JS Pest Control
Serving The Tempe, Mesa, Gilbert Metro Area
JS Pest Control is the local expert in scorpion elimination. We can rid your home or business of scorpions even when other companies have failed.
Scorpions are typically harder to rid than most other household pests. The main reason for this is because of their hard exoskeleton. A large number of the common products pest professionals use for treatment are not effective in penetrating this exoskeleton and therefore unable to eliminate them. There are however, a few products that have been proven effective in being able to do this. The combination of using these products and an extreme attention to detail in administering them is what makes our treatment so effective. Call us today to eliminate Scorpions when others can't!
In general, there are 3 kinds of scorpions that you will typically see in Arizona. These are the bark scorpion, the desert hairy, and the wind scorpion. Each of these look different and have some unique characteristics as well.
Bark scorpions are not native to Arizona and one of a few types of scorpions whose venom is dangerous to humans. It's bite is painful and many times worse than a bee sting. Though it's bite rarely causes death it can in the very young, old and infirmed.
Bark scorpions are smaller than most scorpions (1-2 inches long). The pincers are long and thin and its abdominal segments are longer and more slender than other scorpions. The color may vary from light tan to a darker golden brown. It is the only scorpion that curls its tail to the side when at rest.
Bark scorpions like to climb on and hide under the bark of trees. They are nighttime feeders found most commonly near irrigated areas, pools, in palm trees, wooden fences and on the walls in homes. Bark Scorpions can climb walls and walk across ceilings. They can show up in bathtubs, sinks and beds having fallen from the ceiling.
They are active when nighttime temperatures are above 77 degrees Fahrenheit. They are less active during the hottest part of the summer and are inactive during the winter when it is cold.
Scorpions move into yards to feed on insects attracted to lights and moisture associated with human habitation. Scorpions hide during the day and can be found around and under rocks, bark, wood piles and other debris. Extensive use of landscape rock can create excellent scorpion harborages and are important areas to inspect. It is important to remove or treat these harborages in order to reduce the scorpion population.
Scorpion-proofing your home is part of an overall treatment program to reduce the population and keep your family safe.
Giant Desert Hair Scorpions
These large scorpions are native to Arizona. They are much larger than a bark scorpion and can grow to more than 5 inches in length. They live underground and come up at night to forage for prey. These scorpions bite but their vemon does not have potency of a bark scorpion. The bite is approximate to the bite of a bee or wasp. The bite can be fatal if their is an allergy to the venom.
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Wind Scorpions (Solifugae) are in the order of Arachnida, known as camel spiders, wind scorpions, sun spiders or solifuges. They may grow to a length of (12in.) including legs and have a body comprising an abdomen and a head with conspicuously large chelicerae, which are used to cut up there prey. Most species live in the desert and feed opportunistically on ground-dwelling arthropods and other animals. A number of urban legends exaggerate the size and speed of solifugae, and their potential danger to humans.
Although Solifugae appear to have ten legs, they actually have only eight, as other arachnids do. The first pair of appendages are not legs, but pedipalps. The pedipalps of Solifugae function partly as sense organs similar to insects’ antennae, and partly in locomotion, feeding and fighting. In normal locomotion they do not quite touch the ground but are held out to detect obstacles and prey. In that motion, they look like an extra pair of legs.
Solifugae are the subject of many urban legends and exaggeration about their size, speed, behavior, appetite, and lethality. They are fast on land compared to other invertebrates. The fastest can run perhaps (1O mph) for a short distance. Members of this arachnida have no venom and do not spin webs.
The greatest threat they pose to humans, however, is their defense bite when handled. There is essentially no chance of death directly caused by the bite; however, due to the strong muscles of their chelicerae, they can produce a large, ragged wound that is prone to infection.
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When you call JS Pest Control, a technician will come to your home or business and perform a complete initial consultation at no charge.
Next, we will develop a pest elimination program designed for you by your technician and our team of in-house entomologists.
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