Scorpions are a particular challenge here in Arizona, and if you live in Phoenix, you know all too well how invasive this pest can be. While scorpion stings are not typically fatal in adults, they are certainly painful, and as with all venomous encounters, one should seek medical attention if stung. Of particular concern in Arizona are bark scorpions (Centruroides exilicauda). These scorpions are the most dangerous species in the United States, and their stings can cause significant physical reactions, including muscle twitching, slurred speech, heart rate changes, and difficulty swallowing and breathing.
You can greatly reduce the chances of someone encountering a scorpion in your home by calling the experts at Moxie Pest Control. We’ll evaluate the extent of the scorpion problem and customize a treatment plan to protect your home from these unwelcome pests.
Moxie Pest Control is locally owned and operated in Phoenix, Arizona, and we have many years of experience dealing with the pests we face here in the valley. We know firsthand how to best combat scorpions and help people regain their peace of mind after encountering these intimidating pests. When treating homes for scorpions, we pay special attention to treating their sheltering areas, such as voids within walls, fences, and other small areas. The result is on-going protection in these areas and more, no matter the season.
Scorpion stings are painful and can cause redness, swelling, numbness, and burning at the sting site. Since bark scorpions, one of the most dangerous scorpions found in the United States, are common in Arizona, it’s best to do all you can to prevent these pests from making your house their home. We understand that encountering just one of these pests is very unsettling. That’s why we offer year-round protection from these pests. Rest easy knowing your home is protected and that their sheltering areas have been treated.
Our field experts use a variety of professional-grade treatments to eliminate scorpions. When it comes to getting rid of scorpions, however, it’s also important to treat potential nests and the entry points scorpions use to get inside. This part of the treatment is crucial in preventing scorpions from returning.
Common entry points for scorpions include worn weather stripping around doors, damaged stucco, and landscaping that overhangs the roofline. Addressing these and other conditions around your home or office will make it difficult for scorpions and other pests to enter your home.
As predators, scorpions are drawn to places with plentiful food sources and good hunting grounds. Their favorite foods include crickets, cockroaches, and spiders, so an abundance of these pests can attract scorpions. And if you have attractive nesting sites in your home, such as overgrown landscaping, piles of wood, and other debris, your chances of encountering scorpions increase. Your Moxie field expert can help you identify these possible locations, and our general pest control package treats not only scorpions, but also the insects and arachnids on which they feed.
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