Being nocturnal hunters, detection is often avoided by scorpions. These pests, however, are very common in Texas in spite of their ability to stay out of sight. In case a scorpion crawled in overnight, most Texans know to shake out their shoes before putting them on in fact. Scorpions are not insects but rather arachnids as they are closely related to ticks and spiders. With this in mind, we at A Five Star Termite and Pest Control would like to elaborate briefly on the basics of scorpions.
How to Identify a Striped Bark Scorpion
The striped bark scorpion is the most common scorpion species in Texas. On its upper abdomen this type of scorpion bears two markings resembling broad stripes and is yellowish to tan in color. Potentially faints, these stripes appear black in color. With an elongated arched tail with a stinger at the tip, scorpions have two eyes in the middle of their heads, four pairs of legs, a large pair of front pincers.
With their notorious tails, it is not the bite of the scorpion that is feared, but the sting. A large welt that will likely be quite painful and can last a few days is the result of the scorpion’s sting. Though they are not typically dangerous to adults, scorpion stings may prove painful and cause localized swelling and itching. Stinging as a form of self-defense, a Texas scorpion sting is usually only uncomfortable for humans or other larger animals. The reactions to a scorpion sting are varied by age and individual. Those that can potentially have a more severe reaction to a sting by a Texas scorpion are children and those people allergic to scorpion venom. Be sure to seek medical attention in the event you or a loved one have been stung.
Scorpion Infested House & Yard
Beneath rocks, logs, and other organic debris is where most scorpions live. During periods of extremely dry weather is the times they are most likely to infiltrate homes. Openings around doors and windows, rips in screens, cracks in foundations, and other entry points to get inside are also how scorpions enter home in Texas, like other pests.
How to Get Rid of Scorpions
One of the most difficult pests to control in North Texas, are scorpions, due to their resilience. Though there are many DIY treatments available for consumers, the scorpion’s resilience makes scorpion removal very challenging.
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