Winter Time Scorpion Control in Arizona March 1, 2019 - By: Nathan Woolf We have mild winter weather here in Arizona, so many of our pest populations stay active. A common myth is that scorpions die off during the winter, but they actually just hibernate. In fact, because scorpions don’t like cold weather, they often choose to hibernate in homes where they can stay warm all winter. Here’s what you need to know about scorpion control in the winter months.Arizona Bark Scorpions Live Year RoundScorpions are very resilient and can survive extremely cold temperatures and bark scorpions hibernate during the winter. While scorpions are solitary creatures, bark scorpions actually hibernate together in clusters of up to 30 scorpions.Although they can survive cold temperatures, scorpions don’t like the cold so they hide in warm places in the winter. As the temperatures begin to cool down in the fall, scorpions look for a warm dark places to hibernate. Often, this means that scorpions will make their way inside your home during the winter months to stay warm. Once inside, they hide in any dark, warm crevice that they can find. Scorpions only need an opening 1/16” wide to intrude, so they can be found in crevices between floors and baseboards, behind furniture, and even in shoes.If you have scorpions in your home in the winter, you’ll likely notice them as the days start to get a little bit warmer. We often hear from people needing scorpion control when the weather starts to warm up, and one of the common misconceptions is that scorpion season is beginning. In fact, these scorpions found in your home were most likely hibernating all winter long. Sometimes, however, they aren’t noticed until the outside temperatures start to warm up, and scorpions come out of hibernation. $50 Off Your Initial Service CALL NOW GET QUOTEOffer valid when you start any Blue Sky 365 programWinter Scorpion Control in Phoenix Once you discover a scorpion or scorpions in your home in the winter, we recommend you contact a reputable pest control company to treat for scorpions. At Blue Sky, our process to deal with scorpions is thorough and effective. We begin by treating the full perimeter of block wall on your home with every service and provide a power treated foundation that creates a barrier designed to keep pests out of your home. Our truck-mounted power sprayer penetrates down to where bugs nest and breed, targeting them at their source.At Blue Sky Pest Control, we always mix our products at the maximum recommended level specifically to control scorpions. By taking a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to winter scorpion control, we can help ensure that your home is scorpion free within an appropriate time frame.Arizona Scorpion PreventionIn Phoenix, prevention is one of the best steps you can take to ensure winter control of scorpions. This begins ensuring that all entry points are closed off. Scorpions can enter a home through the tiniest crack, so it’s important to make sure that your home is sealed at pipes, utility entry points, and doors. A good rule of thumb is that if you can see daylight through an entry point into your home, it probably needs to be repaired or replaced. For example, replacing old weather stripping on doors can help prevent scorpions from getting inside your home. Another good step to take to prevent scorpion entry into your home is to make sure trees, foliage and shrubbery are trimmed away from your house, and not to overwater plants as scorpions thrive on water.If you have taken steps to repair common entry points, your home is well prepared to begin preventative scorpion treatment. A licensed Arizona pest control company can come in to exterminate scorpions and focus on areas that are difficult to seal. A preventative approach to winter scorpion control will set you up for success year round in Phoenix. At Blue Sky Pest Control, our integrated pest management solution is designed to provide you with recommendations customized to your home. With our recommendations, you can make your home scorpion proof.After your home has been treated for scorpions, and you’ve taken preventative measures to seal your home to limit scorpions entry into your home, you’re ready for year round preventative scorpion treatment. At Blue Sky, our services are fully guaranteed. We recommend regular services to ensure that the foundation of your home remains an effective barrier for keeping pests out of your home. Our scorpion control also targets earwigs, cockroaches, and ants at no additional charge.Armed with knowledge about scorpion activity in the winter, you can effectively treat your home to control existing scorpion populations in and around your home and prevent future scorpion infestations.Please call us with any questions at (480) 635-8492. Our call center staff includes Arizona licensed technicians who can help assess your needs and answer your questions. In most cases we can provide a treatment plan and pricing right over the phone.