I'm a new homeowner, and I purchased in a low-price area in East Mesa, Arizona. It is a great house and I got a great deal, but I discovered some scorpions outside the house (see photo) while I was washing the siding. This is to be expected, after all we are in the desert, and they were here before me and will be here long after I'm gone. We can't do anything to eliminate them completely, and I accept that. I want to reduce the possibility of getting stung though, and mostly that means keeping them out of the house. I have addressed the issue with standard pest control and I'll be working on sealing the house over time.
However, a popular way to deal with the issue out here, is to simply go out at night with a black light, hunting the scorpions down and killing them, in person, if you will. I would like to make this fun, and I'm a little nervous about the common method of just stepping on them. So, I want to purchase or design some kind of weapon that will kill them from a short distance away. I'm a gun enthusiast so I would love said weapon to resemble a rifle, in usage anyway - I don't care what it looks like.
The popular product "Bug-A-Salt" does not work on scorpions, they are too mean and nasty. Nuclear weapons don't work on them. So, I need something with more power, like an air-soft shotgun or something like that. It needs to be relatively quiet so I can use it at night in my neighborhood, and needs to be safe to shoot at a downward angle into the ground.
Any ideas for some kind of "gun" to kill these suckers?