Finding Scorpions Indoors

Q: Our ranch-style house is built on a slab, primarily one level. In an average year, we may find two or three scorpions indoors. But since the beginning of September we’ve started finding them almost daily, in all parts of the house! 

A: If they are in the house, they must have accidentally come in from outdoors. They are solitary creatures and indoors holds no attraction for them. Scorpions usually live in mulch, eating small insects like immature roaches and crickets. Your best course of action is to spray a landscape insecticide on the lower part of your home’s walls and out from the slab a couple of feet. This will kill both the scorpions and their food source. Examine the siding to make sure there are no places a scorpion could enter the house.