Scorpion Identification & Prevention

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Keep Texas Scorpions At Bay With Georgetown Pest Control

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Here in Texas, scorpions are just a fact of life. Running across one of these stinging arachnids in your house is bound to happen from time to time, as they can wander inside by accident.

However, if you're starting to see scorpion after scorpion inside your Georgetown house, you could have attractants you aren't aware of or even an active infestation of breeding scorpions. This is something you will need to take care of quickly if you want to avoid painful stings. Reach out to us today for pest control in Georgetown, TX.

Frequently Asked Questions About Scorpions

What are scorpions?

Scorpions are venomous predatory arachnids that hunt prey by stinging it to immobilize it and gripping it with their powerful claws. If you see a scorpion, you might think it looks like a lobster with a long tail. Watch out for that tail, though, because it packs a powerful punch of venom that can leave you in serious pain.

American scorpions are not typically aggressive towards people and will not seek out conflict with you. However, if you have a scorpion infestation in your house, accidental run-ins can happen, such as sticking your foot inside a shoe with a scorpion hiding in it or putting your hand on a scorpion while reaching into a cabinet.

Are scorpions dangerous?

Scorpions in Central Texas are not dangerous. We only have one dangerous scorpion here in the United States, and that is the Arizona bark scorpion, which is not found anywhere near our area. Even the Arizona bark scorpion is highly unlikely to kill you, though it can leave you experiencing serious and unpleasant systemic symptoms.

That said, Central Texas scorpions can still inflict painful stings. They can also put people who are allergic to insect venom in danger, so it's important to keep them out of your home, especially if someone in it has an allergy to stings.

Why do I have a scorpion problem?

Scorpions might come into your house for a number of reasons. Different kinds of scorpions might be interested in your home because you have some kind of other infestation that's attracting them. Scorpions prey on a number of common pests, such as:

  • Centipedes
  • Cockroaches
  • Crickets
  • Silverfish
  • Spiders

If you have a problem with one of these pests, it will attract predatory scorpions. Scorpions may also come into your home for shelter and water during drought or bad weather.

Where will I find scorpions?

You'll find scorpions in a lot of the same places you'll find cockroaches and other crawling pests because they will be hiding where their prey likes to hide. This means you might run into one underneath appliances, inside cabinets, and beneath the furniture. Scorpions also tend to hide out inside because they are dark and confined.

How do I get rid of scorpions?

Scorpion control can be very difficult because of how tough and clever these stinging pests are. This means the best thing you can do if you wind up with a scorpion infestation is to call the scorpion experts here at Georgetown Pest Control. We offer a battery of home pest control and commercial pest control services to help keep your home free of these predatory arachnids so that you can put your shoes on without worry!

How can I prevent scorpions in the future?

Making your home less attractive to scorpions is a lot easier than getting rid of them after they have already invaded it. The best thing you can do to make your home a more inhospitable place for scorpions is to get rid of their food. If you eliminate infestations of the things they like to eat, they won't have much reason to stay in your house.

Sealing up cracks and holes in your home's exterior is another good way to make it harder for scorpions to invade. This can be especially important during cold snaps, droughts, and heat waves when scorpions have fewer options for shelter and water.

Just remember, if you wind up with a house full of eight-legged roommates, all you have to do to evict them is call Georgetown Pest Control! We have the tools and the know-how to send these sneaky stingers scurrying.

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