Simple Scorpion Prevention Tips For Queen Creek Properties

Simple Scorpion Prevention Tips For Queen Creek Properties

Arizona residents know just how dangerous scorpions can be, and unfortunately for all of us, they are everywhere in the Sonoran Desert region. While typical American scorpions aren’t much to worry about, Arizona scorpions are a different kind of threat.

Despite how common they are, many are unaware of what draws them to a property. Keep reading to learn more about what attracts scorpions, the dangers of having them around your property, and tips for effective scorpion control.

Why Scorpions Invade Queen Creek Properties

Scorpions, like spiders, are carnivorous, meaning they are likely preying on other smaller insects on your property. Aside from having plenty of food for them, some other mistakes might be making your property a safe haven for them, such as providing rocks or decorations nearby for them to hide underneath.

The most important draw for scorpions, even more so than food and shelter, is water. Standing water, leaking pipes, or simply humid environments inside or outside of your property can be enough to attract them.

Finally, pests get into homes most often through cracks and holes in the property’s exterior. It is no different for scorpions. These openings could be in the foundation, around gas or water pipelines, between bricks, or where doors and windows don’t seal. Scorpions can fit through extremely narrow gaps and holes, so don’t underestimate the size of a crack as a potential entry point.

When you have them on your property, the first step to getting rid of scorpions is to control these three factors.

How Bad Is It To Have Scorpions On Your Queen Creek Property?

Most American scorpions are harmless, posing only the threat of a sting similar to a bee but nothing more significant. Arizona scorpions, however, can be a much bigger health and safety risk than that.

One of the most notoriously dangerous scorpions in the United States gets its namesake from its primary home: the Arizona Bark scorpion. One sting from this 3-4 inch, light brown variety can cause pain so severe that it feels like electric jolts for up to 72 hours. Loss of function in the affected limb and trouble breathing can also occur. Two deaths from the Arizona Bark Scorpion have been recorded.

The safety risks are the primary worry for property owners in Arizona. However, as scorpions are carnivorous, their presence may indicate a larger pest problem. Dangerous scorpions and your more harmless varieties rely on insects like flies, cockroaches, and spiders to live. If these other pests are in abundance on your property, you may have a true pest control emergency on your hands.

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Easy & Effective Scorpion Control Tips For Queen Creek Properties

For scorpions, and every other kind of pest, controlling access to food, water, and shelter is the easiest, most effective solution. To keep scorpions, and more importantly, their pest prey off of your property, try these tips:

  • Don’t decorate with rocks or rotting wood.
  • Maintain your property to be free of leaks and standing water.
  • Seal cracks and holes around the property’s exterior with silicone-based caulk.
  • Store food in glass or metal containers.
  • Take indoor trash out regularly. Seal both indoor and outdoor trash, and store outdoor trash far away from the exterior of your home.
  • Limit any sources of darkness or shade near the property.

While these scorpion control tips can be done by anyone, sometimes keeping them off your property can be harder than it should be. These tough, desert-dwelling arachnids can live for months without food, making it difficult to deter them by cutting off their food source. If you’re struggling to get on top of a scorpion problem, the best way to get rid of scorpions is with help from Quell Pest Control. 

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