Scorpion threat in Phoenix and surrounding areas is real. If you are renting an apartment, you don't have to worry too much because the property management does a good job of pest control. Just make sure your apartment unit is not too close to shrubs or plants that are too close to ground. If you are renting a house, please make sure the front and back yard does not too many shrubs or plants which are scorpion friendly. Home owners typically don't provide the pest control by default. So you might have to sign up for pest control service. The service can range from $75 - $300 per month depending on the service provider and frequency of service.