Scorpions in Bed: Keep Scorpions Out of your Bed
Although many people like to have scorpions as pets, most of them think of scorpions as a pest and one of the most common places where they chose to live once inside your house is the bedroom.
Now imagine waking up and finding a scorpion in bed! Yup, that’s not a good picture. But don’t worry; there are many ways in which you can keep these animals away from your bedroom. But before that, first, let’s understand how they get in your bed and why.
Keep reading and you will find all the answers.
Can Scorpions Climb Walls like Spiders?
DidyouknowthatScorpionsare arachnids, which are like the cousins of spiders? So to answer in one word, yes scorpions can climb walls like spiders.
Scorpions are animals with 8 legs which can easily climb vertically on rough surfaces. Scorpions have pincers at the end of their feet which provides them a good grasping ability.
However, they can only climb on a rough surface, any area which is smooth for them like glass or plastic or even smooth metals makes it difficult for them to hold on thus making them slip and fall.
Why Do Scorpions Like Bed?
Scorpions like to take shelter in dark and quiet areas during the day time and your bed could be one of those places. Scorpions like a bed because they like the comfort and the protection of the bedding.
Scorpions also love to climb so if you have your bedding or blankets hanging from the bed, it makes it extremely easy for them and climb and seek shelter in cozy places.
How to Prevent Scorpions from Getting in your Bed
Like I said above, no one wants a scorpion in their bed and hence I am going to discuss various ways in which you can protect your bed from scorpions:
Fix Cracks and Holes in your Bedroom Wall
Lookout and fill any cracks and crevices in your bedroom, especially the wall adjoining your bed. These small holes are possible entrance and dwelling spaces for scorpions. Some other spaces in your bedroom that you need to take care of are your air vents, fittings, and even ceiling fixtures.
Move your bed away from the wall.
This is another small change you can make to avoid these creatures from getting into your bed. Move your bed a couple of inches away from the wall and this will increase the difficulty for scorpions to climb in your bed since they are not very accustomed to smooth spaces.
Use Sticky Traps
There are traps available in the market which is used to catch rats and other insects. You can use the same to catch scorpions. Place them around your bed especially near the corners of the walls, and once you catch a scorpion, you can easily dispose of the trap and replace it with a new one.
Keep your Beddings and Blankets away
As I mentioned above, scorpions like to climb and if your bed is unkempt with your beddings and blankets hanging off the bed, this will give them a good opportunity to climb in and settle there. You need to keep your bed organized and clean in order to avoid their dwelling.
Use Essential Oils
Another way to keep off the scorpions from your bed is to use Essential Oils like Lavender Oil or Peppermint Oil around the perimeters of your bedroom. These oils act as a natural repeller for scorpions, keeping them away and at the same time will keep your bedroom fresh and fragrant. You can also plant lavender and citrus plants in your room for the same effect.
Scorpions have a way of getting in your house and especially in your bed when you least expect it and that is why you have to be careful and take all the necessary precautions and steps to keep them away.
The point is to make your rooms as uninviting and unpleasing for these insects so that you can have your uninterrupted sleep without any surprise visits from them.