Tips on how to pest proof your home ahead of scorpion season

PHOENIX - There's a spot in your home you may not be aware of that is a welcome mat for bugs and scorpions. 

Chad Little, of Urban Desert Pest Control, said it's important to check your j-trim and weep holes if you live in a stucco home.  

"The scorpions and bugs can crawl right inside the wall and get right inside," Little said.  

Most trims have a small gap. The trim is what allows stucco walls to breathe when moisture gets inside. 

Though that's normal and up to building code, an opening even as thin as a credit card, allows for scorpions to get inside.  

"It is something that will eventually turn into a problem," Little said. 

Treatment doesn't take long. The cost depends on the linear footage of your home, but averages between $1,000 and $1,500.  

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