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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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Signs & Reactions Of A Scorpion Sting

scorpion on rocksImagine lying in your warm, comfy bed after a long days work when you suddenly feel something bite or sting your leg.

OUCH!!!!

You jump out of bed, frantically ripping the covers off, desperately searching for the little bugger that got you. You search and search, but cannot find the culprit. You begin to worry because you know that Las Vegas is home to the very dangerous and very common Bark Scorpion.

If you suspect you’ve been stung by a scorpion look for some of the following signs and reactions:

Signs Of A Scorpion Sting

If you believe you’ve been stung by a scorpion, look for some of the following signs:

  • Pain
  • Burning sensation
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Edema (fluid accumulating under skin)
  • Tenderness to touch
  • Sensitive to hot or cold
  • Regional lymph node enlargement

Severe Scorpion Sting Reactions

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There is actually a huge range of reactions that can occur from a scorpion sting. Severe reactions are more likely to occur with individuals who have existing insect allergies (bee stings).

  • Mild to severe pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Blurred vision
  • Twitching muscles
  • Numbness in mouth or face
  • Sensation of thick tongue
  • Hyperactivity

Most of these reactions would be deemed as severe, with the exception of the mild pain. Under these conditions it would be best to seek medical assistance immediately; after a suspected scorpion sting. Although rare, scorpion stings have lead to respiratory failure, coma, organ disease or failure and even fatality.

Scorpion First Aid

First off, if you have a compromised immune system, have insect allergies, or the victim is a child or elderly person; seek medical attention as soon as possible. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

All other victims of scorpion stings can treat the ailment at home. Wash the sting area with hot soapy water, dry, and then apply Bactine. To reduce the swelling, ice the sting in increments of ten minutes. Stay calm, elevate the sting area, and take some Tylenol (not aspirin or ibuprofen).

Scorpion StingerScorpion Stings: Additional Info

While Bark Scorpion stings can be deadly, most are comparable to the sting from a bee or wasp. Deaths from a scorpion are far more common in other parts of the globe. Brazil for example has nearly 50 scorpion sting related deaths each and every year. A sting will not spread any sort of disease.

Las Vegas Scorpion Control

If you have been stung by a scorpion, you know you never want to go through it again. Prevent scorpions from entering your home and hanging out on your property with professional Las Vegas scorpion control.

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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February 19, 2014 at 11:16 pm Comment (1)

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)

Watch For Pests Hiding In Your Christmas Decorations

Christmas decorations, Christmas tree

Christmas decorations, Christmas tree (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christmas Pests

The magical Christmas season is finally here. The joyous event of decorating your home with all those beautiful decorations could be less joyous with an unfortunate encounter with a pest hiding in your decorations. Pests can quickly make the happiest time of year, into a time of worry and frustration.

Pests like scorpions, spiders, rodents, and silverfish love hiding out among your boxes of Christmas decorations. There are a few things that you can do to help ensure your Christmas is free of pests that may be hiding in your decorations.

Watch Out For Pests Hiding In Your Christmas Decor

Most of you have boxes and boxes full of Christmas lights, ceramic figurines, Christmas wrapping paper, and wreathes. You likely store these boxes in a garage, in your basement, or in the attic; all places Las Vegas pests love to hide when the weather cools. Here are a few holiday decorating tips that will ensure you don’t bring about a full on pest infestation inside your home.

First, examine Christmas boxes. If there are any pests living among your Christmas decorations, they will leave some evidence. Look for discarded shells of seeds or nuts. Rodent droppings are also an obvious clue of a pest problem. Look for the dead carcasses of silverfish or roaches. Where there are dead insects there are usually living ones… Plus, spiders and scorpions will be feeding on them.

Cautiously handle boxes. Use caution and be alert when you open those boxes of Christmas decorations. If there is a scorpion, spider, or rodent living inside; a misplaced hand could result in a painful bite or sting.

Open decorations outside first. By doing this you will keep from bringing any unwanted bugs or disease carrying rodents inside your home.

Inspect your Christmas tree. Whether your Christmas tree is real or fake, it needs to be thoroughly inspected for any evidence of pests. Rodents like mice, squirrels, and rats love making their nests inside artificial trees. If you buy a live tree on a lot, or cut one down yourself, look for signs of aphids, and other small tree insects. You won’t want them crawling all over you.

Get Las Vegas pest control. If you do happen to find any signs of pests living among your Christmas decorations, get professional help. A licensed Las Vegas exterminator can rid you of any of the above mentioned pests; and ensure your Christmas is pest free.

Las Vegas Pest Control

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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