Never feel afraid to ask Bulwark a question. Here, Thomas is having a discussion on sealing the cracks of the home as an additional safety to preventing scorpions.
So what’s the scorpion seal entail when you seal a house off?
Basically go around and they try to find every, along the J-rail, the bottom of the house that breathes, try to find all these cracks that scorpions can get into. One of the easiest things, when you look at your house when you close the door and you see sunlight coming through the door, then you know your door is not actually sealed. A lot of people see light actually under the threshold, so you can get an expanding foam yourself if you want to do it or cocking yourself. That’s part of the seal as well, when we do the seal we'll check the doors make sure everything is sealed tight on the doors, and anything and everything where there is a sixteenth of an inch that has an inlet into the house from the walls is what we try to hit, like your outlets, your vents, so, vents are a big thing. Scorpions feel that condensation on the vents because they're desert and they need the moisture to survive. They're drawn to the condensation on the vents, their AC, so they’ll walk along the vents of the attic, along the walls of house. That’s when you get them coming out and at night trying to crawl across the top of the ceiling and falling into beds and so, yeah, that’s, you don’t want to have them falling into your bed. You don’t want anybody else in your bed beside you and your wife. Definitely not a scorpion, so that’s another thing too, about your beds, is that the skirts that go around your bed, like the skirts that women love to put around their beds, they love to climb up on them. We advise not having the skirts, pretty as there, if you have scorpions around, you don’t want skirts mason jars, you put those around the base of your bed. If you are on our service we actually have something else looks nicer for you that we can put to block the scorpions from climbing up. Glue boards also help, if you get glue boards you can put them down 'cause they like to go around the corners of the wall because they are practically blind so they feel around the corners and they use their other senses to make themselves feel comfortable.
So little cracks and stuff in the house, do you actually seal it off or just treat it with a insecticide?
No, we actually seal it off. We have an expanding foam we'll put in behind those, so we'll go through all the outlets and everything else and seal off those areas. The outlets is the main area that they run along because the wires go throughout the entire house. So, they get on those wires and travel along those, and that’s where all the bugs hang out anyway since it's kind of highway system.
So you kind of think of a seal as a preventative maintenance right?
Yeah. Seal isn’t going to cure your problem it's just an additional barrier to not let them get in the house. The maintenance on the house is actually most important. So, getting the monthly service or if your doing it yourself on a regular consistent basis is the best way to keep scorpions out of your house and the foundation of your house will change so you get it done now, your seal may break in five or six years with weathering and everything else, so, its still a good barrier to have I don’t discourage, especially if your kid has an allergic reaction you don't discourage it, yeah, but the thing that’s most effective way of keeping them out and keeping them all away is the treatments that are on the outside of the house with the right products." Bulwark Exterminating provides satisfying scorpion control pest control service for scorpions.