Scorpion Identification and Control

Correct identification is an important first step in pest control.

Scorpion on a rock in the desert
Buthidae; Luridae; Vaejovidae
How to Identify a Scorpion

Scorpions have long, thin segmented bodies with long tails equipped with stingers. They have eight legs and pincher like mouthparts. They glow a fluorescent green/blue color under a black light. 

Where Do They Like to Hang Out

Scorpions spend the day resting underneath objects on the ground and come out at night to search for prey. They seek dark protected areas to hide indoors. 

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Why Are They Significant

Scorpions are significant because their venom may cause swelling, inflammation, discoloration and pain.Their stings are similar to bee or wasp stings.

The only deadly scorpion in Utah is the Arizona bark scorpion, found only in southern Utah along the Colorado River. 


Buthidae; Luridae; Vaejovidae


Small arthropods


Venomious stings

Tips & Tricks

Scorpion under the black light

What To Do About Scorpions

  • If scorpions are suspected in or around a structure, conduct an inspection at night using a black light.
  • Find and seal any openings or crevices in exterior walls.
  • Repair leaky air conditions or other outside water sources.
  • Prune trees and shrubs up and away from the ground.
  • Remove leaf litter, large mulch, debris and other harborage around buildings.
  • Install door sweeps and tight-fitting screens and weather stripping around windows and doors
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What to Do When Stung

  • Anyone stung by a scorpion should collect the scorpion and immediately contact a physician or the poison control center for medial instructions.

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How To Control

Pests can be difficult to control, but that’s what we are here for. We create a strategic plan to gain control of your problem and make sure we get results.

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Thorn's Approach

We take a scientific approach to pest control. We start with an inspection and assessment to help us identify the pest, locate where they are, and create a specific plan for your property. Every home and business is different and requires a unique strategy.


Our Approach to Pest Control

Proper pest management starts with a detailed inspection and assessment from an expert pest professional before treatment. Thorn Pest Solutions uses a three-step process rooted in science to eliminate pests with long-term results.

Driven By Science. Lead By Service.

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Assess Situation

First, we identify the root problem(s) with a site assessment. Pests are almost always an indicator of an environmental condition. This will determine the best actions to provide short and your long-term results against pests.

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Execute Action Plan

Next, we develop a plan to fix the problems we discovered. This includes solving current pest issues, eliminating conducive conditions, and monitoring for future pest activity. Good pest management starts with a good plan.

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Track Success

Lastly, we implement the solutions we developed including inspection, monitoring, and preventing future pest infestations. Good pest control requires a good offense and not just defense. Prevention is key.

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