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How Do I Identify A Scorpion Infestation?

Appearance - Scorpions possess a pair of strong pincers, four pairs of legs, and an elongated, segmented tail with a larger segment at the tip. They can range from 1 to 7 inches. Scorpions are uniquely shaped; if you have seen one, there is little chance to have mistaken it with another pest.

Behavior - Scorpions are nocturnal, predatory arachnids that locate their prey primarily by sensing vibrations. They prefer warm, dry climates. While many hide under rocks or seek shade most of the day, you may see one walking around in your yard near rocks. Even worse, some may try to beat the heat by coming inside. Scorpions have been known to hide in shoes and clothing which can be a painful choice for you or your family members.

Why Could I Have Scorpions?

In Local, Scorpions usually nest outside and will enter your home in search of food and water. Scorpions commonly make their way into buildings through gaps under doors, windows, and in the foundation. It is also common for them to hitch a ride inside your home by jumping onto firewood, plants, patio furniture, and boxes.

Once they are inside your home, scorpions usually stick to a few favorite areas. Basements, crawl spaces, and garages are popular choices. Since scorpions are always in search of water in Local, they are also known for being fond of kitchens and bathrooms.

Getting rid of any piles of debris, boxes, firewood heaps or dense vegetation around your home can help prevent a scorpion infestation. Check that windows are sealed and closed tightly and caulk any cracks in your walls or baseboards. It's also important to avoid allowing any standing water to accumulate. Make sure to keep floors, corners, closets and crawl spaces dry leak-free.

Why Should I Treat My Scorpion Problem Immediately?

Only one species of scorpion in the United States (which is found in southwestern Arizona and southern California) is considered “highly dangerous” to humans. Only small children and the elderly are at risk of a life-threatening sting from this particular species. Any scorpion sting, including those from scorpions living in Local, can be dangerous to any person or pet that is allergic to insect stings. Even if the victim of a sting is not allergic, a sting is still highly painful, and a doctor should always attend to all Scorpion stings.

Scorpions are not known to breed quickly, but leaving any potential scorpion infestation can lead to an increase in population in or around your home. This increase will also increase the chances of coming into contact with a scorpion with potentially life threatening or painful results. Calling us to perform scorpion control can ensure your family is safe from harm.

How to Get Rid of Scorpions

Scorpions need dry, warm climates to live. So, if you live in the northern or eastern United States, you are off the hook. Scorpions are really only found in California, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, and Nevada. Any state with a desert likely has scorpions.

If you live in an area that has scorpions, you need to watch for signs of an infestation. These pests are venomous and can cause harm if they sting you. Keep reading to learn how to keep scorpions out of your home.

How Do I Spot A Scorpion Problem?

Spotting a scorpion problem early is important. You don't want to wait until someone gets hurt. Instead, look for these signs of a scorpion infestation.

  1. Seeing a scorpion.
    The best sign that you have a scorpion problem is seeing a scorpion. This is a sign of many types of pest infestations. Scorpions are particularly hard to spot, though. They are translucent, which makes them extremely hard to spot with the naked eye. You will likely need to look for them specifically to find them.
  2. Owning a citrus tree.
    If you have a citrus tree or two in your yard, you are more likely to have scorpions. The most common type of scorpion is the bark scorpion. These pests like to live in the bark of citrus trees. This does not mean removing all citrus trees from your yard. But you need to be careful and look for scorpions when near the tree.
  3. Having more small insects in your home.
    An increase in small insects, like crickets or cockroaches, in your home may indicate a rise in scorpions. Small insects are food for scorpions. If there are more insects in your home, the likelihood of having an influx of scorpions also increases.

How Do I Get Rid of Scorpions?

Once you've noticed a scorpion problem, it is time to get rid of the pest. Because of their poisonous sting, you don't want to let scorpions get established in your home or yard. Try these tips to get rid of scorpions.

  1. Set out scorpion traps.
    You should be able to find sticky scorpion traps. These traps will catch both the scorpion's food and the scorpions themselves. It may take a while to clear up the problem this way. But traps can help a bit.
  2. Spray a scorpion insecticide.
    Scorpion-specific insecticide may also help. However, most products have to be sprayed directly on a scorpion. Finding the scorpions to spray with insecticide may be a lot more work than you bargained for.
  3. Use a black UB light to find them.
    UV black lights can help you find scorpions at night. It makes the scorpion's translucent bodies glow.
  4. Contact a pest control company.
    The best way to ensure your yard and home are free of scorpions is to contact a good pest control company. They will help you find and remove all scorpions. Scorpion removal is a very unique specialty. Therefore, you need to use GoLocal Pest Control's services to find the right exterminators near you. We can help you find scorpion removal experts in your area. Contact us today.

How to Prevent Scorpions

Scorpions are not just annoying pests. They can be extremely dangerous. Many scorpions have poisonous stings. They can really hurt a human or pet.

The good news is that scorpions do not live everywhere in the United States. But, if you live in the south-western U.S., you will need to worry about scorpions. Make sure to follow the tips in this article to keep this pest out of your home and yard.

Why Do I Have Scorpions??

Scorpions have similar needs to other pests. They are likely invading your home and yard because of the following factors.

  1. Food.
    A big reason for an influx of scorpions is an increase in their food supply. Scorpions eat insects, centipedes, spiders, and also other scorpions. If you have more of these small creatures in your home or yard, it is safe to say that scorpions will show up as well.
  2. Water.
    Scorpions need water to survive. Often they will enter homes in search of water. This is especially true in the spring and summer. If the weather is hot and dry, you may see more scorpions in your home.
  3. Hiding spots.
    Scorpions need hiding spots. They are preyed upon by many animals, including owls, bats, mice, and tarantulas. They particularly like rotting wood and leaves. If you have a lot of piles of decaying material in your yard, then you will see more scorpions.
  4. Darkness.
    Scorpions prefer the darkness. They are most active at night for a reason. Dark areas of your home may attract scorpions. Be especially careful in cabinets, basements, and crawlspaces.

How Do I Prevent Scorpions?

Scorpions are a fact of life in the southwest. You may never be able to totally get rid of your scorpion population. However, you may find that these prevention tips help keep that population in control.

  1. Don't allow any standing water.
    Like mosquitoes, scorpions are attracted to standing water. Whether it is in your home or yard, standing water is a major scorpion attractant. By removing the standing water, you will make scorpions in your home and yard much less likely.
  2. Keep piles of decaying material to a minimum.
    Because scorpions prefer to hide in rotting wood and leave piles, you should keep them out of your yard. If you have a woodburning stove, keep the woodpile at least 30 feet from your home. Scorpions will be less likely to move from the pile to your home at that distance.
  3. Inspect dark places for scorpions regularly.
    Sometimes, no matter what you do, you end up with a few scorpions in your home. They will likely be hiding in a dark place. Make sure to check any dark spots in your home regularly. This will allow you to stop the scorpion problem before it gets out of hand.
  4. Contact a good scorpion removal service.
    Your best bet for complete scorpion prevention is to hire a great pest control company. It can be hard to find the top choices in your area, however. That is where GoLocal Pest Control comes in. We can connect you with the best exterminators in your location. Contact us today to learn more.

What Do Scorpions Look Like?

Scorpions are synonymous with the desert, which is where they live in the United States. However, scorpions are actually much more accepting of other habitats. They do not just live in deserts. They can live in rainforests and grasslands. Scorpions appear on every continent except for Antarctica.

In the United States, scorpions prefer warm and dry habitats. That is why they are primarily found in the southwest. States like Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas all have scorpion populations. If you live in one of these states, then scorpions may become a problem.

Scorpions can be dangerous. Their stings have venom, although not all scorpions stings can kill you. Any scorpion sting will be uncomfortable, however. Identifying these dangerous pests is the first step in protecting yourself from a potentially lethal bite.

How Many Species of Scorpions Are There??

Because scorpions appear on every continent except Antarctica, you would expect that there are a lot of scorpion species. You would be right. There are 1,500 species of scorpion worldwide.

There are approximately 90 scorpion species in the United States. Eighty-six of these species are found west of the Mississippi River. Only four species appear in the eastern United States. That is why it is most likely that you will run into a scorpion in the southwest.

It is unlikely that you will encounter eighty-six different types of scorpions, even if you live in the southwest. You may run into these four most common scorpion species: Arizona Hairy Scorpion, Bark Scorpion, Striped Scorpion, and Stripe-tailed Scorpion.

What Do Scorpions Look Like??

No matter their type, all scorpions look similar. Their size and coloring may change slightly, but the important aspects remain the same.

Scorpions can range drastically in size. They can be .35-inch to 8-inches in length. They have a segmented abdomen. There is no constriction from the head to the abdomen. They have eight legs, which makes scorpions an arachnid. They also have pedipalps, which are the pincers between their mouth and first set of legs. All scorpions have a long tail with a stinger at the tip.

Here are the four most common U.S. scorpions and what makes them unique.

  1. Arizona Hairy Scorpion:
    These scorpions range from 4-7 inches in length. They have small hairs on their tail. They can be tan or olive-green and have a dark back.
  2. Bark Scorpion:
    These are small scorpions. They typically range from 2-3 inches long. They can be yellow/tan to tan in color. It is the only scorpion in Arizona considered life-threatening.
  3. Striped Scorpion:
    These tiny scorpions are usually around 2 ½ inches in length. They have a tan or light brown body and two dark stripes on their back.
  4. Stripe-tailed Scorpion:
    Like their cousins the Bark Scorpion, the Stripe-tailed Scorpion grows to be 2-3 inches in length. They are stockier than the Bark Scorpion and have a tan tail with dark stripes.

Scorpions can be dangerous pests. It is important to remove them from your home and yard as soon as you identify them. Let us at GoLocal Pest Control help you find the best scorpion removal company in your location.

How to Find an Exterminator to Help with Scorpions

Scorpions are only a problem for the desert areas of the United States. The southwest is the most likely place to run into the scorpions. However, in the areas where scorpions live, the pest is a danger. Scorpions sting and some stings are dangerous. The Arizona Bark Scorpion's sting is the most lethal in the U.S.

If you notice scorpions in your home or yard, you need to take steps to remove them. That is where knowing a good exterminator comes in handy. If you don't know a good exterminator, don't worry. The advice in this article will help you find the best company in your area.

What Should I Look for in a Scorpion Exterminator?

To guarantee that you are receiving the best scorpion removal possible, you need to ask the questions below. Some answers may be available on the company's website. However, asking them in person will give you a better sense of the pest control company. You should always interview potential exterminators before hiring one to remove your scorpion infestation.

Some questions to consider asking your local exterminator include the following.

  1. Are all scorpions dangerous?
  2. Why do I have scorpions in my home?
  3. What is your technician's expertise in resolving scorpion infestations?
  4. When is the last time you treated a scorpion problem?
  5. Is it better to treat scorpions indoors or outdoors?
  6. What is your procedure for removing scorpions?
  7. Will the scorpions return?

What Should I Expect from Scorpion Exterminators??

Scorpions are arachnids, which means they can be removed similarly to their cousins the spider.

Every pest control visit, no matter what exterminator you choose, will begin with an inspection. You may even receive the inspection for free depending on the company. The inspection will determine where the scorpions are living in your home and yard. It will also help the technician learn the severity of the infestation.

Once you agree on a treatment plan. It is time to remove those scorpions. The technician will likely spray an insecticide throughout your home. But they should go a step further. Instead of just focusing on the interior of your home, the exterminator should also protect the exterior of your house. A protective barrier of insecticide sprayed around your home's foundations will keep the scorpions from coming in.

The top exterminators will also provide follow-up appointments when the treatment is completed. These appointments ensure the scorpion problem remains solved. You can ask your exterminator if they offer this service.

How Do I Find an Exterminator to Help with Scorpions?

Local is best when it comes to scorpion removal. Scorpions are only a problem for part of the country. If you want your technician to be extremely familiar with the problem, they need to be from an area with scorpions. Large, national companies just do not offer the specialized service you need for adequate scorpion control.

Let GoLocal Pest Control help you find the best exterminators in your area. Contact us today.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Pest Control Service?

When you're looking to hire a pest control service (aka exterminator), you can expect to pay anywhere from $110 to $290 per treatment.

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