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Where Do Scorpions Live in the US?

Bark scorp narrow

Where Do Scorpions Live?

There are at least 1,300 different species of scorpions in the world; about 90 of them live in the US. Most scorpions live in the west… In fact, only 5 out of 90 scorpion species naturally live EAST of the Mississippi! The most venomous scorpions in the U.S. in Greater Phoenix, AZ!

Scorpions live on all the continents except for Antarctica! They’re much higher in number throughout the desert and semi-desert climates. Scorpions also live in tropical and subtropical areas, savannas, rain forests, grasslands, at high elevations like in the Alps, Himalayas, and the Andes mountains.

Out of 1,300 scorpions in the world, only 25 species are dangerous. ONLY one scorpion species in the U.S. is potentially life-threatening—the Arizona Bark Scorpion.

Preferred Habitats

During the day scorpions prefer to reside: under tree bark, stones, and logs, in concrete or rock crevices, inside concrete expansion joints, around the foundation of homes, and inside wall voids. Some scorpions also favor burrows. A Hadrurus scorpion was discovered 20 feet below the surface in an arroyo! (Arroyos, common to the southwest, are small waterways that have steep sides and a flat floor. They’re usually dry except for after heavy rains.)

Scorpions are nocturnal and come out to hunt feed and mate at night! Most scorpions are solitary in nature, but during the winter Arizona Bark Scorpions gather to nest through the winter months.

Scorpion Control

Responsible Pest Control offers specialized Scorpion Pest Control in Greater Phoenix, AZ Valley. Phoenix is home to one of the large Bark Scorpion populations in the U.S. (Areas of Las Vegas Nevada and Texas also have Bark Scorpion problems.)

Regular Pest Control and mechanical measures are not enough to eliminate scorpions. Specialized products and treatment applications are required for effective scorpion control because most products will not kill scorpions, just the bugs they eat. Get rid of scorpions in your home now with GUARANTEED Scorpion Control experts at Responsible Pest Control!

Providing Scorpion Pest Control in Mesa, Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, Gilbert, Scottsdale, Queen Creek, Maricopa, & ALL surrounding areas.

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