Scorpions in Australia
Although scorpions are more often found in desert areas throughout the world, scorpions live in all habitats all throughout Australia. Different species of scorpion live in sand, rocks, trees or simply in the ground, and so it is likely that there are scorpions resident in your local habitat. Scorpions are largely nocturnal creatures but do at times come out during the day, especially in wet weather.
In areas such as New South Wales, that can sometimes experience a large amount of rainfall, it is quite likely that one may encounter scorpions around one’s house.
If you need scorpion control, Sydney, or scorpion removal, Sydney, then we at Nationwide Pest Control are well equipped to handle these potentially dangerous pests.
Characteristics of scorpions
Although different species of scorpion differ in size, there are characteristics common to all species that assist in identification. Scorpions have eight segmented legs, their characteristic long, stinger-bearing tail and a pair of pincers on long arms at the front of the body. They have excellent low-light vision, which assists them in their nocturnal navigations. They are also assisted by sense based on vibrations they feel in the ground, which help them to avoid potential predators and stalk prey. Scorpions range in colour from grey through to gold, with a large number being differing shades of brown, and they feed primarily on other insects, which makes them somewhat useful to have around, especially in the garden.
They are largely unaggressive, but will sting in response to threats. Scorpion burrows are deep and hard to locate, meaning that the services of a professional will likely be required to find them.
Possible health risks and inconveniences from scorpions
The main health risk posed by scorpions is, of course, their stinger. Luckily for those of us living in Australia, there are no scorpion species in Australia with a fatal sting; however, their stings are still very painful and can have various harmful side effects, such as inflammation of the stung area, nausea and dizziness, all of which can persist for several hours. If stung, it is advisable to apply a cold pack to the affected area. However, if you experience serious side effects, seek medical help immediately.
Signs of infestation
It can be very difficult to notice a scorpion infestation, as they operate largely at night and live in deep, secluded, hidden burrows that a person is not likely to stumble across during normal activities around the home. If you see scorpions, however, or experience a sting to yourself or a family member, then it is likely that there are more in the area, and it may be time to seek professional assistance.
Need expert help with scorpions?
These poisonous, stinging pests can be somewhat difficult to handle due to their aggressive response to threats, meaning that professional handling is required. If you need scorpion control, Sydney, or scorpion removal, Sydney, the friendly, experienced and professional staff at Nationwide Pest Control are able and willing to help you with your scorpion problem. To find out more our enlist our services, call us on 1300 149 549, or contact us via our website.