’t see many scorpions during the day. The bad news is that scorpions will sometimes make their way into homes to seek shade. Needless to say, this can be problematic for homeowners and their families.
They are able to climb walls and other surfaces.
Fortunately for us, most of the scorpion species in the Las Vegas area cannot climb. The Arizona Bark Scorpion is a notable exception to this rule. These scorpions are skilled climbers that have been known to work their way into dark closets, garages, attic spaces and more. If you’ve seen Arizona Bark Scorpions around your home in the past, be careful when cleaning out dark attics or cluttered closets.
They gather in large packs when temperatures drop.
For the most part, the Arizona Bark Scorpion travels alone. But in the winter, some of the scorpions will gather together in groups as large as 30. This makes them easier to spot, but it also means that you could have a big problem on your hands if the scorpions decide to congregate inside your home. An infestation of this magnitude will definitely require professional help.
At Delcon Termite & Pest Control, we have the tools and know-how to safely remove Arizona Bark Scorpions from the homes and businesses in our area. Contact us online or give us a call today to learn more!