The Trick To Keeping Scorpions Away From Your Houston Home


When it comes to the scorpions in Texas, you no doubt want to keep this pest away from your home. After all, invasions of scorpions can be frightening to see and always pose a risk of scorpion stings. To get rid of scorpions, you can follow specific prevention tips and reach out to Houston pest control for more help.

How To Identify A Scorpion

Fortunately, scorpions are among the more distinctive pests to encounter in your home. The scorpion is actually considered an arachnid and has a rather crablike appearance; they have pincers, four pairs of legs, and a noticeably long and segmented tail. The scorpion’s stinger is on the last segment of its tail. 

In general, scorpions range in color from light yellow and tannish to more light and dark brown colors. The most common scorpion species you are likely to encounter in Houston is the striped bark scorpion, pale yellow with two darker bands crossing its back.

The Symptoms Of A Scorpion's Sting

A scorpion’s sting can deliver a range of results, from mild reactions and pain that quickly fades away to more serious allergic and pain reactions. General mild symptoms of a scorpion’s sting include pain, tingling, and a numbing sensation, but the pain should disappear over time.

Serious symptoms of a scorpion’s sting (usually one that has triggered anaphylaxis) include:

  • Seizures

  • Blurred vision

  • Pain around the sting area

  • Numbness throughout the body

  • Excessive salivation

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Trouble swallowing

These symptoms indicate a significant problem and should be addressed by a medical professional immediately; scorpion stings can be fatal when they trigger reactions like these.

Five Easy And Effective Scorpion Prevention Tips

To prevent scorpions from entering your home, you should be learning what attracts scorpions and working to reduce and remove these factors to make your property less desirable.

  1. Eliminate standing water around your home that provides an accessible water source for scorpions.

  2. Seal up cracks and crevices around your property to stop scorpions from entering your home or hiding in the cracks during the day. Focus on crevices both around your property and the foundation of your home.

  3. Make sure your yard is clear of brush, debris, overgrown grass, and out-of-control foliage, as this will help to eliminate scorpion hiding spots.

  4. Address pest prey issues around your home, such as infestations of crickets or cockroaches; scorpions will go to these as a steady food source. Our experts at H-Town Home Services can help you with this.

  5. Declutter your home often and use caution when clearing out cabinets, closets, and dark, secluded areas, as these are typically preferred scorpion hiding locations.

All of these prevention tips can help keep scorpions out of your home, but if you need assistance in eliminating active scorpion infestations, you should reach out to scorpion control experts at H-Town Home Services at the first sign of an issue.

Contact The Pros For Total Scorpion Control

The best way to kill scorpions and protect your home from invasions of all different kinds of scorpions found in Houston is to reach out to professionals. Only our expert pest control technicians at H-Town Home Services can assist you in checking your home for scorpion invasions and eliminating widespread infestations of this pest.

So, avoid the risk of being stung and contact H-Town Home Services for scorpion removal and protection around your home today.

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