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Old 08-12-2015, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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or you could just buy a $10 garden sprayer and use some cy-kick every 2 months

i normally only find dead ones inside the house... the live ones outside, i take care of at night with a uv flash light and my flip flops
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Old 07-03-2016, 05:00 PM
 
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Scorpions seem to be regional. My friends live in south Las Vegas and notice (and kill) dozens indoors every year. Previously in northern Tucson they killed 600 in one year... indoors! As some people note, several homes away the owners might not notice any for years, but sometimes that's because their vision (or visual pattern matching skills) isn't as good.

My friends tried spraying cedar oil (from [url]www.bulkapothacary.com[/url]) around their home two months ago (one 5 pound container), especially near doorways and anywhere they can enter. They also sprayed some indoors at their doorways to outside. So far, no scorpions... and now is high season for seeing scorpions. So it seems to work.

The great thing about cedar oil is... NON-TOXIC. It doesn't generally kill the scorpions (unless you get them wet with the cedar oil), it just irritates the crap out of them (their breathing system) and they run away (or don't come any closer to the home when they get within several meters). Which means, it won't harm young kids who crawl around on the floor.

A 5 pound container costs about $75 to $100. A 25 pound container costs about $300~$400 and should last roughly one year... plus or minus 25%. Not cheap, but cheaper than pest control and NON-TOXIC. The pest companies mumble their poisons are "not dangerous", but in general they ARE TOXIC. Supposedly cedar oil works well on spiders too. So far seems effective against roaches and other bugs.

Hope this helps.
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Old 06-17-2017, 05:21 PM
 
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We have the same problem with bark scorpions in southern NM. We didn't have any for many years, then they appeared. We think they came in some dirt we brought in to put around the house foundation. Once they arrived, they became pernicious and numerous very quickly. I would not normally spray insecticide inside (in fact, never), but I was desperate and called a few pesticide companies. A few of them actually told me that spraying was normally not really effective against scorpions. So, here's what helped. We mistakenly thought scorpions were burrowing creatures and would focus our hunt towards the ground; many are burrowing but not the bark scorpion. After a little research, we found that bark scorpions can not only enter the home through obvious means, such as under doors or squeezing through screen gaps, but that they climb the outside walls of the home, get up into the eaves and attic and then can drop down from vents, light fixtures, etc as they make their way around. Our son was stung in his bed (a loft bed) that we had pulled away from the walls to avoid just that. It wasn't until I was stung in bed that we realized this wasn't a one-off occurrence and saw what was happening. 1) Fill all holes, outside with caulk, inside with foam, or tape, etc. Overhead or high on the wall ductwork sometimes has a gap between the duct and the wall that you can see when you pull the vent cover off. Cover that hole with metal foil tape. Get on your roof and seal off as many entrances as you can think of. I recently noticed that I was seeing scorpions in a hallway or nearby areas and we traced it down to a screen we placed around the furnace vent on the roof whose edge had popped up a little bit. 2) We had a large tree in our backyard with branches overhanging the roof. We decided to cut it down. It eliminated a large part of the problem because it was a huge habitat. We kept some other trees just like it that were farther away from the house. 3) We got a blacklight (scorpions glow in the dark under a blacklight) and would occasionally put on our stomping boots and go on a scorpion hunt if they were showing up inside. After we learned that bark scorpions climb, our hunt was more effective and we found several on the outside brick walls; we used a long screwdriver to get the ones on the wall. 4) Since we started using Cedarcide brand cedar oil, we only very occasionally go outside looking because we're not seeing them inside. It seems quite effective. We spray around the outside of the house once a month (except for winter, unless they show up). I spray the door entryways once a month, too. I remember this by marking my calendar with the full moons, which is when they tend to be more active than usual. If I see one inside, I also spray cedar in that area. We are not scorpion free, but I'm not terrified, though it would be nice to put a laundry basket on the floor without worrying. Oh well!

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Old 06-18-2017, 01:39 PM
 
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Diatomaceous earth kills scorpions with no danger to family pets. Also, they are visible under black lights and easy to squish. Long haired cats will kill them for fun. The vast majority of LV residents will never see one anyway. The only time I've seen scorpions in Las Vegas were in aquariums in museums and schools, and those Goddam sculptures they keep putting up around town.
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Old 06-23-2017, 03:23 AM
 
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I live in Centennial Hills, 89149 area, and have killed roughly 20 in the past 4 months. 6 this week, 2 indoors. Having a young toddler it's a little concerning but no stings yet. 15 of those 20 that I've killed have been outdoors when searching with a black light. 5 indoors. I hate these damn bugs. Lived in Phoenix for 10 years and never saw 1, here for 4 months and they're everywhere. Guess I just got lucky in Phoenix.
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:44 PM
 
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I live in Centennial Hills, 89149 area, and have killed roughly 20 in the past 4 months. 6 this week, 2 indoors. Having a young toddler it's a little concerning but no stings yet. 15 of those 20 that I've killed have been outdoors when searching with a black light. 5 indoors. I hate these damn bugs. Lived in Phoenix for 10 years and never saw 1, here for 4 months and they're everywhere. Guess I just got lucky in Phoenix.
You might think about acquiring a Maine Coon Cat. No guarantees but they generally all like hunting and killing scorpions. And they are great cats anyway...they think they are dogs apparently. They are thick coated enough they are armored against being stung.

Diatomaceous earth is also found effective by many by keeping them out of the house.
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Old 06-27-2017, 03:38 PM
 
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Didn't take long for me....just killed my first scorpion in my garage 5 minutes ago. Small little brown guy. I thought it was a leaf because the winds yesterday blew a bunch into my garage and it blended in very well. I live in Green Valley.
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Old 07-06-2017, 03:39 PM
 
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Got it. It does get confusing.

BTW, the guy that does our exterminating has a lot of connections across LV in regards to his profession. He apologizes for not being able to get rid of scorpions and tells us that from talking to others he has learned that they have spread across almost the entire valley and will only continue to do so.

If you don't have them, wait. You will.
Whoever spreads scorpions on purpose will be dealt with severely.
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