Can Pest Control Get Rid of Scorpions
Can pest control get rid of scorpions? Simple answer is yes, but its more complicated than that. First step is proper identification. Different scorpions can behave differently which makes the treatment plan vary. Second step is inspection. Go out in your yard and take a black light and inspect bushes, block wall, up against the house, under anything in the yard that could cover up an Arizona bark scorpion. The more thorough the inspection the better it is to get them under control. Don’t forget to check the garage and shoes as bark scorpions love to hide in those areas also. This is not a one and done for both identification, inspection, and treatment. Scorpions move and are always on the lookout for a new home. Scorpions don’t leave droppings, symbols, or directions to where they hide or live that is why you might have to inspect regularly. Therefore, the communication between the customer and the pest control technician is vital. We need feedback as the frequency of how many you have seen, where you see them and are they active during the day or nighttime?
We always get asked does our neighborhood have scorpions? From Anthem to Arcadia, Scottsdale to Surprise, Paradise Valley to Peoria and everywhere in between the answer is YES!! I can tell you countless stories of customers calling us saying we have lived here for 3,5,7 years or even one customer of ours who grew up in the home and for 60 years had no scorpions and now the neighborhood is infested with them.
The process of getting rid of Arizona bark scorpions:
First you must think like a scorpion, go out in your yard, and look for areas to hide and clean those up. Yard debris, piles of wood or firewood can hide scorpions. Second seal up every crack or entry point into the home. I prefer caulking. Look under the house (you must get on your stomach to see what scorpions see), look around garage door frame, hose bibs, bird block, doors, and windows.
As for the treatment, our first step is dusting. While some companies use chemical dust, we prefer to go with more of a green method and use a product that has a longer breakdown life called Diatomaceous earth. This is my personal favorite product because it has so many uses and can be applied in many different places. You can dust bushes, trees, water box, valve box, block wall, voids in the house, you name it and odds are you can dust it with D/E. Second step we do which is going above and beyond is, granulate. The goal here is to kill the bark scorpion’s food source. Be very careful when you use this stuff and only apply on soil or rocky area do not use on concrete or other hard surfaces (read label). Then the third and final step is liquid. There are many different choices out there but read the label because usually scorpion application rate is at a higher rate than a typical bug. Always treat the foundation and block wall of a property and then other areas the label allows you to treat (each label has different areas allowed to treat, please follow the label correctly). If you keep up on these 3 steps consistently you will have less encounters with scorpions in your yard and your house.