How to Get Rid of Scorpions

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HOW to GET RID of SCORPION

Scorpions have a long slender body with a tail that curves over the back. The Adult scorpion will be around 2-4′ long and it can either be yellow, blue, reddish brown, and black. Scorpions are usually active at night and eat a variety of insects, spiders, centipedes, and even other scorpions. Larger scorpions will feed on vertebrates but mainly insects, spiders, and CAN survive without eating for six months. Scorpions come into the home because it needs water and shelter.

INSPECTION

Scorpions hide under stones, piles of rocks, cracks in masonry, wood piles, under bark of trees, attics, wall voids, crawl spaces, in air conditioner ducts, sinks, bathtubs, shoes, clothes hung on chairs, folded blankets, and any where else that is cool and dark. Some scorpions can be poisonous so be cautious when approaching a scorpion.

SAFETY PROCEDURE

A sting of a common striped scorpion can cause only temporary local pain. The symptoms are: tingling/itching, some localized swelling or tenderness, and sometimes bruised areas. Most of the time all symptoms will subside within 24 hours and some people develop an allergic reaction to the venom which can be life-threatening.

CONTROL METHODS

Prevention:

  1. Remove all scorpion shelter prone objects such as piles of wood, trash, debris, eliminating stones and landscape timbers
  2. Store firewood elevated and away from the house
  3. Use an 18′ grass-free perimeter band combined with a perimeter pesticide application.
  4. Make sure the screens are tight-fitted, repair all cracks and crevices in the walls, utility pipe entrances, vents, etc

Scorpions can be treated using liquid spray  (LambdaStar 9.7% CSFenvaStar EcoCap ) using a liquid spray (CHAPIN 1 GALLON SPRAYER), and granule (TALSTAR PL GRANULAR ,BIFEN GRANULES ) using a hand spreader (HANDLE SPREADER).

Using the amount instructed on the label, apply the liquid spray with a hand sprayer that has a mist nozzle or granule uniformly on the entire lawn, large turfs, and anywhere else that scorpions can live and hide. Spray the liquid spray using a pinpoint nozzle into the cracks and crevice, under siding, around utility pipes.

LambdaStar 9.7% CS FenvaStar EcoCap
LambdaStar FenvaStar

These products can be used with this item:

CHAPIN 1 GALLON SPRAYER
Chapin 1 gallon Sprayer
TALSTAR PL GRANULAR BIFEN GRANULES
Talstar PL Bifen

These products can be used with these items:

HANDLE SPREADER
Handle Spreader

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Date: Wednesday, 13. January 2010 17:25
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