There are more than 30 species of scorpions in Arizona, but only the bark scorpion’s sting is life threatening. It will sting defensively. Inside a house, they can be found in sinks or bathtubs, in dark closet corners, climbing walls or on the ceiling. Outside, they are commonly found in wood or brick piles.
Scorpions love places to hide, so if you find them in your yard, it is best to remove all items lying next to the soil. Landscaping items such as stacked railroad ties or flagstone provide shelter for both scorpions and the insects that they eat. Edging materials without cracks reduces their number of hiding places, as does the elimination of ground cover like ivy. Sealing all cracks in the exterior of your house will prevent them from getting inside. Scorpions will glow under a UV light at night (like the display on a digital clock), so you can use a UV blacklight at night to find them.
Alpha Pest Control is experienced in dealing with all sorts of scorpion problems, and are ready to help you reclaim your space using proven techniques. We provide pest control services in Tempe, Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Laveen, Mesa, Phoenix and Scottsdale.