Scorpion Identification & Prevention

Scorpions that invade your property and stay long-term are problematic and result in many health and safety issues. Only professional scorpion control ensures you remain safe from this pest.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Scorpions

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What are scorpions?

Scorpions are a member of the arachnid classification and are easy to recognize. These creatures have longer bodies, eight legs, and tails with a stinger at the end. Most scorpions find their way to our properties while searching for food, water, and shelter from the hot weather. Because all types of scorpions present a stinging risk and may cause stress with their presence on your property, removing these pests as soon as possible is important, and the best way to do that is through pest control in Austin, TX.

Are scorpions dangerous?

Scorpions can sting humans if they perceive us as a threat. These stings range in potency depending on the species of scorpion you encounter. Dangerous scorpions that may have painful, dangerous stings include the striped bark scorpion. A sting from this species often results in swelling, pain, and inflammation.

Fortunately, scorpion stings are rarely fatal. The most severe scorpion sting symptoms occur in young children, the elderly, and those who may be immunocompromised. It's important to get rid of scorpions quickly when they invade your property to avoid the potential for dangerous stings.

Why do I have a scorpion problem?

Scorpions are commonly attracted to human properties by opportunities for shelter like woodpiles, mulch, rocks, and trees, and easy access to food and excess moisture. It's important to evaluate your property for these factors and take steps to reduce them if you want to ensure scorpions don't invade your property.

Where will I find scorpions?

For the most part, scorpions prefer to live outside under rocks, in crevices, and near piles of debris, usually in solitude. However, a group of scorpions might end up inside your house if it is very hospitable to them. Scorpions will enter domains to escape harsh weather or if attracted by pest prey residing there.

How do I get rid of scorpions?

The best thing you can do to get rid of scorpions is to contact the professionals at Aries Pest Control. Our team will work with you to understand your pest control concerns and identify the source of your scorpion problems, something that helps us curate treatment plans for your property's specific needs. With our home pest control services, we can remove dangerous scorpions from your property in no time. Request a free inspection to get started.

How can I prevent scorpions in the future?

It's important to make your property less hospitable to scorpions and their pest prey if you want to ensure these pests stay far away from your property. Here are some scorpion prevention tips:

  • Fix moisture issues and leaks around your property to stop excess moisture or humid conditions from attracting scorpions.

  • Ensure outdoor areas have adequate drainage and you eliminate pools of standing water.

  • Make sure that trash cans and recycling bins have tight-fitting lids to prevent scorpion and pest prey scavenging.

  • Keep your outdoor areas clear by making sure there are no piles of organic debris, woodpiles, or overgrown grass and foliage for scorpions to hide in.

  • Install window and door screens, door sweeps, and weatherstripping around all your doors and windows to eliminate potential scorpion entry points.

  • Caulk up cracks around door and window frames to stop scorpions from slipping into interior spaces.

Contact Aries Pest Control if you need more advice on keeping scorpions out of your house or if you need immediate assistance removing an infestation of these creepy-crawly insect invaders.

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