Larry's Pest Patrol

Scorpion Control in Farmington, NM

One of the most feared critters to find in your home is a scorpion. They are tough, expert survivalists, and capable of delivering a painful sting if you unsuspectedly get too close. Hiding under rocks and in crevices, scorpions are built to survive the arid conditions of a desert and can be found in places like Farmington, NM seeking food in the cover of night. While most scorpions eat other insects, some larger scorpions can even eat rodents and get most of their water needs from their food. Scorpion control in Farmington, NM is important to keeping these stinging arachnids out of your home.


Scorpions are incredibly difficult to kill because of their tough exoskeleton, incredible food storage system, and their ability to climb. Not only can they go a year without food, they can also stay submerged in water for up to 48 hours. Prevention is key to not having scorpions roaming the halls of your home. The best way to keep scorpions out is to eliminate any entry points that may allow the scorpions to get inside while also eradicating any food sources in the home that may be drawing them in. Because scorpions can squeeze through the tiniest cracks, be sure to:

  • Caulk any cracks and holes that may allow scorpions to get inside
  • Make sure the weather stripping around doors is in good condition and stays put
  • Keep piles of mulch, wood, and rocks away from the house
  • Put in grass around the home and keep it trim
  • Do not let shrubs or even trees grow too close to the home
  • Stay on top of pest prevention in the home to keep out bugs that scorpions love to eat

If after these prevention tips are attempted and scorpions still have found a way into your home, calling a scorpion control expert is the next step.


A pest professional will inspect your property for scorpion activity as well as common prey that scorpions  eat. An insecticide barrier will be sprayed around the perimeter of your yard to prevent any scorpions from coming up too close to your house. By implementing this barrier before the scorpion activity begins to ramp up in May and maintaining the barrier through the summer, the majority of scorpions will not have a chance to set foot on your property. Hiring a professional to rid your home of scorpions is by far the best way to eliminate these persistent creatures.

If you are looking for scorpion control options in Farmington, NM, look no further than Larry’s Pest Patrol. Be sure to ask about a green option if you want to ensure that the environment around your yard is protected from harsh chemicals. For the best scorpion pest control, give Larry’s Pest Patrol a call today.


What Should I Do If I See a Scorpion in My Home?

Finding a scorpion in your home can be very frightening because of their familiar long tailed stinger that is ready to strike at a second’s notice. Scorpions are classified as arachnids, because of their four pairs of legs, which puts them in the same category as spiders and ticks. Not a desirable club to be a part of, for sure.  Scorpions can deliver a painful sting if they feel threatened or trapped. Some scorpions can be quite small and you may be completely unaware that it is near until you get stung. Unless you are often up late, you may not see these eight legged critters because they only come out of their hiding spots to hunt at night. These stinging arachnids are particularly difficult to eradicate from your home because of their incredibly thick exoskeletons. Most over-the-counter insecticides have little to no effect on scorpions. If you find a scorpion in your home, be sure to smash it or sweep it outside. It may have been a lone scorpion that found its way into your home. After getting rid of the scorpion, begin pest proofing your house to ensure that no more scorpions are able to get inside.  But if you see multiple scorpions in a week, calling a scorpion pest professional may be the best way to keep scorpions out of the house and away from you and your family.

How to keep scorpions out of the house

There are basic prevention measures that can be taken to keep the scorpions out. If you see a scorpion in your home, try your best to kill it. The exoskeleton is very tough and some scorpions have the ability to flatten themselves so smashing it with a rock or a shoe may not be as effective as you would think. You can place sticky traps commonly used for mice or roaches around your home in strategic places to stop scorpions in their tracks.

Taking time to pest proof your home, especially before the weather heats up, will help keep scorpions from finding entry points into your home. Filling in cracks and holes with caulk, replacing damaged weather stripping, and trimming back shrubs and trees that would allow scorpions easy access to your roof or attic space are all good ways to prevent scorpions from entering your home.

Scorpion control

Hiring a professional pest control service to treat the interior and exterior of your home for scorpions will ensure that you never have a nasty surprise of finding a scorpion in your home at night. The pest professional will create a barrier around your home that has the ability to prevent pests, even as tough as scorpions, from getting near your home.

If you are a San Juan County, NM resident looking for professional scorpion control options, give Larry’s Pest Patrol a call to set up the initial inspection and treatment to give you a home free from scorpions.