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There is no denying that scorpions are intimidating pests. If you have never been stung by one of these pests, let us tell you, it is an experience we don’t recommend. The question is, how can you keep scorpions out of your Houston home? Here are some things we recommend for you to do to control these pests and the main reason they invade area properties. If you are looking for a fast solution to a current scorpion problem, jump over to our contact us page. We will answer any questions you have about professional pest control in Houston and schedule your property for a visit.

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Why Scorpions Invade Houston Properties

You might not know this but scorpions do not prefer living inside human dwellings. They like it outdoors where it is warm and dry. The main reason scorpions invade local homes is to find shelter from negative conditions. Scorpions in Texas may invade your home during a storm or if there is construction happening nearby. In our experience, we have learned that construction sites are one of the main causes of scorpion invasions. If scorpions aren’t being pushed into your home but are still found indoors, chances are they just wandered inside. This happens from time to time and is not motivated by anything beyond curiosity. The best thing you can do to prevent this is put in place some prevention strategies. We will talk about this a little later. 

How Bad Is It To Have Scorpions In My Yard?

Does seeing scorpions around your yard mean your home is at risk? Not always. Scorpions are less likely to invade if they are happy outdoors. The biggest risk of having these pests in your yard is the chance of being stung. Although scorpions will not go out of their way to sting, they will attack if they feel threatened. During the day, avoid picking up stones, moving logs, or lifting other objects where scorpions might be hiding. Ironically enough, removing these things and eliminating scorpion hiding spots is the best way to deter these pests from hanging out on your property. Our recommendation is to wear thick workers' gloves and carefully remove the objects these pests might hide under from your yard.

Easy & Effective Scorpion Control Tips 

In order to deter different types of scorpions from invading your home, you should put in place some DIY prevention strategies. Here are a few easy and effective control tips our experts suggest you try today.

  • Reduce clutter around your yard.
  • Use some silicone caulk and a caulking gun to fill in holes, gaps, and cracks around your home’s exterior foundation.
  • Install door sweeps under unprotected exterior doors.
  • Make sure all of your window and door screens are in good working condition.
  • Turn off exterior lights at night or invest in insect-resistant yellow light bulbs.
  • Invest in a professional pest control plan courtesy of All-Safe Pest & Termite.

The Secret To Total Scorpion Control 

Now that you know some interesting facts about scorpions and DIY scorpion prevention, let’s talk about one guaranteed method for removing and keeping these pests out of your home. By hiring the experts at All-Safe Pest & Termite, you gain access to years of pest control experience, advanced pest control products, and a team that knows how to use them. We recommend starting with a pest inspection. This will allow us to assess the pest pressures on your property and present you with options to address invasive scorpions.

 

Call now to learn more about how to control scorpions and schedule your home for a visit. We will answer questions you have about pest control in Houston and find a plan that fits your needs.

 

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