A Handy Scorpion Prevention Guide For Your Phoenix Home
August 25, 2022
Are you concerned about scorpions around your Phoenix home? If so, you're not alone. Scorpions are common in this area, and some of them can be quite dangerous if they sting you. ACTION Termite & Pest Control will teach you all about the scorpions here: how to identify them, which ones are dangerous, and tips for preventing them. We'll also provide information on how to get rid of scorpions on your property with pest control in Phoenix.
How To Identify A Scorpion
Scorpions are arachnids, which means they're related to spiders and other eight-legged creatures. They vary in size and color, but most of them have a long tail with a stinger on the end. If you see something that looks like a small crab with a long tail, it's probably a scorpion.
We have several different types of scorpions in Phoenix, but a few of the most common include the Arizona bark scorpion, the stripe-tailed scorpion, and the giant hairy scorpion. The Arizona bark scorpion is the only one that poses a serious threat to humans. Arizona bark scorpions are small, light brown scorpions that are usually less than three inches long. They're the most venomous scorpion in North America, and their sting can be very painful as well as dangerous.
The Potential Dangers Of A Scorpion's Sting
While the sting of most scorpions is no more dangerous than a bee sting, the Arizona bark scorpion's sting can be very dangerous, leading to serious health problems or even death. Symptoms of an Arizona bark scorpion sting include:
- Intense pain at the site of the sting
- A burning or tingling sensation spreads from the sting site
- Muscle twitching and weakness
- Difficulty breathing
- Nausea and vomiting
If you are stung by an Arizona bark scorpion, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. If you have any of the above symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Six Simple And Successful Scorpion Prevention Tips
There are a few simple things you can do to prevent scorpions from taking up residence around your property:
- Keep your grass short and your landscaping tidy. Scorpions like to hide in tall grass and under rocks, so keeping your yard clean will make it less attractive to them.
- Seal any cracks or openings in your home's foundation and exterior walls. Scorpions can squeeze through very small spaces, so it's important to seal up any openings they could use to get inside.
- Remove woodpiles, rocks, and other potential hiding places from around your property. Scorpions like to hide in cool, dark places during the day, so removing potential hiding spots will make your yard less inviting to them.
- Use a yellow light bulb in your outdoor lights. Scorpions are attracted to white light, so using a yellow light bulb will help keep them away.
- Remove their food source. Scorpions are attracted to properties with high populations of insects, so keeping your property free of ants, crickets, and other insects will help keep scorpions away.
- Contact a professional pest control company for help. A professional pest control company can help you identify potential problem areas on your property and determine the best way to kill scorpions that are already there.
For the best protection against scorpions, contact a professional pest control company like ACTION Termite & Pest Control. We can keep all the scorpions away, along with their insect prey, with our effective scorpion control services in Phoenix.
Contact The Pros For Total Scorpion Control For Your Home
If you're concerned about dangerous scorpions on your property, the best thing to do is contact a professional like ACTION Termite & Pest Control for help. We have more than 50 years of experience dealing with these pests, and we can help you get rid of scorpions in Phoenix for good. We'll conduct a thorough inspection of your property to identify potential problem areas and create a customized plan to keep scorpions away. Contact us today to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Phoenix, or get started with a free inspection.