Scorpion Hunting is Fun! Phoenix / Scottsdale Scorpion Control

Phoenix and Scottsdale Scorpion Control Pros know that regular nighttime scorpion hunts are both effective and fun!

Phoenix Scorpion Control and Scottsdale Scorpion Control is one of the more difficult, involved, and rewarding tasks for a Pest Control Pro to take on. Scorpion hiding places are sometimes hard to isolate, and the scorpions themselves are very tough to kill, and almost impossible to prevent.  So what can a homeowner do to help their pest pro and make treatments more effective? Nighttime black-light hunts are a fun way to kill some time and a lot of those nasties, helping to keep the population down on your property and reducing the amount of scorpions that have the potential to get into your home.

All scorpions fluoresce or “glow” under ultraviolet light. On nights with a lot of moonlight this causes them to stay hidden most of the time. But we can get ultraviolet flashlights, or black-lights, and make them glow ourselves.

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Scorpion glowing under ultraviolet light.

Why do they fluoresce? Well there’s part of an answer to that question. Scorpions have a layer in their exoskeleton called the cuticle. This cuticle protects them from all sorts of things, including making them less susceptible to pesticides. It also has a substance in it called Hyaline. Hyaline is what causes the cuticle to fluoresce in ultraviolet light, but scientists still aren’t sure where the hyaline comes from. But they know that its a very durable substance lasting for millions of years because they have found scorpion fossils that fluoresce in the same way!

So here’s the fun part! Grabbing an ultraviolet flashlight and going outside to check your property for scorpions at night can do a few beneficial things for you. First it can help you locate and identify the heaviest infested ares on you property so that you can share this information with your Scottsdale Scorpion Control technician and help make your treatments much more effective!

 

 

The other benefit to nighttime hunts is to help reduce the population on your property, making breeding more difficult for them and generally making your home less likely to be invaded by these creepy, nasty gangsters of the arthropod world.

Shining your light along Block fences, cracks and crevices, large rock formations, around trees and around the foundation of your home are all great ways of finding scorpions. taking a quick knockdown aerosol or other means of dispatching them is the last step. When you locate a scorpion, first kill it immediately, then take note of the exact location for your records and to help your Scottsdale Scorpion control pro to know the heaviest problem areas.

Many of my customers have a good time doing this and have seen results much faster than relying on pesticide treatments alone. That’s what the natural approach to pest control is all about, Making use of every tool available to use so that we do not have to count on just the pesticides that we use.

If you’ve got a problem with scorpions…or any pest…or you simply have a question…call NaturZone Pest Control at 602-476-1088 and ask for me, Jeffrey.  I’ll be happy to speak with you anytime.

Till then, thanks for reading!

Here’s to living Pest Free,

Jeffrey

PS. Call 602-476-1088 today for a FREE Consultation and FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

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