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Scorpion Facts

Scorpions are arachnids. They are close relatives of ticks, mites, and spiders. There are approximately 1,300 species of scorpions worldwide. Scorpions are characterized by an elongated body and a segmented tail that is tipped with a venomous stinger. Scorpions are very common in the Southern and Southwestern United States.

Signs of Scorpions

During the day scorpions hide under stones, in piles of rocks, in cracks in masonry, in wood piles and under the bark of trees.

Why Do Scorpions Enter Homes?

Scorpions enter structures seeking water and shelter. If you have smaller insects in your home such as crickets and cockroaches, this may be a sign of a scorpion infestation. These smaller insects are the food that scorpions like to prey on. That means there is more of a chance of scorpions coming into your home to snatch of these insects, and they will, more likely than not, come back for more.

Pest Tips

Remove Their Food Source

Although general pesticides do not do much in the way of stopping scorpions from entering your home, it can help to get rid of the smaller bugs that act as a food source.

Try the Stick-All

Glue traps, like Kness’ Stick-All® Glue Trapcan be placed near cracks and crevices, wall voids, electrical fittings, around doors and window frames to catch scorpions.

Eliminate Nesting Spots and Points of Entry

Remove outdoor harborages such as piles of trash, stones, boards, firewood on the ground and landscape timbers.

Points of entry into buildings should be sealed. Caulking may be applied around entry points in siding, windows, doors, pipes and wires.

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Stick-All® Mouse & Insect Trap Products Stick-All® Mouse & Insect Trap

The ultimate glue trap for pest control. Attracts, monitors and catches multiple mice and insects.

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Available from Kness

Stick-All® Glue Trap Products Stick-All® Glue Trap

Ultimate in glue trap for pest control. Attracts, monitors and catches multiple mice and insects.

View Stick-All® Glue Traps