Now that cooler temperatures are here, many homeowners are in the process of “leaving no stone unturned” in the pursuit of fall landscaping. Word to the wise …. some of those “unturned stones” may have scorpions residing under them!
Scorpions are predators that hunt their insect prey at night and hide during the day. They favor moist protected hiding spots including underneath landscape cloth, mulch, railroad ties, stepping stones, logs and any other object on the ground.
Scorpions are long lived, taking three to five years to reach maturity. After live-birth, the baby scorpions ride on Mom’s back for one to two weeks. Another fun fact is, when exposed to the light from a black light bulb, scorpions glow bright green.
To minimize scorpion populations around the house, keep any yard debris to a minimum. Not going barefoot outdoors at night will help prevent chances of being stung by a scorpion during his nightly hunt.
If you should experience a problem with scorpions, or any other pest, call Mr. Bugg’s Pest Patrol for a free evaluation.