Scorpions are a problem for many individuals in the Phoenix, AZ area. These nuisances may reach 7 to 8 centimeters in length and are frightening to people who are scared of insects. Not to mention, scorpions can harm you and your family. Although only one type of scorpion found in Arizona is deadly, the stings hurt and could cause a serious reaction from the venom. At Wagner Pest Control, we provide one-time scorpion removal as well as routine scorpion prevention, and we stress the importance of starting the process during the cooler months. 

About Scorpions

Scorpions are classified as arachnids because they have eight legs. They have a segmented tail that often has a venomous stinger. Additionally, scorpions have what resembles a set of claws, known as a pedipalp. Some adult scorpions are as small as 9 millimeters. Once the temperatures start dropping, scorpions hibernate and nest. 

If you take the necessary precautions and hire a pest control company when scorpions are nesting, you can prevent them from reproducing in the spring. Additionally, if you have a routine service plan once these pests are eliminated, you can prevent them from coming back. 

Get Rid of Scorpions from Your Home

You can take certain steps to remove scorpions from your home, such as using an over-the-counter spray. Make sure you follow the instructions carefully to ensure the product works. You may also prevent scorpions from entering your home by removing debris, including leaves and woodpiles, from the sides of your home. 

Hinder scorpions from entering your home by filling in the holes in your foundation and caulking around your windows and doors. When you store pet food or any other food, always keep it in air-tight containers. This alleviates food sources for crickets, centipedes and other bugs that scorpions feed on. 

Hiring a Professional

Scorpion removal isn’t a matter to take into your own hands, especially since scorpions sting and emit venom. In many cases, especially if you have an infestation, it’s better to hire a professional who specializes in the removal of these pests.

At Wagner Pest Control, we offer a one-time-only scorpion removal service. With this option, a technician from our facility comes to your home and uses a commercial-strength insecticide to kill these annoyances. Your technician will know exactly what product to use and where to apply it for optimal results. Your tech will make sure the treatments used are safe for your children and pets. Your tech will treat both the outside and inside of your home and educate you on ways you can reduce scorpions around your home. We also offer two other plans in which we provide routine treatment to ward off scorpions from entering your home. 

Schedule an appointment for scorpion removal with Wagner Pest Control, serving Glendale, AZ and the general vicinity, by calling 623-466-6752.