How to Keep Scorpions Out of Your Home


There are lots of different insects and pests that we all have to deal with, no matter where we live. However, those residing in Arizona have a relatively dangerous threat in the Arizona Bark Scorpion. While there are more dangerous and deadly scorpions in the world, this particular scorpion is the most lethal in the United States. This has residents of Arizona wondering how to keep scorpions out of your home and what to do if you find them indoors.

Scorpions are a fact of life for those living in scorpion territory, such as desert climates, but they do not have to be a danger in your home. When you take the proper steps to keep scorpions out of your home, you’ll be creating a safer place for your family and pets, free of the dangers of the Arizona Bark Scorpion and many other troublesome pests, as well.

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Keep Scorpions Out of Your Home

The first and most important step to keep scorpions out of your home is to treat the area outside your home to have your home sprayed regularly for scorpions and other pests. A reliable, professional pest control service is your best line of defense against dangerous Bark Scorpions and other problematic creatures that you may find around your home.

Make sure that there are no cracks or openings around the exterior of your home that could create a place for scorpions and other pests to enter. Fill or patch any holes and cracks and ensure that all the seals on your doors and windows seal properly.

Keep your yard clean and free of nesting areas that are inviting to scorpions. Woodpiles, rocks, and landscaping debris are prime places for scorpions to hide out. Palm and citrus trees are also very inviting places for scorpions to dwell, as they have everything they need for a good nesting spot, including moisture and a good food supply in the insects they attract.

What to Do If Scorpions Get Inside

The best thing to do if you find that you have scorpions in your home is to call for professional help. While some use home remedies with limited success, a professional pest control service will be able to help you quickly and efficiently. They know what to use, where to look, and how to treat your property, ensuring that the problem is handled safely.

Continue regular treatments of your property on a monthly basis to ensure that scorpions and other pests stay under control. Even if the initial treatment seems to get the problem under control, monthly treatments are necessary to ensure that those dangerous pests do not return and begin to wreak havoc once again.

Responsible Pest Control provides targeted pest control that has no odor and low toxicity, making it a great solution to keep your family safe from both scorpions as well as other common desert area pests. They offer a guarantee that any scorpions that you see on your property while it’s being regularly serviced by their technicians will be either dead or dying.

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Shannan Powell is a mom of 3 boys, who has worked from home as a freelance writer and blogger since the birth of her middle son. Her spare time is spent volunteering with her son's swim team, reading, and binge watching random shows on Netflix.

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3 years ago

Gosh I guess I’m pretty thankful scorpions are one thing I don’t have problems with in my house! These are good ideas though and I’m glad it’s something you can call a pest control company for!

3 years ago

I actually had no idea that this was an issue that people face. YIKES! I’m not sure what I would do if I saw one in my home.

Cathy Mini
Cathy Mini
3 years ago

Ohhh thank to your post this is so great and must be share and be aware to this kind situation now i know it..thanks allot .

3 years ago

I’m so thankful I don’t live where scorpions do. That would be crazy!

Ruth I
Ruth I
3 years ago

Ugh. Glad we do not need to deal with scorpions here. But yes, it’s the best to call for professional help to be safe.

Nancy at Whispered Inspirations

Oh my goodness, I would freak out if I had them in my home but, it’s good to know that you are prepared for them. When I am in an area with them, I’ll keep this in mind.

3 years ago

Thank you for these tips. Fortunately, I haven’t seen any scorpions since I got here in the U.S. I’ve seen some back in my home country before though.

Lisa Favre
3 years ago

Oh my goodness, I didn’t realize that there was a scorpion pest problem in Arizona! Yes, that would definitely take a professional service.

Sara Welch
3 years ago

I am so happy to say that I do not have this problem. Lord help those that do!

Laura Dove
3 years ago

Oh wow I had no idea this was an issue for anyone! We live in the UK and I cant even imagine! Aghhhh!!

Ty @ TravelTasTily
3 years ago

I am absolutely afraid of all bugs and can’t stand the site of them. If I saw them in my home, I’d move.

Dr. K. Lee Banks
3 years ago

Wow, I’m glad I live in Maine! I would totally freak out if I had to worry about scorpions getting in the house. Yikes! My son and his wife and daughter live in New Mexico. I’m wondering if this is a potential problem for them! I’ll have to ask them.

3 years ago

Yikes, if I saw one in my house I’m pretty sure I’d just leave everything and move rather run out, lol! That’s scarier than a spider, but my husband is more sensible and would call the pest guy 🙂