Living in Arizona means you undoubtedly have experienced many sightings of scorpions. These creatures are common in the state and can infiltrate homes with ease. While some scorpions are harmless, others can pose a severe threat to people and pets. Thankfully, you’ve got Wagner Pest Solutions here to help you identify a scorpion infestation.

How to Identify a Scorpion Infestation

Spotting Scorpions

The first and most obvious sign that you may have a scorpion infestation is by spotting one in your home. Scorpions love dark and damp places, and they often hide during the day and come out at night. You may find them in closets, laundry rooms, bathrooms, and garages. A black-light flashlight can help you spot them. They will glow under ultraviolet light. If you see one scorpion, there may be more hiding.

Shed Exoskeletons

Scorpions shed their exoskeletons as they grow. These dried-out shells can be found in areas where scorpions have been active. They are typically found in small piles under furniture, behind appliances, or in corners of rooms. The presence of these shells may signal a higher number of scorpions living in the house.


Scorpions leave droppings in the areas where they hang out during the day. These small, round, and black droppings can be found in places such as attics, basements, and crawl spaces. If you see these droppings, it could be evidence of a scorpion infestation.

Nocturnal Activity

Scorpions are nocturnal creatures, meaning they are most active at night. If you see them frequently at night, it could be a sign of an infestation. You may also hear them moving around in your home as they search for food or mates. Be alert if you see or hear anything unusual during the nighttime hours.

Take Swift Action against Scorpions

If you think you have a scorpion infestation in your home, the best thing you can do is contact a professional pest control company like Wagner Pest Solutions! Our team knows just how to handle these pests and others, including birds, mosquitos, and spiders. So, at the first sign of pests, be sure to give our Glendale, AZ, team a call at (623) 466-6752 or request your service online.