To many people’s surprise, scorpions are pretty common in Arizona. Often times home owners have them in their backyard and they never know about them. Occasionally one might turn up dead in a glue trap or at the bottom of a pool.
Ask anyone about scorpions and you’ll learn we all have horror stories to share. Whether they are our own stories or someone else’s story. I purchased my home five years ago only to find a number of scorpions in my backyard and a few in my house, I’ve been through the emotional roller coaster, trust me. I even considered moving. But I didn’t and I’m glad I didn’t move. Here is why…
Scorpions are a bug, just like crickets, roaches, spiders, etc. With the right chemicals and a little knowledge you can control the problem. And there is an added bonus… no more crickets, spiders, roaches and other creepy crawlies will bother you inside or outside of your home!
Here is what you need to know:
- Eliminate their food and they have no reason to stay in your backyard
- Bug spray during the new moon cycle and at sunset for the most effective results
- Doing it yourself once a month or once every other month is all it takes
Tip: download an app/widget on your phone that lets you know when a new moon (no moon) is coming. Its been a huge help for me.
Here is the magical combination of chemicals
- 3-6oz of Permethrin
- 48 ml of Demand CS (brand name is very important)
- 2 gallon sprayer
- Add water, mix and spray
The best prices on the chemicals can be found on Amazon.com. Online prices are about half of the price compared to retail stores. Also, since Scorpions are fairly dormant during the winter months, you can save some money and skip Permethrin.
You might want to add a little weed killer to the mix and take care of the yard while you’re at it.
If you want to talk with the ONE AND ONLY authority on scorpions, reach out to Seal Out Scorpions. They get contracts all over the world to seal out celebrity homes. Best part is, they are local, small and really honest people to work with. These guys will give you all the education you need. Most pest companies don’t know jack squat about treating for scorpions. www.sealoutscorpions.com.
We have a lot more information and resources when it comes to scorpions. Don’t hesitate to reach out with questions.
At the end of the day, I love my home and I’ve very happy I didn’t move when I found the scorpions.