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Scorpions (Scorpiones)

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Scorpions are some of the most notorious and dangerous pests. From their large pincers to their venom-filled stingers on the tips of their tails, these arachnids are more than just a nuisance—they’re a threat to your home or business. Depending on the species, a scorpion’s sting can induce vomiting, swelling, numbness, and even death for children and the elderly.

Aside from being potentially deadly, scorpions are also extremely difficult to control. Whether you’ve found a scorpion scuttling through your yard or you have a full-blown infestation, PURCOR offers effective residential and commercial pest control solutions throughout the Southwest United States

Protect your family, employees, or customers from scorpions with monthly services: Request a quote from PURCOR Pest Solution.

Types of Scorpions in the Southwest

Though this guide can give you a better idea of what kind of scorpion is invading your California home or business, it’s always wise to leave scorpion identification to the pros. Without proper training and protective equipment, you may put yourself at risk of a sting if you venture too close. Even if the scorpion you find is dead, its stinger can still release venom if you accidentally prick yourself with it. The moment you find any type of scorpion on your property, stay away from it and contact PURCOR Pest Solutions for assistance. 

Bark Scorpion

The bark scorpion is recognized as the most venomous species of scorpion in North America. Small and slender with thin pincers and tails, bark scorpions have two dark eyes on top of their heads and three pairs of lateral eyes. They’re typically tan in color, but they can range from plain, yellow-brown to dark-yellow with long stripes.

Stripe-Tailed Scorpion

The stripe-tailed scorpion is considered the most common scorpion species in the Southwest United States. Ranging between yellow and tan in color, the stripe-tailed scorpion—also known as the devil scorpion—has a dark, distinct triangle shape on its head. It is not as deadly as the bark scorpion, but its sting is still extremely painful.

Desert Hairy Scorpion 

Though it does not often wander indoors, the giant desert hairy scorpion is found throughout the Southwest and North America. Measuring between 4 and 7 inches in length, these massive arachnids have tan or green-yellow bodies, yellow legs, and hairy tails. Despite their size, desert hairy scorpions’ stings are painful but not as fatal as that of a bark scorpion. 

Yellow Ground Scorpion

True to its name, the yellow ground scorpion is yellow in color with a dark-gray abdomen. Due to their coloring and slender pincers, yellow ground scorpions are often mistaken for their deadlier relatives, bark scorpions. While you can differentiate the species by the yellow ground scorpion’s thicker tail, it’s safer to leave identification to trained specialists.

Trust PURCOR Pest Solutions to Manage Scorpions

You may be tempted to keep scorpions out with do-it-yourself methods, but resist the urge. Your store-bought traps or lavender oil mixtures will most likely be ineffective against scorpions as pests that are resistant to many pesticides. Also, you may come across one and receive a sting while you try to pest-proof your property.

Don’t take unnecessary risks; bring in the scorpion specialists from PURCOR Pest Solutions. While other pest control providers may be content with killing the insects that scorpions eat, our mission is to completely eliminate the stinging pests themselves. Our specialized products are designed to kill scorpions and prevent more from invading.

In addition to our monthly scorpion control applications, we’ll provide customized treatment and control solutions through our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods. And, if scorpions do manage to come back after our services, so will we—free of charge. Learn more about how PURCOR Pest Solutions can safeguard your home or business, and request a quote today!

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