Scorpions in Greater PhoenixThere are 30+ kinds of Scorpions in Greater Phoenix. Arizona Bark Scorpions are the MOST venomous scorpions in the US, and they’re common in Greater Phoenix AZ.
Responsible Pest Control specializes in EFFECTIVE scorpion control with responsible methods for the safety of family & pets in Greater Phoenix AZ! There are about 70 scorpion species in the USA, but only about 30 kinds in Arizona. However, the MOST common scorpions in Greater Phoenix Arizona are also the most venomous in the entire USA… The Arizona Bark Scorpion.
3 most common scorpions in Greater Phoenix AZ areas:
#1 – Bark Scorpions
#2 – Stripe Tail Scorpions
#3 – Giant Hairy Scorpions [Read more…]
Control Scorpions Outside
Got scorpions? Of course we recommend specialized scorpion control for the most effective scorpion elimination and prevention, but there are several things you can do to HELP control scorpions outside around your home and yard!
Eliminate moisture sources to help control scorpions. Water from watering systems and leaky air conditioners provide scorpions, and bugs they feed on, with the moisture they need to THRIVE in your yard!
You can help control scorpions outside by removing sheltering areas that can hold moisture under them, like: large landscaping rocks larger than 3/4 an inch, flagstone, mulch, and bark chips, dead leaves, wood piles, and other debris. TRIM bushes around their base, exposing the trunk and the ground, to eliminate the shelter they provide. [Read more…]
Scorpions live in deserts and hotter semi-dry climates… Like here in Phoenix AZ. Scorpions also live throughout the US and world.
Scorpions are common household invaders that like to live in cracks, crevices and void areas found in homes (and other structures). These areas provide cool shelter during hot days and warmth in the winter. Bark Scorpions will nest or hibernate together during cooler months infesting sheltering areas.
In the Greater Phoenix AZ Valley, a favorite place scorpions like to live is inside concrete block wall fences that divide back yards and neighborhoods! Bark scorpions are the main type of scorpion in these areas, and Arizona Bark Scorpions are the most venomous scorpions in the USA.
Bark Scorpions prefer areas that are cool and have an air flow. Cracks, crevices and voids inside concrete block wall fences provide ideal conditions for scorpions to THRIVE. Scorpions in AZ also like to live inside concrete expansion joints and small crevices under concrete.
Scorpions like to live under or inside:
- Landscaping bark
- Block Wall Fences
- Logs or wood piles
- Large and medium sized landscaping rocks
- Concrete sidewalks and patios,
- Debris and material piles.
- Some scorpion species live in underground burrows (these are not Arizona Bark Scorpions).
There are a few scorpions that spend daytime hours underground inside burrows. Scorpion burrows can be over 3 feet deep, depending on how dry the ground is because scorpions dig deep enough to feel moist and cool.
Arizona Bark Scorpions like to REST on vertical objects like palm trees, bushes, stucco siding, and of course concrete block fence walls!
Scorpions In The Attic?
Do scorpions live in the attic? Phoenix Valley residents are often worried there’s scorpions in their attic. However, scorpions do not inhabit attics when temps rise above 100 degrees. (Source: Smith & Whitman NPMA Field Guide) Usually when scorpions get inside through vents, they’re coming from the exterior of the house, entering cool vents and then falling through them into the home. That’s why we seal vents for you, or show you how to do it yourself!
Scorpions have to conserve water loss and are comfortable in cool moist areas with an air flow. If scorpions do nest in an attic during the winter they will come down through wall voids or exterior vents during the early spring. If your home has an active scorpion control barrier, those scorpions will contact the product application and die shortly thereafter.
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Got Scorpions? It’s stressful always worrying about scorpions & getting stung. You don’t have to live like that! Control Scorpions and the pests they eat with the Pro’s at Responsible Pest Control!
Responsible Pest Control specializes in EFFECTIVE scorpion control that actually kills scorpions themselves and the other bugs they eat! We highly recommend monthly service for the most effective scorpion control because it doesn’t wear off between services.
Our scorpion pest control pro’s are trained to treat specific areas directly where scorpions live with powerful products that are effective against these stubborn pests and FRIENDLY to children and pets when applied Responsibly!
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Delivering EFFECTIVE Scorpion Control in Mesa, Phoenix, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Maricopa, Tucson AZ & surrounding areas!
How To Screen Vents
Screen vents to help control scorpions, and other pests! Vents entering your home from the outside often provide entrance for scorpions and other pests. Scorpions are great climbers and have no trouble climbing stucco walls, and getting into vents. Scorpions are one of the biggest culprits entering homes through vents in the Phoenix Valley, but other pests also enter through exterior vents like: Bees, wasps, rats, flies, mosquitoes, etc. Learn how to screen vents to keep scorpions and pests out: [Read more…]
How Scorpions Get Inside
Scorpions get inside homes during the night as they’re out hunting for food or a mate, and as bark scorpions gather to hibernate/nest. During the day scorpions seek shelter and rest in or under cracks, crevices, landscaping materials, in block wall fences, and around homes and and other structures. Scorpions come out at night and make their way inside homes in 5 different ways: [Read more…]
Pest vs. Scorpion Control
Effective scorpion control is different from general pest control through product selection and treatment application.
Scorpions are built survivors, and one of the hardest pests to control, so scorpion control treatments must be specialized to work. [Read more…]
Do Cats or Chickens kill Scorpions?
Although cats and chickens kill scorpions and eat them, they’re NOT immune to scorpion venom and can get stung.
BUT… Scorpions are nocturnal and chickens are NOT.
Most cat owners don’t want to RISK their kitty getting stung by a scorpion. Not only is it dangerous to the animal, but can be costly in vet bills. Cats are fast and like to catch and play with scorpions and other pests. Although their fur may help protect them from scorpion stings, cats are not immune and can get stung. [Read more…]
Scorpions carry babies on their backs, and glow under black-lights! Scorpions give LIVE BIRTH (they don’t hatch from eggs) to a brood of “scorplings” that climb up on her back where they stay till their exoskeleton hardens (usually from 10-20 days). Depending on the species, scorpions can give birth to 100 scorplings at a time. Scorplings look like tiny scorpions, and are creamy white in color. Baby scorpions have not yet developed the protein that makes bigger scorpions glow under black light.
The rumor is that baby scorpions are more dangerous (like a rattlesnake) because they can’t control the amount of venom released with a sting. According to the biologists at ASU this is FALSE! [Read more…]
MOST pest control treatments will kill scorpions IF SPRAYED DIRECTLY, meaning during the pest control service. After regular pest control treatments dry, they have little to NO effect on scorpions.
Effective scorpion pest control is done with specialized products that keep working over a longer period of time. Some of these products actually stick to scorpions, even after drying, giving them more time to work.
Specialized or effective scorpion control applications create a protective barrier that keeps killing scorpions specifically long after they’ve dried, and then they’re reapplied before wearing off.
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Scorpions are survival machines with physical characteristics protecting them from the environment AND regular pest control treatments.
Scorpions not only have exoskeletons that act like body armor, they breath through spiracles, or little openings on the sides of their bodies. Scorpions can open and close these breathing holes to keep moisture in, and keep other things, like pest control products, out. Scorpions can actually survive for two days underwater, through most pest control treatments, through long winters, and without food for a very long time! [Read more…]