A scorpion infestation in your home or business can be dangerous. These arachnids are fully equipped for both predation and self-protection. With eight legs, a pair of pincers used to grab and crush prey, and a long tail ending in a stinger, scorpions are quite formidable pests. They may hide outdoors in woodpiles, potted plants, and outdoor furniture. Later, they may enter a home through vents, damaged windows, screens, and crevices in the walls.
Our pest control technicians understand scorpions and their shrewd invasion tactics. After a home evaluation, we will diagnose your scorpion problem and determine solutions for extermination and the defense against future infestations. We will educate you as to how changes in your habits may keep scorpions from taking over. The average scorpion life span is three to five years. Although they require water to survive, they can go months without food. Therefore, a scorpion population can become an infestation that could take time to eradicate.
All of our highly experienced pest control technicians are registered professionals who possess the expertise necessary for keeping your home or business scorpion-free. They utilize a number of methods of extermination. Your home evaluation will allow your technician to determine the correct treatment for you. Aerosol sprays can be effective weapons in the fight against scorpion infestations. However, because scorpions love to hide, spraying must be done precisely and strategically.
The use of bait and traps allows for scorpion control. In addition, we will recommend plans for environmental changes that will decrease the number of scorpion hiding places. This may include the removal of potted plants, firewood, furniture, and any debris around the home. Keeping the lawn cut short is also recommended.
While scorpion stings are extremely painful and produce swelling around the site of the sting, healthy individuals are not generally considered to be at risk for death as a result of them. However, the stings could be deadly for young children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems. Knowing the general habits of scorpions can help keep everyone in your family safe. Scorpions are carnivorous predators. They eat insects, centipedes, lizards and even larger prey like mice, rats, and birds. They are nocturnal and live in warm and dry climates, where they typically hide under rocks or burrow in the ground. They often seek water in homes or other buildings. One of the most common types is the striped bark scorpion, which is yellow in color and has two dark stripes running the length of its body. Common burrowing scorpions include the Arizona hairy scorpion and the less dangerous Arizona striped-tail scorpion, which has stripes on the upper portion of its body.
If you see scorpions around your home, it is important to seek help immediately. Please do not hesitate to give us a call and let one of our registered pest control technicians help to give you peace of mind and answers to your problem.