Summer in Arizona is in full swing, and the risk of a scorpion infestation goes up with the temperature. Chances are, if you live in Arizona, you know at least one person who has seen a scorpion face to face, and you know it’s not a fun experience! Scorpions are a scary problem to have, due to the venomous stings they can inflict on you, your family or your pet. The good news is they only tend to sting when they are disturbed. The bad news is these creatures are translucent and hard to spot if you’re not looking for them. If you’re worried that you might have a scorpion infestation, here are a few signs you might be right!
- Your Yard Has Shade. Scorpions may live in warm climates, but they are actually a nocturnal creature. When they have the chance, they tend to seek out cool and shady areas in which to dwell. If your Arizona home has plenty of shady spots to hide, you’ll want to keep an eye out for these creatures.
- You Have Citrus Trees. There are many types of scorpions in Arizona, but one of the most common is the bark scorpion. This species likes dark and wet environments and tend to be found in orchards or citrus trees. Be very careful if you have a citrus tree in the vicinity of your home, it might be home to a few bark scorpions.
- You have Seen a Scorpion Already. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire! If you’ve seen a scorpion around your home, chances are there is more than one. They are naturally territorial creatures who tend to settle in once they have found a good place to stay. If they are comfortable in their surroundings, it takes a lot for them to leave.
- You Live in a Warm Climate. You might find this obvious, but just in case you were unaware, scorpions thrive in warm climates. They are commonly seen in California, New Mexico, Texas and, of course, Arizona.
- You’ve Noticed an Increase in Smaller Insects. If you’ve been seeing more crickets and cockroaches in your home, you might shortly notice that scorpions have invaded as well. Scorpions go where the food goes, and if your home has a wealth of smaller insects for them to prey on, they won’t ignore such a great food source.
If you have a scorpion problem, it’s time to call us! These are not pests that you should ignore because they are dangerous creatures, particularly to children or pets! If you’re concerned about a scorpion problem, give us a call at 520-393-3352! GreenShield Pest Control’s team has the perfect strategy to clear out the pests and make your home safe again.