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Scorpion Control & Treatment in Phoenix, AZ
KY-KO Pest Prevention provides scorpion control and extermination services throughout the Valley.
Our state-certified pest experts use proven methods and treatments to remove and control scorpion infestations. We also specialize in home sealing, a highly effective method of preventing scorpions from getting into your home.
We offer free scorpion inspections here in the Valley. To schedule an inspection with one of our scorpion specialists, fill out the form above or give us a call.
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We specialize in effective scorpion control.
The expert technicians at KY-KO Pest Prevention have helped hundreds of other Valley homeowners solve their scorpion problems. We offer the best scorpion pest control in Phoenix. When you call us for a free scorpion inspection, we will meet with you and develop a treatment plan that involves denying the scorpions shelter, making entry to your home difficult, and killing off their food supply.
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If you suspect you have scorpions or have seen one in your home, call us or contact us online for a free scorpion inspection.
Our technicians are scorpion experts who know where scorpions love to hide during the day and venture out at night. Our thorough inspection will safely probe these spots to determine if scorpions are present on your property.
If your home does have an Arizona Bark Scorpion problem, we’ll advise you about the scope of the problem and what your options are for scorpion control in Phoenix.
Our strategy includes pest control.
Most conventional forms of pesticide do not impact bark scorpions. However, by controlling the crickets, roaches, and other bugs that are food for scorpions, you’ll effectively send the message that there’s not much reason for them to be in your home.
Most scorpion populations leave after their food supply is dead and gone. Call us for effective pest management and scorpion treatment in Phoenix.
Keep them out with our home sealing.
Scorpions can fit through any space thicker than a credit card. However, with professional home sealing from KY-KO Pest Prevention, those entrance points under doors, around windows, at foundations, in walls, or beyond can be closed off.
Remember: scorpions are predators. If they and their prey can’t get in your home, they’re likely to move on to easier hunting. Sealing your home’s cracks and crevices is key.
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What are they?
Arizona Bark Scorpions
The Arizona Bark Scorpion (centruroides sculpturatus) is a hardy native of the Sonoran Desert found in Arizona, Sonora, and parts of Nevada and New Mexico. It’s a highly venomous pest.
What do they look like?
Bark scorpions are typically no larger than a dollar coin, and are light brown or tan in color. This allows them to blend into their native desert habitat.
However, there is an easy way for humans to find them at night: like all Arizona scorpions, they have a chemical in their exoskeleton that causes them to glow bright when exposed to ultraviolet light.
With a UV flashlight, you should be easily able to see scorpions in your backyard, on your walls, or elsewhere.
Seeing signs of scorpions in or around your home? Give KY-KO Pest Prevention a call here in Phoenix, Arizona to schedule your free scorpion inspection.
How do they get into your home?
Relatively easily. These scorpions can fit through spaces as tight as 1/16th of an inch. Basically, anywhere a credit card can go, the bark scorpion can fit. This makes keeping them out a job for a professional home sealing service.
Scorpions are nocturnal predators, and they’re after the other bugs (crickets, roaches, and more) in your home. Their vision is poor, so they often move along baseboards and walls, searching for food and water.
However, they do have one trick: the Arizona Bark Scorpion is the only species of scorpion that can climb walls and even ceilings.
In fact, the only thing they can’t climb very well is glass, which has led to the tradition (going back decades) of some Arizonan mothers putting the legs of cribs in glass mason jars.
Of course, these days, you can (and should) just call us. We can help you prevent scorpions from getting into your home.
What are the scorpion hotspots in the Valley?
Some areas of the Valley are infamous for their high scorpion populations. Areas near mountain preserves—such as Ahwatukee and Camelback—see the most signs of scorpions, but so do relatively flat areas where development over the desert is recent. Golf courses have water, which attracts the pests that scorpions eat.
Here’s the truth: scorpions don’t pay much attention to geography or city limits. They can be found throughout the Valley, in almost every neighborhood.
There can be two houses next to each other, where one struggles with scorpions and the other has never seen one before. Ultimately, it comes down to habitat, food sources, and location.
Protecting your home from bark scorpions is up to you as a homeowner, as is watching out for signs of scorpions. Knowledge is power: get the scorpion facts you need to protect your home!
With help from the experts at KY-KO Pest Prevention, you can successfully defend your home. Call us for effective scorpion pest control in Phoenix!
Are they dangerous?
Yes. The Arizona Bark Scorpion is the most venomous type of scorpion in North America. Thousands of Phoenix homeowners are stung annually.
The power of the venom from a scorpion sting can vary greatly from sting-to-sting and scorpion-to-scorpion, but most report a painful experience, with numbness, tingling, and more.
That being said, fatalities from bark scorpion stings are extremely rare. If you have been stung by a bark scorpion, contact the Arizona Poison Control hotline.
If given a choice, bark scorpions prefer to avoid contact with humans. Most stings occur when homeowners accidentally step on a scorpion, brush up against one on a wall, or touch one that is hanging from something. Remember: the Arizona Bark Scorpion, uniquely, can climb walls and even hang from ceilings.
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What makes your home attractive to scorpions?
Piled wood, bricks, or rocks around the home make for a great hiding place, as do holes and gaps in the block-wall fences common here in the Phoenix metro area. During the heat of the day in summer, scorpions typically hide. In winter, scorpions partially hibernate, joining with about 20-30 other bark scorpions for warmth.
Here are a few other features that can attract scorpions:
Many Phoenix-area homes have citrus trees in their backyard. As the name implies, bark scorpions evolved as excellent climbers, but there’s another factor here. Fallen citrus attracts prey for the scorpions to strike.
Grass & Landscaping
Your sprinkler system not only keeps your grass alive, but it also creates a great habitat and water resource for pests such as crickets and roaches. This, in turn, creates a bountiful hunting ground for bark scorpions looking for a ready meal.
The block wall fencing found in many Valley neighborhoods is a perfect place for bark scorpions to squeeze into and thrive. The smallest gaps or cracks allow them entry.
Bark scorpions will move through your backyard to the exterior walls of your home. There, they can squeeze into tight spaces to gain access. Typically, they move into gaps between your foundation and your walls, or in the gap between exterior doors and the floor.
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Spotting scorpions with a blacklight.
Thanks to a unique chemical found in their exoskeleton, bark scorpions glow bright when exposed to UV light. You can use a blacklight to spot any scorpions on the exterior of your home.
We’re a trusted pest control company.
KY-KO Pest Prevention provides reliable pest and scorpion control services to Phoenix residential and commercial properties.
Our trained and experienced technicians can take on any size of infestation and any pest. If you’re having trouble with an Arizona Bark Scorpion infestation and need scorpion extermination in Phoenix, give us a call today.
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Our personnel are certified by the state of Arizona, fully trained, and thoroughly background-checked prior to being hired.
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