Many people like to keep cats and scorpions as pets (unfortunately for the last one). However, most people dislike them and are even afraid of them.
There are small and simple things you can do, however, which will greatly decrease the presence of scorpions in the home.
Pets As Predators
One way is to bring in a predator that is not afraid to take on a scorpion. Housecats can be very efficient predators, although you will be taking the risk of the cat getting stung, which usually will not cause permanent injury. Chickens are also a great predator because they eat any creepy, crawly thing.
Clean Up The Yard
The trick is to remove anything that provides a comfy place for scorpions to relax. Brush piles, woodpiles, large rocks, logs, and even children’s toys are places under which scorpions will take refuge, reproduce, and prepare to invade your home.
Next, move to adjust the landscaping. Woodchips, bark, and loose soil are easy locations for scorpions to burrow under.
Repair The Outer Structure Of Your Home
Like anything, scorpions follow the path of least resistance. Remove this option by filling cracks and crevices in your home’s foundation and outer structure.
Keep your eyes open for particularly small cracks as scorpions can easily squeeze through. Look near outdoor water faucets, areas where cables enter the home, and the air conditioner with its accompanying hoses and wires that enter the home.
The slightest crack associated with any of these areas is a perfect front door for scorpions.
Fortify The Inside
Much like entering the walls of the home through cracks and crevices, scorpions will move from the walls to the kitchen floor through cracks within the home.
Use a standard calk gun to fill cracks near water faucets, switches, fixtures, and ceiling fans. Additionally, cut-off the food and water supply by fixing leaks, removing crumbs, and leaving pet dishes empty at night.
Be sure to keep the home tidy. Pick up wet towels, newspapers, and laundry, as scorpions will use these items as a cover.
You can consider hunting scorpions at night and shifting them to another place. If you are ready to transfer scorpions to another place from your yard, you can do this at night.
As a matter of fact, scorpions tend to fluoresce in ultra-violet light; therefore, you should use a dark light in order to search for them. In addition, you should put on strong boots and gloves.
You can use barbecue tongs for collecting scorpions into a big container.
After catching, you can release the insects into a nearby forest, dessert or grasslands. This is much better than killing them off. Release them in a place where they can live happily.
If you are too afraid of scorpions to deal with them on your own, then find a pest controller in your area to get this job done on your behalf.