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Scorpion control...
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Mark in Ely, NV    Posted 03-31-2002 at 19:27:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello.
Well spring is near and that means that our little Scorpion friends will be invading our three acres and the inside of our home. My wife and I can deal with them outside of the house but when we step on one at night in the dark it can be upseting. And our cats and dog find these creatures very interesting and we fear that they get very ill if they bite or step on one.
Can anyone here recomend a way to keep these guys out of our home? They are the small clear type of scorpion about two to three inches long.
Thanks in advance, Mark


Dorothy    Posted 01-30-2004 at 00:29:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was stung by a scorpion back in june' 2003, I had to goto E.R and take shots because i am highly allergic to bee stings which means i'm also allergic to their stings, anyway I took a few of them to our local aggriculture place, they told me to place steel wool around any place in my home that has a small opening, that they are too sensitive to pass it,there's more things u can do but its alot of typing, if u use yahoo messanger just message me there sometime if u have any questions......Dorothy


Ludwig - what eats scorpions?    Posted 04-01-2002 at 15:42:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bats eats skeeters, have bats no skeeters.
Theres them gooses what eats snakes, have
them gooses, no snakes.
Chickens eat all sorta bugs, have chickens,
no bugs.
Seems like you need to find what eats them
scorps and then get some. Theres got to be
something.


Mark in Ely, NV    Posted 04-04-2002 at 13:00:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks Ludwig for the reminder about what eats what and how to get rid of what is bothering you without chemicals.
I hate these little creatures when they invade our home.
Thanks again, Mark


8NTX    Posted 04-01-2002 at 09:04:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark, I have used diatomaceous earth (DE) with some success in controlling scorpions. Not the swimming pool kind, but the kind you get at your hardware/home improvement store in the insecticide aisle. A little sprinkled behind the stove, fridge, under sinks, behind furniture, etc. ; wherever the little devils lurk. It is also enviornmentally friendly. Good luck.


Mark in Ely, NV    Posted 04-01-2002 at 14:45:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for both quick replies.
I will try both your suggestions and keep my fingers crossed.
Kathy, I am sure that they are getting into our house the same way that mice do but I can't confirm that.
Both my wife and I were surprized to find Scorpions in our yard and in our home as we live way up in the mountains of NE NV at 6500 feet above sea level. We also have Rattle Snakes but they keep to themselves.
It's off to the store for those ingredients!
Thanks again, Mark in Ely, NV


Kathy    Posted 03-31-2002 at 20:57:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi Mark, I don't know if this would work for you, I've never seen a scorpion invasion. We were surprised to find that southern KY has scorpions, not wanting to encounter them we used the glue traps that are meant for mice/rats. Ours are about 2-3 inches & black. they seem to like getting under things like the potting table, any bags of soil,etc. We did find some odd orange ones in the barn but after putting down lime I haven't seen them anymore. The glue boards work for the few we get but I don't know if you have large quantities how good they would work.
Do they come in through the door or like mice through small openings into the house? Just curious.


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