Scorpion Prevention Checklist for Arizona
How to Keep Scorpions Out of Your Home
One of the most frightful insects to gaze upon is the terrifying scorpion. With its claws and intimidating stinger tail, it can send anyone running for the hills.
Even more frightening is coming across a scorpion within the walls of your own home. Scorpions can grow to giant sizes, lay eggs, build a nest and hand out a nasty and painful sting to you or a family member.
Keeping scorpions as far away from you, your family and your Arizona home is a number one priority when it comes to pest control.
Croach has prepared some simple steps you can take as a homeowner to decrease your chances of coming into contact with interior scorpions.
Scorpion Prevention Begins with Blocking Entry Points
Perform regular inspections around the exterior of your house for entry points a scorpion may use to gain access. Cracks, small holes or crawl spaces can be an avenue for a scorpion to get into your home.
Keep in mind that scorpions can climb, so looking around the edges of light fixtures, air vents and other higher areas is also important. Be sure that all weather stripping around doors and windows is securely tight and impossible for scorpions to get through.
Scorpions Need Water to Survive
Scorpions are normally located around a water source when discovered inside a home. Inspect the areas around your sinks, shower recess, bathtub, all bathrooms and other wet areas like the kitchen and laundry room.
Ensure that there are no leaks or water allowed to puddle up in areas where there shouldn’t be. This will help keep scorpions away as they search for a reliable water source to survive.
In most cases, scorpions are alone, not a part of a hidden colony that exists within the walls of your home. So the best thing to do is to quickly crush the scorpion with a boot or shoe and throw it away. This is much easier said than done, especially if you have a serious phobia of creepy-looking stinging insects.
Property Maintenance to Deter Scorpions
Keep your yard in good condition is another way to keep scorpions away. Scorpions love piles of firewood, rocks, lumber, and leaves. If possible, move these piles as far away from your home as possible to keep the scorpions from being tempted to get into your home.
Keep your bushes and tree limbs properly trimmed, so a scorpion cannot climb from a plant to the roof or siding of your home.
Croach provides scorpion blacklight pest control as well as ongoing scorpion prevention services.