Upon first sight, the Arizona Bark Scorpion isn’t as intimidating as some of its cousins. Pale and small, bark scorpions carry their stinger to the side. Not exactly something out of a horror movie. Yet, they should not be underestimated. These scorpions are not only one of the most venomous species in North America, but they also are unique in that they can climb walls and even crawl across ceilings. Their small size and stinger orientation also means that they can squeeze into spaces as thin as a credit card.
Unlike other pests, bark scorpions aren’t attracted by cleanly or uncleanly conditions. As predators that feed on insects such as roaches and crickets, scorpions often enter your home at night seeking prey and water. Unless provoked or otherwise cornered, bark scorpions are more shy than aggressive. In fact, most stings occur when humans step on them or brush up against them on a wall.
When exposed to a blacklight (UV), bark scorpions glow bright. If you’re worried about scorpions in your home or outside of your home, you can carefully use a blacklight to try to spot them. Don’t ever try to pick a scorpion up! Removing scorpions from your property isn’t just about keeping them outside. You’ll need to call KY-KO and have us work on a holistic plan to deter them from wanting to be there. By eliminating their food, habitat, and entry to your home, the scorpions will move on to an easier target.