Pest Control for Scorpions

When you hear about scorpions, you probably picture the deserts of the southwest in Arizona and New Mexico. In actuality, scorpions can live in many different habitats, including forests, grasslands, deserts, savannas, and rain forests. You don’t want to be caught unaware because scorpions can give you a painful sting if you aren’t paying attention. For this reason, it is helpful to learn how to prevent them around your home and family.

What are Scorpions

Scorpions are arachnids that have an elongated body, eight legs, two pincers, and are commonly about 2 inches long in size. They also have a segmented tail that can be arched over the back. This tail is tipped with a venomous stinger. Most scorpion stings feel very similar to a bee or wasp sting, but others can cause severe pain and swelling. In rare instances, scorpion stings can even cause difficulty breathing or anaphylaxis. These most serious symptoms are most likely to occur in sensitive populations like the very old, very young, or individuals that have allergies.

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    Scorpions are nocturnal and prefer temperatures less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Therefore they seek out dark, cool and damp places, so it’s no wonder the areas in and around our homes are so attractive to them.

    Scorpions live and hide in areas that are sheltered from the sun like piles of leaves, under stones, in wood piles, and around shrubs and bushes. Eliminating these harborages in your yard will go a long way toward getting rid of scorpions.

    To eradicate a scorpion infestation and keep them from coming back requires an aggressive and persistent combination of actions that include changing their environment, removing those currently in the home and proper and repeated use of pesticides.

    Facts about Scorpions

    scorpions can produce hundreds of offspring (called scorplings), and they can go six months without food and live up to ten years years, they are not difficult to kill or control. The Bark Scorpion is one of the most common pests in Arizona. Scorpions love hiding under river rock, gravel, tree bark, woodpiles, and in block fences and attics.

    First aid from Scorpion Stings

    Basic first aid measures can be used to help remediate scorpion stings:

    • Clean sting site with soap and water
    • Apply a cool compress (cool cloth)
    • Take acetaminophen (also known as paracetamol) or ibuprofen for local pain and swelling

    Once they have made their way inside your property, scorpions prefer to remain hidden. It is often easier to identify a potential infestation by looking for signs of activity, rather than trying to spot an actual Scorpion.

    Bark scorpions, like most other scorpions, will glow when exposed to a blacklight. This is particularly useful in scorpion detection, since bark scorpions are active during the night, and can be easily spotted using this method. Typical UV LED flashlights enable their human operator to readily detect scorpions at a distance of approximately 6 feet. Newly molted scorpions will not glow under ultraviolet light for a few days after molting.


    How to prevent Scorpions from entering the home

    Steps for scorpion prevention:

    • Reduce clutter. Unkempt areas give scorpions plenty of spaces to hide and nest. If every room in your home is cluttered, your entire house can easily be a breeding ground for them.
    • Remove water and food sources. Keep all food in sealed containers and constantly clean crumbs off tables, counters and floors. Empty your garbage bins frequently.
    • Eat in a dining area. If you eat in areas other than the kitchen, be sure to keep your carpets and floors well vacuumed so that vermin are not attracted to any crumbs left behind in those areas.
    • Examine the outside of your home to be sure that all possible entrance points are well sealed.
    • Remove any garbage and all other household rubbish away from your home.
    • Do not have firewood piled up near the exterior of your home. Or brush around your home.

    Do you already have out of control Scorpion Problem?

    Contact us for speedy Scorpion Extermination.

    Natural Pest Solutions can make the process of removing scorpions a convenient and stress free because they are experts in scorpion removal. Their trained and certified technicians will inspect the outside of your home for objects that would provide an inviting home to these creatures. They will seal up cracks and openings that could provide a doorway into your home, and they will treat your house with a chemical barrier to keep scorpions from returning.

    All our pest control services are backed by our pest guarantee and commitment to you that all your pests will be gone or we will treat the affected area again free of charge. Contact us to schedule your Scorpion Control Treatment. We can also address other pest control problems at the same time with a combo-packaged deal for most pest control services.