Fall is the Time to Be Extra Vigilant Against Scorpions
As the weather cools down, you may think that you don’t have to worry about pests anymore. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Some pests, like scorpions, are actually more active in cooler weather. This is particularly the case here in Arizona. That’s why it’s important to be extra vigilant in fall and take steps to prevent scorpions from getting into your home. Here’s what you need to know.
Arizona is home to multiple types of scorpions, with the most common being the Arizona stripetail and bark varieties. And while their stings are generally not overly threatening, it can certainly be a nuisance worth avoiding. Scorpions are most active at night when the temperature is cooler. They like to hide in dark, cool places during the day. That’s why they are often found in basements, crawl spaces, and other dark places in homes. Scorpions can also be found outdoors under rocks, logs, and debris.
Scorpions are attracted to homes for two reasons: food and shelter. In fall, it’s true that Arizona’s insect activity decreases as the weather gets colder. While is good for pest control overall, this also means that there is less food for scorpions. At the same time, homes provide shelter from the cold weather. So, if there are any openings into your home—such as cracks in the foundation or gaps around doors and windows—scorpions will take advantage of them to get inside. And once inside, they’ll begin searching for any food sources available.
Scorpions will hide in any dark, cool place they can find. They are often found in laundry rooms, bathrooms, closets, and storage areas. If you have a problem with scorpions in your home, seal up any cracks and gaps and make sure that all doors and windows fit snugly in their frames. Use an outdoor-friendly caulk to protect your home from these pesky critters. Remove any piles of debris and clutter where scorpions can hide during the day.
To summarize, scorpions become more active in cooler weather as they search for food and shelter from the cold. To prevent them from getting into your home, be sure to seal up any cracks or gaps around doors and windows and remove any debris or clutter where they can hide during the day. If you already have a problem with scorpions in your home, contact GreenShield Pest Control for help getting rid of them.
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