Scorpions are typically nocturnal insects that thrive in hot, dry regions. Found in mountain pine or rain forests, caves, savannahs and grasslands, there are several species in South Africa. They have a lengthy gestation (ranging from two to eighteen months) during which females bear up to 35 young scorpions, who can live anywhere from 3-15 years.
Signs of an infestation: Scorpions seek shelter in the shade, and are typically found in warm, shaded areas of the home.
Risks: Scorpions range from weakly venomous to highly venomous, depending on the species. Their venom attacks the nervous system of the person who is stung.
Control Measures: A'Africa Pest Prevention offers a range of fast and effective pest control methods that target specific scorpion species that are safe around your family and pets.
DIY: There's no long-term remedy that keeps scorpions away. The best course of action is regular home maintenance and pest control. However, keeping the lawns mowed, and clutter, stones, woodpiles, trees and bushes away from the home can make some difference.
Contact Us: Do you suspect a pest infestation? Get in touch with your nearest A’Africa Pest Prevention branch.
Get a Quote: Book an appointment with your local A'Africa Office to discuss your pest problem. If necessary, we will complete a survey and provide you with a free quote and recommendations.
Solutions: Once you have accepted the quote, our pest control technicians will come out to your property to apply the selected treatments at a time that suits you. We pride ourselves on providing a solution that is safe for your children, your pets and for the environment.
Aftercare: A'Africa Pest Prevention provides guaranteed pest control solutions as well as advice to help prevent future infestations. We will visit your property as often as needed to fully resolve your pest infestation.