What To Do About A Scorpion Infestation Around Your Queen Creek Home

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People are moving into our little corner of the world because Queen Creek is a great place to live and raise a family. We get to enjoy hiking and riding horses on the trails in the foothills of the San Tan Mountain Regional Park and the Sonoran Desert. We can enjoy country living with easy access to nearby Phoenix. 

It is charming to live in Queen Creek, but we have a pest that can be a drawback if not dealt with correctly. Queen Creek is home to arachnids that strike terror in the heart of many people: scorpions. If scorpions are on your Queen Creek property, or you have seen them in your home, you need the Queen Creek pest control team from Quell Pest Control. We will eliminate scorpions from your home in an environmentally-friendly way that protects your family and pets. 

How To Tell If You Have A Scorpion Problem

Scorpions prefer to live outside, so if you have scorpions in your home, you have a problem. The following attracts scorpions in Arizona to your property and house:

  • Moisture: Shaded, damp sites with dense vegetation or leaf piles retain water and attract scorpions. Ditches or low-lying locations with poor drainage are magnets for scorpions. Inside the home, scorpions gravitate to leaky pipes in basements, crawlspaces, or attics, and they are around drains found in the kitchen or bathrooms. 
  • Food: Unlike cockroaches who are attracted to garbage, scorpions eat mice, centipedes, spiders, lizards, and other scorpions. 
  • Shelter: The loose bark of citrus trees provide housing for scorpions. Scorpions return to previously inhabited locations. If you own a new home, it is possible that scorpions lived on the same land and have returned to their former home now that construction is over. 

If these things characterize your property, take steps to eliminate scorpions at your Queen Creek home.

The Issues Scorpions Around Your Home Can Create

Safety for family members and pets is a big concern when you have scorpions around your home. Of the 1,200 scorpion species worldwide, 40 to 60 types of scorpions are in Arizona. The species of concern in Arizona is the Arizona bark scorpion. A bite from one of these scorpions can cause vomiting, convulsions, slurred speech, abdominal pain, and cramps; these symptoms may last up to three days. In rare instances, the venom from the Arizona bark scorpion can cause death due to severe anaphylactic shock. 

Safety issues can arise because Arizona scorpions hide in towels, bedding, shoes, and clothing stored in boxes. Naturally, scorpions want to run from humans, but if threatened, they will sting. When you innocently put on clothing or get folded bedding out of the closet with a scorpion inside, it may bite you because it felt threatened. Because scorpions stay around bathroom drains, tubs and sinks, they can be a safety hazard for children and pets. 

Why It Is So Difficult To Get Rid Of Scorpions On Your Own

Scorpions are difficult to eliminate because they hunt during the night and what you see during the day is unlikely the only scorpion in your house. If you don't destroy the nest with the eggs, you will continue to have scorpions. 

Using a store-bought pesticide to kill scorpions is not usually effective because of how scorpions travel. Scorpions travel on their toes, so they won't likely get enough pesticide on them to do damage. 

The best way to kill scorpions is to use Quell Pest Control. Because we understand the patterns and habits of scorpions, we can stop them from the point of origin.  

The Trick To Getting Rid Of A Scorpion Infestation

To get rid of scorpions, remove attractions to your Queen Creek home by eliminating debris in the yard, trimming bushes and trees, and providing proper drainage to ditches and low-lying areas. Inside the house, remove unused cardboard boxes, close trash containers, dehumidify the crawlspace and basement, and repair any leaky pipes. 

Combining these steps with the team from Quell Pest Control will ensure a scorpion-free home. Contact us today and let us get rid of scorpions on your property.