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Old Yesterday, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Arizona deserts have larger colonies of scorpions. Here in Nevada, they're far fewer.
My father told me about being stationed in Arizona in the Army for a while during World War II. He jumped out of bed one morning and pulled his boots on, and there was a scorpion inside one of them.
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Old Today, 01:24 AM
 
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I've lived here since 2005. Once, I found a dead dried out scorpion inside my house. However, saying that, if you have a regular extermination service, it should not be an issue.

Don't be paranoid.
This is just a random question related to the topic, but how often do good exterminators come to spray in Las Vegas? I only ask because I have one currently in Oregon and they just come every 3 months, mainly because we don't have a lot of crazy insects here, just your run-of-the-mill house spiders, ants, and maybe hornets I suppose. Here, every 3 months is plenty, but I know my dad sprays his house in Cabo every month for cockroaches and whatnot, is it also every month in Vegas typically?
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Old Today, 03:08 PM
 
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I've been here over 5 years now and I've yet to see a Scorpion. I have seen lots of geckos, flying cockroaches, coyotes, lizards, the neighborhood feral cat that loves my palms, a centipede, and a couple years ago when they were in season - tarantulas.

I normally spray a barrier around my house around springtime when the rains stop and again in the fall after monsoon season and that seems to be enough to keep the roaches out. I haven't found anything else crawling around inside my home.
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Old Today, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Minnesota/ Las Vegas
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I would say that, in Las Vegas, scorpions are far down on a list of things to fear. Relax.
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