Anyone who has had a run in with a scorpion knows how creepy they look. Scorpions are hard to confuse with other pests because of their peculiar body. Their elongated body with a segmented tail, complete with stinger at the end, is unmistakable. These arachnids will scare just about anybody. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is here to talk about what you can do to ensure they don’t infest your home this summer.
Not all scorpions are venomous. Even though they have a stinger and it will be painful if you get stung, their stings aren’t going to be life threatening. Most of the scorpions that enter into your home are not going to be venomous. However, there are bark scorpions in our area that are venomous. They are pale yellow in color and should be avoided at all costs. Some of the common symptoms you could experience after getting stung include:
– Severe Pain
– Muscle Twitches
– Trouble Breathing
– Frothing at the Mouth
Common Scorpion Behavior
In order to control scorpions, it’s important to know how they operate. Following are some of the common behaviors you should be aware of:
– Scorpions are nocturnal creatures and will hunt for prey once the sun has gone down.
– They feed off smaller insects, spiders and even other scorpions.
– Large scorpions will feed on small lizards, snakes and rodents.
– When scorpions can’t find food, they can live up to 6 months without eating.
– Scorpions will take cover during the day under rocks, debris and other dark hiding places.
– You can easily spot scorpions in the night with a UV light that makes them glow.
– They will usually only come into your house in search of water sources.
How to Keep Scorpions Away from Your House
Most people don’t want to find scorpions in their house. The best way to make sure you won’t have any of these pests lingering around your home is to eliminate standing water. They are in search of water most of the time when they enter your dwelling, so take all the measures necessary to ensure they won’t find what they are looking for. You should also clean up your property and get rid of any hiding places that scorpions may use to lay low during the day. Always store your firewood away from your house as this is a common place for scorpions to take cover. And last but not least, you should seal any entry points that scorpions can get in. Around windows doors and foundations should be sealed if there are any signs of cracking. Scorpions can squeeze through even the smallest spaces.
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Because scorpions carry a risk of injury, it is important to leave control up to the professionals. At A Five Star Termite & Pest Control, we have the experience needed to rid your home and property from scorpion infestation for good. Call us today!