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Sugar Land offers many sweet treats to its residents and guests. However, scorpions do not make that list. Unfortunately, they are a part of our natural wildlife. They do not have to be a part of your home life. For reliable, professional pest control in Sugar Land, All-Safe Pest & Termite can help. Learn our recommended practices for maintaining scorpion control throughout your home all year round.

a striped bark scorpion crawling on the ground

How To Identify Striped Bark Scorpions

 

There are about 18 types of scorpions in Texas. Each has different sizes, shapes, and colors with various markings. A fun fact about scorpions is that they glow under a black light. The black light determines if scorpions are in your home when they cast off a glow, but it can distort colors and markings that are useful for identification.

 

The most common type of scorpion in Sugar Land is the striped bark scorpion. With a tan/beige coloring and two dark stripes down its back, it grows to an average of two to four inches in length, unlike those big black scorpions we're used to seeing portrayed in films and television. 
 
Along with the markings on its back, a striped bark scorpion also has a triangular mark below its head. With four legs, two pincers, and a stinger for a tail, a striped bark scorpion can look intimidating unless you know better.

 

The Dangers Of A Striped Bark Scorpion's Sting

A striped bark scorpion can sting you, but the sting is akin to a bee sting. A person can still have an allergic reaction to a scorpion sting. Severe reactions are rare, but close observation for potential medical treatment is recommended after the initial sting. 
 
Texas scorpions might look intimidating, but it is not their nature to seek out humans. They prefer seeking out damp wood pieces for lying low after scouring for their preferred prey, which consists of spiders and other smaller insects.

Natural And Effective Scorpion Prevention Tips For Your Home

Removing scorpions in your Texas home naturally and effectively is quite simple. As we mentioned, a scorpion's favorite hiding place is in tiny, damp crevices or among rotted wood. We recommend following these four steps to eliminate any potential hiding spots and remove entry points for natural pest control methods for your home:

  1. Remove all water sources from your yard. Scorpions rely on water to stay hydrated, just like we do. Create areas for water to run off rather than collect, and discourage scorpions from settling in your yard.
  2. Collect leaves from your yard to remove hiding places for scorpions using a rake or a leaf blower to remove shady spots to lie under during the day.
  3. Seal up any cracks or holes in your exterior walls with caulking material. Scorpions are known for their ability to slip through the tiniest crack. A thorough job goes a long way in keeping pests out of your home.
  4. Remove vegetation from your outer walls. Striped bark scorpions are natural climbers. They're more likely to climb a tree and skirt along its branches to find a way into your home before climbing your walls.

Following these scorpion prevention tips can help keep these pests away from your home.

The Most Effective Scorpion Control For Your Home And Yard

Hiring a professional pest control company is the most effective solution for scorpion control in your home and yard. Texas may be home to numerous pests and wildlife, but All-Safe Pest & Termite provides scorpion removal and other pest control services in Sugar Land. Our eco-friendly treatments are available to residential and commercial properties at affordable rates. Contact us today for a free estimate on residential and commercial pest control services in Sugar Land.
 

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