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How To Care For Scorpion Stings

First Aid KitI recently wrote about the signs and reactions of a scorpion sting. So, let’s say you have determined you have been stung by a scorpion by demonstrating some of the common symptoms and signs.

What do you do?

First Aid For Scorpion Stings

If you have been stung by a scorpion in Las Vegas, there are a few steps that should be taken to treat the sting, and alleviate your pain. Most treatment can be done in the comfort of your home, unless you’re experiencing symptoms that are serious in nature.

With the scorpion’s venom speeding up your heart-rate, it’s critical that you remain calm after being stung. Panicking will only increase your already elevated heart rate and blood pressure.

 

  • Take off your rings, watches, and bracelets. Once stung, you will likely swell, and your jewelry can cut off circulation; not to mention be very uncomfortable.
  • Tenderly clean the scorpion sting area with soapy, lukewarm water.
  • You should never cut into the sting area and try to suck out the venom. Doing so can cause infection and make the sting worse.
  • If the bite does happen to become infected, you’ll likely need antibiotics.
  • Rotate an ice pack or cold compress, 15 minutes on then 15 minutes off, at the sting site.
  • Elevate the sting area on pillow
  • If you are prone to insect allergies, like that of a bee sting, take an anti-allergy medication like Benadryl.
  • If you are experiencing pain, take a couple Tylenol every 4 hours until the pain subsides.
  • Do not take ibuprofen or aspirin after a scorpion sting.
  • If a sting victim is young, elderly, or ill. Seek medical attention. If your symptoms are severe or long lasting, seek medical attention as well.

 

HospitalWhen Should I Go The Hospital?

Pain, swelling, burning, numbness, and discoloration are all possible reactions to being stung by a scorpion. These sensations may last for mere moments, or may last for several days.

Like with any insect/arachnid bite or sting, severe reactions can take place.

If any of the above mentioned reactions continue for an extended time (several days or longer), or if they are severe in nature, then you should go to the hospital. A licensed physician will determine the severity of the sting reaction and suggest what additional treatment may be needed, including possible scorpion antivenom. The victim may be held overnight for medical observation.

Additionally, if an infant or someone with a compromised immune system is stung, you should go to the hospital immediately as well. In these cases, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

If at all possible, and if it can be done safely, it helps if you can bring the scorpion into the hospital with you. The scorpion can be properly identified. In most Las Vegas scorpion sting cases, the likely culprit will be an Arizona Bark scorpion.

Any questions or concerns regarding scorpion stings can be directed to Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222.

scorpionLas Vegas Scorpion Control

Being stung by a scorpion is nasty business. Make sure you have taken some preventative measure to keep yourself and your family from being stung.

Get Las Vegas Scorpion Control today:

Bulwark Exterminating
3932 Octagon Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 255-6313
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
K-9 Sweeps LLC: Bed Bug Control
& K9 Scent Detection
8201 Woodland Prairie Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 586-5179
k-9sweeps.com 
 
Orkin
4550 Ziebart Pl # A
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 597-9760
orkin.com

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5 Most Common Las Vegas Pests

Las Vegas is world renown for its awe inspiring mega resorts, its entertaining shows, and hopping night life. Vacationers and residents alike can dine in the finest restaurants, cool off in lavish pools, and try their luck at a hand or two of black jack.

What many people don’t know is that Las Vegas has a dark side. The city is also home to some serious pests (and no, we’re not talking about the smut peddlers on the Strip).

Thanks to Las Vegas’ hot summers, dry winters and rainy springs, pests like ants, scorpions, crickets, roaches, spiders, bed bugs and termites all call Vegas their home.

Here are the top five most common pests that Bulwark Exterminating takes calls about in the city of Las Vegas, NV:

5. Desert Recluses

 

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Often mistaken for its similar cousin the brown recluse, the desert recluse is another dangerous Las Vegas pest. Hiding in the tiniest, darkest, places it can find, the desert recluse is a threat to Las Vegas homeowners; because of their toxic bites. These spiders are a light brown, with a near black violin-shaped spot. Its legs are light brown, and its oval-shaped abdomen is dark brown, or even a greenish yellow. If disturbed by humans, the desert recluse will bite, producing a mild stinging, followed by redness and intense pain. Bites can cause death to the young, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.

4. Black Widows

 

Black Widow Spider 

The most recognizable of the Las Vegas pests also happens to be one of the most common… and the most dangerous. She’s the Black Widow spider, and she is marked with an unmistakable red hour glass underneath her large, glossy, black abdomen. Stay away from these deadly pests because their bites are serious business that may require medical treatment and anti-venom. Symptoms include fever, chills, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. Professional spider control services can keep these nasty pests from building their webs anywhere near your Las Vegas property.

3. Cockroaches

 

Roach On Cracker 

The dirtiest and most disgusting of the Las Vegas pests is also one of the most common. Number three on our list is the dirty, disease spreading cockroach. When referring to Las Vegas cockroaches, we are specifically talking about four different species. The American cockroach (also known as a water bug), the Australian cockroach (a littler version of the American), the Oriental cockroach, and the German cockroach are the four common Las Vegas roaches. Not only are these cockroaches found infesting your homes, they also infest Las Vegas restaurants. Professional roach control methods are needed to eliminate these pests from our Las Vegas homes.

2. Bark Scorpions

 

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The most notorious pest found in Las Vegas; also happens to be one of the most common. It’s the Arizona Bark scorpion; commonly referred to as a bark scorpion. Las Vegas scorpions unleash a painful sting that can leave you incapacitated for hours, even days. When stung, you’ll experience pain, dizziness, burning sensations, darting eyes, nausea, and vomiting. Professional scorpion control can keep these dangerous Las Vegas pests away from your home.

1. Crickets

 

Cricket 

The most forgotten of Las Vegas pests, happens to be the most common. Crickets are the most frequently called about pests in Las Vegas, according to a recent survey by Bulwark Pest Control. Because they are not dangerous pests, they are often times overlooked. Las Vegas homeowners are reminded of these common pests when they start their loud chirping at night. Because they reproduce so rapidly, they can be found in huge numbers in and around Las Vegas homes.

Las Vegas Pest Control

If you are seeing scorpions, black widows, roaches, desert recluses, or any other Las Vegas pest near your home or property; take action! A Las Vegas pest control company will exterminate the existing household pests, and prevent others from making your home theirs. Get Las Vegas pest control today!

Bulwark Exterminating
3932 Octagon Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 255-6313
bulwarkpestcontrol.com 
 
K-9 Sweeps LLC: Bed Bug Control
& K9 Scent Detection
8201 Woodland Prairie Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 586-5179
k-9sweeps.com 
 
Orkin
4550 Ziebart Pl # A
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 597-9760
orkin.com

 

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July 19, 2013 at 7:22 pm Comments (3)

Bulwark Exterminating Featured On Flipping Vegas

Bulwark Pest Control On Episode of A&E’s “Flipping Vegas”

Bulwark Exterminating recently got a call came from the producers of A&E’s hit show “Flipping Vegas,” and were happy to help out with a very dangerous problem.

“Flipping Vegas” follows a team of real estate investors, as they buy properties below market value, fix them up, and then hopefully sell them for a profit. During this process, it’s not uncommon to run into a few unforeseen problems.

The “Flipping Vegas” team purchases an abandoned home on the outskirts of Las Vegas that comes complete with unwelcome houseguests… Very poisonous bark scorpions! The property was crawling with them! With the help of Bulwark Pest Control’s experienced Las Vegas exterminators; and their unparalleled scorpion truck service, the team was quickly able to solve the scorpion problem and resell the once scorpion infested home for a profit.

The “Flipping Vegas” Ugly Coyote House episode was the fourth episode of the show’s second season. It originally aired on A&E January 5, 2013. To catch a scheduled rebroadcast of the episode, check times here.

A&E should also have the episode available to watch online shortly:

http://www.aetv.com/flipping-vegas/

“Flipping Vegas” On A&E

Since the housing bubble burst in 2008, the Las Vegas housing market has been flooded with unsold and foreclosed properties. Since then, Sin City has been left with thousands of empty homes in desperate need of a makeover to entice buyers. That is where the show “Flipping Vegas” comes in.

“Flipping Vegas” follows Scott Yancey and his team of interior designers, project managers, and real estate agents on their quest to renovate rundown homes and sell them for a profit. Despite all the drama and unforeseen roadblocks (like scorpions), the team always finishes what they start – leaving behind a beautiful new home, and excited new homeowners.

The show is currently on it’s second season, and is A&E’s most watched reality television program.

Las Vegas Scorpions

Each year millions of visitors flock to the entertainment capital of the World because of Las Vegas’ daytime family friendly attractions and it’s nighttime entertainment. Tourists aren’t the only visitors to make their presence known in Sin City. Las Vegas, NV is also home to scorpions. Some unfortunate neighborhoods, like the one featured in the “Flipping Out” episode, have many of them.

Las Vegas scorpion problems are on the rise. The scary creepy crawlers have invaded the valley in large numbers recently. It’s not unusual, given that the city is in a desert, to see one once in a while. But lately there have been reports of people finding many scorpions in their garages, homes and beds.

Scorpions can be very dangerous with their venomous stings. One of the most venomous scorpions in the country, the bark scorpion, happens to found all around the Las Vegas valley. A bark scorpion sting may only cause a small reaction in adults, but children or seniors could suffer a much more serious reaction if stung; including possible death.

Las Vegas Scorpion Control

If you are seeing scorpions in or around your Las Vegas, NV property, get professional help… Just like Scott Yancey and his “Flipping Out” team did. Call Bulwark Exterminating today!

Bulwark Exterminating
3932 Octagon Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 255-6313
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

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January 28, 2013 at 5:07 pm Comment (1)

10 Popular Scorpion Myths Debunked

English: Mother Arizona Bark Scorpion giving birth

English: Mother Arizona Bark Scorpion giving birth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Scorpions are one of Las Vegas NV’s most dreaded and misunderstood pests. This fear is a result of their frightening appearance, and their capability to sting the unsuspecting public. This fear has also led to a few popular myths about these Las Vegas pests:

1.  All scorpions are killers. Being stung by a scorpion is usually not fatal, unless they sting small children, the elderly, or someone with a week immune system. Out of the 1,500 different species of scorpions found around the world, only 25 species have venom that is powerful enough to kill humans. The most poisonous scorpion, the Arizona Bark Scorpion, is found in Las Vegas. The stings of the other species are usually not serious and usually result in localized pain with some swelling and tenderness. Some people are allergic to scorpion venom, and if a sting seems serious, call the National Poison Control Center toll-free at (800) 222-1222.

2.  Scorpion venom is lethal. Their neurotoxins only target specific kinds of prey, usually different species of insects. For humans, a scorpion sting is usually less painful than a wasp or bee sting. I wouldn’t recommend going out and getting stung by a scorpion to find out, but it’s important to understand that they are not as lethal as some folks believe. Scorpion venom destroys red blood cells, producing localized discoloration at the sting site and painful swelling.

3.  The bigger the scorpion, the deadlier. The opposite is actually true. While all bark scorpions are dangerous, the smaller one’s venom is more potent.

4.  Scorpions can commit suicide with their own venom. The muscular and nervous systems of scorpions are actually not affected by the molecules contained in scorpion venom.

5.  Scorpions prefer living inside homes. A scorpion’s natural habitat is the outdoors. Some species make burrows, while others just hide under logs, rocks, boards, and trash. Bark scorpions live on vertical surfaces such as trees, bushes, and walls. They sometimes do wander into our homes looking for water which debunks another myth that scorpions don’t drink.

6.  Scorpions can breath underwater. Have you ever worried about swimming in a pool on a hot Las Vegas afternoon, and being stung by a live scorpion? Rest easy. Although scorpions can hold their breath for several minutes, they are poor swimmers and cannot breath underwater.

7.  Surrounding a scorpion with a ring of fire will result in it stinging itself to death. This is a myth that has been retold for many years. Although the scorpion would become highly agitated, it wouldn’t be able to kill itself. Like I mention before, scorpions are immune to their own venom.

8.  Black scorpions are more deadly then pale ones. Although the black scorpions are bigger and more menacing in appearance, just the opposite is true. Watch out for the small yellowish ones.
9.  Pouring liquor on a scorpion kills it.

10. You cannot kill scorpions with pest control products. This may have been the case 20 years ago, but with innovation and technology this statement doesn’t hold true anymore. Las Vegas pest control companies offer state-of-the-art effective pest control products.

Scorpions are helpful pests that are a vital part of Las Vegas’ natural Eco-systems. They play intricate roles of both predator and prey. Just because scorpions are vital to the ecosystem, that doesn’t mean you want them in or around your home.

If you are seeing scorpions in or around your property, contact a Las Vegas pest control professional today!

 

Bulwark Exterminating
3932 Octagon Road
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
(702) 255-6313
bulwarkpestcontrol.com

K-9 Sweeps LLC: Bed Bug Control
& K9 Scent Detection
8201 Woodland Prairie Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89129
(702) 586-5179
k-9sweeps.com

Orkin
4550 Ziebart Pl # A
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 597-9760
orkin.com

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