Got Scorpions in your Phoenix area home? With our professional home seal, also known as scorpion sealing, we seal it up, making it difficult for scorpions to get into your home. You will also save a little on your electric bill, since much of what we do for a home seal is recommended by energystar.com for energy savings. With the Phoenix summers being what they are, that means that the scorpion sealing cost will eventually pay for its self. It will also help to reduce the dust and dirt that gets inside and the amount of pesticides needed in your home. We have thousands of quality home seals under our belts since 1991. All of our home seal customers have seen a significant reduction in the numbers of scorpions found inside of their homes, especially that of Arizona Bark Scorpions. And once we’ve done the touch-up paint it’s pretty much impossible to know that the work has even been done. It’s nice to know that if you have us scorpion proof your house, there are some great benefits besides getting rid of the scorpions, which makes the scorpion sealing price a better overall value.
Scorpions are some pretty interesting critters:
- They are actually called the Striped Bark Scorpion
- They are closely related to the Baja California Bark Scorpion
- They are relatively small compared to most other species with the male only getting up to a little over three inches and the female less than three inches.
- The Bark Scorpion is the most venomous scorpion in North America. Symptoms of a sting may include pain and numbness at the sight of the sting, tingling in that limb or part of the body, and in some cases vomiting. If you are stung in the foot you can expect tingling in that leg.
- The grasshopper mouse seems to be immune to scorpion venom.
- Their exoskeleton glows at night under a black light. However, freshly molted scorpions do not glow under a black light for the first few days after the molt.
- Generally, they give birth to between 25 to 35 young at a time.
- The newborns climb up on mom’s back until their first molt then venture out on their own. If they didn’t, she would eat them.
- Scorpions do not nest in the true sense of the word. You may find multiple scorpions in an area but that just means there’s plenty of food, moisture and shelter there. They prefer to be alone.
- Wind Scorpions (Solpugid) are natural predators of bark scorpions as are birds, reptiles, rodents, peccaries, snakes, spiders, and…..other scorpions.
Most scorpion stings occur when folks lay, sit or step on the scorpion. Though they don’t want anything to do with humans, their natural instinct is to protect themselves and they do that with their stinger. If you have or think you may have scorpions in your house it’s a good idea to shake out your clothing and shoes before getting dressed and your bedding before going to bed. A lot of stings happen when the scorpion is sleeping comfortably in a shoe or boot until a foot slides in on top of them. It’s also highly advisable to teach young children the difference between good bugs and bad bugs. They should be instructed to tell an adult immediately if they think they’ve seen a scorpion.
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How does a home seal stop scorpions?
The idea of a home seal or scorpion sealing is simple: to make it much more difficult for Arizona Bark Scorpions to get into your home. Notice we said Arizona Bark Scorpions, specifically. Out of the nearly four dozen known species of scorpions here in the Phoenix AZ area, there is only one who can climb up a vertical surface, or even up side down on a horizontal surface: the good ol bark scorpion.
Though every structure is a little different, when we seal a home to help prevent scorpion intrusion, there are several things that are fairly universal regardless of the structure:
- Remove A/C vents in house, seal the gap between the air duct and the drywall, replace the vents.
- Seal gaps between and plumbing and the drywall that it breaches
- Check, adjust and even replace weather stripping for any door that goes outside or to the garage.
- Seal gaps under the threshold of any doors that go outside or to the garage.
- Seal the gap between the weep skreet and the stem wall on the outside of the structure. Note: we DO NOT seal the weep holes as this can cause a moisture problem inside of your walls.
- Seal any gaps around porch lights or any other openings on the outside of the house up to 8′ above the ground.
- Seal any gaps or openings in the garage that may allow scorpions to get into the house or the walls.
- Screen both exhaust and plumbing vents up on roof.
- Replace wall-mounted dryer vent (where present) with pest proof, energy efficient replacement.
- If the customer can provide matching paint, we will touch up all of our work so it’s extremely hard to tell the work was even done.
- 1 FREE pest control service.
A great home seal is right at the top of the list as far as how to get rid of scorpions in Phoenix Arizona homes and throughout Maricopa county.
We service all of the Metro Phoenix area including Ahwatukee AZ, Anthem, Apache Junction, Avondale, Buckeye, Carefree, Casa Grande, Cashion, Cave Creek, Chandler, Coolidge, El Mirage, Florence, Fountain Hills, Gilbert, Glendale AZ, Gold Canyon, Goodyear, Guadalupe, Laveen, Litchfield Park, Maricopa, Mesa, Morristown, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Phoenix AZ, Queen Creek, Rio Verde, San Tan Valley, Scottsdale, Sun City, Sun City West, Surprise AZ, Tempe, Tolleson, Waddell, Wittmann, Youngtown, and everywhere nearby.
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