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The Life Cycle of Scorpions

Scorpions can be a frightening surprise for Arizona homeowners. Learn more about the life cycle of scorpions with Responsible Pest & Scorpion Control.
A scorpion sits perched on a rock in the desert.

Scorpions may be one of the most frightening things you’ll encounter when living in Arizona. These scary-looking arachnids are some of the most common pests found in the desert, and they won’t hesitate to sneak into your home or business in pursuit of food or shelter.

While most scorpion venom is not dangerous to humans, getting stung can still cause harm. That’s one of the many reasons it’s wise to invest in scorpion control for your home or business. There are things you can do to minimize your risk of a scorpion invasion, but the first step is understanding the scorpion life cycle and how it impacts its behavior. Once you do that, you’ll be prepared to keep them out the next time they come around.

When Do Scorpions Come Out?

After entering a hibernation-like state called diapause to ride out the winter, scorpions will begin to emerge from dormancy in the spring. Outdoor conditions drive them inside where they may find other scorpions burrowed away near heaters or other sources of warmth. Once summer hits, more and more scorpions will begin to venture indoors to escape the sun. They’ll stay until winter comes back around, so it’s important to stay vigilant and invest in professional treatments for your business or home when needed.

How Do Scorpions Reproduce?

The scorpion mating pattern is quite interesting. After attracting each other through pheromones and body vibrations, the male and female scorpions will lock claws and do a synchronized “dance.” They will then engage in the fertilization process, which can take hours or sometimes days. The female carries eggs from that point on, eventually birthing live scorplings that emerge and sit under her care until they’ve developed strong enough exoskeletons to survive on their own.

How Long Do Scorpions Live?

After birth, scorplings will stay with the mother until the first molt, which happens a few weeks later. Once they’ve developed a strong enough body to hunt and defend themselves, they will go off on their own, reaching full maturity in one to three years. Most scorpions live about two to six years, but some species can survive for over a decade. 

Affordable Scorpion Control in Arizona

If you find yourself dealing with a scorpion problem, don’t hesitate to call in professional help. There are DIY methods of scorpion prevention and control you can utilize to reduce your risk, but anything you do will pale in comparison to the effectiveness of expert treatments like those at Responsible Pest & Scorpion control. We offer affordable scorpion control in Phoenix and the surrounding area with proven treatments that are friendly for pets, kids, and the environment.
For more info on pricing and what we offer, check out our service plans page and service area map. You can also learn more about our company and get a free quote on Phoenix pest control services by clicking here. Once you’re ready to get started, contact us online or give us a call!

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