Scorpions in Winter: How You Should Prepare

In a previous blog post, we mentioned that Arizona Bark scorpions can congregate together in groups of up to 30. What we didn’t tell you is that they normally do during the winter months, normally between January and February.

Scorpions in Winter: How You Should PrepareAlthough they can survive the cold weather, Arizona Bark scorpions like to seek refuge in warm places, like the inside of your home. Once inside, they’ll pine for shade, so you may find these pests in dark crevices between flooring and baseboards, behind your couch, or even more eerily, inside your sneakers.

Scorpions may hibernate inside your home because they despise cooler temperatures, and they are sometimes hard to spot if you aren’t looking. They only really come out of hibernation when the weather warms up, so you may not notice them until the first signs of spring show.

Scorpions are sneaky in that they can pinpoint entry ways into your home, so it’s important that these cracks are sealed and old weather stripping on doors is replaced when necessary. Another precautionary measure to take is to make sure the shrubbery on your home’s interior is trimmed before cold weather hits as they are excellent climbers and can maneuver their way through.

As the temperatures are dropping in Las Vegas, it might be time to think about whether your home is ready, which includes a monthly bug spraying that will help to eliminate the problem of Arizona Bark scorpions. Don’t hesitate to give us a call and inquire about our residential pest control in Las Vegas services here.