Scorpion Pest Control in Phoenix
Arizona is home to more than half of the scorpion species living in the entire United States. Throughout the year—especially during the summer months or “scorpion season”—these creepy critters invade homes, businesses, and other spaces across the Phoenix area.
Of all of the scorpions common to our area, the bark scorpion poses the greatest threat to your family and pets. Bark scorpions are the most dangerous and venomous in all of North America, and, in some cases, their sting can be fatal. If you have scorpions in your home or business, it’s important to have an experienced scorpion exterminator to ensure their complete removal. For expert scorpion sealing and pest control in the Phoenix area, trust Green Home Pest Control.
Scorpions are very common in Phoenix, Mesa, and the surrounding area. While most scorpions are confined to the ground, the Arizona bark scorpion is an able climber and can enter your home through opening as thin as a credit card. Scorpions will seek out dark, undisturbed areas close to the moisture they need, and they may respond aggressively if they’re suddenly disturbed.
The most effective scorpion extermination begins with taking proactive measures to remove any potential scorpion hiding places and nesting spots. The best ways to control scorpions on your property include:
- Eliminating as many hiding places as possible: Scorpions will hide in even small piles of debris on your property, especially close to the structure. Keep vegetation, firewood, rocks, bark, and clutter away from your house.
- Remove all standing water: Scorpions seek out nesting areas close to sources of water. Eliminate their sources by making sure there’s no standing water around your house. Also, inspect plumbing for any drips or slow leaks that could attract them. Scorpions can survive for quite a while without food, but not water.
- Maintaining your landscape: Overgrown yards are a haven for scorpions. Keeping a tidy landscape eliminates refuges for scorpions, so regularly mow and also keep branches and bushes away from your house that can provide a route to your roof.
- Seal openings into your home: Inspect your house for holes and gaps that allow scorpions to come inside. Repair weather stripping and screens, and seal openings where cables and utilities come through walls.
- Check your attic: Because of their climbing ability, scorpions can enter your home at floor level and crawl all the way up to your attic to nest.
If you see a scorpion in your home, call a professional scorpion exterminator. Scorpions have hard outer shells that render many types of pesticides ineffective for removal. For the best results, Green Home Pest Control recommends an integrated pest management (IPM) approach. IPM is based on a complete program of prevention, monitoring, and control to reduce pest populations. Our IPM processes control scorpions by removing their food sources, entry points, and shelter.
- Our area is home to dozens of species of scorpions, including the Arizona bark scorpion, Arizona giant hairy scorpion, and Arizona stripe-tailed scorpion. Although there are differences between each type of scorpion, they have much in common. They are “ambush predators,” meaning they feed on prey when it gets within their reach, and have sensory features on their bodies that pick up on vibrations on the ground and in the air. Green Home Pest Control’s Scorpion Identification Chart can help you determine which type of scorpion you may be seeing in your home, plus plenty of tips for keeping scorpions out of your house.
- Scorpion females have approximately 25 to 35 young, which ride on the mothers’ backs as they grow and develop. Most scorpions live from about three to five years, although there are some species that may live much longer.
- Did you know you can easily spot scorpions in the dark with a black light flashlight? Here’s what you need to know about finding scorpions at night.
- Scorpion stings are not likely to be deadly or result in long-term injury, with the exception of a sting from an Arizona bark scorpion, which often requires medical attention. Learn more in our Guide to Scorpion Stings, which offers information on scorpion sting symptoms and how to treat a sting.
- It’s especially important to seek medical care for children, infants, and the very elderly who may have been stung. You can call the Poison Help Hotline from the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center at 1-800-222-1222 to speak with a certified specialist who can give you treatment advice or recommend a visit to an emergency room.
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We hire only the best technicians because we believe in providing the best scorpion extermination in Phoenix to protect you, your family, and your pets. At Green Home Pest, we treat your infestation by taking the time to understand all of the conditions unique to your situation and develop a customized treatment plan. Our experienced technicians won’t rest until your home or business is completely free from scorpions and stays that way. Our expert scorpion control services are guaranteed to work.
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The Green Home Difference sets us apart from other companies that remove scorpions in Phoenix. Our exterminators are highly trained career professionals who have the experience, professionalism, skills, and care to ensure scorpions get out and stay out—guaranteed.
Green Home Pest Control is a locally owned exterminator with scorpion control services designed for the specific needs of homeowners and businesses in the Phoenix area. We guarantee all of our pest control services and will keep coming back until your pest problem is resolved. For scorpion pest control, call (480) 525-7378 or request a free no obligation quote today!
Scorpion Control FAQs
- Arizona bark scorpion: This is the most venomous species in our area and the one most often encountered in homes. These scorpions enter through spaces around doorways, through window vents, and under exterior walls that have openings in them. Once they get inside, they take advantage of all types of interior spaces, such as electrical outlet faceplates, to move around. Arizona bark scorpions can climb walls and even move across ceilings, which is often an explanation of how one got into a toilet or bathtub. These scorpions are two to three inches long.
- Arizona giant hairy scorpion: This scorpion is the largest in the country and can be more than five inches long. Arizona giant hairy scorpions have a mild venom. Not only are there harmless, but they’re even beneficial since they are voracious eaters of the dangerous Arizona bark scorpions. You’ll most often find them in burrows and under rocks.
- Arizona stripe-tailed scorpion: This scorpion is frequently mistaken for the bark scorpions. Although they can sting, they have relatively mild venom, so a sting from a stripe-tailed scorpion may not require medical treatment.
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