The Arizona Bark Scorpion is one of the most-venomous scorpions in Arizona., so there’s a good reason for fearing them. This creature has a dangerous and mortal sting, so you should be aware of possible infestations at home.
If you already have bark scorpions at home, you should call a Phoenix pest control company. Nonetheless, you should also know more about them to prevent them from entering your house, especially if you haven’t seen any.
Check below 5 facts about the Arizona Bark Scorpions and some of their weaknesses.
Bark Scorpions are well-known for their sting, but they have other strengths that are worth knowing.
Most scorpions stay on the ground because they are not good climbers, but bark scorpions are different. They are natural climbers, so they have no problems getting up walls or crawling on ceilings. They prefer upside-down orientation or ‘negative geotaxis’, making them a bit harder to find in your house compared to other scorpion species.
They can go about anywhere and stay in difficult-to-spot places in your home.
Unlike other scorpions, bark scorpions have no issues making a tight squeeze. They can squeeze between spaces no wider than a card! This allows them to get inside your home through small gaps and cracks.
Bark scorpions are natural predators because they are carnivores. They hunt roaches, crickets, and other insects at night. Therefore, you should be aware of those pests too. If you have any of those pets at home, bark scorpions will follow.
The best you can do is to contact a Cave Creek pest control technician to get rid of them.
Scorpions have undergone few changes since the time of the dinosaurs, and there’s a reason why. They have a strong armor that protects them against other creatures and pesticides that would kill most insects.
Bark scorpions were indeed one of the few things to survive near ground zero during nuclear tests. As you can see, they’re harder to kill than most creatures.
Just like strengths, bark scorpions also have weaknesses, including limited eyesight and slow movement. See more about them below.
They have a brownish color to naturally camouflage against rocky areas. But, all scorpions, including bark scorpions, have a protein in their armor that causes a strange effect: they glow a bright green when exposed to UV light. To spot them in the dark, we recommend using a blacklight.
If you suspect you have scorpions in your home, try a nighttime inspection with a blacklight. It’s the best way to spot them.
Scorpions have limited eyesight, so they usually stick to following baseboards or walls when navigating large spaces. Place glue traps along their predictable path to trap them.
Also, contact a Arrowhead pest control technician once you see a few bark scorpions at home. Remember they can become a pest, and you don’t want that.
Bark scorpions don’t move if exposed to any kind of light. They are usually slow-moving and appear sluggish. If you see a bark scorpion, you can trap them before they escape somewhere else. They are slower than cockroaches, so you should not have problems trapping them.
These creatures only sting when threatened, so they rarely attack people. They are not territorial, so they mostly sting due to accidental contact.
You need more than a store-bought pesticide to prevent a scorpion infestation. You need a strategy by following these recommendations.
The best solution to prevent and get rid of scorpions is to contact experts. At Varsity Termite & Pest Control, we have the expertise and equipment needed to remove bark scorpions from your home. We also offer other pest services, including termite treatments, pest control for spiders, and bee hive removals. Contact us through our website to request a quote and forget about scorpions once and for all!
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