PHOENIX (KSAZ) - The wild weather lately has caused scorpions coming out early and they'll be looking for food and water.
Experts say you need to be concerned when night time temperatures fall above 70 degrees.
"Whenever we start seeing temperatures start to rise, then obviously we start to see the chance you'll see more scorpions," said Curtis Whalen.
Curtis Whalen of Blue Sky Pest Control in Gilbert says the best thing homeowners can do to prevent a scorpion problem make your yard less inviting.
"Get rid of clutter, anything that is stored on the ground, whether it's buckets or wood piles, store it on the shelf, or get it away from the home," said Whalen.
He says to also get rid of loose stones, rocks, and bark. He also suggests making it difficult for scorpions to get inside your home.
"Make sure your weather stripping around your windows doesn't need repair, if they do, get them replaced, and make sure it's really tight fitting," said Whalen.
He says homeowners should also reduce a scorpions food source.
"The fewer crickets, the less inviting it is for scorpions," he said.
Local pest control companies can also spray your yard before the scorpions invade.