Ideally, you never get to see one, but if you live in Mesa, AZ, chances are that sooner or later a scorpion is going to cross your path-or living room floor. Either way, you are going to be anything but excited and may feel disgusted or even scared. And while your initial reaction may be to go ahead and take care of the scorpion problem by burning down the house, you should take a step back and evaluate what other options of scorpion control are available to you. Plus, how much do you really know about scorpions?
Why does this matter? Because if you don’t know and understand the creature, you cannot effectively combat it and get rid of it.
Here are some great facts to know about scorpions in and around your home:
The bad news is that there are several scorpion species that call Mesa their home, however, the good news is that most of them aren’t dangerous and/or poisonous. The most common scorpion species you may encounter in or around your home include:
The striped-tail scorpion is, according to the Desert Museum, the most common scorpion in Arizona. It can be found virtually anywhere from the desert to the mountains, sea level and beyond. It gets its name from the distinct dark ridges on the underside of its tail. It measures about 2 inches in length and likes to hide under rocks during the day like most Mesa scorpions do.
One of the less common scorpions in the Mesa area is the giant desert hairy scorpion. While it is an active and aggressive scorpion, its venom is not very potent and thus it is not really big on our scorpion watch list.
The Arizona Bark Scorpion is one of the most common scorpions in Mesa and surrounding areas. Unfortunately, it is only the most dangerous one and the only species that is willing to climb walls and trees, making it a frequent visitor in your home. And because they like to be upside down, people often get stung from a scorpion that is on the bottom of something.
What makes them so hard to eradicate is that they can live comfortably in almost any condition. The fat on their exoskeleton makes the almost immune to moisture loss, which is why they can live in the desert, but also sustain in freezing temperatures.
Its venom can cause serious pain, numbness, tingling and the effects last about 24-72 hours and while it is not generally fatal, it can be in children, elderly and those with compromised immune system.
Bark scorpions reproduce about four times a year and have about 30 young every time, that is a serious amount of scorpions that are being born into your Mesa neighborhood on an annual basis.
Bark scorpions like to feed on small insects such as termites, crickets, roaches, spiders, ants and other similar pests. This means there is a lot of food around for a scorpion to feel at home in or near your home.
There are several ways to get rid of scorpions and prevent them from coming back.
Varsity has been proudly providing scorpion and pest removal and control services to homes and business in and around Mesa for years. Our proven scorpion carrier system is guaranteed to work. To learn more about Mesa scorpions in Zip Code 85203 and other areas and how to get rid of them or to schedule a service visit contact us today.