The first step to eliminating scorpion activity is figuring out where and to what degree scorpions are active on your property. There is actually a pretty easy way to do this—blast them with UV light. Scorpions are UV-reactive, and they glow a bright greenish-white color when placed under UV radiation, so a handheld UV light will make them stick out like a sore thumb on even the darkest night.
Removing sources of scorpion shelter will significantly cut back on scorpion activity around your home, though it won’t eliminate it entirely in high-activity areas such as the southwestern American deserts. Preventing scorpion intrusion is trickier than many other types of pests because of their significantly larger size and the shape of their legs. Most pest barriers are designed to poison bugs as they cross the barrier, causing them to die before they ever reach your home. However, because Scorpions are able to lift their bodies above the barrier, the only thing that ever really contacts the barrier is their feet. Therefore, they don’t ingest enough of the barrier chemical to eliminate them, and this renders most barriers pretty ineffective at keeping them out.
Instead, other methods that have been shown to be effective at slowing or reducing scorpion intrusions include specialized scorpion traps and glue boards that lure scorpions in and stick them in place. Likewise, professional scorpion treatments are specifically designed for tackling these frustrating creatures and keeping them away from your home for good.