Scorpions – Information, Prevention and Treatment


Bark Scorpion

Just the name Scorpion can send chills down the spine of the most courageous of heart. But, as any warrior will tell you, it’s best to learn something about your enemy before you face them. Here are a few things you should know about scorpions before you go into battle.

Scorpion Bites

There are few things as frightening as a scorpion bite. This video describes efforts to save a child from a scorpion bite. Please be aware that some of the contend is hard to watch.

What are scorpions?

The scorpion is actually a close relative of the spider and tick. It has 4 pairs of legs, a pair of crablike pincers, and a long tail with a venom gland, and a stinger at the end. Most scorpions have many eyes; however, some cave dwelling scorpions are eyeless.


Scorpion crablike pincer with venom gland

Are scorpions as poisonous as people commonly believe?

Scorpions range from very poisonous to harmless. One of the most dangerous being the fat tailed scorpion found in the Middle East.

Where do you find scorpions?

The most common scorpion in North America is the Bark Scorpion. Scorpions are found mainly in the hot climates of the Desert Southwest (Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.) However, there are well over 1000 different species of Scorpions worldwide.

A Common Misconception – The Scorpion Habitat

Scorpions are usually thought of as desert creatures but in fact they can be found in many places on our diverse planet – on ice covered mountains, forests and caves.

How do scorpions reproduce?

Unlike their close relatives (spiders and ticks, ) Scorpions do not lay eggs, in other words, their young are born live. They birth approx. 15-25 young from a small opening on the underside of their abdomen. They crawl onto their mother’s back where they stay for a period of up to 3 weeks. It is there that they molt, drop off and begin life on their own.


Scorpion with live newborn mounted on back

Are there Scorpions at your house?

Scorpions can be found in many places around the home. Commonly they are found under stones, around wood piles, under bark of trees, and in cracks in driveways and patios, but they can be found in other areas around the home.

Scorpion under a black light

Full view of a scorpion under a black light

Scorpions are Nocturnal Night Stalkers

Perhaps the best way to rid yourself and surroundings of Scorpions is to battle them when the sun goes down. Scorpions forage at night for their food and can be seen in the dark with the use of a black light due to a florescent chemical in their body.

Related to scorpions but non-poisonous is the Vinegaroon, or Whip Scorpion. For more information please read our page on this unusual creature:

Drawing of a whip scorpion

1901 Drawing of a Vinegaroon; Order Thelyphonida

Pest Control Service for Scorpions

Hearts Pest Management can provide a service that will greatly reduce the risk of scorpions surrounding your property and invading your home. Call us for a free pest control inspection resulting in a plan for scorpion treatment and prevention.

Call Now 1-800-986-1006 or Email Us


Name*:

Email*:

Retype Email*:

Phone*:

Company:

Address:

City:

State:
Zip:


Comments*:
Where Captcha Goes if Used code in footer


Privacy Policy

Pest Control Production List
Review our Pest control labels and MSDS: Pest Control Product Ingredient List, which is amended regularly as we research the best pest control products available for scorpions.

City Services for Pest Control in Los Angeles
Los Angeles • 800-986-1006
Agoura Hills North Hollywood
Alhambra Northridge
Arcadia Pacific Palisades
Beverly Hills Palos Verdes Estates
Burbank Pasadena
Calabasas Pomona
Cerritos Rancho Palos Verdes
City of Industry Redondo Beach
City of Los Angeles Reseda
Claremont Rolling Hills Estates
Culver City Santa Fe Springs
Cypress Santa Monica
Diamond Bar Sherman Oaks
El Monte Sylmar
El Segundo Tarzana
Encino Toluca Lake
Glendale Torrance
Granada Hills Venice
Hacienda Heights Walnut
Hidden Hills West Covina
Hollywood West Hollywood
La Verne West Los Angeles
Long Beach Westlake Village
Malibu Whittier
Manhattan Beach Woodland Hills
Marina Del Rey

City Services for Pest Control in Orange County
Orange County • 800-986-1006
Aliso Viejo Laguna Hills
Anaheim Laguna Niguel
Brea Lake Forest
Buena Park Los Alamitos
Capistrano Beach Mission Viejo
City of Orange Newport Beach
Corona Del Mar Orange
Costa Mesa Rancho Santa Margarita
Dana Point Rossmoor
Fountain Valley San Clemente
Fullerton San Juan Capistrano
Garden Grove Santa Ana
Huntington Beach Tustin
Irvine Villa Park
La Habra Westminster
Laguna Beach Yorba Linda

City Services for Pest Control in San Diego
San Diego Inland • 858-486-1006
4S Ranch Rancho Penasquitos
Poway Scripps Ranch
Rancho Bernardo
Back Country • 760-789-4004
Descanso Ramona
Julian Santa Ysabel
Pine Valley
North Inland • 760-745-1331
Bonsall Hidden Meadows
Escondido Pauma Valley
Fallbrook Valley Center
San Diego City • 619-440-6080
Carlsbad Pacific Beach
Coronado Point Loma
La Costa The City of San Diego
Mira Mesa
North Coastal • 760-753-8008
Cardiff By The Sea Oceanside
Carmel Valley Rancho Santa Fe
Del Mar San Marcos
Encinitas Solana Beach
La Jolla Vista
South - East San Diego • 619-440-6080
Alpine Imperial Beach
Bonita La Mesa
Chula Vista Lakeside
East Lakes Chula Vista Santee
El Cajon

City Services for Pest Control in Riverside
Riverside • 951-693-5005
Canyon Lake Norco
Chino Hills Perris
Corona Sun City
Eastvale Temecula
Lake Elsinore The City of Riverside
Menifee Wildomar
Moreno Valley Winchester
Murrieta

City Services for Pest Control in San Bernardino
San Bernardino • 909-793-0252
Chino Ontario
Fontana Rancho Cucamonga
Highland Redlands
Loma Linda Upland
Montclair Yucaipa