Gilbert's Handy Scorpion Prevention Guide
For people in many parts of the country, a scorpion is a pest found in scary movies about mummies. But as an Arizona resident, you know these pests are a pretty common sight. In fact, Arizona is home to more than half of the scorpion species in the US, and here in Gilbert, we can find scorpions inside and outside many different areas.
Scorpions are aggressive hunters, and they will go anywhere in search of their prey, including your home, if you don't take the proper steps to prevent them. Here are some things you can do to prevent scorpions around your home:
- Remove excess clutter in your home and yard.
- Eliminate moisture sources by fixing leaky pipes, hoses, and water fixtures.
- Seal any cracks and crevices around your home's exterior.
- Make sure all windows have screens that fit correctly.
- Keep organic material like mulch, leaves, and other landscape debris away from your home.
The best option for scorpion prevention is to work with a professional Gilbert pest control company. At Green Home Pest Control, we can keep your home and family protected from these pests all year long.
The Most Frequently Asked Scorpion Questions In Gilbert
Scorpions are a common pest in Gilbert and throughout the state of Arizona. But as familiar as they are, many people may not know much about them. Here are some frequently asked scorpion questions and their answers:
What is a scorpion?
A scorpion is a pest with eight legs and is easily recognizable by its curved back and stinger. They are related to spiders and are known for their exceptional hunting skills.
What species of scorpions do we have in Gilbert?
Some of the common scorpions we see in Gilbert include the bark scorpion, the striped tail scorpion, and the desert hairy scorpion.
Where will I find scorpions?
Scorpions like to hide outside under rocks, in woodpiles, and areas of dense foliage. Indoors, they prefer high moisture areas around leaky pipes and HVAC units, inside folded clothes, under furniture, boxes, and sinks and tubs.
Are scorpions dangerous?
Scorpion stings can be unbearable but are rarely fatal. The only scorpion in Gilbert capable of threatening human life is the bark scorpion. Scorpion stings cause pain in the area that was stung and potential numbness and some swelling.
What do I do if I get stung by a scorpion?
Treat a scorpion sting like a bee sting. Put ice on the area to reduce swelling and use an antihistamine to limit the itching. Contact your doctor immediately if you are sensitive, allergic, or have other underlying medical conditions.
If you have any more questions about the scorpions in Gilbert and what you can do about them, give Green Home Pest Control a call.
Should Gilbert Homeowners Be Worried About Scorpions
Scorpions are a scary-looking pest, but they don't need to occupy a place in your nightmares. Once you understand that a scorpion sting is more like a bee sting than a snake bite, you'll feel more comfortable seeing these pests around Gilbert.
Just because they aren't as dangerous as your think doesn't mean you want these pests hanging around your home. Scorpion bites are still painful, and they can be hazardous to certain people, including children and the elderly.
Instead of worrying about whether the scorpions around your home are dangerous, let our professional exterminators develop a residential pest control plan that includes scorpion control to keep your home scorpion free.
The Trick To Keeping Scorpions Away From Your Gilbert Property
There are things you can do to prevent scorpions from making their way into your home. You can eliminate moisture and harborage areas and make sure your screens are in tack, but there is no substitute for professional help when it comes to scorpion control in Gilbert.
The first step to keeping scorpions away is to make sure you don't have any in the first place. Our trained exterminators will inspect your property for signs of scorpions and work quickly to remove any that we find. Once our inspection and scorpion removal treatments are complete, we will make sure they don't come back using our scorpion sealing treatment. Scorpion sealing is a process where we seal any areas of your home that scorpions may be entering. Our exterminators are experts at finding and filling even the tiniest cracks that scorpions might use to sneak in.
We also use EPA-approved scorpion control products that are proven effective against scorpions. Our home pest control plans also treat and eliminate a variety of pests, many of which can be food for a scorpion.