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A Useful Guide To Prevent Scorpions Around Your Tucson House

August 10, 2022

If you have recently moved from Central or Northern America, the idea of scorpions being a common house pest might still come as a shock to you. These stinger-tailed arachnids seem incredibly dangerous and have the ability to make even the toughest individuals jump in fear. If you are looking for a way to protect yourself and your Tucson property from scorpions, here is a guide to use. To address a scorpion (or scorpions) inside your Tucson home, give the scorpion control professionals at Pest Friends a call immediately. We will schedule an emergency service visit for your home and address your problem quickly. 

How To Identify A Scorpion

Tucson is home to a few different kinds of scorpions. The three most common types of scorpions you might find in or around your Tucson home are the bark scorpion, the striped tail scorpion, and the giant desert hairy scorpion. Identify a bark scorpion by its 2 ½” long tan body and its darker-colored back. Identify a striped tail scorpion by its 2-3” long, fat body and brown to tan coloration. Like the bark scorpion, the striped tail scorpion has a darker-colored back. The final scorpion you should know how to identify is the giant hairy scorpion. Identify this large pest by its 4-7” long dark body and dull yellow appendages. If you see any of these pests inside or around your home, keep your distance. One sting could be medically threatening. 

The Potential Dangers Of A Scorpion's Sting

Not all scorpions have medically dangerous stings. Most species in our area have venom similar to wasps. A sting from one of these arachnids will cause pain but often will not need medical attention. That said, there is one species of scorpion that poses a direct medical threat to residents in our area. It is called the Arizona bark scorpion. This pest shines blue under UV light and has potent venom. A sting from an Arizona bark scorpion elicits immediate pain and can be followed by symptoms such as numbness, nausea, convulsions, and vomiting. If you have an allergy to insect venom, any scorpion sting is dangerous. To find out if you have an allergy to insect venom, consult your doctor. 

Four Easy Ways To Prevent Scorpions From Coming Inside

To keep different types of Arizona scorpions from breaking into your Tucson home, we recommend putting in place some prevention tips. Here are four easy ways to prevent Arizona scorpions from coming inside.

  1. Use some silicone caulk to fill in holes, gaps, and cracks found around your home’s exterior foundation.
  2. Make sure all of your screen doors and windows are protected with quality screens.
  3. Install door sweeps under exterior doors.
  4. Repair other damage to your home’s exterior that might allow scorpions an easy way into your home.

The Most Effective Scorpion Control For Your House

If you do not have time to put in place some DIY prevention tips or you are looking for a safer and more effective option to control scorpions in Tucson, let the experts at Pest Friends help you today. We offer comprehensive pest control options to aid members of our community in their fight against potentially harmful creatures like scorpions. We start with a thorough inspection of your home and property. This will allow us to assess your current risk and detail a plan to protect you from existing and future pest invaders. 

Call now if you have questions about pest control in Tucson and find out how our team can solve your scorpion and other pest problems.