The Scoop on Scorpions: How to Get Rid of Scorpions
Although scorpions can produce hundreds of offspring (called scorplings), go six months without food and live up to ten years years, they are not difficult to kill or control. The Bark Scorpion is one of the most common pests here in Arizona. Scorpions love hiding under river rock, gravel, tree bark, woodpiles, and in block fences and attics.
Many pest control companies say they can only take away scorpions’ food source (like crickets and spiders), leading to fewer scorpions. We say that you can get rid of scorpions forever!
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- Pay attention to cracks and crevices; scorpions can get into tiny cracks in the foundation of your house, so be sure to treat those areas.
- Use an insecticide dust or aerosol spray to reach into those hard to reach areas where scorpions are hiding.
- A black light will help you find out where scorpions are hiding so you can get rid of them.
- Place glue traps both in and around your home to let you know what pests might be crawling around.
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More About Scorpions
Scorpions’ prey are usually insects, although the larger kinds have been known to kill small lizards and mice. All species of scorpions possess venom and use it to kill or paralyze their prey so that it can be eaten.
Scorpions have eight legs and are easily recognized by the pair of grasping claws and the narrow, segmented tail, carried in a characteristic forward curve over the back, ending with a venomous stinger. Though the scorpion has a fearsome reputation as venomous, only 25 species have venom capable of killing a human being. The Bark Scorpion in Arizona is very common and its sting can be fatal.
Scorpions prefer to live in areas where the temperatures range from 68°F to 99°F, but survive freezing temperatures and the desert heat. They are nocturnal, coming out at night to hunt and feed. The gestation period can be from 3 to 8 months and they are born alive. There may be anywhere from 1 to 100 scorplings born at a time and the lifespan for a scorpion in the wild is up to 10 years.