There are over 1,000 species of scorpions around the world. They are very adaptable and can survive in caves, forests, deserts and other places with severe climate conditions. They are also found in urban and rural areas, including Georgia homes. Scorpions are considered pests because they are a nuisance as well as a health hazard.
Deterring Scorpions in Georgia
When it comes to scorpion infestations, it is best to take a preventative approach to ensure they don’t get into the home. Action should be taken as soon as they are spotted outside. They will usually hide in the garden under rocks, under piles of wood, or under mulch. Once they are outside, they are sure to try to get inside for the warmth.
Scorpions will enter a home through small openings. Any openings in the door screens, window frames, garage nooks and other places in the home should be sealed. Garage doors are a common point of entry for scorpions, through vents known as weep holes, which are near the ground. Placing a screen over these vents will keep them away.
Plants that stand near doors or tree branches that are close to doors and windows should be trimmed, since scorpions can use plants to climb into the house. Scorpions can also hide under stacks of boxes or other items on the floor.
Call the Professionals
If you notice a sizable population of scorpions around your home or if they have entered your home, it is best to call in the professionals. Progressive Pest Control provides professional pest control services for homes. We will come to your property, assess the situation, and check for scorpions in every part of your home before removing the scorpion infestation using professional equipment.