Scared to Live in Your Home?
We don’t tolerate scorpions in our homes, and neither should you. While effective scorpion control can be difficult, there are solutions if a comprehensive approach is taken.
Some people are very tolerant of scorpions, but many find it anywhere from concerning to terrifying to find them in the house and living with a constant fear of being stung. This is especially true of the Arizona Bark Scorpion, a Centruroide species from the Buthidae family. Most scorpions around the world with venom that is potentially deadly to humans comes from the Buthaidae, and the Arizona Bark Scorpion that plagues homes is one of them.
Scorpions have an evolutionary history of 430 million years and are fierce, predatory arthropods. The bark scorpion species are resilient creatures that are very avid climbers and capable of flattening themselves to squeeze through the smallest and most unlikely of openings inside the home. In Spring, Summer and Fall they are most commonly found in the night hours, early mornings, after storms or after spraying insecticides. When found in the home, they are typically sickly, distressed and at higher risk of stinging us; unlike a healthy scorpion that will keep itself well protected from contact or sight.
Scorpions can be found anywhere inside the home, upstairs or downstairs and in any household items including furniture, beds, cribs, shoes and clothing. They can fall from the fresh air fans, duct work or other ceiling components. It is very common to find them around water sources such as animal dishes, dishwashers, washing machine or trapped in a tub, shower or sink. They do not come from the drains or sewers but crawl or get carried to these areas.
The Banner Poison and Drug Information Center conducted a study of sting victims and found the following:
- 60% stung on hand or bare foot
- 33% stung in bed
- 24% stung in living room
- 6% stung in bathroom
Scorpion populations in the Southwest are increasing every year for a number of reasons, and the increase is expected to continue. As scorpion populations in Scottsdale increase, so do the sting incidents and reports to Poison Control. If stung, your local Poison Center can be reached at 1-800-222-1222.
- Mild to Intense Pain
- Numbness and Tingling
- Slight Swelling
- Muscle Twitching or Thrashing
- Unusual Head, Neck and Eye Movement
- Drooling, Sweating, and/or Vomiting
- High or Low Blood Pressure
- Accelerated Heart Rate
- Restlessness or Excitability or Inconsolable Crying (in babies and children)
- Respiratory Problems with Possible Respiratory Arrest
If stung, most people do not require the anti-venom and will be fine once the symptoms subside. However, for severe cases, the scorpion anti-venom AnaScorp is available. It’s wise to know the hospitals in which this treatment is available prior to a sting incident. Because of the expensive cost of AnaScorp, it may not be available at all Emergency Rooms.
For specific information how to get and keep scorpions out of your home, please contact us for a quote, suggestions or just to be pointed in the right direction whether using our services or not.
Tempe Scorpion Company Near Me
Using regular pest control companies to make sure your home is safe from scorpions never truly works as effectively as it should. They use “cure-all” pest control methods that don’t usually apply to scorpions specifically. You need a Tempe scorpion control company near you that can effectively treat and seal your home to keep the scorpions out.
Tempe Scorpion Removal Services
Finding a scorpion on your home is never something that we expect. But living in certain areas around the Valley can sometimes make your home more susceptible to scorpions than others. For scorpion removal services in Tempe, trust the scorpion sealing technicians at Seal Out Scorpions to make your home scorpion free.
Tempe Scorpion Control Experts
At Seal Out Scorpions, we have scorpion sealing professionals who are expertly trained to make sure each and every possible entry point is eliminated so that scorpions have no way of entering your home. Scorpions require special treatment, as they are different than your standard pests. At Seal Out Scorpions, we specialize in scorpion removal and sealing, giving you the most effective scorpion control in Tempe.
When you need help dealing with the scorpions in your home, contact the professional scorpion sealing technicians at Seal Out Scorpions. We are qualified to seal the scorpions from your home and ensure that they don’t find a way in where they are unwanted. For effective Tempe scorpion control, contact Seal Out Scorpions, today.
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