Don’t Know Where to Start?
Don’t start where you “think” the problem is. Start where you least want to find a scorpion. It is very common to inadvertently flush scorpions or reroute pheromone trails from one area to another less desirable area (e.g. from garage to bedroom; from floor to ceiling; from backyard block wall to house). Bark Scorpion Control plans should start from the inside of the home, working out (one Poison Control study found that 30% of scorpion stings happen in the bedroom). The focus should then be from the perimeter of the home to the perimeter of the property. Pest Control with insecticides, should NOT be the first step even if the home has been sitting vacant.
Bark Scorpions do not nest or colonize so there is no source in the house or property to eliminate with insecticides. Scorpions are not a property problem, but a problem of the neighborhood or surrounding areas. Healthy Bark Scorpions are pheromone driven, migratory, elusive, energy-minimalists and keep themselves well protected. This allows them to live and travel around for many years and are very difficult to control compared to many insects and other arachnids. Scorpion pheromones help explain why residents see scorpions in the same general area of their home or property over and over again. It also explains why some homes in the neighborhood seem to be plagued by scorpions and others rarely or never see them.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies, especially for the scorpion species Centuroide sculpturatus and Centuroide exilicauda a.k.a. Arizona Bark Scorpion is essential for optimal results. IPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to scorpion and pest control that relies on common-sense practices and a good understanding of scorpion behaviors and how they relate to our urban environment, seasonal changes and pest control methods.
Effective and long term scorpion control is not a matter of just spraying insecticides or partially sealing a home. Often, sporadic or non-comprehensive services don’t work for scorpions. If they do, there wasn’t much of a scorpion problem or path to begin with. Sometimes it could also be other unrealized factors at play.
Scorpion control should begin with protecting the home with weatherization and sealing from the inside-out, followed by property maintenance and specific pest control strategies. However, with the EPA banning of organophosphates and today’s insecticides being more environmentally friendly, a focus on killing some individual creatures is often a never-ending battle.
For more specific information how to get and keep scorpions out of your Arizona home, please contact us for a quote, for scorpion home sealing financing options available, suggestions, or just to be pointed in the right direction.
Scorpion Home Sealing
Before deciding what to do about your scorpion problem, you may have some questions for the scorpion prevention experts at Seal Out Scorpions. Scorpion sealing for residents is very safe and non-poisonous. As we are not an extermination company, we do not use poinsons or insecticides to solve your scorpion problem. As an added benefit, we do not alter the effectiveness of the functioning or health of your home. Ventilation systems designed to expel fumes and gases will remain unobstructed, and we won’t seal or blog weep holes designed to allow moisture to weep from the home.
The house must be allowed to “breathe”, so we do not seal it air tight. In addition to all of these mechanical factors, we will do nothing to negatively affect the look and feel of your home. Our seals are invisible. Talk with your scorpion sealing expert at Seal Out Scorpions to learn about the care and maintenance required for weather stripping and exterior seals.
Scorpion Control Plans
Seal Out Scorpions is proud to offer effective and comprehensive scorpion control plans for both commercial and residential properties throughout the Valley. We could never hope to be able to kill of each individual scorpion in your home, but we can provide you with the protection you need to feel safe and secure from these unsightly beasts. Our Scorpion Control plan consists of the following major components to keep your home safe:
properties from the inside out with the focus of interior seals protecting the home.
maintenance and awareness
BLACK LIGHT SEARCHES
outside during specific seasons and moon phases
non-poisonous organic sprays that repel from treated areas
with very specific products, methods and timing
Seal Out Scorpions is proud to serve the entire Valley, providing safe and efficient scorpion sealing for homeowners and business owners alike. Enlist the help of our scorpion removal technicians to start your journey to a scorpion free home, today.
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