Mesa Scorpion Control
Summer Is Scorpion Season. Is Your Home Ready?
Summers in Arizona are infamous for high temperatures and sweltering heat. However, residents know that the weather isn't the only thing to worry about: in Mesa, summer is also bark scorpion season. These highly venomous pests invade homes, sneaking in through small spaces on the hunt for prey like crickets, roaches, and other scorpions.
If the thought of scorpions has been keeping you up at night, give Arizona's Best Choice Pest & Termite Services a call. We offer a free scorpion inspection. Our multi-pronged approach to scorpion control in Mesa can help you safeguard your home against these pests. Our technicians have years of experience and training in removing scorpions from homes in central Arizona.
Our Scorpion Control Process
Scorpions can be scary, but with the help of Arizona's Best Choice Pest & Termite Services, you’ll no longer have to worry. Our experienced and trained pest control technicians have years of experience removing bark scorpions from homes for good.
Inspection & Free Quote
If you suspect you have scorpions in your home or yard, give Arizona's Best Choice Pest & Termite Services a call. We’ll dispatch a professional for a free inspection. Our technician will use a UV light and a knowledge of common scorpion hiding places to search for the pests and determine how severe the problem is. Once they’ve assessed the scope of the scorpion infestation, our specialist will meet with you to review your treatment options. At this point, you’ll receive an upfront, honest quote for how much the scorpion removal will cost.
Once you’ve accepted a treatment plan, our technician will get to work. We use Demand CS Insecticide. While safe after drying, Demand CS is 200 times more powerful than normal pesticides and doesn’t break down under the strain of sun or rain. The use of pesticides helps kill off the pests that scorpions are preying on, killing off their food supply. We’ll then advise you on how to block scorpion entry points, and we’ll lay down glue traps and other deterrents. By denying them entry, removing their easy access to food and water, and by creating a pesticide barrier, the combined treatments from Arizona's Best Choice Pest & Termite Services will put your home on the path to a scorpion-free future.
Since they’re unaffected by most forms of traditional pesticide, bark scorpions can be difficult to completely remove from your property. However, blocking their most common entry points can deter them from entry and deny them access. A home seal from the professionals at Arizona's Best Choice Pest & Termite Services can lock bark scorpions out by covering and sealing the most common routes for both them and the prey they typically follow. Combined with traditional pest control and other common-sense measures, a home seal is one of the best ways to get rid of bark scorpions.
About Bark Scorpions
There are approximately 1,300 different species of scorpions worldwide, and more than 40 here in Arizona. However, it is by far the Arizona bark scorpion that gives homeowners the most headache. At first glance, the bark scorpion is smaller and less assuming than the larger scorpions seen in the Hollywood adventure films. Yet, it is highly venomous, capable of delivering a sting that is potentially life-threatening.
As the name implies, the bark scorpion is capable of climbing trees, but they also like climbing brick, stucco, and other materials. Most scorpions cannot climb at all, but the bark scorpion is capable of climbing vertical surfaces and even hanging from ceilings. In addition, bark scorpions are capable of curling their stinger next to them, allowing them to squeeze between spaces no thicker than a credit card. These two qualities allow them easy access to homes in Mesa.
Bark scorpions have another unique quality: under exposure to UV light (also known as a “blacklight”), they glow a bright green color. This allows pest control specialists and homeowners to easily inspect for scorpions in the yard or house at night.
Our Most Frequently Asked Questions About Scorpion Control
Why are bark scorpions in my home?
Bark scorpions are nocturnal predators who enter your home in search of not only shelter but other pests, including crickets, roaches, and spiders. Thanks in part to their thick armor, normal pesticides are not as effective against scorpions as they are against other pests. However, the treatment Arizona's Best Choice Pest & Termite Services does include pesticides. By eliminating the bark scorpion’s food source within your home, they’ll be less likely to pay you a visit.
What happens when I get stung?
Most scorpion stings occur by accident when someone steps on or brushes up against one.
If you have been stung by a bark scorpion, follow these tips from the Mayo Clinic:
- Call the hotline at the Banner Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222). Should you experience symptoms such as blurry vision, tingling, numbness, breathing difficulties, muscle twitching, or convulsions, go to the closest emergency room. The elderly and children should be taken to the local emergency room immediately.
- Wash the sting site with soap and water.
- A cool compress, wrapped in a cloth or similar covering, may be applied to the sting site for 10 minutes. Repeat if necessary after 10 minutes.
- If stung on the arm or leg, the limb should be elevated to the heart level.
- Keep booster and tetanus shots up to date.
Are bark scorpions deadly?
Technically, bark scorpions are considered potentially lethal. While most stings can be treated at home with the advice of a Poison Control specialist, some cause allergic reactions that require hospitalization. Deaths are extremely rare; since the 1960s, only two fatalities have been recorded in Arizona from a bark scorpion sting.
What are some precautions that I can take?
Many Arizonans wear sandals when walking around their home at night in the summer so they don’t step on a bark scorpion. Others place the feet of beds and cribs in glass mason jars. Bark scorpions are adept climbers, but cannot grip glass surfaces. Only professional treatment can remove scorpions, however.
Why don’t I see scorpions in winter?
Bark scorpions hibernate during colder temperatures, congregating in groups of 20-30 to stay warm. It’s not impossible to encounter a sluggish bark scorpion in Arizona’s winter months—just less likely. A warm spring can bring out scorpions earlier than normal.
Where do they hide?
Old storage boxes, piles of lumber, brick fencing, light fixtures, gardens, and leaf piles form ideal environments for bark scorpions. True to their name, they’ll also ascend trees around your property. When the sun is out during the day, they like to hide underneath large rocks in your yard to avoid the bright light and the heat.
For effective and affordable scorpion removal in Mesa, call us at (480) 418-3068.
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