With the scorpion pest control and prevention season beginning in March or April and not ending until October our pest control efforts in Arizona have already started this year. To be on the safe side as scorpions get more active this time of year, there are some simple steps you can take. One of the other influences of scorpions entering your home is the quick flooding during monsoon season in the late fall.
To keep scorpions out of your home you will want to:
• Seal windows, doors or any other cracks in your home
• Get a door bottom or door sweep if yours has become damaged over time or is gone
• Make certain drying clothes or attractive pools of water are not outside your home at night
• Trim and care for foliage outside the home
• Repair or replace missing window screens
• Store trash above the ground level
What does not work for scorpions is traditional household pesticides. Short of giving a scorpion a bath in the chemicals you’re using they will not have much effect. One of the main issues with pesticides and scorpions is that they can tip toe around chemical trails of pesticides and avoid the treatments.
Like bees, if you’re an adult and not allergic to scorpion venom then a sting can hurt but will not put your life in danger. If you are a child though and under about seventy pounds you could have some serious neurological issues. Go directly to the emergency room if you think there is any danger to you or your child. Symptoms to look out for include:
• Uncontrolled Movements
• Trouble Breathing
• Intense Pain
• Muscle Thrashing
• High Blood Pressure
Now, with over 1,500 species of scorpions in the world yet only 30 that produce venom strong enough to be fatal. In addition, the only species of venomous scorpion in the U.S. is the bark scorpion. Chances of getting stung, being allergic and the scorpion being fatally venomous is low. However, if you don’t know, go the emergency room.
While many options to protect your home exist right down at your Home Depot you can always give us a call to help with your scorpion problem. Beebe’s pest control has been your go to solution in the Phoenix area for pest control and yes, scorpion removal as well for over 30 years. Trust a professional if you are not equipped to take care of a scorpion infestation in or around your home. If you are going to pick up a scorpion to get rid of it then we suggest the use of tongs. Do not try to touch a scorpion with your bare hands, it will not turn out very well at all.
If you need our help give us a call at (602) 978-4412 or send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll get right out to your home. Thanks for stopping by and we wish you the best with your scorpion issue if that’s what brought you to our website.