Pests

Scorpions

Scorpions - Pest

What are they?

Scorpions are arachnids and are related to ticks and spiders. They have eight legs, a pair of grasping pincers, and a stinger/barb at the tip of its tail containing venom. Scorpions eat a variety of insects, lizards, and spiders as well as small mice. They hide during the day emerging at nights to feed.

Why are they pests?

Scorpion populations spread slowly, but they can start a colony from a single pregnant female. They can survive for months without feeding which means they can enter the home and not leave because of lack of food.

Are they dangerous?

All species of scorpions are poisonous. Scorpions with fatal stings are not native to Jamaica. For native scorpions, their sting will hurt. Unfortunately, some persons can have an allergic reaction to the sting, with the reaction leading to anaphylaxis.

Why do I have them?

This ability to eat so many insects will entice a scorpion into the home. They can enter through cracks in the structure or open areas. Scorpions will enter your home or business in search of shelter and water.

How can I prevent them?

The best way to prevent scorpions is to seal all cracks and openings leading into your home and business. Also, reduce the vegetation in your yard so that they have fewer options for shelter.

How do I get rid of them?

If you believe that you have a scorpion problem, it is best to contact a pest control company. They are able to identify their location and best to eradicate scorpions from your home/business.

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