What Every Queen Creek Resident Should Know About Scorpion Control

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Hollywood has created a great fear of scorpions in most people. There are over 1,200 scorpion species worldwide, and Arizona is home to the bark scorpion, striped tail scorpion, giant hairy scorpion, and the yellow ground scorpion. Having scorpions in our state is a concern for many people in the Queens Creek area. 

The good news is that scorpions are not aggressive toward humans, and they try to avoid us. However, there is a lot of mystery surrounding these unique arachnids, and most of us don't want to share space with such sinister-looking creatures. If you don't want to worry about scorpions, you need the best pest control in Queen Creek, Canopy Pest Control. Our team knows how to eradicate scorpions at your home.

Do Scorpions Make Any Sound?

Makers of horror films add effects and sound to amp up the fear factor of scorpions. Contrary to popular opinion, most scorpions do not hiss with their mouths because they don't have lungs. Although most scorpion species are silent, some do make a sound. 

The way a scorpion makes sounds is known as stridulation, which occurs when it rubs together parts of its body. Scorpions who stridulate do so when they feel threatened. Scorpions can also produce a sound by scraping their telson (stinger) over their body segments. Scorpions who stridulate are in the African burrowing genus. Arizona scorpions do not make sounds.

Do Scorpions Make Nests?

Scorpions are usually solitary and stay hidden during the day under rocks, logs, rubbish, boards, and loose bark. Scorpions don't create nests like a wasp or bee; instead, they burrow tunnels deep in the ground. These tunnels may have multiple entrances and span up to nine feet.

Scorpions may seek cooler environments by entering a home during unseasonable hot weather. They enter homes through cracks and crevices in walls and tend to settle in crawl spaces and attics. Scorpions are solitary creatures and do not typically live as a group of scorpions; however, some species hibernate together during cold weather.

Signs Of A Scorpion Infestation

Scorpions prefer to live outdoors; however, when their habitat is disturbed via new construction or when the weather becomes cold or unseasonable hot, they may migrate into homes. The following are signs of a scorpion infestation on your property:

  • Citrus Trees: Some scorpions enjoy the dark, moist environment citrus trees provide. If you have these types of trees in your yard, you may be providing prime real estate for scorpions.
  • New Home: Scorpions stay in their burrows about 90% of the day and do not relocate. When building a new home or subdivision, a scorpion may have to leave; however, once the construction ends, it will return to its former habitat — which may be your new home!
  • Shaded Yard: Scorpions prefer to live in cool, shady areas. A yard with many trees and shrubs offers shelter from the hot Arizona sun and is the perfect refuge for scorpions.
  • Hot Climate: Scorpions like the shade, but they live in states with warm weather like Arizona.
  • Live Scorpions: When you see a scorpion on your property, there is a good chance it is not the only one.

Whatever attracted that scorpion to your home is probably appealing to others. 

These things are conducive to a scorpion infestation on your property. If you see a scorpion, it is time to get rid of scorpions on your Queens Creek property.

What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Scorpions?

All types of scorpions in Arizona can sting. Due to the potential for injury, our trained professionals at Canopy Pest Control should remove scorpions from your Queen Creek property. Contact us today and let us solve your scorpion problem.