Bark scorpions are a nocturnal, venomous species of scorpion that are found in the Southwestern U.S. They range in length from 7cm-3 inches, are light brown to brownish-yellow in color, and have dark lengthwise bands on their body. Bark scorpions have a slender tail with distinctive elongated, thin pincher.
During the day, they hide in homes, under rocks, fallen trees, and mulch to avoid the heat. At night they come out to feed on small insects including: crickets, roaches, and beetles. Scorpions are usually solitary animals but packs of 20-30 bark scorpions can form during the winter months.
Are they dangerous?
Bark scorpions hold the title of the most venomous scorpion in the United States. The venom from a bark scorpion can cause severe pain and lead to vomiting, shortness of breath, numbness, and a tingling sensation. Symptoms can last from 24-72 hours. The venom of a bark scorpion can be fatal for young children, the elderly, and anyone with a compromised immune system. If you are bitten or think you have been bitten by a bark scorpion, you should seek immediate medical attention.
How Do You prevent an infestation?
Bark scorpions are often found hiding in homes, in fact they only need an area that is 1/6 of an inch in order to enter into a new space. Since they can squeeze through such tiny spaces, scorpion prevention can be difficult. However, there are some things that you can do to help stop them from invading. Scorpion prevention tips include: Having in place a year-round pest control program to control scorpions themselves and other insects and pests that they could use as a food source.
Caulking any gaps found around exterior windows and doors. Making sure door sweeps are in place.
Sealing cracks and crevices found in your home’s foundation. Removing piles of debris and fallen trees from your yard. Be sure to keep woodpiles away from the exterior of your home. Keeping a barrier between mulch areas and your home’s foundation.
How soon can you get there?
Flea Master Pest Control Solutions knows how stressful scorpion infestation problems can be for home and business owners. We are committed to helping our customers control and eliminate pest problems as quickly as possible, and in most instances Flea Master Technicians are able to respond to service requests the same day or the very next day.
Is the treatment safe?
Yes, our technicians use the least amount of material possible to solve your pest problem whether that is using natural products, baits, or conventional products..
During interior or exterior treatment of your targeted infestation, our pest management professionals wear proper equipment from airborne chemicals from drifting on them. Plants are safe. We ask you to refrain pet contact for 30 minutes to one hour after treatment. After the chemicals have dried, it is safe for pets..
At Flea Master Pest Control Solutions our conventional products are EPA registered and approved providing safe treatment to you, your family and pets and your home. Call or contact us online today for more information on any species of scorpion treatment and our maintenance program.