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Pest & Termite Control Blog

The Peace of Mind of Black Knight Pest & Termite Control.

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Megan Pinneo


Beware of Scorpions

During periods of hot weather scorpions are known to enter the home through any cracks or openings that there may be in and around the home. They tend to favor crawl spaces and attics once inside the home. Scorpions are nocturnal therefor can mostly be seen at night. Their diet mostly consists of insects such as crickets, cockroaches and spiders and can survive for months without food as long as they have a water source.

The Sting

As a defense mechanism scorpions are known to sting. If a human is stung by a scorpion they most likely would experience mild symptoms similar to a bee sting. There are some species of scorpions that carry a dangerous venom which can be fatal to humans.


If you are concerned about scorpions being a threat to your home you may want to take some precautions to help keep them away. Start by eliminating places around your home where these pests can harbor such as wood piles, trash and debris. If you are storing any firewood on the property make sure that is at least 20ft away from your home. Also, sealing any cracks in and around your home is a must, this will not only keep scorpions out but any other pests that may be wanting to enter your home as well. Be sure that all screens on windows and doors are secure and without and any tears. Last, check that the garage door closes to the ground and there is not an opening for them to crawl in.

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Winter Pests

Megan Pinneo

Cold Weather Pests

Just because there is a chill in the air and no Summer Sun there are still Pests to be concerned about.  While the heat brings more of the flying Pests such as Bees and Mosquitoes the Winter Season has us looking down at Mice, Spiders and Cockroaches. Winter Pests are something to avoid while Mice carry diseases, Spiders bite, and Cockroaches can trigger asthma and allergies. We share this Earth with Insects and Rodents but we do not have to share our home with them as well.  Calling a local Pest Control Professional would be a positive reassuring way to help rid your home of any existing Winter Pests however, there are many things you can do in or around your home to keep the Pests from taking over.

Winter Pest Prevention Tips:

  • Seal any cracks in and around your home. Check where pipes enter the home, Mice can fit through a space as small as a dime.
  • Keep storage units, garages and closets clutter free.
  • Repair damaged screens in windows and sliding doors.
  • Keep crawl spaces, basements and attics well ventilated and dry.
  • Eliminate any leaking pipes and clogged drains, these can be places of moisture which are favorited by Cockroaches.
  • Screen the chimney.
  • Store food in air tight containers.
  • Throw out trash regularly.