Where Will You Find Scorpions?
Scorpions are opportunists when it comes to shelter. They will live anywhere where it is dark, cool, and moist. They like squeezing into places to hide, so you may find them climbing into your shoes, in a pair of gloves, amongst folded curtains, and especially near places that are moist like your flower gardens or anywhere where water drips and leaks. They will also seek out places where they can be safe AND well-fed. This makes your home’s walls especially vulnerable if you have other pest problems, such as crickets.
What Do Scorpions Feed On?
Scorpions survive on different types of bugs and, in some species, even small critters like mice. They can also feed on spiders, roaches, and other creepy crawlies, but they love crickets the most. One of the best ways to get rid of scorpions is to eliminate their food supply. When they go hungry, they will go away in pursuit of more hospitable places.
Where Do Scorpions Come From?
Most people in San Tan Valley, Arizona who have scorpion problems are seeing the Arizona Bark Scorpion. The Bark Scorpion, or centruroides sculpturatus, is native to Arizona and is classified as a venomous arachnid, a close relative of spiders. Bark Scorpions are nocturnal and use their venom to catch and kill food, as well as to defend themselves from predators.
How In The World Are They Getting In?
Scorpions have an amazing ability to flatten their bodies and squeeze through openings as small as 1/8th of an inch. Think of all the places around the exterior of your home that can have a gap that size leading into the interior of your house. That’s a lot of opportunity for a tiny venomous creature looking for food. This also happens to also be the way crickets get into a home. An excellent method of assessing your home’s vulnerability to these pests is to walk around the perimeter of the structure’s walls in search for these gaps. It’s surprising how many actually exist. You could try to fill each and everyone with fillers, screens, etc, but when it comes down to it.. if there’s food, they will find a way in.
What Are Scorpions Natural Predators?
Lizards will sometimes eat scorpions, but a healthy population of lizards will not control a scorpion population. Lizards prefer to eat bugs that don’t bite back. Scorpions’ natural predators are birds, cats, mice, rats, and you. It’s a tough world for scorpions; that’s why they are so hard to kill and so good at hiding.
Will Pest Control Services Kill My Scorpions?
Most people think of scorpion control as poisoning them, laying out irritating powders, black-light hunting, etc. These solutions may kill a few scorpions, but the only sure way to rid yourself of scorpions for good is to elliminate their current means of sustanence. Once you let up on the general pest control services, you can rest assured scorpions will find their way back to and inside of the structure.