Welcome to my site about pest control. I'm Miranda Maloney. Although many people fuss loudly about the presence of spiders in the home, these creatures often clear out the bugs that cause far worse problems. Spiders consume beetles, cockroaches, moths and other pests that wreak havoc throughout the house. Thankfully, however, you can hire a pest control professional to eliminate bugs in your home if you do not want to co-habitate with spiders. In fact, pest control professionals can eliminate the spiders as well. I will share information about pest control tactics, both natural and commercial, on this site. Please follow along to learn more.
Scorpions thrive in dark environments with plenty of places to hide, which is why it's not surprising if you've recently found one or more scorpions in your storage room. Unfortunately, scorpions are dangerous, and their venomous stings are sometimes fatal. It's estimated that 1.2 million people are stung each year, resulting in 3,250 fatalities annually. Don't wait for a scorpion to sting you or a loved one. Follow the four tips below to keep scorpions out of your storage room.
1. Go Scorpion Hunting
If there's one thing that's worse than having a scorpion in your storage room, it's having a scorpion carrying a dozen or more baby scorpions in your storage room. Unfortunately, it's oftentimes hard to tell if a scorpion is carrying and spreading babies.
When not found and removed promptly, baby scorpions can mature and lead to large infestations. Therefore, it's important to remove any scorpions from your storage room immediately. Fortunately, scorpions glow in the dark when a black light is pointed at them, which makes the arachnids easy to find.
In the wild, scorpions hide under rocks and branches. Similarly, in your storage room, scorpions are likely to hide under boxes and other objects. So pick up all boxes and other items, and check underneath them. Wear thick gloves, and never put your hands anywhere you can't see.
Catching scorpions is dangerous, so if you don't already have experience removing arachnids, get assistance from a pest control technician.
2. Store Food Properly
Once your storage room is free of scorpions, make sure all food is stored properly. Keep edibles, including pet food, sealed shut in airtight containers; otherwise, the food can attract insects that scorpions like to eat, increasing your odds of finding scorpions in your storage room.
3. Fix Roof Leaks
Roof leaks and the puddles of water they produce also attract small insects that scorpions like to eat. Therefore, it's important to repair roof leaks in your storage room quickly. Keep your storage room as dry as possible, and never leave buckets of water nearby.
4. Seal Your Storage Room Shut
Keep scorpions out by sealing any cracks or holes in the walls. Additionally, be sure that the door to the storage room forms a tight seal. Install new weatherstripping if necessary. These actions will help to keep scorpions and their prey out of your storage room.
Because scorpions are venomous and hide in dark places, removing them can be quite challenging — and even risky. So don't hesitate to call a pest control technician for help with locating and removing the dangerous arachnids from your storage room.