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.