How to Get Rid of Scorpions
If you’re looking at this piece of writing for ways to get rid of that annoying Scorpio boyfriend, then this article is not for you. We would like to help you, because we all know how annoying people born under that zodiac sign are, but this piece is on how to get rid of scorpions, not Scorpios.
If you live in the Northern parts of the United States, then you probably have never even seen a scorpion other than in a Spiderman comic book. But for those who live in the Southern states, typically Arizona, California, Texas, and New Mexico, these annoying arachnids can be a real nuisance.
Protecting Yourself From Scorpions
The best way to get rid of scorpions is to prevent them from finding a home on your property. Scorpions are nocturnal creatures that hunt at night on insects, spiders, and not to be picky, they also eat other scorpions. The main problem is that during the day they like to find really nice places to hide and stay cool and when you disturb their comfy rest, they tend to sting you, mostly on the toes. When they get thirsty and want to watch some soccer on ESPN, they tend to find ways of getting into your home.
How Scorpions Get Inside Your House
Scorpions enter from almost any crevice they can squeeze their venomous tails through, so the first thing you need to do is make sure all points of entry into your house are sealed. Go over every crevice; door, pipes, siding, windows and any other way that they might come into your home including that annoying neighbor’s kid. He’s probably dropping them under your sofa when you’re not looking.
The next thing to do is go around your property (please take off the Birkenstocks and put on some boots first) and remove any debris, stones, boards, or any other piece of trash that can offer a place for them to hide.
Also, it’s a good idea to get rid of the other bugs around your house, too. Cockroaches are a great snack for scorpions and if you don’t have any, they might move on to your neighbor’s house. If you’re wondering how you got cockroaches, check the neighbor’s kid again as these lovely little bugs love to lay eggs on clothing.
Remember the key to getting rid of scorpions is to make sure they don’t have a place to congregate in the first place.
Terminating Your Scorpions
Next step, if that doesn’t work, is hiring a professional to come and spray your property with the proper poisons. Simple cans of Raid and Bug Motels are not the solution for getting rid of scorpions. Most commercial bug sprays are useless at prevention and if improperly placed they can be more harmful to your children and pets.
It is always recommended to have a professional come and deal with any vermin problem, then deal with it yourself.
Get Some Backup
Okay, so you can’t afford to pay for an exterminator and you’re tired of your toes looking like swollen sausages. The only other option is to get something else that’s going to eat these pesky arachnids. Buying a few iguanas or covering your property with pythons will solve this problem but may cause a new one if the snakes get too big and end up eating the neighbor’s kid. There is another critter called a scorpion mouse that lives in Mexico, is carnivorous, and hunts in packs. They surround a scorpion and while one distracts the scorpion, the others leap forward and gnaw off the tail. I would suggest a quick run to the border and getting yourself like ten or twenty as the decoy one tends to get killed standing in front of the scorpion.
Before you decide to get rid of your scorpions, realize that they are probably eating more dangerous bugs like black widows and brown recluse spiders and it might be a good idea to just invest in a pair of boots and leave these creatures alone.