Sealing your house can solve many in home infestations. Insects and other pests often will enter a home through an unsealed door, torn screen, crack in the foundation or walls. After entry the pest will inhabit a portion of your home and reproduce. After a pest has infested your home it can be very difficult to exterminate. To prevent these pest from entering your home specific measures can be taken to seal these entry points. In this article we will cover all aspects of a home seal for pest prevention.
There are many ways to make your home and property less habitable for scorpions and other pests. All Eleven of these tips are simple and can be completed in a matter or hours at any home for very little cost. By pruning your landscaping, removing pest habitats and repairing entry points you can limit pests in your home and yard.
If you are finding many pests inside your home please read our Post on Home Sealing. Sealing your house is a great option for someone who has an infestation inside their home.
A desperate Gilbert, Arizona family looking to prevent scorpions the best way possible contacted Scorpion Sweepers. Finding that their property walls were the main habitat for their scorpions we recommended Property Wall Sealing. The sealing worked great, finding no scorpions in the month of November.
In September of 2016, ABC’s Nightline News featured Scorpion Sweepers in one of their news pieces. The six-minute segment had a full three minutes devoted to covering and highlighting our Scorpion Control methods. This video is unique as it outlines how we work from the start to the end of a night.
On July 23rd, 2016 our Founder, Ben Holland was asked to present at the Arizona Science Center, Bugtastic Weekend. His presentation was about fifteen minutes long and was created for young children. He discussed scorpions found in the Phoenix, Arizona area, how they glow and what to do if you encounter one.
On April 29th, 2016 we were featured on the Channel 3 Ten O’clock news. They had seen our story in The New York Times and were interested in highlighting our scorpion pest control services for their audience. They piece is about two and a half minutes long and follows us through an alley in Tempe, Arizona.
On a cool April night, we headed to North Scottsdale to conduct a Scorpion Audit. This home was in the Cactus and Loop 101 area, near the McDowell Mountains. At this almost two acre home, we collected and removed 106 Arizona Bark Scorpions and one Desert Hairy Scorpion.
There were many factors that lead to this scorpion infestation. Mainly the abundance of habitat in the form of Oleander Bushes, Palm Trees, and large river rock.
On Saturday, April 30th, 2016 Scorpions Sweepers was lucky enough to be featured in the New York Times. Our front page of the National Section story was highlighted on the Front Page of that weekend’s paper. The story discusses a Scorpion Audit the reporter shadowed us on. On that audit in North Scottsdale, we collected 107 Arizona Bark Scorpions.
Scorpions are arthropods, they have eight legs, two pedipalps, and a tail with a venom-injecting barb. Scorpions have two venom glands that produce venom used in hunting and self defense. Scorpions do not have bones instead they have an exoskeleton made of chitin, which is similar to the shell of a shrimp.
On March 10th, of 2016 our Founder, Ben Holland was interviewed by Jen Wall a reporter for NBC 12 KPNX’s morning news. They were discussing the early arrival of scorpions, where in the valley they are found and how to prevent them on your own. Throughout the morning Ben was featured in four segments between 4:30-7am.