I’m not sure who came up with the saying that ‘the only good scorpion is a dead scorpion’, but my guess is that they were from Arizona! Scorpions by sheer design are not only menacing looking creatures, but are venomous by nature and can inflict potentially life-threatening stings to their prey.

That said, the mere thought of scorpions in or around your house and loved ones may be enough to want to send you screaming in the other direction, but the good news is this: Bug & Weed Mart can tell you exactly how to get rid of scorpions and to protect your home from these unsettling intruders. Our teams at each of our five locations are well-versed and knowledgeable in this type of pest prevention, and can help you to make your home more safe and secure.

With the upcoming changing of the seasons, take time to remove any debris from the exterior of your house that may be providing shelter for scorpions. A simple neglected flower bed or loose rocks alongside your house are encouragement enough to invite a scorpion to settle in. Start by removing any loose rocks, brick, or wood piles around your home that may have amassed over the summer months. Do a thorough walk around the exterior of your house and look to fill in any holes in your foundation or cracks in your walls that might provide an entrance into your home for these eight-legged creatures.

Next, focus your efforts inward and remove the clutter inside of your home as well. Be sure to break down and throw out any unused or partially filled boxes in your attic that may provide a cool, dry place for these arachnids to hide in or around by day. Also look to fix any interior structural defects that may allow the scorpions to come and go from your home in the evenings when they look to feed on their prey.

Since scorpions often feed on centipedes, birds, lizards, mice, and possum, you should also always be diligent about containing food of any kind both in your home and out. For example, keep pet food in air tight containers inside the home, and trash in closed, locking cans outside the home. By curbing an invitation to these other pests, you will reduce the potential for a scorpion to follow them to your home.

Lastly, Bug & Weed Mart offers a proven, successful dual prevention method to get rid of scorpions using a combination of well-developed sprays and granules. We aim to inform you about the strongest and safest prevention products available that will keep you and your family healthy as you protect your home from harmful scorpions. It is important to us to use green products that are organic and biodegradable whenever possible, because here at Bug & Weed Mart we believe you can be a steward to the environment while preventing harmful intruders from invading your home.

Check out our helpful demonstration videos to see how to apply granules work and how to get rid of scorpions »

Just because it’s cold outside you should not stop treating for pests. Remember they are hibernating now but will be out in full force when it warms up (and that is right around the corner). Make Januray your month to safe guard your home from unwanted pests, and please come see us at any of our five locations and tell us how we can help!