Scorpions are nocturnal, meaning they are mostly active at night time. They don’t like the cold, so they don’t usually come out until it’s about 60 degrees or so. There are two common types of scorpions: The Desert Hairy Scorpions & Bark Scorpions. The desert hairy scorpions aren’t very venomous, their stings are just as bad as a bee sting. They burn for a short period of time but the pain will fade away pretty fast. They are found in large quantities in the Little Valley; Washington Fields area, here in St. George. Though there are other places where they are prominent as well. They are a light tannish/yellowish color. The bark scorpions on the other hand are very poisonous. These are a light brown color. It’s very difficult to tell the difference between the two different types though. If you have any questions on what kind of scorpion you have at your home, kill it and then bring it into our office and we can identify if for you.
Scorpions can be seen in many different types of habitats. However, most scorpions will prefer to live in the deserts and semi-arid regions. Most scorpions like to hide out under logs, rocks, boards, and clutter. Some, such as the bark scorpions, will rest on vertical surfaces like trees, bushes, and walls. They like the warmer temperatures and are mostly found in rocks and dirt, especially when moving to get ready to build on a dirt lot.
Scorpions eat a lot of different insects, spiders, lizards, and even some other scorpions. They can also eat small mammals, such as mice. Scorpions will use their pincers to capture and crush their prey. Scorpions largely depend on water, however they can survive for months without any food.
There are a bunch of different ways to reduce the amount of scorpions that you see in and around your house, however you will not be able to get rid of every single scorpion. Morgan Pest Control has a stronger pesticide that we can use to knock down the amount of scorpions that are around but we will not guarantee that you won’t see any more. You could also get a black light from us and go out and have some fun killing them on your own. Black lights are really fun to use to find scorpions at night. The black light will make the scorpion glow a bright green color that makes it really easy to see.