Scorpions are common in Arizona homes, from our yards to inside our homes. Have you ever wondered what keeps them coming back each season?
Like us, scorpions need food and shelter to survive, but what do scorpions eat on your property?
Check out our post, where we’ll tell you everything you need to know about a scorpion’s diet and ways to diminish their populations around your home!
What do Scorpions Eat Outdoors?
The great outdoors is a scorpion’s primary habitat. In Arizona, scorpions typically populate desert areas and forests, hiding under rocks, on tree bark, in tall grasses, or within deep burrows underground.
No matter the location, all scorpion species consume insects as their primary dietary food source. If they can get their pincers on it, they’ll quickly eat it up!
You won’t find any scorpions snacking on plants or other leafy greens. Scorpions are purely carnivorous, meaning they need to consume meat to survive. They’ll pass on your fruit and vegetables.
Scorpions feast on insects and other arachnids like ants, crickets, cockroaches, beetles, silverfish, or earwigs. These pests will dine on millipedes, centipedes, spiders, or other scorpions too!
Smaller scorpions often become prey to more venomous or bigger species. Larger scorpions typically have more food options than their smaller kin. They may choose to eat small mammals or lizards to sate their hunger.
These pests are highly territorial and opportunistic. If a viable food option creeps near their domain, they’ll strike fast to incapacitate their next meal. Scorpions typically hide camouflaged until they find the perfect time to make a move.
What do Scorpions Eat Indoors?
We all know that scorpions don’t stay hidden forever! Each year, homeowners across Arizona find scorpions sneaking inside and wreaking havoc from early spring to the beginning of the fall season.
Most scorpions head indoors when the temperatures start to dip from October to February, reappearing outdoors and around your yard whenever the heat rises.
While they’re most active during hotter weather, scorpions can still be a problem whenever the winter chill hits. Many scorpions, like the Arizona bark scorpion, gather together to hibernate outdoors or in your home!
Whenever scorpions venture out during spring, they may stick around in your home if you have convenient food stores.
Despite your best efforts, we know that pest infestations are often inevitable. Cockroaches and house spiders are common pests throughout the year, while ants and wasps populate your yard during the hot summer heat.
Rats, mice, ladybugs, and other beetles may stop by during Arizona’s mild winters. While it doesn’t reach freezing temperatures in the Valley, these pests will still look for a warm spot to stay!
Throughout any season, scorpions can feast on various insect delicacies that may populate your home. Cockroaches and silverfish could fall victim to these venomous intruders if you have a significant infestation indoors!
In our yards, scorpions feast on crickets and regularly inhabit homes or yards with large stores of these chirping insects.
Always be careful of existing pest infestations in Arizona. Having significant numbers of insects or spiders inside could encourage scorpions to follow suit. Without proper preventative measures like Scorpion Repel, scorpions can easily invade.
Preventing Scorpions in Your Home
There are a few ways to prevent scorpions from creeping inside. Check out our tips to keep your home scorpion and pest-free!
Eliminate What They Eat
What do scorpions eat? Insects, of course! Everybody’s got to eat, but you should make sure these scorpions are dining elsewhere. If you’re having trouble with scorpions in your home, getting rid of their food could convince the pests to head elsewhere.
Start by eliminating insect hotspots. Clean up around your kitchen, dining rooms, and any other area where you frequently have food. While it’s a pain to keep your kitchen spotless, ants, roaches, and pantry pests flock to any stray crumb.
Give your counters and cabinets a good scrub to eliminate any lingering spills. Don’t forget about your stove, dishwasher, or fridge! Many tiny pests are crafty and will crawl into any space to reach some food.
While this won’t directly eliminate the scorpions, it should remove the bulk of your insect infestation and convenience them to search for their food in another location.
In Arizona, it’s challenging to keep up with pests because of the year-round temperatures. Thankfully, Scorpion Repel has partnered with pest control companies to enhance our products with their pest control treatments. Learn more here!
Trim Back Trees and Bushes
Did you know scorpions can gain access to your home by climbing? Even if you have other areas in your home blocked off, scorpions can crawl up trees or bushes to reach tall vents, windows, or doorways.
To minimize the chance of finding scorpions inside, trim your bushes away from the side of your home. If you utilize Scorpion Repel as one of your scorpion-preventive methods, remember to keep your greenery short!
Plus, untrimmed palm trees are hotspots for scorpions and other pests. Keeping your trees pruned will help keep your yard pest-free! Check out our guide here to learn more about scorpion-proof landscaping!
Use Scorpion Repel!
Our patented product is guaranteed to prevent scorpions from ever entering your home. Our sleek barrier keeps scorpions out of your home and firmly planted on the ground.
Contact us today to learn more about our application process and schedule an appointment!