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Old 09-22-2017, 08:02 AM
 
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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/
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Saw one and only one in Mts Edge, but it was bigger so probably not a bark scorpion.
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:10 AM
 
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We are in the Anthem/Seven Hills area, and we have seen both bark scorpions and desert hairy scorpions. I know the article states otherwise, but it has always been my understanding that the bark scorpions are not native to this area.
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:48 AM
 
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It should probably be pointed out that this article is from 2016. Anyhow, I live in Green Valley (Henderson) and I have encountered at least a dozen scorpions at my house since June. My backyard was infested with them. I am now having my entire yard remodeled so all the construction has seemed to drive them away, but I also had all the large rocks where they all lived removed from my property. I have "only" found 3 inside my home, but would have never discovered them if not for my blacklight. I do a scan of my home every night now. The last one I found inside my house was sitting next to my dog's water bowl, probably drinking water off the floor. Had I not actively been searching for them that night my dog very well could have been stung had he gone to the bowl for water. Now that it's getting cooler I am very concerned about scorpions migrating into my house.
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:20 PM
 
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Do you think it's a bad idea to have boulders / rocks in your yard, then? I would assume pest control services could mitigate any scorpion habitation, no? I mean I would think that's a necessary part of living in Vegas. I certainly pay for pest control in Oregon even and we just have regular stuff like ants, spiders, etc. Pest control certainly keeps most of that away (well, for the most part).

Best bet is a concrete and steel house with triple pane windows, though. That'll keep anything outside.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Do you think it's a bad idea to have boulders / rocks in your yard, then? I would assume pest control services could mitigate any scorpion habitation, no? I mean I would think that's a necessary part of living in Vegas. I certainly pay for pest control in Oregon even and we just have regular stuff like ants, spiders, etc. Pest control certainly keeps most of that away (well, for the most part).

Best bet is a concrete and steel house with triple pane windows, though. That'll keep anything outside.
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
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:40 PM
 
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Do you still search with a UV light and not find any? I hear a lot of people say they have never seen any, but I wonder if that means they have never seen any while actively searching for them, or simply never seen any by coincidence?

I've only encountered a couple scorpions during the day on my property and both times were in my garage where they are simi-visable. Once I saw that first scorpion I was so freaked out I decided to buy a UV light and search my property. Good Lord was I shocked when I found about 10 living in my backyard during my first scorpion hunt. All this time they were back there and I had no idea because I never thought to look. Had I never made that effort I would still be ignorant to the fact that they are all over! Lately it seems I'm finding babies and not very many adults so hopefully I have killed most of the adults. I'm going to search the yard and house again tonight. Drinking a few beers first always makes it more fun.
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:09 PM
 
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Only one this year and we think it came in on a visitor. Sun City Summerlin by 215 and Lake Mead.
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:16 PM
 
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Did you know the mother scorpion carryies her babies on her back for the first few days and if in that time she does not find her normal food, she eats the babies !
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Did you know the mother scorpion carryies her babies on her back for the first few days and if in that time she does not find her normal food, she eats the babies !
babies don't show up using the uv light also. i once saw a mother bark scorpion with the tiny reddish babies on her back. creepy looking thing.
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