The Answers To Queen Creek's Most Pressing Scorpion Questions

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If there was a list of the most frightening-looking pests in the world, scorpions would undoubtedly be included. Many are as big as a human palm and have gigantic claws to pinch you with. Further, they have large stingers they use to inject venom into their targets. Several property owners will never have to fear a scorpion because the critters aren’t typical in their area. Those in Queen Creek will have to prepare for combat. This is particularly true if dry weather is expected.

By taking the time to study scorpions, you’ll learn about their operation. You’ll have insight into how they get indoors and what their risk factors are. Most importantly, you’ll find out what to do if you spot one. Get this information now, along with prevention techniques, from Canopy Pest Control.  

What Are Scorpions? Where Do Scorpions Live?

Scorpions are arachnids known for being predatory. Two subspecies that are common in the area are striped bark and stripetail scorpions. The striped bark kind gets its name from the black bands on their stomachs. Their yellow or tan bodies are outlined by eight legs, a pair of pincer claws, and a curled tail topped with a stinger. Stripetail scorpions have the same surrounding features, including coloring. However, their tails and legs are a lighter shade and they have markings all along their stingers.

Since scorpions prefer shadowy and dark spaces, it’s no surprise they are nocturnal. This in mind, seeing one out in broad daylight strongly suggests an infestation. There are no other major indicators, so take a sighting seriously. You’ll likely find scorpions under organic debris, wood, and rocks. This is why they are considered outdoor creatures. Should they be short of food or water, they will journey inside your home or business. Unpleasant weather or environmental conditions will also motivate them to seek interiors. Openings in doors, windows, foundations, and utilities are their usual entry points. Then, they’ll get comfortable in:

  • Shoes
  • Bathrooms
  • Garages
  • Basements
  • Beneath cabinets

What Do Scorpions Eat?

Scorpions feast on insects, reptiles, and rodents. They can go without eating for months, though. Water is more essential to their survival.

How Poisonous Is a Scorpion? What Does a Scorpion Bite Look Like?

Scorpion bites or stings are terribly painful, especially from the striped bark species. The impacted area on your skin will become swollen and numb. You can anticipate great itchiness. Your age and general health will influence what additional symptoms you could experience. Vomiting and breathing difficulties often occur in children, seniors, and those with existing conditions and venom allergies. In any case, it’s wise to get immediate medical attention. At a minimum, scorpions are mildly poisonous.

What Should You Do if You Encounter a Scorpion?

Kill scorpions you see indoors right away, by striking them with something sharp and wear covering clothing.

What Do Scorpions Hate the Most?

Essential oils, such as peppermint and lavender, repel scorpions. You can mix the oil with water and spray it around doors, windows, and floors. Some other things you can do to prevent these pests are:

  • Inspect wood and storage items before bringing them inside 
  • Repair leaks and moisture issues 
  • Use an air conditioner or dehumidifier
  • Trim grass and greenery regularly 
  • Distance plants, wood, and rocks from your property
  • Patch up holes in foundations and utilities

What Can Canopy Pest Control Do About Scorpions?

The highly-trained technicians at Canopy Pest Control have the skills to locate scorpion hubs and contributing factors. We will carefully use our advanced treatments fashioned to eradicate these creatures. Our solutions are organically-based, thus, they are safe for humans, domestic animals, and vegetation. Protect your home or business and call us at Canopy Pest Control today!