How To Keep Scorpions Out Of Your San Diego Home

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Wasps and bees aren't the only pests that can sting you and invade your yard. In San Diego and Southern California, scorpions are common yard invaders and a danger to those who are unaware of their presence.

To avoid having these scary predators nesting on your property, you need to take early preventative measures and turn to experts for safe guidance. At Green Flash Pest Control, we help homeowners avoid scorpions and other stinging pests with pest control in San Diego that wards off infestations in the first place. Learn how we can keep your property scorpion-free by contacting us today.

How To Identify Common Types Of Scorpions

There are quite a few common types of scorpions that invade California homes and yards. To correctly identify them, you should turn to licensed pest professionals who know how to tell scorpion species apart and which methods will address them completely and safely.

In the interest of arming people with knowledge, however, here are some of the species you should be on the lookout for and how you can tell them apart:

  • Arizona bark scorpions: Getting their name from their preference for woody environments and their distinct brown coloration, Arizona bark scorpions can be found all over the Southwest.
  • Giant desert hairy scorpions: Not only do these desert-dwellers tend to grow larger than other scorpions, but they also have hairy stingers that set them apart from other species.
  • Striped tail scorpions: As you may have guessed, you can recognize striped tail scorpions by the stripe markings on their thick segmented tails and their light tan or yellow coloring.

Get started on scorpion control in San Diego that prevents all these varieties by contacting Green Flash Pest Control.

The Symptoms Of A Scorpion's Sting

Scorpion stings can lead to more than just pain. While it's true that scorpion stings cause an intense burning sensation, there are other symptoms that can develop as the venom works its way through your bloodstream. These include numbness and tingling at and around the site of the sting, nausea, and dizziness.

While lethal stings are rare, only an antivenom can reverse the effects of a scorpion sting, so you need to be proactive in preventing scorpion infestations around your yard. If you only act once these stinging pests are already there, you won't actually be limiting your risk of these more severe health impacts. That's why we offer effective pest control services to protect you from dangerous scorpions and their nasty stings.

Five No-Sweat Scorpion Prevention Tips For Your House

So, just what are these proactive steps you should be taking to ensure proper scorpion control? Things like limiting their access to your property and addressing the factors in your yard that scorpions are drawn to can reduce your risk of running into these dangerous pests.

Here are some of the best scorpion prevention measures that you should take around your San Diego property before scorpions can invade:

  • Landscaping: Scorpions like rocky outcroppings and debris piles that they can burrow under and conserve heat for their nests, so crafting and maintaining your yard properly can be a good pest control step.
  • Moisture: Like all pests, scorpions need water to survive, so yards with puddles or other water sources around will also be attractive to these stinging pests. For this reason, you should address lawn drainage issues quickly.
  • Harborage Spots: Often, people don't think about the harborage areas pests can utilize right outside their homes. Having things like decorative boulders or wood piles too close to your home can put a scorpion's perfect environment right next to your house, so it's best to keep these attractants a distance away from your home.
  • Access Points: From the harborage spots around your property, pests will look for ways into your yard or house. Quickly addressing broken fences, window screens, or other small access points around your home can help prevent many pests, including Southern California scorpions.
  • Pest Control: Scorpions are drawn in by the presence of other pests, too. So, general pest control is also a good step for scorpion control and the overall prevention of predator pest infestations.

At Green Flash Pest Control, we're here and ready to help you with all these scorpion prevention steps and more!

Professional Pest Control Makes The Best Scorpion Control

As pests that pose direct threats to your physical well-being, scorpions aren't the kind of pest infestation you want to try to address on your own. Instead of putting yourself and your loved ones at risk, you should turn to the experts to play it safe.

At Green Flash Pest Control, we know how to address scorpion problems safely in more ways than one. Not only do we take protective measures to ensure no one is harmed by stings, but we also use non-toxic and environmentally conscious methods that won't negatively impact your property or family. Get rid of scorpions in the safest and most effective way by contacting us today.