Scorpions are a huge nuisance in Arizona. They are everywhere – likely including on your property – and they rear their pointy tails whenever you least expect them. You try to grab a pair of shoes from your closet and you get stung. You pick up a box in the garage and you get stung. You may even be just sleeping in your bed and get stung.
What’s worse is that scorpions are also very hard to find. They are small, they like to hide under logs and rocks (or your shoes and furniture), and they mainly come out at night. So, finding them and getting rid of them can be very difficult. The best thing you can do to find and remove scorpions is to hire a reputable pest control company serving East Valley. Here are a few other things you should know:
It’s hard to go hunting for scorpions in the dark. And you can’t just turn on a light because they’ll only go scurrying. Plus, turning on a light isn’t going to help you find them in all those nooks and crannies where they like to hide in your home.
You can find scorpions quickly – and easily – by using a black light instead. You can get one from your local home improvement store. Just shine the light around areas that you might find scorpions, like in your closets, your crawl space, your garage, and so on. If scorpions are present, they will glow under the light. You’ll easily find them, even if you only see a fraction of their bodies.
Once you find the scorpions, what do you do with them? You can’t just reach down and grab them, or you’re likely to get stung. You need to be quick and effective to minimize your risk.
An easy way to catch scorpions is to wrap duct tape or another strong tape around a long stick. Wrap it backward so that the sticky side is facing out. Touch the scorpion with the sticky end of the stick to grab it up. You don’t have to worry about getting too close to the scorpion and possibly getting stung. You can then take the scorpion outside or to a spot far from your home and use another stick to get it off the tape without getting stung.
Though you can find some scorpions with a black light, it’s unlikely that you will ever find them all. That’s because these pests can slip through tiny cracks and they like to hide in dark places out of the way of activity. You need a trained and experienced Chandler pest control technician to find all the scorpions in your home. Otherwise, you’ll be finding scorpions again and again.
Removing them from your home will certainly reduce your problem, but it will not eliminate it. Scorpions can continue to breed and find their way back to your home, time and again. You will continue fighting this problem until you hire a reputable pest control company in Gilbert to properly handle it. The company will seal off every entry into your home, both internally and externally. That will ensure that your house is closed tight against any future infestation or the spread of scorpions already in your home. Your Gilbert pest control technician can put additional measures in place to kill the scorpions that are present.
It is only with professional help that you can be sure that all the scorpions in your home have been eradicated, and that no new ones will enter. It is only then that you can have true peace of mind.
Varsity Termite and Pest Control offers effective scorpion control in the Phoenix area. Our experienced pest control technicians know how to find these pests and root them out completely. Our technicians can also seal off your home so that you don’t have to worry about future infestations. We have a variety of pest control solutions to keep your home safe from many of the pests commonly found in Phoenix, such as ants, termites, roaches, rats, and more. Call us today to make an appointment with a pest control technician to learn more about your options.