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What You Need To Know About Scorpions

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Scorpions can be some of the most dangerous pests around your property. Green Pest Guys have the resources and solutions you need for pest control in Dallas-McKinney, TX.

Frequently Asked Questions About Scorpions

What are scorpions?

Scorpions are predatory arachnids known for their threatening pincers and tails that can deliver serious stings. There are several types of scorpions around North America today, with the striped bark scorpion being the most common in Texas.

The striped bark scorpion can grow to three inches in length, has a sandy to yellow color with two brown stripes running down its back, and has a long tail with a large stinger at the end. This scorpion species is a hunter with two claws used to hold prey or pinch with, and they have two eyes on top of their head and eight legs. Striped bark scorpions blend in with their environment, making them difficult to see until it’s too late.

Are scorpions dangerous?

Though all different types of scorpions are frightening to encounter, not all of them are incredibly dangerous. Scorpions have varying levels of venom, and only a few species will deliver stings that result in health risks, such as the striped bark scorpion. However, all scorpion species may trigger allergic reactions with their stings and create serious stress as they hide around your property.

Why do I have a scorpion problem?

Scorpion problems occur when these pests have easy access to food, hiding spots, and drinks on your property. Lots of pest prey problems, excess moisture, and crevices or cracks around the exterior and interior of structures may precipitate an infestation of these pests. Reducing or removing access to these items can help prevent scorpion issues.

Where will I find scorpions?

Around the exterior of your property, scorpions will hide in piles of rocks, wood, leaves, or mulch. They may also be in lawn decorations, cracks or crevices, or on vertical surfaces like walls and trees.

Once they invade your property, scorpions can be found in the backs of cabinets, hiding in closest, around basements, or in garages and attics.

How do I get rid of scorpions?

Scorpions have a long life cycle, living between 3 and 8 years and possibly up to 25 years. If you want to get rid of scorpions, you need to invest in scorpion control that addresses all ages of scorpions around your property – Green Pest Guys can help with this. Our service technicians will work with you to develop treatment plans to remove your scorpion issues, no matter the scale or species. Contact us today to get started and learn more about our home pest control and commercial pest control services.

How can I prevent scorpions in the future?

Prevent scorpions in the future by following our expert tips below to make your property less hospitable to these pests.

  • Seal gaps or cracks around windows, doors, and your property’s foundation to keep scorpions from slipping inside.
  • Use window and door screens and weatherstripping to keep all scorpions outside.
  • Address pest prey issues that may attract scorpions to your property with the help of Green Pest Guys.
  • Fix moisture issues that result in excess pools of water either inside or outside your property, as moist conditions can attract scorpions.
  • Clear away outdoor areas of long grass, piles of debris, and lots of crevices or rocks to hide in order to reduce scorpion harborage areas.

If you need more information about scorpion control and prevention, or if you want assistance removing infestations of these pests from your property, learn all about scorpions by reaching out to Green Pest Guys today.

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