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Old 09-25-2017, 06:56 PM
 
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If your neighbors aren't actively fighting the problem also, then your problem will never go away

When I lived in Spring Valley (near the hospital), the entire community was infested. I would kill several every night during summer in and around my house (mostly outside). I would go walking with my dogs and spot several more in the neighborhood at night with a UV light. There were also hundreds of crickets around = scorpion food. Cats are no help either, we had lots of (stray?) cats in our community.

Where I live now in the South East, luckily I haven't seen a single one but that may be due to the rats/mice, lol
I live in the Spring Valley area for 14 years and have not seen one at all. It sounds like you're making it up a story.

http://www.doityourself.com/stry/usi...kill-scorpions

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Old 09-26-2017, 09:52 AM
 
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I live in the Spring Valley area for 14 years and have not seen one at all. It sounds like you're making it up a story.

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Have you ever gone outside at night with a blacklight and looked? You'll rarely, if ever, see one during the day.
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:11 AM
 
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Have you ever gone outside at night with a blacklight and looked? You'll rarely, if ever, see one during the day.

Yes, I did. There is not a scorpion out there.
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Old 09-26-2017, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I live in the Spring Valley area for 14 years and have not seen one at all. It sounds like you're making it up a story.

Using Boric Acid to Kill Scorpions | DoItYourself.com
Have you been to every single neighborhood in all of spring valley?

You sound like an old fart that stares outside their window and never steps foot outside.
Do you like the sound of that story?
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:09 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Is anyone else experiencing the same problems, or this is a problem only in the NW Las Vegas?
How serious is it in NW Las Vegas, and is it only at Ann x Durango, or all over?

https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/...orpions-video/

They are very common by me in the Sky Canyon area. I've seen about 20 (most by blacklight). It's weird, just moved here 6 months ago or so and have seen so many....lived in Phoenix, AZ for 10 years and never saw 1.

Make sure the weather stripping under your doors to the inside aren't worn. It's an easy/cheap fix to help keep the bastards out.

I've had a pest control guy come out and he basically said there's nothing they can really do to. Spray to keep cockroaches/crickets/other bugs dead and dry up the food supply...but the pesticides that are out there are not able to penetrate the exoskeleton of the scorpion from underneath their body. Gotta be sprayed from above and that means actively searching and killing them on sight. Of course I've read about people claiming cinnamon, lavender, and other things keep them away....but I take it with a grain of salt. Kind of like some Chiropractors who claim they can cure cancer.
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:51 AM
 
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Have you been to every single neighborhood in all of spring valley?

You sound like an old fart that stares outside their window and never steps foot outside.
Do you like the sound of that story?
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.......
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:28 PM
 
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They are very common by me in the Sky Canyon area. I've seen about 20 (most by blacklight). It's weird, just moved here 6 months ago or so and have seen so many....lived in Phoenix, AZ for 10 years and never saw 1.

Make sure the weather stripping under your doors to the inside aren't worn. It's an easy/cheap fix to help keep the bastards out.

I've had a pest control guy come out and he basically said there's nothing they can really do to. Spray to keep cockroaches/crickets/other bugs dead and dry up the food supply...but the pesticides that are out there are not able to penetrate the exoskeleton of the scorpion from underneath their body. Gotta be sprayed from above and that means actively searching and killing them on sight. Of course I've read about people claiming cinnamon, lavender, and other things keep them away....but I take it with a grain of salt. Kind of like some Chiropractors who claim they can cure cancer.
Are they bark scorpions? That would be likely as that area is freshly built and the bark scorpions come in on the landscaping plants from AZ. The natives scorpions are much less of a problem. Bigger but much less toxic.

You might make a concerted attack with your neighbors. If they are fresh transplants they are relatively few in number and you may be able to keep them from reaching sustainability. I know of at least one portion of as block that thinks they have wiped them out.
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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I go hunting for scorpions at night with a UV light around my home (7 Hills). This summer I've killed about a dozen outside. Three separate times I've found a dead one inside -- or mostly dead.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:16 PM
 
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In SW I have never seen one in my property or outside. I searched a couple times with a blacklight out back and never saw any. From what I have heard, Scorpion problems tend to be very localized.
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