Whether or not you’ve been stung by a scorpion before, you probably believe us when we say you don’t want these pests in your home. There is a reason many people are scared of scorpions!
In order to lower your chances of an encounter with one of these stinging arachnids, keeping them out of your home is a good place to start. Let us help you protect your home and your family from scorpions with this guide.
Scorpions in Frisco
There are about twenty scorpion species in Texas. In Frisco, the most common is the bark scorpion, sometimes called the striped bark scorpion. They are pale yellow or tan with two dark stripes on top of their abdomen.
Scorpions are easily identifiable by their long, segmented, curved tail. At the end of their tail is the stinger, which they use to inject venom into their victims. Scorpions are nocturnal, so they are most active at night.
They can grow to between two and three inches long. Scorpions are carnivores and eat mostly insects like crickets, roaches, and small beetles. They may also eat spiders. If scorpions come into your home, it's most likely to look for food.
Scorpions are a dangerous pest because their venom can be painful and dangerous for humans. In most cases, a scorpion sting will be sore for a day or two and then may feel itchy for several days.
Some people may have a more severe reaction, including swollen limbs, rashes, fever, or more. If you are stung by a scorpion, especially if it's the first time you've been stung, you should seek medical attention.
How To Prevent Being Stung
Scorpions are not especially aggressive toward humans. The vast majority of scorpion stings happen because a person did not see the scorpion and accidentally put a body part in the scorpion's space. A scorpion will sting because someone steps on them, sits on them, or reaches into an area where they are hiding.
The best way to prevent being stung is to practice being more observant and checking for scorpions around your house. Here are some areas where scorpions might be hiding:
in laundry baskets
Make sure to always check before lifting objects or sitting down. If you get up at night and walk through the house, it's a good idea to wear slippers or turn on the lights. If you have several moist areas in your home, a dehumidifier can help lower the humidity levels, which will attract fewer scorpions.
All-Safe Pest & Termite
If you are finding several scorpions in your house, it's a good idea to call All-Safe Pest & Termite for help. When scorpions invade homes in large numbers, it's probably because you have another pest problem that is attracting them.
We'll come by to inspect your house and find out what pests are attracting scorpions. We can then help you control the underlying problem and eliminate scorpions in the process, so you can rest assured that your home will be safe from these painful stinging pests.