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Scorpion Home Inspections

Scorpion Inspections For Home Buyers And Sellers

Before

Schedule, Pay, Sign Contract, Open Drawers, Doors, Cabinets & Turn Off Lights

During

Optional – Join Us While We Sweep

After

A Card With Total Found Is Placed On Front Door

Later

Report Sent Via Email Prior To End Of Inspection Period

If you are buying or selling a home, our Scorpion Home Inspections are perfect for you. We can either remove your scorpions prior to a buyer inspecting the home or work with buyers to ensure the property is scorpion free. Our Scorpion Removal Technicians will inspect the entirety of the home’s outside and inside areas using a high-powered ultraviolet light that causes the scorpions to brightly appear in the dark night. Scorpions are hand removed from the property. This approach ensures there are no deceased scorpions or chemicals left behind. We will tell you exactly where we found all of the scorpions, recommend habitats to remove, identify the source of the scorpions and let you know how difficult we feel it will be to exterminate the scorpions entirely.

As technicians are moving throughout the property, they will be observing the qualities they believe are causing scorpions to inhabit the area. Our technicians are certified through the Pest Management division of the Arizona Department of Agriculture. Scorpion Sweeper Removal Technicians also must also meet a minimum number of sweeps prior to being able to inspect homes. Each of these requirements ensures our employees are informed regarding the driving source behind each property’s scorpion population.

Audit / Home Inspection Details:

  • Walk the exterior and interior of the property inspecting and removing scorpions
  • Documenting the number of scorpions and where they are caught
  • Observe and document the source of the scorpions
  • Options for buyers/property owners/realtors to walk with the certified Pest Control Technician during inspection
  • Conclude inspection with a report that summarizes our initial findings, and a strategy for future prevention

Home Inspection

  • Scorpion Audit +
  • Sweep of Interior of Home
    (if vacant)
  • Priority Scheduling
  • Expedited Reporting

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Working With Realtors And Property Managers

We love working with realtors and property managers. Our goal is to make the process as quick and easy as possible while keeping clients happy. We offer preferred scheduling and expedited report delivery for our Home Inspections to ensure you have all the information you need prior to the end of your inspection period.

Prior to the close of your inspection period, we will email our report to you that outlines how many scorpions were found, where they were found, our recommendations to remove habitats, the source of the scorpions and a prevention strategy moving forward. We will let you know how difficult it will be to eliminate the scorpion problem prior to your purchase or sale of the home.

In the unlikely case that there is litigation regarding the home sale we will be more than willing to present our findings in court.

Home Inspections include the outside and the inside of the property if the inside is vacant. We ask that prior to sunset the day of the Home Inspection all doors, drawers, cabinets and anything else you would like us to look in is opened. This will allow us to sweep the home quickly, without a lot of movement that may cause the scorpions to hide. We also ask that all interior and exterior lights are turned off prior to sunset.

If your home is not vacant we recommend a Scorpion Audit. Based on our finding and your purchase decision we can sign you up for Maintenance Service.

If you are looking for information about scorpions and buying a home you may like our article How To Tell If A House Has Scorpions.

Scorpion Home Inspection Report

Total Scorpions Removed

26

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.

Strategy Moving Forward

Our 25-50 scorpion strategy is 4 weekly sweeps, then maintenance service in the summer.

When we find this many scorpions, our data shows it takes approximately four consecutive weekly sweeps to get into single digits. At that point, we recommend monthly sweeps during the summer. Our maintenance service keeps the population at a manageable level, and can even eliminate the problem.

Average Results Based On Your Total

25-50 Scorpion Success Graph

25-50 Scorpion Success Graph

Source Of The Scorpions

The source of the scorpions is the stone facade on the home and pillars. Scorpions are living here and moving into other areas. Another likely source is the neighbor’s property by the trash cans, the thick shrubs are a great habitat. The concrete blocks on the back left corner of the pool deck had a couple scorpions too.

Our Recommendations

  • Seal or remove the stone facade that is on the home. The scorpions are living behind this facade. There is ample habitat with all the cracks and crevices.
  • 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.
  • General pest control is recommended to kill the prey species for the scorpions. We saw various other pests while sweeping your property.
  • 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.

Scorpion Details

Arizona Bark Scorpions Found: 26

Desert Hairy Scorpions: 0

Striped Tail Scorpions: 0

Babies Caught: 0

Mothers Caught: 0

Scorpions Found in the Front Yard

Scorpions were seen in the facade of the home and fence pillars. This is the major hot spot on the property. The scorpions are living under these rocks.

Scorpions Found in the Back Yard

Scorpions were seen in the corner by the trash cans. Around the built-in grill. In the bushes by the back of the home.

Scorpions Found Inside House

There were no scorpions found on 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.
  • Spider webs were seen on the property. We were not able to see what species they were from.

Other Notes

This will be a hard problem to solve if the stone facades are present on the property. They provide great habitat.