With about 25 species of these poisonous, 8-legged arachnids calling Nevada home, Flatliners Pest Control is here to help you get rid of scorpions in Las Vegas, NV. No matter the type, if you know someone who’s been stung by a scorpion, you know it hurts! Unlike many other household pests, scorpions have stingers, and they aren’t afraid to use them.

Scorpions In Las Vegas & Henderson

You wouldn’t leave a hive of bees to hang around and grow in or near your home. After all, what if someone gets stung? That’s where scorpion control comes in. The worst time to find out if someone in your home is allergic to scorpion venom is when they are experiencing the symptoms of anaphylaxis.

Unfortunately, Las Vegas, Summerlin, and Henderson, NV neighborhoods are homes to some of the biggest and most dangerous scorpions in the nation. You may have heard that these arachnids only sting when threatened, but they are hard to see and hide during the day.

A threat can be as simple as putting on a shoe or sliding between the sheets of your bed.

  • The Giant Hairy Scorpion
  • The Striped Tailed Scorpion
  • The Bark Scorpion

Hello, Big & Hairy

Because they can grow to almost 7 inches in length, the Giant Hairy scorpion might be the first one you spot and the reason you initially seek professional scorpion removal. The Hadrurus arizonensis, or giant desert hairy scorpion, is the largest scorpion species in North America. It likes to live in burrows and will dig homes on your property up to 8 feet in size.

  • Yellow Body With Darker Coloring On Top
  • Brown Hairs Cover The Body
  • Aggressive & Active
  • Tail With Stinger
  • Pair Of Pincers
  • 4 Pairs Of Legs

Who Invited The Devil Scorpion?

The stripe-tailed scorpion, aka Devil Scorpion (Vaejovis spinigerus), grows to between 2.5 and 3 inches in length. You might call our scorpion exterminators thinking these guys are bark scorpions because of the similar size. If you’re brave enough to give them a closer look, you can usually see the stripes that set these little devils apart.

  • Light Brown Body
  • Brownish Stripes On Upper Sides
  • Tail With Stinger
  • A Pair Of Pincers
  • 4 Pairs Of Legs

The Most Venomous Scorpion In The US

The bark scorpion, or Centruroides exilicauda, is the most venomous scorpion in North America. They are also the most likely species to invade your home. They grow up to 3 inches long like the striped tail scorpion. Unfortunately, they also like to live in groups of 20 to 30 in the winter, unlike their more solitary cousins.
Bark scorpions can get inside homes or offices through spaces as small as 1/16 inch. They can also climb walls and trees and like to hide upside down on the undersides of objects. If you have citrus trees anywhere near your home, you probably have bark scorpions.

  • Light Brown Body
  • A Thinner Tail
  • Tail With Stinger
  • Pair Of Pincers
  • >4 Pairs Of Legs

What Does A Scorpion Sting Feel Like?

Scorpions do not bite, they sting. This sting is commonly compared to the feeling of a bee sting. Bark scorpion stings have also been compared to the shock of electrocution. These stings are most dangerous to children, small pets, the elderly, immunosuppressed individuals, and anyone who might be allergic to their venomous neurotoxin.

Signs & Causes Of Infestation

There are many simple clues as to whether or not you have a scorpion infestation. Our exterminators will know where to look and how to treat these pests best, but there are things you can look out for:

  • Most Scorpions Glow Under UV Light
  • If You’ve Seen One – There Can Be Up To 7x’s More In Hiding
  • Increase Of Other Pests Like Crickets Or Roaches
  • High Temperatures & Mild Winters – Not Being Killed Off Year To Year
  • You Have Trees Overhanging Your Home
  • Leave Sticky Traps Out
  • Pet Stings On Nose, Tail Or Paw

These arachnids can live up to 15 years, depending on the species. Each brood of young consists of 25-35 babies. They are nocturnal and hide during the day, so if you start seeing them, that’s a sign you should call our scorpion exterminators.

Regular Pest Control Can Help

Because common house pests like mice, roaches, and crickets can be the primary food source for scorpions, having our home or commercial exterminators treat your space regularly can keep food populations at bay. Predators will potentially move on to areas where they can find food more efficiently.

How Did They Get In?

Scorpions usually get into homes and businesses through small cracks under doors, windows, and plumbing, through vents, and spaces around utility cabling. They can also hitchhike on boxes, in firewood, and on your garbage pail. They come indoors where climate, water, and food sources are ideal.

We can help make your house a more inconvenient home for scorpions.

The Best Scorpion Exterminator In Las Vegas

Let the professionals at Flatliners Pest Control be your pest control source for some of the most common scorpions in Las Vegas. We can inspect your property and make recommendations that will help you deter striped, giant hairy, and bark scorpions. We can also apply chemicals to kill existing scorpion populations. Call us today to schedule your scorpion exterminator service and kiss these stinging pests goodbye.