Scorpions are some of the most feared creatures in Phoenix. These creepy arachnids can take up residence in your yard and become an extremely hazardous problem for you and your family. If you see even one scorpion in your yard, Green Flash Pest Control is here to help. We are the premiere Phoenix pest control specialists and know how to remove scorpions from your property safely. Here is a look at everything you need to know about handling a scorpion invasion around your yard.
The Different Kinds Of Scorpions In Phoenix
Four main types of scorpions are in Phoenix. Only one scorpion species in this area poses a real threat to humans. However, they can all be problematic when they are hanging around your house. The different types of scorpions that you are most likely to see in your yard include:
- Yellow ground scorpions: This type of scorpion can grow between 2 1/2 and 3 inches long. They usually have slender bodies that are a yellowish-brown color. Its metasoma, or tail-like appendage, usually has dark stripes that separate it into different segments.
- Arizona striped tail scorpions: This type of scorpion can grow to be around 2 1/4 inches long. Their bodies are usually a dark brown and tan color. They also have large front pincers. Their tails have dark brown stripes, which allows you to easily distinguish them from other scorpions.
- Arizona giant hairy scorpions: Also known as the desert hairy scorpion, this species is large and can grow to over 6 inches long. Thin hairs cover their tails, and they are great at digging and will borrow down to the water line under the ground.
- Arizona bark scorpions: The Arizona bark scorpion is the most common and dangerous type of scorpion in this area. They have sand-colored bodies, and their metasomas are long and intimidating-looking.
All of the scorpions on this list have light-colored bodies that allow them to blend in with the rocks, sand, and dirt, making it easy for them to hide as they are incredibly challenging to detect when they are outdoors.
How Bad Is It To Have Scorpions In My Yard?
All of the scorpions on this list can both sting and pinch you. They all have venom that they inject into your body when they sting. However, only the Arizona bark scorpion has venom that poses a medical threat to humans. If you are stung by any scorpion, you may notice extreme pain and swelling around the site of the sting. If you are stung by an Arizona bark scorpion, you will experience these symptoms in addition to weakness, chills, and nausea. If you believe you have been stung by an Arizona bark scorpion, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Why Is It So Difficult To Get Rid Of Scorpions On Your Own?
There are several reasons why it can be difficult to get rid of scorpions on your own. First, these pests are nocturnal, which means they are most active at night, making them incredibly hard to see. Most people don't even realize that scorpions are nearby until they feel a painful sting.
Scorpions are also surprisingly fast and sneaky. They will hide underneath your plants, rocks, and other items in your yard. If you try to capture the scorpion, it will deem you a threat and try to sting and pinch you. It is always best to let professionals handle your scorpion problem.
How Can I Get Rid Of The Scorpions Crawling Around My House?
If scorpions feel that there is a reliable food source on your property, they will hang around indefinitely. Having these scary creatures lurking around your property can be dangerous to you and your pets.
At Green Flash Pest Control, we take the safety of our customers extremely seriously. As soon as you call, we will schedule a time to visit your Phoenix home and perform a thorough inspection of your property. Once we have determined where the scorpions are and the severity of the infestation, we will come up with a comprehensive and customized plan to effectively eliminate all the scorpions on your property and keep them away. Call us today to schedule your no-obligation free inspection, and don't forget to ask us about our pet and children-safe pest control options!