Expert Scorpion Control For San Tan Valley & Queen Creek Homeowners
Scorpions are one of the most famous pests of the American Southwest, and keeping them out of your San Tan Valley, Queen Creek and surrounding area homes can be a challenge. That's the bad news. The good news is, even if you wind up with a scorpion or two in your house, the chances of it doing you serious harm are slim. The even better news is that there are plenty of ways to keep your home free from these pesky pests and lower your chances of painful stings.
The reality is that scorpions are a part of life here in Arizona. In the desert, they can be found just about everywhere. While we have anywhere from 40 to 60 different species of scorpion here in Arizona, the only one of any medical significance is the Arizona bark scorpion. This is the only American scorpion with a sting that may require medical intervention.
Keep in mind that the Arizona bark scorpion will almost never put you in mortal danger. In the last 50 years, only two people have died from the sting of this Arizona scorpion. However, its sting can be extremely painful and can cause anaphylactic reactions in allergic individuals. Remember, you're almost always allergic to scorpion venom if you're allergic to bee stings.
Solve Your Scorpion Issues With Ozone Pest Control
While there are a few things you can do on your own to help make your home less attractive to scorpions, they are always going to be attracted to the coolness and moisture your house provides. During droughts and heat waves, your house may be the only option scorpions have to get water and shelter from the blazing heat. This means they're highly motivated to get into your home, and it also means your efforts to keep them out on your own may fail. That's where we come in.
Our Arizona pest control experts at Ozone Pest Control take a holistic approach to dealing with scorpion issues. We want to reduce the outdoor population of these pesky and occasionally perilous pests so that you have fewer of them coming indoors. This means instead of treating your scorpion infestation inside your home, we try to nip it in the bud at the source.
Our Scorpion Control Process
When we come out to your property, we'll do a full inspection to ensure we understand the different kinds of scorpions that are infesting your home and where they are coming from. We'll also check for areas where scorpions may be gaining access so that we can help you seal them up to block scorpion entry.
Next, we will thoroughly treat your outdoor property to make invading your home much more difficult for scorpions. We spray the entire exterior of your home two feet up and two feet out. We also spray the edges of your driveway and any water and sprinkler boxes. Then, we use a special powder to dust the joints of block walls and any other places we may have missed.
Our scorpion control products will form a barrier that's lethal to scorpions between your home and the outside. Any scorpion that tries to enter will walk over this barrier, contact the product, and die shortly thereafter. This is a much more effective method of dealing with scorpions than simply eliminating their prey. We can also use glue boards inside places like garages and outbuildings to catch any stray scorpions that find a way inside.
Most of the time, you will see results within the first day and definitely within two to three days. However, if you are still seeing scorpions after the initial treatment, we will come out and retreat at no additional charge. We also recommend monthly or bi-monthly retreatments, especially in the summer, because the blazing Arizona heat can break down the product barrier if it is not maintained.
As an upgrade to our scorpion control services, we also offer Aversion treatments. With these treatments, we paint a clear, slick surface up your home's stem walls. Scorpions cannot climb up smooth surfaces, and this will prevent scorpions from accessing your home.
We Can Handle Your Scorpion Problem
Whether you're afraid of dangerous scorpions or just want to avoid painful stings when you're putting your shoes on in the morning, we can help here at Ozone Pest Control. Our lineup of products is highly effective at keeping your home free from scorpions.
Additionally, there are some things you can do to make your house inhospitable to scorpions:
- Use yellow exterior light bulbs.
- Clear outdoor clutter and debris.
- Keep shrubs and bushes trimmed off your home's exterior.
- Check outdoor items for scorpions before bringing them indoors.
- Make sure doors and windows are properly screened and sealed with weatherstripping.
And remember, the residential and commercial pest control experts here at Ozone Pest Control can send the scorpions scurrying if your prevention efforts fail.