Scorpions in Arizona

Scorpions in Arizona are more common and dangerous than in other states. If left untreated, they can not only be annoying but dangerous too.

Types of Scorpions In Arizona

There are various types of scorpions in Arizona. Below, we’ve explained all of them including some information on how dangerous they are.

Bark scorpion: The first type of scorpion in Arizona is the bark scorpion. This is the most venomous scorpion in North America. It can cause long-lasting (up to 3 days) severe pains in adults, alongside numbness, tingling, and vomiting. If you get this type of scorpion in, or even near your house, you should do something about it. If you need some assistance, you can contact us.

Centruroides exilicauda

Centruroides is a scorpion family that has very painful stings that can also give humans other mild symptoms.

Centruroides Exilicauda is a type of scorpion in this family, and it’s the only one that is considered dangerous. However, it’s only dangerous for younger children.

Vaejovis spinigerus/Arizona Stripe Tail Scorpion

Vaejovis Spinigerus is also another species that has a painful sting but isn’t dangerous for humans. Most people see it as an ‘intermediate’ due to the pain, but it does not pose any threats to the health of a human. This scorpion is also known as the Arizona Stripe Tail Scorpion.

Giant desert hairy scorpion

The giant desert hairy scorpion is the least dangerous of the common types of scorpions in Arizona, despite it being quite big in size.
The sting is comparable to the one of a honey bee and doesn’t last for that long either. Still, having one in your home is not exactly nice, in which case it also makes sense to look for a scorpion pest control solution.

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AZ Scorpions FAQ

  • While not all scorpions are necessarily dangerous for humans, it’s still a concern if they are in your home. They are still a hazard, and can horrible to live with. For this reason, you must get rid of them as soon as possible.

  • There are various sprays that kill scorpions, or you could also use something like a shoe. However, it’s also important that you hunt down any potential nests, as well as the cracks they came through. Otherwise, they’ll just keep coming back. If you’re unsure how or need help doing this, you can contact us here.

Scorpions are most active during the night. This means, they could suddenly turn up in your bed while you’re sleeping, which is not a nice experience. It’s also one of the reasons why they often go untreated, as some people simply don’t notice until they wake up to them.

Scorpions can live anywhere from 2-6 years. And, if you’re not careful, they could spend this time planting nests in your home

Our approach to scorpion control starts with a thorough inspection of your home to help you identify common points of scorpion entry. These most often include; worn weather stripping around doors, damaged stucco, and landscaping that over hangs the roof-line. Addressing these and other conditions around your home or office will make it difficult for scorpions and other pests to enter your home.​

Scorpions are predators. Like all predators, scorpions need a plentiful food source and the right hunting grounds to thrive. Our products not only kill scorpions, but also their favorite foods like crickets, roaches, and spiders. We work with you to identify hunting and nesting sites common to scorpions such as overgrown landscaping, piles of wood, and other debris. We’ll suggest steps you can take to keep scorpions out. Scorpion control is a team effort!

The key to getting rid of scorpions is knowing scorpions. There is no “one size fits all” solution to scorpion control. Our technicians are trained to identify the unique environmental and structural conditions in and around your home that may be contributing to you scorpion problem. Scorpions are highly resilient, often requiring several treatments to control the population.

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We offer scorpion pest control services not only in Phoenix but in all surrounding cities and areas including Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Queen Creek, Tempe, Apache Junction. For more details about where we service visit our “areas served” page.

How Are Scorpions Getting In My House?

The main cause of scorpions being in your home is through construction. This usually, destroys their natural habitat, so they seek a new one. For this reason, it’s common to get scorpions in newly constructed areas. Sometimes, however, scorpions can also be in homes without an obvious reason. If left untreated they can build nests, spread, and even be dangerous as we saw earlier on. Our approach to scorpion control starts with a thorough inspection of your home to help you identify common points of scorpion entry. These most often include; worn weather stripping around doors, damaged stucco, and landscaping that over hangs the roof-line. Addressing these and other conditions around your home or office will make it difficult for scorpions and other pests to enter your home.​

How To Prevent Scorpions From Coming Inside of Your Home

If scorpions are coming inside your home, this is a big problem that needs to be prevented. Below, we’ve outlined the steps you can take to prevent scorpions from coming from inside of your home. Something to also note though is that there isn’t one approach that fits every situation. Every home and environment is unique, so will need something else. If you have trouble identifying what type of scorpion pest control you need, you can contact us today and we’ll be happy to help.

  1. Identify Cracks and Crevices The first step you need to take is to identify cracks and crevices in your home. They could be in closets, cabinets, doors, and other hidden spots. We suggest taking a deep look at all of the potential spots, the scorpions could be climbing through. If you haven’t identified the cracks and crevices, there is no way you can treat them.
  2. Seal Them: The next step would be to repair and seal them to block the scorpions from entering your home. We suggest using strong wood for this, else they might re-open and let them in again. At this point, you should also clear away any woodpiles or brush from your home, as these are common nest spots. If there is a nest in your home, then sealing the cracks alone won’t do the job alone.
  3. Kill Them and Their Foods. The common advice around scorpion pest control is to kill the scorpions and seal the cracks. Our product doesn’t only kill scorpions, but also their favorite foods. Why? Because scorpions like any other predators need a food source and hunting grounds to thrive. Plus, if they can’t find their favorite foods in your home, the chances of new scorpions coming back is much smaller.
 
We Make Additional Suggestions

When you work with us, we’ll give you additional tips to keep the scorpions out that are unique to your home. By following these additional steps you can be sure that there will be no other pests that enter your home.

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