Do you enjoy warm, and moist climatic conditions? I reckon some of you do. But these conditions can also help breed the scorpion population if you are dwelling in Phoenix, Arizona. Quite a shocker, huh!
Several studies on the scorpion community have revealed that there are 6 superfamilies in the arachnid taxonomy. It includes 2,000 species of scorpions in the world. There are over 30 species of Scorpions in Arizona. A few of which are found in the US are the most venomous ones.
Bark Scorpion Physiology
At first glance, one cannot obviously make out if it’s poisonous or otherwise. The bark scorpion is the most venomous amongst them all. They move furtively in a quick and efficient manner. And they have one of the higher levels of toxicity in their venom even though they appear to be less harmful than a black and large scorpion. It might sound exciting to collect artifacts similar to these arachnids but certainly not the real ones.
They have the inherent tendency of hiding themselves within their natural environment and exhibit an assiduity to protect themselves from any obscure threats due to their size and ability to move swiftly. These arachnids have a body resistant to loss of water and hence are very well adapted to even hot climates. One can find them under rocks, cracks, and trees, but they are also easy to find indoors in a certain time of the year. They can be found especially in sinks, tubs, drawers or dark cupboards and are not very easily found especially if it’s a baby scorpion in the house.
At night during winter you will find these looking for some sanctum that could keep them warm and dry. Wastebaskets and food sources can also attract these spiders in households. They prey on beetles, spiders, crickets, cockroaches and other insects usually found at home too. A more alarming situation would be to find a baby scorpion in the house. This could easily be an indication of bigger numbers to be found within and outside the house. A mother scorpion has the ability to reproduce as many as 25 to 35 baby scorpions in favorable climatic conditions such as the warm and dry summers.
Preventive Measures to Eradicate Baby scorpions
To make your home free of scorpion menace you can do certain practices:
- Ensure to eliminate wood piles and kind of debris, pile or a cluster of leaves.
- Fill in any gaps in your substratum or cracks in your walls that could be a hiding place for the arachnids.
- Spray insecticide designed for scorpions.
- Apply weather stripping to doors and windows.
- Also remember to remove the shambles and disarrangements from inside and outside your home, too.
- Taking help from an exterminator or bug control service provider can assist in remedial measures to curb the activity of baby scorpions.
- Formulate your own spraying solutions to suppress the proliferation of these bugs.
- To check the oppressive nature of scorpions and prevent them from cohabitating our environment, one should pack the food items in sealed air-tight jars or containers.
Keeping the surroundings clean and tidy can create an environment of happiness and keep the bugs and scorpions away.