Tips To Keep Scorpions Out Of Your Hair In Phoenix

Large scorpion on wood

Phoenix is home to a wide range of animals. However, the animal in this area that people are the most fearful of is the scorpion. These creepy and scary creatures have an intimidating appearance that can make the bravest person run away when approached. At Protection Termite Control, we offer a wide range of Phoenix pest control solutions, and we can help you safely and effectively eliminate scorpions from your home.

Signs Of A Scorpion Infestation

Scorpions in Phoenix are surprisingly fast and know how to stay out of sight. They are more active at night, which makes them even more difficult to spot. If you have a blacklight, you may be able to see them easier because they have a particular protein that allows them to glow under the light. If you don't have a blacklight, there are a few other signs of scorpions that you can watch out for, including: 

  • Insect infestation: Scorpions eat small bugs and insects, like cockroaches and crickets. If you have a lot of bugs around your home, they could attract scorpions to your property.
  • Citrus trees on your property: Striped bark scorpions are the most common type of scorpion in this area. These scorpions are often found hanging around citrus trees.
  • Plenty of shade: If you have a lot of plants, trees, and other objects that create large shaded areas in your yard, scorpions may be inclined to hang around.

Scorpions also like hot and dry climates, which is why they are common here. There are currently seventy to seventy-five types of scorpions in the US, and most are found in the southwest deserts. Because this part of Arizona has mild winters, scorpions can be a problem for most of the year.

The Dangers Of A Scorpion's Sting

Scorpions have sharp stingers on the end of their long tails. When a scorpion stings you, it will inject venom into your body. Some scorpions have venom that can be deadly to humans and cause severe problems with the heart and nervous system and cause breathing problems. 

One scorpion is considered dangerous and life-threatening in Phoenix—the bark scorpion. If you receive a scorpion sting and start experiencing pain and warmth, swelling in the sting area, numbness, tingling, difficulty breathing, increased blood pressure, and a rapid heartbeat, seek medical attention immediately.

Five No-Sweat Scorpion Prevention Tips

Scorpions prefer to live outdoors. However, some homeowners have reported finding these animals inside their homes. To keep scorpions out of your home and off your property, you can try these five easy tips:

  1. Keep food in airtight containers to prevent insects and other bugs from entering your home and attracting scorpions.
  2. Seal all cracks and gaps around your home to eliminate possible entry points.
  3. Don't leave your cabinets and closet doors open.
  4. Remove fallen limbs, old brush, and other objects cluttering your yard and providing hiding spots for scorpions.
  5. Don't keep firewood stacked close to your home.

Finally, scorpions will come into your home if they are unable to find a viable water source on their own. Make sure to remove all standing water around your home to keep scorpions away.

The Best Scorpion Control Solution For Your Home

Call us today if you want to know how to keep scorpions away from your Phoenix home. At Protection Termite Control, we have over thirty years of experience in home pest control services and know how to remove scorpions from your property for good.