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Old 09-03-2010, 11:27 AM
 
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Has anyone used Orkin for the control of Scorpions and was it successful?
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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You will never get rid of a scorpion problem unless you do 4 things.
1) use Cy-Kick spray under warm zones like ground based ac units/washer dryers and along entire bottom of house outside walls going up to 2 ft coverage (because they climb)
lasts 30 days. safe to humans and pets once it drys.
2) Use Delta Guard granules in flower beds and entire yard. Water in to seep into crevices. lasts 30 days. kills the little ones…
3) Go night hunting. Get a black light and Scorpion killer no. 2 can quick knock down spray. It speeds up the control process by getting the adults you can see before they mate again…
4)Seal your home from access points usually around pipes and vents or they may nest in your walls…
Nothing else will work effectively. Trust me, I live in Az. and am a professional on this.
You will never get rid of them period until these steps are done…
Treat monthly for 1st year…After that you should not have to treat as often…Usually quarterly keeps them gone for good.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I'll vouch for the Cy-Kick.


The rest of what he ssaid makes good sense.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:50 PM
 
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Interesting. After battling them most of last summer, we tried Demon WP (cypermethrin) and didn't see one again. But that was when it was starting to cool off so we are unsure how much the weather played in that.

Cy-kick is cyfluthrin, which I imagine is similar. Might just try that, seems to get rave reviews in Arizona.
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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We use ABC pest control (quarterly maintenance with as many revisits as you need), and it works great. No scorpions (or any kind of bugs) at all since we've been using them, pretty much -- and when we first moved in to our latest house, scorpions were a problem.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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Well, now I'm thoroughly depressed! I have a big fear of bugs of any kind. I freaked out the a few summers ago when I had a roach attack in my apartment. Now I hear that there are SCORPIONS in Austin??? Don't they bite??? .

Please tell me that they only come to people who have gardens and live on the ground floor. Please tell me that if I get an apartment on the second or third or whatever floor with no garden in sight, I will be fine. Please, please, please???

Tam
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Well, now I'm thoroughly depressed! I have a big fear of bugs of any kind. I freaked out the a few summers ago when I had a roach attack in my apartment. Now I hear that there are SCORPIONS in Austin??? Don't they bite??? .

Please tell me that they only come to people who have gardens and live on the ground floor. Please tell me that if I get an apartment on the second or third or whatever floor with no garden in sight, I will be fine. Please, please, please???

Tam
The local scorpions are pretty small and their bite is no worse than a bee sting.
It would depend on where you live.

When we built our new home up here by Round Rock 16 years aago, I only saw one in the house a couple months after moving in. Saw another one out on the sidewwalk a few yeears later, and that's it.

And we have sprayed very little since we've lived here (only once inside). I've put out granules about every 3 or 4 years in the yard.

However, we have fire ant mounds that pop up every now & then, so I'll sprinkle theem with Amdro - which moves 'em over to the neighbors.

No matter where you live, there's gonna be some kind of bug around.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:29 AM
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Location: Austin, Texas
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Well, now I'm thoroughly depressed! I have a big fear of bugs of any kind. I freaked out the a few summers ago when I had a roach attack in my apartment. Now I hear that there are SCORPIONS in Austin??? Don't they bite??? .

Please tell me that they only come to people who have gardens and live on the ground floor. Please tell me that if I get an apartment on the second or third or whatever floor with no garden in sight, I will be fine. Please, please, please???

Tam
Nope. I lived in a brand new apartment in Davenport Ranch on the 3rd floor and saw an occaisional scorpion.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Please tell me that they only come to people who have gardens and live on the ground floor. Please tell me that if I get an apartment on the second or third or whatever floor with no garden in sight, I will be fine. Please, please, please???

Tam
They are only in the west side of town really, where you see the rocky cliffs, etc. And even there, it's mostly where new construction has happened. Established areas have less. Inside the city center, probably won't encounter them (scorpions). But you could have roaches.

The "hill country" area of Austin is full of all kinds of natural critters across the whole spectrum -- from deer, fox, coyotes, to possums and raccoons to snakes, scorpions, and tarantulas.
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