Scorpions are a distinctive and well-recognized group of arachnids. They are most easily distinguished by their lobster-like appearance, but especially by their fleshy “tail” that terminates in a bulbous sack and prominent stinger. The larger front pincers are used to capture and hold prey while feeding. the stinger is used to subdue prey and for defense.


Scorpions are common throughout Nevada. Approximately 23 species of scorpions are known to occur in Nevada, usually with more than one species living in close proximity to each other. Only one Nevada species is considered seriously poisonous, the bark scorpion. The bark scorpion only occurs in extreme southeastern Clark County in the Virgin Mountains near Mesquite. Most desert scorpions are commonly encountered by people working around rocks or debris, which are hiding areas for scorpions during the day. Entrance usually occurs in newly developed areas less than three years old. Migrations into homes often follow heavy summer rains. Outdoors they have been collected from palm trees, outer walls of buildings, and concrete block walls. Most other species of scorpion in Nevada are ground dwellers.

If a person has been stung by a bark scorpion, a physician should be contacted. Most treatment can be done at home with the use of mild analgesics and a cold compress for discomfort.


During dry weather, scorpions are attracted to moisture. Because of this habit, they may be trapped by spreading wear burlap bags and collecting the scorpions during the day. Scorpions are discouraged from areas around homes by removing the potential covers, such as stones, lumber, and other debris. Sealing entrances into homes can also exclude them. Applications of residual insecticides can increase scorpion control. Applications should be directed to harborages, such as stone piles. It is not necessary to treat lawns. Exterior foundation treatments every month with a pesticide directed to scorpions will provide control

While it may not be possible to achieve full elimination of a scorpion infestation in your area with this method, a preventative monthly maintenance plan, along with Rebel’s service guarantee can make a world of difference in your goal of pest-free living.

When exposed to ultraviolet light (UV or black light),  scorpions fluoresce a light yellow-green color. When they fluoresce  they may be easily spotted for capture, physically killed, or sprayed with an insecticide from several yards away. Homes with infestation problems with scorpions we go with this option. We come to the home around dusk right before dark and all the lights in or around the home need to be turned off. We go through inside and outside the home with the black light and we physically remove every scorpion or trace of scorpions from the home. We look for any type of eggs being hatched and so forth. For more information please call.

With either service option, Rebel recommends a monthly pest control service to be proactive and prevent any future infestations.

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