Here in Arizona scorpions may be the biggest threat to you and your family. These pests are also very difficult to control. They are nocturnal so they’re more active at night. However, scorpions may also enter the house in search of food, water, and shelter during the day. Scorpions are predatory pests. They feed on soft-bodied insects such as crickets and silverfish.
It is important to limit their food source to take away any incentive for them to enter in and around your home. Consistent, regular scorpion treatments in Arizona with Evergreen will help to keep their food source down.
The two main types of scorpions we see in Arizona are the larger smaller bark scorpion, which can climb, and the larger desert hairy scorpion. Out of these two, the bark scorpion is a little more common and makes up the majority of what we see. Both species are venomous, as are any others you might encounter, and some can even cause serious (though rarely fatal) effects. You will need to seek medical attention if you are stung.
Scorpions are most active at night. During the day, they will hide under bark, boards, rocks, or rubbish. If inside, they can be found in closets, seldom-used shoes, or folded laundry. They will enter the home in search of food, water, and shade. Scorpion treatment in Arizona will help prevent them from entering.
Scorpions have poor eyesight so they will lie in wait to grab their prey with their pinchers.
Appearance and Life Cycle
Scorpions have eight legs, which puts them in the arachnid family. On the other hand, insects have six legs. Scorpions can be 1 to 5 inches in length, including their tail. Depending on their species, scorpions can be brown, yellowish, tan, gray, or greenish in color.
These pests will birth more than 18 offspring. After birth, the young will cling to their mother’s back until they molt after two weeks. Then they leave to live on their own. You can stop this cycle with our scorpion treatment in Arizona.
The best course of evacuation treatment for scorpions is to take away their food source. If you can limit the population of other insects that they feed on, you can increase your chances of exterminating them.
A consistent service plan with residual insecticides, like those offered at Evergreen, will treat and kill these scorpions. These procedures, along with keeping the food source under control, will protect your home from scorpions.