Arizona is one of the top places in the country to see scorpions and more specifically bark scorpions. In the meantime, how can you identify what type of scorpion it is? What should you do if you see a scorpion in your home? Does pest control really take care of these guys? We will get into the specifics of what works and what doesn't when it comes to your scorpion problem.
How Dangerous is the Arizona Bark Scorpion?
At one point in time Bark Scorpions were thought of to be lethal to people of all ages, but with recent studies and tests, we have now been able to determine that Bark Scorpions are only lethal to infants, small pets, and the elderly. Bark Scorpions, live all year long, and are even able to survive in the cold winter months.
Bark Scorpions are the only scorpions that are able to colonize with other scorpions. In the winter time, Bark Scorpions actually gather in large groups to nest.
What Time of Day Will You See Scorpions?
Bark Scorpions are considered nocturnal which means they come out at night time. You won't see them too often during the day which means you can really keep an eye out when the sun sets and night time arrives. Here are some of the most common areas you can find Bark Scorpions-
Underneath large or small rocks.
In wood piles or near any piled shrubbery.
Bark Scorpions are very often found in between cracks of concrete.
You will also find them in between your blocks in your wall.
They love to eat cockroaches and crickets so anywhere they will be you can find a scorpion.
Here are some ways you can determine whether it is a Bark Scorpion.
Their body consists of two parts, a cephalothorax, and abdomen
The tail is actually a part of the abdomen. It has five segments each longer than the last; at the tip is the stinger
They have 8 jointed legs and a pair of pedipalps that are used for grasping prey and used to defend off predators.
Should I Be Worried If I See A Scorpion?
Scorpions don’t attack unless you’re about to step or they see you as a viable threat. They really like to preserve their venom only in times of need. That’s because it takes plenty of biological resources for a scorpion to produce venom. If a scorpion uses their venom on a person, it may not have enough to kill dinner that day.
All scorpions are not alike which means that if you see a Bark Scorpion just know it is much more dangerous than its family relatives. However, like all scorpions, it has the traditional scorpion build with two claws up front and a curled tail with a stinger in the back. It is generally a shy scorpion but will sting if bothered. If you are walking outside at night, carry a black light and they will shine like a neon sore thumb.
What To Do When You See A Scorpion
If you come across a live scorpion the best thing to do is NOT touch it or engage with it. Now if that is necessary the most common practice to trap it is using a glass cup and placing it over the scorpion. Then using some flat surface to lift the cup from the bottom. If you happen across more than one scorpion within any given amount of time, we highly recommend calling a licensed professional, like us. With our inspection and treatment we can guarantee that we will take care of any Scorpion issues you may have.
The most important aspect in taking care of your Scorpion problem is getting rid of their food source which is crickets, roaches, and beetles. By eliminating those sources you are now able to get rid of any scorpion problem you may have. We also utilize a delta dust with a pesticide that is catered to getting rid of scorpions inside and outside of your home. From scorpion pest control, Triton Pest Control has you covered in the entire Phoenix Valley. We service all areas of the Phoenix Valley including the West and East Valley cities. Just call us today for your scorpion treatment at (623) 745-3111 or book online.