To know that you are dealing with a scorpion infestation on your hands, you should be able to recognize them. At My Bug Guy Pest Solutions, we can help you understand and recognize common scorpion features so that you can act immediately if you discover them on your property.

How to Recognize Scorpions?

Recognizing scorpions and knowing how they live is crucial for protecting your home from a possible pest problem. Most scorpions usually have eight legs and two pinchers. Their bodies are thin and they have a tail that is curved up over their bodies. They can grow up to 8 inches in size while their color is mostly light brown. Some species can be black, blue, or red.

Not being fond of heat and warm weather, scorpions usually hide underground making it harder to discover them. They spend most of their days under rocks, cracks, boards or rubbish. They are seeking shelter and water, so that’s the reason why they enter houses once the temperatures rise. In the extremely hot weather, you can often see them in lower levels of your home, sometimes even in the bathtub or sink.

There are only a few scorpion species that are extremely poisonous, but the ones that appear in homes usually aren’t. However, you should always be cautious and treat all scorpions as a threat. The scorpion’s sting is the most dangerous for older adults, smaller children, and pets. It’s recommended that you immediately seek professional medical help if you notice any unusual symptoms after a scorpion sting.

How to Exterminate Scorpions?

The state of Arizona is famous for the Arizona Bark Scorpion, one of the most poisonous scorpions in this part of the USA. As an experienced exterminator company, My Bug Guy Pest Solutions is skilled in recognizing and controlling a scorpion infestation. Our scorpion pest control approach is customized to meet your needs and ensure your property is scorpion-free as soon as possible.

After arriving at the property, our team of experts will evaluate the situation and take the necessary steps to exterminate scorpions found on the premises. We guarantee that all our exterminating methods are safe for you and your family members while efficiently attacking the root of the problem. If you want to know more about what pest control services we offer and how we can help you, feel free to contact us today!

What Can Cause Scorpion

Fighting against an infestation of scorpions is a challenging task, even for the most experienced professionals. While scorpions generally shy away from people and are typically active during the night, they can sting if provoked. To make matters worse, Phoenix, AZ is home to one of the most poisonous scorpion species in North America – the bark scorpion. This is why it’s essential to prevent an infestation by looking into the leading causes of scorpion reoccurrence.

The main causes include:

New Landscape

Making landscape changes is one of the vectors for scorpion reoccurrence, mainly because it offers them an opportunity to find a new home and a new hiding place. Furthermore, a new landscape means there will be new insects, spiders, and centipedes, all of which are the primary source of food for scorpions.

Breeding Season

Scorpion mating season in Arizona starts in late spring and lasts through summer and early fall. The gestation period lasts several months, and litter sizes range from 20 up to 100 scorplings. Since only a few scorpions can give birth to several hundred, the end of the breeding season will result in significantly increased numbers of scorpions.

Neighbors Doing New Landscaping

As mentioned, new landscaping is an excellent opportunity for scorpions to find a new home and a new source of food. The fact that it’s happening in your neighbor’s yard rather than yours doesn’t affect the potential for recurrent infestation of these pests in your yard or home.

Heavy Rainfall

Scorpions love high humidity, and they will take any opportunity to find a humid, secluded place to rest. Since there are only 33 rainy days annually in Phoenix, any amount of rain will make scorpions thrive, consequently causing a potential reoccurrence in your yard or house.

Digging in Soil or Soil Disturbances

Some species of scorpions live in burrows which they dig to a depth where temperature and moisture are at comfortable levels. Digging through soil can disturb them and force them to change their habitat, potentially moving closer to your house by creating new habitat in your yard.

If you have a problem with scorpion reoccurrence and are looking for a reputable company to take care of this issue, give us a call!


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