Scorpion Control Services
We provide scorpion control services to the entire Phoenix valley and surrounding area.
Common Name: Scorpions – True scorpions
Origin: There are many different species of scorpions that are native to North America, occurring primarily in the drier, warmer areas of the Southwest states and into Mexico. The only genus considered dangerous is the genus Centruroides, and the two species of concern are limited to Arizona and Southern California.
Identification: True scorpions are easily identified by the large claws in front and the long, narrow tail tipped by the pointed stinger. Sizes range from about 1 inch to well over 7 inches in length. Colors of North American species range from light yellowish tan to very dark brown. The dangerous species in the genus Centruroides are slender, yellowish, and may have two darker stripes running front to back on their dorsal side. They also have a short spine at the base of the stinger.
Characteristics Important in Control: Control is best accomplished by removal of habitat around structures. Scorpions are nocturnal, and spend their daylight hours hidden under debris or wood piles on the soil, or within clutter in storage areas of structures. Damper areas may also be an attraction to many of them, and control of moisture and exclusion efforts to prevent their entry to crawl spaces or basements will help in their prevention.
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