Organic Scorpion Control With Safer® Brand Products
Scorpions aren't quite deserving of their fearful reputation, but their stings can cause significant discomfort, particularly among people who are allergic to their venom. Many people want to control these pests but are worried about the effect traditional chemical pesticides can have on their family, pets and lawn. Luckily, there are a number of organic scorpion control methods available that can be used around trees, shrubs, vegetables, fruits and houseplants.
There are over 2,000 species of scorpion known to exist on every continent except Antarctica. Every species is venomous; however, within the continental United States, most are not seriously harmful to humans. There is one significant exception to this rule — the Arizona bark scorpion, which is found throughout the Sonoran desert, can cause serious injury, including severe pain, convulsions and difficulty breathing. Thousands of people are stung by the bark scorpion each year, although since 1968 the state of Arizona has recorded only two fatalities.
While a scorpion bite isn't likely to be fatal, it can be painful enough that effective scorpion management is necessary, particularly in the Southwest where the insects are most prevalent. Luckily, there are a few steps homeowners can take to organically control scorpions in the home:
Remove places where the scorpion can hide. This includes trash piles, firewood and other cool, shady places.
Seal cracks in your home's masonry and caulk door and window openings.
Dust and vacuum your home regularly, being sure to clean corners not normally disturbed.
Eliminate common sources of food, including crickets, spiders and other small insects.
Diatomaceous Earth and Scorpions
Diatomaceous earth, or DE, is an organic scorpion killer commonly used throughout North America. Safer® Brand diatomaceous earth is an effective organic scorpion killer that is USDA approved for organic gardening and OMRI® Listed. Made from freshwater sources, our DE products are free from pesticides or carcinogenic agents.
Safer® Brand diatomaceous earth scorpion control can be used indoors or out, and it is also effective against other common pests such as roaches, silverfish and bedbugs. It kills scorpions by dehydration within 48 hours after they come in contact or digest the product.
Give yourself the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home, family and pets are protected from scorpions. Check out our full line of diatomaceous earth organic scorpion killing powders, as well as other great products to keep your home scorpion-free.