Life in Arizona has many positives; however, dealing with scorpions on a regular basis is definitely not one of them. There are many creepy crawly insects in Arizona; yet, out of them all, scorpions rank among the least favorite.
Arizona Bark Scorpions
Scorpions are a prominent species. They thrive in dry desert climates. The bark scorpion in particular, also one of the most dangerous species of scorpions, is the kind we see most often in Arizona. It is the most venomous scorpion in North America, and unfortunately enough, we have them right here in our backyards.
Arizona Bark Scorpions are incredibly resilient, making them more difficult to control. They are nocturnal, and come out at night to hunt for crickets, beetles, roaches and other small insects. This means the more pests you have in and around your home, the better food source you are providing to the lurking scorpions.
While they do thrive in the desert, they do not however, enjoy the strong desert heat. During the day, you will find them under rocks, piles of debris or wood, and other objects you have around your home. They keep themselves well protected from the hot Arizona sun. Their protective measures include squeezing into tiny cracks and crevices that might be accessible to your home.
We are all aware that these scorpions are not the prettiest to look at. With their aggressive front claws and their long tail and threatening stinger, these offensive and menacing pests are not welcomed into our homes with open arms. Moreover, scorpions can cause further damage than just creeping and crawling through your home.
The largest threat that scorpions pose is their painful sting. The Arizona Bark Scorpion being the most venomous in North America, can cause more than just pain. A scorpion sting can cause inflammation at the sting point, redness, numbness, shortness of breath, even immobility of the stung area.
More severe symptoms may include numbness throughout the body, swollen tongue and/or throat, erratic eye movement, trouble breathing and seizures. In extreme cases, a scorpion sting could even cause death. Scorpion venom is most poisonous to the young or elderly, or those that have an allergy to the venom.
Luckily, there are simple remedies for mild scorpion stings to ease the pain, and a medication called Antivenom available for those extreme cases when more severe symptoms persist.
One of the best things you can do to protect yourself from those Arizona Bark Scorpions is to be aware and take precautions. It is important to figure out what you can do to keep yourself, your family and pets, safe from harmful scorpion stings. Here are a few simple things you can do around your home to reduce the chances of encountering a scorpion.
- Remove excess piles of garbage, wood, and debris from around your home.
- Maintain your lawn and keep the grass cut.
- Seal all cracks and crevices in your home.
- Use pest control services to eliminate their food source.
- Wear shoes when walking around your home at night.
- Do not leave clothes and especially damp towels on the floor.
- Use a black light to identify and eliminate scorpions at night.
If after taking these precautions, you are regularly finding scorpions inside your home, you should seek the help of a professional scorpion control company. However, with so many scorpion and pest control companies in Arizona, it is important to know how to choose the right one that will do the best job controlling the scorpions in your home.
Choosing the Right Scorpion Control Company
Like any service, scorpion control is an investment, which depending on where you live, you may have to make annually. So you are going to want to make an educated decision when choosing a scorpion control company. Here are a few things to consider before finding the company that is right for you.
Look for a company with experience. And to be clear, 6 months does not equate to "experience." Look for a local company that has been in business for years. A company that invests time into certifications and trainings for their employees.
It is always nice to find a company that will back up their services with a warranty or guarantee. When it comes to scorpion control, of course there is never a 100% guarantee that you will never see another scorpion in your home; however, a quality company will provide a guarantee for their service, so that you at least know what they did is working. At KY-KO Pest Prevention, we offer an Owner's Pride Guarantee to our customers. This guarantee ensures that all of our customers are satisfied with our scorpion control service as well as every other pest control service we offer.
Want to see the true integrity of a pest control company? Check their online reviews. See how their previous customers feel about them and about the services they offer. Make sure to refer to the most recent reviews and take some time to read through them to see what other customers' true experiences have been with this company.
Discounts & Promotions
When you find a company that you would like to hire, make sure to check their website. Many companies provide regular promotions and discounts on their services. Especially if the service is seasonal, it is likely that the company will provide a discount on services.
Quality Scorpion Control
At KY-KO Pest Prevention, we are 100% focused on our customers and their needs. We understand that when it comes to scorpions, we need to provide the highest quality services to our customers to keep their families safe.
We have heard many companies claim that the only way to control scorpions is to cut off their food source by providing a general pest control service. However, we found that by working with our customers and getting familiarized with the home and the entry points that scorpions may be using, we are able to really see a difference in the level of control.
With our years of service, certified and trained technicians, and newest products and techniques, we are able to offer our customers quality scorpion control for their Phoenix, Arizona homes. If you are in need of scorpion control for your home, please give us a call today at 480-964-8900.