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Scorpion Control

Using Residual Insecticides and Residual Dust In Scorpion Control

After removing any outdoor scorpion hiding areas, like rocks, piles of rocks that are not necessary, use an encapsulated insecticide like LambdaStar Ultracap 9.7 or a wettable powder formulation like Cyper WSP. Spray a band around the structure (about 3-10 feet) and spray into potential harborage areas for scorpions. You may also use a dust like D-Fense or Drione Dust in attic areas, if you believe they may be present in the attic. You can use the UV tracker light to light up the presence of scorpions. It is best to use amber glasses when using the UV tracker light.

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  1. Demand CS

    Starting at: $47.08

    Demand CS, by Syngenta is a general multi-purpose insecticide. Demand CS is a pyrethroid insecticide in a microencapsulated water-based formulation. This microencapsulation not only gives you a longer residual, but there is no stain. Demand CS can be applied at low concentrations, so you have less pesticide exposure. Demand CS contains Lambda-Cyhalothrin 9.7 as an active ingredient. We recommend looking at LambdaStar UltraCap 9.7 or Cyzmic CS if you like this product. These two products use the same active ingredient and are just as effective but at a much lower cost.

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  2. Cyzmic CS Insecticide

    Starting at: $28.90

    Cyzmic CS(Compare to Demand CS ) micro encapsulated insecticide combines the extended control of a microencapsulated formulation with a powerful knock-down effect providing long lasting control. Cyzmic CS is a controlled release insecticide with little to no odor. Cyzmic CS has reduced applicator exposure.

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  3. Cy-Kick CS

    Starting at: $47.50

    Cy-Kick CS liquid concentrate insecticide: Cy-Kick (Cy Kick, Cykick) provides 60-90 days residual, controlling a broad spectrum of insects indoors and outdoors. Cy Kick CS is known for its Cool Cap microencapsulation technology, which increases the number of microcapsules while decreasing their size, providing superior surface coverage. Cy-Kick CS leaves no visual residue.
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  4. 16 oz

    Starting at: $56.61

    Onslaught FastCap Spider and Scorpion Insecticide is a fast acting microencapsulated formulation for the control of spiders and scorpions as well as a broad spectrum of other insects. This unique formulation contains Exponent synergist that enhances two other active ingredients : Esfenvalerate, and Prallethrin. Onslaught FastCap Spider and Scorpion Insecticide may be used inside or outside and has a label for food and nonfood areas in commercial structures.

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  5. Spectre 2 SC

    Spectre 2 SC, with Chlorfenpyr 21.45%, may be compared to the popular non-repellent Phantom Insecticide, but more economical. As a non-repellent insecticide, Spectre 2 SC is not detectable to the insects (so the insects do not avoid it). It is a very low odor (almost odorless) and a long-lasting residual insecticide. It will kill many types of ants (see label), bed bugs, grain beetles, boxelder bugs, house crickets, roaches, spiders, scorpions and more. As these pest come in contact with it, they share it with other insects, spreading it to those that have not come in contact with it.

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  6. Demon  WP - Envelopes

    Starting at: $12.00

    Demon WP Insecticide kills large roaches, spiders, crickets and more. Demon WP Insecticide has been a number one seller for many years due to it's convenience of use. Simply drop the packets in the envelope in water (they dissolve). Demon WP Insecticide contains cypermethrin 40% and works well for a variety of insects, lasting up to 3 months. Learn More
  7. Defense SC -PT and Gallon

    Starting at: $33.95

    D-FENSE (Defense) SC (Compare to Suspend SC) is a concentrated suspension of pure microcrystals of the active ingredient Deltamethrin. Learn More
  8. General Pest Control Kit

    General Pest Control Kit-This kit contains everything you need for pest control around your house at a discounted price.


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  9. Cyper WSP-Envelopes and Pail

    Starting at: $10.75

    Now Cyper WP comes in water-soluble packets for mixing convenience. Cyper WSP compares to the popular Demon WP envelopes, with the same active ingredient, 40.0% Cypermethrin.

    Cyper WSP achieves a quick knockdown and long-lasting control of 30 nuisance pest.

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  10. Lambdastar UltraCap 9.7-16 oz

    Starting at: $49.90

    LambdaStar UltraCap 9.7 is a micro-encapsulated lambda-cyhalothrin formulation that is easy to measure and mix. It has a long residual protection with excellent results. Compared to Demand CS, also a lambda-cyhalothrin 9.7% formulation, LamdaStar UltraCap has a higher mortality rate after 12 weeks of testing.  

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About Scorpions

Scorpions are arthropods classified as arachnids. They prefer dark spaces during the day, and come out to feed at night. There are 90 species of scorpions in North America and 1500 species of scorpions worldwide. Only 2 of the species in the United States, both found in the Southwest region, have been deemed dangerous to people. Children and the elderly can be affected more severely than typical healthy adults so it is wise to keep scorpions out of places where people dwell.

For most healthy adults, a scorpion sting feels like a bee or wasp sting with pain lasting for about 30 minutes. Scorpions are easily distinguished by their crablike appearance, pair of pincers, four pairs of legs, and long, segmented tail ending with an enlarged segment bearing a stinger. They can be yellow, blue, reddish-brown, or black in color. Although they have two eyes in the center of the head and usually two to five more along the margin on each side, they don't see well and depend on touch. Scorpions that hide under stones and other objects during the day tend to carry their stinger to one side, whereas burrowing scorpions hold their stinger up over their backs. They have an average lifespan of 3-5 years but some species can live up to 20 years.

For more information on Scorpion Types, Habits, and Inspection, click on Scorpions