What are desert hairy scorpions?
The desert hairy scorpion is a larger species of scorpion found living in our area. Adults grow to between five and seven inches in length. Their body is a yellow color, with the top of the body having darker markings and the tail covered in small, erect brown hairs.
Desert hairy scorpions are an important part of the ecosystem. They prey on insects, lizards, and other small pests, helping to control their populations, and the scorpions themselves provide a food source for bats, owls, and other predators.
Are desert hairy scorpions dangerous?
The large size of the desert hairy scorpion makes them intimidating and they seem more dangerous to people than they really are. If you are stung by one of these scorpions, the pain will be similar to a bee sting, but their venom is not super potent and generally doesn’t cause major harm to people. Though desert hairy scorpions do not pose an extreme threat to people, doing your best to avoid them and not allow them to take over your property is important.
Why do I have a desert hairy scorpion problem?
Desert hairy scorpions will become a problem on any property they can make into a home. Food and reliable sources of water are very important. Also important are sheltered areas that protect them from predators and put the scorpions near the insects and prey they hunt.
Though scorpions live very successfully in desert conditions, they actually have high moisture needs, and our yards and homes more often than not provide them with the water they need to survive. Leaky pipes, dripping air conditioners, and clogged drains provide them with the moisture they are looking for.
Where will I find desert hairy scorpions?
Being aware of their favorite hideouts is helpful in order to avoid contact with these stinging pests.
Desert hairy scorpions like to burrow under things to help them surprise and ambush their prey. Outside, these scorpions will burrow under fallen trees, landscape ties, rocks, woodpiles, and in areas of tall grass or dense vegetation.
After moving indoors, usually in search of water sources or after following their prey inside, desert hairy scorpions move to crawl spaces, attics, bathrooms, closets, and utility rooms. They often take cover in folded clothing, blankets, and towels. Shoes, boxes, and areas under sinks also provide them with suitable hideouts.
How do I get rid of desert hairy scorpions?
Evolve Pest Control will solve all of your scorpion problems. We understand how unwanted desert hairy scorpions are on residential and commercial properties, and we provide pest control solutions that are eco-friendly and effective.
With an extensive service areas in Texas, Nevada, and Utah, our trained and experienced service technicians perform thorough inspections and advanced treatments to find and eliminate desert hairy scorpions and prevent them from returning.
To request your free quote and get started with your high-quality service, contact Evolve Pest Control today!
How can I prevent desert hairy scorpions in the future?
In addition to our professional desert hairy scorpion services, the following tips will help keep scorpions off your property:
- Keep your lawn trimmed short and cut back shrubs and bushes from the exterior of your home.
- Remove things like fallen trees, brush piles, rock piles, and woodpiles from your property that they can burrow under.
- Seal cracks in the foundation of your home.
- Replace any damaged siding.
- Make sure screens in windows and doors are intact.
- Repair leaky pipes, fixtures, and dripping air conditioners that can provide these scorpions with a water source.