Arizona bark scorpion

How to prevent bark scorpions in Arizona

If you’re an Arizona resident, you’re aware of the bark scorpion and you know that they can make their way into your home. If their appearance doesn’t make you uneasy, their notoriously painful sting will have you avoiding them at all costs.

Luckily, there are steps you can take to prevent bark scorpions from entering into your home. Below you will find preventative measures for bark scorpions so you’ll know what to do if you find one in your home. If you’ve seen bark scorpions at your property, call Western Exterminator at 888-444-6138 or reach out to us online to have the problem addressed.

Where are bark scorpions found in Arizona?

A bark scorpion male measures in at about 3 inches while the female bark scorpion measures in at about 2 inches. This means it’s important to make sure your home sealed and protected if you want to keep these guys out.

Did you know bark scorpions are the only climbing scorpions? In their natural habitat, you’re likely to find the bark scorpion in hot climates, hiding under rocks and in trees. In homes, you may find scorpions in:

  • Sinks
  • Cabinets
  • Drawers
  • Shoes
  • Closets

Bark scorpions are typically spotted on newly developed land and are common in mesquite, cottonwood and sycamore groves in river areas.

Arizona bark scorpion sting

The Arizona bark scorpion, or Centruroides sculpturatus, has a sting that could be fatal. If you are stung, it will likely hurt quite a bit. You may also experience numbness, dizziness, and trouble speaking, among other issues. If you are stung by the Arizona bark scorpion, get medical attention.

How do I prevent bark scorpions?

  • Seal cracks in your home’s foundation and keep entry points like doors and windows closed.
  • Keep the landscape around your home free of brush, firewood, and debris.
  • Remove standing water and fix leaks from pipes, humidifiers or air conditioners. Scorpions love to hide in warm, damp places.
  • Contract an exterminator if you find a scorpion. A professional exterminator can effectively remove and prevent bark scorpions from returning.

It’s important to note that the bark scorpion is a nocturnal creature, meaning they are most active at night. This is also when they hunt small to medium-sized animals like cockroaches, spiders and beetles.

Arizona bark scorpion control services

Early detection is one of the best ways you can stop a scorpion infestation in its tracks. If you suspect you have scorpions in your home or business, call Western Exterminator at 888-444-6138 or contact us online.

Mr. Little

He’s represented Western for nearly a century. But he’s no old fogey. Follow Mr. Little’s blog for pest tips and facts!

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