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Frisco's Complete Guide To Effective Scorpion Control

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Scorpions are arachnids, meanings they are relatives to spiders. So, if you fear spiders, chances are you have one of the scorpions too. However, learning all about scorpions may help reduce that fear as you will better understand the species you might encounter, how dangerous they are, and how to get rid of them completely.  

The Types Of Scorpions That Invade Frisco Properties

There are about two dozen different scorpions in Texas. However, there is one species, the striped bark scorpion, the most common home invader of the scorpions in Texas.

Striped bark scorpions are yellow to tan and have two black stripes on the topside of their abdomens. Their bodies are covered in a waxy cuticle that not only helps protect them and retain moisture but glows under ultraviolet light.

The striped bark scorpion grows between 2 to 3 inches long with a segmented tail that curves upward and ends in a venom-filled stinger. Along with their stinger, they have a pair of claw-like appendages.

How Dangerous Are The Scorpions In Frisco?

Like spiders, scorpions play an essential role in their native ecosystems by keeping pest prey populations in check. This is what their stingers and claws are for, to catch and subdue prey. 

Although this is the case, different types of scorpions are still dangerous and should be avoided as they can sting people if they feel threatened. 

Because it is difficult for the average person to identify dangerous scorpions, it is best to avoid them. While none of the scorpions found in the area, including the striped bark scorpion, are likely to cause fatalities, their stings can be painful. However, scorpions can significantly affect older people, children, people with compromised immune systems, and those allergic to their venom; so if you or someone else is stung by a scorpion, it is usually best to seek medical attention.

How To Completely Get Rid Of Scorpions On Your Frisco Property 

The experts at All-Safe Pest & Termite know all about scorpions in Texas. With our knowledge of the different types of scorpions, we can help you get rid of this pest from your Frisco property completely.

Dangerous scorpions or not, we believe none are welcome in any Frisco home. Give us a call at All-Safe Pest & Termite to learn more about our services and how we can assist you with scorpions.

Natural And Effective Scorpion Prevention Tips For Frisco Properties

Keeping up with at-home prevention is essential once you receive professional scorpion removal services. Without taking the proper prevention steps, you might find yourself right back where you started with this pest. 

Scorpion prevention tips include:  

  • Keep your yard decluttered of excess foliage, fallen trees, and other debris.
  • Store firewood away from your home.
  • Seal up creaks and other entry points in your home's foundation and exterior walls.
  • Make sure doors and windows have unmanaged screens.
  • Repair any leaking pipes or faucets, use dehumidifiers in areas like basements and crawlspaces, and don't let water sit in sinks or tubs.

Scorpions consume other critters like centipedes, flies, spiders, and beetles, so you need also to address the factors that attract these pests. This should include the prevention steps listed above and removing access to food sources by cleaning up food debris, using garbage cans with tight-fitting lids, and proper food storage.

For that extra peace of mind, you can also continue ongoing pest prevention and control with All-Safe Pest & Termite.

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