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Ask the Orkin Man

I found a scorpion on my kitchen floor.

Question: Hello! If I come face to face with a scorpion on my kitchen floor, how do I kill it? Do scorpions move fast? Thanks for the help.

ANSWER: These arthropods are active at night, they are hunters, but they do not move that fast … and it is not going to chase after you.

Since they are predators, the reason they are hanging around your home is because they have found good living conditions or there are other insects that they are looking for as food. Call your local Orkin branch office and set up a visit by a highly trained Orkin Pest Specialist who will inspect your home and develop a customized treatment plan that best fits your needs.

scorpions on gravel floor
Scorpions Crawling on Gravel


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