Scorpion Control & Landscaping
Scorpions live all over Greater Phoenix, But there are a few things you can do with landscaping to help control scorpions & pests from infesting your yard.
What Attracts Scorpions
Responsible Pest Control specializes in effective scorpion control services in Greater Phoenix AZ. There are certain things, besides other bugs, that attract scorpions that may be a factor when it comes to the number you are seeing in your home or yard. For instance, do palm trees attract scorpions? What about piles of debris? Over the years we’ve noticed quite a bit that residents can do in their yards to help control scorpions:
Block Wall Fences
Block wall fences make the Phoenix and Mesa AZ Valley beautiful and create a nice privacy barrier BUT… Scorpions LOVE block wall fences. Scorpions shelter in cracks and crevices found in concrete block wall fences. Don’t tear it down, there’s a solution! Seal cracks and crevices in block wall fences with a high quality caulk, and paint your block wall fence! Sealing cracks and crevices keeps scorpions from getting inside or coming out (at least on your side of the fence!) Painting your block wall fence with an acrylic paint or waterproofing sealer will keep scorpion pest control treatments on the surface so they can’t be absorbed into the concrete making them more effective!
Rocks & Logs
Remove large rocks. Scorpions love to hide under rocks… The bigger the better. Scorpions are nocturnal and need to conserve water during the heat of the day so they find cracks and crevices under rocks ideal. Removing river rock and anything bigger will eliminate sheltering areas around your yard! This includes rocks or logs used for edging or flower beds. Concrete edging is best for creating a border around grass, trees or flower beds. Using big rocks or logs of any type will provide more shelter for scorpions and other pests.
Trees & Bushes
Scorpions love the shelter found in trees and bushes. Palm trees are especially inviting to scorpions as they have a multitude of loose bark like areas to shelter under. If trees are old and decaying at the roots or balling up at the bottom, they’ll be inviting to roaches and other pests that will also attract scorpions. Replace old decaying trees and palm trees with another favorite! Keep trees and bushes trimmed away from the house! Scorpions and many other pests use trees and bushes to get inside. Crawling from a tree or bush limb onto the house or roof then finding a crack that leads inside.
Believe it or not, scorpions seek water. Scorpions can actually live for months WITHOUT food if water is available. Replace old leaky sprinkler systems, and set timers conservatively, to eliminate moisture sources that would attract scorpions and other bugs.