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Types of scorpions

Scorpions have surpassed spiders as the number 1 most feared pest by the general population.

Living in the Arizona desert puts us at odds with all 4 of the most common types of scorpions on a regular basis. Knowing how to recognize the different types wont make them less creepy, but it may help you rest easier knowing if they pose a significant health risk to your children, or that what you have found is less dangerous. In total, more than 50 different types of scorpions can be found in Arizona. Here we will discuss the most common.

Four Common Types of  Arizona  Scorpions

Four Common Types of Arizona Scorpions


The Arizona bark scorpion

(Centruroides sculpturatus)

This species is the only scorpion within the United States that is considered, and has proven to be deadly to humans.


The Arizona giant hairy scorpion

(Hadrurus Arizonensis)

This species is the largest species of scorpion found in the United States. It can grow up to six inches in length.


The Arizona Stripetail Scorpion

(Vaejovis Spinigerus)

It’s also called the devil scorpion due to its appearance. You can identify this species by its brown or tan stripes.


The yellow ground scorpion

(Vaejovis Confusu)

The Vaejovis confusus or yellow ground scorpion is yellowish in color with slender hands and fingers.

Preventing Scorpion Infestations

Prevention is a far better alternative to fighting a scorpion infestation on your property. Here are a few tips to help you keep them at bay.

  • Keep brush and debris away from your property. If you store firewood in your yard, keep it at least 30 feet away from your home.
  • Limit the presence of rocks in gardens and play areas.
  • Repair all water leaks from air conditioners, pipes and irrigation systems as soon as possible. Wet, warm conditions attract scorpions.
  • If you do find live scorpions in your yard or home, contact a pest control company immediately for professional help.
Protect Your Chandler Home From Scorpions

Protect Your Chandler Home From Scorpions

Here at Scorpion Shield, our team takes pride in what we do and only uses products and methods that are safe for children and pets. We are your local experts in controlling scorpions and have the training and treatments needed to handle pests around your Chandler, Gilbert or Queen Creek property. Contact us today and learn more about our effective home and commercial pest control services. We are committed to helping others keep their homes and families safe!


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