Scorpions are a common issue in warm climate areas, but this does not make them any less of a threat. When you spot them in your homestead, it’s natural that you will want to exterminate them. But the question then becomes, how do you get rid of these arachnids?
Scorpions are scary, just as they are hazardous – having them in your home is bad enough, but the thought (and reality) of the harm they can bring to you or your loved ones make the situation even worse. The best way to ensure that these creatures don’t affect the quality of your life is to get rid of them once and for all. But how do you do this? Well, you can DIY or work with a Greater Phoenix Valley scorpion control expert. Working with experts is often the wisest decisions – they are not only knowledgeable about the process of exterminating scorpions, but they also have experience, and come with a range of tools and techniques to clear the pests from your home. DIY is also incredible in its rights, especially if you consider the amount of money that you’ll get to save. However, in the long run, working with a professional becomes cheaper, because their solutions are well targeted and often have long-lasting effects. Most importantly, professionals ensure that your family is no longer at risk of bites and that your property isn’t damaged, which in itself, is a great way to save on expenses that could otherwise arise due to infestation.
Here is how to get rid of scorpions from your home
Eliminate all attractions
Scorpions are attracted to food, moisture and shelter, and if your home offers them this, then they will creep in and make themselves comfortable. So, one great way to ensure they don’t do this is by eliminating or controlling the attractions, including food (even cockroaches and crickets), moisture and shelter (like cracks, clutter, cardboards, orchards and citrus trees).
Hunt them down
Scorpions are most active at night, so, it’s the best time to embark on your mission. To hunt these arachnids down, you’ll require an ultraviolet (black) light to illuminates them and a tool to kill them (like a long-handled tweezer, long knife or even heavy boots). Go around your homestead, including the bases of fences and walls, exterior walls, under rocks, under bushes, outdoor cracks and crevices and so on. Since the scorpions glow, a single shine of your black light will help reveal them.
Use repellents, insecticides and traps
In addition to hunting them down manually, you can use repellants, traps and insecticides to eliminate the scorpions from your home. However, you should be strategic enough to ensure your solution is targeted.
Work with a professional exterminator
As stated above, hiring a pest control expert to get rid of the scorpion is the easiest and surest way to achieve the best results. They are pros and are aware of the right treatment solutions to use. They also have the necessary equipment and tools for uncovering any activity that would be hard for you to spot with your normal eyes.