About Scorpions

Why is Hatch Pest Control so successful in managing scorpions?
  1. We mix our products fresh every time.
    What does this mean exactly? The product or pesticide is mixed on location every time. This helps to ensure that the mix rate is at its highest potency for optimal scorpion control.
  2. We only use the best product money can buy.
    Sure, we could use inexpensive volume product and power spray and do a so so job, but we don't! We buy and use only the best, mixed at the proper EPA approved levels. Quality not quantity!!
  3. We apply product to where scorpions burrow and breed.
    At the base of your home, rock beds, flowers, shrubs, trees, cracks, crevices, wood piles and any other location where they might burrow and breed.
  4. Controlling the food supply.
    By applying product regularly we control the scorpions food supply, by doing this they have a much less chance of survival.
  5. Monthly Services
    This ensures that your home always has a protective barrier. This helps keep your family safe from the sting of a scorpion.

Scorpion Management

What you should know about scorpions: Scorpions are active at night, they are nocturnal predatory animals that feed on crickets, spiders, and soft bodied insects, and sometimes prey on each other. During the day, they hide under stones, tree bark, woodpiles, and shrubbery and in the masonry cracks of your home and block walls. Scorpions, seeking food and shelter, are able to enter your home through an opening as small as 1/16 of an inch, about the thickness of a credit card.

There are approximately 1,300 species of scorpions worldwide, Although Arizona has 36 different species, we most commonly see only 3 of the 36, the Bark, Devil, and Giant Desert Scorpions. All can sting but only, the Bark Scorpion can put a person in the hospital and possibly cause death. More than a 1000 people die a year from scorpion stings in Mexico.

Unfortunately, the venomous Bark Scorpion is the most commonly seen in and around our homes. It chooses to live in defined geographical areas and, if your home is built in one of these areas, you will most likely encounter these scorpions. Bark Scorpions are the only climbing scorpions and so are the most likely species to be found in multi-story dwellings.

Bark Scorpions vary in color from darker golden brown to light tan. An adult Bark Scorpion measures one to one and half inches in length and has two large pinchers located at the front of its body. The poison gland is located in the last segment of the tail and can deliver a very painful sting. Bark Scorpions give birth to live young four times throughout the summer months. A female scorpion produces an average of 935 live scorpions per brood. When born, these baby scorpions climb to the mothers back and ride 7-30 days before leaving out on their own.

Scorpion Control: Scorpions that cause a nuisance around your home can be successfully managed by following these simple suggestions:

  • Eliminate their harborages by removing lumber, debris, and anything stored against you home.
  • Remove unnecessary boxes and other clutter from your garage. Don’t give scorpions a place to hide
  • Eliminate their food supply, crickets, spiders, roaches, and other small insects by scheduling monthly pest management treatments with a qualified pest control company. Treated with the proper products and application, your scorpion problem can be managed.

Scorpion Facts

Did you know?

  • Scorpions kill over a 1000 people a year in Mexico.
  • There are over 1500 species of scorpions but only 25 are a medical threat to humans, and the Bark Scorpion is 1 of the 25 ( VERY COMMON IN THE ARIZONA DESERT)
  • Some scorpions can live a year without food or water.
  • Scorpions are nocturnal predatory animals the feed on other pest in and around the home
  • Scorpions hide under rocks, tree bark, woodpiles, and shrubbery and masonry cracks of your home
  • Arizona has 36 different species, we most commonly see only 3 of the 36, the Bark, Devil and Giant Desert Scorpions
  • The bark scorpion is the most commonly seen in and around homes, and it the one that poses a medical threat
  • Scorpions can enter the your home through an opening as small as 1/16 of an inch, about the thickness of a credit card

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