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pawjr74 07-07-2013 09:39 PM

Ok here's one for all you desert dwellers. I've been in my house for over 12 years. The first couple of years I never saw a scorpion. Then it started. 1-2 the first summer then 2-4 the next and so on. I've tried professional spraying and spraying on my own with spray mixed double and even triple strength. So far nothing has slowed them down. This summer has been the worst ever. I've taken steps like caulking around the cracks along the bottom of the house, caulking all the outlets, wall switches and A/C vents. I even screened the A/C registers. (After a scorpion fell on to the dinner table) My question is has anybody else gone through this with any success of eliminating or severely cutting down on the amount of scorpions? My wife is ready to move which I'm fine with but how do we know we won't have the same problem where we move to? Luckily the housing market has picked up a little bit here. Last year moving wouldn't have even been an option.

pawjr74 07-07-2013 09:42 PM

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TruggieTex 07-07-2013 09:46 PM

Hey, Paw.

Here are some thoughts...
Demon is good siht! My Home Depot sells it. Not cheap, but really good on arachnids.
They have come for a reason....water leak? Abundance of mites, ants, or whatever they eat?
The Demon will kill them, but you need to make your property less appealing to them or they will be back.

Good luck!

DrFootball 07-07-2013 09:55 PM

I hate them!!!
 
Sry just can't stand them!! If no professional solution works then Yeah,..I'd consider moving even if it was my dream home! Lucky for us we don't get them that size here!! we get the smaller Box Scorpions which can still cause you lots of pain and illness without being fatal.
Clearly there is a nest somewhere in your Basement or walls!! It might be worth it to call a Pro....
I have only seen one of that size in 18 Months here(but as you know I'm up north) in my Yard after a heavy rain last Sept., and he got crushed by a BIG ROCK!! And FWIW,..you CAN shoot them with .22 Bird shot!!!(one reason why I have 4 boxes of it!)
We have a pest control company. $35 a month, and the only bugs of any kind we see now are dead or dying...:cool::eek:

pawjr74 07-07-2013 09:59 PM

Our community here has a lot a grass. I have a front and back lawn which really drew us to the community coming from California so there's definitely an abundance of water. The strange thing is we have friends on other streets in the community who have never seen a scorpion in the same amount of time they've lived here. I'll have to look into Demon. Is it labeled to kill scorpions or just their food source?

DrFootball I'd move up North in a heartbeat but its a little harder to find work up there. (That and my wife doesn't want to. :) )

TruggieTex 07-07-2013 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by pawjr74
Our community here has a lot a grass. I have a front and back lawn which really drew us to the community coming from California so there's definitely an abundance of water. The strange thing is we have friends on other streets in the community who have never seen a scorpion in the same amount of time they've lived here. I'll have to look into Demon. Is it labeled to kill scorpions or just their food source?

DrFootball I'd move up North in a heartbeat but its a little harder to find work up there. (That and my wife doesn't want to. :) )

Here is a good link and I get it from amazon or EBay....well, until I saw that my Depot carried it :)

http://www.demonwp.com/

The_Tank 07-07-2013 10:31 PM

Water is certainly an attraction for them and crickets. If you get rid of the crickets they have no food. Kill the crickets if you have them.

Good luck.

pawjr74 07-07-2013 10:44 PM

Any sprays or treatments need to be pet friendly. (It looks like Demon WP is)
We also have a bunch of these little guys bouncing around and I wouldn't want to kill them either. I'm not sure if they would eat a scorpion or not? We used to see geckos but I think the spraying was too much for them.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...ps4abd3409.jpg

The1Monster 07-07-2013 11:31 PM

If there were any way to keep a bunch of pet hedgehogs, that'd be pretty awesome. I hear scorpions are their favorite food.

c3shooter 07-07-2013 11:41 PM

Of course you can shoot them. The gun you need is a salt rifle.




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