Scorpion Savvy

Mar 28, 2015 | Uncategorized

As Texas citizens, we find enjoyment in the many successes our state has to offer. Texas is an excellent producer of wind energy, we can find the best tasting comfort food on any corner and our state fairs our second to none. One frill that is not as amusing is our scourge of scorpions. Scorpions prefer the dry habitats that occur throughout Texas. When they interact with humans they become a nuisance because they will sting when disturbed. While not usually fatal, its sting has been known to cause death in the very young, old and infirmed. Even if it doesn’t kill you; a scorpion sting can still be very painful and much worse than a bee sting.

Striped Bark Scorpion

The striped bark scorpion is the most common scorpion in Texas and they also happen to be the most venomous scorpion found in the United States. Adults measure about two and a half inches long. Striped bark scorpions are yellowish tan and have a dark triangular shape on their heads. Scorpions are nocturnal, hiding during the day and becoming active at night. The thought of a creeper scorpion taking a tour of your home at night is not a comforting one. As scorpions have a hard exoskeleton, they are more difficult to eliminate than your typical pest. Bio-Tech Pest Control uses a combination of effective treatments to rid scorpions from your home or business.

Scorpion Habitats

Scorpions are found in many different habitats, including pine forests, grasslands, Desert Mountains, sand dunes and desert flats. The striped back scorpion can be found indoors and outdoors. They are often found hiding during the day under floor boards, rocks or dead vegetation and in attics. Scorpions move into yards to feed on insects attracted to the lights and moisture associated with homes and businesses. As they are nighttime feeders, they can often be found around irrigated areas, pools, bathtubs and sinks once it gets dark. It is also common for this scorpion to climb walls and trees.

Scorpion Stings

While the sight of a scorpion can leave you feeling frightened, it is the sting of a scorpion that should be your immediate concern. A scorpion sting is extremely painful, and depending on the species can even be deadly. Severity of the sting is dependent upon the individual scorpion and the person’s reaction to the venom. A scorpion’s presence around young children is especially dangerous. Scorpions with even low poison levels can produce fatal reactions in a small child.
Scorpions are difficult to control alone. Bio-tech Pest Control has the experience and knowledge on how to keep your home scorpion free and keep your children safe from the scorpion’s poisonous toxins. Call us today for a consultation regarding any pest!

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