Guide To Reducing Scorpion Populations Around Your Queen Creek Property
March 28, 2019
When a creature has two pinchers and a stinger, it can be fair to assume that they shouldn't be messed with. If you aren’t already aware, we just described scorpions - a common yard and household pest here in Queen Creek, Arizona. If you are having trouble with these dangerous arachnids around your Queen Creek home, stick around; in this article, we're going to discuss some scorpion facts and prevention tips you'll definitely want to hear!
How to identify scorpions
As we already mentioned above, scorpions have two pinchers and a stinger, which is attached to a five-segment tail; what we did not talk about is the fact that there are four common species of scorpions found here in Arizona - each slightly different than the last. Here are a few distinguishable characteristics of each scorpion species:
Long, slender tails
Dark stripes on dorsal area
Giant Hairy Scorpion:
Largest Arizona scorpion
Hairy metasomas (posteriors)
Yellow bodies with dark tails
Yellow Ground Scorpion:
Similar in appearance to bark scorpions
Problems scorpions cause
Scorpions cause similar problems to wasps and bees, in the way that they sting when threatened; these stings usually come with a decent amount of pain, discomfort, and occasionally more serious symptoms. The good news is that we don't have any deadly scorpions species here in Arizona; the bad news is that they invade homes and hide in the areas we least expect. It's not uncommon for people to attempt to move a stored box only to be stung by a hiding scorpion - and we promise, that's not a pleasant experience.
Prevention steps for scorpions
If you are looking for ways you can keep these dangerous stinging insects at bay, we have a few tips that may be able to help you out:
Remove hiding places from around your property such as woodpiles and other clutter.
Use a caulking gun to seal up cracks and gaps in your home's foundation.
Install door sweeps on all exterior doors.
Place small pieces of screen inside of weep holes.
Move mulch from touching your home’s exterior foundation.
Make sure all of your doors and windows are properly weather-stripped.
How professional pest control can help keep scorpions away
If you are looking for the absolute best way to keep unwanted scorpions at bay, your only choice is professional pest control. "Where can I find this?" Here at All Clear Pest Control, of course! Our pest exclusion methods are designed to keep not only scorpions out of your house, but a variety of other pests as well. If that sounds like what you are looking for, we will get you on your journey to a pest and scorpion-free home. To schedule an appointment with one of our experts, contact All Clear Pest Control today!