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Charles from Alto Texas writes,

I am finding scorpions in my kitchen sink. Spray Demon in drain?

Where do the scorpions get into sink. If I spray demon in drain will it effect my septic system?


We do not recommend spraying Demon Wp into your sink drain. It is very unlikely that the scorpions are actually coming up the drain. Most drains have a P trap at the bottom of the pipe that stays filled with water. This P trap stops bad odors from coming up the pipe and it also stops insects and other animals from coming up the pipe. Unless your pipes are damaged, the scorpions are most likely coming in from a nearby window fame or around cables, pipes or wires that enter through the structure and they are falling in to the sink. You should spray every crack and crevice around window frames, door frames and places where cables, pipes and wires enter into the structure. You should also spray outdoors around your foundation and around window frames, door frames and places where cables, pipes and wires enter into the structure.

Non-insecticide methods for scorpion control are:

Harborage Removal- Harborage removal is key to scorpion control and will greatly reduce the numbers of scorpions in the area surrounding the structure, making it far less likely that they will enter. Harborage removal includes eliminating piles of lumber, bricks, and other stacked items that create clusters of tight spaces, elimination of vegetation and other heavy ground coverings near homes and buildings, trimming back tree and shrub limbs from walls and roof, and keeping gutters clear of leaves and other debris.

Exclusion- Scorpions and other pests can be kept out of structures to a large degree by installing tight-fitting screens, weatherstripping around doors and windows, and caulking cracks and crevices.

Answer last updated on: 05/25/2012

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