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In some ways scorpions are similar to spiders. They have a reputation for being deadly and for hunting humans, but that’s not the case. Most scorpions prefer to hide, and are generally quite shy. They tend to sting when threatened, but they don’t go human-hunting and their stings are very rarely deadly to people.
That’s not to say that scorpion stings are not painful. They are and people with sensitive immune systems, known allergies to other stinging pests, or with heart problems can have serious health risks with scorpion stings. That’s why effective scorpion pest control and scorpion removal should be handled by trained professionals.
Western Exterminator scorpion control experts are trained to find where scorpions are hiding and effectively remove them. We know how to get rid of scorpions from your home and buildings. Since scorpions are nocturnal, you might have trouble finding them during the day, but they like to hide in small cracks and crevices, wood piles, piles of rocks and sometimes your shoes.
Schedule an online appointment or call 800-937-8398 to speak with a Western Exterminator scorpion expert from your local service center and learn how you can protect your property from these pinching pests.
Did you know that looking at a scorpion is like looking at a dinosaur? In fact, there are fossil records showing that scorpions have been around as long as 430 million years! They have stayed similar as they are now, which means they are very hardy insects and hard to kill. It’s yet another reason if you think your home has a problem with scorpions it’s better to call in the experts than try to deal with it yourself.
Generally speaking scorpions sting as a last resort. Even when hunting they prefer to use their pincers to tear the prey apart than sting. However, humans who try to handle or reach for scorpions are liable to find themselves with a painful surprise.
Some important statistics about scorpion stings include:
According to the VIPER Institute at the University of Arizona, more than 8,000 cases of scorpion stings are reported in Arizona every year.
Scorpion stings can result in nerve poisoning which requires immediate medical attention.
There are 70 species of scorpion in the United States, but most of them are not considered deadly to humans. The species you are more likely to find in California or Arizona include:
Arizona hairy scorpion - yellowish in color with black markings on its back. Found in Arizona and Southern California, this scorpion will sting and inject venom, but the venom is not considered dangerous to humans.
Bark scorpion - a small yellowish scorpion found on trees and in states like Southern California and New Mexico, but most plentiful in Arizona. The bark scorpion is the most venomous in North America and its venom is considered potentially very dangerous to humans.
Stripe-tailed scorpion - brown body and darker brown stripes on the upper body. Also prominent in Southern California and Arizona. Like most scorpions, they are venomous, but it is not considered deadly to people.
When it comes to scorpions, you want the experts in scorpion control and scorpion removal that can do the job right. We have the right equipment, training and experience here at Western Exterminator to find where scorpions are hiding and recommend the most effective treatment to rid your home and property of scorpions.
Given the warm climate in the Western Exterminator coverage areas, there is not a time when scorpions are not active. We have just the right weather system here to make scorpions a constant threat. That’s why part of our service is scorpion prevention where we find the access points for the arthropods and help you remove areas where they might like to hide and seal up places that allow them to get into your home. We offer a Scorpion Lockout Service that stop them from setting up their homes in yours.
At Western Exterminator Company has been striving for complete customer satisfaction and pest removal from your property. Discover the peace of mind only Western can provide. Schedule a technician visit online or call us today at 800-937-8398.
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