Scorpions are fearsome-looking predators that hunt pests like insects, spiders, snails, rodents, and small snakes. Unfortunately, when they feel threatened, they will attack people or pets and pack a mighty sting. While most scorpions are not deadly to healthy adult humans, their sting is excruciating. It can pose a severe threat to children, seniors, pets, and anyone who is allergic to them. Mosquito Joe®’s professional scorpion pest control removes the hard-shelled arachnids on your property and prevents their return.

That’s right! In addition to mosquito control and our other pest control services, we help you get rid of scorpions, too.

Signs of a Potential Scorpion Problem

While scorpions typically prefer dry, semi-arid habitats, most states in America host scorpion populations. (Not to worry — we have locations across the U.S.). Don’t wait for a full-blown scorpion infestation before calling for scorpion pest control to protect your family and pets from the dreadful stingers. Of course, sighting a scorpion in your yard or home (shudder) is the clearest sign you have scorpions, but there are a couple of other signs to watch for.

  • Empty Exoskeletons: As scorpions grow, they shed their exoskeleton for a new one. You might see an empty exoskeleton or two around their nest.
  • Droppings: Tiny, round, black pellets, smaller than mouse droppings, may be found in the attic or basement.

Other sites offering scorpion pest control mistake things that can attract scorpions, like shady gardens, citrus trees, and small insects, for signs that scorpions are on your property. Some even list living in a recently built home as a “sign.” These are certainly attractive conditions for the stinging arachnids. However, the only true indications of scorpion habitation you’re likely to see are the scorpions themselves, molted exoskeletons, or their droppings.

A one-time sighting in your yard doesn’t mean you need an emergency appointment with a scorpion exterminator service. Scorpions are both solitary and territorial, so seeing one doesn’t necessarily mean there are many more nearby. However, repeated sightings outdoors or spotting one in your home makes scorpion pest control more urgent.

Preventing Scorpions

Prevention is the best pest control for scorpions. Scorpions prey on insects and other small pests, so keeping their food source out of your home and garden keeps the stingers away, too. If you eliminate scorpion food, water, and shelter sources on your property, scorpions have no reason to make their home alongside yours.

Scorpion Prevention Outdoors

  • Repair all leaky faucets and irrigation fixtures
  • Eliminate all sources of standing water
  • Keep grass, shrubs, and trees neatly trimmed, and don’t let foliage touch the house walls
  • Remove leaf litter, fallen branches, loose rocks, and wood piles
  • Seal any cracks and crevices in walls, decks, patios, and fences
  • Establish a three-foot perimeter of gravel around your property
  • Keep trash cans tightly sealed to prevent attracting pests that can attract scorpions
  • Store pet food or birdseed in tightly sealed containers
  • Use yellow bulbs or sodium vapor lights in exterior lighting

Scorpion Prevention Indoors

  • Repair all window screens
  • Seal all cracks and crevices in exterior walls
  • Caulk around all doors, windows, and wall penetrations where pipes or cords pass-through
  • Screen the chimney vent
  • Clean up spilled food immediately
  • Pick up pet food when the pet has finished eating
  • Store all food in air-tight containers
  • Repair all leaky faucets and prevent standing water

If your scorpion prevention efforts can’t stay ahead of the problem, call your local scorpion exterminator service — Mosquito Joe.

Residential Scorpion Control or Commercial Scorpion Control

Effective pest control is a matter of health and protection for your family members, pets, staff, and customers. Trust Mosquito Joe to provide scorpion pest control, which you can rely on. Our service professionals are experts on scorpion behavior and habitat. They treat your premises, targeting all the spots where the stinging critters hide so you can enjoy your outdoor spaces again.

In addition, the Neighborly Done Right Promise™ and the Mosquito Joe Satisfaction Guarantee back all our work as a sign of our commitment to your satisfaction in everything we do.

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Scorpion Pest Control Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How long does it take to see results from scorpion control treatments?

Scorpions are notoriously hard to remove, and even professional scorpion pest control takes some time. You should see a distinct reduction in scorpion activity within a week of the first treatment. Further reduction will occur with continued service until you’re unlikely to spot one.

Are scorpion control treatments toxic to my family and pets?

Our scorpion exterminator treatments are necessarily toxic to control the stubborn critters. However, once the treatment is fully dry, your children and pets can resume outdoor play. The treatment remains effective against the scorpions.

Is scorpion control a one-time service, or do I need regular treatments?

Scorpions are exceptionally adapted to survival and very difficult to treat. A single scorpion pest control treatment will significantly reduce the current scorpion population on your property. However, the remaining arachnids will breed, and nearby scorpions may move in to exploit the resources that first attracted your pests. Effective scorpion control requires an integrated pest management plan with recurring services.