Common Causes of Scorpion Infestations
Let’s face it—there’s nothing fun about seeing a scorpion in your home, let alone coming into close contact with one. And when there’s one scorpion, there are usually more because these insects do not wander alone and tend to come in packs. Unfortunately, Arkansas is home to the striped bark scorpion, which we tend to see more of beginning in June and throughout the summer months. This scorpion is one of the most venomous types. While their stings are not life threatening, they can be extremely painful which is why it’s important to get rid of them as soon as you spot one. At Hopper Termite & Pest, our Springdale, AR pest control experts can help to effectively rid your home of scorpions. Your safety and health are our top priorities.
Common Reasons Scorpions End Up in Your Home or Business
We tend to see more scorpion infestations in the summer months, and for good reason. As the weather gets warmer, scorpions seek out shelter and protection from the sweltering heat. Unfortunately, your home offers multiple necessities for scorpions.
These necessities include:
While scorpions can survive without constant access to a food supply, they require water. If you have any standing water around your home, such as from a hose or a leaking pipe, it will be a major source of attraction for these pests. Therefore, it’s important to ensure you don’t have any plumbing leaks or damp spaces, such as a basement or bathroom.
Although scorpions are frightful to see, they are not out to eat you. Instead, they feed on other insects, such as roaches, spiders, termites, and beetles. If you’re currently dealing with an infestation of any of these other pests, it could cause these other unwanted visitors to make your home their dining center.
Scorpions are nocturnal creatures that seek out dark places to hide until they come out at night to feed. Despite their size, they’re capable of squeezing themselves into cracks about the thickness of a credit card! This means that any small cracks or crevices in your home are great hiding spots for scorpions to escape the heat during Arkansas summers. This is why it’s important to seal any cracks in your foundation, doors, and windows.
Hopper Termite & Pest has been assisting residential and commercial customers with their pest issues since 1963. You can trust that we’ll arrive on time and ready to show these creatures the door. Let us be the last pest control company you’ll ever call when it comes to scorpion infestations.