The Ultimate Scorpion Removal Handbook: Tips And Tricks For Nashville Properties


Scorpions are probably not the first pests that come to mind when you think about Tennessee pest control. After all, these pests are much more famous out west, infesting homes in Arizona, Texas, and the like. However, we do have scorpions in our area, which is why you cannot neglect scorpion control in Nashville. Find out more about these arachnids and how Urbanex can help keep them away from your Nashville property.

Signs Of A Scorpion Infestation

We actually have two common species of scorpions in Tennessee: the plain eastern stripeless scorpion and the striped scorpion. The good news is that neither of these scorpions is considered a mortal threat. They can inflict painful stings, but most people don't experience worse symptoms than they would with a bee sting. 

Scorpions can be sneaky, and it's common to have a scorpion problem in your Nashville home without ever noticing it. It can be difficult to spot signs of scorpions, but there are a couple of things that can clue you in.

First, if you have lots of crawling pests around, you should always suspect scorpions are present, as these predators are attracted to prey items such as spiders, cockroaches, and other insects that can't fly. You should also suspect you have a scorpion problem if you see even one scorpion on your property. Remember that seeing one scorpion is usually an indicator of a larger population. 

Identifying The Extent Of The Scorpion Problem

If you start seeing scorpions around your property, it can be hard to decipher if you have a few stragglers or a major infestation. The extent of other pest infestations can help you determine the extent of your scorpion problem.

For instance, if you have been having a serious cockroach problem, you likely have lots of scorpions around because there is a large enough prey population to sustain them. 

If you start seeing live scorpions regularly, you probably have a major scorpion population on your property. These arachnids like to keep out of your way, so if you keep finding them in your shoes, under your furniture, and in other hiding spots, there are probably many more that you are not seeing. 

Prevention Methods That Work

If you want to get rid of scorpions, the best way to prevent them is to prevent their prey from invading your home. Scorpions are just like spiders in the sense that they are obligate carnivores. They cannot scavenge. They can only hunt, and this means that they will not generally be interested in your home if you do not have a prey infestation

Thus, keeping prey out is the number one thing you can do to repel scorpions. Take measures like: 

  • Keep all indoor and outdoor trash cans covered.
  • Fix moisture issues like leaky pipes and condensation.
  • Store all pantry foods in airtight containers.
  • Never leave dirty dishes sitting out, not even in the sink.
  • Make sure window screens are free from rips and tears.
  • Install weatherstripping and door sweeps.

Taking these scorpion control measures can help make your home less attractive to their prey and, by extension, them. 

Benefits Of Hiring Professional Scorpion Control Services

If you wind up with a large population of scorpions on your property, call the professionals here at Urbanex right away. The reality is that if you have a scorpion infestation, the likelihood that you have an infestation of other pests is quite high. 

The experts at Urbanex can not only help you with scorpion removal, but we can also help you eliminate the pest infestations that are attracting these stinging predators. So don't wait. Click or call today.