The Answers To Queen Creek's Most Commonly Asked Scorpion Questions

May 15, 2021

There are lots of questions that local homeowners have about their plaguing pests, and here in Queen Creek, some of the most common ones we get are about scorpions in the lawn or home.

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There are actually quite a few species of this mysterious arachnid here in Arizona, many of which can be found in dense backyards and wild spaces across the state. A few of the most notable varieties include:

  • Arizona bark scorpion 

  • Arizona giant hairy scorpion 

  • Arizona striped-trailed scorpion 

  • Yellow kind ground scorpion

While we can’t promise that we know everything, we do know a whole lot about the pests found down in Arizona. That’s why we’ve compiled these helpful FAQ's to answer some of Queen Creek’s most commonly asked scorpion questions.

What Are Scorpions?

Scorpions are predatory arachnids (in the spider family) that hunt for prey using the venomous stingers hinged over their backs.

Where Do Scorpions Live?

If you have ever flipped over a rock or walked through a backyard debris pile, chances are that you may have spotted a disturbed scorpion or two running for cover. These strange pests are attracted to quiet and dark spaces, which may be a problem for homeowners with pets and small children.

What Do Scorpions Eat?

Most scorpions thrive on large insects, small spiders, other scorpions, and various backyard arthropods. If large enough or hungry enough, scorpions will kill and eat mice, lizards, and snakes.

How Poisonous Is A Scorpion?

Here’s the good news first: most scorpions do not contain enough venom in their sting to significantly harm a human. However, there is at least one species in Queen Creek that can be deadly: the Arizona bark scorpion. If you have spotted any species of scorpion around your Arizona home, it will be imperative to get help quickly.

What Does A Scorpion Bite Look Like?

Scorpion bites usually appear and feel quite a lot like a bee sting. Individuals with allergies may experience swelling or difficulty breathing in response to a sting. Please seek medical attention immediately after a scorpion sting.

What Should You Do If You Encounter A Scorpion?

If you happen to run across a scorpion in your own backyard, the first step will be not to panic! Remember that the vast majority of scorpion stings cannot kill you, although they certainly will hurt. If possible, back away from the scorpion smoothly and without irritating the arachnid further. If you are able to, call your local branch of All Clear Pest Control for quick and painless remediation efforts that put you first.

What Do Scorpions Hate The Most?

There is a lot of misinformation about the kinds of substances that keep scorpions away.  However, there are some factors that scorpions hate more than most.  First, scorpions require water in order to survive, so dry places are not very hospitable to them. Second, scorpions enjoy hiding out in hot and warm areas, making colder winters almost intolerable to them. Finally (and perhaps most importantly), scorpions are unable to handle professional treatments applied by a discerning pest control company such as All Clear Pest Control. 

What’s The Best Way To Keep Scorpions Away? 

The safest most effective way to keep scorpions away from your yard is with professional assistance from All Clear Pest Control. As your local pest professional and scorpion expert, our team can quickly spring into action against your rising pest problems. We bring nothing but the best solutions to the table, controlling pests quickly, safely, and efficiently. 

Interested in having your home inspected for scorpion activity, or learning new ways to protect your home from potential scorpion problems? Reach out to the team at All Clear Pest Control right away. We’re looking forward to serving you! 

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