Are Scorpions In Anthem As Dangerous As They Look?
Scorpions are some of the fiercest-looking creatures in the United States, and most people do their best to steer clear of these menacing arachnids. But just how dangerous are scorpions? There are over 40 species of scorpion in Arizona, and all of them have venom-filled barbed tails to hunt their prey and protect themselves.
However, looks can be deceiving. One of the most dangerous scorpions in Arizona is the small yellow bark scorpion. This species only grows to be a little over two inches in length, but its sting is more powerful than most species. On the other hand, the forbidding-looking giant hairy scorpion looks ferocious at six inches long. These scorpions are so large they are known to hunt small lizards instead of insects, but their sting only causes mild pain in people.
Should Anthem Homeowners Be Worried About Scorpions?
In general, your risk of being stung by a scorpion is rather small. For one thing, they are nocturnal and hide during the day, only coming out to hunt at night, and most would rather escape than attack a person. However, if you have scorpions in your home, your risk of a sting becomes much higher. You are more likely to startle a scorpion in your home and be stung in defense than you are outside. Most of these stings are about as painful as a bee sting and are not considered medically significant. You may experience significant pain, burning, or swelling, but you are unlikely to require medical care.
That is unless you run into a bark scorpion. Bark scorpions are more dangerous than most species and one of the few dangerous scorpions with high levels of lethal venom. Bark scorpions will often sting multiple times resulting in dangerous or even fatal results. Often bark scorpion stings result in multiple days of vomiting and illness, but for small children or those who are vulnerable, bark scorpion stings can be lethal.
How To Keep Scorpions Out Of Your Anthem Home
One of the best ways to keep scorpions out of your Anthem home is with professional scorpion control from Green Home Pest Control. We have experience scorpion exterminators who can eliminate existing scorpions from your home and help you prevent them from returning.
At Green Home Pest Control, we use Integrated Pest Management techniques to prevent, monitor, and control scorpions and other pest populations. We will work with you to remove scorpions' food sources, entry points, and sheltered areas. To get to the root of your scorpion problem with a plan that is tailored to your specific needs using EPA-approved products, partner with the professionals at Green Home Pest Control.
Call today to get your free, no-obligation quote so that you can get back to enjoying your home without the unneeded stress of a scorpion infestation. We'll design a plan so that your family can have the peace of mind of living in a scorpion-free Anthem home.
Four Quick & Effective Scorpion-Control Tips For Anthem Property Owners
Of course, getting ahead of scorpions before they get into your home is always the best way to address scorpion populations. You can minimize the risk of scorpions in your Anthem home with these four tips:
- Eliminate potential hiding spots: Scorpions look for dark, undisturbed areas with easy access to water. Clean up clutter, especially in laundry rooms and storage areas. If your property provides prime real estate for scorpions, it won't be long until they begin to wander inside your home. Get rid of potential nesting areas by removing debris from your yard and keeping firewood stacked neatly away from your home and off the ground.
- Minimize standing water: Standing water is a big draw for scorpions in Arizona. Eliminate it where you can by maintaining drainage systems, fixing leaks, addressing condensation, and using dehumidifiers when needed.
- Get rid of their food: Scorpions are carnivores. Most eat a steady diet of insects and other bugs. If they are living in your home, it means they are finding something to eat there, and it's not your leftovers. One of the best ways to prevent scorpions is to make sure you don't have any other underlying pest issues for them to hunt.
- Seal openings in your home's exterior: If there's a gap in your home you can slide a credit card through, scorpions won't be long in making their way inside. Use caulking or foam to seal up cracks and crevices in your walls and foundation, pay close attention to where utilities enter the building, install weatherstripping and door sweeps, and replace or repair torn screens to keep scorpions and other pests out.
For more tips or help getting rid of scorpions, the pest control experts at Green Home Pest Control are happy to help. Give us a call or connect with us online today for more information or to schedule an inspection of your home.