Me and my wife discovered a brown colored scorpion and it was about the size of 2 Quarters crawling on the bathroom floor around 3 am in the morning. Now we live basically on the 3rd level in an apartment. The walk-on level is really level 2 and the lower level is on the ground. How would a scorpion make it all the way up there and were else can I check to make sure they are not nesting? We have a 1 year old crawler and are very concerned. Thanks.
If you take some time to read through our SCORPION CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll learn scorpions commonly climb up the side of buildings and enter through windows, soffits, overhangs and attic spaces. When foraging for food, they’ll commonly end up around any structure in mulch and ground cover. If they find enough food they’ll eventually want to nest. This is why treating outside the structure will no doubt help. First, it will reduce the amount of food scorpions might be attracted to. Second, it will kill any scorpions nesting on or alongside the structure which in turn will cut down on those getting inside.
As for your apartment; at this point I advise setting some SCORPION TRAPS inside to see if you have more than one. If you do, inside treating would be warranted. If not, you might chalk this up to being an isolated case not needing any immediate attention.
Lastly, if you have an attic directly above you, treating it might be in order. If the landlord or owner won’t, doing it yourself might be a worthwhile endeavor. At this point it’s too soon to tell but if you end up catching a lot in our traps, that would be a true sign of a problem needing treatment. Now whether they are living in either the attic or inside your apartment would be anyones guess and in most cases treating both areas would be the smart move.
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Scorpion Control Article: http://www.bugspray.com/article/scorpions.html
Scorpion Traps: http://www.bugspray.com/catalog/products/page1587.html