scorpions

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by charles2, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. charles2

    charles2 New Member

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    Is is likely or even possible for scorpions to enter buildings through drains?
  2. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    Depends what movie you watched.

    The snakes scare me when they come up in the toilet.

    Guess they are going after the scorpions, and mice.
  3. ImOld

    ImOld New Member

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    There are scorpions and there are SCORPIONS!

    I lived in Arizona for 8 years and the average scorpion is small enough to go just about anywhere and I did have them, as well as a bunch of other creepy-crawly guys, come up through the drains.

    It's a favorite expressway for cockroaches also.
  4. charles2

    charles2 New Member

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    If that's true I need to ask where to find drain strainers fine enough to exclude such critters. Any ideas?
  5. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    I am not sure they come up from the drain, They most likely get into the house by other means and just go into the drain to hide and drink water.

    Wal-mart has drain covers to keep Hair out, they should work fine.


    Good Luck. Sweet Dreams.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2013
  6. charles2

    charles2 New Member

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    Stopping hair is a bit too fine - I just want to stop scorpions. The existing drain is 4-1/4" diameter with 2 screws about 2-5/8" OC.
  7. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    Moen makes some drain strainers that may work for you.

    Or you could make your own using stainless screen.
  8. charles2

    charles2 New Member

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    Moen's don't look fine enough to stop a small, say 1" long scorpion. Maybe I could put the SS screen under the existing strainer.

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