There are three primary species of scorpions found in Florida. These crab-like animals have a broad flattened body with ten legs. The first pair of legs are modified to form pincers that are used to hold their prey. They all have a very noticeable fleshy tail with a stinging barb at the tip. This tail is usually held over their body and the sting is used both for defense as well as for killing prey.
The scorpion’s venom is a nerve toxin, but the dose is not enough to kill humans. Even so, the sting is very painful and the effects can last for several hours. Scorpions rarely sting people unless they are pinned against the skin, such as when putting on shoes or rolling over in bed.
Scorpions typically are found outside, under boards, rocks, or other areas that provide them shelter and protection. The scorpion usually is most active at night when it hunts for food and will swiftly kill crickets and cockroaches they run across. A very interesting fact about scorpions is that their bodies will glow under ultraviolet light. UV can be very useful when tracking them down.
Scorpions are most likely found where there is plenty of insects or spiders. Therefore control of these other pests will usually eliminate scorpions as well. One should always be cautious when crawling under a house on up in the attic.
PEST CONTROLScorpions are predatory arthropod animals of the order Scorpions within the class Arachnida. There are different types of Scorpion Control.
Scorpions are common household pests. Most of the scorpions that enter dwellings are not deadly, their sting is similar to bees or wasps. Scorpions feed on insects, so if you have an issue with roaches, ants, or other bugs in the house, you’ll need to solve that problem before the scorpions will go away. The procedure includes the identification, food elimination, harborage site elimination, exclusion, and chemical control.
The Certified Pest Control Technician can come periodically to monitor your home and help prevent an infestation with SCORPIONS.
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