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The Bark Scorpion: What Is It, and How To Eliminate Them

The quickest and easiest way to remove bark scorpions is to call your best scorpion pest control Phoenix services who will examine your property for problem areas and apply a generous dose of poison. There are small and simple things you can do, however, which will greatly decrease the presence of scorpions in the home.

The bark scorpion is probably the most feared pest in Arizona and is one of the biggest reasons people call a scorpion pest control company. And rightly so since the Arizona Bark Scorpion is the most venomous scorpion in the United States.

The bark scorpion (and all others) is nocturnal which means that it hunts at night. It most commonly dines on insects such as crickets, spiders, centipedes, and even other scorpions.

Bark scorpions are eaten by a wide variety of animals such as birds, reptiles, and other invertebrates.

Some examples include spiders, snakes, peccaries, rodents, and other scorpions.

The bark scorpion can be found in many places due to its ability to climb. It can be found not only under rocks, bushes or in rock crevices, but also in trees or high on rock walls.

They are also commonly found inside of people’s homes trapped in sinks or bathtubs, climbing walls, or in a dark closet.

They are often found in shoes or clothes, therefore, making it a must to thoroughly shake out your shoes or pants before donning them…unless you want to suffer from a terrible, painful sting.

The scorpion appears to be able to control the flow of the venom when it does sting, and since this is such a precious commodity the scorpion is not anxious to use it all up unnecessarily and need to produce a new supply. Sometimes a scorpion will even deliver a “dry” sting meaning it doesn’t inject any venom at all and is only serving up a warning.

Clean up the Yard

The trick is to remove anything that provides a comfy place for scorpions to relax. Brush piles, woodpiles, large rocks, logs, and even children’s toys are places under which scorpions will take refuge, reproduce, and prepare to invade your home. Next, move to adjust the landscaping. Woodchips, bark, and loose soil are easy locations for scorpions to burrow under.

Repair the Outer Structure of your Home

Like anything, scorpions follow the path of least resistance. Remove this option by filling cracks and crevices in your home’s foundation and outer structure. Keep your eyes open for particularly small cracks as scorpions can easily squeeze through. Look near outdoor water faucets, areas where cables enter the home, and the air conditioner with its accompanying hoses and wires that enter the home. The slightest crack associated with any of these areas is a perfect front door for scorpions.

Fortify the Inside

Much like entering the walls of the home through cracks and crevices, scorpions will move from the walls to the kitchen floor through cracks within the home. Use a standard calk gun to fill cracks near water faucets, switches, fixtures and ceiling fans.

Additionally, cut-off the food and water supply by fixing leaks, removing crumbs, and leaving pet dishes empty at night. Be sure to keep the home tidy. Pick up wet towels, newspapers, and laundry, as scorpions will use these items like a cover.

After taking some precautions, it’s not a bad idea to call in your best scorpion pest control Phoenix services to put on the finishing touches with poison.

 

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