It’s important to know if you have scorpions and how much scorpion activity is around your home and yard. If there is none, you can stop worrying and RELAX. If there are scorpions you can prevent problems with monthly Scorpion Control.
A couple good ways to find out if you have scorpions around your home are:
1- Test your yard for scorpions with a covered moist area.
2- Black-light scorpion hunting!
#1 – Test for Scorpions!
One cool technique to find out if you have scorpions comes from the Handbook of Pest Control by Mallis. Creat an ideal shelter for scorpions outside and see how many come!
- Soak an area outside by the foundation with water.
- Cover this wet area with a piece of cardboard or plywood.
- Set a large rock on top to hold cardboard or plywood down.
- Leave this in place for several days, adding water if dry.
- Using a black light, and protective gloves, inspect under plywood for scorpions at night!
Because scorpions are attracted to moisture and shelter, this areas will attract scorpions already close by! If you find several scorpions taking shelter under your wet area cover, your home has the potential of getting a scorpion infestation. Time for scorpion control!
If you don’t find any scorpions, hooray for you… Now you KNOW you don’t have heavy scorpion activity around your home. Keep in mind that over time scorpions roam and spread to new areas, so test your yard every couple months during the summer to keep up!
#2 – Scorpion Hunting
The easiest is backlighting at night for scorpions, or “Scorpion Hunting”. To do this, buy a black-light flashlight on Amazon or at your corner Walgreens. After dark, use your blacklight flashlight to inspect the interior and exterior of your home, block wall fence, sheds, pool areas, and yard. Scorpions will GLOW a bright neon greenish-yellow under the blacklight!
PLease make sure to shine your light at the base of the house just above the foundation. Scorpions LOVE to hangout just under stucco siding and weep areas. They’re also easy to find on block wall fences! Scorpions love all the sheltering little cracks and crevices in block wall fences and around concrete expansion joints!
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