Scorpion Pest Control with Edge
While scorpions are classified as arachnids, they are significantly more terrifying and dangerous than a typical spider. These eight legged pests have a hard exoskeleton and vary in size. They are instantly recognized by their large stinger which is usually raised up above the front segment of their bodies. If you see a scorpion in your home, do not approach or try to trap it. Scorpions are predatory and aggressive and will give chase. While some species cause no more harm than that of a typical bee sting, the venom of some scorpions can be fatal.
Scorpions that are found indoors are typically seeking shelter and they prefer cool, dark places. They can find their way inside through small cracks in walls, windows, or gaps in plumbing. Homeowners typically carry them in unknowingly with firewood. If you see a scorpion in your home or suspect an infestation, call Edge for expert pest control. Our certified entomologists can determine the type of species that has infested your home while our exterminators can efficiently remove the threat.
Scorpion Sting Dangers
The curved stingers found at the end of a scorpion’s tail is used to paralyze and kill prey. While fatal to the insects and other prey, the venom of most scorpions is not fatal. In the United States, only one species is considered life-threatening. However, just like bee stings, some people may suffer deadly allergic reactions to a scorpion sting. Babies, small children, and the elderly should be taken to the hospital immediately if stung by a scorpion. Healthy adults that have been stung can follow these simple care tips:
- Wash the area with soap and water.
- Apply a cool compress for at least 10 minutes to reduce swelling and pain.
- Take over-the-counter pain relievers as necessary.
- If symptoms worsen or an allergic reaction occurs, go to the ER.