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Fox Pest Control’s Rhode Island Scorpion Exterminator Service

Watching a scorpion run under your couch is one of the most terrifying things to witness in your own home. Scorpions belong in the desert or a wild west movie, not inside. Unfortunately, some of us live in the middle of the desert. But that shouldn’t mean you have to share your home with them. Fox Pest Control believes you and your family should live in a comfortable and safe space.

Signs of a Scorpion Infestation

You might already know for sure that you have a scorpion problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of a scorpion infestation in Rhode Island. 

Sightings

This is the only real sign of scorpions. Because they’re nearly blind and very careful, they like to hide in cracks and crevices. They are found in homes very infrequently and usually by mistake.

Things You Need to Know About Scorpions

  • Scorpions have two pinchers extending off the front of their bodies. They use these to trap and help eat prey. 
  • They have eight legs, much like a spider
  • They have a stinger coming off a long curved metasoma or “tail” which immobilizes their victims. 
  • While large scorpions with big, intimidating claws may look scary, these are usually the least dangerous kinds. They may hold a lot of venom, but they typically don’t release enough to seriously harm humans. 
  • Small baby scorpions are the ones to be more wary of. Because they are inexperienced, these tiny creatures don’t have as much control over how much venom they release, so they often release too much.
  •  If you’re stung and cold presses and ibuprofen aren’t doing the trick, contact a doctor immediately. 

Helpful Scorpion Prevention Tips:

  • Seal common entry points.
  • Keep the yard tidy by keeping mulch away from the home. Scorpions like to hide in heavy mulch.
  • Reduce moisture in and around the home.
  • Reduce food sources – scorpions eat other bugs, so getting rid of pests around the home will help to eliminate them.

How Do I Get Rid Of Scorpions?

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Think you have a scorpion problem? Call Fox Pest Control for a free scorpion control quote.

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Schedule prompt service with one of our certified Pest Pro technicians.

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Your Pest Pro will conduct a thorough inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized scorpion treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

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You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain scorpion free.

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Scorpion Control FAQ

What do I do if a scorpion gets in my house?

Try not to panic, but exercise caution.

Remove the Scorpion:
Wearing a pair of rubber gloves, cover the scorpion with a bowl-shaped dish. 
Slide a piece of cardboard under the dish. 
Carry the scorpion away from your house and deposit it elsewhere. 

Call Fox Pest Control.

If scorpions come near your home frequently, calling professional pest control is the most effective and reliable option.

Are all scorpions dangerous?

All scorpions pack venom in their stinger, but few can kill a human. The most poisonous scorpions are usually the larger ones, but that isn’t always the case. It’s best to be cautious around them, no matter which type it is.

Which scorpions are the most poisonous?

One good rule to follow is based on the size of the claws. With a couple of exceptions, the most dangerous scorpions have small, slender claws. Almost all of the harmless scorpions have large, impressive claws. 

What is a scorpion?

Scorpions are a type of arachnid, which means they are distantly related to spiders. 

What does a scorpion look like?

Eight legs
Two pincers called pedipalps
A stinger on the end of a curled tail
Pincer-like mouthparts

Why do scorpions look so weird?

Part of the reason scorpions look so weird is that they are essentially dinosaur bugs that survived through ancient times. 

Why do scorpions have pincers?

Pincers originally evolved to help trap and push food toward the mouth. Eventually, they became excellent traps and weapons scorpions use today. While that creepy-looking appearance may be gross, it also makes the scorpion an extremely effective hunter and really good at self-defense.

What are scorpion pincers? Are they a tenth pair of legs?

Interestingly enough, those pincers aren’t actually legs. They are a pair of structures called pedipalps, which they use to capture prey, defend against predators, and to push food toward the mouth.

Are there scorpion fossils?

Scorpions are some of the first animals that started walking on land full-time. According to the fossil record, scorpions first appeared about 400 million years ago, long before the dinosaurs. Some of these scorpions reached about 1 meter long and looked extremely similar to the scorpions of today.

Are scorpions an ancient species?

Scorpions first appeared in the fossil record about 400 million years ago, which means they are among the first animals to walk on land full-time. 

How long do scorpions live?

Most scorpions can live between 2-6 years, depending on the living conditions, whether it gets enough food and whether the temperatures and weather are harsh.

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We have never needed pest control in the past and we randomly called Fox. We couldn't be happier with Phil the technician that came to service our home. Phil was extremely knowledgeable, thorough and patient. He answered all of our questions and put us at ease. If all of Fox's technicians are like Phil then you'll be in good hands.


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We've been using FOX for the last few years for seasonal pest maintenance. Every time we see some sort of pest activity outside our regular seasonal treatment, they come quick and take care of it. The workers are always kind and courteous and answer my questions and concerns. We've recommended this company to a number of family and friends who have also used FOX for treatment.


– Tara Canaan

Posted December 1st 2019
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We have only experienced outstanding service from our techs, especially Sterling. He is very respectful and so sweet!! Good communication from their main office too! Happy customer, will recommend to friends in our area :)


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