Scorpions are one of the most hated pests in the world. They can choose to take refuge in people’s homes, where they can especially cause danger to small children and pets. They’re also one of the more difficult pests to get rid of because they like dark places, making them hard to find. This post will answer some common questions about scorpion extermination methods and what pest control companies do with scorpions?
How can I control scorpions at home?
If you think the scorpion infestation is relatively small and you don’t want to spend money on a professional service yet, here are a few tips and tricks you can use to keep them at bay:
Keep your house clean
Scorpions like to hide in dark and dirty places, so make sure that all exposed food is carefully kept away from them. Don’t leave pet food on the floor or near pets’ sleeping spots (if they sleep outside). Make sure you don’t have any leaks or water problems because this will attract more pests into your house.
Keep all doors and windows closed
Scorpions are most active during the night, so it’s important to keep your house well-sealed at night. Keep pets inside as much as possible, especially if they’re known for going into outdoor areas that might attract pests like crickets or grasshoppers. Make sure you don’t leave any cracks or open spaces in your walls and make sure to keep the crawl space around your house clean.
Several chemical pest control methods, including spraying insecticides, will kill most pests that you see crawling on your floorboards and window seals. If you want something more natural, use organic pesticides instead.
Making sure you have a screen installed on your windows and doors is one of the best ways to keep scorpions from getting inside. You can also add weather strips or other types of seals around openings in exterior walls to prevent them from entering that way. Make sure there are no cracks under cabinets or appliances.
Use silicone or oil-based caulking
Using caulk around the windows and doors is another good way to prevent scorpions from accessing your home. Make sure you clean up any excess, as it can be very messy if left on for too long. Silicone-based caulks are also great because they can be painted over can be painted so, so they’re not as visible.
How does pest control handle scorpions?
There are several different methods for scorpion extermination. A lot of the time, pest control companies will use techniques such as:
Exterminators use insecticides to kill scorpions in their hiding spots. This is effective because it kills the scorpions slowly over a two-week period. If the first dose of pesticide does not kill them, more can be used. This method makes the scorpion’s walk-through pesticides to get to their hiding places, ensuring they are all killed by the end of two weeks. It’s important to note that too much pesticide can be toxic for pets and people, so it’s best to keep them out of the house as long as possible.
Scorpions are attracted by food, which is why they often end up in kitchens or bathrooms – these are the areas with a higher likelihood of having food remnants. The pest control company will place bait traps filled with a mixture of sugar and pesticide near the areas where scorpions often go – this way, they’ll get attracted to the trap and eat it.
Some companies use poison gases to exterminate scorpions. These gases are usually odorless and colorless, so it’s essential to make sure that all doors and windows are closed before the gas is released into your house under the supervision of a professional pest control specialist. The gas will kill any pests in the area – including scorpions, bugs, rodents, spiders, cockroaches, and other pests.
Some companies use an injection method, a slow-working poison that can take up to two weeks for the scorpions to die. Injecting the poison into cracks or holes, as well as exterior walls of your house, will ensure that all scorpions are killed – even those hiding in hard-to-reach places.
Scorpion extermination companies also have other methods for getting rid of them, including heat chambers. This machine basically cooks the pest with high-temperature heat, which kills them. This is a very effective method because it doesn’t use any pesticides or chemicals and gets rid of the scorpions in one day. Heat chambers can also eliminate other pests like wasps, ants, roaches, rodents, bed bugs, bees, and more!
What are the safety precautions when dealing with scorpions?
It’s not advised for homeowners to handle pests such as scorpions. If you must, here are some precautions you should follow:
-Wear gloves and goggles when handling chemicals
-Wear protective gear to avoid stings
-Make sure kids and pets are out of the room when you’re spraying chemicals
-Clean up any chemical spills immediately, using proper safety equipment to avoid contact with your skin or eyes
-Do not spray in an area that’s drafty or where blowing dust can be inhaled (i.e., never spray pesticides inside your house)
Anteater Pest Control Is Here to Help!
We do not recommend you handle pests, such as scorpions, on your own. It can be dangerous, and it’s better to leave it to professionals to get the job done. If you want to make sure that your home is safe from scorpions and any other types of pests, give us a call as soon as you can. We provide an effective pest and scorpion control Phoenix service at your earliest request.