In the southwest United States, scorpion control is a priority. Many types of scorpions are native to the desert environment and encounters are common. Not all scorpions are poisonous, but all have a sting that will cause pain and damage to people and pets. The Bark Scorpion is considered the most poisonous of all scorpions in the United States and for most of us it’s in our back yard.
Scorpions are arachnids (spider family) and they are hunters. They are commonly found in shrubs, plants, flowerbeds and trees hunting food. Yet, just like spiders, they will track potential food sources in your home or business. Similar to most predators, they will attack if cornered or surprised. This makes curious children and pets extremely susceptible to startling a hidden scorpion and being stung.
Scorpion Hiding Spots
Like rodents and insects, scorpions will investigate cracks and openings to hunt for food. Small openings in your home or business end up becoming hunting grounds for scorpions. It’s very common for people to encounter scorpions in:
- Attics and Crawl Spaces
- Block wall fence
- Dark pantries and closets
- Cracks within brick foundations
- Storage areas
- Bathrooms and in internal plumbing
- Shoes and small boxes
Since scorpions are stealth hunters, it’s difficult to detect if they are on your property at all. This makes preventing scorpions from becoming a threat on your property extremely important. Preventive Pest Control provides effective scorpion treatments to remove the scorpions around your home and helps you develop a barrier to prevent encounters with them in the first place. Our trained technicians provide thorough inspections of your entire property and identify entry points into your home or business. Our ongoing service keeps a watchful eye on areas susceptible to scorpion threats and prevents issues before the compound.
If you need help with a current scorpion issue or you want to learn more about our scorpion control service, please enter your zip code at the top of the page to connect with your local Preventive Pest Control team.