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A yellow scorpion is tucked underneath a mossy stone in a rocky environment.

Do Scorpions Come Out in Winter?

Birds fly South for the winter, humans stay inside their heated homes, and scorpions hibernate. 

Have you ever wondered where scorpions go in the winter? It’s a common myth that scorpions die off during the colder winter months. This is because they typically become less of an annoyance during winter months to home and business owners who normally have to get them removed from their properties.

However, these stinging critters don’t die when the weather turns colder. Instead, they find warm places to hide away for the winter. 

Do scorpions hibernate in the winter? 

To survive the colder weather, scorpions hibernate. To hibernate, many scorpions gather in clusters of up to 30 to keep warm. They find places to burrow away, such as landscaping piles, bark, cracks in buildings, landscaping rocks, lumber piles, or home attics. 

Scorpions are cold-blooded creatures, so they hunker down in places where they don’t have to worry about their inability to generate body heat. Scorpions are equipped to survive cold temperatures, but like many creatures, they prefer warmth. 

Scorpions typically live for around six years, so neither the colder winter months nor a short lifespan will kill them. This means you’ll quickly want to have them professionally removed. If you see scorpions inside your home during those cold months—from November to February—that likely indicates a scorpion nest nearby. If that’s the case, reach out to the experts at Las Vegas Pest Control for a free estimate on our top-notch scorpion removal services.

Are scorpions active in the winter?

The type of hibernation that scorpions go into during the winter months is called diapause. This hibernation-like state occurs when a creature’s environment doesn’t promote growth. Essentially, they suspend development and activity until their environment returns to normal. 

However, that doesn’t mean you won’t see any scorpions around during the cooler months, as scorpions can still be active in the winter. On warmer days, you may see scorpions crawling around, though they won’t be nearly as active or populous as they are in warmer months. 

Scorpion Control and Scorpion Prevention in the Winter

Winter months are one of the best times to perform preventative pest control on your home. Before the weather gets cold, make sure your home is winterized and small crevices are sealed, otherwise they can provide a nice spot for cozy scorpion hibernation. 

Pest control companies like Las Vegas Pest Control are equipped to help get rid of any scorpions that might show up in these winter months. Our services have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we offer a variety of services, including inspection and extermination. 

Scorpions can quickly turn from a nuisance into a danger to you, your children, and your pets, so don’t hesitate to get help from us at Las Vegas Pest Control. Call us today or visit us online for preventative pest control services!