Record heat in the Valley of the Sun is pushing scorpions out of their favorite hiding places in search of food and moisture. Scorpions are cold-blooded; so a scorpion’s body temperature is the same temperature as the environment it lives in. The outside temperature is the single most important environmental factor of a scorpion’s behavior, distribution, reproduction and development. Another important factor is the amount of moisture found in a scorpion’s environment; moisture influences a scorpion’s metabolism and food supply. Just like a scorpion, insects also need moisture to survive. As the summer heat dries up the moisture in the insect’s favorite hiding places, the insects begin their search for water. Scorpions, too, begin to search for moisture and because they are hunters, they also begin to search for insects; which have began to migrate to environments with more moisture. A favorite hiding place for bugs and scorpions is in the moisture found in the beautiful grass and shrubs surrounding your home. Even though the desert is parched from the summer’s heat, your landscaping is a haven of shelter, heat and moisture; three of the most important factors for an insect’s survival.
If you have encountered scorpions before, you have likely heard that a scorpion can fit through a gap the size of a credit card. Scorpions are constantly on the hunt for insects and often find their way into a home in its continued search for food and moisture. Its no wonder that scorpions are running into humans at an alarming rate and according to the Banner Poison Control Center, scorpion stings are on the rise. In fact, in the past 24 hours or more, the Banner Poison Control Center received over 70 reports of scorpion stings.
“A recent study by the Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center showed that 33 percent of scorpion sting victims were stung in the bedroom with 24 percent being stung in the living room and only 6 percent in the bathroom. The study also showed most people, 60 percent, were stung on the hand or bare foot.” read more…
If you are stung by a scorpion, contact Poison Control immediately at 1-800-222-1222.
Parents discuss their concerns about when they found a scorpion in their home with a Bulwark Exterminating specialist. Afraid for the safety of their baby, they decide that they should take action against scorpions, and called Bulwark Exterminating to provide pest control services, and safety for their little child.
We currently have services with another pest control company, but we are not very satisfied with the results. I am interested in getting rid of earwigs and spiders in our home. We also have scorpions outside and sometimes they have made their way inside the house. We have dogs and cats so we are very concern with the product that you use. Please provide me with a quote and services that you provide along with info on the pet friend products that you use. Treesa, PHX 85233
Tereesa, you have every right to be concerned about your dogs and cats and their health and safety. We have a solution that will fit all of you needs, and best yet, Get Rid of Scorpions!
Here are a few more recent requests for scorpion control in the valley.
Just moved in to a new house at **** Dunbar Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85042. Wondering what it would cost to get an initial service done — the house has been empty for a while so there are quite a few bugs, spiders, and I saw one scorpion in the house already. Thanks, Aaron W. – Phoenix 85042
I’d like to make an appointment for a free estimate on pest control treatment for our new house. It’s currently vacant, as we haven’t moved in yet. We’ve noticed scorpions, spiders, ants and mud wasp nests outside the house and in the yard. We’ve had a couple of scorpions in a bedroom and ants in the garage. Sofrema M.
AJ the Scorpion Guru was telling me about this the other day and I didn’t believe him. In fact, he said that someone had called to find out the going price for a gallon of scorpion venom. I laughed until he explained that medical facilities are purchasing scorpion venom.
“So you are telling me I should be keeping my scorpions? and not killing them?”
“No,” AJ replied, “unfortunately Arizona Bark Scorpions do not carry the venom they are looking for.”