Here are some signs that may indicate a scorpion infestation:
- Sightings: If you see one or more scorpions in your home or yard, there may be an infestation.
- Shed skins: Scorpions shed their exoskeletons as they grow, and these skins may be found in areas where scorpions are present.
- Droppings: Scorpions leave behind feces that may resemble small pellets or elongated blobs. These droppings may be found in areas where scorpions are active.
- Hiding places: Scorpions prefer to hide in dark, sheltered areas such as cracks, crevices, or under objects such as rocks, logs, or debris.
- Prey: Scorpions feed on insects and other small prey, so an increase in other pests such as crickets or roaches may indicate a potential food source for scorpions.
- Sting marks: Scorpion stings can be painful and may leave red marks or welts on the skin. If you or someone in your household has been stung by a scorpion, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately.
If you suspect a scorpion infestation, it’s important to take steps to address it promptly. Scorpions can be dangerous and their presence in the home or yard can pose a threat to human and pet safety.