Pest Guide for Scorpions
Scorpions are part of the arachnid family, and they love the warm environment that is found in South Carolina during the fall and spring months. It’s possible for these pests to sneak into your home through a crack only a fraction of an inch wide. They can cause skin irritation when they sting, and for some people, they can cause life-threatening risks. If you think you have a scorpion infestation in your home, don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at Ledford’s for scorpion pest control services.
Common Scorpion Features
Scorpions possess eight legs and can vary in size. They have a segmented tail, at the end of which is a stinger. Their bodies are also segmented with claws at the end. South Carolina scorpions tend to be light brown to dark brown in color. They’re commonly found when it’s incredibly hot near woodpiles, bricks, and even in garbage. When you call Ledford’s for scorpion pest control services, a professional will come out and inspect your home. They’ll then proceed with the necessary treatments to eradicate these pests.
Diet and Habitat
Scorpions prefer to live in dry climates where there is not a lot of rain. However, even if you live in an area that is prone to heavy rains, as long as it is warm you may still have an issue. Scorpions are sensitive and require a high moisture content in their bodies. This is why they like to hide in shady areas during the day. It is not uncommon to find them underneath a woodpile, in the base of the tree, or hidden under your porch. The water they drink is typically received from the prey that they eat.
Scorpions feed on smaller insects. Bugs such as crickets, cockroaches, beetles, centipedes, and ants are all part of the scorpion’s diet. If the scorpion cannot find an adequate food source, they will eat their own kind, including their own young.
Signs of an Infestation
Typically, scorpions leave no sign of an infestation. You will not know that you have a problem until you see a scorpion somewhere in your home. If you have issues with other types of pest infestations, it is possible a scorpion will infiltrate your home looking for a potential food source. It is important to keep an eye out and contact us immediately if see a scorpion on your property.
If you suspect that your home is infested with scorpions and you’re in need of scorpion pest control, please request an appointment today. Ledford’s proudly serve both residential and commercial customers in and around Columbia, Charleston, and Florence, South Carolina. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and will work quickly to make your home safe for your family once again.