What's The Best Way To Get Rid Of Bark Scorpions In My Tucson Home?
April 15, 2022 - Scorpions
There are more than 1,000 different kinds of scorpions that you can find all over the world, and about 70 of those species are in America. Most are nuisance pests that you don't need to worry too much about, but there is one scorpion that you can find in Tucson that you should do everything you can to avoid, the Arizona bark scorpion. You might need Tucson pest control if you have scorpions in and around your home, so call Preventative Pest Control to keep them away and keep you safe.
How Do I Attract Scorpions Into My Home?
These dangerous scorpions do not just show up in your home randomly. Like many other different kinds of scorpions, these scorpions come into your home because they are searching for water or just following their prey. Scorpions have been long associated with dry climates because they are most commonly found in the dry Southwest region. But in reality, these groups of scorpions actually have high moisture needs.
In addition to being attracted by moisture, these groups of scorpions may also end up in your home because the insects that they feed on have gone into your home. Many insects are attracted by the lights in your home that can greatly contrast with the nighttime darkness when they are most active, and because of this, they can end up in your home, and both harmless and dangerous scorpions can follow them in as well.
Are Bark Scorpions Dangerous?
Most types of scorpions are not dangerous. Relative to other pests that can sting and bite you, a scorpion sting is much like that of a bee sting. You will experience some minor pain and some swelling but unless you are specifically allergic, there is not much to worry about. However, the Arizona bark scorpion is one type of scorpion that you should be wary of.
The Arizona bark scorpion has very dangerous venom that can be potentially fatal to humans, so if you see one of these on your property or think that you have been stung by one, you should seek help as soon as possible. These scorpions can be identified by their slender bodies and their brownish-yellow, almost tan-colored bodies. It is hard to tell what species of scorpion is in your home, so if you see any, you should contact the professionals at Preventative Pest Control.
Can Pest Control Help Remove Scorpions?
Preventative Pest Control can customize our plans to take care of your specific pest problem, and that includes getting rid of scorpions from your home. We will inspect your home and we can perform our treatments in the same visit. Where we find the most conducive conditions inside, we will perform a liquid treatment, and outside the home, we will use a liquid power spray to stop these pests before they can come into your home.
How Can I Prevent Scorpions From Coming Back?
The best way to get rid of scorpions or to prevent them from returning once they've been removed is to stop them from coming to your home in the first place.
There are a number of ways to keep scorpions out:
- Seal up any potential openings outside of your home.
- Remove excess vegetation and debris from your home.
- Change outdoor lights to LED bulbs to attract fewer insects.
- Eliminate sources of excess moisture in and around your home.
- Put in a barrier or crushed rocks between your home’s foundation and the soil in your yard.
None of these preventive steps alone will fully prevent scorpions, but all together, you will better protect your home from these annoying and potentially dangerous pests. If you do find scorpions in your home, Preventative Pest Control can safely and effectively remove them.