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How can you get rid of scorpions in your house?

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To get rid of scorpions in the home, remove all clutter from indoor and outdoor spaces, seal any cracks in the home's walls or foundation, eliminate other pests that serve as food sources for scorpions and set commercial traps to capture or kill them. Scorpions are nocturnal arachnids that pose a danger to people because of their stingers.

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If do-it-yourself remedies do not eliminate a scorpion infestation, contact a pest control firm for professional assistance.

  1. Eliminate attractants
  2. Scorpions favor cool, dark places, so remove piles of clutter inside and outside the home, including wood and scrap piles. If the home is infested with any small insects, such as ants or fruit flies, eliminate that problem so scorpions no longer have a food source.

  3. Seal entry points
  4. Find entry points around the exterior of the home, such as cracks in the foundation or walls or a lack of weather stripping around doors and windows.

  5. Set traps
  6. Commercial traps kill or capture scorpions in the home. Glue traps, for example, utilize a sticky substance that prevents scorpions from walking, while powdered boric acid can be sprinkled around floors and walls to repel scorpions. Other traps and baits might prove effective depending on the type of scorpion and the extent of the infestation.

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