Maintenance Scorpion Control Service

The Best Scorpion Prevention Possible

Our Maintenance Scorpion Control Service is the second phase of our scorpion prevention plan. After a Scorpion Home Inspection is completed, maintenance sweeps are needed to quickly lower the population and keep it at a manageable level or exterminate the scorpions entirely. The graph below shows the average results from our maintenance program, segmented by the number scorpions we removed on the first visit. Based on our data, even the worst issues can be managed.

Maintenance scorpion prevention

Maintenance Success Rate

Our technicians use UV floodlights to find then hand remove scorpions from the external part of your property. No pesticides or other chemicals are used.

Service Being Performed In Scottsdale, AZ

Service Being Performed In Scottsdale, AZ

When you sign up for our maintenance scorpion prevention service the same group of sweepers will perform the service. This allows us to get to know your property very well, learning where the habitats are, where scorpions are normally located and provide advanced recommendations to prevent scorpions. Our maintenance service is performed at night between 7:30 pm – 4 am. An email will be sent 24 hours prior to your audit letting you know the general time you can expect us.

Due to the popularity of the program and the fact that there are only 10 spots total we ask for an annual commitment. We have found that clients who commit a year or more, have fewer than ten scorpions on per visit. Here is a detailed break down of the planned service:

  • A total of 30 visits
  • Weekly outdoor sweeps during the active season, March 15 – November 15 (18 total)
  • Monthly indoor-outdoor sweep (12 total)
  • Weeks excluded:
    • New Year’s Eve
    • Easter (after)
    • Memorial Day
    • 4th of July
    • Labor Day
    • Columbus Day
    • Veterans Day
    • Thanksgiving
    • Christmas

Our maintenance reporting is the same as the Scorpion Home Inspections reporting. A card will be placed on your door with the number of scorpions found immediately after the service. This card will contain the technician’s name, license number, date, and time. Within a week of the sweep a detailed report will be emailed containing:

  • Documenting the number of scorpions and a map where they are caught
  • A graphical depiction population of scorpions
  • Recommendations to eliminate scorpion habitats

We will also let you know of other things we find on the property like dead birds, other pest infestations, suspicious activity, and damage lighting.

Sample report

Total Scorpions Removed

Scorpions 19*

Sweep & Location Map

Scorpion Collection Map

The blue line is the path the sweeper walked and the purple pins are where the scorpions were found.

Sweep History Report

Sample History Report

Strategy Moving Forward

Maintenance service during the summer.

Our maintenance service keeps the population at a manageable level, and can even eliminate the problem.

Source Of The Scorpions

The source of the scorpions is a combination of factors. First, there is the issue of overgrown vegetation. Many of the bushes in the front and back yard were overgrown at the ground level. This creates the perfect hiding space for scorpions. Also, much of the overgrown bushes in the back are lining the perimeter wall, which is the most common area we find scorpions. This readily available shelter along the perimeter walls creates the perfect shelter for scorpions. Finally, a source of the scorpions could be the fact your family just recently moved into the home. The home being unattended for 2-3 months prior to your arrival could have allowed scorpions to enter the home where they might not have had a family been inhabiting the property.

Our Recommendations

  • Trim landscaping 6-8 inches above the ground and away from walls to prevent shade during the day. Cricket, cockroaches and sometimes scorpions love this habitat.
  • Remove leaf litter and other organic material from the property. This is perfect food and shelter for prey species of scorpions. Scorpions have been known to use this as a habitat as well.
  • Remove piles of wood, bricks, pavers, cinderblocks, or roof tiles from the property. These are scorpions hotels providing many cracks and crevasses that multiple scorpions can live in for years.
  • Remove river rocks over 3 inches in diameter. These rocks provide a perfect habitat for scorpions. They allow them to fit underneath them completely, shading them from the sun.
  • Remove large decorative rocks, they may have space underneath them that scorpions can live in. When it rains the water erodes the dirt underneath them that makes cracks which are perfect habitats for scorpions.
  • There were some plant pots or planters on your property that were placed on the ground. These are great habitats for pest, The space under the pot or planter is a great habitat, there is also ample water from the watering of the plant. We recommend placing these on 4-6 inch tall stands so that air and light can go underneath.

Scorpion Details

Arizona Bark Scorpions 19*
Desert Hairy Scorpions 0*
Striped Tailed Scorpions 0*
Baby Scorpions 0*
Mother Scorpions 0*

Scorpions Found in the Front Yard

There were three scorpions caught in the front yard. Two of them were found at the base of the bushes to the right of your driveway. The third scorpion was found underneath the electricity box on the side of the wall, to the right of the garage.

Scorpions Found in the Back Yard

There 14 scorpions found in the back yard. Three of these scorpions were deceased. The major hot spot in the backyard was the area behind your pool along the back perimeter wall. The vast majority of the scorpions caught were lining the perimeter wall.

Scorpions Found Inside House

We did not sweep the inside of your home.

Other Pests Encountered

  • Crickets were heard throughout the property. Crickets are one of the top prey for scorpions. Crickets are one of the main sources of food for Scorpions, by eliminating this prey item you can reduce your scorpion population.
  • There were small holes in the ground on your property. These holes are probably being created by small mammals. They also can provide habitat for scorpions, other arthropods and small invertebrates.

Other Notes

There were no scorpions seen on our around your children’s play area or toys.

* Sample data

Due to the popularity of the program and the fact that there are only 10 spots total we ask for an annual commitment. We have found that clients who commit over a year or more, all have fewer than ten scorpions on average. Here is a detailed break down of the planned service:

  • A total of 30 visits
  • Weekly outdoor sweeps during the active season, March 15 – November 15 (18 total)
  • Monthly indoor-outdoor sweep (12 total)
  • Weeks excluded: New Year’s Eve, Easter (after), Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Our service is unique and not right for everyone. To be selected there must be a consistent amount of scorpions at your property. We feel that this approach will be the most effective way to keep your scorpion problem at bay. The cost of this year-long program is $15,000. Travel fees apply to people who live outside the loop 101, loop 202/303 and Maricopa County.

Our scorpion maintenance program only has 10 total openings and costs $15,000 a year.