Everything Phoenix Residents Need To Know About Scorpions
October 13, 2023
There are a lot of things about life in Phoenix that are different from other cities – including the presence of venomous scorpions in our homes, lawns, and gardens. These predatory pests have gathered quite a reputation from Hollywood movies and pop culture. But how much do you truly know about scorpions, and how can you tell fact from fiction?
That's exactly what this guide is all about – setting the record straight about scorpions in Phoenix. We explain everything you should know about these unsightly pests, then explain how you can prevent scorpions from invading your Phoenix home (hint: it starts with a professional Phoenix pest control company).
Let's start by answering one of the first questions we get from customers.
What Types Of Scorpions Live In Phoenix?
There are three types of scorpions that are common to Phoenix: the bark scorpion, the devil's scorpion, and the desert hairy scorpion.
Bark scorpion: The bark scorpion is the only species in Arizona that prefers to climb.
Devil's scorpion: As Arizona's most common species of scorpion, you're likely to spot this arachnid hiding under rocks and other shelters from the sun.
Desert hairy scorpion: This giant scorpion can grow up to six inches long, although it's far less common than the other species on this list.
Keep reading to discover how dangerous scorpions around your home can be.
Are Phoenix Scorpions Dangerous?
All scorpions in Phoenix are venomous arachnids, which means they can all cause problems for people and pets who are allergic. Only a very small percentage of scorpions are venomous enough to harm nonallergic adults, including the Arizona bark scorpion.
The sting of an Arizona bark scorpion may feel similar to that of a bee, but as symptoms progress, so will the pain. You may not be hospitalized with any life-threatening conditions, but you may experience severe nausea lasting between 24 and 72 hours.
To summarize, risking a dangerous scorpion sting could result in severe pain. That's why scorpion prevention is paramount to keeping your loved ones safe.
How To Prevent Scorpions Around Your Phoenix Home
While most species of scorpion can't inflict life-threatening stings, there's no reason to risk a potential attack. The bad news is you can't entirely eliminate the risks of scorpion activity. The good news is you can follow some vetted prevention tips to reduce your risks significantly.
For example, you can:
Remove any sources of standing water around the sides of your home.
Identify secondary pest infestations that might attract scorpions to your home and treat them accordingly.
Remove toys, heavy objects, and other detritus that might provide shelter for scorpions from the yard.
Seal any cracks and crevices around the house, preferably with waterproof caulk.
Clear plants, trees, and shrubs away from entry points like doors and windows.
Get professional scorpion control from experts like Uni-Tech Pest Control.
You can contact Uni-Tech Pest Control today for a free inspection and to get rid of scorpions near your home.
Why To Call The Professionals If You're Seeing Scorpions In Phoenix
Scorpion prevention is one thing, but scorpion control in Phoenix is entirely another. If you don't want to risk a potential sting, you need the proactive, long-lasting services of Uni-Tech Pest Control.
You can rely on Uni-Tech Pest Control to deliver expert services at an affordable price. We have decades of experience getting rid of scorpions in Phoenix and would be happy to keep you safe with regular visits, inspections, and treatments.
First, we inspect your Phoenix home to identify possible risk factors. Then, we offer treatments based on your unique circumstances to keep pests away for good.
Reach out to Uni-Tech Pest Control today for help with scorpions, and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Phoenix.