Why You Should Hire a Professional to Exterminate Scorpions
Scorpions are scary-looking little arachnids that pack a painful punch. It can be unpleasant, to say the least, to find one scurrying around inside your Arizona home. If you spot a scorpion in your basement, closet, or on your bathroom floor, it’s time to take action. Eliminating a scorpion infestation is a job best left to the pros. Our team at Sexton Pest Control can effectively remove the scorpions and make sure they don’t return.
What Attracts Scorpions Into Your Home?
Scorpions are impressively resilient creatures. They can live up to 15 years and can thrive up to a year without food. That said, they do need some form of sustenance to survive — and if you’re offering it, they’ll make themselves at home.
In our desert climate, it’s hard to find a water source. Scorpions need water to survive, and they’re drawn to damp basements, swimming pools, kitchens, and bathrooms, where water is abundant. They’ll hide out in cool, dark places that are undisturbed, making them difficult to spot.
Scorpions feed off of all different types of insects. Wasps, crickets, beetles, and bees make the perfect snacks, and they’ll follow these bugs wherever they go to ensure an endless supply of food. If insects are entering your home, you’re at risk of an insect and scorpion infestation.
Cool, Dark Spaces
Scorpions are survivors, and they seek out places to escape the Arizona sun. They’re also nocturnal, which means they like to hide in undisturbed places until the sun sets so they can feed. They especially like hiding in wood piles, basements, garages, and even inside your shoes.
Signs of Scorpion Infestation
Scorpions tend to hide during the daylight hours, so it may be hard to know whether you’ve got an infestation. There are several things to watch out for that can put your home at risk of welcoming scorpions inside.
- You notice insects. Scorpions eat insects, and if your house has bugs inside, scorpions are sure to follow.
- You live in a newer home. When construction takes place, scorpions are fond of relocating. Instead, they take up residence right inside of newly built homes.
- You’ve got trees. Scorpions love basking in the shade while the sun is out. If you have plenty of trees, your yard may be prime real estate for scorpions.
There are several ways to try to eliminate scorpions from your home. Some methods to try include:
- Use spider spray
- Stomp on them with your shoe
- Pierce the shell with a knife
- Adopt a cat or a flock of chickens
- Sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth (DE)
- Apply borax to the scorpion
- Use rodent traps or sticky traps
Unfortunately, most methods require you to get close to the scorpion, which can lead to painful stings. Instead, we recommend that you call the pros.
Why You Should Leave Scorpion Infestation to the Professionals
Scorpion stings are painful and their venom can cause life-threatening reactions to some people. Instead of trying to kill them yourself, it’s always best to call a professional pest control company for help. That way, you can rest assured that the scorpions are removed and that there won’t be any future pests entering the premises.
Sexton Pest Control Can Help with Your Scorpion Problem
Sexton Pest Control is a family-owned business that’s been serving Arizona homeowners for over 60 years. We offer pest control services to effectively eliminate rodents, bugs, scorpions, and other unwelcome critters from your home. When you call our crew, you can be confident that we’ll identify entry points, seal the perimeter, and revisit to ensure that your pest problem is 100% solved. Call today for a free estimate on your pest control solution.