If you’re not having success in getting rid of that scorpion in your home, it’s time to call a professional scorpion pest control Phoenix, AZ-based to handle all types of pests in your home for good.
Phoenix is the largest city in Arizona. It has a metropolitan culture and a population of more than one million. It houses the University of Arizona and other interesting places to see that include art galleries, museums, cultural centers, camping and hiking areas.
Summers in Phoenix are very warm and dry, and winters are temperate. July is the monsoon time, but rainfall is very scarce year-round. Phoenix is 118 miles southeast of Phoenix but is slightly cooler since it is at a higher elevation.
However, its pest problems are similar to those found in other places like Tucson, due to the desert terrain found in both cities.
Pests in Phoenix
Due to the desert terrain, Phoenix homes attract spiders, scorpions, pack rats, wasps, and termites.
There are about 30 species of scorpions found in the state. Scorpions are venomous and their stings are painful and can cause allergies. They hide under garden woodpiles and vases.
They also hide in dark home corners, under carpets, and in bathrooms. They prey on cockroaches, crickets and other home insects.
How Scorpions are Eliminated
- Professional pest control exterminators use ultraviolet light to detect scorpions and remove them by hand.
- The house must be rid of cockroaches, spiders and other insects that attract scorpions
- Inspect the house and seal areas where scorpions can enter
- Clean outdoor woodpiles and dusty indoor corners where scorpions hide
- Creating a regular follow-up plan
Store-bought Insecticide VS. Pest Control Company
Consumers are unaware of the chemical makeup of the pesticide(s) and usually, make their selection based upon the picture of the insect on the container. If the picture is that of the insect they see around their home.
The more menacing the insect, the higher the price for the product. Containers with scorpions are usually on the higher end of the price range and other pests on the lower end. Marketers know the more poisonous the insect, the more consumers will pay.
Marketers are aware of the liability that consumers use pesticides and, as a result, dilution rates are much lower.
The effectiveness of over-the-counter pesticides is greatly reduced with lower dilution rates. Unfortunately, the entire effectiveness of an OTC pesticide is lost when it dries, leaving a homeowner with no residual protection.
Homeowners are better served when they hire a professional pest control company. One that takes the time to thoroughly inspect your home identifying:
- Conditions conducive to insect populations
- Access points to your home
- All target species of insects
Correcting the first two is every bit as critical to targeting the species of insects to be treated. Combining these three steps will provide a successful service with long term protection and minimize unnecessary exposure to harsh chemicals.
Targeting the proper species of insect allows an experienced exterminator to select the right combination of pesticide and baits.
Olivia Wilson is a digital nomad and founder of Todays Past. She travels the world while freelancing & blogging. She has over 5 years of experience in the field with multiple awards. She enjoys pie, as should all right-thinking people.