How to Safely Remove Scorpions


Scorpions are arachnids, cousins to the spider. They have eight legs, and they have a stinger that is filled with venom. Most are not lethal, but the Arizona bark scorpion is one that is.

You can get rid of scorpions yourself, but hiring a professional to help you with this is better and safer. If you choose to do it yourself, wear safe clothing, such as long sleeves and gloves. Use extra long tongs to pick them up and put them in a glass jar. You can then spray insecticide directly on the scorpion.

There are many professionals that you can call to exterminate scorpions from your home or yard. You can contact and they can help you. They can also answer any questions that you might have.

This article will help you to learn how to remove scorpions from your home or yard safely. It will also help you to learn a little bit about the creatures. You can also do research to find out more information.

How to Remove Scorpions

How to Remove Scorpions

Inspect Your Property for Scorpions – You can use a UV light to find these creatures because it has a fluorescent property to help you find them. You can use a black light to look under rocks, windowsills, and decorative pillars: They also like debris piles such as woodpiles, shoe closets, and rain gutters.

If you remove all the piles and keep them away from your home, you will have to worry about them less. There are also other places that you can search for them, such as under your foundation. When you find them, you will then know where to place sticky traps and spray the creatures.

 2. Remove Food Sources – Scorpions eat small insects, so if you can eliminate their food source, you can eliminate them. Use regular pest control to remove all the insects. You can also keep your garage and home tidy so that you don’t have bugs indoors.

Removing the food sources should help to remove the scorpions as well. If there is nothing for them to feed on, they will move on to an area where they have food. This will help you to keep them away.

 3.Seal Cracks and Holes in Your House or Foundation – Scorpions can crawl into the smallest cracks and crevices, so you want to seal these the best you can. Use caulk to cover holes around gas, electric, and water lines. Put weatherstripping on your outside doors so that you seal that area as well.

If you find any holes or cracks anywhere, plug them up, seal them up, and make sure there aren’t even small openings. You don’t want to miss anything because they will get through. You want to make sure that they can’t get through at all.

 4. Maintain Lawn and Remove Hiding Places – These creatures love long, shaggy lawns and hiding spaces. Keep your lawn trimmed to a decent length and remove all hiding spaces, such as rocks and stones. See here to find more hiding places. Don’t place woodpiles and rock decorations right next to your home.

Having all the debris moved from around your home will also help. You don’t want these things close to your home, because then the creatures will find their way in. You want to do your best to keep them out of your home.

 5. Set Sticky Traps and Use Scorpion Killers – Sticky traps are good for all types of pests, including these creatures. Place sticky traps everywhere you see scorpions, such as bathrooms, closets, and near windows and doors. Insecticide doesn’t work very well for them unless you spray it directly on them.

Having said that, insecticide doesn’t work well to kill them if you spray it on the ground. Their legs make minimal contact with the ground, so they usually won’t step on it. Spraying them directly is the only way to be sure to kill them.

 6. Trap Them and Remove Them – You can wear long, thick gloves and use a glass jar to trap the scorpions and remove them from your yard if you don’t want to use the traps and chemicals. Be careful when working around them. Place a lid or piece of card stock over the jar and take it elsewhere. Then take the preceding precautions to keep them away.

If you choose to do this, you must be very careful because you could get stung. Wearing boots and long sleeves will also help to protect you. If you do get stung, get medical treatment as quickly as possible.

 7. Hire a Professional – If you aren’t comfortable taking these steps yourself, or you want to make sure that the job is done right, hire a professional. There are many nationwide exterminators that you could call. There are also many local people that can do the job just as well.

If you are looking for a professional, ask friends and family for references. You can also check reviews that are online. Choose one that has all the credentials that they need.


Scorpions are a menace that you don’t want to have around your home. There are precautions that you can take such as removing their food source and placing sticky traps. You can also hire a professional if you feel that you don’t want to deal with them yourself.

You could humanely remove them if you don’t want to use poisons or sticky traps. You could place them in a glass jar and move them somewhere else away from your home. This will need to be done more than once, but it is possible to rid your home and yard of them.