One of the risks of staying in an arid climate with plenty of sunshine is the ever-present risk of sharing a house with scorpions. Arizona is in particular renowned for having one of the deadliest scorpion species, which is a horror story no homeowner would like to encounter. As with all other potential hazards, it is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to encountering pest infestation. Typically the preventative measures involve finding ways through which the house can be completely sealed against any entry by these stingers. Largely, this is because the creatures are nocturnal, and one will never notice the moment they get to your house as you will probably be asleep.
It is also essential to know the behavior of these creatures as it provides a raised ground for talking about any potential problems that might arise. When looking into behavior, one of the primary questions to ask is where do scorpions nest? It is a simple question that sheds light to all risk areas which every homeowner should take to account and must never be ignored. Professional research has equally shown that many cases of scorpion infestation happen after the period commonly associated with their hibernation, which is when they stray to most homes.
The first high-risk area that is prone to scorpion nesting is undisturbed areas which are not frequented by the family members. This is in most instances, the backyard especially when it has lots of landscaping rocks, trees, or material piles that have been there for a while. Scorpions prefer such areas as they hate being disturbed as they are quick to notice human activities and will always get away from areas they are likely to be easily discovered.
Another area which scorpions love is damp and dark places as they get to have plenty of moisture and food which are their primary attraction. These areas can include under concrete slabs and structure footings, especially if they are near the laundry room or along a piping line which has leaks. Once they find a suitable way to get in these areas they will become very comfortable and soon will attract many other scorpions to the same or nearby spots. The infestation can also grow as they mate and reproduce, which could be probably why you noticed a baby scorpion in the house.
Finally, you cannot ignore small entryways into a home such as cracks and crevices that lead to void areas in a house. One of the defining characteristics of scorpions is that they can easily squeeze through the smallest areas since they do not have any bones. This makes any little space a potential entry point into the home, especially when winter is approaching, and they are looking for warmer places to stay. Since there are lots of ways that these stingers can make way into a home, it is vital to have a team of specialists initiate a scorpion control that targets these areas. This is the most practical way of ensuring that there are minimized risks to all your loved ones when the stingers get out of their hibernation.