Sting Operation: Why Scorpions are No Laughing Matter for Your Business

Scorpions are a common sight in the Arizona and Nevada area, and they can pose a significant threat to businesses.  Business owners should be aware of the dangers that scorpions can be to their employees and customers, as well as the potential damage they can cause to their property.

Scorpions in Arizona and Nevada are most likely to arrive during the warm months, typically between March and October. They are nocturnal creatures and prefer to hide during the day, usually in cool and dark places such as under rocks, logs, and debris. Scorpions are attracted to moisture and tend to congregate near water sources like pools, ponds, and leaky pipes. They are also attracted to food sources such as insects, spiders, and other small animals.

At Sprague, we understand the threat that scorpions can pose to your business, and we offer specialized commercial pest control services to protect your business, employees, and customers.

Scorpion Stings and Health Risks

Scorpions are known for their painful stings, which can cause a variety of symptoms ranging from mild discomfort to severe reactions. Some people may experience immediate pain and swelling at the site of the sting, while others may develop symptoms like numbness, muscle twitching, and difficulty breathing. In rare cases, scorpion stings can even be fatal.

For businesses, scorpion stings can be a serious liability. If an employee or customer is stung on your property, you could be held responsible for any resulting medical bills or lost wages. In addition, the negative publicity from a scorpion sting incident could harm your reputation and deter customers from doing business with you.

Property Damage

In addition to the health risks posed by scorpions, these pests can also cause damage to your property. Scorpions are known for their ability to climb and squeeze through small spaces, which means they can easily access buildings and cause damage to walls, floors, and other structures.

Protecting Your Business from Scorpions

To protect your business from the threat of scorpions, it’s important to work with a commercial pest control company like Sprague that has experience in dealing with these pests. We offer a variety of pest control services designed to keep scorpions and other pests out of your workplace, including:

  • Comprehensive inspections to identify areas of scorpion activity and entry points.
  • Customized pest control plans that address your specific needs and challenges.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques like exclusion, sanitation, and monitoring to prevent scorpion infestations.
  • Targeted treatments to eliminate scorpions and minimize the use of pesticides.
  • Ongoing monitoring and reporting to ensure continued protection from scorpions and other pests.

Partnering with Sprague for your commercial pest control needs can help you protect your employees and customers from the health risks of scorpion stings, as well as prevent property damage and liability issues. Contact us today to learn more about our scorpion control services and how we can help keep your business pest-free.