Scorpion Prevention with Diatomaceous Earth
Eco-friendly Scorpion Prevention: Use Diatomaceous Earth to Keep Scorpions Outside
The key to safely living in a pest free home is figuring out the best way to balance offense and defense. Most people notice the occasional cricket or spider and don’t think much of it, but their presence in your home could be inviting to one of Arizona’s most concerning pests, bark scorpions. Keep reading to learn about a safe and effective way to help secure your home from bark scorpions and the pests they actively hunt.
Securing Your Perimeter
It may seem unusual, but surrounding your home with a powdery, organic substance known as diatomaceous earth is extremely effective for controlling scorpions and other pests. This food-grade substance is entirely composed of fossilized organisms called diatoms, which are particularly deadly to anything with an exoskeleton. It helps with keeping scorpions out of homes because the sharp diatoms cut through their exoskeleton, causing them to become dehydrated and eventually die.
Safe for Pets & People
Food grade diatomaceous earth is commonly used in household products such as toothpaste or cat litter. You are guaranteed to see fewer pests in your home without needing to worry about the safety of your children or pets. This makes it a great alternative to boric acid, another commonly used household pest control substance. Not only is it safe, but it’s also easy to find. Many health food stores, pet stores, and online shops sell diatomaceous earth at affordable prices.
Although this method works very well for keeping scorpions out of homes, it is important to seek assistance from Phoenix pest control professionals who are experienced in organic pest control. Contact Green Home Pest today if you notice scorpions around your home or business.
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