I was reading your article on the website about scorpions and I had some questions. I live in Tucson, Arizona and since I moved into my home in March of this year, I have found 4 scorpions. I believe they are bark scorpions. The first one was found in April and it was about 2 inches in size, found downstairs. The next two I found were in July (found two weeks apart) upstairs, and were tiny..definitely babies. And I just found one this morning downstairs in the kitchen…it must have come out maybe 10 minutes after I left the kitchen and when I came back there it was not moving. It was a young – only half inch big. Do I have an infestation? I don’t know if finding 4 in 5 months is a lot. It is the monsoon season here so it’s probably mating season. I don’t know but I am definitely worried that we have an infestation. Could you please provide me with your expertise? I intend to order Cy-Kick to treat the outside and inside of the house in the meantime. Thanks so much!
I think it’s safe to say you’ve got an active infestation. I’m also thinking you’ve got them in your attic if you’re finding any inside the home upstairs which you state is happening. Typically the babies don’t travel that far which tells me they must have come from close by and the attic would be a logical location.
It sounds like you’ve read through our SCORPION CONTROL article which explains in great detail what you should do. No doubt the CYKICK should be applied but don’t forget the DETAMETHRIN GRANULES on the outside. Especially in the mulch area. For the living spaces, be sure to get some SCORPION TRAPS set out and though you can use the Cykick concentrate inside, the CYKICK AEROSOL is usually the better way to go since it lets you treat all the cracks and crevices a lot better with it’s included injecting straw.
Lastly, I’m thinking the attic should be dusted with some DRIONE based on the little ones being seen upstairs. You could opt to hold off and wait to see if the inside treatments gets rid of all the activity and if you get them good outside with the liquid and granules, the attic might turn out to be a non issue. But it’s just too soon to tell for sure and only after a 1-2 month period will you know if the other treatments handled the problem completely. Good luck!
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Scorpion Control Article: http://www.bugspray.com/article/scorpions.html
DeltaGuard Granules: http://www.bugspraycart.com/insecticide/granule/delta-guard-20-lb