Best way to find a Bark Scorpion… Dead

Dead Bark ScorpionCustomers always ask what is the best way to find Bark Scorpions. The answer that TheLens provides, “Dead”. On the more serious side, Bark Scorpions are easiest to notice at night with the help of a blacklight, however the best way to find ANY Scorpion activity is to have a trained eye to find hiding places, and structural issues that allow entry into the structure. While many pest control companies focus on the application of the treatment on the structure-15 minutes, TheLens trains their technicians to hunt whether it is day or night for your scorpion activity. The best way to find Scorpion activity is dead, dried up, brittle, and falling apart when you pick them up. If you pick up a Scorpion that is limp, dangles by stinger, or moves alittle when you attempt to grab it-make sure you take a hard sole shoe and stomp on it first. The venom from a sting will leave you with a less than enjoyable outcome or contact TheLens for you Bark Scorpion pest control service (702)582-5367.

While an occasional Scorpion may enter a structure through an unsealed crack or crevices, TheLens warranties all The Grande Pest Control Plans for interior Scorpion activity so we will address the interior issues with the exterior issues at no additional cost to you at the time of your service or in between services within 48 business hours.

Scorpion Prevention

Scorpion activity is most active throughout the warmer months but Scorpions tend to move more as they begin to mate throughout the Spring season. Female and Male Scorpions will travel long distances to locate another Scorpion to mate on occasion. Scorpions also move more often when searching for a hiding spot to get away from the inclement weather, as the days getter hotter Scorpions will look for a cooler place to hide, and vice versa with colder weather. Removing clutter (leaves, roof tiles, bricks, lumber, chopped wood, storage totes, rugs, and many other items) eliminates locations for Scorpions hide under along the perimeter of a structure. Sealing cracks, crevices, holes, gaps, and any other openings around wires, pipes, expansion joints, contractor repairs, and contractor additions will prevent Scorpions from entering a structure. Glueboards are an excellent monitoring option when small children or pets are not in the immediate area of the glueboard placement.

Preventative pest control treatments can deter or even eliminate Scorpion activity if applied correctly. Scorpion treatments should be applied according to the label and may include perimeter applications up to 10 ft away from the foundation, 3 ft up the foundation wall, around doors/windows/overhead garage doors, and along fencelines. Bark Scorpions are vertical climbers and may find themselves on interior/exterior walls-treatments along the soffit will help with Scorpions that may find themselves bridging from a tree/bush to a structure if branches aren’t trimmed away from exterior rooflines, and walls. Palm Trees should be shaved to a minimum of 8 ft high to eliminate Bark Scorpions located underneath the trimmed Palm fronds.