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Scorpions are out: Keep them out of your home

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Warm weather brings out scorpions, bees and snakes.  Saturday 18 March 2017 Warm weather brings out scorpions, bees and snakes. Saturday 18 March 2017
Bee activity increases with warming spring weather.  Saturday 18 March 2017 Bee activity increases with warming spring weather. Saturday 18 March 2017
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Arizona's mini heat wave is bringing out bees, rattle snakes and scorpions.

Companies like "We Seal It" are working overtime to keep the creepy crawlers from lurking around your home.

"Cool dark places to hide and nothing is cooler than the base of your house" said David Barrera owner of We Seal It.

Where else do they like to hide?

"River rock and pavers are typical hiding places for scorpions," said Barrera.

"We did have a little scorpion in our garage that was a little scary," said Lindsey Taylor.

Lindsey Taylor’s family has had exterminators at her Mesa home to try and keep the poisonous insects away from her three children.

"I’ve shown the kids pictures on the internet so they can know what they look like so they know we don't go near those ones" said Taylor.

Besides spraying your home and yard.

Sealing up any cracks, gaps or holes outside and inside the house can help keep the scorpions out.

"The base of homes, the overhangs, windows, weep holes on doors and windows, as well as wood overhangs, rooftops" said Barrera.

Another thing you can do to find scorpions in your house is buy a black light they are fairly inexpensive and can help you spot the scorpions.

And if you find one?

"You should step on them, kill them” said Barrera.

Because where there is one there could be many more.

"They breed four times a year and typically carry 25 on their back so to get 100 scorpions is virtually nothing” said Barrera. 

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